Scope of Work: As ERRAs Livelihoods Team Leader at the PERRA and SERRA level, responsible for project co-ordination (i.e. planning, monitoring and reporting) and technical support to ERRAs District Rehabilitation Units (DRUs) in the implementation of ERRAs Livelihoods Rehabilitation Strategy.
- Support and guide the work of the DRU Livelihood Coordinators of ERRAs DRUs.
- Build the capacity of DRU livelihood staff, other DRU staff and staff from implementing partners (i.e. Government line departments, NGOs and private sector organizations) in livelihoods analysis and the application of the livelihoods approach for the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of livelihood rehabilitation projects through support to the district-level Livelihood Co-ordination Units and their Livelihood Working Committees.
- Support Government line departments, NGOs, private sector organizations and independent livelihood specialists involved in the community-based planning process of formulating and then implementing community livelihood recovery plans (CLRPs).
- Consolidate CLRPs at the provincial level.
- Oversee and facilitate the process of building partnerships between Government line departments, NGOs, private sector organizations and other stakeholders at the district level.
- Attend, participate fully, and act as ex officio secretary of the provincial/state level Livelihood Working Groups.
- Compile a provincial-level livelihoods data-base for the earthquake-affected areas and share this compiled information periodically with the Livelihood Working Groups.
- Assist ERRAs Finance Unit in making allocations from the Community Investment Fund (CIF), getting feedback on the utilization of CIFs, and recommend and advise on changes wherever necessary.
- Disseminate information (or provide such information to the Programme Management Unit, ERRAs Economic Sectors Unit and DRUs) on sector-specific action programmes through publications and press releases and ensure representation at donors meetings and advocacy campaigns.
- Perform other related duties as required by the FAO Livelihood Adviser, ERRAs Director of Economic Sectors and Director Generals PERRA and SERRA.
Reporting: technical bulletins; press releases; data sheets and matrices; draft annual work programmes and budgets; draft monthly project progress statements; draft quarterly and annual project progress reports; and end of assignment report.
Qualifications University degree in natural or social sciences and a post-graduate qualification in agricultural economics, natural resource management, rural development or business management (or livelihoods-related disciplines). The Consultant should demonstrate strong communication, team building and computing skills (word processing, spreadsheets and data-bases) and be fluent in spoken and written English and possess knowledge of local languages from the earthquake-affected areas.
Experience Proven managerial ability with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience as a technical adviser/component manager of agriculture and rural development projects preferably in a disaster rehabilitation context. The Consultant should possess significant experience in (i) facilitating community-based and participatory development planning; and (ii) implementation and monitoring of livelihoods-related programmes and action plans.