Food Security & Livelihoods Positions

To improve child well-being, World Vision’s strategy is aimed at saving lives and protecting livelihoods by ensuring food security and building foundational livelihood assets. This strategy combines quick wins for short-term impact with systemic change for long-term sustainability.

Food assistance saves lives through addressing the most dire and immediate forms of food insecurity. It also can make a significant contribution to helping poor households and communities to develop and enhance livelihoods, improve health and education and become self-reliant.

World Vision is committed to helping parents provide for their children by improving the productivity, sustainability and resilience of small farms to create a hunger-free world.

 

Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development

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Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development (LVCD)

NOTE: ONLY CAMBODIAN NATIONALS MAY APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

World Vision International is an international Christian Humanitarian Organization working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation and seek justice. We are global community with a purpose – to bring about positive change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. People are inspired to work for us because they want to contribute to making a difference. We are part of an international team, using our talent, determination and influence to invest in a better tomorrow.

Are you ready to be a change maker?

Our Cambodia Office is seeking for One (01) candidateto fill in the position below:

I. THE PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

To provide technical guidance and support in the rollout of local value chain development that provides overall support and facilitation to Agriculture Cooperative (AC)/Producer Groups (PG), small entrepreneurs. With a special focus on covering the families with the most vulnerable children. Support the target beneficiaries to increase their incomes by assisting AC/PG/small entrepreneurs and producers to meet the buyer’s requirements and gain access to more lucrative and sustainable markets. Key duties will include; working with producers to understand the opportunities for local production and marketing, conducting participatory value chain analysis, identifying key market players, opportunities and constraints, formulating innovative market hypothetical’s, generating real market orders, and coaching/mentoring producers in AC/PG.

Position: Market Facilitator for Local Value Chain Development (LVCD)

Location: Preah Vihear Province

Salary: 749 US$- 937 US$

  1. MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and produce reports of situational analysis and local value chain assessment to identify the constraints and opportunities for the products promoted through LVCD and those products, which are in demand in the markets.

  • Work on the formation and capacity building of AC/PG/Saving to improve AC/PG/Saving governance and productivity of producers.

  • Coordinate market linkages to assist the producer’s to access better markets.

  • Undertake monitoring and evaluation process that contributes to the implementation of project M&E plan.

  1. REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor degreein Business Administration, Marketing, Economics, Commerce, or related field/s will be highly valued, Graduate in Agriculture Science is a plus

  • Technical knowledge and skills in value chain development, business & market development, and private sector development, project management such as budget management, planning, managing own workload, monitoring, and evaluation

  • At least 3 years’ experiences in the value chain development, business facilitation, private sector development, business development or market linkages/facilitation

  • Demonstrated good teamwork, facilitation, and collaboration skills

  • Experience working with and developing AC/producer group, buyers, private sectors, farmers, developing and coordinating with networks

  • Good written and oral communication in English and MS Words, Excel, and internet

  • Experience in using M&E data collection tools and data entry

  • Experience in coordinating and delivering training and workshops for groups and communities (including coaching and mentoring).

Selected candidates are required to produce Local Police Clearance Certificate prior to date of joining in the organization.

GO GREEN! SAVE THE TREES!

All applications should be sent in soft copy (word document or PDF)

World Vision Cambodia is committed to the principles of workplace diversity. Qualified womenand disabled people are encouraged to apply. Only short listed candidates will be notified. Applications and CVs will not be returned.

WVI is committed to the protection of children. We do not employ staff whose background is not aligned to our child protection practices. Hence employment is conditional upon successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

Program Coordinator - Household Economic Strengthening (HES)

You will be required to produce a current (within 3 months) Original Police Clearance Certificate or waiting receipt during interview in case you are shortlisted

Job Title : Project Coordinator – Household Economic Strengthening (HES)

Reporting to : Technical Lead – OVC Service Delivery

Work Location : Nairobi/Kiambu

Purpose of position

To provide household economic strengthening technical expertise to the Tumikia Mtoto Project ensuring effective field level coordination for timely and quality implementation of interventions aimed at ensuring that OVC and DREAMS House Holds in Nairobi and Kiambu Counties are resilient.

Major Responsibilities

Project Coordination, implementation and technical guidance 55%

  • Work with Local Implementing Partners (LIPs) to provide effective field level coordination and technical support in designing, planning and implementation of the House hold Economic Strengthening (HES) project objectives in a timely and cost-effective manner.

  • Work with LIPs and county teams to enhance access to income, assets and health insurance for OVC, AGYW and their households

  • Coordinate with LIP HES staff and County teams to conduct household vulnerability assessments and develop and implement accurate household case management plans informed by their individual vulnerability status

  • Coordinate the implementation of graduation, exit, and transition approaches and strategies for successful graduation of OVC households

  • Design evidence-based household economic strengthening approaches to empower OVC, AGYW and their households

  • Work with LIPs and county agriculture, youth and trade departments to promote contextualized agricultural production, youth employability programmes and technologies for food security nutrition enhancement and increased individual and household incomes

  • Partner with LIPs and beneficiary HHs & agriculture departments to select and scale-up promising value chain partnership approaches.

  • Coordinate the LIPs and key government departments to register economic empowerment beneficiaries

  • Link AGYW to social asset building programmes to enhance their access to income generation, employment, business mentorship and resilience

  • Coordinate training of County Government and LIPs on integrated case management approach and technically support its roll-out

  • Support LIPs on integration of climate smart production and household economic strengthening interventions as per case plans

  • Design and coordinate roll out of age-appropriate (9 - to 14 -year olds, 15- to 17 year olds and 18+(YW) year olds) economic empowerment trainings and socio-economic approaches for caregivers

  • Coordinate capacity building of OVC households on village savings and loaning and other HES interventions

  • Establish market linkages, pricing information and coordination platforms for OVC, AGYW and their households

Project Monitoring, Evaluation & Reporting 25%

  • Work with the MEL unit to develop M&E system relating to the M&E plan ensure outcomes are tracked and reported.

  • Ensure timely preparation of periodic reports and project documents in line with the donor and world vision standards

  • Work with the LIPs and key government departments to conduct regular progress monitoring of the beneficiary households.

  • Support LIPs to prepare timely and quality reports as per donor and WVK standards

  • Coordinate periodic monitoring visits and meetings with LIPs to review project performance and utilization of project data to prioritize areas for action and improvements

  • Coordinate and participate in monthly, quarterly and annual program reviews with LIPs and local stakeholders

  • Ensure that project strategies are informed by evidence and best practices for meeting the needs of OVC households

  • Support documentation of best practices and successful approaches in relation to economic stability of households to care for and protect OVC

  • Partner with community level LIPs, village, sub-county and AACs to monitor and enhance accountability among beneficiaries

Advocacy, Networking & partnerships 15%

  • Formalize partnerships with the key government departments through MoUs to promote collaboration and close working relationships

  • Mobilize communities and local stakeholders to advocate, engage and mobilize increased allocation and investment into OVC households’ resilience building

  • Work with respective County Governments to leverage existing private partners to provide agriculture-based financial services

  • Facilitate linkages for the uptake of green business or jobs for AGYW and youth (organic agriculture, renewable energies, recycling businesses, such as solid waste management, eco-tourism).

  • Represent the project in county and sub county technical working groups, advocacy working groups, key national and county forums and events.

Other 5%

  • Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisor or designee from time to time

  • Attend and lead daily devotions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture/Agricultural Economics/Agribusiness/Agricultural Extension or a similar field from a recognized university

  • A postgraduate training in project management, monitoring & evaluation, statistics, Economics or related field will be an added advantage.

  • Minimum 6 years of experience Four (4) years of which must be in USAID OVC Household Economic Strengthening programming

  • Proven experience in local value chain development, climate smart agriculture and household economic development

  • Must have a good understanding of USAID OVC and DREAMS programming, policies and guidelines

  • Good understanding and experience of household case management and graduation approaches

  • Experience in coordinating multi-agency programs and consortium/network development

  • Highly flexible and organized, able to coordinate government and private sector players for effective support and implementation of program interventions

  • He /she must have ample experience in capacity building, training and coordination

  • Experience in working with partnerships, including county governments, civil society, donors and local community’s structures;

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication and presentation skills;

  • Excellent computer skills

  • Team player.

Senior Advisor, External Engagement & Programming-Livelihoods

*Position location to be determined by home country of successful candidate in a jurisdiction (US state or country), where WVI is registered to operate. Preferred locations: Europe or Africa.

*Please submit your CV in English.

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION:

The position is to join an established team of development professionals of the Livelihoods sector. The position oversees World Vision’s livelihoods savings groups and environmental stewardship programming to ensure that it reflects the organizational distinctive of Christ-cantered, community empowering and child focused in its standards and practices and the highest technical standards are met in its programming. It also builds WV’s reputation in these areas, creates partnerships and innovative approaches, strengthens, and mobilizes WV’s sector communities of practice to execute excellence in programming that demonstrates evidence of impact. In collaboration with the Advocacy and External

Engagement (AEE) Working Group and Support Offices (SOs), this position will ensure subject matter experts in key forums represent WV and participates in selected networks, associations, and boards as appropriate. It will also actively position WV as a NGO of choice with the 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda platform, potential and key partners, businesses, donors and other stakeholders and work with and support World Vision’s global ministries and Global Capitals (Brussels, New York and Geneva).

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Set Strategic Priorities (30%):

  • Working closely with the Global Sector Lead; Quality and Innovation Senior Advisor and Evidence & Learning Advisor:

  • Maintain an oversight of (and coordinate with Advocacy & External Engagement (A&EE), Support Offices (SOs) & Global Capitals where needed) WV’s sectoral external engagement activities.

  • Strengthen and expand strategic partnerships (with particular focus on the SDGs) at global level including multi-stakeholder partnerships, UN partnerships, multinational corporates and faith actors.

  • Benchmark capabilities and deliverables, process and systems in livelihoods programme against market leaders, and build towards best of class.

  • Provide management support and advice for global policy agenda / any campaign as per the Partnership strategy.

  • Provide strategic leadership for the partnership’s adoption of WV’s Environmental Stewardship Management Policy, including development of implementation guidance and a clear plan of action, targets and expectations to address environmental stewardship in programmes, operations and external engagement.

  • Provide strategic leadership on Savings for Transformation (S4T) groups. This include support for the roll out and the scale up of finance for transformation savings groups’ linkages in collaboration with VisionFund (VF) and engagement with Disaster Management (DMT) on matters of economic and financial inclusion and leveraging of cash and voucher programming. In addition, the role entails working closely with the Child Protection (CP)/other sectors and the Campaigns team to pilot CP Embedded Education Modules and develop other complementary modules.

External Engagement (30%):

Leveraging expertise across the livelihoods global sector team and working closely with the Global Sector Lead to:

  • Build World Vision’s influence, advocacy, partnerships and reputation externally with selected networks, associations, and boards as appropriate, to ensure WV is at the forefront of the global sector debate.

  • Collaborate with Faith and Development actors externally as we seek to integrate faith into all our programming to address spirituals of causes of child well-being.

  • Represent and facilitate World Vision’s representation and participation in high level international meetings, forums and conferences as required to actively position WV as a NGO of choice with global 2030 Agenda platforms, and with potential and key partners, businesses, donors and stakeholders, businesses.

  • Provide leadership for WV's global sector external engagement in coordination with the Advocacy & External Engagement, Cross Sectors, Support Offices (SOs) and It Takes the World to End Violence Campaigns teams.

  • Enhance WV’s external reputation as a leading contributor in sector programming and practice strengthening through networking, partnering, advocacy, world-class publication, and other approaches.

  • Ensure that external engagement tools and processes (as developed by A&EE) are integrated into sector practice.

  • Support Partnership Strategy strategic imperative on partnering and collaboration.

Build Capacities (15%):

  • With WVI’s Advocacy/External Engagement Unit, build capacity of livelihoods experts to represent the sector externally and ensure external representations by subject matter experts reflect WV’s integrated understanding of development and child well-being.

  • In collaboration with the Knowledge Management and Capabilities Advisor, build capability of WV’s S4T Community of Practice (and support the E-Learning Academy where needed) and promote a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

  • Builds partnership capabilities to roll out the Environmental Stewardship Management Policy in collaboration with the Global Field Operations (GFO).

Provide Global Stewardship (10%):

  • Support the global resource development strategy-providing sector expertize and actively positioning WV as a NGO of choice with key donors and stakeholders.

  • Bring to bear evidence of World Vision’s contribution to CWB in specific sectors in external relations for advocacy, donor relations and building WV’s reputation.

  • Identify and support the development and external profiling of key reports and publications developed by offices across the Partnership.

Ensure Accountability (5%):

  • In collaboration with the Evidence and Learning Advisor and Technical Support Organization (TSO), ensure appropriate use of evidence of results from WV’s work with relevant external stakeholders.

  • Maintain a global view of S4T and Environment programing portfolio across the partnership and determine the technical capacity needs of the partnership to identify opportunities for further impact.

Promote WV Way (10%):

  • Serve as relationship manager and cultivate specific partnerships with all multi-lateral agencies and works closely with WV AJC/EE (especially global capitals) team to realize WV’s sector strategy.

  • Provide management support and advice for global policy agenda / any advocacy campaign as per the Partnership strategy.

  • Oversees and coordinates closely with Support Offices’ sector team engagement and partners.

  • In collaboration with the Quality and Innovation Advisor, ensures that S4T project models and Environmental Stewardship Management Policy are integrated and have a ministry focus that is Christian, community-based and child-focused.

  • Ensure that WV’s distinctive are clearly integrated in sector approaches and programming.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • 10 years’ work experience with an International Development Organisation, Corporation or Government in the field of external relations, communications and policy influencing or livelihoods programming, including evidence based best practices, financial inclusion and or environmental management.

  • Experience of working in partnership with International Development Organisations through networks, coalitions and partnerships on policy themes related to sector (ultra-poor graduation, savings groups, environment, local value chain development, climate change, food systems, child sensitive social protection etc).

  • Excellent facilitation, communications (both written and verbal), negotiation, and collaboration skills are required for this position.

  • Master’s degree in the sector related expertise area or International/Economic Development.

  • In-depth knowledge / expertise in sector programming including evidence based best practices.

  • Effective in written and verbal communication in English (a plus if knowledgeable in French or Spanish).

Preferred:

  • Knowledge of livelihoods / economic development issues in developing countries

  • A proficient and confident public speaker.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in working effectively across the global organization to advance priorities and achieve change in situations without direct authority, in which influence, relationships, and technical quality is required to succeed.

  • Strong experience in developing strategy and policy in WV or in another International NGO.

  • Strong experience and proven skills in external engagement and livelihoods programming that contributes to change in policy and practice and builds WV’s reputation as a leader in the industry.

  • Strong experience in working with grant funded programmes by bilateral and multilateral donors.

  • Experience of humanitarian and fragile contexts.

  • Experience in working with faith actors and on faith related issues.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time.