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District Coordinators International Development Enterprises

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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;

  1. Degree or three-year diploma in agriculture, nutrition, or natural resource management.
  2. At least two years’ experience working in an agricultural extension, Community mobilization or nutrition and health outreach capacity.
  3. Experience working in a multi-disciplinary setting will be added advantage
  4. 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.
  5. A self-starter who can work with minimal supervision, adhering to deadlines and used to meeting targets.
  6. Valid Motor bike riders’ license
  7. IT literate with some proficiency in MS Word.

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Please not the following:

  • Closing dates for receiving applications is Friday 27th March 2021.
  • Applications strictly by e-mail.
  • Female candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
  • Those who do not meet the minimum qualifications need not apply.

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