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Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resources Management (DRR & NRM) Technical Manager

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World Vision

Job Type

Full Time

Location

Zimbabwe

Description :

Background Information

World Vision is a global Christian relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We are a community of close to 40,000 staff working across the world to help change the lives of vulnerable children. Our supporters, partners and staff join forces with communities on the ground to help children enjoy good health, be educated for life, experience the love of God and their neighbours and be cared for, protected and participating in addressing issues that affect their lives. World Vision has been active in Zimbabwe since 1973. Our operations are spread across 9 out of 10 provinces, with a majority of over 1.75 million beneficiaries in rural areas. Our current programs focus on improving the well-being of boys and girls in three priority sectors: health and nutrition, livelihoods and education. We also focus on child protection, gender and disabilities, emergency assistance and resilience building as cross cutting priorities across our programs. If you share the same vision, JOIN US and contribute to life in all its fullness for the children and communities we serve.

Title: Disaster Risk Reduction and Natural Resources Management (DRR & NRM) Technical Manager

Location: Mutare

PURPOSE OF POSITION

To ensure successful implementation of a comprehensive strategy on natural resource management and community resilience building interventions to reduce food insecurity in two provinces (Masvingo and Manicaland) of Zimbabwe

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

% TimeMajor Activities
10Manage implementation of activities providing technical direction, developing work plans, monitoring implementation and impact, training staff in asset management, disaster risk reduction, natural resources management and resilience design principles. Working with Accountability, Monitoring & Evaluation (A, M&E), consolidate quarterly and annual reports submitting to the Deputy Chief Of Party (DCOP).
5Advise on technical aspects of disaster risk reduction, strengthening of community multiuser institutions, sustainable natural resources and community asset management to promote resilience and sound environmental management by rural communities.
15Oversee all resilience activities, Disaster risk reduction , Natural resources management ,Watershed management , Multiple Water Use Systems , Productive asset creation ( Food for Assets (FFA) and management activities, ensuring that staff follow work plans, activities are on schedule, and that programme deliverables are completed as planned. Coordinate and facilitate Technical working group meetings to review progress, generate and document lessons and challenges for continuous program improvement.
15Lead in the compilation of the annual Environmental Status Report (ESR). Ensure Environmental Monitoring and Mitigation Plans (EMMPs) are developed and implemented integrating Climate Risk Management (CRM) strategies. Safeguard environment and gender integration in all the program objectives (Agriculture, Nutrition and WASH). Monitor and report EMMP and CRM implementation across all activities.
15Contribute to the development of project PREP documents such as proposals, results framework, budgets, detailed Implementation Plan (DIP) and other project documents as required. Input into the consortium level and sector level (SO) planning (monthly, quarterly and annually).
15Provide training, oversight, and support to local WV staff and consortium partners. Carry out ongoing evaluation of staff and partners, identify performance strengths and deficiencies and arrange for necessary action.

Identify training needs for staff and partners and facilitate customized capacity building activities.

15Prepare the Strategic Objective (SO) budget for resilience each year during PREP. Review expenditure reports monthly and quarterly and provide feedback to Finance. Discuss performance against budget with the DCOP and Finance taking corrective action. Approving project expenditure in line with budget and approval limits in compliance with donor requirement and internal policies.
5Liaise with local government officials and coordination committees( Civil Protection Units and FSNCs), local NGOs and civil society organizations, local religious leaders and other stakeholders to ensure support for and acceptance of the Program activities
Coordinate all consortia partner activities on resilience in all the six districts of operation working with program managers and district coordinators.
5Maintain close working relationships with donors, other humanitarian and development organizations, and local partners, including representing WV at local coordination meetings as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  1. Requires a BSc Degree (Masters will be preferred) in agricultural economics, natural resources management , disaster reduction, agriculture development, or related field
  2. A minimum of five years of experience in agribusiness, market-led agricultural development or economic development is required
  3. Ability to represent the organisation and programme on technical matters to host country professionals, ministries and donor colleagues. Diplomacy and strong presentation skills (spoken and writing) are required.
  4. Strong experience in value chain analysis and development, including value chain finance
  5. Proven experience with integration of gender and environment into agriculture-led economic programming
  6. Experience with Title II or USDA programmes, preferably Multi-Year Assistance Programmes, MYAPs
  7. Demonstrated ability to work cross-sectorally. Ability to work as team member in an interdisciplinary environment and contribute to this in capacity building at regional and national office levels of interaction.
  8. Ability in the area of capacity building and training of trainers
  9. Ability to supervise field staff and work collaboratively with national and local government officials

CORE CAPABILITIES

☒ Achieving quality results & service.

☒ Thinking clearly, deeply & broadly.

☒ Learning for growth & development.

☒ Building collaborative relationships.

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