District Coordinators

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Location: Lusaka (Chongwe), Western Province (Kalabo and Shangombo), North-western Province (Mwinilunga and Zambezi) and Luapula Province (Chiengi)

Key responsibilities:

R 1. Promote economic empowerment for women of reproductive age –

  • Facilitate training of district staff, Community Development Facilitators (CDF), on Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLA)
  • Facilitate and coordinate the training of selected animators/volunteers on Village Savings and Lending Associations (VSLA) and other savings group models
  • Drive and oversee sensitization of SUN communities on Savings Groups including group formation and training women of reproductive age (WRA) on VSLAs
  • Integrate Nutrition SBCC into VSLA discussions and leveraging on opportunities to promote nutrition and health
  • Link communities to financial services providers, including Micro Finance Institutions (MFI) and commercial banks
  • Facilitate the delivery and provision of financial education to communities
  • Oversee, monitor and support savings associations/VSLA groups

R 2. Increase availability, access, quality and safety of nutritious foods for households through food safety and preservation:

  • Set up demonstrations sites as community centres of excellence to showcase appropriate utilization of Post-Harvest (PH) technology,
  • Provide on spot training to smallholders and provide complementary extension support
  • Facilitating training of Ministry of Agriculture district staff and camp extension in PHM and in food processing, preservation and utilization
  • Facilitate and oversee roll out of training to lead farmers and registered SUN TA households on PHM (including food preservation and utilisation)
  • Link SUN Agri-households to distributors of post-harvest management supplies, including PICS Support/facilitate the establishment and development of local supply chains for post-harvest management technologies
  • Bags -facilitate linkages through last mile Agro dealers and sales promotion

R 3. Support private sector engagement to promote local and community based nutritious food development, processing and marketing:

  • Orienting DNCC in SBN and private sector engagement
  • Support DNCC to facilitate meetings/activities with private sector
  • Supporting private sector actor’s participation in promoting community based nutritious foods development, processing and marketing; private sector actors engaged and producing locally available nutritious foods

R 4. Work planning, results measurement and reporting:

  • Prepare district monthly work plans and budgets consistent with set/expected outputs and milestones and submit to the project manager.
  • Coordination and managing of relations with other project implementing partners for synergies in project delivery across results areas
  • Collecting required performance and progress data on project participants.
  • Submission of monthly narrative report and weekly verbal update.

R 5. Administration:

  • Submit monthly motor bike reports and completed time sheets
  • Submit monthly expense reports
  • Promote and positively reinforce the WFP and iDE Zambia brands at local level

Qualifications, experience and skills;

  • Degree or three-year diploma in agriculture, nutrition, or natural resource management.
  • At least two years’ experience working in an agricultural extension, Community mobilization or nutrition and health outreach capacity.
  • Experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting will be added advantage
  • An understanding and appreciation of the role that the private sector can play in providing agriculture and nutrition goods and services including markets to smallholder farmers.
  • A self-starter who can work with minimal supervision, adhering to deadlines and used to meeting targets.
  • Valid Motor bike riders’ license
  • IT literate with some proficiency in MS Word.

Method of Application

Send your cover letter in soft copy (word) attaching only your CV to this email.

Please not the following:

Applications strictly by e-mail.

Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

Those who do not meet the minimum qualifications need not apply.

Application deadline
27 Mar 17:45
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