Project Manager


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Vacancy: Project Manager

Department: Programmes

Heifer International is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual
orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual
with disability.

Function

The Project Manager will play a key role in implementing the Development Fund of Norway supported
Scaling Up Climate Adapted Agriculture Project in Malawi and Mozambique Programme. He /she will
facilitate an increased climate resilience and well-being of rural communities through improving food
security and nutrition for rural households; increasing economic empowerment for rural households,
especially women, youth and marginalized groups; improving government services and legal frameworks in line with rural communities’ needs, rights and priorities; and facilitating increased influence and recognition of rural women and marginalized groups within their households, grassroots organizations and communities.

The Project Manager will lead the efficient project delivery at the field level. The position will also ensure
that the partners and stakeholders involved in the project are using recommended implementation approaches and methodologies. This position will facilitate participatory planning, development,
coordination, implementation, and monitoring of smallholder farmer-owned agribusinesses and
grassroots organizations in close collaboration and coordination with project staff and relevant partners
and stakeholders.

Essential Character Traits

Team player, creative, self-driven, high integrity, accountable and good communicator

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources Management, or a relevant field,
  • Minimum five (5) years working in agriculture development, climate change, and or environmental
    management
  • Experience in project management, budgeting, and implementation.

Preferred Requirements

a) Technical expertise in regenerative, climate-smart agriculture and or natural resources management
in agriculture.

b) Willingness and openness to working in the agriculture sector in rural areas.

c) Ability to influence and engage effectively with the private sector, local authorities, and governmental
partners.

d) Excellent planning, organizational and time management skills, able to work well under pressure
both proactively and prioritize a challenging workload

Most Critical Proficiencies

a) A good understanding of the agriculture sector and the enabling and commercial drivers that may be
key to success.

b) A good understanding and appreciation of the gender, youth, and technology themes in agriculture

c) Experience working with smallholder farmers, farmer groups, cooperatives and grassroots organisations in capacity building, agribusiness finance and marketing of agri-produce.

d) Resources management – organizing, training, and managing farmer groups.

e) Communications and reporting, including ensuring appropriate information is collected, communicated, managed, and archived effectively.

f) Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

g) Excellent skills with Microsoft Office.

Essential Job Functions and Physical Demands

a) Preparing and presenting project reports and presentations in a well-designed and attractive format
with superior attention to detail.

b) Demonstrated creativity, ability to think systematically, willingness and ability to incorporate
innovative solutions.

c) Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work cooperatively, tactfully, and
diplomatically with culturally diverse groups of people.

d) Constant face-to-face, telephone, and electronic communication with colleagues both within and
outside of Malawi.

e) May require constant sitting, working at a computer, focusing for extended periods, and performing
office work in the field and/or in remote conditions.

f) Ability to manage and execute multiple tasks with little supervision while meeting strict deadlines.

g) Working with sensitive information and maintaining confidentiality.

h) Willingness to work with a flexible schedule.

i) Willingness to travel both locally and internationally.

APPLY: https://www.heifer.org/about-us/careers.html no hand delivered applications will be reviewed

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 19th November, 2021

 

 

To apply for this job please visit www.heifer.org .

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