Job for Country Program Officer Livelihood and Agriculture at ZOA

<strong>Job for Country Program Officer Livelihood and Agriculture at ZOA</strong>

Job Title:   Country Program Officer Livelihood and Agriculture (International Position)

Organization: ZOA

Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Head of Programs

About US:

ZOA is an international NGO which offers relief to people who are affected by conflict or natural disasters. ZOA wants to contribute to a new perspective of HOPE in which people work together for a promising future in dignity and mutual trust. Together with the affected communities we work on the RECOVERY until they can provide to take care of their livelihoods. The work of ZOA is coordinated from Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. From Apeldoorn ZOA operates in seventeen countries in Africa, Middle East Region and Asia. ZOA works approximately with 1000 employees worldwide.  In Uganda, ZOA has offices in Kampala, West Nile (Arua), Acholi (Nwoya), and Karamoja (Amudat). ZOA Uganda works both in relief and recovery on the themes of food security & livelihoods, WASH, primary/accelerated/vocational education, and conflict management with a special focus on land security.

Job Summary: The Country Program Officer Livelihood and Agriculture will be responsible for high-quality programming of ZOAs livelihood and agricultural interventions (relief and recovery) in Uganda. The incumbent will act as the ZOA Uganda’s main internal and external representative on livelihoods and agriculture. The incumbent will support the field offices in the high-quality implementation of existing livelihood and agricultural interventions, and in the identification, formulation, and development of new livelihood and agricultural interventions. You will be in charge of writing donor project proposals on livelihood and agriculture, and you will support the Country Director in related donor acquisition. On behalf of ZOA you will be the livelihoods coordinator of the EU TF Consortium.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide high quality support to field teams in the implementation of all ZOAs livelihood and agriculture activities (both relief and recovery);
  • The jobholder will seek new livelihood and agriculture opportunities from a need and funding perspective (especially in the emergency setting);
  • Carry out and support needs, vulnerability and capacity assessments;
  • Conduct and support market feasibility studies and value chain assessments;
  • Develop and write livelihood and agriculture donor proposals;
  • Support Country Director in donor acquisition and networking;
  • The incumbent will represent ZOA UGD externally in relevant meetings and consortia;
  • Serve as ZOA’s livelihood advisor in the current EU TF Consortium;
  • Develop and uphold a coherent ZOA UGD strategy for livelihood and agriculture interventions in line with internally accepted approaches/standards;
  • Manage the knowledge on ZOA UGDs livelihood and agriculture interventions (incl documenting lessons learned and best practices);

Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 

    • The ideal candidate for the ZOA Country Program Officer Livelihood and Agriculture job placement should hold a university degree in a sector related to livelihoods and agriculture in a humanitarian and/or development setting;
    • At least three years of field experience in a development country (preferably in a humanitarian emergency setting) and five years of substantive livelihood and agriculture experiences;
  • Previous exposure and experience with livelihoods and agriculture interventions in humanitarian settings (as in contrast to more stable, development settings);
  • Prior experience with agricultural interventions encompasses both crop production and livestock, and goes beyond primary production also including processing, marketing and selling of agricultural products;
  • Previous experience with the Participatory Agricultural Enterprise Development (PAED) and Enabling Rural Innovations (ERI) approaches will be an added value;
  • Excellent spoken and written command of English;
  • Good proposal writer with excellent formulation and writing skills;
  • High degree of flexibility, taking initiative, interpersonal sensitivity, accuracy, and being innovative;
  • Be a good networker and likes to interact with third parties;
  • You are pragmatic and hands-on and can translate livelihood and agriculture approaches and standards from paper into action on the ground;
  • You fully support the mission, vision and Christian identity of ZOA.

 How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested international candidates are strongly encouraged to apply online by clicking on the link below.

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NB: If you have questions about this vacancy, you can contact Mrs. Nienke Maris HR Officer, email Locally-based applicants can also hand deliver a hard copy of their application to the ZOA office in Uganda. Address: Plot 2245, William Kalema Driver/Diplomat Road, Muyenga, Kampala, Uganda.

Deadline: 1st September 2017

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