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Grants Coordinator_Food Security Tubeho Neza Project

10382-14N09068
Bujumbura
10-Jun-18
1-2 Years

Section I – JOB DESCRIPTION

PURPOSE OF POSITION

Responsible of planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report of Component 1 focusing on strengthening the food security pillars (availability, access, sustainability and quality) of the EU Tubeho Neza project in Burundi in line with the project documents in the province of job holder location.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% Time

Major Activities

End Results Expected

10

Assist the Grant manager food security in leading the implementing of the production, marketing, farmer structuring income generation related interventions of the Tubeho Neza Project including budget development and review, building relation with provincial level partners and participating in critical meeting organized at provincial level related to the component 1 of the project.

The project result 1 progress is aligned to the set plans and established targets are met; process of monitoring, evaluation and reporting are undertaken systematically.

5

Directly responsible of beneficiary selection process and structuring in producer groups around lead farmers including planning and implementing a capacity building plan for target beneficiaries and lead farmers to enable dissemination of good agriculture good practices

The project targets and plans are sets and reviewed annually, project implemented and target met within the set timeline.

20

Plan, implement and monitor all the interventions aiming to sustainably improve access to quality inputs related to target crops (high iron beans, maize, Orange Fresh Sweet Potato, Vegetable and Fruits)

The budget implementation is aligned to the project expected results with in mind the achievement of the planned target with best value on money.

15

Set-up Livestock Community Solidarity Chain and organize management committees to ensure the Animal Revolving Funds reach all target beneficiaries during the lifetime of the project by also ensuring that the Community Animal Health Agents have required technical capacity to prevent, diagnose, treat and follow-up on health issues on distributed livestock.

The project result 1 planning and review processes receive strategic support and guidance to ensure quality and timely delivery in all the components.

15

Initiate and strengthen community seed system on high iron beans, Organge Sweet Potato and Fruits seedlings by providing technical guidance in line with the Burundi seeds legislation, developing and sustaining quality seeds producers in collaboration with ONCCS (Office National de Control et de Certification des Semences), ISABU (Institut des Sciences Agronomic du Burundi) and DPSP (Departement de Promotion des Semences et Plants).

Project plans related to result 1are disseminated among staff implementing Food Security project component

10

Organize producer groups in marketing networks around community warehouses and undertake market facilitation to increase the value of sales to generate agriculture based income through strengthening public, private partnership and marketing events including sale fairs, market advertisement and dissemination of product information to stimulate market demand,

Training needs and plans for project staff implementing result 1 are developed and implemented; performance agreement and appraisal done at annual basis with mid-year review.

15

Organize savings and loans activities by planning and implementing VSLA approach in targeted groups and building linkages to Micro-Finance Institutions in order to promote access to credits.

Required reports are produced within agreed timeline with line manager in coherence with donor template and guidance. Case study and/or Experience Capitalization produced at annually basis; project results are disseminated within and outside.

5

Responsible for establishment and implementation of annual procurement plan of all the project supplies, fertilizers, planting materials and seeds related to the project component 1 in the province of Job location.

Project monitoring data for result 2 outputs and activities are systematically collected and recorded;

5

Responsible of monthly data collection and recording including VSLA Management Information System on quarterly basis to enable production of evidence based reporting.

100%

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

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

Minimum Qualification required:

  • Minimum Qualification required: University Degree in Agriculture and Livestock related Sciences.

  • Experience: 3 years’ experience implementing Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture and market led production.

  • Technical Skills & Abilities:

  • Good communication skills in Kirundi, French and English

  • Good ability to produce written reports in English

  • Must hold a driving license covering both car and motorcycle and know to drive

  • Good planning and organizational skills

  • Have significant experience in group dynamics and working directly with farmers groups.

  • Must have good interpersonal and facilitation skills

  • Able to work under limited supervision

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with staff and government partners from Province to Community level.

List additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  • Experience in Nutrition Sensitive Agriculture Interventions

  • Experience in building continuum between relief and development

  • Experience in documentation and sharing of lesson learnt and case studies of project good practices.

  • Experience in animal community solidarity chain

  • Experience in community saving and credits

  • Experience in results oriented planning

  • Good capacity to conduct a contextual analysis

  • Able to work under limited supervision

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other staff and partners at province, commune and community level.

  • Problem solving mind

License, registration, or certification required to perform this position:

  • Good oral communication skills in English and French

  • Good ability to produce written reports in French and English

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

Preferred: 2 years’ experience implementing Bio-fortification, value chain and Village Saving and Loans activities

Work Environment:

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Domestic Travel: 85%

  • On call: 15%

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 June 10, 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.