INTERNAL/EXTERNAL VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Agriculture Livelihoods and Income Generating Activities (IGA) Specialist
Date: January 11, 2017
Vacancy No: 011/17
CARE Ethiopia’s mission is to work with poor women and men, boys and girls, communities and institutions, to have a significant impact on the underlying causes of poverty in Ethiopia.
Objective: The purpose of Agriculture Livelihoods and IGA Specialist is to lead the planning and implementation of rural development, agriculture livelihoods and income generating activating activities (IGA) to address the needs and priorities of food insecure households in Borena. S/he provides capacity building and technical assistance related to agriculture livelihood and IGA initiatives under the project: “Promoting Resilient Livelihoods in Borena.” The incumbent is also responsible to extract, document and share good practices within the organization, stakeholders and its partners. Furthermore, the position holder will assist in refining the program design and implementation of all components of the project related to rural development, agriculture livelihoods and IGA in the target communities. The Agriculture Livelihoods and IGA Specialist will work closely with other specialists and program staff to ensure program quality and impact in line with the goals and objectives of the program.
Responsibilities and Key Result Areas
Provide Technical Assistance/ Program planning and implementation
Provide quality Technical Support to communities and the project team on the following components of Agriculture Livelihoods and Income Generating Activity (IGA):
Capacity Building and Technical Support
§ Establishes staff and key partner induction and ongoing training processes on agriculture livelihood and IGA program quality;
§ Conduct capacity assessment and based on the results, prepare plans and advise consortium on key learning competency and skill requirements in staff and partners pertinent to agriculture livelihoods and IGA;
§ Leads the development and facilitation of trainings for partner and staff development on agriculture livelihoods and IGA specific initiatives;
Partnership and Networking
§ Ensure CARE’s input into livelihoods and IGA programming with government counterparts in the target woredas/kebeles/communities;
§ Represent CARE Ethiopia at all key government and inter-agency agriculture livelihoods and IGA-related forums as appropriate;
Learning, Documentation and Sharing
Leadership and Representation
§ Contribute to transparent and participatory management and decision making;
§ Coach the field level staff to build their technical and function capacity in agriculture livelihood and IGA;
§ Actively participate and support programmatic coordination and synergy;
BA/BSc Degree in Rural Development, Development Studies, Agriculture, economics, income generation, social sciences, or related field of study
5 years of progressive experience for BA and 3 years’ experience for MA in Rural Economic Development within the holistic agriculture livelihoods and income generating framework in rural areas, including experience with sustainable agriculture livelihoods and income generating activities (IGA) programming, rural development and food security programs. Ability in interpersonal relationship and team work is required.
C) Competencies: CARE core values (respect, accountability, courage, and excellence), building partnerships, and managing performance for success, initiating action, interpersonal skills, contributing to team success, pro-active problem solving and organizing.
The salary for this position is negotiable based on candidate’s current pay history and duty station is at CARE Ethiopia Borena Field Office. The deadline for applications is 10 days from the date of advertisement and this is a regular position