Provincial Coordinator

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Provincial Coordinator

  • Post Date:February 11, 2022
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  • Career Level Coordinator
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 5-10 Years
  • Industry Agriculture
Job Description

Location: Harare

About

The Zimbabwe Farmers’ Union (ZFU) is the largest farmers’ interest organization in Zimbabwe. It represents over a million farming households. The Union draws its membership from Small- Holder, Small-Scale Commercial and Large-Scale Commercial farmers. The main mandate of ZFU is to promote and advance farmers’ interests and welfare through policy lobby and advocacy.

The Provincial Coordinator is a member of the ZFU Secretariat whose mandate is to implement ZFU’s Strategic plan at the provincial level. He / She maintains close contact with farmers ensuring that farmers receive member services that are relevant to their needs. He/she collaborates with key private and public partners in the agriculture sector to tailor make farmer services based on sustainable business models for the benefit of all.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitating Provincial Council Meetings;
  • Facilitating Provincial Administration Meetings;
  • Member Mobilisation;
  • Organizing Provincial Commodity Association Meetings;
  • Supporting District Coordinators in setting up Union structures in districts;
  • Supervising Union Staff in the Province;
  • Ensuring prudent management of ZFU assets in the province;
  • Establishing linkages with all ZFU stakeholders including attending Provincial coordination meetings by government and donors;
  • Identification possible areas for further Union intervention, including identifying potential projects and donors;
  • Preparing consolidated Provincial reports for submission to Head Office;
  • Any other duties that may be assigned

Core competencies

  • Ethics and Values: Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity;
  • Organizational Awareness: Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
  • Development and Innovation: Take charge of self-development and take initiative;
  • Work in teams: Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain effective working relations with people of different ethnic backgrounds;
  • Communicating and Information Sharing: Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication;
  • Self-management and Emotional Intelligence: Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behaviour towards others;
  • Conflict Management: Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution;
  • Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing: Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge;
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making: Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional competencies

  • Demonstrated development / programming skills particularly those that are pertinent to the Zimbabwe Farmers Union strategic priorities on gender equality and women’s rights;
  • Ability to lead formulation and implementation of training programmes within the Unions;
  • Ability to develop detailed operational plans, budgets, and deliver on them for development results;
  • Ability to establish and maintain broad strategic networks and partnerships with private and public entities to promote partnership and build alliances to advance organizational interests and competencies;
  • Demonstrated good oral and written communication skills

Qualifications

  • The Applicant should have a degree in Agriculture or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience working directly with farmers;
  • In addition, the interested individuals must demonstrate an unquestionable personal reputation, integrity, and ethical behaviour throughout his or her professional career;
  • Proficiency in English is a prerequisite, in addition, applicants should also be fluent in either Shona or Ndebele languages;
  • Fluency in both local languages is a plus.

To apply

Please submit a Curriculum Vitae and motivational letter to the attention of Human Resources. All applications must be sent by email to [email protected] and copy [email protected]

Please ensure your email subject clearly reads the position being applied for.

Deadline: 14 February 2022