Field Officer: Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA)
Deadline: 18 April 2022 (5pm)
Location: Umguza, Bulawayo
The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) Zimbabwe is a local humanitarian NGO of the Seventh-day Adventist Church working in Zimbabwe for over 30 years. It is part of the network within over 135 countries in the world. ADRA Zimbabwe believes that: Through its humanitarian acts, we make known the just, merciful, and loving character of God; To work with those in need is an expression of the love for God; Non-discrimination and respect for differences, accepting people as equals, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, political and religious affiliation enrich the communities and are assets to be respected and affirmed.
ADRA is also implementing a value chains and market linkages project in Umguza / Bulawayo region and seeks to recruit innovative and experienced person to fill the position
S/he will be working under the supervision of the Project Manager and be responsible for the success of the project. The Field Officer will facilitate linkages for start-up entrepreneurs and/or existing small to medium scale farmers into profitable farming businesses, working in close collaboration with the Ministries of Small to Medium Enterprises; Youth; Agriculture.
Facilitate creation of partnerships and supply linkages with input suppliers for smallholder farmer so that inputs are available in shops for projects sustainability; Provides technical guidance in the design, implementation, supervision and evaluation of market linkage interventions within the organization; Coordinate and maintain professional relationships as well as being focal person with all private and public stakeholders involved in value chains through training and networking for successful project implementation; Strengthens the capacity of farmer groups, in partnership with government ministries such as Agriculture and mechanization; SME’s, Local Government and the private sector; Capacitates and assists the agricultural farmer groups to identify and analyze current market linkage constraints and develop strategies to address them using various methodologies such as using Making Markets Work for the smallholders etc; Facilitates marketing arrangements between buyers and sellers in project areas and promotion of local sales where possible; Works closely with Gender Specialist to ensure gender mainstreaming efforts are a component of all program activities along value chains; Produce project reports for senior management and different stakeholders/ partners as per their requirements and in a timely manner.
Bachelors’ degree in Agriculture, Horticulture, Agricultural Economics & Markets, Business, etc; Post graduate qualification in the relevant field; Project Management; M & E is an added advantage; Experience in export markets, horticulture sector, private sector relevant field, research and presentation of work; At least 3 years in project management, private sector horticulture and export orientation and NGO / Development sector experience; Excellent communication, interpersonal and coordination skills sensitive to the cultural environment and high-level computer literacy. Clean Class 4 Driving license and 3 years driving experience a must.
Candidates meeting the above criteria are invited to submit their applications together with a detailed CV that includes the names and email addresses of 3 traceable references. Applications should be clearly marked the position being applied for, eg “Field Officer” in the email Subject line. Applications should be directed to [email protected] no later than 5pm on 18 April 2022. Qualified Female candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
ADRA Zimbabwe is a Child friendly organization, and it will be assumed that all applicants consent to relevant checks to determine suitability working in such environments. ADRA staff is bound by the provisions our policies protecting children, women and other vulnerable individuals within the communities we work with and in.