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Project Director in Senegal , Senegal

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
Heifer International is seeking qualified candidates for the Project Director position for the Dolly Ranch Holistic Land Management Project in Senegal. The purpose of the Project is to work with the pastoralists to regenerate the grasslands of the Dolly ranch to improve soil health, water retention, and the ability of the land to support livestock and farming which leads to economic sustainability for the pastoralists. The COP will oversee all aspects of project implementation and should have significant experience managing multisector development programs, leading teams, and working in Senegal with pastoralists.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to ensuring efficient management of project resources; review and approve project plans and budgets and monitoring expenditures; supervision of field operations; procurement; supervision of monitoring and evaluation; and ensuring quality control and timeliness of all deliverables as required. S/he will ensure an unified vision among project stakeholders and a focus on achieving results. S/he will ensure full compliance with the Heifer Project Management and compliance policies and procedures and will oversee the project reporting process to the donors/stakeholders (quarterly, midterm and annual reports; evaluation report and end of project report). S/he will oversee performance management of all project staff working exclusively in this project as well as technical implementing partners and will ensure timely reporting on the progress of the project and its financial status.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Senegal is looking for a self-motivated, result oriented individual of high integrity and accountability to fill in the position of the Project Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (20%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Dolly Ranch Project and provide line management support to all field staff.
- Support field staff in the management of the field resources and project budgets and ensure these are used in compliance with approved guidelines.
- Implement annual performance management process for all field staff.
- Identifying programmatic challenges, bottlenecks, risks and any obstacles to implementation, and informing and troubleshooting solutions with Heifer Headquarters.

DELIVERABLE
- Staff performance management system for all project field staff implemented on a quarterly and annual basis for all staff ensuring the achievement of at least 80% of the set performance targets.
- Enhanced compliance and accountability in the management of project resources, achieving 100% compliance.
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones are achieved by the project.
- Ensure 100% compliance with donor contractual obligations by all the project field staff.
- All implementation challenges handled in a timely manner and with consultation with Heifer HQ and Savory Institute as needed.

Program Reporting and Relationship Management (20%)
- Review regular quarterly, semi- and annual reports from the Program Officers and support them to comply with requirements of quality reporting and timeliness.
- Compile quarterly reports to provide oversight of the Project implementation.
- Develop and maintain key stakeholder relationships, especially with the Savory Institute, the Government of Senegal, pastoralist groups, and other key project partners to facilitate efficient coordination of resources and a community-driven approach.

DELIVERABLE
- All project progress reports (quarterly, semi- and annual reports) from the Program Officers are compliant with expected quality standards and timelines.
- Project Quarterly Reports are compiled within the stipulated timelines

Budget Management and Monitoring (15%)
- In coordination with the finance department, undertake monthly and quarterly budget monitoring and variance analysis with all Program Officers and support the project in reviewing and tracking spending to adhere to annual budgets.
- Lead the Program Officers in undertaking corrective management actions arising out of budget monitoring reports.
- In coordination with the Finance department, approve program related requests for imprest and reconciliations in line with work plans and financial management procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly and Quarterly budgets reviewed highlighting status of project spending and presenting these in the monthly operational meetings.
- Implementing and tracking all the proposed corrective measures to address any variances beyond +/-10%, ensuring that the spending is brought on track within the planned period.
- Ensure program request for imprests and reconciliations approved in line with workplans and financial management procedures.

Resource Mobilization (15%)
- Lead resource mobilization efforts to acquire donor funds to support the project from both local sources (in Senegal) as well as external sources (including but not limited to institutional, foundation, private sector or major gift donations).
- Write grants and/or applications for funding to support the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Additional funding outside of Heifer’s funds are available for project implementation and impact.

Project Planning and Budgeting (15%)
- Assisting in project design and work plan development in consultation with the in-country stakeholders, Heifer International and Savory Institute.
- Support all project teams to develop annual budgets and workplans consistent with project documents and donor contracts.
- Support teams in undertaking the necessary review and updating of the workplans and budgets to respond to emerging field implementation challenges and project review processes.
- Lead the field program in the LOA revision process with partners based on the ground performance and realities, as needed.
- Compile regular programmatic and financial reports per donor and partner requirements.

DELIVERABLE
- Project workplans and budgets (annual, quarterly and monthly) developed for and implemented in line with project proposal documents and workplans.
- Periodic and timely reviews of budgets and reforecasting of all approved projects workplans undertaken and shared with Savory Institute and respective donors, ensuring alignment with the donor contracts.
- Effective management of partnerships between beneficiary groups and project stakeholders who are supported by the project, to ensure smooth implementation.
- Programmatic and financial reports are prepared as per donor and partner requirement.

Outcome Documentation and Lessons Learned (10%)
- Support the project in developing and documenting lessons learnt and experiences for dissemination and sharing to inform future project development.
- Provide leadership with data on outcomes of the project and Lessons Learned to inform other projects being designed and implemented for potential scale up.

DELIVERABLE
- Works with Project and MELS staff as well as Savory Institute and others to measure project specific indicators on a regular basis.
- Lessons learnt from projects documented and disseminated to stakeholders before end of each project.
- Successful models documented before end of projects for replication or scale up.

Other job-related duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
- A Master’s degree in international development, agriculture, economics, environmental management, or related field of study or equivalent work experience.
- Seven (7) years or more of progressively responsible work experience in managing or implementing development programs in West Africa.
- Fluency in French and Fulani and proficiency in English.

Preferred Requirements
- Expertise working on sustainable and resilient agriculture, livestock, or environmental management/conversation.
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills, proven capacity to lead and coordinator multiple stakeholders
- Fluency in English.
- Preference given to candidates who have experience working in Senegal.
- Sound understanding of integrated development issues and critical analysis of the root causes of poverty and land degradation in the Sahel.
- Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
- Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning processes, social capital development and Markets for the poor (M4P) approach.
- Demonstrated experience of working with the private sector.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good understanding of annual work planning and budgeting and budget monitoring.
- A good understanding of monitoring and evaluation processes.
- Solid project management and reporting skills.
- A good understanding and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger and environment, and knowledge of the context to which non-profit organizations operate.
- Solid knowledge and experience in extension methodologies.
- Experience in agribusiness development, especially developing livestock value chains, market facilitation approaches and development of farmer business institutions.
- Knowledge and experience in training and participatory training methodologies.
- Team leadership skills, with good abilities of addressing conflicts among diverse teams and constituents.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Demonstrated proficiency in English, French and Fulani, both oral and written.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule.
- Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions.
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully and diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.
- Willingness and ability to assign and review the work of line managed staff and to use participatory management skills with direct and project partner staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Regularly conduct stakeholder analysis to strengthen partnerships and leveraging of resources.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public to scale up Heifer’s visibility and publicity.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.
- Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting sometimes inflexible deadlines.

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Expiring: Jan 19, 2019
Project Coordinator in Ghana , Ghana

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
The Project Coordinator, under the management of the Country Director, will assume overall responsibility for the management and coordination of the Prospering Farmer Pillar of the Forever Chocolate Program Pilot Project in Ghana. This is an 18-month pilot project funded by Barry Callebaut and Heifer International in which Heifer International Ghana is responsible for diversifying and increasing the household income and resilience of 300 smallholder cocoa farmers. He/she will participate in defining implementation strategies and supervise the Project Assistants who will be based in the project communities. A key objective of this position is to coordinate the implementation of activities related to technical trainings and mentoring of beneficiary families and ensure compliance with the policies and procedures of Heifer International.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Self-motivated, results oriented, intellectual curious, professional judgement, effective communicator, high integrity, accountable, values-committed pragmatic, inspirational and team player.


RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Project Management (40%)
- Assume overall responsibility for the management of the Prospering Farmer Pillar including project resources ensuring adherence to the compliance and accountability policies.
- Ensure that all employees are engaged to work for the project are effectively managed to achieve their targets.
- Oversee the performance of any employees and partners engaged in the implementation of the project.
- Manage the implementation of the project to achieve the planned milestones.
- Facilitate the establishment of project management structures at the project and community levels.
- Profile and develop a database of all the potential resource persons in the project area that the project can utilize to provide specialized trainings once need arise.
- Develop and implement sustainability plans for the project.

DELIVERABLE
- Over 80 % of the planned milestones achieved.
- Project resources maintained.
- Project Management structures operational and meetings documented which will include the Project Management Committee and others.
- Project sustainability and exit plans developed and implemented.
- A database developed and used to guide in engagement of external resources persons to support in implementation of certain trainings.


Project reporting (15%)
- Compile the monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports and submit them in timely manner.
- Compile the donor reports as requested by the donor and submit them on schedule and in the recommended formats.

DELIVERABLE
- Monthly, quarterly and annual project progress reports submitted on schedule using the right format.
- Donor reports are submitted as requested.

Manage the delivery of farmer trainings (15%)
- With support from the Social Capital Development and Training Manager, develop and manage the implementation of project training plan to ensure the target farmers are adequately trained according to the project plan.
- With support from the SCD&T Manager, oversee the formation and strengthening of Self Help Groups in the 4 districts targeted by the project through Value Based Community Development Approaches.
- Oversee the capacity building of farmers and SHGs on mushroom or egg production, savings and credit mobilization and group dynamics as planned in the project document.

DELIVERABLE
- Training plan developed and made operational in each of the district targeted by the project.
- Self Help Groups are formed and strengthened to become active in their communities with increased application of Value Based Holistic Community Development approaches.
- Self Help Groups are trained on Group Dynamics, Savings and Credit Mobilization and technical aspects of mushroom and egg production as planned in the project document.

Annual planning and budgeting (10%)
- Develop an overall project operational plan aligned to the project log frame that will guide in project implementation.
- Development and implementation of project workplans (monthly, quarterly) that are aligned to the project log frame.
- Develop monthly and quarterly budgets aligned to the project workplan, and manage the spending as per the budgets.
- Review Monthly and Quarterly Budget Monitoring reports and provide reports on status of the project spending.
- On a quarterly basis, develop project procurement plans and submit to the procurement committee.

DELIVERABLE
- Overall project operational plan developed and implemented.
- Project Workplans (monthly, quarterly) developed and implemented.
- Budgets (monthly, quarterly, annual projections) developed and managed ensuring spending variance is within +/- 10%
- Reports on status of monthly and quarterly project spending.
- Project procurement plans developed and shared with the procurement committee on a quarterly basis.

Private sector linkages, partnerships and collaboration (5%)
- Provide overall leadership in designing and implementing partnerships that will entail provision of specialized business advisory services and training to address the commercial needs of various value chain actors within the mushroom and egg value chains.
- Identify MFIs/Banks and other financial service providers ready to engage with farmers and agro entrepreneurs and assist in developing financing options with a view to increase net returns to farmers.
- Identify and facilitate the engagement of service providers in agro inputs products and animal health services.
- Establish and maintain a close collaboration with the district government and other NGOs that will support the sustainability of the project interventions.

DELIVERABLE
- Partnerships developed and implemented to address different needs of farmers being supported by the project.
- Partnerships with other stakeholders such as District Government, NGOs and other public and private sector actors developed and used to leverage the project initiatives while also supporting project sustainability.
- Agro entrepreneurs and farmers are linked to appropriated financing opportunities.
- Farmers participating in the project are able to access agro inputs, animal health, and other essential services to enhance their production and livelihoods.

Monitoring and Evaluation (5%)
- Develop and implement a system for monitoring the delivery and effectiveness of farmer trainings.
- Tracking of the achievement of project outputs and outcomes.
- Undertake quarterly technical reviews of the project.
- Collaborate with project partners during the project evaluation activities.
- Monitoring the project risks and issues and making recommendations of actions to address them.

DELIVERABLE
- A system for monitoring the project interventions developed and implemented.
- Project outputs tracked monthly and outcomes tracked and reported on a quarterly basis.
- Technical Reviews of the project, based on the M&E framework developed.
- Project issues and risks monitored and reported.

Program Development (5%)
- Participate in the development of new initiatives including the scaling up of best practices.
- Support the documentation of the project model for its replication in other projects in Ghana and other countries.
- Regular document case studies and success stories for dissemination.

DELIVERABLE
- Project model documented for future scale up and replication.
- Opportunities for future growth of the program in the County identified and shared with the country office.
- At least 3 case studies or success stories developed and submitted for dissemination.

Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor (5%)

DELIVERABLE
- This will be dependent on the specific duties assigned.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.


Preferred Requirements
- Master’s degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture Economics, Business Administration, Entrepreneurship, Enterprise Development or other related field, plus five (5) years in a mix of economic growth/trade, value chain competitiveness, investment promotion, or agriculture development.
- Minimum of five (5) years’ management level work experience.
- Significant experience in building public/private partnerships.
- Demonstrated experience in conducting business, investment analyses, and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy industry.
- Demonstrated experience in project management including in donor project budgets management, proposal development and monitoring and evaluation.
- Demonstrated project reporting and donor reporting experience.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Strong project cycle management skills and financial management skills including planning, management of project budgets and reporting.
- Strong business skills, leadership, strategic and innovation skills.
- Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate innovative solutions and design catalytic activities within the value chain.
- Demonstrated knowledge of the latest developments in advancing good/best practices in value chain development.
- Strong communication skills both in English, and local languages of the project area.
- Demonstrated ability to design and implement strategies aimed at providing capacity building to smallholder farmers with a view to build a more sustainable, pro-poor, wealth creating value chains.
- Ability to manage training programs targeted at farmers in animal husbandry, feed and health.
- Strong computer literacy, preferably with Microsoft Office Suite.
- Must be fluent in English and Twi languages.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to relate to individuals diplomatically and tactfully.
- Ability to integrate financial services within a value chain with the view to foster trust and build strong relationship between chain actors and financial service providers.
- Must be courteous, honest and of high integrity, especially in high-pressure situations.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Self-starter and self-motivator with the ability to work in a multicultural setting.
- Must be a team player and have the ability to execute and manage multiple tasks with minimal supervision.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and maintain confidentiality.

Job Location
East Legon, Greater Accra, Ghana

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Job Level
Manager

Client
Non U.S. Based Locations

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Expiring: Nov 22, 2018
Planning, Monitoring Learning & Evaluation Manager , Uganda

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION
The Planning, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (PMLE Manager) Manager is responsible for contributing to strategy discussions, providing technical assistance on PMLE for Heifer Uganda program and developing successful mechanisms for learning. The PMLE Manager will be responsible for cross-cutting programmatic information management, monitoring and evaluation, ensuring that information collected is reflected upon, used to improve ongoing programs, image building and is incorporated into consistently high quality reports and proposal development. The PMLE Manager will incorporate all best practices of M&E in the proposal design stage for most effective program management during implementation. She/she, will collaborate with the Program director developing, coordinate, maintain and constantly improving the country-wide MLE system, as well as implementing communications strategy that promotes a culture of learning and market-position the country program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Critical thinker, team player, result orientated, quality orientated, collaborative, leadership, pragmatic, and inspirational.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Oversee the development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plans (35%)
- To support field teams in effective and efficient management for results, robust project-centric MLE system that makes data and information available for learning, adaptation, and donor/program reporting.
- Heifer Uganda’s desired performance results and measurement of achievement are explicit and documented in monitoring, learning and evaluation frameworks that supports project teams, donor requirements and that provides clarity for all teams.

DELIVERABLE
1. Developed country program annual performance plans and project specific performance management plans in place.
2. Country program and project/donor specific narrative reports (quarterly, bi-annual and annual) in place; disseminated internally and externally.
3. Standards for project design, MLE frameworks, management for project performance results in place and used by project teams.

Lead and guide the periodic assessment and analysis of Heifer’s country and project (25%)
- Network with HQ mission effectiveness department and translation of learning’s and processes into the Uganda Country Programme

DELIVERABLE
1. Developed quantitative and qualitative methods and tools to monitor performance and results including data collection protocols for program/projects.
2. Data Quality Assessments, participatory data collection methods and data quality verification techniques done.
3. Robust body of evidence of Heifer’s results, contributions to impact, and learning for donors, Heifer’s positioning and thought leadership.
4. Documented path-way evidences towards application of Livable Incomes across projects and country program.
5. Manage baselines, annual impact surveys, mid-term and evaluations by ensuring quality standards are met.
6. Promote and support the dissemination of information amongst project teams and other stakeholders.


Ensure availability of quality project and program data, information, analysis and insights for country staff, management, and external donors. (20%).

DELIVERABLE
1. Heifer’s program and project management system is fully utilized and deployed.
2. Routine practices and protocols in place to enable timely, relevant and accurate reporting.
3. Visually appealing formats/infographics for reporting across all stakeholders and senior management.
4. Quality assurance support to project/program proposal development.

Design a knowledge management system and a synthesis methodology for MLE. (20%)

DELIVERABLE
1. Identifying meta-level lessons from evidence of evaluations for organizational wide sharing;
2. Documentation of success stories, case studies and review of thematic papers in line with CO strategic priorities;
3. Drive learning extraction from established sets of outcome data and evidence of systemic change to improve programmed design, support market-positioning and communication strategies
4. Technical guidance for ensuring quality and institutional learning in innovative work, Learning to Action Discussion and standalone reflections for projects.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, monitoring and evaluation, International Development, Social Science or a related filed.
- 6-10 years’ job-related experience with 3 years in management roles.

Preferred Requirements:
- Progressively increasing levels of experience in a development context to include
- Hands on project/program management at field or country level preferably in an agricultural or community development role, including market/value chain engagement.
- At least three (3) years’ experience working in mid-large projects in a low or middle income economy.
- Certifications in Project Management (Project Management for Development, Prince2 UK or PMI), Evaluation and Research methods.

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Innovative, analytical, and solutions oriented.
- A good understanding of and sensitivity to issues associated with poverty, hunger, agriculture and the environment, and knowledge of the context in which non-profit organizations operate
- Knowledge of market systems interventions and linkages to poverty alleviation.
- Excellent organizational skills, including strong attention to detail.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions to document and disseminate industry information, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and advocate within the industry.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet
- Well-grounded in the discipline of program effectiveness, the practical application of program/project monitoring and evaluation, quantitative and qualitative data capture and representation methodologies, applied project management practices in international development.
- Knowledge and experience with monitoring, evaluation and learning requirements of major funding agencies/institutions and concrete experience in proposal development and building systems to respond to requirements.
- Ability to focus, prioritize, and deflect distractions in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
- Systems – thinking, a demonstrated ability to operate in complex environments, with multiple developments, and manage for actions and unintended consequences by employing feedback mechanisms and review processes.
- Confident in and experience with the use of technology in development.
- Strong writing and presentation skills for a variety of audiences including donor reporting and materials for publications.
- Knowledgeable of current and emerging ideas, research and developments in the field of international development and a commitment to continuous learning and development.
- Fluency in English required, a working knowledge of Spanish and/or French a plus.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- May require constant sitting and moving; working at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Ability to assign and review the work of direct reports, as well as motivate and engage team members.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to work in a culturally diverse and global setting

Job Location: Kampala, , Uganda
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager

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Expiring: May 14, 2018
Program Manager in Kenya , Kenya

Program Manager-Animal Well-Being Manager

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

FUNCTION:
The Program Manager - Animal Well-Being will report to the Director of Programs and will lead and facilitate the well-being of all animals through the adoption of improved animal management, productivity practices and standards in all projects and program areas to ensure animal health, animal husbandry and product quality assurance is achieved. He/She will be responsible for ensuring that Heifer participants have knowledge and skills on how to maximize their animals’ productivity and reduce the cost of production. The Program Manager(AWB) will work in close collaboration and coordination with the Program/Project Managers to ensure successful, innovative, efficient, and effective functioning of all enterprise hubs in the program.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Accountable, humble, flexible, enthusiasm, dependable, creative and team player.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

A. Facilitate the well-being of all project animals through the adoption of improved animal management and productivity practices and standards in all projects and programs (30%)
- Ensure quality and timely animal health and care delivery (prevention and treatment).
- Ensure good animal husbandry practices (breeding, nutrition, housing, feeding, watering, fodder, forage production, and animal waste management and other ecological production methods etc.).
- Ensure regular product quality assurance.
- Ensure regular checks on quantity and quality of animal housing.

B. Support and provide oversight of the establishment of livestock producer hubs/veterinary care and breeding service entrepreneurship (30%)
- Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues.
- Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES).
- Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff.
- Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices.
- Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management.
- Arranging training and workshops for Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES) and project partners on improved animal health and husbandry.

C. Collaborate with technical partner(s) to design a training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues in coordination with the Training Coordinator and Program/Project Managers (20%)
- Prepare and design training curriculum and develop training materials on animal health, husbandry and animal-related issues.
- Improved animals’ health and husbandry through trained Community Agro-Vet Entrepreneurs (CAVES).
- Provide follow-up and backstopping to trained farmers, partners and Heifer staff.
- Mobilize CAVES and technical experts as appropriate for improving livestock management practices.
- Coach, guide and train the CAVES, farmers and partners in animal management.

D. Facilitate and develop strategies that will ensure environmental protection, conservation and infrastructure suitable for animal well-being (15%).
- Ensure reforestation programs to replenish the environment are executed in all project areas.
- Ensure the construction of environmentally friendly and appropriate low-cost livestock housing structures with proper ventilation/lighting and improved sanitation and hygiene.
- Proper manure management and utilization.
- Facilitate measure that will ensure sustainable management of grazing land.
- Promote fodder/forage massively as campaign so that communities will have abundant nutritious plants for animals.

E. May perform other job-related duties as assigned/ requested (5%)

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- A bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Science or equivalent plus five (5) years of job-related experience is required. Other job related education and /or experience may be substituted for all or part of these basic requirements.

Preferred Requirements:
- Masters Degree in Veterinary Science

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Knowledgeable of and experience in working with livestock programs.
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
- Fluent in national language/s and English , spoken as well as written
- Good leadership qualities.
- Good communication skills.
- Have an interest animals/agriculture Community development.
- Excellent oprganizational skills including strong attention to details.
- Skills with Microsoft Office packages, internet browser and other appropriate technology.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability to meet and deal with tothes in a courteous and tactful manners.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Constant face-to face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occational bending and lifting, may work at a computer for an extended period of time.
- Ability and willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Willingneness and ability to work with a flexible schedule.
- Ability to foster and maintain a spirit of unity teamwork and cooperation
- Sensitivity in working with multiple cultures and beliefs, and to Gender Equality.

Job Location: Nairobi, , Kenya
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations

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Expiring: Mar 27, 2018
Country Director in Zambia , Zambia

NOTE: Diaspora Zambians are strongly encouraged to apply.

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with some form of disability.

The Country Program Director will provide leadership and oversight on the quality of Heifer’s program; ensure the meaningful impact to achieve the vision, mission, and goals of the country’s program. (S) He shall ensure the development and implementation of partnership strategies, high-quality project concepts and proposals for resource mobilization, which will encompass Heifer’s Values-Based Holistic Community Development – VBHCD model and Accelerate strategies to enable smallholder farmers to achieve Living Income. The resource mobilization function will include both, the fund coming through Heifer books as well as the funds that goes directly to project communities (parallel co-funding). Further, S/he will ensure compliance with Heifer’s program projects, financial and administrative guidelines, policies and standards, including transparency and accountability at all levels, thus, promoting the culture of 100% accountability, 0% tolerance, and evidenced-based and data-driven projects/program management.

The Country program Director will closely work with Heifer’s Africa Area Program teams and the resource mobilization teams to develop and implement country specific resource mobilization strategies by aligning Heifer’s programmatic priorities with country and funders priorities, identifying and responding to funding opportunities with the goal of meeting Living income and sustainable development for the smallholder sector in Zambia. S/he will motivate, excite and encourage high levels of performance and teamwork among staff. Building a dynamic and connected team committed to accountability and serving the beneficiaries, donors, and Heifer International Zambia selflessly. Influencing decisions and negotiations to protect Heifer’s interests and intended benefits.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Highly motivated and inspiring, energetic, proactive, results-oriented, a values-based team player, and problem-solving ability

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
(including approximate percentage of effort)

PROGRAM LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY TO THE COUNTRY PROGRAM (20%).
Represent Heifer International before all persons and organizations at the country level, Government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), donors and partners, maintaining institutional and organizational networks, and positive working relationships.

Deliverables:
- Country program leadership participates in, leads and leverages networks relevant to its programs and services.
- Strategic partnerships with values-driven, customer- and consumer-facing companies that genuinely embrace the triple bottom line (social, environmental and financial) are part of the Program’s network of allies.
- Developed and implemented strategies for strengthening private sector partnerships.

Lead the process of strategic visioning for Heifer International at the country level under the Global and Area framework priorities, multiyear planning, and budgeting processes.

Deliverables:
- Visioning statements, multiyear planning, and strategic budgets designed and implemented.
- Ensure quality, impact, scale, and efficiency of program goals and objectives.
- Processes are in place for country program office Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning, including annual Internal Review and Planning (IRAP) and Program Reviews.

Lead, and manage Country Program operations (Human Resource, Financial, Administration, and Legal Management including intellectual property) and strengthen program impact, learning, knowledge management and visibility. Empowering the team, risk and change management, stakeholder management, benefits management, and governance.

Deliverables:
- Effective and efficient resource management.
- Heifer’s Global Recruitment and Employment Policies and country-specific human resource and personnel policies, labor laws and practices are applied.
- Clean audits and evaluations that promote lessons learned, knowledge management and accountability.
- Lead the annual planning and budgeting process and assure the effective implementation of the budget.
- High quality, data-driven, and evidence-based timely reports
- Program management and communication plans in place with respected agreements terms.

PRO-POOR WEALTH CREATION VALUE CHAIN PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT. (40%)

Promote Values-Based Holistic Development (VBHCD): Lead and strengthen Heifer’s VBHCD model of Community Development that promotes resilience and sustainability and include:

Deliverables:
- Heifer’s VBHCD methodology used in all project design.
- Resilient and sustainable inclusive Self Help Groups – SHGs, Associations, and Cooperatives.
- SHGs internalize all the components of Social Capital Development.
- Co-mentoring for peer learning in and out of the Country.

Promote Heifer’s ACCELERATE objectives: Lead and coordinate the efforts of promoting ACCELERATE (market-based and demand driven) objectives that include:
- Determine value chain opportunities
- Identify, support and strengthen agri-enterprises (Farmer-owned businesses, cooperatives, producer groups and Community-Based Organizations),
- Deploy Capital and Technology,
- Mobilize Private Sector Partnerships

Deliverables:
- Market-based and demand – driven Value Chain studies used for designing and managing projects.
- Strengthened Farmer-Owned Agribusinesses.
- Capital, user-friendly and adaptable technologies identified and deployed.
- Established Values-Based partnerships with Private and Public sectors.
- Impact investment opportunities implemented.

RESOURCE MOBILIZATION STRATEGY (30%)

Facilitate the increased visibility of Heifer Zambia amidst the larger public including government officials, corporations, institutions, non-governmental organizations and other development agencies in the country.

Deliverables:
- Strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships (Public & Private) with all program stakeholders (donors, and supporters), partnerships created and nurtured, with strong networks, established reliable relationships.
- Opportunities for funding sources on an ongoing basis tracked and communicated.
- Diversified funding sources (Institutions, Corporations, Foundations, Mass marketing, Parallel Co-Funding)

In collaboration with Heifer’s Africa Area Program and Resource Mobilization Teams, ensure the development and implementation of resource mobilization strategy that would put the country program on the path to financial self-sufficiency

Deliverables:
- Ensure that clear and concise country specific resource mobilization strategy is developed and utilized
- Establish and maintain excellent relationship with the different and relevant government departments
- Keep abreast of funding landscape and funders priorities in Zambia and in the region
- Establish solid knowledge of the government’s and donor’s development strategies for the country

Maintain, cultivate and grow a strong program portfolio, compatible with Heifer’s mission, vision, strategic objectives, and priorities, donor-focused, ensuring program continuity and growth

Deliverables:
- Multiple donor Resource Mobilization strategies, landscape analysis and plans for Government, institutions, foundations, and corporations as Parallel Co-funding or funding through Heifer’s books
- Increased funding and program growth (depth and width).

Participate in and build Heifer’s network through frequent meetings with donors, partners, and participation in conferences, workshops, events, etc.

Deliverables:
- Quality proposals are written, submitted, and won
- Technical/budgetary expertise is apparent in all proposal work

ANY OTHER ASSIGNED FUNCTIONS (10%)

Deliverables:
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager as need arises

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Proven knowledge of strategic planning processes and resource mobilization strategies
- Proven experience in managing at least a one-million-dollar project portfolio
- Proven experience in development actions under the following or related themes: Food Security and Nutrition, Environment, Women and Youth Empowerment and Social Capital
- Knowledge of and experience with planning, monitoring and evaluating projects
- Knowledge of and skill in managing institutional and project budgets
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community and grassroots organizations
- Fluent in local language/s and English, both spoken and written
- Excellent leadership qualities, motivation, influence, negotiation, communication, and organizational skills including strong attention to details
- Excellent networking and negotiation skills
- Public speaking skills
- Skills with Microsoft Office package, internet browser, and other appropriate technology
- Good understanding of and sensitivity to poverty, social and ethnic issues
- Understand the importance of traditional customs to various ethnic issue
- An excellent team player with the ability to work with diverse cultural groups.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity
- Capacity to apply training techniques and methods, as well as management tools and control indicators
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time
- Occasional lifting and carrying of up to 30 pounds (14 kilograms) floor to waist
- Ability and willingness to work a flexible schedule, e., multitasking
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively, both locally and internationally
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner
- Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality at all times

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Master’s Degree from a recognized university or equivalent in Agriculture Science, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Agricultural Economics, Community/International Development, Sociology, -
- Project/Program Management or a related field, plus ten (10) years of relevant experience with at least five (5) years in a supervisory capacity.

Preferred Requirements:
- Prior experience in grants acquisition (preferably EU, USAID and other multinationals) and technical writing
- Proven professional experience & results in agriculture/community development

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Director
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 13, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Director in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 13, 2018
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zambia , Zambia

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Zambia. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Zambia.

Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.

Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs


Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.

Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.

Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.

Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.

Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.

Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of job-related experience in Zambia or the region
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Zambia or the region.

Job Location: Lusaka, Zambia
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 9, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zambia? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2018
Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zimbabwe , Zimbabwe

Job Description
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

The Institutional Business Development Country Resource Mobilization Manager (CRMM) will be based in Heifer International’s country office in Zimbabwe. S/he plays a central role in her/his country of assignment in defining resource mobilization strategies, identifying market opportunities, building relationships, strategically positioning Heifer with potential funders and partners, strengthening country office capacity for resource mobilization, and responding to funding opportunities, specifically institutional funders such as USAID and the EU. The CRMM will report to the Partnership and Business Development Manager located at the Institutional Business Development (IBD) office in Washington, DC. S/he will work closely with the Country Director (CD) and country team to effectively conduct market analysis on funding trends, gather business intelligence, identify and participate in responding to business opportunities in the country and in the region, as needed. S/he will be a member of country program management team of his/her assigned country. S/he will join existing and/or create new and relevant netwoks in-country to position Heifer for business partnerships. The CRMM, in coordination with the IBD team and the CD, will coordinate pre-bid, bid, and post-bid processes for the country of assignment. This, among others, will include relationship building, intelligence gathering, processing and sharing of key information in a timely manner; capture planning, initiating Go/NoGo decisions; identification and vetting of partners, drafting of pre/teaming agreements and writing sections of funding proposals as needed. S/he collaborates with other Heifer resource mobilization/fundraising teams, as needed, to identify and respond to specific institutional funders, foundations and corporate funding opportunities.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Relationship builder, networker, strategic, organized, team player, communicator, proactive, detail-oriented

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES:
In collaboration with IBD and country teams, design a road map to set resource mobilization and partnership goals, that would guide the business development (BD)work for Heifer International in the country of Zimbabwe.

Deliverables:
• Facilitate the development of country specific resource mobilization strategy by bringing together the different stakeholders.
• Gather and analyze business intelligence (i.e. landscape analyses, POAM, etc.) to inform resource mobilization strategy.

Conduct market assessment and in-country funding priorities and trends, and update the IBD and country team on a regular basis.

Deliverables:
- Understanding of the key funders’ priorities for the country programs.
- Track changes and progress in implementing funders’ strategies, and alert supervisor.
- Create and update quarterly the landscape analysis and priority matrix for the country programs


Build, nurture and document relationships with institutional funders and potential host-country government departments in country and position Heifer for partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identifying and prioritizing key funders and build solid relationships with them.
- Organize regular meetings, communications and updates on key HI program progress with funders in conjunction with the country office.
- Organize regular meetings with respective IBD manager to update on funder status and work.
- Identify and address potential business/relationship risks and address these in a timely manner

Assess, identify, cultivate, and manage relationships with existing and potential local and international partners leading to mutual business partnerships.

Deliverables:
- Identify potential local and international partners working in the country, conduct due diligence reports; prioritize and initiate partnership conversations.
- In close collaboration with the CD and IBD, facilitate/develop SOWs for teaming agreement and MOUs,
- Ensure all agreements – teaming agreements, confidentiality agreements and contracts - have followed a standard organizational process and appropriately done to protect Heifer’s interest.
- Foster relationships with a set of priority partners that can be available to join consortiums when an opportunity is identified.

Assist country office in producing appropriate marketing materials, e.g. capability statements, Past Performance Reports (PPRs), etc. for positioning and proposals.

Deliverables:
- In collaboration with IBD and Heifer’s communication team, draft country specific capacity statements, , success stories,and other marketing materials as needed as well as PPRs for active proposals.

Coordinate and contribute to the design, writing, review and approval of project proposals and concept papers for submission to funders.

Deliverables:
- Facilitate country-level ‘best fit’ analysis before responding to a business opportunity.
- Prepare intake forms and contribute ideas to Go/No Go decisions.
- Advise on decisions on the best partner organizations (prime or sub); and participate in negotiating pre-teaming and teaming agreements with partners, as directed by the respective IBD manager.
- Work with the field team to obtain technical information and evidence needed for responding to opportunities.
- Form country response team, and lead the country effort in writing the initial project ideas/draft concept/proposal.
- Work with country response teams to draft a timeline for proposal development (i.e. Action Plan) and ensure all members are kept to a schedule.

In collaboration with other resource mobilization colleagues, design and deliver business development training and capacity building workshops and mentoring services to country office and other Heifer staff, as needed.

Deliverables:
- Assess country office business development capacity and propose strategies for filling gaps.
- Raise awareness and understanding among staff of funders’ interests, strategies and procurement mechanisms on a regular basis.
- Take part and contribute to trainings and the IBD Global Meeting, as needed.

Continually track, measure, evaluate and report achievement of country Resource Mobilization goals, shared value, with a focus on recommending and incorporating improvements as appropriate.

Deliverables:
- Regularly update regional manager at IBD and CD on resource mobilization progress.
- Liaise with Heifer’s Resource Mobilization teams at Heifer headquarters (HQ).

Regularly track opportunities in country and report back to other team members.

Deliverables:
- Proactively look out for local opportunities and share with other team members.
- Attend events, workshops, and conferences in-country to ensure that new and potential opportunities are monitored and tracked.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Most Critical Proficiencies:
- Experience in living and working in Africa.
- Demonstrated success leading proposal teams for United States Agency for International Development (USAID), European Union (EU), and other bi-lateral and multilateral agencies.
- Experience managing complex, multi-partner proposals.
- Exceptional program design, writing, and editing skills.
- Ability to meet deadlines and produce high-quality work under pressure.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally for assignments including travel to Heifer Headquarter’s (HQ) and other offices.
- Ability to communicate effectively with internal colleagues and external clients.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, coaching and communication skills.
- Strong, proven team-building and change/transition management skills.
- Proficiency in MS Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Ability to establish priorities in a time-sensitive environment and meet deadlines.
- Ability to prepare documents in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Lifting and carrying of up to 25 pounds (11 kilograms) floor-to-waist if able.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer for extended periods.
- Committed to learn Heifer’s values-based holistic community development model, Theory of Change, Cornerstones, and other Heifer established systems.
- Demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Excellent organizational skills with the ability to adapt to conflicting deadlines and priorities.
- Ability to work independently or with a team and perform multiple tasks with occasional interruptions.
- Willingness and ability to work outside of normal business hours to accommodate clients in different time zones.
- Ability to work with sensitive information and to maintain confidentiality.

Required Experience

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree plus five (5) years of job-related experience in Zimbabwe or the region
- Fluent in English (fluency in other languages is a plus).

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s degree in business development or international development or a related field.
- Minimum two (2) or more years living and working in Zimbabwe or the region.

Job Location: Harare, Zimbabwe
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Job Level: Manager
Client: Non U.S. Based Locations
Closing Date: March 9, 2018

Are you interested in becoming a Country Resource Mobilization Manager in Zimbabwe? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Mar 09, 2018