Agriculture and Natural Resources Specialist – 1

By World Vision Zambia 1 week ago

Job details

Job deadline
21 May
Description

The World Vision Partnership is a global community of people passionately committed to improving the lives and futures of the world’s most vulnerable children. We are one the world’s largest child focused development organisations, with over 45,000 staff in almost 100 countries, serving 100 million people annually. We work on every level to achieve our goal of child well-being – from international activism to checking in on children face-to-face. Our people are our greatest asset. Each staff has unique experience and skills – and it’s our job to provide them with the training and opportunities they need to make their greatest contribution to our work worldwide.

Responsibilities
Technical Programme Support

  • To provide technical support for the execution of Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (ANRM) within the Sustainable Enterprise and Economic Development (SEED) Technical Programme (TP) interventions to deliver set Programme outcomes
  • Support the development, selection and/or adoption of guidelines, tools, models and protocols to aid
  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Management (ANRM) within the SEED technical programme implementation
  • Provide technical support to Area Programmes (APs) in the ANRM area to ensure that targeted communities have increased access to correct technology and innovation to aid increased productivity
  • Support in the design, implementation and review of ANRM within the SEED technical program interventions
  • Assess and support AP quality activity implementation to ensure that the programme is within scope, time and budget
  • Ensure that the information, education and communication (IEC) materials are in place for effective implementation
  • Ensure recommended ANRM program models are contextualized for effective implementation in the areas Area Programme
  • People Management
  • Facilitate ANRM related Training of Trainers (TOT) of partners, WVZ technical program staff, other stakeholders to ensure effective implementation
  • Support staff orientation and participate in building capacity of technical staff through coaching and mentoring for increased/enhanced competency
  • Provide input in performance appraisal of AP technical programme staff for increased accountability
    Networking, Collaboration and Liaison
  • Represent WVZL in various key meetings including ANRM Technical Working Group (TWG) for alignment to National priorities e.g. Conservation agriculture task force, Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance Zambia etc
  • Build and maintain technical relationship with internal and external partners or stakeholders for enhanced collaboration and sustainability
  • Programme Effectiveness and Quality Assurance
  • Support research studies on ANRM related topics and produce technical briefs for sharing with key stakeholders
  • Participate and review data collection tools in conducting research and studies to generate lessons learnt for programme improvement
  • Utilize and adapt learning from monitoring and evaluation processes to inform programming
  • Consolidate and review monthly, quarterly and annual reports for timely submission
  • Ensure all emerging industry technical standards are captured, documented and shared across apps
    other attributes
  • Mature and Committed Christian, able to inspire others to World Vision core values, vision and mission statement
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture Sciences, Natural Resources, Agroforestry with minimum of five years’ experience in the relevant field
  • Master’s Degree Agriculture Sciences, Natural Resources, Agroforestry or its equivalent is an added advantage with two years’ experience
  • Experience in Program Management in a complex, international organization preferably NGO context
  • Must have experience in Climate Smart Agriculture (Conservation Agriculture, Farmer Managed Natural)
  • Regeneration and agriculture risk management, water shade management) in rural agro based set ups with an enterprise development lens
  • Knowledge and understanding of World Vision operations would be an added advantage,
    Experience in project design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation and report writing essential
  • Must have excellent communications, interpersonal, analytical, decision making, conflict management, negotiation, networking, liaison and donor engagement skills
  • Ability to work in a cross-cultural environment, and must be a mature Christian
  • Computer literate in Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts

Working Conditions:

  • Work environment: Office-based 40% : field 60%
  • Travel: international as required

How to apply
Send your applications to the undersigned:

For more information

World Vision Zambia

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