Thematic Advisor – Sustainable Livelihoods

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Thematic Advisor – Sustainable Livelihoods :

  • Zvishavane
  • Full Time

Job Summary

Thematic Advisor – Sustainable Livelihoods: Lutheran Development Services (LDS)
Deadline: 30 November 2021

Location: Zvishavane LDS Programs Coordination Office
Contract type: Fixed 2 years

Join a team that works towards creating a world where people enjoy just, peaceful, and dignified lives. The Lutheran Development Services (LDS) is a faith-based non-governmental organization registered under the PVO (Private Voluntary Organization) Act. LDS is involved in integrated rural development, humanitarian and advocacy work.

Duties and Responsibilities

Job summary
The principal purpose of the position is to coordinate and shape the delivery of the LDS strategy on Sustainable Livelihoods (SL) thematic area; Our SL work is focused on food and income security, skills and entrepreneurial development, as well as environmental management and climate change; This key position provides leadership in determining the strategic direction, setting indicators, action planning, monitoring and evaluation for each of the Sustainable Livelihoods sub-themes; The position works closely with the Executive Director and Programs Coordinator, keeping track of current trends and developments as well as taking responsibility for building knowledge and competencies in the organization around SL; The Thematic Advisor ensures that lessons learnt are documented and good practices (models) developed to inform current and future programming; The position leads the development of funding proposals related to sustainable livelihood area; An in-depth understanding of national, regional and international developmental issues related to sustainable livelihoods and an appreciation of the UN SDGs as well as Zimbabwe’s commitments to the SDGs through national programs is essential; Core competencies should include: The ability to analyse information, evaluate options and to think and plan strategically; Excellent interpersonal, communication and representation skills; Highly collaborative; self-starter; Forward-thinking; Adaptable, and a willingness to learn.

Qualifications and Experience

Education experience and skills requirements
Master`s degree in Agriculture, Development Studies or equivalent related Social Sciences; Class 4 Drivers licence is required; At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in design, planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development projects; At least 5 years’ experience in management / leading a team is an asset; Experience working in an NGO or similar environment is an asset; Experience coordinating and liaising with stakeholders at district, provincial and national level is an asset.

How to Apply

To apply
Applications accompanied by detailed CVs and certified copies of qualifications should be submitted to The Executive Director, Lutheran Development Services at [email protected] with copy to [email protected] Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

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