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Employee Contract Type:
Local - Fixed Term Employee (Fixed Term)
Job Description Summary: The incumbent will provide high level technical support to the Livelihoods & Resilience Program with a focus on improved resilience and livelihoods of households to better care and support their families. The position is responsible for leading technical guidance on Livelihoods, Resilience, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action for all programmes implemented by World Vision Lesotho; including profiling World Vision Lesotho in all relevant sector networks and technical working groups. The incumbent is the primary contact for the Organization in matters relating to the Livelihoods and Resilience Program.
Key Roles & Responsibilities:
40% Program Management and Reporting
- Define the Livelihoods, Resilience, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action Approach and Program to be implemented in the Country to realize the National Office Strategy.
- Manage a collaborative design process drawing in WV stakeholders and major national external stakeholders and partners.
- Design Technical Programmes that fit with the DPA to build ownership and sustainable results.
- Set, contextualize and enforce L&R and ESCA sector WVI partnership, national global standards to be adhered to by implementing staff and partners.
- Develop and contextualize tools, models and protocols to aid in program implementation at Cluster and AP level including grants.
- Produce consolidated annual/semi-annual/monthly National Report for the Technical Program (TP).
- Work with the Quality Assurance, DME, Grants and other Technical Specialists, in compiling the Annual Child Wellbeing report for review and approval by the Senior Leadership Team (SLT)
- Provide guidance and input in the implementation of the L&R and ESCA Technical program within and outside APs.
- Manage L&R and ESCA Technical budget and ensure adherence to operational budgetary limits.
- Oversee the coordination of TP implementation within and outside the AP (national or sub-national), including the drafting of detailed implementation plans, to ensure the timely and successful implementation of AP projects.
- Conduct appropriate and useful field visits to monitor and assist TPs, Sponsorship, PNS and Grants implementation, ensuring coordination and communication with the technical team to ensure quality of implementation, including cross cutting issues are included in field implementation and alignment with TP/ project design and feedback.
- Actively monitor and track TP, Sponsorship and Grants, PNS implementation to ensure programmes and projects meet quality of implementation and bring positive impact to life of RCs and MVC.
20% Program Development and Grants Acquisition
- Ensure that the L&R and ESCA Program is adequately funded and supported with the appropriate technical capacity.
- Work with the Technical Development Coordinators to determine the funding deficit and needs for the various locations.
- Work with the Grants Acquisition Team to establish donor mapping, linkages, development and marketing of fundraising products (concept notes, Proposals) and acquire extra (Non-Sponsorship) financial support for the Program.
20% Networking, Liaison and Advocacy
- Lead in strategic networking and liaison with donors, the Region, Support Offices, the Government and Non-State Actors in the L&R and ESCA Program with a view to profiling WVLs work.
- Establish mutually beneficial working relationships with strategic partners at the National level, while providing similar support at cluster level.
- Work with the Community Engagement & Sponsorship Plan Manager; and Faith and Development Manager to advocate for enactment or repeal/review of policies necessary to improved resilience, livelihoods, environmental stewardship and climate action of households to better care and support their families.
- Work closely with the HEA Focal Point and provide support to the WVIL Disaster Management functions and ensure a high level of organizational Disaster Risk Reduction Management capacity, emergency, preparedness, response and transition.
- Represent WVIL and participate in high level meetings and stakeholders meetings.
10% People management
- Provide Coaching and mentoring of Technical Staff in the Livelihood & Resilience Technical Program (Cluster Technical Coordinators, Grants Coordinators) including setting and reviewing their annual Performance Agreements and Annual Appraisals in collaboration with their respective supervisors.
- Conduct continuous monitoring (which will include field visits) to ensure planned activities are being implemented on budget, time and at recommended industry standards.
- Ensure the capacity development plans are developed, and implemented by the Cluster Livelihoods & Resilience Technical Coordinators, Grants Coordinators as part of program implementation in the Cluster and Area Programs (AP) to improve staff performance.
- Work with the WVIL Green Team and SAR ESCA focal point to develop a simple annual action plan that covers all (sponsorship, PNS, grants) activities and programming that can help to meet WVIL ESCA commitments.
- Work with SLT & ELT and relevant internal sectors to implement pilot approaches to measure WVIL carbon footprint and subsequent measures to reduce impact.
- Work with the National Office and Clusters Staff to identify gaps and opportunities for capacity building to strengthen ESCA programming across all departments.
10% Learning and Innovation
- Lead in the sector specific and/or integrated research and learning initiatives by developing research concepts in collaboration with internal and external stakeholder, and undertake the proposed research with a view to generating lessons and knowledge for program effectiveness.
- Responsible for generating innovations by working with the Knowledge Management focal person.
- The position will investigate, document and disseminate promising practices coming from the implementation of the National Office Livelihoods, Resilience, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action Program.
Qualifications & Experience:
- Masters Degree in Agriculture, with 5 years working experience from the International Non-Governmental Organization;
- Bachelors Degree in Agriculture or related fields with 10 years work experience in similar role.
- Postgraduate qualification in climate change will be an added advantage.
Competencies and Skills:
- Proven experience and skill in management of Livelihood & Resilience, Environmental Stewardship and Climate Action projects design and implementation.
- Leadership and Team Work abilities.
- Project Management and design experience, as well as project implementation and monitoring & evaluation
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational, time management, demonstrated leadership and good management ability
- Strong communication skills (oral and written)
- Strong detail orientation and negotiation skills
- Proven knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint (MS Packages)
- Experience in working with various major donors and government donor agencies
- Cross-cultural sensitivity, flexible worldview emotional maturity
- Capacity to function well in a team and contribute effectively to team efforts
- Proven networking abilities at local and international levels
- Ability to maintain performance expectations in diverse cultural contexts, psycho-logically stressful environments and physical hardship conditions with limited resources
- Candidate must be a committed Christian who is able to stand above denominational diversities
- Commitment and ability to inspire others to align with World Vision Core Values, Vision and Mission Statement in daily activities.
Working Environment / Conditions:
- 55% field based and 45% Office based
Remuneration: Competitive with market standards
Please upload your CV and covering letter with copies of educational certificates, transcripts and ID. You are requested to provide full details of three (3) referees: two (2) professional referees and one (1) spiritual referee. Also include the contact details of the HR Practitioner from your recent employer. The required contact details are full referees names, designation, email address and contact numbers.
Closing Date: 5th November, 2023
Applicant Types Accepted:
Local Applicants Only