9 Apr 2019

Economic Development Officer

Job Description

VACANCY ADVERTISEMENT

For Somaliland Residents Only

Economic Development Officer I– Hargeisa.

Purpose of the Position

Ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of Economic Development/Empowerment interventions aimed at contributing to improved children wellbeing outcomes within the EFSP/FFP projects.

Work closely with farmer groups, village savings associations and relevant ministries to promote farming as a business, and facilitate entrepreneurship amongst project beneficiaries.

Key Responsibilities:

Project design, planning and implementation;

  • Ensure identification of local needs and resources
  • Contextualize/adopt design guidelines and utilize at the ADP/Project level
  • Ensure accurate and quality in PDDs based on the partnership approved ED PMs (Savings Groups, Business Facilitation and Local Value Chains Development, Micro-Finance)
  • Develop quality project Annual work plans with clear targets, budgets and 4D matrices
  • Mobilize Communities for project implementation
  • Provide field-level technical implementation leadership on ED

Monitoring, reporting and documentation;

  • Engage community leaders and partners in the planning of the monitoring activities in an appropriate manner
  • Develop monitoring plan with communities and partners agreeing on the required standards for monitoring, with support from the DME specialist
  • Build the capacity of communities and partners on monitoring including using Savings Groups MIS, MFI, BF, Agribusiness and/or LVCD data collection forms
  • Ensure monthly monitoring of indicators as per schedule developed together with communities and partners

Advocacy and Engagement and Networking;

  • Ensure that the key laws, polices, regulations and government service delivery standards in Economic Development/Empowerment are shared, interpreting and explained to communities
  • Effectively represent WVS in Economic Development/Empowerment stakeholder meetings at county and sub-county levels
  • Report on resource mobilization opportunities at county and sub-county level

Qualifications:  Education/Knowledge/Technical Skills and Experience

  • Educational requirements: Degree in Business Management/Agribusiness/ Agricultural Economics/Agricultural Marketing or related field
  • Experience: 2 years working experience in Economic Development/Agricultural Development/Agribusiness/Agro-finance  projects at community level
  • Experience in partnerships including Agriculture, Ministries of Trade, Cooperatives, Planning, Social Services and churches
  • Have practical business knowledge with an emphasis on marketing and financial management
  • Having research, monitoring and evaluation skills is an added advantage

Kindly note: All academic certificates will be verified with the issuing academic institution.

All Interested and qualified candidates should log on to;

https://careers.wvi.org/jobs/somalia/food-security-and-livelihood/project-officer-economic-development/12357

For detailed requirements and qualifications for the above jobs.

All applications shall be received by 22th April, 2019. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

 


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