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.
Field Coordinator's overall role is to work with communities to collectively bring about social change and improve livelihood. He/she will provide training, monitor progress, provide technical advice, evaluate and report on activities in assigned project areas and in alignment with the program plans, goals and other donor deliverables.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS:
Behave ethically; communicate effectively; creativity/Innovation; foster teamwork: compassion; generosity; humility, openness, conscientiousness, and extraversion.
Capacity Development of clusters, community members & animators, Self Help Groups to continuously set, achieve and sustain their own development goals (55%)
- Build the capacity of partners (SHGs/Producer Groups, Cooperatives/associations, public and private sectors) in consultation with the Program Manager, and Social Capital Development Training Manager on all aspects of Social Capital Development, Governance, Climate-Smart Agricultural/Conservation Agriculture activities including services, technologies, MIS, marketing channels.
- Establish strategic partnerships, develop and maintain excellent relationships with partners, government officials and other relevant stakeholders
- Materials and operationalization of the business and marketing plans in the business hubs.
- Advocate for widespread adoption of the epicenter strategy at the provincial level and ensure buy-in and continued support from relevant stakeholders at the provincial and district levels.
- Coordinate with partners and government ministries to facilitate effective and timely program implementation.
- Conduct training such as, but not limited to, the Vision Commitment and Action (VCA) trainings for communities, partners staff, and government officials.
- Design, track and review the implementation of enterprise development, and farmers preparedness to receive project resources/assets.
- Build farmer capacity on the four different risk mitigation strategies.
- Train farmers on respective cross-cutting themes, e.g., gender, agro-ecology, HIV/AIDS, VBHCD & Market-driven approaches.
- Train Cooperatives or Producer Groups on Planning, Governance, and Management.
- Facilitate cohesive market relationships among identified actors in the nutrition value chain.
- Train farmers on food storage and processing
- Skilled and knowledgeable project partners and farmers with techniques on integrated risks mitigation practices
- Well-equipped farmers and partners with regular access to good quality risk management equipment/tools and services
- Designed and printed training manuals
- Organized exchange/peer learning visits every semester.
- Established, functional and dynamic cooperatives or Producer Groups.
- Established and functional network of Producer Groups and Cooperative.
- Improved capacities of local structures (both new & existing) organizational leadership
- Improved social cohesion and dynamism among community members.
- Established network and aggregation point for farmers' farm outputs.Mobilized physical assets for marketing and Value Addition.Conducted value chain and investment analyses for selected commodities.
Promote Gender Relation and Women Empowerment (20%)
- Conduct community gender awareness training.
- Training of women in group Savings and Credit and microfinance.
- Facilitate linkage of women to microfinance institutions
- Increased Women and girls' agency
- Improved Gender Relations & participation at household and community level
Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (20%)
- Collect data and maintain a good recording system on the performance of groups for inclusion in reports and databases.
- Support the development, implementation, and review of operational plans, including annual work plan and budget, aligned to Heifer International Zambia Strategic plan.
- Evaluate and incorporate learning practices from the implementation of DRR activities
- Promote Community-Led M, L&E systems in collaboration with Project Management Committees
- Monitor and make follow-ups through frequent visits to participating households and communities.
- Prepare periodic reports and document best practices and lessons learned A functional Community-Led M, E& L system in place
- Conducted peer/exchange, Monitoring, and Control visits periodically.Written and submitted high-quality reports periodically
- Bachelor's 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) yearsâ?? relevant work experience.
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.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities
- Good interpersonal and communication skills.
- Ability to establish priorities and work with minimum supervision.
- Good facilitator.
- Enjoy assisting people.
- Team player.
- 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.
- 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.
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