Ongoing Recruitment at Development Aid from People to People (DAPP)

Development Aid from People to People (DAPP) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced persons for the position of District Coordinator for the Rural Resilience Initiative Project which is a global strategic partnership managed under the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) to enable vulnerable rural households increase their food security and income in the context of increasing climate risks.

The Initiative is built on an innovative model that combines four risk management strategies (R4): disaster risk reduction, micro insurance, access to credit, and savings. The R4 Rural Resilience Initiative started operating in Zambia in July 2014 and is presently reaching 10,600 farmers in Pemba, Monze and Namwala Districts in Southern Province.

The R4 district teams consist of 1 District Coordinator, 1 District Facilitator, 1 Data Clerk, Accounts Clerk and 5 to 10 Project Leaders based in the field each working with 500 farmers. The District Coordinator will lead this team and will additionally work with the Ministry of Agriculture, specifically 5 to 10 Camp Extension Officers each working together with a Project Leader.

The project further works with and coordinates with the private sector providing financial services, insurance and input and marketing of agriculture products and produce.

The project cooperates with the DAPP Headquarters and Partnership Office, the R4 WFP Country team in Zambia and in coordination with the R4 Global team.

Job Title: District Coordinator

Duty StationThe District Coordinator will be stationed in Monze district of Southern province.

Overall tasks and:

  • Provide leadership, management, and direction on the district level to ensure that the project reach planned goals (quantity and quality)
  • Supervise and build capacity within the district team consisting of employed staff as well as government and private sector key stakeholders.

Essential Job Functions include but are not limited to

1. Program Management

  • Manages all project operations in the district according to the work plan, program document, and implementation strategy.
  • Troubleshoots, as needed, to prevent disruptions in daily program activities.
  • Provides overall supervision for the implementation of all program activities ensuring the program goals are met both in quantity and quality.
  • Work with the team to ensure that activities and results are monitored and evaluated in regard to effectiveness, efficiency, and impact of the program’s components, and makes appropriate recommendations for improvement.

2. Oversight of Design, Monitoring, Evaluation, and Reporting

  • Work with the project M&E officer and the district Data Clerk to ensure that the M&E systems of individual indicators are of high quality, providing regular impact and process data and that data collected meet the required standard.
  • Shares results, findings, lessons learned internally as well as externally
  • Lead the reporting process to WFP and other partners.

3. Commitment to Staff Development

  • Manages and motivates a dynamic, informed, skilled and efficient district project team.
  • Ensures all program staff have performance plans and are reviewed and provided with feedback on a formal basis annually
  • Mentors and contributes to an atmosphere conducive to professional growth and development for staff.

4. Oversight of Finance

  • Monitors and manages the district project budget and financing expenses ensuring that they are within the framework of regulations and procedures, for both the WFP and DAPP. Keep oversight that the project gets the most value for money spend.
  • Assures safety and security of all program staff and assets

Required Qualifications:

  • Diploma in one of the following or related fields; Agronomy, General Agriculture Sciences, Agricultural Extension and Natural Resources Management.
  • At least three (3) years of professional experience with an NGO in Agricultural Extension services or related fields.
  • Demonstrated and proven leadership managing similar projects
  • Good understanding of concepts and issues in rural resilience.
  • Knowledge of and experience in Climate Smart Agriculture practices
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent team player
  • Good at facilitation skills

Application Method 

  1. Applications with detailed CVs and minimum 3 referees must be received by 18th February, 2019.
  2. The cover letter and CV must be one continuous document, and the applicant’s name must be the name of the document.
  3. Indicate the job title as the subject of your email.
  4. Please indicate your current remuneration in the cover letter
  5. Do not attach certificates and other documentation at this stage.
  6. Please submit applications to these emails: [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To apply for this job email your details to [email protected]

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