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Technical Project Coordinator - Building Secure Livelihood

WORK LOCATION- PHALANXAY DISTRICT, SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – TECHNICAL PROJECT COORDINATOR (BUILDING SECURE LIVELIHOOD)

Position purpose:

This position is to plan and implement the technical program models to contribute to achieving the Project outcomes.

Position Context/background:

World Vision International – LAO country strategy FY2019-2021focuses on key ministry priorities for child well-being namely Nutrition, Education. The Technical Specials and Provincial TP manager aim to ensure that technical support is brought closer to the field operations implementing programmes.

Technical Programmes are national or sub-regional level programmes implemented by World Vision in multiple geographic locations within a country. TPs are comprised of evidence-based practices and models previously identified, defined and prioritised through a strategic process and documented in a Technical Program (TP). TPs are designed to ensure National Offices (NOs) achieve World Vision’s mission, and the NO strategy, which includes the highest impact for the well-being of children, in accordance with relevant TP and NO strategic objectives and integration of relevant supporting approaches (SA).

The Technical Project Coordinator (TPC) is responsible for the implementation of the Technical Programme Models. H/She will be working with Provincial TP Manager to establish and maintain the programme quality. This person will be representing WVI-LAO to technical networks at district level and engaging in advocacy relevant to TP objectives, using credible M&E and evidence from TP implementation, and providing capacity building of TDF and partners.

Key Objectives of Job: The position is accountable for the following:

1. Plan and implement the technical project model log-frame and LEAP budget following the TP quality standards and requirements.

2. Provide technical capacity building and coaching/mentoring to project partners and relevant stakeholders.

3. Represent of WVI-L in advocacy and external engagement as leading organization technical programs at district level.

Major Responsibilities of Job:

1. Technical Project Model Adaptation & Implementation

Work with Provincial Team and Project Partners to adapt the technical project implementation to community context.

Implement the technical project log-frame within the agreed design and budget.

Develop, review and update annual, semi-annual and monthly budget and detail implementation plan.

Work with CE Coordinator and TDF to identify and mitigate risks/issues to ensure quality implementation of technical project models.

Work with TDF to organize training and ongoing coaching/mentoring on technical project model/curriculum to project partners.

Lead reflection and learning of technical project models implementation for ongoing feedback and improvement.

Coordinate and participate in WVI-L technical program/project learning networks to share experiences and lessons learnt with the evidence.

2. Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting

Work with DME team and TDF team to develop a monitoring plan; conduct spot-checks, reflect the project models implementation and carrying out the plan.

Organize TP baseline

Use standardized TP monitoring tool and its appropriate assurance.

Analyse and disaggregate data in order to track the progresses on working with MVC.

Train and engage project partners and key stakeholders in project monitoring and learning.

Track technical project model spending and variance explanation against budget plan.

Provide monthly, semi and annual progresses report to Provincial TP manager, Technical Specialist and CE Coordinator.

Prepare and compile project model data for child well-being report.

Prepare documentation of relevant technical project model as requested.

3. Advocacy and External Representation

Represent WVI-L at District/village levels to promote technical model and strengthen collaborative relationship.

Implement TP’s advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district and/or village levels through use of the evidence-based.

Participate in implementing TP Advocacy components at provincial/District level

4. Team Work and Integration

Actively participate as a member in learning, training and spiritual nurture.

Orient/train TDF’s on technical project model.

Share plan and integrate/synergize technical project activities.

EDUCATION: Degree in Public health, Nutrition, Agriculture/Food Security.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Good understanding nutrition status in community context.

Technical knowledge in maternal, child health, food security/ nutrition.

Clear understanding on Nutrition Program including Nutrition models and approaches.

Basic knowledge on nutrition data collection and analysis.

Knowledge of community participatory advocacy models

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EXPERIENCES

2 years’ experience in the technical area of Nutrition, Food Security, Maternal and Child health.

Experience in working with community based approaches and models: CIMCI, BFCI, IYCF, CMAM, Savings Group (SG), LVCD, BSL.

Experience conducting and assisting nutrition/food security surveys

Strong experience in project implementation and Design Monitoring and Evaluation.

Experience managing project across a large geographic area within district.

Experience building and maintaining relationships with local government and NGO partners and stakeholders

Experience nutrition related advocacy campaigns and activities

Experience in working on behavioral change and communications

Proven experience in project coordination, including financial management and monitoring and evaluation.

Experience in handling training and workshops for groups and communities( including coaching and mentoring)

Common Knowledge and Skills across Technical Project Coordinators:

Willingness to learn and be pro-active about personal professional development

Good organizational and coordinating skills

Ability to pro-actively influence, network, and collaborate with local level government and NGOs

Good communication skills in Lao and English (written and verbal)

Ability to demonstrate problem solving, interpersonal and communication skills (including facilitation)

Thorough knowledge and ability of MS Office

Ability to demonstrate project management and foster a collaborative, team oriented atmosphere

Integrity, honesty, and accountability to both the team and the community

Work Environment: Willingness to stay in the communities.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 28 September 2020, however applicants are encouraged to apply early as applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and the position will close early if a suitable candidate is found.

Women are strongly encouraged to apply.

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Agriculture Officer (12)

BACKGROUND

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbors and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Agriculture Officer (12)

Location: Guruve, Mt Darwin, Bindura

Project: FAO ENTERPRIZE (4 months)

Purpose of the Position:

Provide support to agricultural sector in the implementation of the agricultural (crop/livestock) extension component of the ENTERPRIZE grant in compliance with donor/grant requirements. The position entails planning, implementation and capacity building of small holder farmers in LISA in order to increase crop/livestock productivity.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities

  • Facilitate capacity building of small holder farmers on Low Input Sustainable Agriculture (LISA)

  • Establish and support implementation of farmer field schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance Crop/livestock productivity

  • Mobilization and training of Pfumvudza and agroecology

  • Training farmer groups, small holder farmers and agricultural public extension staff on Black soldier fly (BSF), moringa production and feed formulation

  • Provide regular support and monitoring of Pfumvudza, agroecology, BSF, feed formulation and moringa demonstration sites

  • Participate in the planning and monitoring of agricultural (crop/livestock) components of the programme.

  • Collaborating and networking with other stakeholders on programming issues

  • Produce regular and timely progress reports

Knowledge and Skills

  • BSc degree in Agriculture and at least 5 years work experience with a Diploma in Agriculture covering crop and livestock production

  • Two to five years’ experience in crop and livestock development work

  • Experience in sustainable agriculture, good agricultural practices in crops and livestock, lead farmer methodologies and related initiatives

  • Ability to communicate with community structures, other development partners and government agencies.

  • Ability to work under pressure

  • Clean class 4 Driver's licence. Ability to ride a Motor Cycle is an added advantage.

  • Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint)

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Qualified female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Food Security Project Officer - Ninewa

Food Security Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Livelihoods /Food Security project officer will be responsible for implementation of the Conflict Sensitive Livelihoods Restoration and Enhancement Project and act as an expert for economic interdependency promotion activities. The individual will be responsible for providing technical and organizational support and overseeing the contextualization and implementation of interventions in Ninewa (different districts). Liaises and works closely with related structures, stakeholders and community members and carries out day-to-day implementation of HH Coaching, and training program. Deliverable project outcomes in compliance with Donors requirements. He/She will be represented as a local coach and develop livelihoods roadmaps and ensure quality implementation of services.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets and work closely with the other partners and coordinator to mitigate the project management and implementation challenges faced during year 1, carry out the daily field activities including but not limited to household assessment supervision, beneficiary selection, FGDs with communities, vendor selection and contracting, etc.

  • Provide the consortium manager with continuous feedback on HH conditions, technology changes and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders.

  • Support beneficiary selection, and ensure organizational and documental aspect of the beneficiary data

  • Facilitate farmer training o food security practices being promoted by the project

  • Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Consortium manager

  1. Submit weekly/monthly report to the project coordinator

  2. Based on the donor requirement, support project coordinator to submit required donor report

  • Support consortium manager to administer project budget to ensure accurate and timely budget spending

  • Liaise with relevant stakeholders like local Camp management, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

  • Perform other duties as required

  • Attend and participate in weekly meeting with the direct line manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Higher education – Bachelor’s degree,

  • Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and report writing

  • Strong interpersonal skills

  • Proven ability to manage stakeholders

  • Fluency in local languages

  • Two years of experience working experience in food security programs, preferably Agriculture/Agronomics

  • Field experience working with small scale farmers and liaising with government department of agriculture

  • Knowledge of the displaced population profile in Ninewa.

  • Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  • Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, Use critical thinking and analysis

  • Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking

  • Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners

  • Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  • Excellent coordination skills

  • Ability to engage in personal learning and development

  • Practice in community development

  • Training experience

  • Experience of communicating with Government, Non-Government, organizations and other related area stakeholders

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • The position is based in Ninewa

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 80% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

  • The position is preferred to be in Ninewa

Specialist - Research

World Vision is a Christian relief, development and advocacy organisation working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. World Vision is dedicated to working with the worlds most vulnerable people regardless of their religion, caste, gender or ethnicity. World Vision has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and currently works through 34 development and relief programmes in 16 Districts across the country.

At World Vision we are passionate about children and committed to bringing fullness of life to the most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Every day for forty years, that is what our team at World Vision has been doing.

We are currently looking for dynamic & creative individuals to join us in our journey of caring.

Specialist - Research

Location – National Office, Colombo

Job Profile

The position aims to provide strategic support at the national level to ensure that research requirements of the organization are served, compliant to industry standards among civil society and academic sectors, to effectively communicate impact of World Vision Lanka (WVL) programmes in the lives of children, families and communities it serves.

To ascertain the research requirement and scope for the successful implementation of the technical programmes and explore emerging themes in the Development space suitable for WVL.

Ensures that key WVL data, information, documents/reports and experiences are secured, updated, analysed and shared internally for the purpose of monitoring, reporting, and decision-making; and (as appropriate) externally with clients, partners and stakeholders, thereby, creating an evidence base for WVL's work and preserving its institutional memory and knowledge.

Major Responsibilities

  • Develop and implementation of research strategy and action plan to support the programme decision making

  • Establish functional knowledge management system

  • Conceptualization and execution of high quality research products

  • Engage and represent WV among other research and Knowledge Management networks

  • Ensure efficient and effective Research Team

Required qualifications, experience & competencies

  • At least 5 years’ experience in developmental research, including conceptual research methodology, policy analysis, policy-based development programming, impact evaluation methodology, and qualitative research

  • A Master’s Degree in natural or in the Social Sciences, with independent research work demonstrating the capacity for critical analysis and application of specialist knowledge

  • A thorough understanding of the developmental context

  • Experience in conducting fact-finding programmes,

  • Experience in collation and the evaluation of field based raw data

  • Experience in networking with government/institutional donors, UN agencies, Universities and research institutions

  • Experience working in a consultancy company, an international organization or similar entity

  • Excellent knowledge about research philosophies, research concepts and principles, statistical definitions, scientific tools and techniques

  • Ability to recognize, capture and manage Design, Monitoring & Evaluation (DME) resources and learning effectively, and to contextualize DME tools.

  • Expert knowledge of information presentation techniques (graphing, charting, tabling etc.) and interpreting the same.

  • High level advocacy and communications skills, including excellent command of the English language and knowledge of one or more national languages.

  • Expert data handling skills (classification, categorising, tabulation etc.) and demonstrated diligence in data management.

  • Knowledge and understanding of key poverty issues, development theories and holistic development in relation to programme quality.

  • Experienced in implementing project and programmes in the field

The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 20% of the time.

World Vision Lanka offers a competitive remuneration package based on individual competence and skills. If you meet the required criteria and wish to apply for this or any of the available vacancies, select the position you wish to apply for & submit your on-line applicationwith your CV and details of three non-related referees on or before the given closing date.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Advisor

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 : Disaster Risk Reduction & Climate Change Advisor

Reporting to : Technical Program Manager- Child Learning and Household Resilience

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

Provide strategic guidance and coordination of Disaster and Risk Reduction (DRR) & Climate Action interventions within the field operation areas through strengthening climate resilient programing as a means to enhancing DRR and disaster management across the Technical Program, grant projects and in line with FY 21-25 strategy guidance for increased Household resilience and towards safe and healthy environment for children.

Major Responsibilities

Technical support 30%

  • Provide effective technical support to project teams on roll out of child responsive DRR and climate action elements in the National Office and within AP & grants projects.

  • Ensure DRR and Climate action strategic and operational plans guidance and roll out across the organization.

  • Ensure accountability and institutionalization of DRR in WVK through the application of disaster risk management and climate resilient programming.

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review meetings for DRR and Environment and Climate Change plans and initiatives within the organization and externally including with government.

  • Develop and or review children sensitive DRR and climate action programming/planning guidelines and business processes to support smooth implementation

  • Enhance skills and capacities of staff and partners in DRR and Climate Action strategies, successful models and approaches in the Child Learning and HH Resilience TP and other TPs.

  • Coordinate regular learning forum to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising practices as well as disseminate strategic DRR and climate action guidelines

  • Support/enhance linkages with EARO and GC DRR, Climate action and Resilient Livelihoods learning centers for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK

Accountability, Learning and Innovation 25%

  • Ensure all programme/operations staff are aware of core humanitarian standards (people in aid, sphere, WV standards etc

  • Develop training materials and manuals on child responsive DRR and Climate Action.

  • Development of Child Learning and HH Resilience TP Design and/or yearly Annual Operation Plan (AOPs, DIPs, Annual Budgets)

  • Support programs/projects to ensure that high quality Technical Program/Project Designs are in place while mainstreaming DRR and Climate action in the project/programs

  • Support in ensuring quality (re)-design for Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects and climate change grants, AOPs, proposals and concepts as per LEAP guidelines and other standards

  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs

  • Strengthen research, learning, documentation and dissemination of WVK work in DRR and Climate Action

  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools for tracking DRR and climate change indicators.

  • Upscale and support WVKs current work and integration on DRR and Climate Action within and among WVKs areas of operation

  • Facilitate Early Warning & Early Action processes and ensure institutionalizing EWS in WVK

  • Facilitate Regions and Programs to develop high quality integrated DRR and Climate Action projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning

  • Gather data at National level for reporting on DRR and Climate action as well as reports (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports) and CWB Annual Report

  • Conduct trainings for staff on emerging/contemporary trends on DRR and climate change for increased awareness and integration.

  • Provide periodic trainings to IDMC and NDMT members.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition 25%

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners

  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals

  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for DRR and Climate Action Projects in general as per the yearly set targets;

  • Physically present/defend DRR and Climate Action Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required

  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on key Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM and;

  • Develop Sector Specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

Engagement, Networking and Advocacy 15%

  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies

  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic DRR and Climate Action working groups and forums

  • Ensure mainstreaming of advocacy in Child Learning and HH Resilience TP projects

  • Ensure key International Days are celebrated in partnership with key stakeholders.

Other 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Disaster Management, Environmental studies, Climate Change, Natural Resource Management, Social sciences, International Development or a closely related field from a recognized university related discipline

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in implementing and providing strategic guidance in DRR and Climate Action programming across projects.

  • Good understanding of climate change issues and natural resource management, resilience, adaptation, mitigation, low carbon development and environmental stewardship.

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred.

  • Understanding of the working of Government in relevant sectors and/or of development partners projects, policies and strategies.

  • Relevant experience in the private sector engagement and research or academic experience.

  • Good understanding of the international trends and approaches at both national and global levels

  • Excellent project management skills and a good understanding of the project life cycle PMD Pro;

  • Membership with professional environment and climate change is added advantage

  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite

Livelihood and Resilience Technical Advisor

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 : Livelihood and Resilience Technical Advisor

Reporting to : Technical Program Manager- Child Learning and Household Resilience

Grade Level : 16

Work Location : Nairobi

Purpose of Position

Provide strategic technical expertise, leadership and coordination for the successful design, rollout, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Livelihood and Resilience aspects of the Child Learning and Household Resilience (CL & HHR) Technical Program interventions aimed at sustained food security and economic empowerment of households and communities to ensure improved wellbeing outcomes of children in Kenya as guided by National Office Strategy for FY21 - 25, the CL & HHR Technical Program and the project Core Models and Approaches.

Major Responsibilities

Technical support in Program design and Quality Assurance 30%

  • Provide effective and innovative technical leadership in the CL & HHR Technical Program towards the design and implementation of interventions focusing on Household Food & Nutrition Security, economic empowerment and Building of Secure livelihoods for vulnerable Households

  • Participate in the development and review of National Strategy and Technical Programs and ensure L & R is well articulated in the CL & HHR Technical Program and utilized to implement NO Strategy

  • Develop and disseminate detailed plans and guidelines that will support delivery of the CL & HHR objectives throughout the strategy period appreciating the unique contexts where the TP will be implemented.

  • Provide effective technical support to field project teams on roll out of World Vision Partnership and other recognized and approved Livelihood and Resilience models and approaches (such as BSL, S4T, UPG, CBDRM etc)

  • Coordinate as applicable sector integration interventions for ensuring integrated L&R implementation with other TPs at NO and field level.

  • Ensure that business processes, standards and guidelines related to Livelihood & resilience initiatives are effectively applied by field programs

Program Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, Learning, Research and Innovation 20%

  • Provide technical linkages and implementation of innovations related to the TP models both with National and Regional Level Governments, public and private partners

  • Participate/Support CL & HHR TP adaptation processes, Program assessments, planning, implementation, monitoring & evaluation, documentation and dissemination of promising practices

  • Ensure interpretation and utilization of assessment, baselines, evaluations and verification on quality of designs

  • Ensure development of standardized monitoring tools including Project Models such as Savings Groups MIS in are in use with appropriate feedback

  • Ensure regions and programs develop high quality integrated CL & HHR projects through conceptualization, innovation, development and planning

  • Ensure WVK and Vision-Fund Kenya (VFK) Integration Strategic Guidance is in place and in use at all levels by contextualizing the WVKVFK Integration Strategic Guidance and partnering with VFK in its roll out of activities

  • Gather data at National level for reporting on L & R (MMR, Semi-Annual, Annual Reports, WVK annual TP Report)

  • Coordinate and participate in regular learning forums to profile, communicate and ensure adoption of promising L & R practices

  • Participate in joint program monitoring visits with key partners to track and document program progress in the targeted program sites.

  • Ensure the feedback from monitoring exercises feeds into the working of relevant technical working groups within the Program counties.

  • Support quality reviews of program reports and core documents as per WVK guidelines and donor standards.

  • In liaison with communications team, develop context specific electronic and live media communications on livelihood and market related activities.

  • Support development of technical papers and or policy briefs on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

  • Design/Coordinate/participate in L & R operational research, documentation, publication and dissemination of useful research findings

  • Identify capacity gaps in L & R to inform the National level staff capacity development strategy

  • Ensure skills and capacity development for staff and partners in L & R strategies, models and approaches.

Program Development and Resource Acquisition 20%

  • Technically support Resource Acquisition & Management (RAM) team to develop proposals/concepts to prospective donors and SOs for L & R Projects in general as per the yearly set targets

  • Participate in Go-No Go Processes, write ups, meeting with prospective donors and submission of concepts/proposals

  • Physically present/defend L & R Proposals to donors in coordination with RAM when required

  • Respond effectively to calls and queries by donors and SOs on L & R Concepts/Proposals in coordination with RAM

  • Develop Sector Specific Job Descriptions for technical staff in liaison with People & Culture

  • Develop quality and coherent L & R capacity statements, documentation of innovations/best practices for donor and partners engagement and marketing

Collaboration and Advocacy 15%

  • Lead in development and utilization of MOUs / working agreements with sector strategic, funding and program/project implementation partners

  • Ensure Linkage with World Vision EARO and World Vision GC Resilience & Livelihoods Initiatives/forums for continued backstopping to enable quality programming within WVK

  • Establish and maintain strategic contacts with the UN, Government, INGOs, Universities, Research Institutions, Donors and Embassies

  • Ensure WVK representation in key strategic L & R Sector Working Groups and Forums

  • Ensure mainstreaming of advocacy in all L & R programs/projects

  • Ensure WVK participation in key International Days such as Nairobi Trade Fair, International Day for Poverty Eradication, World Food Day etc

  • Gather and provide quality feedback and data to be used to develop technical papers and recommendations on key issues for external engagement with decision makers

  • Support advocacy efforts to influence County Governments Planning and Budgeting processes and resource allocation to the priority needs within the sector

  • Ensure active engagement on policy at County and National level on issues to do with the food and nutrition security and sustainable use of natural resources

  • Coordinate reflection and learning forums for staff and partners for purposes of providing forums for experiential learning & reflection.

  • Build capacity of field staff on advocacy to engage service providers and participate in forums relating to sustainable and secure livelihood interventions

  • Participate in joint technical coordination, planning and review of all L & R initiatives at NO level

Team Management 10%

  • Model a high standard of personal Christian leadership, ministry and integrity through lifestyle and work relationships that support spiritual development of the team.

  • In close collaboration with P&C, ensure right program staff are recruited, retained, and provided with intentional opportunities, mentoring and coaching for development.

  • Assess and plan for staff capacities/competencies.

  • Engage appropriate Subject Matter Experts for identified training gaps

  • Facilitate capacity building of staff on technical modules, through trainings, workshops, On the Job Training, technical backstopping etc.

  • Staff supervision and guidance to ensure overall quality and comprehensive management of technical program

Other 5%

  • Carry out any duties that may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor

  • Participate and contribute in committees and task forces as may be signed from time to time

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of a Bachelors degree in Agronomy, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics, Agribusiness Management, Agriculture Extension, Dryland Agriculture or a closely related field from a recognized University

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in designing, planning, implementing and reporting on integrated Livelihood and Resilience Programs covering Economic Development, Agriculture & Food security, Natural Resource Management, Relief and/or advocacy programs and projects

  • Demonstrated track record in proposal development, funding acquisitions and grant management for major government donors preferred

  • Good understanding of the international development trends and approaches at both national and global levels

  • Must possess good understanding, knowledge and experience of WVI global core L & R project models including Building Secure Livelihoods (BSL), UPG, S4T, Empowered World View, Community Based Disaster Risk Management and Conflict Sensitive Programming initiatives

  • Computer literate especially in Microsoft Office Suite and basic knowledge of data analysis programs such as SPSS, Stata, EPI Info and use of GIS for socio-economic mapping

  • Relevant Post graduate qualification(s) will be an added advantage

  • Excellent technical programming and management skills and a good understanding of the entire program/project life cycle

  • Must have good facilitation skills and ability to deliver staff and partner capacity building (training, coaching and mentorship) on relevant technical fields including roll out of CPMs

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

  • A team player, capable of building staff and partners capacity in Livelihoods & Resilience

  • Cross-cultural sensitivity and emotional maturity

  • Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts

  • Strong budgetary and financial management skills.

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

  • Should be a self-starter, able to work under minimum supervision and maintain good relationships

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, networking and representation skills with experience in public engagements

Project Officer ( Pending Donor Approval)

Position: Project Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

The Project officer will be responsible for ensuring the quality of the implementation of the Project activities and the capacity building components of World Vision’s project. The project overall objective aims to contribute to youth’s employability by deploying a livelihood and capacity building approach.

The position holder will work under direct supervision of the Project Manager and in close collaboration with the Livelihoods Manager and will be responsible for supporting partners' staff through technical input and administrative support along with training and coaching the partners' staff on the project operational and technical tools and standards, in addition to mobilizing the project's partners and other project stakeholders along the implementation phase

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support and monitor the partners’ implementation of the project activities (the provision of soft skills training, counselling, job readiness, technical training and the linkage to labour market).

  • Coordinate the designing, planning, monitoring and implementation of the project capacity building component.

  • Support and supervise the youth participating in the livelihoods research.

  • Partnership management

  • Facilitate the networking, coordination and collaboration between different project stakeholders.

  • Internal coordination.

  • Reporting.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • University degree related to social sciences and/or commercial fields (economics, business administration, marketing, social work, Socio-Economic Development).or another related field.

  • 2 years of experience in implementing Livelihood activities and / or field economic development providing training sessions.

  • 2 years’ experience in working in relief and/or post-conflict settings in national or international NGO.

  • Experience in organizing capacity building activities.

  • Experience in outreach and community mobilizing

  • Fluency in English and Arabic languages.

  • Proven ability and experience in communicating a common vision among diverse partners.

  • Knowledge of refugees’ context in Jordan is desirable

  • Intermediate skills in MS office (Power point, excel, word)

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Learning behavior.

  • Experience in working with youth

  • Experience in career counseling.

  • Proven ability and experience in providing organized training sessions.