Deadline: 23 April 2019 (5pm)
Duty Station: Binga District
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Zimbabwe is a local humanitarian NGO of the Seventh-day Adventist Church working in Zimbabwe for over 30 years. It is part of the network within over 125 countries in the world. ADRA Zimbabwe believes that: through its humanitarian acts, we make known the just, merciful, and loving character of God; To work with those in need is an expression of the love for God; Non-discrimination and respect for differences, accepting people as equals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political and religious affiliation enrich the communities in which we work and are assets to be respected and affirmed.
Subject to confirmation of funding, ADRA will be implementing a Food Assistance For Assets (FFA) Project. ADRA Zimbabwe therefore seeks to recruit qualified candidates to fill the position.
The project aims at strengthening of communities and their capacity to prepare for and mitigate the hazards of climate variation by further developing a culture of risk awareness, assessment and contingency planning. This approach will be coupled with ongoing improvements to livelihoods protection systems and enhanced training and support on crops, livestock, improved production techniques to increase resilience to extreme weather variability in identified Zimbabwean Districts.
Project also aims at implementing interventions focused on agriculture with an emphasis on creating assets that communities would use to better safeguard against climate shocks; improve nutrition and income status; improved livestock management and build lasting changes to communities.
ADRA Zimbabwe seeks to recruit highly qualified and experienced individuals who will work with different stakeholders in the District to successfully implement project objectives. S/he will have wide practical experience dealing with farmers, policy makers and implementers for sustainability and to ensure compliance based on the DIP and as directed by the Project Manager.
Competencies and Experience
An Advanced degree in Livelihoods/ Food Security and Nutrition/ Agriculture/Engineering or related field from recognised University, with leadership experience at Supervisor/Coordinator level; Minimum 5 years working experience with smallholder farmers on Nutrition / Livelihoods and Resilience programmes (Asset creation including small stock and poultry); High level people skills, ability to build relationships with ability to identify, communicate with stakeholders; Clean Class 3/4 Driving Licence is required.
Those who meet the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a cover letter and detailed Curriculum Vitae that includes the names and email addresses of three traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for, e.g. “Project Supervisor” on the envelope or in the email subject line. Applications should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Changing the World, One Life at a Time!
Created: April 16, 2019
Category: Agriculture, Forestry, Environmental
Salary: Not Stated
Expiry Date: April 23, 2019