Government Resilience Coordinator Malawi

12478-16N12049
Malawi
08-Feb-19

WORLD VISION INTERNATIONAL

POSITION DESCRIPTION

GOVERNMENT RESILIENCE LEAD

WORLD VISION

POSITION DESCRIPTION

KEY POSITION INFORMATION

Job Title

Government Resilience Coordinator Malawi

Grade Level

16

Reports To

Chief of Party

Department/Group

Food Security and Livelihoods

Location

Malawi

PURPOSE OF POSITION:

World Vision seeks a Government Resilience Coordinator for the proposed USAID/Food For Peace -funded Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Malawi.

The GR Team Lead will be assigned to support policy implementation, namely the NRS, and government-donor coordination at the national level. S/He will be responsible for implementing the donor coordination strategy and transferring learning from FFP to the GoM and the donor community on a real-time basis and vice versa.

S/he will be embedded within the Department of Disaster Management Affairs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

Major Activities

End Results Expected

% Time

Spent

Act as a subject Matter expert GR and Policy Implementation

Support policy implementation, namely the NRS and government-donor coordination at the national level

NRS is mainstreamed across all sectors of the program and implementation by key stakeholders.

20

Act as a stewardship in Strategy Implementation in collaborations with stakeholders

Implement the donor coordination strategy and transferring learning from FFP to the GoM and the donor community on a real-time basis and vice versa

Visibility and coordination efforts for complementarity with other actors and demonstrated learning and adoption by GoM and donors.

20

  1. Assist in Policy Development and analysis

Support development and updating of the TOC, situation analyses, including gathering and reviewing studies, polices and materials, stakeholder and opinion leader assessments.

Technically sound and sustainable resilience activities designed and implemented

15

  1. Review program quality, providing technical assistance and adoption of best practices

Reviewing the technical quality of the program by conducting site visits to project locations and providing technical assistance on program implementation, monitoring progress and evaluating performance, reviewing and analyzing results, and recommending changes in implementation.

High quality of program deliverables and outputs achieved for all NRS related activities

20

  1. Collaborate with Partners to enhance project capabilities

Collaborate with partners and colleagues to plan, develop, and produce tools and communication vehicles to enhance capacities, policies and systems leading to improved resilience in the target areas

Program staff and participants demonstrate learning and adoption of NRS best practices.

20

  1. Attend to any other duties as assigned

Perform other duties as required.

Smooth running and implementation of the program activities.

5

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

List academic, technical skills or other knowledge required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  • Master’s Degree (or equivalent) is required in Agriculture Economics, Natural Resource Management, Community Development or related field combined with relevant experience working with the GoM, strategy formulation and coordination.

  • Strong skills/knowledge of government processes, working across different Ministries, climate variability and disasters risk management; community land rights, management, conservation and development, national policies on food security, disasters mitigation, agriculture development and poverty reduction.

  • Demonstrated capacity to lead the collection, analysis, and utilization of information from a broad range of sources.

  • Knowledge of and familiarity with international assistance program requirements, preferably USAID Office or Food for Peace (FFP) policies.

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work cross-culturally with diverse teams.

  • Ability to work with professionals, ministries and with donor colleagues in country.

  • Strong verbal communication skills, strong presentation and report writing skills.

  • Ability to achieve results through partners.

Additional work experience required as a minimum qualification for this position.

  1. Strong preference for someone with skills/knowledge of government processes, working across different Ministries, climate variability and disasters risk management; community land rights, Governance, management, conservation and development, national policies on food security, disasters mitigation, agriculture development and poverty reduction.

  2. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

  3. Professional licenses, as required in the field and by the donor.

  4. Previous experience with Government of Malawi Department of Disaster Management Affairs is preferred.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

List academic, technical skills or other knowledge preferred for this position.

  • Skills in participatory data collection and facilitating collaborative problem solving.

  • Ability to foster commitment and build capacity among activity staff and in-country actors to NRS integration and empowerment.

  • Strong management and interpersonal skills

  • Mentoring and facilitation skills.

  • Ability to network and communicate with a wide range of stakeholders.

  • Over five years’ experience in donor and stakeholder engagement and management

Work Environment:

Include travel & work environment details.

Complete Travel and/or Work Environment statements if applicable.

  • Mandatory travels to implementation sites and regional, global meetings as required.

MATRIX MANAGEMENT – DECISION MAKING GUIDELINES

Function

Deputy Chief of Party

National Director / Chief of Party

Hiring of Subordinates

Approve (note1)

Approve (note2)

GR design and strategy

Approve (note1)

Approve (note 2)

Setting GR Performance Agreements

Approve (note 1)

Approve (note2)

Performance evaluation and individual learning and development plan

Feedback and approval (note 1)

Feedback and approval

Daily administration issues (local benefits, travel advances, work permits, etc)

Approve

N/A

Annual Vacation

Approve

Informed

Travel Plans

Approve

Approve

Travel Expense Report

Approve

N/A

Annual Budget

Approve

Consulted

Strategy

Approve (note 1)

Approve

Note 1: makes final decision if no joint decision is agreed with the National Director/Chief of Party

Note 2: Makes final decision when in disagreement with first line of approval

CORE CAPABILITIES:

Required

Preferred

Achieving quality results and service

Practicing accountability and integrity

Communicating information effectively

Thinking clearly, deeply and broadly

Understanding the Humanitarian industry

Understanding WV’s mission & operations

Practicing continuous innovation & creativity

Demonstrating Christ-Centered life and work

Learning for growth and development

Maintaining work/life balance

Building collaborative relationships

Practicing gender & cultural diversity

Influencing individuals & groups

Section II – POSITION DESCRIPTION QUESTIONAIRE

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE

Organization charts of the department/division.

2nd Level Manager’s Title:

Chief of Party

Other Dotted Line Reporting Relationships:

     

1st Level Manager’s Title:

Deputy Chief of Party/

This Position Title:

Government Resilience Lead

Other positions reporting to the 1st Level Manager’s

Social Behavior Change Lead

Food Security and Livelihood Manager

Subordinate Titles:

# of staff in Unit

WASH Manager

     

     

MCHN Lead

     

     

     

Total

     

Check if this position completes performance evaluation for all subordinates.

Check if this position recommends hiring or termination of subordinate.

WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Contact

(within WV or outside WV)

Reason for Contact

Frequency of Contact

(Daily, Weekly, Monthly)

Chief of Party

Strategy alignment, coordination, when there is direct reporting

Weekly or monthly

National GAM Lead

National Office Leadership (will vary depending on office structure)

Coordination

Monthly

Support Office IPG

Provide regular report

If matrix reporting with SO has been established, coordinate gender activities implementation

Weekly or monthly

Regional Technical Advisor

Coordinate in alignment with regional strategies

Provide regular reports on grant progress

Quarterly

Donor representatives, technical partners (UN agencies, USAID, etc.) and Embassy officials

Information

Weekly

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