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9 Apr 2019

Economic Development Officer

Job Description


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.

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


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