Cuso International Rural Livelihood Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Cuso International Rural Livelihood Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Closing date: 15 Oct 2019

Location Chiro, Ethiopia

Start Date Sep – Nov 2019 (flexible)

Length of Placement 7 Months

Language Requirements English

Open to all nationalities outside of Ethiopia. Applicants must be eligible to obtain an entry visa and work permit for Ethiopia.

The Volunteer’s Role

Improving food security and nutrition is a critical issue for many women and children living in Ethiopia.

The Growing Nutrition for Mothers and Children (GROW) project in Ethiopia is an initiative to address undernutrition in women of reproductive age and children under five years of age. The GROW project is a partnership among CARE Canada, Cuso International and McGill University.

As a Rural Livelihood Officer, you will help enhance community livelihood, food security and nutrition services provisions, through capacity building and system strengthening in West Hararghe Government Sectors.

You will also support in developing the nutrition sensitive programming capacity of partners at institutional and community levels.

a volunteer, you will:

  • Facilitate access to input (seed multiplication; traditional saving; seeds agricultural tools pesticides…) and strengthen the improved garden establishment

  • Compare pre and post-harvest handling for homestead garden beneficiaries

  • Devise innovative ideas for water harvesting mechanisms for all 14 Woredas.

  • Link PMAs and Income generation activity groups with potential markets

  • Design a strategy to replicate GROW major livelihood activities to non-targeted areas

  • Develop two success stories per Woreda

    Essential Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s in agriculture economics; rural development

    Essential Professional Background:

  • 5 years of experience working in economic strengthening

    Support Package

  • Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

  • Accommodation while in placement

  • Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

  • Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

  • Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

  • Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

  • Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

  • Travel and accommodation for the pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

    How to Apply:
    Cuso International Rural Livelihood Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

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