Job Title: Livelihoods and Economic Development Specialist
Organisation: World Vision
Location: Bangui, Central African Republic
Closing Date: 7 August 2020
Salary: £30,450 - £35,425
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Full Time
Sponsors international candidates? Yes
Support World Vision Central African Republic (CAR) management in defining, developing, updating strategic directions, in promoting quality Livelihoods & Economic development, collaborating with partners for the well-being of children and communities.
Role and Responsibilities
Participate in the development of CAR Response strategy, operating model and implementation.
Lead, manage, supervise and monitor sectoral Livelihoods & Economic development projects and staff to meet project objectives. Oversee periodic technical reviews and manage changes in projects direction and focus.
Contribute to the increase of WV CAR funding portfolio by actively seeking and acquiring new funding for Livelihoods & Economic development.
Ensure proposals are prepared to a high quality and in alignment with required donor formats and standards.
Ensure integration of project interventions with other CAR Response programs activities and deliver quality training and technical assistance to Programs/projects staff, implementing partners and communities.
Support and coordinate field assessments to collect data for inclusion in proposals.
Make continuous analysis of rapidly changing external context, ensuring that lessons of sound practices are well documented and disseminated.
Represent CAR Response in technical forums and coordination meetings with the appropriated ministries, clusters and others partners as required.
Ensure strong linkages are built between World Vision, partners and relevant Government authorities at national and local levels.
Participate in all internal meetings to ensure appropriate integration and information sharing.
Coordinate the development, dissemination and promotion of Livelihoods & Economic development approach, adoption/adaptation of relevant standards and tools.
Liaise with relevant regional and GC technical staff to ensure appropriate and timely technical assistance is provided to achieve project goals.
Provide technical support to improve the abilities of field staff to address Livelihoods & Economic development issues through continuous consultation, training materials, and information sharing.
Provide advice to senior management on emerging issues regarding Livelihoods & Economic development.
Directly responsible for managing and supervising the implementation of Food for Peace project in Bambari including the critical aspects of beneficiary identification and registration, distribution planning and distributions, reporting and monitoring and evaluation.
Liaise with the Food & Cash Resources Manager to ensure project reports are timely shared with WV US and Disaster Management Team.
Manage the relationship between WC CAR & WV US; liaising and coordinating to ensure project is implemented in strict adherence to United States Grant Rules and Regulations.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
The incumbent must have a Master’s Degree in Agriculture, Livestock, Agriculture Economics or similar from an accredited University is required with 5 years experiences.
Professional with demonstrated capacity for high level representational work and record of excellent teamwork.
At least 3 years’ experience coordinating livelihood, food security cluster involving coalitions and partnerships, including with INGOs and Government.
Previous experience managing programming in complex emergencies and/or fragile context as well as ability to manage teams.
Proven leadership and strategic planning capabilities with demonstrated budget management ability.
Relevant work experience in VSLA, cash transfers, livestock and nutrition, women’s economic empowerment- related fields.
Strong understanding of the international humanitarian community, preferably experience working with/in coalitions of other INGOs and the UN.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with stakeholders from various institutional arrangements; local NGOs, INGOs, faith-based organizations, political and government institutions.
Excellent oral and written skills in both French and English.
Computer literate and well-versed in basic software (Word, Internet Explorer, Excel, etc).
Proven ability to work independently and collaborate with diverse staff and partners.
Committed and enthusiastic for World Vision’s aims and mission.
Confident and organized self-starter who can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities simultaneously, take initiative and is able to respond rapidly and effectively to new opportunities.
Experience in capacity building and training of local staff.
Willingness to participate in chapel and group devotions.
Commitment to WV Core Values and Mission Statement.
HEAT certified or other equivalent security training.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with computer proficiency.
Ensures gender perspective in the scope of work.
The position requires ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally up to 25% of the time.
Again, experience to work in volatile environments; ie: Hardship postings.
The position requires much team work and good management ability.
Possibility of being assigned to the province as needed.
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