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Project Assistant: Livelihoods – Doolow, Somalia

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Position Title: Project Assistant: Livelihoods

Location: Doolow, Somalia

Category: Food Security & Livelihood

Fixed term: Full-time

Experience: 1-2 Years

Deadline: 26th July 2021

International Role – No – Only National applicants will be considered.

The Role:

Project Assistant Livelihoods will support and contribute to Food Security & Livelihoods sector towards Improved and resilient livelihoods and food security for child wellbeing. With technical guidance and mentoring from a Project Manager & Technical Specialist, the incumbent will support the project management team, ensuring high-quality, accountable, community-focused project design and implementation with a bias towards crop production, livestock production and natural resource. The incumbent will disseminate useful & practical agricultural and livestock information relating to good agricultural practices, crop husbandry improved seeds, natural resource management, afforestation and reforestation, water management practices/techniques, irrigation, soil and environmental conservation/ rangeland management, identification and treatment of pests and diseases of agricultural crops, S/he will be participating in the project assessment and evaluation and any other information as relates to specific project.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct community awareness.
  • Provide correct project information to communities.
  • Project team identification, registration and verification of project beneficiaries.
  • Community and farmer trainings through setting up and management of community level demonstration plots.
  • Contribute in the formulation, review and revision of key project working documents.
  • Capacity building and mentoring of communities and the target beneficiaries
  • Produce quality, timely field visit reports.
  • Organize meetings during field visits to collect and consolidate gaps and opportunities for use in subsequent projects.

Essential:

  • Bachelors degree in Agriculture/ Agronomy/ Plant breeding/ Horticulture/ Agricultural extension/ Agribusiness Management/ Animal or Livestock Science/ Rural development/ Development Studies or related field.
  • Minimum of two years relevant experience in similar or related role within relief and development work.
  • Practical experience in Crop Production, Soil and Water Management, Pest Management, Post-harvest handling techniques and marketing.
  • In-depth knowledge of Agronomy, cropping calendar and recommended/preferred seed varieties in operational areas is a must.
  • Computer literacy in MS word, MS excel and Power point.
  • Experience in community based participatory development approaches strongly desired.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of ultra-poor graduation (UPG) models and experience in community/beneficiary coaching and mentoring.

Working Environment:

The position will be based in Baidoa Somalia.

World Vision adheres to strict child and adult safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks which will include criminal background checks. They will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles. Academic certificates will be verified with the issuing institutions.

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