Food Security & Livelihoods Field Facilitator (Chimanimani)
Food Security & Livelihoods Field Facilitator (Chimanimani) Organizational Background World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve. Context Background The flooding caused by Cyclone IDAI which affected Zimbabwe from 14-17 March 2019 has left a trail of death and destruction extensive infrastructure damage and deaths. Approximately 270,000 were affected with an estimated 21,000 displaced, with the majority being in the country’s eastern Chimanimani and Chipinge districts. The affected persons are in urgent need for recovery of livelihoods. It is against this background, that World Vision Zimbabwe seeks to recruit a Field Facilitator to support livelihoods recovery in the affected areas. Position Title: Food Security & Livelihoods Field Facilitator (1) Location: Chimanimani Purpose of the Position: To support ward level implementation of the agricultural and livelihoods recovery program after the dstruction caused by cyclone IDAI. Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities: Implementation of project goal and activities including livelihoods and agricultural recovery, nutrition and gender mainstreaming. Facilitate capacity building of agricultural public extension staff, improving agricultural extension services for households. Support Farmer Field Schools and Lead Farmer groups to enhance crop and livestock productivity using good agricultural practices. Provide regular support and monitoring of demonstration sites at ward level. Monitor crop/livestock performance in target district/wards. Produce regular and timely consolidated progress reports to the Response Manager. Knowledge and Skills: Degree in Agriculture, Economics, Animal Science, Nutrition or any other related field. At least 2 years’experience in a similar role in the NGO sector. Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials. Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision. Knowledge on livelihoods programming. Motorcycle driving license a must. NB: Shortlisting will be done as applications are received. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Female candidates are encouraged to apply.