LISP Extension Coordinators (2)
Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identify, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
The extension coordinators will be responsible for the coordination of all matters related to extension service delivery both in the office and the field. S/he will be responsible for coordinating project work plans in the cluster assigned to achieve results on time. S/he will provide technical guidance to field teams throughout the implementation and will be responsible for ensuring good collaboration with communities and local authorities. S/he will also be responsible for consolidating field data and evidence to support any impact achieved.
ESSENTIAL CHARACTER TRAITS
Heifer International Rwanda is looking for a self-motivated, highly accountable, results-oriented person with strong interpersonal communication skills, proactive, flexible, creative, excellent team player and respectful to fill in the position of extension coordinator.
RESPONSIBILITIES AND DELIVERABLES
Coordination of project activities and reporting (70%)
- Implement and monitor project activity plans.
- Monitor the execution of the monthly work plans and report on the progress.
- Supervision of the extension workers/ Veterinary technicians.
- Ensure organization and supervision of activities of livestock-farmer field schools.
- Develop quarterly plan for all items needed for establishing and strengthening farmers Self Help Groups (SHGs).
- Compile staffs’ monthly, quarterly and annually work development plan, and ensure that they are aligned with the overall project implementation plans.
- Prepare and submit relevant, measurable and time-bound project information to project manager on monthly, quarterly, semi-annually and annually basis.
- Update databases of project beneficiaries in a well and neatly complete training attendance sheets.
- Ensure that the training material and logistics are coordinated to routine implementation of trainings and other project services.
- Provide daily backstop support to on-going activities of SHGs.
- Review and approve annual, monthly quarterly, semester reports from SHGs ( Self help groups).
- Ensure that all SHGs conduct quarterly PSRP.
Representation and stakeholder’s management (20%)
- Representation of the project in the cluster (Districts JADF).
- Identify partners in the field and nurture relationship with local authorities.
- Assess project implementation risks in the field and inform the Project Manager to design mitigation measures.
- Participate in relevant meetings/events as appropriate.
- Review district annual performance plan report with the manager at the start of the fiscal year to allow alignment between project and district specific priorities.
- Ensure relationships with project partners at district level are regularly nurtured and report any issue of interest for Heifer work to the manager as soon as it arises.
- Ensure cluster work plans and reports are shared with the district (RGB online System) semi-annually.
May perform other job-related duties as assigned (10%)
- Any other job-related tasks assigned by the line manager or Country Director
- Bachelor’s degree in the fields of Veterinary Medicine, Animal Production, and Rural Development of other related fields, plus five (5) years’ working experience in the Dairy Sector of which, at least 2 years implementing Dairy related projects in Rwanda.
- Valid driving license A category or equivalent.
- Proven experience in building the capacity of partner institutions, manage knowledge, measure progress and plan and innovate within the dairy industry.
- Demonstrate experience in conducting business, investments analyses and capital budgeting and sufficient evidence on how the results were used to develop potentially viable business ideas and subsequently tangible businesses.
- Demonstrate project report writing and donor reporting experience.
- Demonstrate experience in project management including donor project budgets management.
Most Critical Proficiencies
- Knowledge of and experience in agro-enterprise, dairy value-chain and cooperative development.
- Knowledge of and experience with or within community organizations.
- Knowledge of the non-profit sector and the context in which non-profit organizations operate.
- Fluent in Kinyarwanda and English or French, both spoken and written.
- Good leadership qualities.
- Good communication skills.
- Excellent organizational skills including strong attention to detail.
- Skills with Microsoft Office Suite, internet browser, and other appropriate technology.
Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands
- Motivated to work responsibly with little supervision.
- Ability to meet and deal with others in a courteous and tactful manner.
- Produce and present reports in a well-designed and attractive format with superior attention to detail.
- Constant face-to-face, telephone and electronic communication with colleagues and the public.
- Constant sitting, standing and walking, with occasional bending and lifting; may work at a computer for extended periods of time.
- Sound judgment, professionalism and a positive attitude with the ability to demonstrate a high degree of honesty and integrity.
- Ability and willingness to work with a flexible schedule.
- Willingness and ability to travel extensively locally.
Kigali, Kigali, Rwanda
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