Agriculture Specialist

The Job

Department:  Program Implementation  
Reports To:  Program Manager
Location: Aden, Yemen

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Through the Continued Recovery, Emergency Assistance, and Training Engagement in Yemen (CREATE Yemen) program, Global Communities aims to provide humanitarian assistance and early recovery need of vulnerable and conflict-affected populations in southern Yemen through a holistic approach to bolstering food security and livelihoods, improving water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) outcomes, and promoting economic opportunities in Aden, Lahj, and Dhale Governorates.

Objective 1: Improve household food security and livelihoods through the provision of agricultural inputs, including seeds, tools, and livestock;
Objective 2: Provide income generation opportunities for vulnerable households through market-driven vocational training, support to asset building groups, and cash-work-work opportunities; and
Objective 3: Improve community hygiene practices. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Agriculture Specialist will have supervision, coordination, assessment, design and implementation responsibility for the agriculture component of the project, including beneficiary training modules.  The Agriculture Specialist will ensure that all defined works components are carried out according to plan, determined deadlines and within approved costs.  Based in Lahj and Dhale, the incumbent will frequently travel to the target governorates to identify, monitor and as may be required backstop related works activities. This position will report to the Program Manager and coordinate with other project units.
The duties are specified in particular as follows:

  • Design, develop and take on responsibility for the management, supervision, monitoring and documentation of the agriculture activities component.
  • Refine the aims and outcomes of the overall agriculture project component including but not limited to: selection of tools, seeds, beneficiaries training.
  • Prepare and implement an initial rapid needs assessment / quantity survey / data collection of the agriculture activities and related input requirements as defined by project targets.
  • Plan and manage the project's agriculture component in full consultation and coordination with Global Communities core team and field staff.
  • Oversee day-to-day field-based activities, including coordinating with field staff and documenting all related agriculture activities.
  • Coordinate with the Global Communities Procurement, Logistics and Finance teams on the procurement and delivery of agricultural-related materials, goods and/or services.
  • Collaborate with Monitoring and Evaluation team to ensure effective planning and implementation.
  • Ensure that all Agriculture activities are implemented in adherence with Global Communities, USAID, and/or other recognized international construction quality, environmental mitigation and safety standards.
  • Represent Global Communities in regards to agriculture activities with local / regional authorities, NGOs, and in technical co-ordination, support and advocacy with national and local food and agriculture clusters and other technical agencies relevant to the sector as requested by the Program.
  • Ensure proper filing Management system related to all agriculture field works.
  • In collaboration with relevant program implementation staff, prepare, oversee, and update the work plan for all agriculture-related activities.
  • Due to the nature of the program’s activities, the above-mentioned tasks are indicative only and are subject to change. Others/additional tasks may be delegated to meet programmatic objectives.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

  • University degree preferably in Agriculture or other relevant field(s) with a minimum of 3 years of practical, hands-on experience in design and implementation of small scale agriculture related projects.

TECHNICAL SKILLS 

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills and teamwork-oriented.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and organization skills.
  • Fluency in written and verbal English and Arabic is required. Must be able to read and interpret          documents, and communicate with others as necessary to perform job duties effectively
  • Proficient in standard Microsoft Office package (Word, Excel, Outlook) and typing.
  • Ability to travel as required within Yemen.
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage personal stress levels.
  • Sense of neutrality and ability to work across Yemen, in cooperation with all parties to the conflict.
  • Previous experience in field offices is a plus.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Normal office environment, however, due to nature of activities and areas where we operate, you might have to                work below normal/difficult working/travel/accommodation conditions. Able to work on a computer and operate a keyboard, for extended periods of time. Able to work out of office location, at times at odd hours.

DURATION

From February 2018 until March 31, 2019. 

How to Apply
  • Application should consist of a one page cover letter and detailed resume or CV.  Cover letter should include the applicant’s earliest date of availability to begin work with the CREATE Livelihoods program.  Resume or CV should include the applicant’s detailed work and educational history.
  • Applications should be submitted to recruitment-create@globalcommunitiesyemen.org
  • The subject line of the email should be the name of the position being applied for.
  • Applications submitted after January 17th ,2018 will not be considered. Only short listed candidates will be contacted.
  • Employer: Global Communities
  • Category: Development/Non-Profit
  • Location: Aden
  • Posted on: Jan 11, 2018
  • Deadline: 17 Jan, 2018

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