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Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP)
16 Boone Boone, P.O BOX 877 Richmond, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe
The Organisation of Rural Associations for Progress (ORAP), under Danish Church Aid led consortium Sizimele Action for Resilience Building with funding from the Zimbabwe Resilience Building Fund (ZRBF) is implementing a resilience program in Lupane, Insiza and Matobo. The program started in 2017 with the aim of building the capacity for resilience of the mentioned communities through four strategic interventions, which are: Strengthened local disaster risk management systems; Increased diversified agricultural production; Improved market linkages and asset accumulation; Supportive enabling environment for resilience.
The program’s overall objective is to enable recovery and enhance the resilience of “at-risk” smallholder farmers so that they are food, income and nutritionally secure, in the face of increasing multiple and chronic shocks and stressors.
The Crisis Modifier is a strategic component within ZRBF designed to provide timely response during droughts and other hazards to protect the livelihoods of targeted communities. It is against this background that the Organisation of Rural Association (ORAP) seeks to recruit three (3) dynamic Field Officers who will assist in the implementation of the Crisis Modifier to build the capacity of the communities to absorb the shocks stresses and also protect their livelihood assets. The successful candidates must have a strong background in emergency response, input voucher scheme, stakeholder management, agricultural production and capacity building. They will spend 90% of their time working with communities.
Identifying project participants at community level, on project inception; Conducting agricultural training activities for target communities to develop their absorptive, adaptive and transformative capacities in the face of shock / stressors; Coordinating project activities at ward level with community members,leaders, partner organisation and relevant government agencies; Assisting in data collection and monitoring of activities at field level; Developing workplans and preparing progress reports on project activities at regular intervals
Strong analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills; Ability to provide clear messages on complex information; Accuracy and attention to detail; Good communication skills, including the ability to write high quality reports that are clear and concise; Excellent interpersonal skills, teamwork and adept at working with people of diverse cultural and social backgrounds; Understanding and abiding with the Core Humanitarian Standards.
Qualifications and Experience
Degree or Diploma in Agriculture; A minimum of 2 years experience in the relevant field of emergency response, input voucher schemes, stakeholder management, agricultural production and capacity building; A sound understanding of resilience building concept and developmental issues; Ability to engage with stakeholders for successful implementation and enhanced sustainability of the project; Excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills; Excellent verbal and written communication in English and spoken Ndebele, a pre-requisite; The candidate should be in possession of a valid class 3 or 4 driver’s license. Ability to ride a motor bike is a must; Familiarity with Sizimele operational areas is an added advantage.
Location: Matobo, Insiza, Lupane ZIMBABWE
Starting Date: Immediate
Duration of Contract: 4 Months
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