Overview

Position: Procurement Officer
Reports to: Project Manager
Supervises: n/a
Duty station: PMU
Summary of role: The main objective of the Procurement Specialist function is to manage all procurement activities, advise, guide and mitigate associated procurement risks under the project. The individual will ensure that sound procurement practices are applied consistently as prescribed by the relevant national laws, guidelines and policy documents of Swaziland and in accordance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement with IFAD, the provisions of the Letter to the Borrower, IFAD’s Procurement Handbook and for cases of International Competitive Bidding, in accordance with the rules and procedures of the World Bank.
Mode of contract:
Main responsibilities

 

Ensure the procurement plan is prepared and updated  on a regular basis in accordance with the provisions of the Financing Agreement, IFAD’s Procurement Guidelines and the Project Procurement Handbook .

Identify sources of supply, evaluate supplier eligibility and maintain a  list of pre-qualified suppliers/contractors keeping PD & PM informed at all times;

Prepare all standard bid/tender documents, including pre-qualification documents/ EOIs/bid documents /Invitation to Bid/Tender; Technical and Financial Evaluation, Negotiation, modification/ updating of the ToR for individual consultants, consulting firms, Govt. institutes and training providing organizations etc. with due consultation of the PM & PD,Guide, advise and support the Bid Evaluation Committee in preparing the bid evaluation report and recommendation for award of contract upon incorporating all comments, due diligence, complaints and opinion of complaints (if any);
Conduct due diligence for the winning bidder by undertaking background/reference/credit checks to determine financial and operational capacity to perform the scope of work;
Draft Contract Documents;
Manage procurement activities which are subject to prior review and No Objection by IFAD. Support the PMU to ensure that IFAD’s No Objection is obtained.

Manage complaints related to procurement processes/issues and transmit to the relevant authority as appropriate.

Prepare Procurement Performance report (e.g. time taken at each step of the procurement process, improvement of procurement cycle, best practices etc.);
Support the Project in following up on any issues related to Procurement, identified in the Supervision Mission Report and Audit Report.
Advise and propose mitigation measures for non-performance of contracts and report any identifiable indicators of fraud, collusion and other unethical practices in procurement/ selection processes
 

Experience qualifications

& Required

•       Minimum Bachelors level degree in one of the following disciplines: Accounting, Economics; Master of Business Administration, Public Procurement,

Engineering or Statistics or similar.

•       At least 5 years working experience in public organization/Semi-Public organization for procurement of goods, works and services in projects; Minimum recruitment qualifications:

•       Knowledge of national and international organizations/agencies’ (e.g. IFAD, WB, AfDB, EU) procurement regulations and procedures;

•       Three years’ procurement experience, including Special training on procurement from Central Procurement Technical Unit (CPTU) or equivalent.

•       Computer proficiency: Windows, MS Office, Excel, and Power Point.

  • Develop training modules /manuals on Cluster development, MCM and other main elements and conduct training and capacity building activities inclusive cluster development and market system facilitation to project staff at various level,
  • Support staff to identify specific potential investment area within specific clusters during MCMs, and facilitate farmers, farmers organizations, MSMEs, agribusiness, service provider in jointly developing concept notes and investment/business plans addressing critical cluster constraints / opportunities for assessing loans for specific investment opportunities,

Position: Cluster Development Coordinator 
Reports to: Project Manager / Member of Senior Management Team
Supervises: Cluster Development Team (CDT) Direct supervision of:

•       Cluster Development Officers – contract and seconded

•       Sociologist x1

Duty station: PMU with substantial travel to the field (>50% of time)
Summary of role: Overall technical lead in planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of all activities under Component 1. Ensure effective coordination, management and capacity building of project staff for effective planning and timely implementation of activities within the project. Also responsible for the professional development and coaching of the project team and seconded partner staff such that they can run all project activities without external support by MTR. The CDC will also be part of the Senior Management team responsible for overall project performance.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable each year based on satisfactory performance in the preceding period assessed by the PD and PM.
Main responsibilities

 

 Coordinate, Coach and Mentor the CDT and other project staff on inclusive cluster development practices and processes: identifying constraints/ opportunities, developing upgrading vision and strategies, critical interventions for investments, relationships enhancement, development of enabling institutions / services and stimulating actual scaling as part of a focused and actor driven project facilitation for specific cluster and commodities in continuous multi-stakeholder consultation process (MCMs),
  • Strengthen capacities of project staff in enhancing service capacities of agribusiness/traders, producer group and other commercial service providers and their relationships, within informal and formal contracting arrangements,
  • Support staff for Brokering “win-win” and trust-based business or service relationships among cluster actors including improvement in business enabling environment;
  • Support project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) team to establish cluster baselines for the M&E system and result measurements updated regularly through Annual Cluster Tracking Surveys in all clusters,
  • Provide strategic support to CDT for inclusion of poorer individuals and households in developing respective cluster investment proposals.

Contribute to the knowledge development by generating lessons /cases in respective clusters/commodity industries, facilitate knowledge exchanges on clusters and others.

  • Responsible for the overall content and the links with other external knowledge on inclusive cluster/market development;

Inclusion aspects

  • Develop the results chain for each cluster/commodity and advise on early indications and implications for inclusion objectives.
  • Take responsibility for developing a results chain and exploring intervention strategies for initially selected commodities in the design, as well as any additional commodities that are started during the project.
  • Facilitate communication between all parts of the project team and external partners on inclusion, mobilization and social mentoring.
  • Provide guidance on the procedures, phasing and sequencing of loan applications and ‘public good’ investments to ensure that these enable sufficient time for replication, lesson learning and inclusion.
  • Lead an induction workshop with key project management staff to support the development of a corporate approach to inclusive cluster development and the integration of the Cluster Development and Social Mentoring team.

Experience  &   Required qualifications

 At least 10 years work experience in the development sectors and/or private sector, of which at least 7 years of experience in promotion of private sector led inclusive clusters / value chains and private sector development with demonstrable evidence of the results achieved.

  • Demonstrated business mindset and commercial acumen
  • Knowledge and experience in building capacity of stakeholders through advisory skills and facilitating multi-stakeholder consultation processes, value chain upgrading workshops and training.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and capacity to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Experiences with MSME proposal / investment plan development, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and feasibility analysis.
  • Experiences that demonstrate creativeness, innovativeness and entrepreneurial skills;
  • Possesses high quality attributes on leadership, facilitations and coaching.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Proven skills in staff and budget management, networking and external communication.
  • Good written English.
  • Master Degree in Business Administration, Agribusiness Development, Marketing or equivalent. – substantial relevant experience may substitute for formal qualifications.

Preferences given to:

  • experience in agriculture cluster/market development, public private partnership and service market development

Position: Cluster Development Deputy Coordinator
Reports to: Cluster Development Coordinator / Member of Senior Management Team
Supervises: Cluster Development Officers

Cluster Mobilizers

Duty station: assigned Regional Centres
Summary of role: Under the direct supervision CDC, be responsible for implementation of the cluster development interventions in the commodities and associated clusters assigned to their commodity team. Guide and coach Cluster Development Officers and Cluster Mobilizers to facilitate and support cluster actors in strengthening linkages, business planning, investment analysis and other areas that lead to improved performance of the cluster on a win-win basis.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project.
Main responsibilities

 

 Responsible for identifying emerging critical interventions for investments, enhancement of relationships, development of enabling institutions and services and stimulating actual scaling as part of focussed and actor driven project facilitation for the specific cluster in a continuous multi-stakeholder consultation process;
  • Coordinate, Coach and Mentor staff in their team.
  • Facilitation of cluster development initiatives including cluster planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting in specific clusters;
  • Facilitate and Support producers, producer organisations, MSMEs agribusiness, suppliers in developing concept notes and investment/business plans for accessing loans for investment in specific clusters;
  • Facilitate and support Cluster Mobilisers for timely collection and assessment of business proposals / plans from technical, business, management, financial and inclusion perspective in the specific cluster;
  • Facilitate and support producer organisations, cooperatives. MSME and agri-business to meet market requirements and strengthening technical, financial and business services providers/provision for specific clusters;
  • Brokering “win-win” and trust based business or service relationships among cluster actors including improvement in business enabling environment;
  • Provide strategic support to commodity team and cluster mobilizers for inclusion of poorer individuals and households in developing respective investment proposals.
  • Contribute to the knowledge development in the relevant commodities and clusters by undertaking case studies and document and promote learning in activities/investment following the knowledge agenda;
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the CDTL or PM.

Inclusion aspects

Regularly update results chain and implications for inclusion by different household and demographic profiles.

  • Interact regularly with members of the Cluster Mobilisation Teams and ensure that cluster plans and strategies adjust to field reality.
  • Identify bottlenecks specific to poorer individuals and households and youth and explore technical resolution options.
  • Explore options for providing embedded services and extending linkages between service providers and households.
  • Explore technical and financial options for graduated cluster entry adapted for poorer individuals and households and youth.
  • Support MCM discussions with specialist and experience-based technical options on inclusive market development.
Experience qualifications

 

& Required

•     Bachelors in Business Administration, Agribusiness Development, or relevant At least 5 years’ relevant experience on inclusive cluster / value chain development in particular agriculture markets, preferably working experience with private sector

•     Demonstrated business mindset and commercial acumen

•     Sound experience in private sector led business development, service provision and supply chain development;

•     Experiences with management and market analysis, MSME investment plan development, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and feasibility analysis.

•     Knowledge and experience in building capacity of stakeholders and facilitation of multi-stakeholder consultation workshops and training.

•     Experiences that demonstrate creativeness, innovativeness and entrepreneurial skills;

•     Excellent spoken and written English.

•     Good interpersonal skills and capacity to work effectively as part of a team.

Preferences given to:

•     Experience in agriculture cluster/value chains, public private partnership and service market development.

   
Position: Cluster Development Officers (CDO)
Reports to: Cluster Development Coordinator (CDC) / Deputy Coordinator (CDDC)
Supervises: Cluster Mobilizers
Duty station: assigned Regional centres
Summary of role: Under the direct supervision CDC/CDDC, be responsible for implementation of the cluster development interventions in the commodities and associated clusters assigned to their commodity team. Guide and coach Cluster Mobilizers to facilitate and support cluster actors in strengthening linkages, business planning, investment analysis and other areas that lead to improved performance of the cluster on a win-win basis.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project.
Main responsibilities

 

 Responsible for identifying emerging critical interventions for investments, enhancement of relationships, development of enabling institutions and services and stimulating actual scaling as part of focussed and actor driven project facilitation for the specific cluster in a continuous multi-stakeholder consultation process;
  • Coordinate with other members of their team and mentor Cluster Mobilizers
  • Facilitation of cluster development initiatives including cluster planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting in specific clusters;
  • Facilitate and Support producers, producer organisations, MSMEs agribusiness, suppliers in developing concept notes and investment/business plans for accessing loans for investment in specific clusters;
  • Facilitate and support Cluster Mobilisers for timely collection and assessment of business proposals / plans from technical, business, management, financial and inclusion perspective in the specific cluster;
  • Facilitate and support producer organisations, cooperatives. MSME and agri-business to meet market requirements and strengthening technical, financial and business services providers/provision for specific clusters;
  • Brokering “win-win” and trust based business or service relationships among cluster actors including improvement in business enabling environment;
  • Provide strategic support to commodity team and cluster mobilizers for inclusion of poorer individuals and households in developing respective investment proposals.
  • Contribute to the knowledge development in the relevant commodities and clusters by undertaking case studies and document and promote learning in activities/investment following the knowledge agenda;
  • Undertake any other duties as requested by the CDC or PM.

Inclusion aspects

  • Contribute to regular updating of results chain and implications for inclusion by different household and demographic profiles.

Interact regularly with members of the Cluster Mobilisation teams and ensure that cluster plans and strategies adjust to field reality.

  • Identify bottlenecks specific to poorer individuals and households and youth and explore technical resolution options.
  • Explore options for providing embedded services and extending linkages between service providers and households.
  • Explore technical and financial options for graduated cluster entry adapted for poorer individuals and households and youth.
  • Support MCM discussions with specialist and experience-based technical options on inclusive market development.
Experience qualifications & Required

•     Bachelors in Business Administration, Agribusiness Development, or relevant At least 3 years’ relevant experience on inclusive cluster / value chain development in particular agriculture markets, preferably working experience with private sector

•     Sound experience in private sector led business development, service provision and supply chain development;

•     Experiences with management and market analysis, MSME investment plan development, appraisal, monitoring and evaluation, and feasibility analysis.

•     Knowledge and experience in building capacity of stakeholders and facilitation of multi-stakeholder consultation workshops and training.

•     Experiences that demonstrate creativeness, innovativeness and entrepreneurial skills;

•     Excellent spoken and written English.

•     Good interpersonal skills and capacity to work effectively as part of a team.

Preferences given to:

•     Experience in agriculture cluster/value chains, public private partnership and service market development.

   
Position: Cluster Mobilization Supervisor (CMS)
Reports to: Cluster Development Coordinator (CDC) / Deputy Coordinator (CDDC)
Supervises: Social Mobilisers
Duty station: assigned Regional centres
Summary of role: Contribute to implementation of the project’s field activities through providing technical and strategic support to Cluster Mobilizers and enabling an effective flow of information from field to inform the planning activities of the clusters and commodity teams. He/she will have a critical responsibility to ensure inclusion considerations are fully mainstream into all project activities and to ensure the full and equal participation of poorer individuals and households, youth and women in project activities.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project management.
Main responsibilities

 

•   Maintain good relationships with traditional Chiefdom leadership and Chiefdom Development Committee in cluster areas.

•   Provide technical, administrative and strategic support to Cluster Mobilizers (CM) and enable effective communication between CM and the strategic planning of the Commodity Teams;

  • Support CM to map clusters through ensuring and monitoring that indicators and criteria to identify inclusive market opportunities are followed;
  • Monitor and validate CM rapid mapping outcomes to ensure that these are thorough and meet project objectives.
  • Provide a conduit for communication, learning exchange and mutual support between CMs.
  • Provide strategic support to CMs on mobilization methods that support the inclusion of poorer individuals and households, youth and women.
  • Ensure that CMs communicate project activities and opportunities to poorer individuals and households, youth and women within potential clusters and that the opportunities and risks are clearly explained and based on project validated economic models.
  • Provide technical backstopping to CMs and Business Skills / Social Mentors, if required, to enable the timely collection of data for the MIS and liaise with M&E team to ensure optimal operation of MIS towards project objectives.
  • Facilitate interaction, linkages and negotiation between cluster stakeholders within clusters and enable learning exchange between different clusters.
  • Provide technical and advisory support to CMs in the assessment and development of household proposals to access project facilitated loans.
  • Mentor CMs in the identification of Business Skills Mentors (BSM), monitor the effectiveness of training and provide feedback to enable capacity building to be optimized.
  • Aggregate and analyze information collected from CMs to support the strategic planning requirements of the CDT and partner FIs, as and when required.
  • Support the implementation of project facilitated individual and MSME investments through technical assistance, regular monitoring and feedback.

Timely and regular reporting to the CDTL / CDSO as per prescribed format, hard or electronic, or both.

  • Coordinate with local bodies, local agencies and like-minded organizations and seek contribution in maximizing project benefits.
  • Take responsibility for the overall performance of CM field level activities implemented within own command areas
  • Other activities as directed by the Senior Management team or CDC
Experience qualifications & Required

•   Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with smallholder households and diverse cluster actors.

•   Capacity for human resource management and strategic planning, networking and coordination.

•   Bachelors in any subject with at least 3 years of working experience in relevant field – e.g. market oriented community mobilization.

•   Good computer / social media skills will be an additional advantage.

Preferences given to:

•   Candidate with experience of market oriented projects

   
Position: Cluster Mobilizer (CM)
Reports to: Cluster Mobilization Supervisor (CMS)
Supervises: n/a
Duty station: Respective clusters as designated by the project
Summary of role: The Cluster Mobilizer (SM) will facilitate the implementation of the project’s field activities in particular mobilization of producers and MSME into project activities (including inclusion of poorer individuals and households, youth and women), business facilitation and linkages. He/she will also work as field facilitator under direct supervision of the Cluster Mobilizer Supervisor who will be managed by the Cluster Development Coordinator / Cluster Development Deputy Coordinator.

Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be

Mode of contract: extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in the preceding

contract assessed by the project.

Main responsibilities  Support CDT senior staff to establish and maintain engagement of FINCLUDE with tradition leadership in Chiefdom and chiefdom Development committees

  •   Carry out rapid mapping and cluster identification for respective cluster to support the commodity teams;

•   Identify individuals and households interested to join cluster activities, carry out producer group formation and ensure inclusion of poorer households, youth and women;

•   Mentoring/coaching producer groups/cooperatives to interact with other cluster actors and MSMEs and negotiate their interests in pursuit of commercial activities.

•   Facilitate interaction, linkages and negotiation between groups with MSMEs/ agribusiness /buyers and suppliers (inputs or services – Technical, Business and

Financial);

•   Facilitate access of project individuals and households to loans from partner FIs, field verification and Business Plan preparation;

•   Facilitate and support producer groups and participating individuals and households to develop market led production plans (crop calendar) and its implementation;

•   Support the implementation of project facilitated investments through technical Assistance, regular monitoring field data entry/management and feedback;

•   Identify, Coach and Mentor Business Skills Mentors to conduct Business Skills classes to their producer groups as per training module prescribed from project;

•   Training and supervise peer mentors (BSM and Social Mentors) to gather key data on participating individuals and households for the MIS using tablets;

•   Timely and regular reporting to Cluster Mobilization Supervisor as per prescribed format, hard or electronic, or both;

•   Coordinate with local authorities and agencies and like-minded organizations and seek contribution in maximizing project benefits;

•   Take responsibility for field level activities implemented within own command areas;  Other activities as directed by the CMS, and PMU management.

Experience qualifications & Required

 Completed “Senior Secondary” education / SGCSE in any subject with at least 2 years of working experience in community mobilization, preferably in market led projects

  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with individuals and households interested in farm and non-farm enterprise and with diverse cluster actors.
  • Good computer skills will be an additional advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of social media and smartphones

Preferences given to:

  • Candidates from local area
  • Candidate having experience in market oriented projects or as an entrepreneur

Position: Rural Finance Coordinator (RFC) / Deputy Coordinator (RFDC)
Reports to: Project Manager /  Member of Senior Management Team
Supervises: Inputs from other CFI team on Comp. 2
Duty station: CFI
Summary of role: To coordinate all the activities of Component II.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in
Main responsibilities

 

To have a clear grasp of FINCLUDE’s objectives and strategy and a clear focus towards their achievement.

To promote financial inclusion in the rural areas.

the preceding contract assessed by the project management.

  • To coordinate all the activities of Component II.
  • To participate in cluster meetings and understand the dynamics, opportunities and setbacks beneficiaries are facing and propose solutions relevant to rural finance.
  • To support the setup of FIRM and monitor its operation.
  • To regularly liaise with SFIs and monitor their progress towards contributing to the achievement of project’s intended objectives.
  • To coordinate activities relevant to the design, installation, update and exploitation of the database and the credit monitoring tool.
  • To work together with the MIS to deduce useful information from the collected data and prepare presentations to promote the project’s objectives to all stakeholders.
  • To showcase success stories and good practices to relevant stakeholders.
  • To engage with the MPPCU and assist it to become a fully functional MFI.
  • To monitor SASCCO’s progress against agreed objectives.
  • To liaise with Inhlanyelo and engage it with the project.
  • To liaise with MTN and Swazi Mobile with the aim to promote mobile money applications improving the financial inclusion of the rural beneficiaries.
  • To develop a work plan on how CEPD will be used over the years.
  • To prepare project reports.
  • To support clusters in presenting the business plans to SFIs and monitor their repayment schedules.
  • To liaise with NGOs to coordinate activities related to upscale the activity of SCGs.

Experience & Qualifications

The incumbent should be a young dynamic rural finance expert with good experience in policy and advocacy work with strong written and verbal communication skills in English and siSwati. The candidate should have reasonable work experience the area of microfinance and an understanding of MFI operations. Experience of working with multiple stakeholders in civil society and the government at different levels is a plus.

The candidate should have good communication and presentation skills, have at least a Masters’ degree in a relevant field, with 10 years of demonstrated experience in development, including microfinance, in the region and a track record of achievement in developing and implementing marketing driven approaches and systems to address issues in this sector. The candidate should be proficient in written and spoken in English and siSwati and have proven management skills and ability.

Position: Climate Activities Coordinator (CAC)
Reports to: Project Manager / Member of Senior Management Team
Supervises: Contracted TA, coordinates with Component III implementing partners
Duty station: CFI
Summary of role: To coordinate all the activities of Component III; to be the leader for climate resilience and climate finance in the project in terms of strategy and implementation; to bring together a wide variety of stakeholders and ensure they are engaged.
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project management.
Main

responsibilities

 

  To have a clear grasp of FINCLUDE’s objectives and strategy and a clear focus towards their achievement;

To coordinate all the activities of Component III;

To bring together the different stakeholders engaged in climate financing and develop joint strategies and plans, ensuring that key stakeholders are engaged while creating and maintaining momentum;
To develop a stakeholder database / map in this regard;
To initiate the Technical Working group on Climate Change, identifying participants, organizing a number of initial meetings and ensuring the TWG is a useful and efficient instrument for technical collaboration;
To organize regular meetings and/or prepare regular communications, in close collaboration with the MIS;
To coordinate the setup of the Climate Investment Facility, in close collaboration with CDC on the Sector Development Facility;
The manage the service provider for public investments under the Climate Investment Facility;
To coordinate activities relevant to the Climate Information Strategy.;
To coordinate activities relevant to the Climate Financing Strategy;
To organize the Climate Finance Fair as a high-profile event, including the identification and invitation of national and international participants, selection of venue and time, liaison with relevant Government institutions to ensure adequate representation;
To prepare progress reports for Component III.
Experience & qualifications The ideal candidate would be a young and dynamic individual with a background in either climate / environment or finance, with strong and proven affinity with the other area of expertise. The candidate should have strong written and verbal communication skills in English and siSwati as well as experience of working with multiple stakeholders in civil society and the government at different levels.

The candidate should have good communication and presentation skills, have at least a Masters’ degree in a relevant field, with 8 years of demonstrated experience in development in the region and a track record of achievement in developing and implementing marketing driven approaches and systems to address issues in this sector. The candidate should be proficient in written and spoken in English and siSwati and have proven management skills and ability.

Position: Information and M&E Officer (MIS)
Reports to: Project Manager
Supervises: Work closely with the CFI Information and Research Officer
Duty station: CFI
Summary of role:
Mode of contract: Rolling annual contract with a probation period of six months. The annual contract will be extendable up to the project period based on satisfactory performance in
Main responsibilities

 

Have a clear understanding of FINCLUDE’s objectives and develop a clear strategy on how to use the CFIs information system to monitor and promote them.

the preceding contract assessed by the project management.

  • Provide support and maintenance to existing management information systems.
  • Be actively involved in the design and installation of project databases (software and hardware).
  • Be part of the relevant selection committees.
  • Generate and distribute management reports in accurate and timely manner.
  • Develop documentation to allow for smooth operations and easy system maintenance.
  • Provide recommendations to update current information system to improve reporting efficiency and consistency.
  • Perform data analysis for generating reports on periodic basis.
  • Develop a RIMS – DCED based platform (with support from M&E supervision missions) to monitor and evaluate the project’s performance.
  • Deliver a mechanism to update relevant data.
  • Provide strong reporting and analytical information support to management team.
  • Generate both periodic and ad hoc reports as needed.
  • Understand problems and provide appropriate technical solutions.
  • Analyze business information to identify process improvements for increasing business efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Participate in cross-functional meetings to resolve recurring issues.
  • Provide support and assistance in issue troubleshooting and resolution.

Experience  & qualifications

The incumbent should be a self-motivated technology enthusiast, who can call upon their critical thinking skills when problem solving software, hardware, networks and databases or formulating update schedules. The candidate should have an active analytical disposition and understand how the parts of a given information system affect the functionality of the whole. Strong communication and presentation skills will be an important plus.

The candidate should be B.A. holder and proficient in SQL, MS Access and MS Office Suite, have at least 3 years’ experience in developing IT systems and processes to improve efficiency, being aware of changes to technology including web reporting. The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent analytical skills to enable effective interpretation of data so that trends, queries and anomalies can be identified with a focus on: presenting data clearly to various audiences; understanding and explaining what the data means; using software applications to manipulate and analyse data and develop processes that enable effective use of data. The candidate must demonstrate excellent organisational skills and be able to prioritise workload, be able to work flexibly, independently and in a team and be able to react appropriately to changing team priorities.

Position: KM, M&E & Communications Specialist
Reports to: Project Manager
Supervises: Technical backstopping on KM and Comms for all project staff, including regional hub teams
Duty station: PMU
Summary of role: The KM and Communications Specialist will lead the design and delivery of the overall project KM and communication strategies and work plan.. S/he is also responsible for the professional development and coaching of the project staff on M&E/KMC. S/he will also assist the other Planning / M&E staff of the project in project M&E and planning activities.
Mode of contract: Two year rolling contract with a probation period of six months. The contract will be extendable up to end of project based on satisfactory performance in the preceding contract assessed by the project
Main responsibilities

 

  Develop and coordinate project KM and Communication strategies and annual action plans

Coordinate with other project staff, especially plan / M&E staff, to ensure MIS and M&E systems are appropriately designed in implemented such that they enable data-rich knowledge management.

Manage the agenda of knowledge themes and delivery of associated knowledge products according to the agreed plans and timelines.
Coordinate and coach the project staff at PMU and regional hub level on KM and communications
Facilitate Knowledge Management and Communication Platform between the regional hubs and with others projects.
Supervise organisations or individuals contracted to implement surveys and studies required for evaluating project effects and impacts. E.g. Baseline survey, Annual Outcome Survey, etc.
Guide and provide technical backstopping to the project staff and implementing partners to:

o    Prepare and submit the progress reports on timely manner o Use different formats developed for data collection, analysis and interpretation in the MIS.

o    Undertake qualitative monitoring for ongoing evaluation of the project activities and impacts e.g. adoption of techniques introduced by the project, etc.

o    Generate, collect and store Knowledge products o Use and disseminate knowledge products in the project reports and others channels.

o    Identify best practices, lessons learned and others emergent

Knowledge themes.

  • Capacity building:
  • Follow-up on training provided by the PMU
  • Organize refresher training to staff and implementing partners (direct training or cascade training).
  • Assist the Project Director in consolidating the project progress reports, in preparing and organizing Senior Management meetings.
  • Attend Senior Management Meeting and inter-hub coordination meetings.
  • Undertake regular field visits to follow-up recommendations made from previous missions and support the project implementation.
  • Advise the Senior Management by identifying areas of concerns that might justify review of the project M&E system and KMC Strategy and/or implementation arrangements.
Experience & qualifications

 

Required

•       At least 5 years work experience in the field of Knowledge Management, Communications and Monitoring and Evaluation.

•       Excellent spoken and written Swazi and English.

•       Good analytical and report writing skills.

Preferences given to:

•       Experience with agricultural value chain projects with multi-lateral or international NGO.

•       Proven experience with MIS

Position: Social Inclusion Specialist
Reports to: Cluster Development Coordinator
Supervises: n/a
Duty station: PMU
Summary of role: The main objective of the Social inclusion Specialist´s function is to manage, advise and guide all social inclusion related aspects of the programme, including targeting approach, and ensure that project associated social risks are adequately mitigated. The individual will ensure that sound practices are applied consistently as prescribed by FINCLUDE´s gender and youth mainstreaming strategy and targeting approach.
Mode of contract:
Main responsibilities

 

    Guiding and overseeing community sensitization processes, ensuring that key information reaches all intended target groups, that beneficiary selection is transparent and in line with pre-defined criteria and that all target groups participate in relevant programme decision-making processes.

Experience       & qualifications

  • Managing the effective implementation of FINCLUDE´s gender and youth strategy.
  • Providing support to team members responsible for other components to ensure that strategies promote social inclusion and avoid unintended negative social consequences.
  • Identify emerging opportunities to reach male and female youth and the promotion of gender equality and wider social inclusion in programme activities.
  • Liaising with local stakeholders regularly to disseminate information about social risk mitigation activities considered by FINCLUDE, seek alignment and coordination of FINCLUDE with other stakeholders around programme interventions related to the fight against HIV/AIDS, promotion of food security, addressing malnutrition, gender equality, effectively targeting women and youth and inclusive participation in local governance processes.
  • Manage the process of identifying service providers to implement social mentoring activities, provide oversight and support towards expected results on an ongoing basis.
  • Ensure that information from the field and data generated by the project, as well as learning’s captured from supervision missions, etc. are used to finetune project strategies.
  • Participate in national level fora related to youth empowerment and gender equality so as to ensure that FINCLUDE is aligned with emerging policies and lessons learnt and actively shares best practices and lessons learnt to feed into policy development processes.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time related to the project´s social performance.
  • Advise in the preparation/ modification/ updating of the ToR for individual consultants, consulting firms, Govt. institutes and training providing organizations etc.
  • University degree in sociology, anthropology, development studies or related social science. Masters degree level preferred;
  • Sound understanding of gender issues in rural development;
  • At least 7 years of experience in managing or supporting the promotion of gender and social inclusion in development projects / programmes;
  • Previous experience in Southern Africa, preferably in Swaziland;    Proficient in English.

Applications accopmpanied by detailde resumes and certified copies of Tertiary certificates should be emaied to carol.amrecruitment@gmail.com by Tuesday, 12 November 2019 before 4pm.  Please qoute the job reference code in the email subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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