Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons for two (02) positions of District Coordinator for the Rural Resilience Initiative Project which is a global strategic partnership between the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Oxfam America to enable vulnerable rural households increase their food and income security in the context of increasing climate risks. The Initiative is built on an innovative model that combines four risk management strategies (R4):
Disaster risk reduction, micro insurance, access to credit, and savings.
District Coordinators will be stationed in Monze and Namwala districts of Southern province.
Overall tasks and responsibilities:
Provide vision, leadership, management and programmatic, technical support to the project.
Supervise and build capacity of a team of staff including, 21 Project Leaders, 2 Data Clerks 2 and Accounts Clerks.
Coordinating with key partners including other WFP funded project and government line departments and linking with government established community structures such as DACOs, Block and Camp extensions.
Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to
1. Program Management
Manages the program according to the work plan, program document and implementation strategy.
Provides supervision for the implementation of all program activities ensuring the program goals are met both in quantity and quality.
Works with the team to ensure that activities and results are monitored and evaluated in regard to effectiveness, efficiency and impact of the program’s components, and makes appropriate recommendations for improvement.
2. Oversight, Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
Works with the M&E team to ensure that the M&E systems of individual indicators are of high quality, providing regular impact and process data and that data collected meet the required standard.
Shares results, findings, lessons learned internally as well as externally
Leads the reporting process to WFP and other partners.
3. Commitment to Staff Support.
Manages and motivates a dynamic, informed, skilled and efficient program team.
Ensures all program staff have performance plans and are reviewed and provided with feedback on a formal basis annually
Incorporates staff development strategies and performance management systems into the team building process.
Mentors and contributes to an atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development for staff.
4. Representation and Diplomacy
Coordinates with the Line Ministries and other key partners and stakeholders at national level, as well as with communities and local leadership in the operation areas.
Communicates with the Partners (Ministry of Agriculture, Food Agriculture Organisation, Mayfair, Vision Fund Zambia, etc.) in agreement with the DAPP Partnership Director and the Managing Director.
Diploma in one of the following or related fields
Agronomy, General Agriculture Sciences, Agricultural Extension and Natural Resources Management, a Degree is an added advantage.
Five (5) years of professional experience with an NGO in Agricultural Extension services, Micro financing or Seed and agro-chemical related fields.
Demonstrated and proven leadership and managing similar projects
Good understanding of concepts and issues in rural resilience.
Knowledge of and experience in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) practices
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent team player
How to Apply
Cover letters with detailed CVs and minimum 3 referees must be received. Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage. Please submit to these emails: