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Tue, 26/10/2021 - 17:00

 

WHH_Logo_Box_4c_RGBAgricultural Field Officer 

Organisational Profile

Deutsche Welthungerhilfe (WHH) was founded as the National Committee for the Freedom from Hunger Campaign of the Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) in 1962. Today, WHH is one of the largest private development organisations in Germany. As a non-profit, non‐political and non-denominational organisation WHH is committed to fight hunger and poverty in currently more than 50 countries all over the world. In Sierra Leone WHH has been implementing development and relief projects since 2003.

Project Description

SLE 1070 EU funded BAFS Agribusiness ADORE Project 

Welthungerhilfe is working for 13 years on the development of cocoa and coffee value chain in the district of Kenema, Kailahun and Kono focusing strongly on production, fermentation and drying of the produce for exportation of cocoa beans to international buyers in Europe. The new EU funded project is focusing on the implementation of the whole value chain – production, fermentation, drying, packing, cocoa liquor and chocolate manufacturing - as well as on capacity building at national level to support the creation of enabling policy environment for organic agriculture in Sierra Leone. The project is implemented by a consortium composed of Welthungerhilfe as lead organisation, Door-to-Europe as cocoa liquor and chocolate manufacturer, MOAWOMA as producer cooperative and IFOAM, the international umbrella organisation for organic agriculture, as policy advisor. Furthermore, the project is supported by Lizard Earth for produce aggregation.

 

In the case of equal suitability, ability and professional experience, female candidates are strongly encouraged

Job Title

Project Name

Agricultural Field Officer

SLE 1070

Location

Kenema / Kailahun

Contract Duration

One year with possible extension

   
 

 

Line Manager(s)

District Coordinator

Tasks/Responsibilities

Duties and area of responsibility:

  1. Coordinate Project Implementation related activities of the project/program in the districts as following

  • Co-ordinate technical, financial and administrative aspects of Project Implementation related activities. 

  • Monitor the area’s operational activities and provide feed-back to the Management.

  • Follow-up on the project/program area monitoring system in close cooperation with the monitoring Officer.

  • Regularly monitor the execution of Project Implementation related activities and results, provide feed-back to the Management and district team leaders 

  • Compile and document relevant information for collaborative activities and missions

  • Design implements and document meetings, workshops, seminars and other events related to the program’s/project’s field of activities.

  • Support short-term consultants and experts of the project/program to fulfil their tasks during their assignment.

2.Contribute to the project’s/program’s strategic development

  • Keep informed about topics and developments related to the project’s/program’s activities (e.g. through evaluation of the press, direct dialog, forum participation, public hearings, seminars)

  • Develop and organize quality assurance. 

  • Participate in identifying needs for external support and advice.

  • Propose new initiatives/ improvements, make policy and strategic recommendations.

  • Monitor the project progress and provide feed-back to the Management, with the support of and in close cooperation with the monitoring Team.

3.Plan Project Implementation related project/program activities and ensure knowledge transfer

  • Coordinate the planning of project/program activities within the defined area.

  • Develop project designs, including the preparation, organization and moderation of planning exercises.

  • Formulate project action plans and synchronize between the planning and budgeting system.

  • Develop technical concepts, guidelines, manuals, and procedures, which are ready to be applied.

  • Prepare inputs to project/program reports and publications for all required reports.

  • Support research and study activities

4.Cooperate with relevant stakeholders

  • Develop and maintain contacts with all relevant stakeholders. 

  • Cooperate with government institutions, non-government organisations, and the local community.

  • Represent the project/program.

  • Act as liaison to and cooperate with other WHH projects/programs in the region.

  • Collect and circulate relevant information, disseminate project experiences.

5.        Specific obligations

  • Report all security relevant issues and information to Management.

  • Report writing

  • Mandatory training on Code of Conduct Course

  • Valid driving/riding licence

  1. Additional Responsibilities 

  • Perform any additional tasks as requested by the Line Manager(s). 

Experience and Education

  1. Degree/professional qualification in Agriculture

  2. Professional working experience in (I)NGO setting

  3. Experience working with community-driven development and participatory methodologies

  4. Experience representing project to partners and donors

Languages

Excellent command of spoken and written English, spoken Krio and/or Mende

Computer Skills

Advanced knowledge of basic office programmes (i.e., MS Office, Excel and Word).

Excellent knowledge of modern communication technology (i.e. e-mail, Skype, Chat).

Core Competencies

  1. Team leading skills.

(Foster a collaborative environment, staff integration, team building and staff development /capacity building)

  1. Analytical thinking.

(identify key issues and patterns in complex situations, plan independently)

  1. High adaptation to challenges.

(adapt to situations, consolidate different views and adjust approaches)

  1. Diplomatic and positive approach.

(understand other people and display cross-cultural sensitivity)

  1. Can align with organisational standards.

(show integrity and act in compliance with organisational needs, and priorities)

Contact

Please send your Application online (CV and Cover Letter, no support documents) to:

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Documents once submitted cannot be returned to the applicant. Thus, please do not submit Originals.

Please follow the above instructions. No hard copies!

Closing Date

26th October 2021