World Health Organization (WHO)
Field Clerk: Alternative Livelihood Project Zambia
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
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.
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.
3. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
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
- 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
- Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.
- A written test may be used as a form of screening.
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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.