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AHAN Agriculture and Livestock Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- SAMAKHIXAY DISTRICT, ATTAPUE PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE AND LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The Technical Officer (Agriculture and Livestock) is under the technical supervision of the Technical Advisor in Agriculture and under the hierarchical responsibility of the Team Leader (Line Manager). He/she works in close relationship with the Technical Officer based at the same targeted area and the District Operational Team Leader (WV).

The role of the Technical Officer (Agriculture and Livestock) is to take part in planning and on-site implementation of activities related to the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

  • Organize and implement, in team with DAFO staff, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices; For livestock aspect to train 840 households to undertake animal raising and 1200 households to undertake insect farming; train, support and resource 120 Village Veterinary Workers;

  • Contribute to the following, in team with the other Technical Officers and under the leadership of the Advisors:

  • Specify the methodology for activity implementation;

  • Set criteria and method setting for beneficiary selection;

  • Development of training curriculum;

  • Set work plans;

  • Set indicators for monitoring & evaluation;

  • Write activity reports;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Management team, inside and outside the districts and provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2 Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Ø Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

Ø 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Agriculture, Livestock, Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

Ø Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

Ø 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

Ø Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

Ø Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

Ø Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

Ø Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

Ø Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

Ø Must be willing to work within a team

Ø Must be willing to learn new things

Ø Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Livestock Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- Xonnabouly & Phine District, Savannakhet Province

AND Saravan Province

POSITION TITLE – AHAN LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The Technical Officer (Livestock) is under the technical supervision of the Technical Advisor in Livestock and under the hierarchical responsibility of the Team Leader (Line Manager). He/she works in close relationship with the Technical Officer (Agriculture) based at the same targeted area and the District Operational Team Leader (WV).

The role of the Technical Officer (Livestock) is to take part in planning and on-site implementation of activities related to the field of livestock raising (notably chicken, crickets and frogs) and animal health (training 120 Village Veterinary Workers).

  • Organize and implement, in team with DAFO staff, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis; train, support and resource 840 households to undertake animal raising and 1200 households to undertake insect farming; train, support and resource 120 Village Veterinary Workers;

  • Contribute to the following, in team with the other Technical Officers and under the leadership of the Advisors:

  • Specify the methodology for activity implementation;

  • Set criteria and method setting for beneficiary selection;

  • Development of training curriculum;

  • Set work plans;

  • Set indicators for monitoring & evaluation;

  • Write activity reports;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Management team, inside and outside the districts and provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2. Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

  • At 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Livelihood, Agriculture, Livestock Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • Experience in data collection and report writing

  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

  • Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

  • Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Agriculture Technical Officer

WORK LOCATION- Xonnabouly & Phine District, Savannakhet Province and Saravan District, Saravan Province

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL OFFICER

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

A. Building relationships within communities

1. Build close relationships and actively learn within partner communities, through home visits, staying overnight with host families, community events, etc.

2. Build good relationships that communicate World Vision’s mission, values and identity to all appropriate stakeholders, including community groups, local authorities and other NGOs.

3. Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field.

B. Building capacities

1. Plan and implement all aspects of project activities in target district, ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards

2. Develop clear work plans and ensure quality and timeliness of all program interventions. Develop yearly district work plan and budget, in keeping with the project proposal and activity plans

3. Facilitate formation and ongoing capacity building of communities for holistic sustainable development, ensuring ownership of outcomes by communities.

4. Train partner community groups on appropriate skills and self-assessment methods to build their capacity for management of local initiatives.

C. Learning within community

1. Facilitate community (including children and the marginalized) to participate in the gathering of, reflection upon and learning from local information.

2. Participate in and support the implementation of project measurement and program/project evaluation and facilitate community learning from results.

3. Promote communities to share and learn from their own experiences as part of confidence and capacity building.

4. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.

D. Planning and implementation with community

1. Actively support the Operations Team Lead and District Coordinator in assessment and work plan design processes and collaborate with community nd partners in project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting processes relevant to assigned area.

2 Ensure that gender analysis, and child protection protocols are integrated within WV initiatives in their assigned communities.

3. Raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities.

4. Mobilize local resources, community planning, participation and ownership for development initiatives.

E. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

1. Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems.

2. Submit timely, accurate data, ensuring quality data collection and analysis.

3. Prepare and submit all reporting requirements ensuring they are on time and meet minimum standards. Ensure any problems or challenges are effectively communicated so that delays can be overcome and the project goals achieved.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor Degree or Diploma in relevant field.

  • Experience in data collection and report writing

  • 3-5 years’ experience in working with the rural community on Agriculture, Livestock, Nutrition, Health, Gender or WASH activities

  • Demonstrated experience working in collaboration with District Government on coordination activities

  • 3-5 years’ experience on community mobilization, with demonstrable skills resulting in community behavior change

  • Ø Strong training and facilitation skills, with experience training community volunteers on WASH, Nutrition, or Gender

  • Strong field work and project monitoring experience demonstrating ability to ensure quality deliverables of the project

  • Ø Fluent in local ethnic language and Lao (dependent on target District)

  • Must understand and agree with WV’s vision, mission and Core Values

  • Must be willing to work and stay overnight at the target village areas

  • Must be willing to work within a team

  • Must be willing to learn new things

  • Must know how to drive and have a license to drive motorcycle

  • Expected to travel 80% of the time in the target village areas

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Livestock Technical Advisor

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN LIVESTOCK TECHNICAL ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leadership of all Livestock activities

    Plan, direct and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to Livestock activities, including ensuring that all Partners meet their obligations under the project, and meet WV and EU compliance standards.

  2. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Technical Team Lead

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

    Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements

  4. Financial management

    Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely financial reports to WVA, who then submits to the donor.

  5. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees.

  6. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV is taking a lead role in Livestock in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Bachelor’s degree (Agriculture, Livelihood, or similar field, Social/Rural developmental studies.

  2. At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Livelihood/Livestock/Agriculture.

  3. Experience supporting Livelihood/Agriculture/Livestock implementation in NGO context

  4. Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Economic development, business model, savings formation.

  5. Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment.

  6. Good understanding of Economic Development Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  7. Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  8. Project management knowledge and skills.

  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  10. Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff.

  11. Possess strong organizational, IT, and writing skills.

  12. Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  13. Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

  14. Office based position. Regular visits to the field are required (meetings with authorities and team, organizational support, etc …)

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

AHAN Agriculture Technical Advisor

WORK LOCATION- SAVANNAKHET PROVINCE

POSITION TITLE – AHAN AGRICULTURE TECHNICAL ADVISOR

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION

World Vision (WV) was awarded a multi-million EUR grant from the European Union (EU) to lead a consortium of partners to implement their Accelerating Health Agriculture and Nutrition (AHAN) project under pillar three of the EU Partnership for Improved Nutrition in Lao People’s Democratic Republic (PDR). Consortium partners include World Vision Australia (lead) with 4 implementing partners: World Vision Laos, Agronomes et Vétérinaires Sans Frontière (AVSF), Green Community Development Association (GCDA) and the Burnet Institute.

The AHAN Project has the Overall Objective of creating supportive conditions for enhanced household nutrition through the following Outcomes: 1) Improved access to and availability of sufficient and/or diverse foods year round; 2) Improved dietary and care practices among Women of Reproductive Age (WRA, 15-49 years) and children under five years (CU5); 3) Reduced incidence of selected Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related diseases/illnesses linked to undernutrition; 4) Improved gender equitable relations at the household level, particularly in decision-making and distribution of workload; and 5) Strengthened multi-sector coordination and support for nutrition. The project will be implemented across 12 districts in three provinces over 36 months.

For its part, AVSF is in charge of the agriculture and livestock component, with the objective of improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through support activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, AVSF will work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

The role of the Technical Advisor (Agriculture) is to plan and coordinate the activities in the field of agriculture: crops in open fields (paddy), market gardening and fruits, as well as post-harvest management (drying, processing, storage).

The objective of the agriculture and livestock component is improving the availability and access to diversified food all year round, through supporting activities for crop production (particularly rice production, market gardening and fruit farming) and animal husbandry (including poultry and cricket raising). As part of the support to livestock, this position will support AVSF to work on the establishment (or resumption of activity) of 124 Village Veterinary Workers (training, support). The project also includes activities to improve post-harvest practices such as storage and processing of products. AVSF will coordinate with GCDA who will support the marketing of products and with World Vision who will establish savings groups and support village millers.

  • Contribute specifying the methodology for implementing the activities;

  • Organize and implement, in team with the 3 agriculture Technicians and staff from DAFO, the following activities described in the project proposal: nutrition-sensitive value chain analysis, technical training on primary and secondary crops, market gardening and fruit farming, distribution of low-cost productive inputs, training and support to post-harvest processing and storage practices;

  • Set criteria and method for beneficiary selection and participate in the process;

  • Develop training curriculum and timeframe for each activity;

  • Organize work plans with the Technicians, DAFO and district operational teams (under World Vision management);

  • Together with the Expatriate Technical Assistant, set indicators for monitoring & evaluation and follow it up;

  • Organize field staff reporting and write reports to the Team Leader;

  • Participate in meetings and technical workshops, as required by the Team Leader or the Country Representative, inside and outside the provinces of intervention;

  • Contribute to the definition of AVSF Lao PDR strategy orientation;

  • Contribute to the advocacy, communication and associative life of AVSF in Lao PDR and in general.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Leadership of all Agriculture activities

    Plan, direct, provide guidance and technical leadership and implement with operation team all aspects of project implementation related to market gardening and fruits as well as pot harvest management in 124 villages, ensuring compliance with WV and DFAT compliance standards.

    Ensure disability inclusion in all activities.

  2. Collaboration and Coordination

    Manage proactive and responsive relationship with Project Partners, Government stakeholders, and other partners in the field, under the direction of the Operation Manager

  3. Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Communication

    Establish and maintain effective project reporting, monitoring, evaluation, and communication systems. Submit timely accurate and professional reports that meet donor and WV requirements

  4. Learning Evidence

    Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact. Facilitate learning of best practice by ensuring a continuous learning process is developed and in place with key staff and partners/sub-grantees

  5. Networking and Advocacy

Ensure WV is taking a lead role in Gender in the area of implementation, including seeking cooperation for joint advocacy opportunities

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Bachelor’s degree (Agriculture, Livelihood, or similar field, Social/Rural developmental studies).

  • At least a University degree and 5 years’ experience in community development with a focus on Agriculture

  • Experience in Agriculture

  • Experience supporting Agriculture implementation in NGO context

  • Technical training and demonstrate knowledge on Economic development, business model, savings formation.

  • Knowledge of development work, including program logic, theory of change, and community empowerment.

  • Good understanding of Economic Development Lao Government policies, laws, and institutions and ability to work together with various stakeholders.

  • Ability to identify and plan work strategically and to work to deadlines.

  • Project management knowledge and skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Lao.

  • Ability to train others, ability to provide technical guidance and support to operation staff.

  • Possess strong organizational, IT, and writing skills.

  • Ability to function efficiently and effectively with little day-to-day supervision.

  • Willingness to travel to the districts and villages on a frequent basis.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a COVER LETTER and CV to the address below. Please indicate the POSITION TITLE. Deadline for application is 09 February 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.

Full Job Description is available by contacting through email below

Mail: People and Culture Department

P.O. Box 312 Vientiane 01005

Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wvi.org/laos

Data Entry Officer

Position: Data Entry Officer

PURPOSE OF POSITION

We are looking for a Data Entry officer to update and maintain information on our project beneficiaries’ databases. Our ideal candidate has essential data entry skills, fast typing with an eye for detail and familiarity with spreadsheets and online forms.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date and useable information in our systems.

  • Collecting and entering beneficiaries’ data from source documents within time limits

  • Maintaining accurate records of beneficiaries’ information

  • Compiling, verifying accuracy and sorting information to prepare source data

  • Reviewing data for deficiencies or errors, correcting any incompatibilities and checking output

  • Insert beneficiaries’ data by inputting text based and numerical information from source documents within time limits

  • Compile, verify accuracy and sort information according to priorities to prepare source data

  • Review data for deficiencies or errors, correct any incompatibilities if possible and check output

  • Research and obtain further information for incomplete documents

  • Apply data program techniques and procedures

  • Generate reports, store completed work in designated locations and perform backup operations

  • Scan documents and print files, when needed

  • Keep information confidential

  • Respond to queries for information and access relevant files

  • Comply with data integrity and security policies

  • Perform other duties/special projects assigned by the Field Coordinator

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Diploma or Bachelor degree or equivalent in related field;

  • Proven data entry work experience, as a Data entry operator

  • Experience with MS Office and data programs

  • Familiarity with administrative duties

  • Experience using office equipment, like fax machine and scanner

  • Typing speed and accuracy

  • Excellent knowledge of correct spelling, grammar and punctuation

  • Able to maintain the confidentiality requirements

  • Organization skills, with an ability to stay focused on assigned tasks

  • Previous experience as a data entry or similar position will be considered an advantage

  • Experience of work in an INGO/local NGO setting and past exposure with the international working culture and practices is a huge advantage;

  • Excellent detail-orientation skills;

  • Good communications skills;

  • Skills in processing, database management, and spreadsheet software;

  • Ability to maintain positive relationships with colleagues,

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills;

  • Good in English, spoken and written;

  • Native in local language;

Food Assistance Manager

Reporting to : Operations Director

Grade Level : 16

Supervising : Design, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, Senior Commodity Officer, and Humanitarian

Information Management & Reporting Officer

Work Location : Karen

Purpose of Position

To provide strategic leadership, technical management and coordination to World Vision Kenya in the incorporation of food, cash and NFI resources in programs including those in Food Security, Education, WASH and Livelihoods; and to ensure that such programs are designed, monitored, and implemented in compliance with industry standards.

Major Responsibilities

Major Activities

End Results Expected

Program Management, 40%

Managing the day-to-day implementation of Food, cash and NFI Commodities according to Field Level Agreements and Detailed Implementation Plans.

  • Participate in project design, proposal writing, budgeting process, and engaging various support offices and donors during the negotiation process in coordination with GAM and Finance units.

  • Liaise and meet with donors and other food and/or cash programming stakeholders for the purposes of networking, information sharing and nurturing partnerships.

  • In collaboration with the design, monitoring and evaluation team ensuring that food and/cash programs are monitored and evaluated and that operational research contributes to program innovation.

  • Responsible for the recruitment, selection, supervision and training of project department staff to ensure the smooth implementation of activities.

Timely implementation of projects

Operating Plan Developed

Well Designed and Aligned Project Design Documents

Demonstrated Integration with other sectors

Performance Tools timely filled and submitted/Staff motivated to perform

Program Design and Planning, 20%

  • Lead program growth for food, cash, and NFI programming beyond the current WFP portfolio to include recovery & development funded grant projects, as well as sponsorship funded ones.

  • Develop and present a comprehensive operating plan for the food, cash, and NFI portion of the WV program on a yearly basis including: program design; AERs, Call forward, Logistics plan and assisting in the preparation of agreements related to food, cash and NFIs.

  • Consolidate Call Forwards Schedule Distribution Plans, and pipeline projections for the WFP program as well as supporting similar aspects for grant and AP programs with similar components

  • Ensure that the WFP pipeline remains as healthy as possible by constantly following up call Forwards and shipments allocations and schedules with WFP Sub Office and Country Office.

Use of food, cash, and food resources beyond WFP and Emergency type of projects.

Project designs aligned with WV Kenya objectives and strategy

Financial & Operational Compliance, 15%

  • Maintain tight budgetary control over all program budgets and ensure compliance with the grant rules and regulations of a variety of donors (WFP and WVI standards).

  • Work with the Finance unit in the creation of programmatic budgets and recommend revision where necessary in coordination with the donor.

  • Create budgets and spending projections for the food, cash, and NFI operations.

  • Prepare the program for Internal, DMT and other external audits and to ensure that food, cash and NFI programs achieve acceptable audit standards in national, partnership, and DMT Audits.

  • Maintain a comprehensive commodity tracking systems so as to ensure that all food, cash and NFI commodities are properly distributed and accounted for to WV Partnership and major donor standards.

  • Ensure that all food, cash and NFI commodity losses and claims procedures are in compliance with the World Vision Partnership and donor requirements.

  • Ensure that the required periodic reports are generated from the CTS reports and submitted to the relevant consumers on a timely basis.

  • Ensure the loss and claims registers, files are well maintained and checked on a regular basis.

Signed FLAs

Project expenditures managed within acceptable range

Timely reimbursement by donor and PBAS Commitment of projects

Timely submitted accurate reports

Risk Register Maintained and Updated

Well maintained Asset Registers

External Engagement, Positioning, and Acquisition, 10%

  • Positon WV Kenya as a leader in food, cash, and programming and by so doing grow our portfolio in this regard

  • Position WV Kenya with the Kenya Cash Working Group, the Collaborative Cash Delivery mechanism, the Cash Learning Partnership and other learning and implementing cash groups in Kenya and the region.

  • Attend Donors monthly coordination meetings and other meetings as required

  • Liaise with UN and other NGO partners to ensure coordination on program implementation on the ground

  • Liaise with Local government and other government agent on issues related to implementation of food, cash & NFI assistance in the country.

  • Ensure good representation of World Vision in national and county government coordination meetings.

  • Grow internal programming in food, cash and NFIs beyond WFP grants to include other grants and Sponsorship funded projects.

Synergies and program visibility for greater impact

WVK representation in critical sector groups

Sustained funding for Cash/Food Assistance Projects

Good relationships with donors for sustained funding

Contribute to Knowledge Management and Innovation, 10%

  • Contribute to the development and introduction of innovation to ensure best practice approaches in the operations.

  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for corporate development planning and knowledge building.

Prudent project financial management, timely and accurate financial reporting as per donor regulations.

  • Any Other -5%.

Good relationships with supervisor and stakeholders

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences/community development or related fields. An advanced degree is an added advantage

  • Minimum 6 years experience with at least 3 years management exposure in commodity programming, designing, planning and implementing Food Assistance programming

  • Adequate knowledge and experience in food and cash aid programs and donors standards appropriate to the management of the food and/or cash programs preferably in the humanitarian development field.

  • Knowledge of the Sphere standards, Code of Conduct for Red Cross/ Red crescent, Humanitarian Accountability Partnerships (HAPI) and other international humanitarian standards

  • Extensive experience in supervising staff and conducting capacity building workshops.

  • In depth working Knowledge of computer soft wares including CTS, Excel, words and e-mail, etc.

  • Ability to effectively develop rapport and relate to donors, NGOs, counterparts, and government agencies

  • Experience in proposal development is preferred

  • Must be willing to travel and a flexible approach to living conditions.

  • Excellent Communication skills

  • Ability to achieve personal Integrity and trustworthiness.

  • Ability to solve problems and prioritize many demands without losing focus.

  • Excellent interpersonal, co-ordination and negotiation skills, and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people in multi-cultural environments with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

  • Strong commitment to integrity, professionalism, creativity and innovation, learning, accountability, planning and organization, results orientation, teamwork and technological solutions.

  • Proven experience of representing externally to key stakeholders and maintaining donor relations.

Ability to live and work under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.

Monitoring and Evaluation Lead, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation Lead for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Monitoring and Evaluation Lead will provide technical expertise and leadership to generate and analyze quality evidence and data through monitoring, assessments, and evaluations. The M&E Lead will be a technician with demonstrated experience in building or strengthening monitoring systems, quantitative and qualitative analysis, survey and sample design and effectively promoting evidence-based program management.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on Monitoring and Evaluation related issues.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Refine and implement the project monitoring and evaluation strategy, and recommend any possible changes based on the lessons learned.

  • Set up operational arrangements for collecting, analyzing, and reporting project data, and for investing in capacity building, to sustain the Monitoring and Evaluation function

  • Coordinate with communities, service providers, and local governments, consortium members and donor representative to reach agreement on the M&E system set up and continuously review the M&E practice to ensure meaningful participation of stakeholders in improving the system

  • Identify information requirements of components concerning planning, monitoring and evaluation.

  • Develop and ensure that the established guidelines on project monitoring and evaluation for different project components are respected by WV team as well as consortium members in alignment with the agreements reached. Coordinate with World Vision staff and sub-grantees staff on meeting the monitoring and evaluation requirements.

  • During the life of the intervention, review the performance indicators and reports produced by different stakeholders and suggest necessary changes.

  • Monitor and report on the performance of the project and suggest measures to improve the monitoring system.

  • Ensure timely and effective communication and information sharing between different stakeholders.

  • Serve as a liaison between the project team, consortium members, project participants and the donor representative to ensure harmonization, shared learning, collaboration and alignment of efforts in monitoring and evaluation.

  • At regional level assess training needs relevant to monitoring, evaluation and information management systems and provide, if required, training to local stakeholders.

  • Prepare TORs for special studies when necessary and participate in the recruitment of any potential consultant that will carry out the study. In collaboration with the COP, review and approve proposed study designs and oversee the work during the studies to ensure protocols are followed to meet internal and external validity requirements of that given study.

  • Review the final report of any study undertaken in the life of this intervention and ensure that the quality standards are met and conclusions are accurate.

  • Facilitate processes according to which consortium members, relevant government representatives and donor representatives are collaborating, reflecting on the M&E data, drawing lessons learned and making recommendations to project leaders for further improvements and adaptations in project implementation for higher efficiency and effectiveness.

  • Prepare quarterly and annual reports, and assist in the preparation of the annual work plans for all consortium members.

  • Ensure that data audits are planned for and are performed on regular basis. Lessons learned are drawn and shared and course correction is undertaken to continuously improve and strengthen the M&E system.

  • Supervise staff that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system.

  • Work with the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, to ensure compliance with operational procedures and assess progress as well as to deliver technical support to field staff, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A Master's degree or above in a quantitative field (economics, agricultural/development economics, statistics, bio-statistics, nutrition, applied sociology, anthropology, or other relevant subject) with significant training in quantitative methods.

  • Seven (7) years or more relevant experience is required.

  • Demonstrated experience in leading the M&E of a large award (multi sectoral and multi stakeholder US Government funded project).

  • Strong conceptual knowledge about Theory of Changes (ToCs), logic model, food and nutrition security indicators, M&E plans, data quality assurance, data utilization, and gender integration into M&E.

  • Demonstrated experience and expertise in developing and operationalizing a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in developing and operationalizing routine monitoring systems designed to track both output and outcome indicators.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing annual monitoring surveys including annual beneficiary-based sample surveys, probabilistic sampling strategy and estimating sample size, developing a proper sampling frame and establish appropriate weights, clean, process, store quantitative data.

  • Demonstrated expertise in designing qualitative studies, in-depth knowledge about qualitative sampling, and experience in using interview and interactive tools to generate qualitative information and analysis.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing data quality assurance strategies, data management, use of technology for getting just in time data and data visualization.

  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in data utilization strategies and ability to think creatively about active data sharing techniques.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program Monitoring and Evaluation requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with host-country professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Experience working/living in countries in Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • Fluency in English.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Experience using M&E MIS systems and technology to track program outputs and indicators

  • Ability to use data analysis software such as SPSS, STATA, Epi Info, etc.

  • Other skills and knowledge required for this position can be found in the FSN Network M&E Manager Core Competencies.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

Food Security Technical Director, Zimbabwe

*Position contingent upon funding and donor approval.

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Food Security Technical Coordinator for the proposed USAID/Food for Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Zimbabwe.

The Food Security Technical Coordinator (FSTC) will be charged with ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors. The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award. The FSTC will also ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the FFP activity.

S/he will work closely with the Community Visioning (CV) Lead to ensure that the implementation meets the needs of the people in the targeted communities and aligns with participant aspirations. In collaboration with the CV Lead, the incumbent will lead any necessary adaptation to the technical approach of activities in order to address challenges articulated by participants in their journey to realize development aspirations. The FSTC will work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

S/he will also provide technical guidance and supervision of sub-grantees and/or sub-contractors on a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas. S/he will supervise technical specialists in the relevant sectoral areas.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide technical support and guidance to ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the food security related activities in accordance with World Vision strategies and USAID/FFP guidelines.

  • Responsible for ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors.

  • The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award.

  • Conduct regular field visits to monitor implementation, deliver technical support to field staff, conduct trainings, provide resources, and make clear recommendations on ways to strengthen the program and share learning across programs.

  • Ensure that cross-cutting themes such as gender and youth, social cohesion, and social accountability are fully included within the Food Security interventions and strategy.

  • Work closely with the M&E Lead and the CLA Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

  • Work with the Strategic Coordination and Learning Adviser to ensure high quality, coordinated, and demand driven learning, knowledge management and capacity strengthening activities.

  • Liaise with different stakeholders at HQ level - and at the field level to ensure up-to-date knowledge of the global food security policies, including USAID policies and strategies, for improving food security and nutrition for the most vulnerable.

  • Supervise technical specialists that report directly to this position. Conduct regular coaching and implement the Performance Development Management system. Ensure the Technical Working Groups are implementing the technical design and the learning agenda.

  • Act on behalf of the Deputy Chief of Party when requested and carry out additional responsibilities as assigned.

  • Perform other duties as required.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:

Required:

  • A master’s degree in development studies, international relations, agriculture, nutrition, public health, business administration, or a related field, plus six years of relevant experience is required, or a PhD plus a minimum of five years relevant experience, or a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of seven years of relevant experience is required.

  • Highly experienced in a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas such as nutrition and health, disaster risk reduction, livelihoods as well as cross cutting interventions such as gender, youth and social dynamics that affect food security and nutrition.

  • Demonstrated experience in developing—and ensuring quality control over—technically rigorous food security activity integration and collaboration.

  • Knowledge of nutrition, agriculture and food security programming in both humanitarian and development settings.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Experience working/living in Southern Africa. Familiarity with the Zimbabwe context.

  • Previous experience managing local staff.

  • Previous experience with managing sub-contractors is highly desirable.

  • Ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

  • Experience as a Food Security Specialist required.

  • Experience working with sub grantees and contracts under grants for complex projects.

  • The candidate must be professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English.

Preferred:

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Experience working overseas in low-resource environments.

  • Previous experience with Development Food Assistance Programs (DFAP)s, Multi Year Assistance Programs (MYAP)s, and/or Development Assistance Programs (DAP)s is preferred.

Work Environment:

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.