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Project Field Assistant (VS&L and Marketing)
8 Ross Ave, Belgravia Harare Zimbabwe
Job SummaryThe Project Field Assistant will be responsible for facilitating formation of VS&L and developing marketing linkages for producer groups to enhance economic development
Key duties and responsibilities:
• Conducts community/ stakeholder mobilization, orientation and sensitisation
• Identifies and capacitates existing groups on Income generating activities
• Trains new groups on VS&L and conducts community capacity building, such as training of committees, Cluster facilitators and individuals
• Facilitates and trains VS&L groups in value addition and market linkages
• Trains VS&L individuals with small enterprises on business development services
• Facilitates linkages of VSL groups to micro-finance institutions and skills development institutions
• Sensitises VS&L groups towards behavior change on decision making, power relations and other gender related issues affecting health and nutrition
• Participates in data collection, e.g. administers questionnaires, collects statistics relevant to the project and analyses group data using the MIS
• Monitors VS&L groups and conducts verification and follow-ups and provides required technical assistance on selected value chain development
• Facilitates registration of producer groups for market linkages and participates in collection of value of base income, production and value of sales / income tracking information at farmer level.
• Facilitates trainings on marketing , contract farming, value chain development, FAAB and other marketing systems
• Supports and monitors implementation of Model Household farm enterprise business plans
• Assists in identification of opportunities to link farmers with lucrative markets
Qualifications, skills and experience:
• Diploma in Agriculture/Education/Developmental Studies/Business Studies or equivalent.
• Diploma in Marketing /Entrepreneurship
• Minimum of 2 years working experience in community development /adult training or other related field.
• Good public relations, team player and able to work under strenuous conditions.
• Valid class 3 motorbike riding license is an added advantage
• Good interpersonal and communication skills.
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