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Livelihood Agriculture Specialist

10897-13N12114
31-Jul-18

JOB OPPORTUNITY

Livelihood Agriculture Specialist – Duhok

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

The Livelihoods Agriculture specialist will be responsible for Support the implementation of technical training to improve farmers and management skills;

Provide continuous technical assistance to Beneficiaries and to improve Agriculture activities.

Support activities to improve the beneficiary’s skills

Promote capacity building and technical skills to Beneficiaries.

Facilitate organization and follow up on exchange visits involving the local stakeholders (Ministry of Agriculture, Stakeholders, and Beneficiaries).

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

Implement project activities in accordance with the project guidelines and targets

Provide the project team with continuous feedback on HH conditions, technology changes and all external factors that are likely to be relevant to it in the future; Spread the project identity and message into national stakeholders

Ensure the quality monitoring of training/capacity building events within in accordance to the quality standards

Lead and facilitate sharing best practices within staff and stakeholders

Provide technical input and coordination of events in the community on promoting equitable access to resources, under the guidance of Project Coordinator

Establish systems, processes, contextualize models to support team and implementing partner in having one common approach in solving the raised issues within the scope of Livelihood programming

Support Project Coordinator to administer project budget to ensure accurate and timely budget spending

Liaise with relevant stakeholders like local Camp management, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate

Perform other duties as required

Attend and participate in weekly meeting with the direct line manager

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  1. Agricultural Engineer with minimum 2 year of working experience on agriculture and in particular field work experience.

  2. Proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners

  3. Excellent organizational, analytical

  4. Strong interpersonal skills

  5. Proven ability to manage stakeholders

  6. Fluency in Arabic, English and Kurdish languages

  7. Two years of experience working experience in Livelihoods programs.

  8. Fluency in English and Arabic languages

  9. Knowledge of the returnee profile in Ninewa.

  10. Ability and willingness to learn new things and support new initiatives

  11. Ability to manage multiple tasks and work under pressure, efficient task prioritization and time management

  12. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with the community

  13. Use reflective practice and promote its use for learning, Use critical thinking and analysis

  14. Strategic, creative, and innovative thinking

  15. Ability to establish and maintain relationships with partners

  16. Understanding of community mobilization and empowerment principles and approaches

  17. Excellent coordination skills

  18. Ability to engage in personal learning and development

  19. Practice in community development

Work Environment

  • The position requires being in the Ninewa, Duhok and Erbil.

  • The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 75% of the time.

  • Be prepared to travel to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.