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Field Coordinator in Zambia , Zambia

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 identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

FUNCTION
The Field Coordinator’s overall role is to work with communities to collectively bring about social change and improve livelihoods. The Field Coordinator will support the Program Manager in ensuring the effective and efficient implementation of the Women Economic Empowerment Project. S/he will engage in effective planning and budgeting, provide training, monitor progress, provide technical advice, evaluate, and report on activities and results in the assigned project areas and in alignment with the program plans, goals and other donor deliverables. The project has a strong component of monitoring, evaluation and learning. The Field Coordinator will support the process monitoring, internal evaluation and learning for the project in collaboration with the MELs Officer. The Field Coordinator will also assist in ensuring smooth coordination of activities by Heifer International Zambia and its partner organizations. The Field Coordinator will play a key role in ensuring technical support to farmer organizations especially as regards to gender transformation, transformative leadership and business development.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Behave ethically; communicate effectively; creativity/Innovation; foster teamwork: compassion; generosity; humility, openness, conscientiousness, and extraversion.

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

A. Capacity Development of farmer organizations, Cooperative members, community members to continuously set, achieve and sustain their own development goals (30%)
- Build the capacity of partners (SHGs/Producer, District Farmers’ Association, Cooperatives/Associations, public and private sectors) in consultation with the Program Manager, on all aspects of Social Capital Development, Governance, agricultural value chain management, Climate-Smart Agricultural/Conservation Agriculture activities including services, technologies, MIS, marketing channels.
- Develop capacity building materials and operationalization of the business and marketing plans in the business hubs.
- Design, track and review the implementation of enterprise development, and farmers preparedness to receive project resources/assets.
- Train partners/farmers on respective cross-cutting themes, g., gender, agro-ecology, HIV/AIDS, VBHCD & Market-driven approaches.
- Train Cooperatives or Producer Groups on Planning, Governance, and

DELIVERABLE
- Established and functional network of Producer Groups and Cooperative.

B. Promote Gender relations and women empowerment (25%)
- Conduct awareness campaigns on women’s empowerment
- Promote Village Savings and Loans Groups
- Facilitate linkage of women to micro finance institutions

DELIVERABLE
- Increased Women and girls’ agency
- Improved Gender Relations at household and community level
- Increased women and girls’ access to and control over productive resources

C. Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (15%)
- Collect data and maintain a good recording system on the performance of farmer cooperatives/Associations for inclusion in reports and databases.
- Evaluate and incorporate learning practices from project implementation
- Monitor and make follow-ups through frequent visits to participating households and communities.
- Prepare periodic reports and document best practices and lessons learned.
- Organize periodic PSRP/CLA reflection, learning sessions and document best practices, lessons learned and challenges
- Capture state-of-the-art project success stories with pictures

DELIVERABLE
- A high-quality and functional M&E and reporting system in place
- Conducted peer/exchange, Monitoring, and Control visits periodically.
- Written and submitted high-quality reports and success stories periodically.
- Improved iterative work plans and budget from PSRP/CLA information.

D. Value Chain Development (25%)
- Facilitate cohesive market relationships among identified actors in the value
- Facilitate farmer training on Postharvest loss management and technologies
- Facilitate linkages between domestic and external markets with aggregation points.
- Facilitate the building of community assets.
- Build a Market Information System or data base with production, sales, and demand data and information per project location
- Identify and train respective value chain actors.
- Facilitate the establishment of Marketing Information Systems among value chain actors.

DELIVERABLE
- Established network and aggregation point for farmers farm outputs.
- Mobilized physical assets for marketing and Value
- Conducted value chain and investment analyses for selected commodities.
- Established and strengthened linkages between the staff of the line Ministries, private sector (input dealers, processors, buyers, and retailers), and the farmers.
- Periodically shared market information

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

Minimum Requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resource, Development Studies plus three (3) years’ work experience. Experience in Community Development work and Agri-business.

Preferred Requirements
- Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Science/Social and Community Development Studies, Agricultural Economics, Natural Resource, Development Studies and any related science from recognized institutions plus three (3) years’ experience in Community Development work and Agri-business.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Good analytical skills.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal 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.
- The computer is proficient in word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail software.
- Strong organizational skills.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to establish priorities and work with minimum supervision.
- Excellent facilitation skills.
- Computer literate in the use of common packages for word processing and excel.
- Licensed driver or rider.
- Ability to travel away from home at short notice and for long periods.
- Flexible and able to work independently to meet deadlines.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues
and stakeholders.
- Fluent in English and Bemba.
- Commitment to organizational goals and vision of Heifer Zambia.
- Mature and ability to resolve group conflicts.
- Sensitive to social issues such as gender and HIV/AIDS.

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

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Expiring: Feb 25, 2021
Access to Finance Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

Description
Heifer Project International (HPI) 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 East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Access to Finance Manager, under the guidance of the EAYIP Country Program Manager, will facilitate access to finance for youth entrepreneurs to start or expand businesses, He or she will be the focal point person for the design and regular review of financial access strategies and modules. The incumbent will be responsible for building financial “partnerships”, develop/roll-out relevant financial solutions, and provide financial advisory services. S/he will also perform a strategic analysis of the financial landscape, work with Financial Institutions (FIs) to develop financial products and services appropriate to target groups and in managing post-investment risk.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Energetic, Positive, Collaborative

RESPONSIBILITIES & DELIVERABLES

Program Effectiveness (50%)
- Provide technical guidance on access to finance-related issues and work with “partners” to ensure the design and delivery of financial literacy training program to EAYIP’s beneficiaries and Business Development services (BDS) providers.
- Promote and facilitate the access to savings accounts by youth, and advise youth in the creation of savings and credit groups, when relevant
- Work closely with financial institutions to develop youth-friendly financial products and services while building their capacity to borrow
- Build capacity of youth savings groups to develop bankable business plans and facilitate access to credit.
- Increase financial literacy for the youth
- Coordinate and support the youth to develop bankable business plans and facilitate access to credit.
- Design appropriate financial curriculum and materials

DELIVERABLES
- Assist youth groups in designing teasers/investor documents/business plans/business presentations and any additional data requests by the Financial Institution.
- Perform analysis of current supply and demand of financial solutions for youth, smallholder farmers, SMEs
- Develop and update Access to Finance strategy.
- Identify investment opportunities in the value chains and coordinate and support business strategies and plans for the clients
- In collaboration with implementing “partner” organizations, design monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure that key indicators for access to finances are monitored
- Supervise the design and delivery of training programs in accounting, loan application processes, product pricing and marketing, business management to the implementing “partners” and the youth
- Train youth and Producer Business Groups (PBGs) on uses of agricultural credit, and bank staff on crop profitability, crop cycles and risks and basic financial management and commerce
- Train youth and PBGs on requirements to access credit and foster links with a financial institution loan scheme
- Design appropriate finance training curriculum, review of existing materials, development database, and compile financial access case studies
- Management and Compliance (30%)
- Monitor the implementation of the Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) by HPIs financial “partners” in Tanzania
- Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and procedures of donors

DELIVERABLES
- Report on the status of the RFL on a monthly basis.
- Prepare monthly, quarterly and annual investment and business performance reports.
- Manage and control EAYIP investment advisory activities within a set budget
- Ensure periodic project reviews are conducted, with learnings documented and shared.
- Compile and analyze monitoring data for loan disbursements to the youth groups and PBGs

“Partnership” and Engagement (20%)
- Network with local financial Institutions and value chain players
- Represent EAYIP in various stakeholder meetings, workshops, conferences, and shared learning events.

DELIVERABLES
- Develop and implement plans for multi-stakeholders’ engagement and learnings.
- Regularly work with financial Institutions on access to finance component, including joint planning meetings, harmonizing work schedules and joint field visits
- Work with Financial Institution on identifying and addressing barriers to youth, smallholder/SME lending and develop financial products and/or solutions.
- Develop relationships with financial institutions and the private sector to facilitate access to finance and market linkages.
- Produce various technical reports in collaboration with implementing “partners” for sharing with stakeholders in the country
- Any other duties as assigned by the supervisor
- This will be dependent on the specific duties assigned.

Minimum Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree plus seven (7) years of relevant financial program experience in development work in Tanzania.
- Specialized training in community mobilization, business development, and rural financial services is required

Preferred Requirements:
- Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Financial Management, Social Sciences, Development Studies, Enterprise development or related field from a reputable university
- For profit business experience at a leadership.
- Seven years of field experience in implementing community development projects including financial access, integration of farmer groups into formal banking, savings and lending and income generation activities in Tanzania or East Africa
- Excellent networking and liaison skills.
- Excellent writing skills, including report writing.
- Ability to plan and yet accommodate unexpected tasks.

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Clear understanding of financial investment opportunities for youth groups
- Knowledge of youth workforce development issues especially in the rural communities of the East Africa region.
- Good understanding of gender dynamics in development, particularly among young people.
- Proven project management, motivational skills and with the ability to train youth
- Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.
- Strong teamwork, training mentoring and coaching skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with “partners” and local governments.
- Strong analytical and quantitative skills as well as familiarity with financial accounting required;
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience in facilitating development of value chain- level business plans.
- Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania is a plus).
- Exceptional writing skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally as required.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.
- Good communication and presentation skills; pay attention to details.
- Coaching skills including training, delegation, and presentation;
- Flexible and able to adapt to field logistics constraints

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands:
- Preparing and presenting documents 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 direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Tanzania and other EAYIP project sites.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road 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.

Are you interested in becoming an Access to Finance Manager in Tanzania? 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: Sep 17, 2019
Country Project Manager in Tanzania , Tanzania

Heifer Project International (HPI) 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 East Africa Youth Inclusion Program (EAYIP) Country Project Manager, under the guidance of the EAYIP Project Director with dotted line reporting to the Country Director of HPI, through its branch office in Tanzania (Heifer Tanzania), will provide overall leadership to staff and other EAYIP “partners” in the implementation of all components of EAYIP in Tanzania, leading to the transformation and empowerment of youth participating in the market through employment and/or value chain activities. This will include overseeing all project activities; producing related reports on project progress; supervising and appraising the performance of EAYIP country office staff; monitoring project budgets, administrative, logistics and material resources and coordinating EAYIP country learning events and ensuring timely project implementation and delivery of outcomes. The Manager will also be responsible for preparing and maintaining long-range annual plans and budgets, as well as developing the appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework to ensure that all outcomes are achieved.

Essential Character Traits
Energetic, Positive, Collaborative, Values-Oriented, Enthusiastic

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Program Effectiveness (50%)
- Accountable for planning, managing, monitoring and evaluating the project within the country in an effective, efficient and timely manner

DELIVERABLES
- Prepare annual operational plan and budget in collaboration with the project team.
- In “partnership” with implementing “partner” organizations, design a monitoring and evaluation framework and ensure that key indicators are monitored.
- Organize country stakeholder workshops and conferences to share experiences and lessons learned.
- Coordinate and support the implementation of youth-focused training programs aimed at improving social, life and vocational skills in the identified value chains.
- Implement an exit strategy that will provide sustainability of the impact created through EAYIP.
- Oversee the progress of all project objectives within the country and provide direction and guidance to ensure that planned targets are achieved.
- Ensure that social capital and values-based holistic community development (VBHCD) are mainstreamed in the project at all levels.

Management and Compliance (30%)
- Accountable for ensuring that the project’s administrative, human resource and finance functions are timely, efficient and in compliance with HPI’s global, area and country-level policies and procedures within the framework of local law

DELIVERABLES
- Ensure that project staff work closely with the Heifer Tanzania country program and EAYIP regional office teams to ensure that contracts, other legal documents and financial statements are processed appropriately.
- Submit timely reports to country program and EAYIP regional offices as required.
- Carry out annual staff appraisals for staff under his/her supervision.
- Ensure that periodic project reviews are conducted, with learnings documented and shared.
- Supervise expenditure control within the budgets.
- Ensure compliance with contractual obligations and procedures of donors.
- Ensure proper maintenance and use of assets.
- Inspire, mentor and manage staff to achieve project goals.

Partnership and Engagement (15%)
- Accountable for networking and representing EAYIP with the host country government, national and regional research organizations, private sector and international organizations

DELIVERABLES
- Develop and implement plans for multi-stakeholders’ engagement and learning.
- Monitor the work of HPI’s local “partners” and ensure that they are compliant with the activities agreed upon in the teaming agreements.
- Work with local governments to identify and address social and economic barriers to increasing youth participation, especially young women, in the agricultural sector.
- Develop relationships with financial institutions and the private sector to facilitate access to finance and market linkages.
- Produce various technical reports in collaboration with implementing “partners” for sharing with stakeholders in the country.
- Represent EAYIP in various stakeholder meetings, workshops, conferences and shared learning events.

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree plus seven (7) years of relevant experience in development work in Tanzania.

Preferred Requirements
Master’s Degree or equivalent in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, Rural Development, Enterprise Development or a related field

Required Experience

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- Knowledge of youth workforce development issues especially in rural communities of the East Africa region.
- Good understanding of gender dynamics in development, particularly among young people.
- Good understanding of the different value chains within the agricultural sector.
- Strong leadership, teamwork, mentoring and coaching skills.
- Ability to communicate effectively with HPI’s headquarters (HQ), donors, “partners” and local governments.
- Fluency in English (knowledge of other languages spoken in Tanzania is a plus)
- Exceptional writing skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively throughout Tanzania and other EAYIP project sites.
- Proficient knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets, presentation tools, electronic mail (Microsoft Office preferred) and Internet.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Ability to prepare and present documents 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 direct reports and to use participatory management skills with junior and senior staff.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff.
- Willingness and ability to travel domestically, regionally and internationally as required
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the general public.
- May require constant sitting; working at a computer and focusing for extended periods of time and performing office environment activities while on the road 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.

Are you interested in becoming a Country Project Manager in Tanzania? 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: May 22, 2019
Program 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 a disability.

FUNCTION
The Program Manager reports to the Director of Programs to coordinate all joint R4/WFP and Heifer Zambia projects in the province and the overall responsibilities for the project’s implementation management. (S)he will assist the Director of Programs in the development and implementation of the project’s operational plan and budget and provide leadership and direction to the processes of effective and efficient long, medium, and short-term planning, project delivery, and resource (human, material, time, and finance) management.

ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Alertness; Availability; Boldness; Cautiousness; Creativity; Decisiveness; Dependability; Determination; Diligence; Enthusiasm; Flexibility; Resourcefulness; Self-Control; Openness to learning.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES

Program Management and Coordination (35%)
- Lead in the preparation of well-designed annual work plans and budgets, alongside project reports compatible with the priorities and orientations of Heifer Zambia Country Program and those of the donor - WFP.
- Develop effective Project Management Plans (Communication, Risks, Procurement, Stakeholder).
- Coordinate, collaborate and communicate with Director of Programs and other Key stakeholders regularly.
- Coordinate the effective and efficient management of:
* Project scope
* Project schedule
* Project budget
* Project risks

DELIVERABLE
- Well-managed project scope, schedule, and budget.
- High-quality and timely project services and products delivered.
- High-quality and timely reports written and submitted.
- Deliverables and services aligned with donor requirements.
- Established and strengthened collaboration with relevant Government Ministries, donor, and other relevant stakeholders.

Capacity Building, Skills and Program Development (15%)
- Identify staff skill gaps and develop a capacity building plan.
- Sensitize and train farmers, staff and other key stakeholders on:
- Shared and personal leadership
- Conflict management
- Effective communication
- Reporting (financial and narrative)
- Climate Smart Agriculture

DELIVERABLE
- Skilled farmers, staff and other project stakeholders.
- Adequate, timely and good quality resources (material, human & finance) available for project delivery.
- Well-equipped offices and staff.

Management of Human Resources and Personnel Development (20%)
- Provide leadership and technical support to the staff at the Provincial office.
- Coach and mentor project staff.
- Create a conducive work environment for staff.
- Organize periodic team building sessions and motivate staff.
- Create awareness and ensure staff compliance with existing policies and procedures.

DELIVERABLE
- Documented staff performance reviews with requisite recommendations to the Director of Programs for decision-making.
- Established deeper insights on project staff requirements and compliance with global HPI practices and policies shared with the Director of Programs for quick decision-making.
- An established enabling work environment.

Financial Management and Budget Control (10%)
- Supervise and monitor project expenditure within the provisional project budgets.
- Monitor the project budget as committed by the donor.
- Re-enforce compliance to stated accounting practices, policies, and procedures including procurements.
- Monitor budget variance with respect to schedules and deliverables.

DELIVERABLE
- Well-formulated Activity-based budgets.
- High-quality and timely financial reports submitted to HQ and donor.
- Clean IRAPs and annual project audits.
- Re-enforced compliance with financial processes, procedures, practices and policies.

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Documentation (15%)
- With the support of MELs Manager develop an appropriate system of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning.
- Periodically monitor project progress against set milestones using Key Performance Indicators
- Identify risks and manage them timely.
- Identify and escalate issues.

DELIVERABLE
- A developed and functional MEL system in place.
- Documented milestones from the process and results monitoring carried-out on a monthly and quarterly basis respectively.
- Narrative reports on project results and impact are tracked, analyzed, documented and shared every semester.
- A documented baseline, mid-term and End line evaluation reports for the project.
- Project closed, and all resources disposed of/transitioned

May perform other job-related duties as assigned (5%)
- Set expectations met as assigned by the supervisor.


Required Experience

Minimum Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration, and Development Studies plus at least Seven (7) years of job-related experience.

Preferred Requirements
- Master’s Degree in the fields of Agriculture, Natural Resources, Resource Development, Rural Development Administration or another related field, and Development Studies and a minimum of five (5) years relevant experience.
- Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in rural development in Zambia or a Minimum of three (3) years management level work experience

Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of income and expense budget preparation and monitoring.
- Proven team leadership and supervisory skills with the ability to train and work cooperatively with a diverse staff, including field staff in several locations.
- Experience with the NGO/PVO approach, and knowledge of global sustainable development essential;
- Skilled with computers as a tool for word processing, database, e-mail, spreadsheets, and organizing.
- Licensed driver

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with persons in farm, church, and administrative settings.
- Demonstrated ability to use participatory management skills with junior and senior country office and field staff.
- Proven interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to relate to individuals and groups diplomatically and tactfully.
- Demonstrated ability to work with advisory and governing boards.
- Demonstrated written and oral fluency in English.
- Willingness to travel extensively.

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

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Expiring: Jan 23, 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

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Expiring: Mar 13, 2018