Agriculture, Food Security and Livelihoods Officer - South Balochistan

ACF International | Action Against Hunger Verified

Multiple Cities, Pakistan

Posted Nov 25, 2022 1742 views

PKR. 125,000 - 150,000/Month

Please note: This project is designed to be implemented in 02 districts of South Balochistan, i.e. Jaffarabad & Sohbatpur, so the job holder will look after the project implementations in said districts.

Travel requirement

90%

Position Objective

Planning, implementation reporting of Agriculture, food security and livelihoods focussed interventions

Mission 1: To ensure the efficient and timely implementation and follow up of AFSL activities related with the home gardening component in the project sites

  • To facilitate community mobilization, meetings and trainings during community led FSL activities in collaboration with the Community Mobilization team of the project;
  • To work with community committees to ensure the identification and selection of the most vulnerable and eligible population and provide information to ensure accountability fairness and transparency during implementation of activities;
  • To work closely with community structures to follow up on implementation of planned community activities                                     
  • Identify the inputs necessary to implement the program with the support of community mobilizers;
  • To participate in the planning of weekly and monthly activities;
  • To support the implementation of capacity building interventions for communities, collaborating with the Community Mobilization team in the identification of training needs, the definition of training subjects and material and the implementation of the training;
  • To directly implement in the field, the activities defined in the program in close collaboration with  other stakeholders in project;
  • To collect the required information in the field to facilitate the follow up of the project, with the support of the community mobilizers;
  • To collect information to ensure the surveillance of the Food Security situation in the area of implementation of the project, when required;                                                     
  • To maintain records of the technical implementation in electronic form and hard copy, if required;
  • To facilitate the evaluation of the project in the field, as required;
  • To participate in assessments.

Mission 2 : To organize and provide support to communities and beneficiaries as per project objectives and strategies

  • To participate in the training and education of beneficiaries according to the project requirements and in collaboration with the Community Mobilization Team;
  • To facilitate the provision of technical advice for the implementation of activities;         
  • To organize and implement distributions, either in cash or in kind, related to activities of the project;
  • To collaborate to ensure the coherence of the different activities of the programs in collaboration with other Field staff;
  • To participate in debriefings with the Field teams and Deputy Program Manager;
  • To participate actively in initial training sessions and debriefing;
  • To ensure good working relationship between government extension services and communities.

Mission 3: Reporting

  • To produce project activity reports from the area of operation as per reporting schedule or when needed;
  • To report any changes in the context to allow for timely changes in the project activities.

Mission 4: To implement the Security Plan in the project sites

  • To collect and report any new security information, incident or any change of the context to the Field Supervisor;
  • To respect the security guidelines as set in the Security Plan.

Mission 5: Ensure compliance with ACFs gender equality, child protection sensitivity and Safeguarding policies This position is responsible for:

  • Read and ensure a full understanding of ACFs Gender, Child Protection and other safeguarding policies  
  • Implement all work related activities with a gender, inclusion and child protection lens
  • Help build an inclusive office environment where people do not feel disadvantaged or judged according to their gender or limited due to manageable disability

The Agriculture, food security and livelihoods Officer is expected to:

  • Inform the direct line manager and technical supervisor of any professional problems encountered in the field;
  • Conduct all duties in a professional manner following ACF regulations and charter;
  • Be flexible and adaptable with regards to the implementation of the daily work;
  • Explain the project’s activities and objectives to partners and the population;
  • Act as a link between the organization and the beneficiaries;
  • Propose possible improvements;
  • Respect working conditions on the field, especially security rules;
  • Explore areas for the new and innovative interventions.

ESSENTIAL

  • Two years of experience in similar positions
  • Experience in emergencies and early recovery with a focus on implementation Agriculture, food security and livelihoods Officer modalities;
  • Deep understanding of local cultures in the area of implementation of the project;
  • Knowledge of local languages of the area of implementation of the project.

PREFERRED

  • Team work spirit;                                                                                                         
  • Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work;
  • Capacity of working long hours;
  • Knowledge of English.

Specific skills needed to perform the function

  • Two years of experience in similar positions
  • Graduation Degree (Relevant degree would be preferred)
  • Experience in emergencies and early recovery with a focus on implementation Agriculture, food security and livelihoods Officer, modalities;
  • Deep understanding of local cultures in the area of implementation of the project;
  • Knowledge of local languages of the area of implementation of the project.
  • Team work spirit;                                                                                                          
  • Ability to take initiative where appropriate to deal with difficulties encountered in daily work;
  • Capacity of working long hours;
  • Knowledge of English.

External relationships

Main program stakeholders in daily exchange of information related with activities including agriculture and livestock department, Academia, local government, other actors, NGOS, INGOs in the target location.

This Job Description may evolve according to the needs of the mission and in view the ever changing scope of your designation.

  •  Action against Hunger is committed to the prevention of risks related to abuse, sexual exploitation, and the promotion of gender equality and its diversity
  • The Pakistan Mission encourages the application of women/men/transgender/ disabled workers.
  • Action Against Hunger's recruitment process is free of charge, no compensation of any form shall be requested from a candidate. 
  • It reflects the major policies and its charter through its professionalism and impartiality.
  • If you observe behavior in opposition to these values during this process, please report it to the appropriate teams. 
  • All persons hired by Action Against Hunger will also be checked for compliance with the "anti-terrorist" lists while respecting the rights of employees and the confidentiality of personal data.

 Disclaimer: We are reviewing CVs on a daily basis due to the urgency, and if we find the appropriate number and quality of applicants sooner, the application process may be concluded before the planned deadline.   

Job Details

Functional Area:
Total Positions:
1 Post
Job Shift:
First Shift (Day)
Job Type:
Department:
Food Security & Livelihood
Job Location:
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Degree Title:
Relevant Degree would be preferred
Career Level:
Experienced Professional
Experience:
2 Years - 4 Years (Overall 2 years of relevant experience)
Apply Before:
Dec 02, 2022
Posting Date:
Nov 25, 2022

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