Project Assistant II- Agric & Food Security - Eyl & Godobjiran
Purpose of the position:
Ensure continuous supervision of the overall operations of WVS agriculture and food security projects in the district and acts as a line assistant to the project officer (Voucher Specialist)
Coordinate implementation of agriculture and other livelihood activities within the scope of the project.
Be involved in community mobilization, targeting and monitor movement and distribution of agriculture inputs & Cash For Work (CFW)
In consultation with project officer and extension staff, organize and draw work plans
Where possible in liaison with the project officer link extension services to other existing institutions and organizations such as those responsible for providing credit, technology packages, marketing facilities
Maintain all documentation relating directly to CfW activities required to ensure accountability to the donor, particularly where labor is concerned.
Complete any required monitoring as outlined by the Project Officer.
On-site supervision and reporting
Ensure beneficiary attendance register are up to date
Work norms are followed to the details, and foremen are conversant with them.
Weekly reports on the infrastructure are shared with the documentation officer/project manager.
Effective Resource Management
Prepare and submit cash request to facilitate field activities.
Ensure value for money in regards to all transaction involving World Vision resources
Proper records of all WV assets in the zone.
Effective Monitoring and Evaluation
Conduct surveys, assessments to continually identify agricultural/livelihood gaps and needs in the district.
Conduct regular field visits to project site and update the project officer/ manager with the progress of project activities in the field using relevant tools.
Prepare regular and comprehensive project progressive monthly reports.
Participate in Programme evaluation
Weekly On site monitoring and reporting of VFW activities progress and challenges
Capacity building and Staff Development
Identify training and development needs of extension workers make recommendations to project officer
Facilitate relevant trainings to the target beneficiaries
Supervise project assistants (extension staff) including: determining workload, delegating assignments and monitoring performance then provide recommendations to project officer.
Coordination and Visibility
Attend all project related meetings with partners and stakeholders in the field
Collaborate with extension workers and other staff to enhance integration with other sectors
Represent World Vision at field level with local government officials and other agencies as delegated by the project officer.
Any Other Business
Perform other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above
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.
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:
Educational level required: Minimum; Diploma certificate.
Technical Training qualifications required: Degree or Diploma in Community Development /Agriculture/Development studies or other related field
Experience: 2 years; Prior experience in a cash programming-voucher officer position, with good understanding on principles of extension education, cash programming Proven problem solving and decision making skills
Other… experience working on community & community mobilization skills.
Working Environment / Conditions:
Work environment: Office-based with frequent travel to the field
%Travel: 50 Domestic and field sites supervision travel is required.
On call: N/A