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Natural Resource Management Project Assistant II - Somaliland

Job Description

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somaliland Residents Only

World Vision is an International Relief and Development organization, whose goal is to achieve long-lasting benefits in the quality of life for vulnerable children and their families, displaced persons and communities. World Vision Somaliland Program wishes to invite applications from highly competent dynamic, self-driven and results oriented Somaliland Residents to fill the following vacancy to be based in TBD Office.

Natural Resource Management Project Assistant II

To provide technical advisory information related to animal health, Nutrition, breeding, diagnosis, treatment, disease surveillance or recommendations on animal diseases to the farmers or other target beneficiaries. Support livestock marketing groups to undertake market surveys and ensure that livestock feed production and is achieved while ensuring that sound grazing plans are followed by the beneficiary communities.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Program Implementation:

    • Engage community leaders, government bodies to identify sites for NRM activity implementation

    • Together with PO, implement all NRM activities and monitor the progress in a day to day basis.

    • Provide support on matters related to rangeland and livestock feeding improvement e.g. pasture development/improvement/ regeneration/production and preservation, following up with the com unities to ensure that grazing plans are followed.

    • Identify sustainable NRM activities including range land rehabilitation, degraded land reclamation and reforestation and gully treatment.

  • Effective Monitoring and Evaluation

    • Monitoring and supervision of community FMNR sites, soil and conservation construction sites

    • Monitoring of activities progress on a regular basis and reporting to the Project Officer.

    • Participation in field level assessment and or evaluation of Programme

    • Work closely with other project assistants and DRR committees to gather EWS information.

  • Capacity building i.e. Training of farmers and or target beneficiaries

    • Plan, organize and train FMNR champions

    • Provision of training, technical and advisory services advice not only on better NRM practices, but also on relevant subjects like rangeland management, land reclamation, climate smart agriculture

    • Transfer of standard technologies to pastoralists on FMNR.

    • Work with Agriculture and Livelihood Assistant to promote FMNR and other innovations

  • Coordination and Visibility

    • Act as liaison between community (pastoralists, agro pastoralists) and WVS office on FMNR

    • Prepare monthly activity schedule reports.

    • In Liaison with the project officer, participated in field level coordination meeting with local government authorities and other agencies.

    • Accompany donor, government officials and other WV officials during field visits to the project sites

  • Effective Resource management

    • Take responsibility in distributing FMNR and CFW tools

    • Ensures that the CFW beneficiaries their entitlement in right time and place

    • Provide location-specific services to improve management and efficiency of input use, conserve natural resources, support diversification and value-added livestock production, respond to community- or farmer-specific interests, and provide non-livestock information services relating to poverty reduction

  • Any Other Business Any Other Business

    • Carry out any other business as requested by the line manager

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Demonstrates well-developed interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, as well as negotiation skills

  • Must adhere to set security standards

  • Ensure a gender perspective in the scope of work

  • Perform other duties as required.

  • Team player

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational level required: Completion of Secondary School

  • Technical Training qualifications required: Certificate/Diploma in animal production or animal health, veterinary science.

  • Experience: 2 years of experience Prior experience in community work, training and coaching farmers, proven problem solving and decision making skills

  • Other competencies:

    • Effective communicator, Good people skills, Resilient as work requires some physical exertion such as long periods of standing; walking over rough terrain or rocky surfaces; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, and stretching

  • Proficiency in using computer software e. g MS office and internet.

  • Fluency in Somali language and English is needed.