Field Agent, USAID/Madagascar HARENA At Global DAI


JOB DESCRIPTION

The field officer will support the implementation of Harena project activities in natural resource management (NRM), private sector engagement (ESP)/means of subsistence and/or governance. The position will be field-based in one of the three target regions of the project, with frequent visits to areas targeted by project activities. Field workers may be assigned to one or more focal municipalities (where they will be responsible for facilitating all project activities) in one of the three regions of Harena. The successful candidate will work in collaboration with the Regional Technical Managers and the Regional Office Director to provide technical expertise and support in planning, implementation, implementation, etc, follow-up, of’reporting and communication. The field officer will be responsible for assisting in the direct implementation of project activities and supporting and assisting beneficiaries under the guidance and in close collaboration with regional technical managers the project and other regional office staff. He/she will be directly responsible for mobilizing communities and implementing activities to achieve Harena goals and indicators.He/she will be directly responsible for mobilizing communities and implementing activities to achieve Harena goals and indicators.He/she will be directly responsible for mobilizing communities and implementing activities to achieve Harena goals and indicators.

MAIN FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Supervise the implementation of all project activities with beneficiaries in selected focal municipalities and/or villages, including grant recipients.
  • Collaborate with relevant regional technical specialists and, by extension, with the Director of the Regional Office, in order to gather information and identify needs for support to project beneficiaries, to local communities and partners.
  • Organise structured and unstructured training in partner communities on the implementation of project activities, for example community awareness, etc, the organisation of training facilities and the conduct of training sessions, the distribution of project inputs to beneficiaries, etc.
  • Contribute to the development of reports as required, including semi-annual, annual and MEL reports, as well as other reports as requested.
  • Organize community meetings to provide technical assistance and learn about progress, lessons, bottlenecks and provide updates on Harena.
  • Provide periodic updates to regional technical specialists and the director of the regional office on the progress of activities (in assigned municipalities, communities and/or villages) focused on EPS, and, the GRN or governance.
  • Organize and plan community awareness meetings on the various activities, techniques and topics of the project.
  • Conducting field visits to households to assess needs and progress in the implementation of activities.
  • Collaborate with MEL/CLA specialists and beneficiaries to collect data for basic surveys, beneficiary profiles, market research, household surveys, and more, investigations of natural resource management and other MEL requirements.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor of the field officer (one of the Technical Regional Managers).

REPORT :

The field officer reports to the Technical Regional Manager assigned to him.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least one degree in social sciences, development studies, agriculture, animal sciences, natural resource management or governance, adaptation to climate change or mitigation of its effects, and, or in a similar discipline.
  • At least three years of professional experience as a field officer (or similar position at the community level, of the cooperative or the farmer) in the implementation of projects financed by donors.
  • At least three years of professional experience in sustainable agriculture, value chain capacity building, natural resource management or governance and/or the involvement of the private sector at the community, farmer or cooperative level.
  • Proven experience of working effectively with communities in the intervention region, including an understanding of local dialect, cultural norms and customs, and, as well as livelihood practices and challenges.
  • Desirable experience in supporting community-based interventions that address the needs and concerns of youth and women.
  • Experience in data collection, monitoring and/or other knowledge management tools and approaches is desirable.
  • Ability to promote teamwork for effective and efficient production.
  • Mastery of spoken and written Malagasy, including regional dialect, and French; english will be an added asset.

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