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Food Security Technical Coordinator

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Full Time



Description :

Deadline: 29 November 2019

Who we are
GOAL is an international non-denominational, non-governmental and non-political humanitarian organisation dedicated to work towards ensuring the poorest and most vulnerable in our world and those affected by humanitarian crises have access to the fundamental rights of life, including but not limited to adequate shelter, food, water and sanitation, healthcare and education. Since 2002, GOAL has implemented humanitarian and developmental programs across Zimbabwe. GOAL has positioned itself as a leading NGO in Emergency Response, Livelihoods, Nutrition and WASH with a strong geographic focus and influence in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe and a rapidly expanding footprint in urban resilience, WASH and livelihoods interventions.

Career Opportunities with GOAL
GOAL is an equal opportunities employer to all individuals seeking possible employment with the organisation. We are looking for suitably qualified, highly competent and motivated individuals to be part of the GOAL Zimbabwe team on a fixed term duration. Interested employment seekers are invited to apply for the following position in a project to be confirmed upon availability of funding.

General Description of the Role
Reporting directly to the Chief of Party, the Food Security Technical Coordinator (FSTC) will be mainly responsible for ensuring that all of the technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors. The FSTC will also ensure that overall technical implementation quality remains consistent and of high quality among all of the sub-awardees and implementation locations in the award. The incumbent should be highly experienced in a broad spectrum of food security technical focus areas, and will be responsible for establishing and managing systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors in the activity. The person will also ensure technical interventions are integrated, layered and sequenced appropriately at all levels of implementation within the FFP activity. The incumbent must have demonstrated experience in developing—and ensuring quality control over—technically rigorous food security activity integration and collaboration. S/he will work closely with the Community Visioning Lead to ensure that the implementation meets the needs of the people in the targeted communities and aligns with participant aspirations. In collaboration with the CV Lead, the incumbent will lead any necessary adaptation to the technical approach of activities in order to address challenges articulated by participants in their journey to realize development aspirations. The FSTC will work closely with the M&E Lead and the Strategic Learning Lead to ensure that M&E and learning feedback loops are properly fed into and utilized by the technical field staff.

The ideal person should possess the following
Advanced degree (Master’s or PhD) in a relevant field and at least five years of relevant field-based program and operational management experience; or, a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field and at least seven years of relevant field-based experience; Demonstrated technical expertise in food and nutrition security and resilience programming. Familiarity with USAID food security and resilience programming, especially Food for Peace programming, is preferred. Previous experience in Zimbabwe is a plus; Demonstrated experience in developing- and ensuring quality control over- technically rigorous food security activity integration and collaboration; Strong tool/ curriculum development and training skills; Demonstrated experience with food security-related MEAL tools, best practices and analytics required; Ability and willingness to travel frequently; Excellent written communication and presentation skills in English. Knowledge of local languages is an asset.


How to apply

Interested individuals who meet the above specifications should apply via email to clearly indicating the position being applied for on the subject line of the email. The application must include an application letter; and a Current CV with full contact details of at least three contactable referees NB: CVs will be shortlisted as they are received in the mailbox. Please note that applications received outside the stated channels will be disqualified.

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