Vacancy: Technical Field Manager (TFM) -Livestock for Life
October 16, 2012 ·
Post Title: Technical Field Manager (TFM) -Livestock for Life
Duty Station: Hargeisa town with frequent field travel to RI Somaliland Operational areas
Reporting Line: RI Somalia/Somaliland Livelihood Program Coordinator
Professional Link: Veterinary services, animal production, livestock health and well fare, Public health services in Somaliland, Participatory assessment, data collection, analysis and reporting, Project M and Evaluation techniques and Project Cycle Management, Coordination, Donor Reporting, Operational Management, etc
Project Duration: One year
Working Hours: 8 hours per day for 5 days
Position Summary: Relief International (RI), an international relief and Development agency with cross-sectoral programs bridging relief and Development, seeks an experienced TFM for RI Somaliland land Bio-security Livestock for Life Project which is funded for Maroodijeex Region in Somaliland. The TFM is expected to provide leadership in determining and developing M and E systems for RI Somaliland and help the program to develop appropriate M and E indicators which will capture social, economic, and environmental problems that the programs addresses in close collaboration with RI Somaliland a Staff. The project aims to establish a coordination mechanism between the target community and government line agencies to increase awareness and capacities to minimize the disease transfer between livestock and humans.
Livestock for Life Technical Field Manager Responsibilities:
- The Livestock for Life Technical Field Manager (TFM) will be responsible for detailed design, planning, coordination and implementation of the project in the thematic areas focusing only the program areas
- Provide support in carried out assessment study for target Communities & Villages selection in consultation with TFM for target community and beneficiaries, where to implement the Project activities.
- The TFM will be responsible to develop an implementation plan for project activities.
- The TFM will develop the selection criteria for the selection of beneficiaries for project activities.
- TFM will visit the project activities on regular basis and give his/her feed back if required. He/she will develop the monthly and quarterly report regarding project activities.
- Monitor & evaluate all the project activities and come up with value able suggestions for improvement in the implementation of current projects.
- Establish a coordination mechanism with Government line agencies as well with target beneficiaries for strengthening the linkages development between the community and government line agencies.
- Develop training plan for beneficiaries along with government officials.
- Supporting the supply chain capacity of the concerned line ministries and project target communities as per the project details.
Coordination and Linkages Development:
- The TFM will be responsible for regular coordination with Livestock departments, Health, wildlife departments & target communities to present project design and seek local recommendations.
- Supervise the project team; orient them on project design, provide them with work plan, implementation strategy and reporting formats.
- Represent Relief International in donors and Government liaison meetings for current and new interventions as focal/technical person.
- Coordinate activities with donor, UN agencies, I/NGOs and Government Ministries and Institutions.
- To supervise the staff of the project and be responsible for their effectiveness and efficiency all the time.
- To undertake performance appraisals of the staff reporting to him/her and suggest promotion/separation from service to Management.
- Initiate a program of Capacity building for Project team members and other stakeholders such as community committees, CAHWs, HCWs, and others
Program Development Responsibilities:
- Assist the Programme Coordinator in preparation of concept notes, monthly quarterly reports, MOUs with departments for Project.
- Assist the Program Development Section in conducting surveys, project designing for developing concepts and case studies to be presented to different donor agencies
Skills and Qualification/Minimum Requirements:
- The ideal candidate should have a Bachelor (Master is preferable) Degree in Animal Husbandry/MPH from recognized University
- Strong experience (6-8 Years professional experience in community empowerment project, Livestock& health related projects) specifically in livestock & human health related project.
- Experience with I/NGO/UN in relevant field, good report writing skills and good command on using MS Office, Internet is also important.
- For community assessment and for project design, evaluation and implementation: good contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities and social and cultural constraints and realities
- Strong experience in undertaking a wide range of livelihood project M and E activities with an international or local agency, including participatory assessment and monitoring, data processing or analysis and computer experience, training, facilitation and communication skills, and M&E design experience, project review, indicator Development , M and E system set up and reporting M and E findings
- Strong communications skills, with excellent verbal and written English skills. Somali language is mandatory and program area people especially women will be given priority.
- Computer skills (MS word, excel and internet) and other database management software
- Excellent problem solving ability
- Experience of establishing strong and constructive working relationships with colleagues from different functions, organisations, and cultures
- Experience of working and participating effectively as part of a team.
- Good knowledge of UN donors and related compliance regulations.
The unavoidable, externally imposed conditions under which the work must be performed and which create hardship for the incumbent including the frequency and duration of occurrence of physical demands, environmental conditions, demands on one’s senses and metal demands.)
- Physical Demands: The Officer will spend long hours sitting and using office equipment and computer, which can cause muscle strain. The Officer will also have to do some field works and series of training and documentations as part of the responsibility which requires a physical preparedness.
- Environmental Conditions: The incumbent is located in a busy, sometimes open area office with a lot of staff. The incumbent is faced with constant interruptions and must meet with others on a regular basis.
- Sensory Demands: The incumbent must spend long hours in intense concentration. The incumbent must also spend long hours on the computer entering project information and reports which requires attention to detail and high levels of accuracy. Computers may be scarce and need to be shared with other staff.
- Mental Demands: There are a number of deadlines associated with this position, which may cause significant stress.
- The incumbent must also deal with a wide variety of people on various issues.
HOW to APPLY:
Applications should include a CV, cover letter, and date of availability and salary history should be submitted by email ONLY to email@example.com with copy to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Selection will be based on merit.
Closing date for applications is 23.59 hours, 29th October 2012.
ONLY short-listed candidates will be contacted for a personal interview.
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