Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Job Opportunity at World Vision, Livelihood Specialist

Livelihood Specialist- Nzega Cluster
Reference :6658-16G12153
Location : Africa - Tanzania
Town/City : Arusha
Application Deadline Date : 03-Apr-17
Category : Food Security & Livelihood
Type :Fixed term, Full-time
International Role :No - Only National applicants will be considered.
Duration : 1-2 Years

Job Description

Purpose of the position:
To provide Leadership and technical support in the implementation of World Vision Tanzania Smallholder Farmer Strategy seeking to achieve Resilient livelihoods of small-holder farmers (agro-pastoralists and pastoralists) to better care and support their households by 2020. S/he will also communicate World Vision's Core values and demonstrate a quality of spiritual life.

•    Spearhead rolling out the implementation of Resilient and Livelihood Technical program at the cluster/ ADP to enhance the livelihood security of poor and marginalized households.
•    Effectively follow-up and support Livelihood Facilitators in the Cluster/ Area Development Program (ADP) to perform their duties and take responsibility for performance management.
•    Ensure high quality project implementation and reporting of Resilient and Livelihood interventions, track the targets and shared in a timely manner with Team Leader – Resilient and Livelihood.
•    Provide technical support and leadership needed in Resilient and Livelihood portfolio including concept note for funding development, Project planning, technical document drafting.
•    Coordinate Identification of Resilient Livelihood values chains options in ADPs, and provide guidance on up scaling of innovative technologies to improve food security and income of Smallholder farmers.
•    Ensuring that in all Resilient Livelihood interventions programming, there will be an intentional inclusion of the most vulnerable in the community.
•    In collaboration with DME officer, follow up a monitoring system designed to capture Key Performance Indicator of livelihood programming, and develop a reactive or preventive mitigation response to the identified issues.
•    In collaboration with Cluster Manager develop training modules for capacity building of community groups, and interns of WVT Internship program in the area of livelihoods to improve community livelihoods security.
•    Guide the documentation of livelihood promising practices and share them with partners.
•    Facilitate WVT/GAFCo/VFT integration activities in the Cluster.
•    In collaboration with Cluster Manager prepare and deliver a comprehensive livelihood capacity building curriculum for ADP/Savings Groups and Producer Groups to improve their livelihood strategies.
•    In collaboration with Cluster Manager, maintain close working relationships with various partners at National and District levels aimed at improving the livelihood of poor households especially those of children and vulnerable groups and World Vision Visibility.
•    Prepare weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity reports for the supervisor.
Minimum Qualification required:
•    Should have a university degree in Agricultural economics, Agriculture, Rural Development Natural Resources Management, Management or related field.
•    Possession of a Master’s degree in these fields is an added advantage

Other Competencies/Attributes:
•    Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
•    Perform other duties as required.

•    Should have a minimum of 4 years’ experience in development work with an NGO operating at the National level
•    Prior experience with World Vision an added advantage

Technical Skills & Abilities:
•    Should have been involved in Project Design and Implementation, monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
•    Thorough understanding and experience in Resilient and Livelihood concepts.
•    Prior experience with participatory livelihoods asset inventory and development at the community level
•    Thorough understanding and Experience in quantitative and qualitative data collection methods, including sampling, survey design and data analysis
•    Understanding of a cluster level planning and design of projects
•    Experience in the application of Results-Based Management framework
•    Ability to communicate cross-culturally and be cross-culturally sensitive
•    Computer and Internet skills including word processing, graphic presentation and spreadsheet programs required.
•    Travel is required.