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.

 

Spécialiste des Groupes d'Epargne et de Crédit

Avis de vacance de Poste

Intitulé du Poste : Spécialiste des groupes d’Epargne et de Crédit

Type de recrutement : Local (Interne & Externe)

Lieu d’Affectation : Lubumbashi

Date de dépôt des candidatures : 07 avril 2020

  1. Bute du poste

    Basé à Lubumbashi, sous la supervision du Deputy Chief of Party, le titulaire du poste sera responsable de la planification, de la mise en œuvre, du suivi et de l'évaluation de la composante « Renforcement économique » du projet REALISE. Il/elle travaillera avec les autorités administratives et éducatives, les organisations de la société civile et les communautés locales pour s'assurer que les groupes VSLA sont organisés, formés et économiquement autonomes pour renforcer leur résilience et leur capacité à soutenir l'éducation de leurs enfants, en particulier les filles

  2. Responsabilités Générales

  3. Promouvoir la création de groupes d'épargne et de crédit (S & L) dans la zone d'intervention du projet

  4. Contextualiser le modèle des groupes S & L de World Vision au projet GEC-T et développer le(s) manuel(s) et les outils adaptés pour la formation des acteurs, la mise en œuvre et le suivi des groupes S & L

  5. Assurer le développement du modèle des groupes d'épargne et de crédit (S & L Groups) dans les communautés du projet REALISE des zones WV et SCI comme moyen de contribuer au bien-être des enfants marginalisés, en particulier pour la scolarisation des filles

  6. Assurer la formation et le renforcement des capacités des facilitateurs du développement pour leur permettre de suivre la formation des agents locaux et des membres des groupes S & L sur les principes généraux de fonctionnement comme moyen de garantir la résilience à moyen et long terme des communautés et des parents d'élèves en faveur de la scolarisation des filles

  7. Travailler en étroite collaboration avec les animateurs de la communauté pour planifier et organiser des sessions de formation pour les membres du groupe S & L ;

  8. S'assurer que les membres du groupe S & L connaissent (rôles, responsabilités, droits et devoirs) et respectent les normes et principes ;

  9. Initier et assurer, en collaboration avec les facilitateurs communautaires, la formation des membres de V & L au concept et à la pratique des activités génératrices de revenus (AGR) et à la capacité d'identifier et d'exploiter la distribution pour leurs AGR (accès au marché, chaîne de valeur, etc.)

  10. Produire des rapports réguliers et des mises à jour sur l'avancement des activités du projet par rapport au plan d'action et fournir des informations, les résultats obtenus et des photos pour des rapports de qualité.

  1. Qualification / Education et ou Expériences

  • être titulaire d'un diplôme universitaire en gestion financière, en sciences de l'éducation, en développement, en sociologie ou dans d'autres sciences connexes

  • Avoir au moins trois (03) ans d'expérience dans des Institutions de Microfinance ou dans la gestion de groupes d'épargne et de crédit ainsi que dans la gestion et la supervision d'activités génératrices de revenus et/ou le suivi financier d'activités communautaires

  • Expérience dans la mobilisation communautaire

  • Maitrise de l’outil informatique particulièrement des logiciels du package Windows (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  1. Langues

  • Excellentes connaissances du Français en communication (orale et écrite),

  • Une connaissance pratique de l'anglais.

Attitudes et comportement

World Vision est une ONG dont le travail est centres sur les enfants. Ainsi World Vision se réserve le droit d’éliminer tout candidat qui aurait un antécédent relatif à l’abus sur un enfant ou des comportements contraires a la protection des enfants ; ce, même après la proclamation des résultats du test.

Les candidats doivent en outre être disposés pour :

  • Un engagement chrétien par le style de vie, les paroles, les pensées et le témoignage ;

  • Un engagement démontré à la vision, à la mission et aux valeurs fondamentales ;

  • Une habileté a travaillé dans un environnement multiculturel et engagé à créer de bonnes relations avec différents groupes

NB : Les candidatures féminines sont fortement encouragées.

Food Security & Livelihood Manager - OFDA, Mozambique

*Position is contingent to funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Food Security & Livelihood (FSL) Manager will be in charge of the overall implementation of the livelihoods activities undertaken by all OFDA partners in this consortium under the World Vision Southern Africa Floods & Cyclone Emergency Response (SAFCER). The incumbent will offer technical expertise for the consortium ensuring that the proposed livelihoods activities are implemented according to high standards that meet the objectives of the project. The FSL Manager is responsible for overseeing, at all stages, the FSL activities of the OFDA Consortium Project. This World Vision Mozambique (WV MOZ) position will report to the WV OFDA Project Manager with matrix reporting to the SAFCER FSL Sector Lead.

He/She will be responsible for managing the FSL component of the OFDA Consortium, and will thus be working alongside the other FSL partners in the consortium. S/he is also accountable for accomplishing the FSL program objectives and outcomes. The OFDA FSL Manager ensures the overall success of the project by making sure the consortium FSL partners complete the defined activities while adhering to agreed humanitarian, accountability and SPHERE standards and contractual obligations; and that the project is completed on time, within budget and with acceptable quality. The FSL Manager will be responsible to coordinate the consortium members to FSL coordination and Technical meetings for consistency, improvement and the capacity building of the partners’ staff to respond to emergency situations. The position holder ensures representing WV in cluster and working groups and with relevant Ministries/stakeholders.

S/He will be responsible for:

  • Providing strategic leadership and oversight to the FSL response for the OFDA project.

  • Ensuring appropriate collaboration between OFDA FSL partners.

  • Ensuring an inclusive approach, and an approach which integrates with FSL activities.

  • Coordination with other FSL stakeholders.

  • Ensuring that effective partnership and collaboration are maintained for FSL advocacy, technical cooperation, coordination, information sharing and knowledge networking.

  • Technical quality of each partners FSL portfolio, coordinating partner resources to ensure that the program meets its targets and deliverables on time, within budget, and at a high level of quality.

  • Ensuring accountability for the agreed FSL outcomes and overall FSL objectives.

  • Ensuring close cooperation with consortium management to ensure that FSL sector achieves required level of integration within the complex program.

  • Providing technical leadership and advice in the assessment, design and implementation of water supply, sanitation and hygiene promotion activities in the OFDA Project.

  • Build capacity of project and consortium partner staff.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

FSL Leadership:

  • Provide leadership to the all OFDA FSL partners in fulfilling of the project FSL objectives.

  • Provide guidance and create conditions necessary for the effective execution of FSL component of the project by the staff team, partners as well as the community.

  • Responsible for overseeing, at all stages, the FSL activities of the OFDA Consortium Project.

FSL Implementation, Monitoring, Accountability and Reporting:

  • In charge of the overall implementation of the livelihoods activities undertaken by all OFDA partners in this consortium.

  • Offer technical expertise for the consortium ensuring that the proposed livelihoods activities are implemented according to high standards that meet the objectives of the project.

  • Provide technical supervision to field FSL staff including coaching, sharing resources and materials, revision of reports, analyzing lessons, etc.

  • Conduct field spot checks on bi-monthly basis to monitor progress of projects and discuss challenges with field teams.

  • Develop project measurement tools in collaboration with MEAL team.

  • Intervene, when necessary, at procurement level, to facilitate/find solutions to material purchase difficulties or delays that are affecting the program quality implementation.

  • Ensure that accountability mechanisms are in place for community and stakeholders feedback on sector are reviewed with communities based on the concept of Community Based monitoring and evaluation.

Staff Management & Capacity Building:

  • Revise FSLs related JDs when needed and participate in the recruitment of relevant project and technical staff.

  • Develop and revise Livelihoods capacity building plans and share with P&C (Human Resources).

  • Orient and train WV relevant & Partner staff (including direct/matrix reports) on FSL standards, tools, models, etc.

  • Provide regular feedback on performance for matrix reports.

  • Train staff and partners in best-practice Livelihood Project models, practices and approaches.

  • Hold regular progress meetings with partners and staff to review project performance and address challenges to implementation.

  • Facilitate linkages between local partners and coordination mechanisms.

Coordination, Networking & External Engagement:

  • Engage in networking and coordination with external Stakeholders and OFDA partners, Clusters, working groups and different ministries.

  • Arrange and coordinate FSL regular working group meeting with OFDA partners.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor degree in any area related to Livelihoods, economic development, Agriculture, Livestock, or Social Sciences.

  • Strong understanding of FSL systems, established Livelihoods practices, Minimum Economic Recovery Standards, EMMA, etc.

  • Creative and able to come up with, embrace and coordinate innovative thinking, partnership building and problem solving skills.

  • Good analytical and writing skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills, influencing skills and cross-cultural sensitivity.

  • Effective in written and oral communication in English.

  • Able to work on multifunctional tasks in the pressure of time and organizational changes.

  • Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

  • Three to five years of technical expertise in the areas of Food Security, Economic development or Livelihoods.

  • Experience in capacity building processes, tools and methodologies.

  • Two years or more NGO experience in the humanitarian and development fields respectively.

  • Experience in needs assessment and project design.

  • Experience in working with relevant Livelihood donors.

  • Proven experience in Livelihoods in Emergency settings.

  • Excellent written English, with fluency in speaking English.

  • Portuguese is an added advantage.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in the following areas.: Economic development, Business administration, marketing.

  • Experience participating in program implementation, monitoring and evaluation processes.

  • Experience with women economic empowerment programs.

  • Experience with proposal writing, strategy development.

Work Environment/Travel:

  • The position is field based in Beira.

  • The position requires availability and willingness to work outside regular office hours occasionally.

Household Economic Strengthening Advisor - OVC

Subject to Funding Award and Donor Approval

Reports to the Chief of Party

Purpose of Position

To provide the technical expertise, and coordination of Household Economic Strengthening (HES) component of the OVC Grant ensuring that the overall goal of the program is achieved. She/he will take technical leadership role in designing and promoting use of low-risk initiatives to diversify and stimulate growth in household income and integrate economic activities with complementary interventions across the project to address different levels of household economic vulnerability.

Major Responsibilities

Technical Leadership and Program implementation, 50%

  • Advise the consortium on HES matters to ensure proper implementation.

  • Provide supervision to the HES team ensuring translation of designs into actual implementation

  • Ensure timely and quality implementation of the HES interventions

  • Facilitate the integration of House Hold Economic Strengthening with other result areas including but not limited to increased access to health and social services for OVC and their families

  • Ensure linkage with OVC Project consortium members to enhance leverage, coordination quality programming

  • Ensure Competent HES staff are in place

  • Identify staff capacity gaps, develop training plans and facilitate their development

Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability, Learning and Innovation, 20%

  • Provide technical guidance to ensure quality assessments, researches and evaluations of OVC Grant’s HES program

  • Influence and support county and National Government line Ministries/Departments such as Ministry of Agriculture Livestock & Fisheries institutionalize and scale up using proven operational evidence

  • Ensure quality HES reports developed and submitted to donor in time

Ensure government and/or consortium HES Management Information Systems are strengthened to collect, collate, analyze, and interpret data for reporting and decision making

  • Coordinate innovations, documentation, publishing and sharing of the findings appropriately

Engagement Networking and Advocacy, 25%

Coordinate national and county government support to the project for sustainability

Provide oversight to the social accountability initiatives ensuring contribution to the program

Advocate for policy translation, position papers and influence to county plans

Strengthen linkages between the Project and other WVK programs

Ensure OVC Grant representation in key strategic HES/Livelihoods technical working groups and forums at the county and national level

Actively participate in the Project meetings, and other WVK forums and meetings as appropriate

Spearhead learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices

Contribute to engagement, publications, to communicate program progress and successes

Others 5%

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree in in Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness, Business Administration, or equivalent from a recognized University;

  • Minimum of six (6) years’ experience in HES programming with experience in project designs and

  • Demonstrated experience in integrated OVC focused HES/Livelihood related programming preferably in the areas of business skills, employment creation, market access and micro-finance services (savings, credit and micro-insurance) and;

  • Proven experience in Research.

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills;

  • Good interpersonal and organizational skills with management experience an added advantage;

  • Work experience in implementation of USAID and other major donor funded Community-led OVC management and/or HES/Livelihood Projects and;

  • Experience in proposal development

  • Ability to build capacity of staff on relevant technical fields;

  • Ability to take initiative, solve complex problems, exercise independent judgment;

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision;

  • A team player, capable of building staff and partners in HES sectors

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity, and emotional maturity

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural