SEL Field Coordinator
- Post Date:July 22, 2021
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- Career Level OtherQualification DegreeExperience 5-10 Years
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Position Title: SEL Field Coordinator (Mid-level Position)
Project Title: USAID Zimbabwe Resilience ANCHORS
Directly reports to: Deputy Chief of Party
Supervises: 1-2 Field Officers, 1 driver
Coordinates: RA Implementing Partners and Consultants regarding Field Activities
Location: Chipinge District, with regular travel to field locations in the SEL
Type of Contract: 1 Year Renewable
Indicative starting date: October 2021
ECODIT seeks a qualified Field Coordinator for the USAID Resilience ANCHORS Activity in communities around the Gonarezhou National Park, in Zimbabwe’s South-East Lowveld, with occasional support to the Save Valley Conservancy landscape as well.
ABOUT USAID ZIMBABWE RESILIENCE ANCHORS
On July 20, 2020, USAID awarded to ECODIT LLC the Resilience through ‘Accelerating New Community-based Holistic Outcomes for Resource Sustainability (Resilience ANCHORS) Activity in Zimbabwe. The overarching purpose of the Resilience ANCHORS Activity is to increase the capacity of communities to sustainably protect and manage community-based natural resources and the wildlife economy (based on the conviction that nature is an economic asset) in anticipation of future shocks and stresses. The activity has three main objectives:
- Improve economic benefits from strengthened community-level governance and oversight of conservation enterprises;
- Increase sustainable access to supplies of water of sufficient quantity and quality to meet human, economic, and ecosystem needs; and
- Strengthen locally-led development and private sector engagement.
Purpose of the Role
The Field Coordinator for Resilience ANCHORS will oversee the management and coordination of all related project activities and expenditures to ensure successful delivery on Resilience ANCHORS’s commitments as reflected in the Activity Scope of Work (ASOW), Annual Workplan, and budget. The Field Coordinator will work with the Resilience ANCHORS Project Coordination Unit (PCU) to monitor implementation progress and adaptively manage project activities and resource allocation in keeping with project goals and targets. The Field Coordinator will serve as the principal (day-to-day) liaison with key stakeholders in Chipinge district and Manicaland province and will facilitate effective communications and decision making between the PCU and stakeholders on all project management matters. The Field Coordinator will be responsible for preparing high quality reports as necessary to meet project reporting requirements. The Field Coordinator will provide sound analysis and make recommendations to the PCU on project related matters.
- Build strong and collaborative relationships with project team and PCU. Provide oversight, direction, and ensure coordination of project team to implement annual work plans and deliver high impact results. Ensure that all activities are being executed, are fully budgeted, and are funded.
- Coordinate with IPs and Consultants, ensuring that Activity Plans are implemented, and Reporting completed in a timely manner.
- Monitor and assess implementation progress, identify barriers and constraints, and work collaboratively with teams to devise solutions.
- Facilitate team planning and assessment meetings to assure sound integration across work streams and achieve cross-learning.
- Identify strategic initiatives related to continuing Resilience ANCHORS activities and identify new ideas and initiatives that maximize Resilience ANCHORS’s ability to leverage.
- Maintain and strengthen a high-functioning and collaborative working relationship with the Resilience ANCHORS partnership. Represent Resilience ANCHORS staff (PCU) and other partner organizations on project related matters.
- Identify key programmatic and management issues, engage the PCU, and develop sound responses and positions.
- Manage the flow of information and communications with Resilience ANCHORS PCU including project reporting, communications materials, branding, and success stories, monitoring and evaluation, and budget execution. Specifically, assume lead responsibility for managing all required reporting for the project.
- Identify and facilitate the organization of strategic participation and engagement opportunities that highlight Resilience ANCHORS initiatives and activities.
- Resilience ANCHORS: Interact on a regular basis with the PCU at country levels. Always engage with and support project staff.
- Resilience ANCHORS partnerships: Liaise with Resilience ANCHORS partner organizations, and with relevant teams to provide inputs and seek supports as required
- Interact with all relevant stakeholders, with emphasis on major government partner institutions (especially the District Development Coordinator, the RDC, local councillors, traditional leaders and relevant government ministries).
Education and Qualification
- Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, or other related fields. A master’s degree is preferred.
- Knowledge of conservation-based enterprises and livelihoods diversification
- Local culture and language in the GNP landscape
- A minimum of 5 years implementing similar projects and strategic work planning processes, team building, and financial management.
- Experience of working in the Southeast Lowveld an added advantage.
- Experience in writing high quality reports.
- Demonstrated experience building highly motivated teams.
- Considerable experience in developing and implementing strategic and tactical plans.
- USAID experience is highly desired.
- Computer proficiency in MS Word and Excel
- English language fluency (reading, writing, speaking).
- Valid Class 4 driver’s license
- Team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Tact and diplomacy. Problem solving and conflict management
- Strong analytic and excellent writing skills
- Ability to work with diverse groups
- Ability to establish rapport with senior managers.
- Travelling frequently
Resilience ANCHORS Focus
- Acts as a member of ECODIT, placing higher priority on Resilience ANCHORS’s goals than own goals and anticipating the effects of own area’s actions on others to ensure holistic project outcomes.
- Looks outwards ensuring Resilience ANCHORS stays relevant, continues to anticipate and adapt to external environmental and global trends.
Delivering Quality Outcomes
- Establishes stretch goals, plans, using best judgement and takes responsibility for planning to and delivering on outcomes.
Building Working Relations
- Builds collaborative relationships through the understanding and development of other’s and own ideas.
- Uses appropriate means of communication to convey messages, seeks input from others and ensures understanding.
Applications with a detailed CV and Cover letter to be emailed to [email protected] by no later than 23 July 202.
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