African Leadership Institute

Environment & Resilience Building Officer

Environment & Resilience Building Officer: Self Help Development Foundation (SHDF)
Deadline: 12 October 2018

Duty Station: Seke
Type of Appointment: One-year, fixed-term, with possibility of extension
Estimated starting date: 1 November 2018

General Functions
The successful candidate will lead the greening and resilience building of the SHDF business development and entrepreneurship projects in the respective district. To plan, coordinate, facilitate, implement and monitor the greening and resilience building in Business and markets development in order to achieve set project goals. The selected candidate will be expected to work on the full-time basis during the assigned period under the direct supervision of the Programs Coordinator.

In particular he/she will oversee the implementation of projects in respective districts with the following duties:
Create awareness on Energy Saving Technologies including solar, biogas, mini-grids, energy saving stoves; Create awareness and promote adoption of climate smart technologies; Create awareness and strengthen farmer knowledge on sustainable agriculture production; Plan and facilitate internal and external exchange visits on commodities, renewable energy or climate smart agriculture; Facilitate resilience building in enterprises; Establishment and training of district commodity associations for commodities identified and entrepreneur associations for renewable energy and rural housing; Prepare and submit timely, quality routine, and/or special reports and briefings as required; Assist the organization in the design and development of new projects and initiatives; Provide technical support to ward facilitators on greening and resilience building; Develop and deliver presentations, reference materials and speeches as may be requested on for informational, advocacy and coordination purposes; Participate in coordination meetings with partner NGOs, local authorities as may be required; Establish links and maintain continuous dialogue with local organizations, local authorities in the district on disaster risk management/civil protection; Perform any other duties as SHDF may reasonably require commensurate with the post holder's abilities and responsibilities.

Person Specification

1. Educational Background
The incumbent should possess
A Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Geography, Natural Resources, Agriculture or any related discipline; Diploma in Disaster Risk Reduction/Climate Change/Education/Gender or any related discipline; A valid, unendorsed class 3/4 drivers licence with at least 3 years driving experience; Experience in analytical and research skills; Knowledge of and sensitivity to gender issues; At least 4 years’ experience in a similar role in the NGO Sector

2. Skills and Experience
The incumbent should possess
At least 4 years working within the development context, with a focus on green business development, climate change adaptation, community development, training, and gender; Strong report writing skills, presentation and facilitation skills; Excellent training and communication skills; Ability to cooperate with other SHDF programmes; Ability to prioritise and work to deadlines; Ability to travel extensively over prolonged periods of time; Good computer skills e.g. Word for Windows, Excel, Email & Internet; Ability to work effectively with limited supervision; Familiarity with working with NGOs, local authorities and donors; Ability to manage more than one project at various stages of completion; Demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of marginalized populations

Languages
Thorough knowledge of English and Shona/Ndebele.

To apply
Interested applicants should send an application letter, current CV and contact details of three traceable referees to: erorecruitment2018@gmail.com

We offer the right person an exciting opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the development of women and communities throughout the country. Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

Created: October 09, 2018
Category: Ngo, Social Services
Expiry Date: Oct. 12, 2018