Jobs outside Task: Program Officer X3 – Makoni, Mutasa And Mutoko – Expiry Date: 2022-08-12

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Jobs outside Task: Program Officer X3 – Makoni, Mutasa And Mutoko – Expiry Date: 2022-08-12



PROGRAM OFFICER x3 – MAKONI, MUTASA AND MUTOKO :

Mercy Corps


Mercy Corps



Job Summary


About Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps partners with communities as they move from a place of fragility to resilience, meeting urgent needs while addressing root causes – always powered by the belief that a better world is possible. To do this, we know our teams do their best work when they are diverse, and every team member feels that they belong. We welcome diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and skills so that we can be stronger and have long term impact.

The Program / Department / Team

Mercy Corps has been operating in Zimbabwe since 2002 focusing its interventions on a multi-sectoral market systems development portfolio mobilizing communities to promote small-scale agriculture and revive local economies. MC Zimbabwe seeks to support at-risk communities in Zimbabwe to move towards sustainable development through building resilience and strong inclusive systems in the face of climatic and economic shocks and stresses.

General Position Summary

Mercy Corps Zimbabwe will implement a 1-year USAID Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA)-funded ELEVATE program to respond to households experiencing acute food insecurity by providing life-saving food assistance and support agricultural interventions to improve resilience of vulnerable households in targeted underserved pockets of rural communities. These positions present an exciting opportunity to lead day-to-day implementation of activities of a programme that cuts across agriculture and food assistance.

Responsible for day-to-day implementation activities include community mobilization, mentoring and monitoring activities, responding to community risk mapping (CRM), community education on utilization of agriculture inputs, agronomic practices, community-based maintenance of water points.

Duties and Responsibilities


Essential Job Responsibilities

● Sensitize program participants and ensure that they are aware of project objectives, modalities,

entitlements, right to complain, complaint modalities and project timelines

● Represent Mercy Corps in the field with community leaders, local authorities, other humanitarian

actors.

● Conduct regular meetings with such entities, prepare minutes for sharing with program management

● Work closely with community structures to follow up on distribution of value vouchers, soil and water

conservation works and resilience building activities.

● Conduct market price monitoring, conduct vendors’ price monitoring, shop monitoring to ensure that

program participants receive their full entitlement and treated with dignity .

● Conduct monthly meetings with the vendors/agents to ensure that their activities are fully in

compliance with donor regulations, representing beneficiaries’ interests in such meetings

● Prepare and submit weekly activity reports to management.

● Prepare and maintain/update detailed CTP work plan(s) that support and achieve the overall grant

timeline and completion date

● Support program start-up and ongoing program management and administration of the teams across the various field locations.

● Fulfill Mercy Corps’ Program Management Minimum Standards based on the organization-wide guide.

● Ensure all interventions adhere to Mercy Corps’ Gender Policy, Do No Harm principles, and beneficiary accountability standards.

● With guidance from program management, coordinate partnership negotiation & development, ensuring the necessary teams are engaged, to help further program, country interests.

Qualifications and Experience


Knowledge and Experience

● BA or BS degree in Social Sciences, Gender, International Development or any relevant field;

MA/MS or equivalent preferred.

● 2 – 4 years of field-based experience in food assistance and resilience programs -ideally in the

selected districts or province; demonstrated knowledge of relevant sectoral and/or operational areas.

● Experience with food assistance through vouchers and Resilience Design in Smallholder Approach

highly desirable.

● Experience with monitoring and evaluation and other learning efforts.

● Experience representing the organization and its interests to a diverse range of local and

international government officials, local civil society organizations, other international organizations,

the media and the public preferred.

● Proficiency with MS Office software required (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

● Preference given to candidates with prior work experience in the specified urban areas.

● Proficiency in English and Shona.

How to Apply


How to Apply

To apply, please send one document that includes your cover letter describing your interest, qualifications, contactable references, and your CV to Mercy Corps Human Resources Department at [email protected] by COB 12 August 2022. Applications should be clearly marked with the position applied for in the email subject line.

Mercy Corps is an equal opportunity organization and encourages both female and male candidates to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis and shortlisting will proceed as applications are received.


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