Livelihood Coordinator – Rukwa
√ the post holder will have contact with children and/or young people
either frequently (e.g. once a week or more) or intensively (e.g. four
days in one month or more or overnight) because they work country
programs; or are visiting country programs; or because they are
responsible for implementing the police checking/vetting process staff.
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the Children seeks 4 Livelihood project coordinators for a USAID-funded
Multi-sectoral Nutrition Activity in Tanzania. The Livelihood
coordinator will be responsible for work planning, coordination, and
technical implementation of innovative integrated nutrition livelihood
activities in the target districts. He/she will work closely with LGAs,
CSOs, private stakeholders and communities to coordinate capacity
building, and onsite mentorship to ensure Successful implementation of
the project activities as per the detailed implementation plan. He/she
will be required to maintain strong coordination with the MEAL, SBC
advisor, and nutrition coordinator to ensure progress is achieved
towards nutrition targets.
S/he will establish and maintain
close and effective liaison with government partners at LGAs and
communities to facilitate flow of information, reports and updates
including staying abreast of current trends and innovation related to
project result area. He/she will participate in relevant agriculture and
livelihoods working groups and policy fora at regional and district
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Save the Children has been
operational in Tanzania since 1986 providing support to children through
developmental and humanitarian relief programmes delivered in support
of Government of Tanzania priorities and policies both directly and
through local partners. Current programming focuses on child protection,
child rights governance, education, Health & nutrition and
emergency response. In 2012, as part of a global reorganization process,
Save the Children combined programmes of SCUK, SCUS, SC Sweden to
create a single operation in Tanzania. We currently have an operational
presence in Dodoma, Singida Shinyanga, Zanzibar, Songwe, Kigoma and Dar
es Salaam and we work through partners in other parts of the country.
Reports to: Project Area Manager
Staff directly reporting to this post: Nil
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
overall objective of this position is to improve Food Security and
Nutrition and ultimately contribute to reducing the high stunting rate
in Tanzania particularly in the designated regions. The specific
objective is to improve access to and use sufficient and nutritious food
through behaviour change, sustainable and improved production and the
diversification of food crops in Dodoma, Morogoro, Iringa and Rukwa Regions.
in the collaboration with the Nutrition, SBC Advisor, MEAL team in the
implementation, monitoring and adaptation of nutrition sensitive
livelihood practices through increased knowledge of better agricultural
practices and innovative income generating activities at household and
- Provide technical support through coaching and
mentorship for quality implementation of livelihood activities at
- In collaboration with district agricultural,
irrigation and livestock officers, ward extension agricultural officers
identify village models farmers and establish community agricultural
demonstration and learning sites for production, small livestock and
- Coordinate farmers’ field days by
linking together different players for technology exhibition, technical
and marketing information sharing as well as B to B linkages including
income generating opportunities with private investors/stakeholders.
communities in the formation of village Savings and Loans Groups
(VICOBAS) and coordinate capacity building activities related to VICOBAs
and other income generating opportunities
- Lead trainings at
community levels related to affordable and sustainable technologies
related to production, food preservation and storage practices.
- Provide ongoing coaching and mentorship to model farmers to ensure adaption of improved production and livestock practices.
- Work in collaboration with the MEAL team and Livelihood advisor to develop quality benchmarks for livelihood activities.
- Draft activity monthly and quarterly reports on livelihood related activities
and maintain solid collaboration with target relevant LGA departments
and staff during planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of
agriculture, VICOBA and small livestock related activities.
and maintain coordination and collaboration with private sector
stakeholders in the respective regions including participation on PPP
related working groups in the target region.
- Provide timely and accurate written and verbal reporting.
to project strategic planning and to well-written, focused project
reports, annual implementation plans, success stories and other written
- Ensure high quality project implementation, monitoring and reporting.
- Make regular field visits to monitor project quality and collect data.
with MEAL staff to ensure that collection and analysis of data is
accurate, rigorous and incorporated into project implementation.
with SBC Advisor and Nutrition Project Coordinator’s in work planning,
implementation, monitoring, reporting, and adaptation
Representation and Coordination
- Participate in technical working groups, district relevant meetings and liaise with other project implementing organizations.
- Serve as a livelihood focal point for LGAs, community and other implementing stakeholders at district level
BEHAVIOURS (Values in Practice)
self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently,
achieving and role modelling Save the Children values;
the team and partners accountable to deliver on their responsibilities –
giving them the freedom to deliver in the best way they see fit,
providing the necessary development to improve performance and applying
appropriate consequences when results are not achieved;
ambitious and challenging goals for themselves and their team, takes
responsibility for their own personal development and encourages their
team to do the same;
- widely shares their personal vision for Save the Children, engages and motivates others
- future orientated, thinks strategically and on a global scale;
- builds and maintains effective relationships, with their team, colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters;
- values diversity, sees it as a source of competitive strength;
- approachable, good listener, easy to talk to;
- develops and encourages new and innovative solutions;
- willing to take disciplined risks;
- honest, encourages openness and transparency; demonstrates highest levels of integrity;
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s Degree in agriculture, animal science or related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of relevant field experience with an international organization in agriculture and livestock programming
technical grasp of agriculture, livestock, climate change adaptation
(CCA), environmental safeguard strategies, and natural resource
- Experience, knowledge and skills in improved
horticulture and or general crop production, demonstration farms,
agricultural extension agent engagement, food preservation, and
post-harvest handling and storage practices
- Demonstrated experience in project and time management
- Excellent writing and oral communication skills in English required
- Demonstrated experience in working effectively with CSOs and community-level actors, stakeholders and beneficiaries
applying and knowledge of the design, implementation and best practices
for promoting behaviour change and adoption of improved practices and
technologies in agriculture and livestock programming
knowledge of agriculture, food security, nutrition and gender issues in
Tanzania and in particular Dodoma, Morogoro, Rukwa and Iringa Regions
is an addition advantage
- Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations and independently
- Familiarity and understanding of donor policies and procedures is a plus
- Local candidates are encouraged to apply
Additional job responsibilities
duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the
role holder may be required to carry out additional duties within
reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.
role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the
SCI Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures;
need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes
rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of
children from abuse.
Safeguarding our Staff:
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the SCI anti-harassment policy
Health and Safety
The role holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with SCI Health and Safety policies and procedures.
Date advertised: 16 Mar 2021
Closing date: 26 Mar 2021 – 23:59 EAT
Location: Dodoma, Tanzania, United Republic of
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contract