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.

Agricultural Specialist (Crop Science)

Background Information

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 neighbours 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.

Job Title: Agricultural Specialist (Crop Science)

Location: Bindura

Purpose of the Position:

Provide leadership, coordination and management in implementation of the agricultural extension component of the Ensuring Nutrition, Transforming and Empowering Rural Farmers and Promoting Resilience in Zimbabwe (ENTERPRIZE) grant in compliance with donor/grant requirements, WVI key policy documents, as well as relevant strategies. The position entails management of activities designed to improve agricultural extension support and facilitation of capacity building of target groups (smallholder farmers and public extension staff) in order to increase agricultural productivity. The function involves intense monitoring of the programme’s deliverables to ensure that the programme is executed on scope, on time, on budget and with the relevant quality expectations.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities:

  • To explain the goals and objectives of the ENTERPRIZE project to communities and other stakeholders.

  • Ensure that the agricultural extension objective is implemented on scope, on time, on budget, while meeting the expected quality expectations and donor requirements.

  • Provide technical support to district coordinators and field facilitators.

  • Facilitate capacity building of agricultural public extension staff, improving agricultural extension services for small holder farmers.

  • Ensure roll-out, implementation and sustainability of Farmer Field Schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance crop productivity.

  • Develop extension action plans and training materials related to key value chain commodity production.

  • Represent the ENTERPRIZE consortium in the Extension and Advisory Services working group.

  • Participate in the planning, budgeting and monitoring and evaluation of the agricultural component of the programme.

  • Develop Information, Education and Communication (IEC) extension material resources as per project design.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Agriculture, preferably Agronomy or at least 5 years work experience with a degree in Crop Science.

  • Three to five years’ experience in agricultural community development work and a leadership position.

  • Experience in conservation agriculture, value chain promotion, good agricultural practices, and lead farmer methodologies.

  • Financial management and budgeting for accountability of resources and an in-depth knowledge of project design, project management, project implementation and report writing.

  • Clean Class 4 driver’s license.

  • Computer literate (computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).

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

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.

Project Officer II - Foods & Livelihoods (Dollow)

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World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somalia Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somalia Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in Dollow Office.

Project Officer II-Food Security & Livelihood

Purpose of the Position:

To support farmers in the field/farm by ensuring better farming practices, better food crop production and harvest while contributing to improved food and livelihood security for child wellbeing.

Major Responsibilities:

  1. The Position holder will undertake capacity building and mentoring of communities and partners by organizing & facilitating trainings for Community Groups & implementing partners on Crop Production, Soil and Water Management, Pest Management, Post-Harvest handling techniques and Marketing.

  2. With the help of the Project Coordinator facilitate timely, accountable project planning and implementation by developing project planning tools like DIPs, Cash Flows, ITT, Issue Logs and etc.

  3. The incumbent will ensure quality, accurate and timely reporting is done by submitting progressive up-dates for MMR and 4Ws and Project Monitoring Reports.

  4. She/he will promote accountability, compliance and good stewardship by supporting awareness and implementation of WV Policies and Procedures to staffs members and Partners.

  5. Foster external and internal engagement to promote awareness of the program, support fund-raising efforts, and facilitate coordination

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Strong organizational skills, versatility, ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills.

  • Basic to Intermediate English language and fluency in local languages spoken in the working area.

  • Able to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psychologically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources.

  • Project Officer must have good time management, multitasking skills

  • Good team work and leadership skills are essential in order to motivate different groups of people to fulfill their responsibilities within a given time frame.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Agronomy, Plant breeding, Horticulture, Agricultural extension, Agribusiness Management Studies or closely related field from a reputable and recognized University /College.

  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in a related job.

  • Practical experience in Crop Production, Soil and Water Management, Pest Management, Post-Harvest handling techniques and Marketing. In-depth knowledge of Agronomy, cropping calendar and recommended/preferred seed varieties in operational areas is a must.

  • Practical experience in Farmer Extension methodologies is a must

  • Practical experience in Theory & practical training of Community Based Farmer groups

  • Practical experience in Theory & practical training of Saving groups

  • Fluency in written and spoken English

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Professional technical skill desired- especially in the realms of community engagement and project-cycle management

  • Proven experience in technical surveying, project designing, implementation

  • Good knowledge of SPHERE standards.

  • Computer literacy in MS Word, MS Excel, Power point and Technical Drawing Packages.

  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired

  • Financial management (Non-Finance managers.)

  • Experience: 3 to 5 years of experience in Relief and Development work

Working Environment / Conditions:

  • Work environment: Field -based with frequent travel to the project sites

  • Travel: 10% Domestic/international travel is required.

  • On call: Immediately

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

Resilience and Livelihhods Coordinator

Avis de recrutement

WORLD VISION,

ONG INTERNATIONALE CHRETIENNE CENTREE SUR L’ENFANT

Lance un avis de recrutement pour :

Un (1) Coordinateur « Résilience et Moyens de Subsistance »

Localisation: Niamey

But du poste :

Fournir un leadership technique, orienté la stratégie des opérations dans la programmation de la résilience et des moyens de subsistance ; soutenir les processus de conception, de suivi, d'évaluation, de rapport, de planification et de partenariat de manière à favoriser l'amélioration ainsi qu’une innovation en continue conformément aux normes et directives de World Vision tout en assurant la conformité de celle-ci aux politiques et stratégies du Gouvernement.

Principales responsabilités

Acquisition de ressources: Soutenir le département « Acquisition et Gestion des Ressources » dans l'identification, l'évaluation et la conception de nouveaux projets et programmes de résilience et de moyens de subsistance, y compris l'élaboration de propositions de subventions, de cadres logiques, de plans de suivi et d'évaluation ainsi que de budgets conformes au cadre LEAP.

Elaboration, mise en œuvre et renforcement des capacités du programme: assurer la continuité dans l'élaboration de la stratégie, soutenir les équipes / facilitateurs mettant en œuvre les projets / programmes de résilience et de moyens de subsistance en fournissant régulièrement une formation, des outils y compris les ressources nécessaires afin de faciliter une réalisation rapide et de qualité des projets / programmes.

Déployer des modèles de projet: S'assurer que le BSL « Bâtir des Moyens de Subsistance Sure » (Building Secure Livelihoods -BSL) intègre des approches de renforcement économique en utilisant un large éventail de modèles de résilience et de moyens de subsistance, comprenant sans toutefois s’y limiter, aux suivants:

  • Promotion du maraîchage afin de réduire la dépendance des ménages vulnérables à la production pluviale et améliorer la diversité et la disponibilité d’une nourriture de qualité;

  • Développement de la Chaîne de Valeur Locale (LVCD);

  • Gestion des Ressources Naturelles Agricoles (FMNR): promotion de la gestion durable des ressources naturelles parmi les participants au projet ciblés en utilisant l'approche de mise en œuvre de la FMNR pour améliorer la production;

  • Gestion communautaire de la réduction des risques de catastrophe (CBDRM) et mise à l'échelle du système de garantie.

Suivi, évaluation et planification: Soutenir les processus de suivi, d'évaluation, de planification et de rapport des programmes du secteur de la résilience et des moyens de subsistance, avec le développement d'outils qui peuvent faciliter la mise en œuvre efficace et la qualité des livraisons de projets.

Innovation: Faciliter l'introduction de nouvelles pratiques, méthodologies ou concepts innovants dans les programmes de résilience et de moyens d'existence de World Vision Niger.

Qualifications /Formation, Expérience et Aptitudes

  • Qualification minimale requise : Etre titulaire d’un Diplôme universitaire en agriculture, en sécurité alimentaire, en agroforesterie ou dans une discipline connexe.

  • Expérience: 3 ans dans la gestion de programmes / projets de gestion des moyens de subsistance, de préférence dans un poste de direction dans des ONG internationales ou dans un rôle de gestion de projets / programmes dans des agences des Nations Unies.

  • Préférence: Master en développement international, agriculture, sécurité alimentaire ou discipline connexe ou diplômes ou certificats supplémentaires dans des domaines spécifiques tels que l'agriculture rurale, l'économie, le changement climatique, la planification des ressources et la production agricole. Expérience de travail en développement communautaire

  • Compétences et aptitudes techniques :

    • Bonne maîtrise du français et de l'anglais.

    • Excellentes compétences en gestion de projet et bonne compréhension du cycle de vie du projet

    • Excellente compréhension des meilleures pratiques en matière d'approches de sécurité alimentaire et de moyens d'existence dans le développement communautaire

    • Expérience avec les outils de gestion de projets de développement tels que les cadres logiques, les outils de suivi et d'évaluation, les budgets.

    • Excellentes compétences en supervision, notamment en matière de formation, de mentorat et de soutien du personnel

    • Excellentes aptitudes à la communication écrite et verbale, y compris la rédaction de rapports et les aptitudes à la communication formelle.

    • Excellentes compétences informatiques, y compris la maîtrise de MS Office et de Lotus Notes (ou d'un autre système de courriel principal comme Microsoft Outlook).

    • Solides compétences en négociation.

    • Sensibilité interculturelle, vision du monde flexible et capacité de travailler avec un large éventail de personnes de différents milieux.

    • Maturité émotionnelle et spirituelle et capacité à diriger une équipe de professionnels.

    • Bonne compréhension des normes de World Vision et de Sphère relief.

    • Connaissance et respect du Code de conduite de la Croix-Rouge et des ONG.

    • Aptitude à faire preuve d'un style de vie exemplaire, tel qu'interprété dans le contexte culturel local spécifique.

Les candidatures doivent se faire en ligne via le site des emplois de World Vision Niger http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-niger au plus tard le 20 janvier 2020.

World Vision garantit l'égalité des chances à tous. Les candidatures féminines et celles des personnes en situation de handicap sont vivement encouragées.

Seuls les candidats retenus seront contactés.

NB: World Vision est une organisation focalisée sur l’enfant, par conséquent tout acte de candidature emporte engagement à respecter la politique de protection de l’enfant adoptée par l’institution. Aussi tout antécédent (action, coaction, ou complicité) relatif à la violence sur enfant ou aux mauvais traitements infligés à un enfant est une cause de rejet systématique du dossier du candidat en question.

Niamey, le 9 janvier 2020

Deputy Food Assistance Manager - West Nile, Uganda

Position: Deputy Food Assistance Manager

Report to: Team Leader Food & Cash Assistance Project

Location: West Nile, Uganda

Purpose of the position:

To provide technical and direct management oversight of the food assistance program at the region/settlement level with a view to ensure quality food programming, systems and procedures and accountability within the framework of World Vision and donor (WFP) standards and guidelines. Collaborate and coordinate with the rest of WV Uganda ministry departments, partners, donors and government in the design and implementation of food assistance programs including early warning disaster preparedness, mitigation and actual response. The Deptuy FAM is the goal owner of food assistance at the regional level and in charge of the day-to-day operations and administrative issues in the region.

Major Responsibilities:

Food Assistance Programming

  • Provide management supervision and oversight for the food assistance program at region level.

  • Manage and track food assistance programming budget and assets at the region level.

  • Work hand in hand with other WV Uganda departments to ensure proper integration of the food assistance programming with the greater WV Ministry.

  • Collaborate and coordinate with other WV Uganda ministry departments and regional technical staff in areas of food programming research, impact learning, innovative programming and partnerships as well as the dissemination of major food programming issues, new ideas and trends, advocacy and the optimization of food programming for both relief and development need in the country.

  • Develop monitoring plan for all food assistance and complementary activities (Livelihood, Gender & Protection, Nutrition) in the region and ensures that regular and rigorous monitoring takes place during implementation. Track major trends and finding and take action to ensure projects objectives are accomplished

  • Participate in the recruitment of staffs that have the required knowledge, skill and abilities in order to meet WV food assistance programming standards.

  • Participate in project proposal design, budget development and drafting/review of agreements.

Supervision of field operation

  • Provide technical oversight through periodic visits to monitor and review all aspects of the food programming and systems as well as to provide appropriate feedback and recommendation to the Food Assistance Officer, Gender & protection officer, Nutrition Officer, Livelihood Officer, Grant accountant.

  • Conduct un-scheduled and scheduled field visit to observe distribution and check compliance with set standards. 30% time allocated for field visit per month.

  • Conduct on spot training to correct any anomalies detected.

  • Integration of other sectors in food programming i.e. MEAL, Gender, Protection & Livelihood, Nutrition.

Project Reporting

  • Ensure timely and accurate reports including CSRs, RSRs, LSRs, narrative etc, which reflect the true picture of the food assistance projects in the region, are prepared and submitted to Senior FAIRO and Food Assistance Manager as per agreed timelines.

  • Ensure all reports to donor (Weekly, monthly, quarterly and EoP) are submitted in time

  • Ensure FAIRO generates accurate CTS reports (CSR, RSR, LSR, Donor Receipt tally, Distribution Summary, RTS Summary, Ration reasonability test) as per the agreed timeline.

  • Consolidate and review monthly and quarterly narrative reports as per the agreed scheduled with SOs and Donor.

  • Ensure that WFP invoices are accurate, submitted on time and any issues arising and addressed in a timely manner.

  • Support finance team in follow-up of reimbursement for invoices submitted.

  • Ensure that commodity and cash CSS are submitted, cleared and posted in the DGDB as per WV timelines.

Staff management

  • Develop and implement a staff capacity building plan on areas of commodity management, food distribution, and nutrition and hygiene sensitization in order to meet established standards through on the job training, workshops, conferences and any other appropriate methods.

  • Identify other training needs during appraisal process and liaise with Senior Management and People & Culture to develop strategies for capacity building.

  • Develop and maintain an updated succession plan for the team that can be utilized whenever opportunities arise.

  • Implement staff performance management strategy.

  • Develop a leave management plan and oversee its implementation to ensure staff exercise life work balance.

  • Ensure volunteers, security guards, police and community structure payments are processed on time and payments made in a timely manner.

  • Cultivate a culture of high performance as per WV core competencies spectrum.

Coordination and networking

  • Organize staff meeting to discuss project implementation as well as challenges, success and solution.

  • In charge of all technical sectors that support food programming i.e. MEAL, Gender, Protection, Nutrition, Finance & Livelihood, Nutrition & partnering.

  • Organize and document monthly management meetings

  • Coordinate technical units to ensure WV is represented in all sector working group actively.

  • Participate in Partner coordination meetings with donor and other stakeholders. (UNHCR, OPM, WFP and other Partners.

  • Consolidate feedback and action points from different sector working group meetings for WV management response and action.

  • Organize quarterly performance meeting with the co-applicant to identify gaps and compliance,

  • Incharge of co-applicant management processes.

  • Contribute in the development, review and implementation of agreements with partners.

Administration & budget management

  • Overall Supervision of logistics/Project fleet ensuring times maintenance and service in coordination with support services department.

  • Review and approve finance fleet reports to ensure costs are properly apportioned

  • Maintain asset register and inventory management for the project.

  • Develop and oversee the implementation of the project procurement plan.

  • In charge of the budget, planning, monitoring, review to ensure project is delivered on time and on budget in consultation with the Team Leader Food & Cash assistance.

  • Conduct monthly finance review meetings to ensure project costs are accurate and acceptable.

  • Approval of expenditure within WVU Levels of Authority.

  • Ensure all compliance issues are addressed with acceptable timeframes (1 month).

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Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  1. A Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or development.

  2. 3-5 years past experience, preferable with a busy NGO or UN agency, in food commodities handling tracking and accounting.

  3. Prior experience with WV CTS system and or UN Data management system is an added advantage.

  4. Knowledge of WV, WFP and USAID regulations pertaining to relief food commodities tracking accounting and reporting.

  5. This position requires a person who is self starter, who can accomplish the task with minimal or no supervision. He/she should be able to manage a team of staff as well as cooperate with other units. He/she must be keen on details and well organized individual

  6. Good understanding of writing project proposals, budget management and finance.

  7. Good understanding of Humanitarian principles, monitoring & evaluation child protection mainstreaming in food assistance.

  8. Computer literate

  9. Perform other duties as required

  10. People management

  11. Negotiation and influence.

  12. Partnership management.

How to apply:

Please submit your application and complete Curriculum Vitae, to Website: https://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-uganda

Address your application to the People & Culture Specialist, Recruitment, World Vision Uganda

Deadline for receiving applications is 19th January, 2020. (Qualified natives of West Nile region are particularly encouraged to apply)

Team Leader /EMPACT - Erbil

Team Leader /EMPACT

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

To effectively assist the project coordinator in the implementation of a food assistance project EMPACT through digital skills training and professional support to vulnerable Syrian refugees, Internally Displaced Iraqis and host communities in Nineveh, Sulaymaniyah, Duhok and Erbil Governorates of Iraq.

The Team Leader will work closely with EMPACT project coordinator to ensure high quality management of our educational centers and strong supervision the instructors and instructor’s assistants to ensure smooth implementation of the training sessions on a daily basis and a positive and productive learning environment.

The team Leader will ensure that the instructors are follow the agreed curriculum in terms to achieve the goals by creating sustainable livelihood opportunities for vulnerable communities by transforming and making their skills “portable”, giving them access to the digital workplace and the future of work, as well as providing them with opportunities to generate income and improve household food security and ensuring compliance to Donor and World Vision requirements /guidelines and uphold commitment to beneficiary entitlement.

The holder of the position should have high management skills and able communicate World Vision’s ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that is an example to others.

About EMPACT: EMPACT provides digital skills trainings taking people from having never touched a computer to employable in the international digital economy in 8-16 weeks and connect them to remote jobs through impact sourcing, online freelancing as well as local internships. The training is specifically geared towards the most in need who often have been out of school for many years, have low English skills and are daily struggling to survive.

The aim of the program:

Jobs and active income generation

Online jobs (transcend labor market barriers)

Local community jobs

Empower young people to achieve their goals (build resilience, confidence)

Professional development (English, soft skills, CV, interview practice)

Individualized coaching (encourage ownership over future, develop long-term goals)

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

Implementation

  • Assist the project coordinator to conduct the outreach work and select the beneficiaries related to this project according to WFP and WV standard.

  • Assist trainers and their assistants, supervising them to effectively and efficiently manage and coordinate all courses and activities under EMPACT project that are implemented in the educational center.

  • Assist project coordinator to plan, implement, monitor and evaluate approved activities as per programs design.

  • Ensure program compliance to Humanitarian Accountability standards.

  • Ensure that all resources earmarked to target populations are properly handled, stored, transported, distributed, tracked, fully accounted for and reported on according to World Vision standard procedures and Donor policy.

  • Visit target communities on regular basis to get their perceptions and experience to assist in planning and implementing relevant community-oriented programs.

  • Prepare monthly management reports, and as well as monthly narrative reports for the district according to set standards and formats.

  • Facilitate the identification designing and implementing of appropriate training needs for district staff and target communities.

  • Having logistic experience to coordinate the pickup of the beneficiaries from their location to our centers, in term to systematic the classes , trainers and beneficiary attendance ,

  • Manage and support the distribution of SIM cards and the cash out.

  • Have IT and English background to understand the progress of the curriculum.

Management

  • Supervise use of resources allocated to the district field monitors

  • Supervise all the trainers’ workers through appropriate systems and attend to their welfare issues.

  • Collecting daily attendance of teachers and teacher’s assistants.

  • Leader skills required , leading the team in proper way ,

Coordination and collaboration

  • Assist project coordinator to Co-ordinate with centers owners and local authorities and beneficiaries leaders.

  • Participate in regular coordination meetings in WV and outside agencies including the donor

Capacity development

  • Leads capacity development with field staff to ensure competency levels, which allow staff to do their work accordingly.

  • Work with the Project coordinator to supervise and provide training for all other WFP livelihood staff

Other Roles

  • Represent the NO in food assistance/ Security, coordination forums as advised by NO management

  • Perform any other duties as required by the project Coordinator or his/her designee.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in IT, English language, Business Admiration, School management or any other related qualification.

  • Previous experience in humanitarian work.

  • Experience in Food Assistance projects trough cash.

  • Experience in education.

  • Strong communication skills Verbal and written English/Arabic and Kurdish.

  • Strong management and tracking skills.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge.

  • Well-developed stakeholder networking skills.

  • Knowledge of food projects specially projects related to cash

  • Knowledge of educational projects specially IT and English.

  • Proven planning, team work and managerial skills

  • Demonstrate ability in the design and effective use of training materials

  • Stays open to internal and external feedback

  • Finds fulfilment in work through creativity, risk taking, initiative, and innovation, and encourages the same in colleagues.

  • Ability to supervise and mentor subordinates

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision

  • Good knowledge and experience of community mobilization.

  • Report writing skills and computer knowledge.

Work Environment

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Office environment: typical field based

  • Travel: Domestic travel is required.

  • On call: During normal working hours unless there is an emergency

PNS - Economic Coordinator

WORK LOCATION- PAK OU DISTRICT, LUANG PRABANG PROVINCE

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

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

The PNS-Economic Project Coordinatoris responsible for the implementation of the PNS-Economic Project activities to support the Nutrition 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 to Communities and partners.

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

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

2. Provide Food Security technical capacity building and coaching/mentoring to Community, project partners and relevant stakeholders.

3. To build strength the community to access to marketing and get more household income.

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

Major Responsibilities of Job:

  1. A. Support Project Model Adaptation & Implementation

  • Coordinate and working with existing project models to ensure achievement of goal

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

  • Implement the Project activities based on project log-frame within the agreed design and budget.

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

  • Work withPakou TPC Coordinator and TDF to identify and mitigate risks/issues to ensure quality implementation of technical project models.

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

  • Lead reflection and learning of technical PNS- Economic project 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 PNS-Economic project implementation and carrying out the plan.

  • 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.

  • Writing English Semi Report, Annual progresses Report, Monthly Report, Story, Quarterly Report, to Provincial TP manager.

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

  • Prepare documentation of relevant technical on Food Security project model as requested.

    3. Advocacy and External Representation

  • Represent WVI-L at District/village levels to promote building strengthen to Farmer cash crop planting group and Farmer Animal group collaborative relationship.

  • Implement PNS-Economics’ advocacy components to influence local policy implementers/decision makers at district Agriculture and/or VDC at 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 Farmer on new technical for Cash crop planting and animal raising.

  • Share plan and integrate/synergize technical project activities.

EDUCATION, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

  • Degree in Public Agriculture/Food Security (Planting and Animal raising).

  • Good understanding Food Security and Nutrition status in community context.

  • Technical knowledge in food security to support Nutrition.

  • Clear understanding on Food Security on Program including Nutrition models and approaches.

  • Basic knowledge on Food Security data collection and analysis.

  • Knowledge of community participatory advocacy models

  • http://www.wvi.org/resources

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

  • Experience in working with community based approaches

  • Experience conducting and assisting 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 Food security 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)

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

  • Good organizational and coordinating skills

  • Good report writing 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 10 January 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

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.