Technical Specialist - Livelihoods and Economic Development
Purpose of the Position
The Technical Specialist Marafa Integrated Livelihoods and Economic Development Project will be responsible for the overall coordination of the project which aims at strengthening the target groups in the development of selected value chains for sustainable livelihoods and economic development. The position holder will provide necessary technical expertise and leadership in related trainings, follow-up, and guidance during project implementation as well as give feedback and reports to partners, donor, National, Regional and AP Office
The jobholder will work in close collaboration with the AP Manager, other project staff especially the Youth Economic Empowerment Project (YEEP) for complementarity of activities, government line ministries including Ministry of Agriculture, Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Water Environment and Natural Resources and other stakeholders on the ground.
She/he will also be expected to integrate the grant with other Child Well-being outcomes in line with the WVK Strategic priorities
Project Planning, Coordination & Implementation
Monitor and ensure that the grant is coordinated, managed and executed as per plans within time and budgets, meeting donor and community accountability;
Ensure that all MILEDP initiatives within the project’s area of influence meet or exceed planned outcomes and are implemented timely;
Engage with partners including GoK line Ministries (at the sub-County, County and national level), Community Based organization, NGO, Learning Research institutions and any relevant authorities;
Implement interventions in accordance with established norms, policies aligned to acceptable financial & operational audit results.
Design, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Work closely with Southern Region M&E Coordinator to effectively support the project to carry out all measurements – baselines, assessments, designs, monitoring and evaluations - in accordance with donor requirements and WV established standards, policies and procedures;
Coordinate with the M&E to ensure that appropriate controls, monitoring and evaluation tools are in place and being utilized in a timely manner;
Ensure that the project achieves Child Well-Being Outcomes in line with the organization’s Ministry Framework and Development Approach, and WVK’s strategic priorities and the project designs.
Develop monthly schedule for monitoring together with communities and partners;
Ensure community capacity building plan on monitoring is in place and utilized;
Participate in monthly data collection -(involving communities and partners) using the standardized tools
Mobilize all targeted respondents / stakeholders in a timely manner during data collection exercise.
Monitor monthly project expenditure
Apply Contextualized reporting guidelines;
Generate quality Monthly Management Reports (MMR) informed by accurate analyzed data written using language that is appropriate to the reader and in line with World Vision reporting guidelines;
Generate Quality & Accurate quarterly, semi-annual and annual reports informed by MMR and in line with donor regulations;
Develop context specific electronic and live media communications on project activities.
Engagement, Networking and Fundraising
Collaborate with line ministries and departments in providing technical support and assistance to the project
Take lead in capacity building initiatives to project beneficiaries in regard to project requirements;
Support implementing staff to successfully engage with key internal and external stakeholders, including other WVK entities, Community, church and other civil society representatives in order to maximize the impact of interventions;
In collaboration with Area Programs team members and National Office (NO) participate in appropriate donor engagement activities;
Support timely development of funding proposals in line with donor requirements and WVK standards in collaboration grants acquisition department;
Build and Maintain effective communications and pro-active relationships with partners at the counties, including visits by donors.
Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
Degree in Agribusiness, Agriculture Economics or related field with at least 4 years of work experience in livelihoods and economic development projects;
Experience in Value Chains development is an added advantage;
Grounded experience in the execution of development of sustainable community projects.