IRC Senior ERD Officer Jobs in South Sudan

IRC Senior ERD Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Job Description

Reporting to the ERD Manager, the Senior ERD Officer will ensure quality and scalable impact of the Sida-funded project in Juba.

The position is the focal point for the design and regular review of all ERD and Livelihoods implementation strategies and interventions for Don Bosco PoC and Juba urban program.

S/he will ensure that the implementation strategies and approaches used are appropriate and cost-efficient in increasing agricultural production and productivity, marketing, women and youth access to finances and business skills development and start-ups respectively.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Monitor registration and preparation of Master beneficiary list and distribution list for all items, identified beneficiaries at Don Bosco PoC and host community prior to project activities.
  • Organize, and distribution staple crop seeds, vegetable seeds and business startup capitals and tools to targeted HHS and youths identified and trained.
  • Arrange and conduct post distribution monitoring exercises to ensure accomplishment of project objectives. (2 weeks after distribution).
    Engage the ERD Manager, WPE Manager, PoC Camp leaders and management of Don Bosco PoC in lobbying for safety access to available production land needed by practicing IDP farmers
  • Support the Agriculture Extension Worker to set up strategic agronomy technological demonstration plots for training of farmers on vegetable and staple crop production.
  • Directly asses registered farmers, group and organize them into farmer field schools, select and train their lead farmers and group members through farmer field school approach.
  • Coordinate with WPE department to sensitize women groups on savings and train them to form VSLAs.
  • Establish a strong monitoring system of the beneficiaries provided with seeds and tools and report of the acreage of land cultivated and quantity of food harvested.
  • Coordinate the process of identifying the suitable youth to participate in this project, following defined criteria, working with local PoC and host community leadership, the Livelihoods Officer and WPE Manager.
  • Lead the preparatory process for conducting the youth led market assessment; preparation of the tools to be used, drawing up data collection schedules and plans.
  • Guide, together with livelihoods officer, the selected youth to carry out effective market assessment in Juba in line with the defined schedules and project plans
  • Support the Livelihoods Officer in coordinate the trainings of all identified women in business skills through CEFE approach and youth in business and life skills.
  • Support to develop and implement terms of reference (agreements) with each youth apprenticeship master trainer ensuring adherence and review at regular interval
  • As required, conduct assessment on potential opportunities for new businesses; need of financial services to the entrepreneurs; market linkages of urban youth and women products.
  • Ensure smooth program implementation and integration with WPE department and Health within the PoC.
  • Prepare Purchase Requests for program supplies/activities and undertake field procurement as designated and authorized,
  • Document lessons learnt during implementation to inform future projects as well as to advice on improvements to be made while implementing current projects,
  • Fully comply with IRC safety and security procedures and provide input to security monitoring and assessments to enable and promote a safe and secure environment for program implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with IRC logistics and finance field staff as required to process
  • Purchase Requests
    and beneficiary inputs and in-kind business grants
  • Participate in developing annual work plans and monthly work plans,
  • Ensure accurate scheduling of VSLA , youth and agriculture activities in annual work plans,
  • Participate in annual budget forecasting ensuring its accurate and realistic,
  • Ensure budget spending are maximum (+/-5%) of the budget forecasted,
  • Conduct BVA reviews every month and raise issues with the ERD Manager,
  • Ensure effective budget utilization for all project activities (value for money),
  • Ensure that there is budget and finance compliance within the agriculture team,
  • With the M&E participate in developing monitoring tools to collect data on project progress,
  • Arrange and conduct post distribution monitoring exercises to ensure accomplishment of project objectives. (2 weeks after distribution).
  • Lead the Extension worker in conducting and sharing seasonal crop performance monitoring ( Post emergence, flowering stage, harvest stage) with the manager
  • Ensure timely entry of VSLA and agronomy data collected and maintain both VSLA and agriculture databases
  • Ensure cost-efficiency of all VSLA, Youth and agriculture activities implemented,
  • Contribute to writing and review of donor reports ensuring accuracy of info provided,
  • Ensure donor reports are evidence-based and analytical in approach, Conduct seasonal evaluation of VSLAs, Youth businesses and agriculture extension initiatives and report,​
  • Review JDs, set PMOs, & conduct PMEs for Livelihoods Officer-Juba and Extension Worker under Agriculture sector,
  • Conduct timely probation, interim and annual PMEs for each of the direct reports,
  • Support ERD staff to set and monitor the monthly targets including for beneficiaries.
  • Develop and execute on-job coaching plans for each of the direct reports,
  • Ensure that direct reports effectively plan and utilize available leave days,
  • Ensure cohesion, policy compliance, and professionalism within his team.
  • Maintain cordial working relationships with the management of Don Bosco POCs and relevant government technical teams at ministry of agriculture and the ministry of labor –youth livelihoods focal point officers
  • Maintain a cordial working relationships with fellow ERD and WPE staff and NGOs working in same areas in Juba
  • Upon delegation proactively participate FSL cluster and working group activities ensure consistency in attending meetings and reporting,
  • Look out for opportunities for scaling up the youth urban and agricultural interventions in Juba and share with the ERD Manager and TC
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor to enable and develop the ERD program,

    Qualifications

    Education

  • University degree /Diploma in Agriculture; specialized training in food security and livelihoods, extension approach, farming as a business and marketing is an added advantage.

    Experience
  • S/he should possess at least two to three years of field experience in implementing large agriculture projects in conflict and post conflict environments.

    Skills and Abilities:
  • Good communication; writing and presentation skills; pay attention to details,
  • Flexible, able to plan ahead and yet accommodate unexpected tasks,
  • Excellent networking and liaison skills,
    Coaching skills including training, delegation and presentation;
  • Strong computer skills especially in MS excel and word
  • Security awareness; able to travel to potentially insecure areas within the constraints of IRC’s security policies.
  • Fluency in English, and must speak fluently in local language including

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 27th July 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; IRC Senior ERD Officer Jobs in South Sudan

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