Livelihood Project Specialist

World Vision, Congo

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th September, 2021


Job Description

Purpose of the position:

The post supports World Vision DR Congo at the cluster level to implement its overall strategic direction to maximize the positive impact on the livelihoods of children, families and communities.

The position contributes at the cluster level to the development of the overall livelihood strategy in DR Congo, in collaboration with the national office of WV.

At the cluster level, he leads the development, update and implementation of livelihood strategy in DR Congo, providing technical support regarding livelihood components to all programs / projects in all PAs (program area).

Select and implement appropriate livelihood project models and build the capacity of project staff and partners.

Main responsibilities :

Technical direction

  • Assist in the development of the overall strategy of the NO (National Office)
  • Help develop technical approaches to livelihoods (TA)
  • Assist in the development of technical guidelines on livelihoods
  • Assist in the continuous improvement of the design of Livelihood TA / TP (technical program) to ensure that it remains relevant to the context, integrates innovation, by providing information on the ground
  • Keep abreast of research, policies, guidance and initiatives on livelihoods and ensure dissemination to field staff
  • Work with WV staff and partners to guide the technical interpretation of technical models
  • Take leadership, support and guide field staff in implementing livelihoods programming, responding to and finding solutions to livelihood programming issues
  • Develop livelihoods work plans to include regular face-to-face support from field staff.

Capacity development

  • Ensure capacity building of field staff, including provision of technical resources and links with partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure quality follow-up of all livelihood capacity building events.

Development, dissemination and knowledge management of a learning and evidence base

  • Assist field research as part of the research team, field preparation, field supervision
  • Assist the DME (Design Monitoring and Evaluation) team in interpreting data and writing reports that show evidence of results and impacts
  • Identify best / promising practices and successes for documentation and dissemination
  • Develop publications and / or conference abstracts based on learnings and best practices

Resource mobilization

  • Contribute to the development of project proposals (grants and responses) with a livelihood component
  • Provide key data and information on the ground to the GAM (Grant Acquisition and Management) team

Quality assurance

  • Assist field staff in drafting and ensuring timely submission of IPs monthly / quarterly / annual livelihood activities reports and any grant specific reports
  • Assist NO Livelihood Advisor in the monitoring, supervision and evaluation of Livelihood programs
  • Ensure program alignment with TA / TP and meet minimum standards
  • Technical support with the DME team in the design, redesign and development of logical frameworks for livelihood programming

Advocacy for livelihoods

  • Provide technical input in guidance notes: consulted for specific local context
  • Obtain evidence from livelihood programs and Citizen Voice in Action (CVA) data to inform policies at sub-national and national levels
  • Ensure that livelihoods CVA is brought to critical mass at all access points.

Networking, partnership and external representation

  • Establish and maintain liaison with subnational livelihood agencies (e.g. Ministry of Agriculture), institutions and other partners
  • Establish partnerships with livelihood agencies, institutions and other subnational partners.

Disaster Preparedness / HEA (Humanitarian and Emergency Affairs)

  • Maintain situational awareness of real and potential dangers at the local level and bring to the attention of the NO Livelihood Advisor
  • Guide the analysis of the vulnerability of communities to hazards in the area of ​​livelihoods
  • Solve problems under emergency conditions
  • Available for deployment for an HEA response in the regions for 4 weeks per year if required (the percentages of allocations per responsibility would change in such a case).

Knowledge, skills and abilities

  • University degree in agronomy or rural development.
  • Have a good command of the following technical approaches: Farmer Field School; Group of values ​​and savings.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Lotus note, etc.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in managing livelihood programs
  • Have worked in a community assistance program for their empowerment (agro-pastoral activities, Income Generating Activity, etc.)
  • Transfer knowledge transfer capacity through formal and informal training
  • Good understanding of World Vision and Sphere relief standards.
  • Strong capacity building and facilitation skills.
  • Excellent communication skills in French (oral and written).
  • Working knowledge of English
  • Working knowledge of the local language
  • Ability to work and contribute to a team building environment.
  • Ability to display an exemplary lifestyle as interpreted in a specific local cultural context.
  • Ability to encourage and support others to grow and develop.

Source:https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/democratic-republic-of-the-congo/food-security-and-livelihood/livelihood-project-specialist/17744


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