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Project Coordinator- FAO

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Less Than 1 Year

Title: Project Coordinator – Food Security(FAO)

Location: Gwanda

Reports to: Grants Implementation Team Leader

Direct Reports: Agricultural Field Officer

Warehouse Supervisor

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