Livestock & Marketing Facilitator (Buhera)

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

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. World Vision Zimbabwe is committed to the safeguarding of staff, children and communities that we work with, preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct. We are committed to promote the welfare of children, youth, adults and individuals with whom World Vision engages with. World Vision expects all staff to share this commitment through our conduct and behavior. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work with us. If you share the same vision and values, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Position Title: Livestock and Marketing Facilitator (1)

Locations: Buhera

Project Background

World Vision Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a qualified Livestock & Marketing Facilitator for the BEST livestock value chain project in Zimbabwe. BEST (Beef Enterprise Strengthening and Transformation) is a European Union (EU) funded project under Zimbabwe Agriculture Growth Programme (ZAGP), and is being implemented in 5 provinces of Zimbabwe: Manicaland, Masvingo, Mashonaland Central, Midlands and Matabeleland North. World Vision (WV) in partnership with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) and Sustainable Agriculture Technology (SAT), are the implementing partners in collaboration with Livestock and Meat Advisory Council (LMAC) and Zimbabwe Agriculture Development Trust (ZADT). The project seeks to create a robust, competitive beef value chain that promotes enhanced trade, employment creation, food security, and inclusive green economic growth; as well as improving the enabling environment for a sustainable and inclusive BVC (Beef Value Chain) in Zimbabwe.

Purpose of the Position:

To support ward level implementation of livestock extension/development and market linkages, gender and environment mainstreaming, pluralistic extension services and Savings Groups under the beef development project. Responsible for implementation of all project components at ward level.

Major Accountabilities/ Responsibilities:

  • Implementation of project goal, activities; include farmer field schools, demonstration sites, Savings Groups, market linkages and gender and environment mainstreaming.

  • Facilitate capacity building of agricultural public extension staff, improving agricultural extension services for small holder farmers.

  • Support Farmer Field Schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance livestock productivity using good agricultural practices.

  • Provide regular support and monitoring of demonstration sites at ward level.

  • Monitor livestock performance in target district/wards.

  • Produce regular and timely consolidated progress reports for the District Field Officer.

  • Mobilizing and registration of farmers into farmer groups and training of these groups with the assistance of public and private extension staff.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Animal Science or any other related field.

  • At least 2 years’ experience in a similar role in the NGO sector.

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

  • Knowledge on livelihoods programming.

  • Motorcycle riding license, as well riding experience a must.

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

Female applicants are encouraged to apply.