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UNV Monitoring Assistant (Ribaue & Malema)

Nampula (MOZ)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nampula (MOZ)
  • Grade: National UN Volunteer - Locally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Administrative support
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-17

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Description of task

The Field Monitor, will work under the direct supervision of the Head of the Sub-office, while technical guidance related to project activities will be provided by the Senior Programme Assistant (based in Nampula) and will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide extensive support to project’s implementation in the areas of operation;
  • Be the Liaison person between participant stakeholders (farmers, buyers, agrodealers, district authorities, etc.) and WFP;
  • Provide technical support to Support the smallholder farmers in agricultural marketing and use VFM platform to reach the market.
  • In close collaboration with district authorities and cooperating partners mobilize, engage and register farmers to ensure participation in and adherence to the project;
  • Ensure the delivery of relevant training to the participant farmers and other stakeholders;
  • Follow-up training plans and conduct regular assessment on progress;
  • Develop and update a list of traders with interest to procure agricultural products in local market;
  • Conduct regular monitoring visits to project sites, and collect, monitor and evaluate data in-formation to ensure that the objectives and activities of WFP are being met and that this is re-ported on a regular basis using the monitoring report templates;
  • Ensure qualified services are provided by cooperating partners;
  • Assist the SO on data collection from the cooperating partners and District Authorities and analysis on monthly basis;
  • Submit monthly performance reports to SO and recommendations for improved performance on the programme implementation;
  • Liaise and provide updates to districts authorities on the implementation and status of the projects;
  • Undertake day to day office tasks, including responding to emails, telephone enquiries, filing, maintaining and updating of records and databases and financial management;
  • Undertake such other duties as may reasonably be allocated, which may involve providing assistance in any area of the Project as may be required from time to time;
  • Conduct regular (monthly) collection of food prices in the selected markets;
  • Perform other related duties as required;
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Degree in Agriculture, Rural development, Agribusiness or related fields

Fluency in Portuguese and Intermediate knowledge of English.

Fluency in Nampula’s local language (Macua) is essential.

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:

At least 2 years of experience field work with community engagement, smallholder farmers, agricultural production.

Experience in smallholder farmers marketing support is desirable.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a wide range of partners with varying interests and priorities.

Exposure to the agricultural marketing environment in Mozambique

Sound judgement and ability to resolve operational problems;

Excellent inter-personal, communication and facilitation skills;

Ability to work independently, with minimum of supervision, in a timely and organised manner;

Ability to develop and maintain networks with a variety of stakeholders;

Flexibility and adaptability to shifting goal posts and evolving client needs;

Willingness to explore and experiment with new ideas and approaches in own work;

Ability to dialogue with colleagues and solicit information in a considerate and respectful manner;

Ability to drive motorcycles.

Language skills:
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Agriculture and horticulture, Other development programme/project experience, Agro-industry and agricultural marketing Area of expertise details:

Computers and standard software packages and systems;

Excellent communication skills;

Driving license: Yes Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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