Field Extension Officers at World Vision
With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.
Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!
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Project Direct Implementation
- Achieve high-quality project implementation and reporting of project interventions, track the targets and shared in a timely manner with District Project Coordinator, DME and WVT Head Office
- Innovatively collaborate with partners, allies, LGAs and like-minded stakeholders to influence policy and achieve the multiplied impact;
- Maintain a tight understanding on all field activities, program strategies, resources and actual responsibilities as necessary to ensure appropriate progress toward objectives;
- Contribute to improved food security, resilience, and employment opportunities among targeted beneficiaries.
- Identify and work with vulnerable and needy households in the assigned project location within District Council.
- Work with project beneficiaries and partners to social cohesion between refugees and host communities through the promotion of peace and stability.
- Enhance gender equality & protection for project beneficiaries
- Spearhead all day-to-day project operations.
- Effective project implementation according to PDD and Logframe.
- Inclusion of most-vulnerable households in the project interventions.
Project Budget and Resource Management
- Participate in annual and multiyear budget plans, reviews, and report preparation in collaboration with finance staff.
- Ensure compliance with WVT finance policy and donor requirements in management and use of financial and non-financial resources;
- Take part in the management of project funds, including monitoring of monthly budget burn rates, budget re-alignments, and support internal and external auditing;
- Creating synergies and resource leverage with local government and other actors through facilitating integrated district and local level planning and budgeting;
- Effective activity implementation according to the approved budget, WV and donor standards.
Monitoring, Evaluation, Learning (MEAL) and Reporting
- Adapt in collaboration with project colleagues, especially MEAL Officer, the project theory of change;
- Participate in the development and spearhead implementation of the program’s impact measurement system, including collection of baseline and periodic data for tracking programme performance and decision making;
- Deliberately collaborate with other World Vision projects, ensure that the project is well implemented and generate evidence for policy impact and contribute to World Vision and WFP strategies.
- Prepare and share quality project progress reports as per timelines and submit to the relevant authority;
- Take part in annual program review meeting to assess progress, adjust plans, and draw/disseminate lessons learned;
- Participate to plan, organize and conduct reflective learning forums (quarterly reflection meetings, workshops, etc) internally and externally with project stakeholders including the government.
- Quality monitoring, evaluation, and learning to enhance project progress towards goal and influence decision making
Networking, visibility, and donor recognition
- Establish and maintain good relations with partners, LGAs and stakeholders and other consortium members with regard to implementation and accountability.
- Ensures project interventions and donors are recognized by the government, partners and communities through project branding, and participation in different forums including national, zonal, regional and local events.
- Develop and support effective linkages and collaboration with key public institutions in the relevant field.
- Represent the project in various assigned learning and sharing meetings/workshops/conferences.
- Facilitate documentation and sharing of processes, challenges, best practices and lessons learnt among partners in the consortium.
- Build network and create a positive image about the project, WV and WFP in general
Other duties as assigned by the employer
KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE
Required Professional Experience
- Must have at least 2 years of experience in the implementation of agriculture or rural development projects.
- Experience with INGOs, WFP and other UN Agencies projects management is an added advantage.
- Must have experience of working in and interacting with rural communities. Having worked in refugees’ and host community’s context is an added advantage.
- Should have an experience and general understanding of inclusive and holistic programming such as but not limited to GESI responsive and transformative designs, Environment, Market Led approaches, Financial Management, and related mainstreaming strategies and activities, especially in the livelihood sector.
Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification
- Should have a university degree in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness, Agriculture general, Rural Development, Community Development or a related field.
- Advanced degree in the above fields is an added advantage
Preferred Knowledge and Qualifications
- Report writing skills: Ability to write reports
- Strong facilitation skills in the community
- Basic understanding of advocacy approaches and advocacy issues at local and/or national level.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills in English and Swahili
- Proven experience in facilitating effective project documentation and dissemination of results to a wide range of audiences.
- Ability to work on tight deadlines
- Strong commitment to WV Values, Mission and Vision.
Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement
- Willing to work in rural areas On call; 5%
- Must be able to work in rural areas.
- Fluent in both Swahili and English languages.
This position will be based in Kigoma
KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS
District Project Coordinator
- Direct reporting.
Regional Project Supportive Staffs
Local Government Authorities.
- Work together in project implementation including co-planning, review and reporting.
- All decisions will be done with the endorsement of the District Project Coordinator
- Be Safe and Resilient
- Deliver Results
- Build Relationships
- Be Accountable
- Learn and Develop
- Improve and Innovate
- Partner and Collaborate
- Embrace Change
- Model Self-Management
- Engage, Influence, Lead, and Grow Others
- Run an Effective and Agile Organisation
- Develop the Organisation for the Future
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only