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Grants Coordinator - Agronomy/Value Chain

9778-14N09068
Bujumbura
22-Mar-18
2+ Years

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to lead the B4MCN food production, marketing, and value chain interventions, to manage and supervise the operations by coordinating the project implementation, monitoring and evaluation in the assigned province. In order to successfully do so, the Grant Coordinator – Agronomy and Value Chain must also be able to effectively communicate World Vision’s Christian ethos and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life that serves as an example to others

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

  1. Organize, plan, coordinate and supervise the implementation of the project’s activities related to food production, marketing and value chain, as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline at province level

  • Monthly DIP developed & shared with all provincial and communal project staff;

  • Weekly coordination meeting with FS communal Officers;

  • Weekly field supervision missions to all supervised staff;

  • prepare budget breakdown for assigned activities and 95 % of planned budget is timely spent;

  • 100% of planed activities implemented

  1. Ensure that all recruited staff are trained and oriented on project approaches and activities, reporting tools & documentation;

Provide on- job mentoring and coaching for project staff for timely implementation of project activities at provincial level

  • 100 % of activities are timely implemented

  • Approaches used per project design and donor requirements (e.g. Seed fairs, Cash Transfer, On-the-job farmer training) implemented in required quality standards

  1. Provide adequate coordination of planned studies (baseline, midterm, and project evaluation surveys) and supervise the M&E staff in close collaboration with other external partners at provincial level

  • Quality study reports timely produced

  • Project monitoring tools are understood and used by project staff and partners

  • Planning tools produced

  1. Guided by Grant Manager, monitor the use of business process implementation is aligned with WV, donor and other relevant standards

  • 100 % of planned outputs per month are achieved according to donor requirements

  • Provincial project coordinators use developed business implementation path to plan and coordinate project activities planned in the province

  1. When delegated by Grant Manager, participate in the institutional learning initiatives for the establishment of efficient information systems

  • Project evaluation and lessons learnt events are conducted and final project reports shared with partners

  • Project best practices are documented and disseminated

  1. Support Grant Manager to establish strategic networks/partnerships at local and provincial levels in food assistance and production and productive.

  • Project stakeholders and partners are identified and actively participate in the implementation of project activities

  1. Support Grant Manager to organize and facilitate regular project coordination meetings at province level and participate in the national coordination and project learning forums

  • Regular project coordination meetings are held with the participation of key project stakeholders

  • National project coordination and learning forums are held

  1. Provide inputs to Grant Manager for monthly reports for WV’s internal records

  2. Provide inputs to Project Manager for quarterly, annual and final project reports at provincial level

  • 100% of regular management reports timely submitted according to WVB quality standards and donor requirements

  1. With Grant Manager, represent WVB in provincial and national meetings/workshops related to food production and value chain

  • Participate in key meetings, workshops and forums;

  • Minutes to be produced and shared with clear action points

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Minimum education, training and experience requirements to qualify for the position:

  • At least Agronomist A1 or Bachelor in Community Development; reliable experience in coordinating production and food assistance in during humanitarian crisis

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations in Food Security and/or Value Chain

  1. Advanced project management skills and good understanding of the project life cycle

  2. Good understanding of best practices in food security and community development in emergency response

  3. Experience with development project management tools such as log frames, monitoring and evaluation tools and budgets

  4. Excellent supervision skills, including training, mentoring and supporting staff

  5. Advanced written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing and formal communication skills

  6. Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office and Lotus Notes (or another main email system such as Microsoft Outlook)

  • Oral and written communication skills in English, Kirundi and French - Essential

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  1. Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview, and ability to work with a wide range of people from different backgrounds

  2. Emotional and spiritual maturity and ability to lead a team of professionals

  3. Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards

  4. Knowledge of and adherence to the Red Cross and NGO Code of Conduct

  5. Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement

  6. High level of integrity and ability to exhibit exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in specific local cultural context

  7. Ability to work under stressful conditions

  8. Agreement with World Vision’s Christian ethos and participation in devotions

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Domestic Travel: Regular internal travel to project areas is required

  • On call: As required Position will work directly with project staff and implementing partners

  • Huge work load may requires work beyond regular office time

  • Child friendly working environment exits in the project team

How to apply

Should you wish to apply for this position, please go to http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-burundi. If this is your first time applying online via the World Vision International careers website, you will need to register an account along with your application details. This site will provide you with additional functionality, such as saved searches and email alerts. Registration requires minimal information to create your account. Further details will be collected during the application process. All applicants must apply using our online application system, CVs received via email or standard post will NOT be considered.

In case you face challenges applying through the online system, please call HR department for support. The closing date for submission of applications (Updated and signed CV, motivation letter, certificates of service, and Certified Degrees) is March 22, 2018 no late applications will be accepted.

Important Note:

  • World Vision Burundi does neither use employment agencies nor does it charge money for recruitment, interviews or medical checks.

  • As a child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for working with children.

  • Although all applications will be considered on their individual merit, suitably qualified women are especially encouraged to apply.