Development Facilitator

World Vision International(WVI), Mulanje, Malawi

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementTraining and Capacity Building
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
25th June, 2016


Job Description

Responsibilities:
 
Program Implementation

  • Lead the planning, organization/ facilitation and implementation of all agricultural production of high value foods (including livestock), DRR and marketing interventions at the AP level
  • Maintain programmatic accountability for program activities at AP including data collection for evaluation, record keeping of activities, and the completion of all necessary quarterly progress and year-end reporting
  • Establish, coordinate and integrate agriculture production and market databases and develop information systems to support linkages with the market.
  • Facilitate increased access to financial services ie savings groups
  • Facilitate efficient and timely implementation of planned activities by all relevant committees, district and community partners to ensure the right techniques, methodologies and standards are employed
  • Works closely with the government partners and farmers to establish cropping cycle that provides sustainable increased production to meet identified market opportunities
  • Distribute IEC materials and facilitate training programs for lead farmers, partners and farmers to ensure quality technical messages on various agriculture and marketing technologies reaching all the target beneficiaries
  • Assist in the assessment of the potential for improving agricultural production systems and non-agriculture income opportunities;
  • Assist in designing and implementing Famer Field Schools cycles for innovative agricultural practices i.e. fruit and vegetable cultivation, processing and marketing of potential value chains; and organizing commercial groups ie cooperatives

Partnerships & Advocacy

  • Network and collaborate with all local level stakeholders involved in Food Security and resilience to enhance program implementation and facilitate smooth transition for sustainability in the program
  • Represent the program on relevant local level committees, taskforces, fairs, etc., in order to promote coordination and collaboration with other stakeholders and relevant efforts whenever possible
  • Promote local level advocacy

Sponsorship integration

  • Facilitate child sponsorship operations in line with World Vision Malawi sponsorship management standards.

Capacity building

  • Build capacity of the local communities/institutions, cooperatives CCA’s in preparation of annual work plan; and business plans based on local problems prevailing in the community; and business opportunities for possible sub granting.

Other Competencies/Attributes:

  • Ability to work under pressure and with minimum supervision
  • Able to work in cross cultural environment
  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Creative and team player
  • Flexible
  • Perform duties as required.
  • Honest and accountable
  • High sense of integrity
  • Quality achiever
  • Committed Christian and able to stand above denominational diversities

Qualifications: Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience
 
The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, and prior experience or on-job training:

  • Education: Minimum qualification Degree in Agriculture; Natural resource Management, agricultural economics
  • Experience: 3 years’ experience in the agricultural sector
  • Knowledge and technical skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluent in English
  • Good understanding of cross-cultural issues.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of sponsorship and rural/community development
  • Good interpersonal and facilitation skills

How To Apply:

  • If you are Interested kindly use the following link to apply: https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/malawi/food-security-and-livelihood/development-facilitator-mhfsandr/5052

 


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