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Grants Officer _Agriculture

9779-12N09135
Bujumbura
22-Mar-18
2+ Years

Purpose of the position

The purpose of this position is to implement the B4MCN food production, marketing, and value chain interventions, to ensure the operations by supporting the monitoring and evaluation in the assigned province.

Major responsibilities

Major Activities

End Results Expected

  1. Implement the project’s activities related to food production, marketing and value chain, as per the approved budgets, scope & timeline at province level

  • Monthly DIP operationalized with all provincial and communal project staff;

  • Weekly planning done with the B4MCN project team;

  • Weekly field work completed per project work plan;

  • Utilize the budget breakdown for assigned activities and ensure 95 % of planned budget is timely spent;

  • 100% of planed activities implemented

  1. Ensure that all project approaches and activities, reporting tools & documentation are clearly understood and implemented accordingly;

Ensure timely and high quality implementation of all planned activities in the province of assignment;

Communicate timely to Grant Manager any changes or adjustments needed to the plan

  • 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) well understood and implemented in required quality standards

  1. Provide adequate support to the planned studies (baseline, midterm, and project evaluation surveys) and help 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 the project’s supervisor – agronomy and value chain , 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. Participate in the regular project coordination meetings at province level

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

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

  2. Provide inputs to Grant 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

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 1 year of relevant experience working with Non-Governmental Organizations in Food Security and/or Value Chain

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

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

  3. Good written and verbal communication skills, including report-writing

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

  5. Ability to work under stressful conditions

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

  • 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. Commitment to World Vision Core Values and Mission Statement.

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

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.