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Field Clerk – Alternative Livelihood Project Zambia at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Field Clerk: Alternative Livelihood Project Zambia

Grade: G3

Contractual Arrangement: Special Services Agreement (SSA)

Contract Duration: Seven Months

Job Posting: 4 May 2023

Closing Date: 10 May 2023

Primary Location: Chipata, Eastern Province, Zambia

Organization: AF_ZMB Zambia

Schedule: Full Time

1. Background

While existing evidence demonstrates that alternative crops provide the same supportive farming and marketing system, and can be at least as profitable as tobacco, many of these alternatives require large investments in infrastructure and support. Such supportive infrastructure exists in the case of tobacco, in part because governments and ministries of finance actively encourage its growth.

The WHO-WFP joint project aims to use the collective partnership framework with diverse stakeholders including the private sector to create an enabling environment supportive to crop production and increased access to predictable markets. The market system development approach will be utilized to strengthen and incentivize smallholder farmers within the agriculture sub-sector to move away from tobacco growing. The project will leverage the private sector led aggregation model that will be established, and the framework will be applicable when procurement is initiated or demanded within the UN system targeting farmers who have switched from growing tobacco to alternative crops. The project will also feed into a longer-term and wider effort to provide alternative livelihoods to farmers and workers involved in tobacco production.

The objective of this consultancy is to provide technical guidance to the implementation of the Alternative Livelihoods to Tobacco Growing: WHO-WFP joint project in Eastern Province.

2. Deliverables

Output 1: Provide technical guidance in the implementation of the project

Deliverable 1.1: Support WFP with targeted farmer trainings from production to markets.  Deliverable 1.2 Coordinate delivery of activities according to work plan and support partners and stakeholders (WHO, WFP, District Government and more) as needed

Deliverable 1.:3 Facilitate documentation (photo, video, reports) of project for reporting

Output 2:  Reporting on progress with project implementation

Deliverable 2.1: Support sensitisation of stakeholders on planned surveys, monitoring visits and other oversight missions

Deliverable 2.2: Contribute to development of project reports

Deliverable 2.3: Disseminate findings of the surveys conducted to relevant stakeholders

Output 3: Support mission logistics for technical team at WHO (HQ, RO, CO) and Government Officials in the district

Deliverable 3.1: Support the development of meeting programmes and mission itineraries in liaison with WFP Field Office.

Deliverable 3.2: Facilitate logistics (e.g., venues, invitation letters to stakeholders, meeting documentation) for all project events held in district

Deliverable 3.3: Ensure follow-up with stakeholders on action items identified in meetings/missions

Deliverable 3.4: Liaise with WFP Field Office and coordinate meetings between partners at the district level

Output 4: Contribute to promotion of the alternative livelihoods to tobacco growing project

Deliverable 4.1: Facilitate continuous sensitization of tobacco growing community about alternative livelihoods on the local radio stations

Deliverable 4.2: Contribute to the development of the fact sheets and all other documents in the project

Deliverable 4.3: Facilitate identification and orientation of the qualified civil society organization

Deliverable 4.4: Report cases of interference to the respective District Officials, Ministry of Health and WHO.



Essential: Completion of secondary school followed by Agriculture training.

Desirable: Practical three years experience working with farmers required.



At least three-years experience working in public health or agriculture.

Demonstrated experience in project management, agronomy, agriculture market systems, report writing, coordination with stakeholders and other partners.

Desirable: Knowledge of tobacco control and WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.

Experience in Program design and implementation

Essential Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Organized and action-oriented
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks at once

Desirable: Proven knowledge and application of research methodologies

Proficient in the use of office software packages

WHO Competencies

  • Team player
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
  • Result oriented

Languages and level required

(1)   English (Expert)

(2)   Fluent in local language widely spoken in Chipata, Eastern Province.


This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level

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Method of Application

This is a national technical position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.