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Food Security Officer

International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.
1-2 Years

Background Information

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Food Security Officer (1)

Location: Gwanda

Purpose of the Position:

To ensure proper management of District agricultural recovery/livelihoods activities and coordinating all technical operations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly district budgets and expenditure analysis

  • Planning, implementing, monitoring, reporting and making recommendations on programme activities at district level.

  • Allocate duties supervise staff and prepare labour distribution reports.

  • Coordinate the selection of appropriate target populations to be recipients of agricultural/livelihoods inputs in the District.

  • Plan, implement and monitor as per project design approved activities.

  • Design appropriate training materials for use in local community development work and informal education activities.

  • Train field staff and farmers on sustainable agricultural practices relevant to the increased production of food for the target communities.

  • Coordinate with partners and stakeholders and project coordinator in the design of appropriate strategies for target population.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • A degree in Agriculture, preferably Agronomy, Crop Production or any related field from a recognised university

  • At least two years’ experience working within agricultural production and development preferably in an NGO.

  • In-depth working knowledge of cropping /livestock programme design.

  • Good working knowledge of government and community structures.

  • Demonstrate ability in the design and effective use of training materials.

  • Knowledge of how to prepare financial budgets.

  • Knowledge of local agriculture laws as these relate to plant and animal movement.

  • Holder of a valid class 4 driver’s licence.

  • Fluency in English and local languages.

NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.