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Livelihood Specialist (Grant)

Job Description

(Offer issuance to this position is subject to grant award to World Vision Tanzania)

Purpose of the position:

The Cluster Livelihood Specialist will be responsible for ensuring efficient and effective operations of the livelihood and economic development components of the Cluster.

She/he will be responsible to the Cluster Manager (at Cluster level) and Livelihood Manager ( at Head Office) in providing technical support in the planning, designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood and economic development interventions and play an active role in coordination, technical assistance and networking with the local government, local communities, partners and other key stakeholders.

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Major Responsibilities:

  • Assist Area Program Coordinators in the selection of appropriate target populations to be the recipients of agricultural technical support.

  • Provide technical advice to all Area Programs in the cluster in planning, designing, monitoring and evaluating livelihood and economic development interventions.

  • Work closely with field project facilitators to build their capacity on integrating market driven approaches (in collaboration with GAFCo) in projects and support them to identity opportunities for replication and scale-up within the existing projects.

  • Support the development of sustainable livelihoods initiatives including the world Vision Savings group model at the community and streamline the programmatic approach of model in order to provide effective mechanisms for achieving scale sustainability in the interventions.

  • Represent the cluster in economic development and sustainable livelihood for a, meetings, workshops and conferences including the integration meetings with VFT & GAFCo

  • Work closely with the Government of Tanzania, Department of Agriculture personnel and Project Management in the design of appropriate strategies for target population in accordance with the project plans

  • Visit target communities on a regular basis to learn with farmers on farming practices and experiences and continuously incorporate into the project planning such lessons.

  • Train field staff and farmers on sustainable agricultural practices relevant to the increased productivity of the selected value chains for the target communities. This includes designing appropriate training materials for use by farmers and other related groups

  • Provide follow-up support through agricultural clinics for recipients of technical support including soil analysis and recommending appropriate value chain crops.

  • Assist in the production of regular and timely progress reports regarding relevant project activities.

  • Participate in planning sessions and in the development of long-term agricultural program strategies for the entire WVT office.

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, prior experience, or on-the-job training.

Minimum qualifications: Must have a university degree in Agriculture, preferably agronomy, agricultural economics or natural resource management.

Minimum working experience: At least two years experience working with agricultural production and development, preferably with a reputable NGO or Government programme or project.

Other skills required: Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials. Fluency in English, both written and spoken. Willingness to travel extensively especially within the project area.