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Project Officer - R4 Climate Services

Date Posted: Sep 07, 2020

Job Description

Find Your Feet (FYF) is a local NGO dedicated to working with poor, rural communities to create lasting solutions to poverty. FYF envisions a world in which everyone has the right to build a future free from hunger and poverty and its mission is to mobilise local knowledge and skills, and promote the ownership and use of natural resources by poor rural communities in finding sustainable solutions to hunger, poverty and discrimination.

FYF has received funding from World Food Programme (WFP) to implement an Integrated Resilience Project in Balaka District for a period of 2 Years from 1st July, 2020 to 31th December 2021. The project goal is to contribute to improved and sustained food, income and nutrition security for target households.

Find Your Feet is, therefore, looking for well-qualified and experienced persons to fill the following position:



POSITION: PROJECT OFFICER – R4 CLIMATE SERVICES




DUTY STATION: BALAKA OFFICE


REPORTING TO: DISTRICT COORDINATOR

The incumbent will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the registration of weather index insurance beneficiaries and monitor insurance for asset


Key responsibility

  • Facilitate registration of weather index insurance beneficiaries and monitor insurance for asset creation under the weather index insurance component of the integrated risk management program.
  • Facilitate and manage community level trainings and capacity building initiatives such as VSL, weather index insurance sensitization meetings, climate services trainings.
  • Represent FYF in different technical meetings with Government and other stakeholders.
  • Participate in the designing and implementation of integrated risk management program (R4, FFA and Climate Services).
  • Participate in and contribute to the weather index design and review.
  • Review, consolidate monthly, quarterly and end of project reports for submission to the donor.
  • Provide technical support to FYF Field Facilitators, Project officers, Government Sector heads, government extension officers on new approaches in implementation of R4 and Climate Services programmes to enhance efficiency and quality of program delivery.
  • Conduct community based participatory planning with partners (Government, WFP, and NGOs) within the district to inform resilience programming.
  • Advocate for and facilitate knowledge building and management of Integrated Risk Management Program.
  • Contribute to project proposal development for sustained implementation of resilience programs.


Knowledge, Skills, Behaviours, and Experience

  • Experience in field work and community mobilization,
  • Fluency in both spoken and written English and ability to communicate in Local Language is an
    added advantage,
  • Good skills in capacity-building and training,
  • In-depth proven knowledge of R4 and climate services issues,
  • Computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Strength in interpersonal, communication and presentation skills,
  • Flexibility and willingness to change work practices and hours, and capability to work in rural areas,
  • Be willing to travel extensively across project targeted areas to ensure that all the nutrition related activities are being effectively implemented to work 80% in the field and 20% in the office.


Qualifications and Experience

  • A Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Natural Resources Management or related discipline
  • A minimum of a 5 years proven working experience in agriculture programming


How to apply


Applications must include a motivation letter, an updated CV, names and contact details of three traceable referees and photocopies of certificates.

Applications should be sent to:


The Executive Director
Find Your Feet
P.O. Box 20312,
Mzuzu

Or


Email: mphatson@fyfmalawi.org


Closing date: 11th September, 2020

Find Your Feet is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Balaka
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    12 Sep, 2020

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