Title: Project Coordinator – Food Security(FAO)
Reports to: Grants Implementation Team Leader
Direct Reports: Agricultural Field Officer
Purpose of the Position:
To provide management, coordination and technical assistance to the WVZ-FAO Agricultural program, with specific responsibility for an assigned grant funded project including design and capacity building of staff in food security, coordination with ADPs and government departments at district level
Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:
Design, plan, implement and coordinate specific grant funded agricultural projects.
Provide coordination with ADPs and district level government departments.
Work with the Team Leader to develop project proposals and reports and submit them timeously to the Support Offices
Control and manage budgets for specific grant funds and approve payments and requisitions and ensure that districts adhere to their operational budgetary limits
Network with local authorities and ministries, other NGOs, Research Institutions and identify areas of possible linkages and collaboration and share lessons and good practices and in designing appropriate strategies for the target populations.
Coordinate the activities of project field staff, including the drafting of detailed implementation plans, to ensure the timely and successful implementation of the Agriculture Recovery project.
Provide field monitoring visits to districts and provide support to the teams
Ensure the implementation, monitoring and evaluation as per project design and approved work plans.
Ensure that documentation of key project events is done and publications circulated to relevant stakeholders
Knowledge, Skills and Attitude Required.
A degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources or any related field
A Masters degree will be an added advantage
In depth knowledge and experience in agricultural project management, at least 3 years at a Supervisory level.
A clean class 4 Driver's licence
An in-depth knowledge in extension management.
In-depth knowledge on Gvt regulations in agriculture and operational systems.
Experience in farmer to farmer extension.
High networking skills