World Vision International

Ever Green Agriculture Project Coordinator

Job Description

Position :( 01) Ever Green Agriculture Project Coordinator

Reports to: Resources Acquisition & Management Director

Provide Supervision to: Project Field staff

Location: Niamey, Niger – World Vision National Office, with frequent travel to project sites: Tilaberi, Quallam and Simiri communes in Niger.

Purpose of the position:

The position will manage and direct the World Vision Niger Evergreen project activities for effective implementation and achieving targeted results of the project awarded by European Union on Scaling Up Evergreen Agriculture to Improve Livelihoods, Food security and Resilience to Climate change by smallholder farmers in Niger and restore ecosystem services.

The Manager will have ultimate responsibility for staff spread across the area of the project implementation. She/he will have direct supervision over project key personnel and be responsible for all technical and administrative aspects of the project, including financial management and stakeholders’ participation in the project implementation and development of various reports to the donor.

Major Responsibilities:

Manage all operations related to the project according to the annual work plan, project budget and implementation strategy and Ensure that there are fluent communication channels with the project governance structure and with consortia partners

Evaluate program effectiveness and determine corrective action needed to improve goal achievement by participating and conducting field monitoring, surveys and rapid appraisal design and Ensure that the donor reporting schedule and programme objectives are verifiably achieved.

Work with the grants finance teams to manage consortia partners financial granting and reporting including audit and work on Troubleshoot, as needed, to prevent disruptions in daily programme activities and liaise with the Project Steering Committee (PSC), WV Australia and ICRAF as necessary.

Monitor project implementation, measure impact and calibrate alignment with the WN program strategy and implementation accordingly, Work closely with the MED Specialist on the project’s MEL systems design and measurement.

Ensure that project achievements and best practices are captured and disseminated including the continual re-evaluation of project activities and information, with resulting activity adjustments.

Oversee property and equipment acquisition, disposition, and management in compliance with WV internal procedure and donor requirements;

Elaborate exist strategy for the project since the beginning of the project so as to identify local partners for partnership, strategy/mechanism and ensure sustainability of the project activities/impact.

Ensure all project funds are spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations and are reasonable and that work with the Consortia conforms to EU’s guidelines. And has to Work with the Finance Officer to forecast expenditure and income surpluses and deficits to enable adjustments to be made to the project in a timely fashion.

Manage project budget within approved spending levels and ensure accurate and timely implementation of the project activities and reports to ICRAF, the donor and WV under direct supervision of he/her WVN supervisor and Ensure program expenses are reasonable timely done, allocable, prudent and spent in accordance with donor rules and regulations to ensure clean audits.

Responsible for local partnership development management of the project effective implementation and alignment with local and national policies or strategies and Lead on the EVA project and reporting, learning and directly supervise staff who are directly associated with the project.

Directly engage with project partners, ICRAF secretariat in Nairobi, Kenya and other relevant government bodies and Support all efforts towards accountability - to project participants and to international standards guiding advocacy work. Ensure good relations and accountability with the EU.

Contribute to Resource mobilization and Manage program budgets and keep track of the ongoing programs/projects. And Participate in research new funding opportunities and develop and write funding proposals for assigned program.

Carry out additional responsibilities and projects as assigned, including administrative and planning functions

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following may be acquired through a combination of formal or self-education, prior experience or on-the-job training:

A Master’s degree (BAC + 5) in Agronomy, environment sciences or a field directly related to the program summary above.

A minimum of five (5) years of overseas food security and livelihood developmental project;

Proven ability to manage and provide technical support to development project team in the area of evergreen agricultural practices (FMNR, water harvesting technique, agroforestry, conservation agriculture…) restauration with sustainable system/approach;

Having proving Value chains development competence applicable evergreen agriculture production systems so as develop value chain activities to strengthen evergreen economic impact on farmer income.

Knowledge of and familiarity of grants/compliance, logistics, capacity building of local government partners, disaster risk management, resource conflict prevention and mitigation,

Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming;

Knowledge of and familiarity of Niger natural resources management policy, conflict management and land securization procedure.

Knowledge of and familiarity of EU or other bilateral funding agencies is an additional opportunity.

Knowledge in behavior change for agriculture development.

Proven ability in the management of multi-component integrated project in developing countries;

Ability to integrate teams of professionals around common goals;

Demonstrated accomplishment in working with host-country professionals ministries and with donor colleagues in country;

Leadership of large and diverse teams

Beneficiaries’ participation in project implementation and ownership development;

Strong presentation and communication skills;

Field visit and technical demonstration of the innovation to field staff and beneficiaries;

Proven Innovative and creative ability to achieve or over-reach expected target;

English and French fluency required.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

Technical trainings qualification are required;

Must be able to stand above denominational diversities;

Opened and comprehensive with others;

Managing relationships;

Analysis and problem solving;

Communication;

Collaboration;

Work environment: 70% Office-Based

Travel: 25% field/Domestic/International Travels

On call: 5%

How to apply: http://careers.wvi.org/job-opportunities-in-niger

Deadline: 23 October, 2017

Attitude and Behavior:

World Vision reserves the right to disqualify a candidate who has any record relating to child abuse or opposite behavior to child protection, even after the hiring.

*Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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