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Livelihood Advisor

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

As a Christian Humanitarian Development organization, WV Chad (WV Chad) is trusted to deliver community service through its Programs located in 5 regions (Logone Occidental, Logone Oriental, Tandjile, Mandoul, Mayo Kebi Est) and also humanitarian emergency programs across the country.  Currently, WV Chad envisions a thriving organization where our improved business processes come together to transform and model organizational leadership built on sustainable practices. The Livelihood Advisor will be responsible for ensuring smooth operations of the Livelihood components of WV Chad.

He/She will be responsible to the Senior Program Effectiveness Manager in providing technical advice and support in the planning, designing, implementation, training/guiding, monitoring and evaluation of Livelihood and Economic Development interventions and play an active role in coordination, technical assistance and advocacy with the local government, local communities, partners and other key stakeholders.

Furthermore, he/she will carry-out action research on Livelihood and Economic Development according to World Vision Chad office strategy to strengthen value chain development, saving group, self-help group, micro finance, cooperative unions, VSLA and all WV CHAD livelihood programming interventions.

Major Responsibilities:

Provide technical advice to WV Chad in livelihoods and economic development programming in planning, designing, monitoring and evaluating Livelihood and Economic Development interventions.

Provide inputs into the overall strategic planning, donor proposal development and conduct research studies related to Livel

ihood and Economic Development.

In collaboration with the Clusters and projects staff, facilitate the conceptualization and development of livelihood  promotion and sustainable economic development project interventions at a local level, including sub-project proposals, implementation plans, project budgets, and monitoring a

nd evaluation frameworks.

Work closely with field Livelihood Officers and team leaders to build their capacity on integrating market-driven approaches in projects and support them to identify opportunities for replication and scale-up

within the existing projects.

Support the monitoring of the quality of project delivery within the framework of the overall program strategy. Develop and use innovative approaches to monitor and evaluate performance, effectiveness/impacts of livelihoods and economic development interventions and document

lessons learned.

Support the development of sustainable livelihoods and economic development initiatives including value chain development, saving group, self-help group, micro finance, cooperative union, savings group model at the community and streamline the programmatic approach of model in order to provide effective mechanisms for achieving scale and sustainability in the in


Facilitate the development of a number of private sector engagements in the program and guide the field teams on risk management processes to assess and manage the risks of potential alliances with the private


Produce case studies of market-driven approaches to programming that clearly demonstrate both the social transformation and sustainable development outcomes of the interventions.

Represent WV Chad in economic development and sustainable livelihood fora, meetings, workshops, conferences and contribute to technical interactions and discussions and donor meetings.

Build and strengthen effective relations for networking and cross learning to enrich WV Chad economic development and livelihoods programs/ interventions and have in operation networking structures composed of project partners and beneficiaries for long term results.

Participate in such networking meetings and guide members in obtaining mutually beneficial and optimal ways to enhance livelihood and economic development activities.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Livestock, Agriculture Economics or Agribusiness with B.A in Business Administration similar from an accredited University

  • Minimum 5 years working experience in the area of local economic development /livelihood development, SME development and private sector engagement.

  • Experienced in community mobilization and group formation

  • Prior experience with the World Vision system would be an advantage

  • Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills

  • Familiarity with the working environment and professional standards of international organizations

  • Working experience with Institutions involved in sustainable development/ community empowerment/ natural resource management

  • Experience in working with NGOs and civil society, and with participatory approaches

  • Strong conceptual and research/analytical skills, with the ability to think strategically and to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources into conclusions and recommendations

  • Substantial knowledge of Socio-Economic Development, and in-depth practical knowledge of inter-disciplinary development issues

  • A self-starter and able to inspire and influence action

  • Seeks and applies knowledge, information and best practices inside and outside World Vision

  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

  • Ability to lead effectively, and possesses mentoring and conflict resolution skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, proven networking, team-building, organizational and communication skills and computer literacy is essential 

  • Excellent writing and conversation ability in English and French.

  • Ability to communicate cross-culturally and sensitive to other cultures

Knowledge of design requirements and regulations for major donors including OFDA, AusAID, ECHO, CIDA, ADH, Global Fund and UN (WFP, UNICEF, WHO)