Cluster Resilience & Livelihood Specialist at World Vision February, 2024

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

 

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

 

Key Responsibilities:

MAJOR RESPONSIBILIITIES

 

Activity

Support APs teams on designing and implementation of R &L intervention (40%)

  • Provide technical assistance on new AP assessment and design process
  • Assist APMF in the selection of appropriate target populations to be the recipients of agricultural technical support.
  •  Review R and L documents from the APs including TOR to ensure sustainability and inclusion of RC families in the proposed activities
  • Support implementation of Core Project Models ie BSL, S4T, EWV, LVCD, MF etc
  • Work closely with APMF to build capacity of project facilitators on R and L CPMs
  • Provide technical support on the implementation of PNS and grants including THRIVE2030 implemented in the respective cluster
  •  Support APs teams on preparation for donor and other visitors for Resilience and Livelihood
  • Support integration activities for R and L TP and other TPs to enhance efficiency and synergy.

 

End Results

  • Quality assurance of livelihood programming in cluster ensures that models and projects are implemented with fidelity
  • Burn rate for R and L TP is according to the plan
  • Number of staffs at the APs with competence in R and L key models
  • Joint plans implemented by R and L and other TP Specialist at the cluster

 

Activity

Monitoring and Evaluation of Resilience and Livelihood Interventions (30%)

  • Provide follow-up support through agricultural clinics for participants of R and L intervention.
  • Visit target communities on a regular basis to learn with farmers on farming practices and experiences and continuously incorporate into the project planning such lessons.
  •  Support production of regular and timely progress reports regarding relevant project activities.
  •  Review and support quality data collection for Resilience and Livelihood for decision making
  • Take lead on R and L DIQA exercises at the cluster level.
  • Promote learning in the cluster including developing success stories and share in different platforms

 

End Results

  • Quality R and L reports submission which include how RC families are benefiting from R and L intervention
  • Updated quality data in the Kobo etc. including data for both APs and grants
  • Number of success stories developed and shared in different platform

 

Activity

R and L visibility and stakeholders, partners engagement at the cluster and beyond (15%)

  • Represent the cluster in economic development and sustainable livelihood meetings, workshops and conferences etc
  •  Facilitate APs/Cluster participation in key farmers exhibitions and commemorations as such as farmers trade show, etc
  • Work with CM and VFT Business Centre Manager to ensure that WVT-VFT quarterly integration meetings are conducted

 

End Results

  • Number of the external events farmers groups participated
  • Number of stakeholder engagement conducted
  • WVT-VFT cluster quarterly integration meeting conducted

 

Activity

Resource mobilization (15%)

  • Work closely with the CM and TL to mobilize financial resource from the potential donors through designing and developing fundable livelihood projects and or programmes proposals.
  • Support initial assessment to inform PNS and grant development.

 

End Results

  • New PNS and grants developed.
  • Quality and timely report submission to inform resource development.

 

KNOWLEDGE/QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE ROLE

 

Required Professional Experience

  • At least five years’ experience working with agricultural production and development, preferably with a reputable NGO or Government programme or project.
  •  Demonstrated ability in the design and effective use of training materials.  Fluency in English, both written and spoken.
  •  Willingness to travel extensively especially within the cluster area.
  • Experience with Resilience and Livelihood Core Project Models such as Saving for Transformation, Local Value Chain Development etc. is critical.

 

Required Education, training, license, registration, and certification.

Must have a university degree in Agriculture, preferably agronomy, agricultural economics or natural resource management, Masters is added advantage.

 

Travel and/or Work Environment Requirement

  • Work environment:  Office-based with frequent travel to the field
  • Travel:  15% Domestic/international travel is required.
  • On call: 5%

 

Physical Requirements

  • Must be a committed Christian, able to stand above denominational diversities.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Language Requirements

Fluent in both Swahili and English Languages

 

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

 

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Cluster Manager

Reason for contact

Administrative supervision

Frequency of contact

Daily

 

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Resilience and Livelihood Team Leader

Reason for contact

Technical supervision

Frequency of contact

Weekly

 

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

Other TP Specialist

Reason for contact

Integration

Frequency of contact

Daily

 

Contact (within WV or outside WV)

VFT Regional Team

Reason for contact

Integration

Frequency of contact

Quarterly

 

CORE COMPETENCIES

 

☒ Be Safe and Resilient

☒ Deliver Results

☒ Build Relationships

☐ Be Accountable

☐ Learn and Develop

☐ Improve and Innovate

☒ Partner and Collaborate

☐ Embrace Change

 

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