District Field Officer – Guruve and Mazowe: International Youth Foundation - Zimbabwe : International Youth Foundation International Youth Foundation



Job Summary



Deadline: 24 September 2021
Supervisor: Reports to the Northern Region Youth Officer
IYF Background
The International Youth Foundation (IYF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 1990, IYF builds and maintains a worldwide community of businesses, governments, and civil society organizations committed to empowering youth to be healthy, productive, and engaged citizens. IYF programs are catalysts of change that help young people obtain a quality education, gain employability skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities. To learn more about IYF please visit www.iyfnet.org
IYF in Zimbabwe is part of the CRS-led consortium implementing the OVC Pathways project in nine districts of Zimbabwe (Matobo, Insiza, Nkayi, Lupane, Guruve, Mazowe, Gweru, Bulawayo and Harare). IYF in this assignment is handling the Household Economic Strengthening (HES) component and will train youth and caregivers in entrepreneurship and business development. Training will be accompanied by business development services that include; business coaching and mentorship, technical, input support and market linkages. It is against this background that IYF seeks to recruit a District Field Officer that will oversee implementation of household economic strengthening activities in two districts.
Pathways will use economic strengthening, local ownership and leadership, and gender transformation to strengthen the capacity of HIV-affected individuals, households (HH) and communities to progress along pathways out of poverty, along functional service referral pathways, along continuum of care pathways to reach the 90-90-90 targets, and along age and stage appropriate pathways that promote positive child, adolescent, and youth health, wellbeing, and development. Pathways will deliver a child-centered, family-focused, community-based package of evidence-based/informed interventions in the selected nine districts.
Role summary
The District Field Officer shall be responsible for particular tasks related to the mobilization of clients, organizing and delivering appropriate HES activities, monitoring of activities, communication and liaisons with district-based partners involved in the project and regular reporting to the IYF head office.

Duties and Responsibilities


Key duties and responsibilities:
As a District Field Officer, you will perform the following duties: Liaise with the Pathways District Community Based Organisation (CBO) and Pathways M&E to mobilize enrolled clients for HES activities in line with individual household case plans; Plan, organize and facilitate HES activities that include Enterprise and Business Development trainings, Passport to Success Life Skills Training, Mentorship, Coaching, Technical and Input support targeting caregivers enrolled under the Pathways Project; Identify micro business opportunities in the districts of operation and provide clients with guidance on the choice of scalable start-up businesses; Support youth and caregivers with business plan development during the training period; Draw up activity reports for each activity conducted and monthly and quarterly reports highlighting achievements, promising practices, challenges and recommended solutions; Perform other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications and Experience


Qualifications and experience
Minimum of a university degree in Entrepreneurship/Business Administration/Development Studies or equivalent; Proven experience in facilitating Entrepreneurship & Business Development Trainings and Life Skills training; Proficiency in English and the relevant local language (Shona/Ndebele); Ability to ride a motorbike and possession of class 3 motor bike license will be an added advantage.

How to Apply


Location
One should be ready to work in the following districts – Guruve and Mazowe
To apply
Please submit the following documents in English via email to jobs@iyfglobal.org with "District Field Officer in the subject line: Completed IYF Field Office Application for Employment and Resume – maximum 3 pages.
http://www.iyfnet.org/sites/default/files/IYF_Field Office_Application for Employment.doc
To be eligible for this position, applicants must have the legal authority to work and reside in Zimbabwe; this position is a local hire position in Zimbabwe. Applications will be reviewed as received. The International Youth Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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