Field Market Assistant

WFP - World Food Programme

World Food Programme is hiring a Field Market Assistant to be based in Chimoio, Mocuba, and Angonia, with extensive travelling required in the districts and surrounding areas.

  • Provide extensive support to programme implementation in the areas (districts) of operation (procurement, logistics, training, monitoring, etc)
  • Be the liaison officer between the participating farmer organisations and WFP
  • Provide mobilisation and training to farmers and farmer organisation representatives in internal organization, management, post-harvest handling, quality control, marketing, etc
  • In close collaboration with partner organisations contribute to the delivery of relevant training to the farmers and farmer associations
  • Follow up of the Farmer Associations’ training plan and regular assessment on progress
  • Develop and update small and medium scale traders’ vendor list by district
  • Liaise and provide updates to district authorities on the implementation and status of the projects
  • Undertake monthly monitoring field missions to project areas and as when required to asses project outputs and participating beneficiaries (small/medium traders and small scale farmers’ organisations)
  • Undertake data collection activities such as farmer organization records as required to Field Officers
  • Provide monthly updates on programme activities and progress reports to Smallholder Support Officer and Sub offices
  • Undertake Case studies to monitor impact of programme as required
  • Be involved in programme surveys
  • In coordination with the Logistics assist with commodity uplift operations in order to ensure timely and cost-effective delivery of WFP purchase
  • Be responsible for the maintenance and organisation of all relevant data related to district programmes and activities
  • Perform other related duties as assigned
  • University Degree in Humanities, Economy, Business Administration, Social Sciences, Agriculture, Local Development or similar
  • At least 3 years of experience in direct work with producers grassroots organizations in agricultural production and/ or organization Experience in post-harvest and marketing projects desirable
  • Experience in coordination with local government and non-government stakeholders desirable
  • Fluency in Portuguese and intermediate knowledge of local language’s desirable (enumerate languages). Read and understand English is an advantage
  • Computers and standard software packages and systems
  • Good knowledge of training and workshops tools for grassroots organizations
  • Knowledge of cooperatives schemes, post-harvest processes, Quality Control (QC) and marketing of agricultural products desirable
  • Good knowledge of gender approaches and women affirmative action’s desirable
  • Excellent communication skills with population and grassroots organizations
  • Capacities for organization and execution of workshops and training with grassroots organization
  • Sound judgment and ability to resolve operational problems
  • Capable of working with minimum of supervision and ability to mobilise and train others
  • Able to work effectively with people of different backgrounds
  • Ability to work with accuracy under time constraints and pressure
  • Good administrative and supervisory skills Ability to plan and organize work schedules independently
  • Qualified candidates please submit the detailed CVs and copy of certificates, underlining: Head of Human Resources – World Food Programme to the e-mail or physical addresses available on the right side of this page
  • Female candidates are encoraged to apply
  • Only selected candidates will be contacted
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  • Published 29.05.2013
  • Expires 14.06.2013
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