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Four (4) x VSLA Officer

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  • Post Date: December 3, 2020
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Job Overview

CARE International in Zimbabwe is recruiting for livelihoods, food aid and resilience project targeting Buhera and Mutare Districts (Manicaland Province) and Chivi and Zaka Districts (Masvingo Province). Takunda, which means “we have overcome” in Shona, is a 5 year USAID Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance program led by CARE in a consortium. Its aim is to increase on-farm and off-farm incomes, improve nutrition, and work with women, men, girls and boys to build resilience to shocks and stressors. The organisation seeks to recruit outstanding candidates who are known for their excellence, professionalism, integrity and who are committed to providing support to vulnerable communities in remote locations of the targeted provinces. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply for the positions posted below, which will be filled in January 2021.

Job Description

To build internal and external VSL technical capacity in line with specific project needs. The VSLA Officer will be responsible for facilitating formation and training of VS&L groups. S/he will develop linkages of the groups with other interventions to enhance economic development

Key duties and Responsibilities

  • Conducts community/ stakeholder mobilization, orientation and sensitization
  • 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
  • Sensitizes 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.
  • Assists in identification of opportunities to link farmers to other project interventions

Qualifications

  • Degree in Agriculture/Education/Developmental Studies/Business Studies or equivalent.
  • Diploma in Marketing /Entrepreneurship will be an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3-4 years working experience in community development /adult training or other related field.
  • Good public relations, team player and able to work under strenuous conditions.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Proficiency in computer skills including experience of MS Word, Excel, MS Office Project,
  • Understanding and demonstrated commitment to the importance of gender and youth issues in food security programming.
  • Demonstrated commitment to principles of Gender Equity and Diversity, as evidenced in previous positions / programming.

Deadline: 11 December 2020

Job Detail
  • Career LevelOfficer
  • QualificationDegree
  • Experience3-5 Years
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