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Program Compliance Assistant: Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) Deadline: 5 June 2022 (12 noon)
About CNFA and Amalima Loko
CNFA is a US-based non-profit nongovernmental organization (NGO) that works to stimulate economic growth and improve rural livelihoods in the developing world through five core capabilities: Productivity, Food Security and Nutrition; Input Supply and Farm Services; Economic Resilience and Rapid Recovery; Value Chain Development; and Volunteer Technical Assistance. Amalima Loko is a new USAID-funded 5-year program implemented by CNFA and 5 partner organizations which applies community-driven approaches to improve food security, nutrition, and natural resource management in over 80 communal wards in Matabeleland North.
The Program Compliance Assistant will support the Amalima Loko program, a USAID-BHA funded program that operates in Matabeleland North province of Zimbabwe covering the districts of Binga, Hwange, Lupane, Nkayi and North of Tsholotsho. The Amalima Loko program aims to improve food security through increased food access and sustainable watershed management. S/he will support the Amalima Loko program team in tracking and monitoring progress across the various program purposes, ensuring commitments and compliance with donor and government requirements. S/he will work under the Program Compliance Officer and coordinate with the CLA Lead, Environmental Specialist and Asset Manager. The compliance assistant will ensure Amalima Loko program compliance in the districts of Hwange and Binga based in Hwange or in Lupane and Nkayi districts based in Lupane.
Ensure environmental and other program trackers are up to date; Audit program files to ensure supporting documentation is accurate and complete; Support in the compilation of crosscutting indicator data collection (Environment, Resilience, SBC) with respective program teams; Support program teams with addressing any issues or gaps identified; Conduct field verifications and spot checks as required; Support Cash for Assets (CFA) checking for compliance on set out guidelines and procedures; Verify Cash for Assets documentation before payment of workers; Tracking and collation of CFA documentation for all sites; Support in collection of stories, program photos for various activities as directed; Preparation and dissemination of learning material; Assist in program research including story development and data collation; Support the Technical Coordinators and M&E department with tools development and information collection as directed; Assist in dissemination of research and routine program results and lessons learnt locally (Community, District); Perform other tasks as assigned by the Program Compliance Officer and CLA Lead.
University degree in operations research, social science, computer science, agriculture, environmental science, or a related field with a strong background in research, analysis, and information management; A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Knowledge, skills and abilities requirement
Strong technical skills managing and presenting information using the spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel) and database software, report writing; Familiarity with rural Matabeleland cultures and languages strongly preferred; Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, diplomatic, and able to work within a large and diverse team
Qualified candidates, especially women, are encouraged to send their applications. To apply please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com with “Program Compliance Assistant” in the subject line.