Agriculture and Livelihood Lead – Burkina Faso

Burkina Faso
Apply by 24 July 2018
Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 6 June 2018

Job Description

Project Description:

CNFA is currently accepting applications for an Agriculture and Livelihood Lead for an anticipated Food for Peace Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Burkina Faso. The anticipated project will be a five-year project to improve and sustain food and nutrition security in the Centre Nord region of Burkina Faso through addressing the underlying causes of chronic food insecurity.

Position duties and responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, develop, and strengthen DFSA’s strategic and technical leadership in food security and livelihoods by conducting situational analysis and assessment, identifying priorities and providing support in designing DFSA interventions;
  • Provide technical input for project implementation activities and participate in project management meetings to ensure integrated interventions and implementation;
  • Build team capacity by planning and conducting technical trainings for field staff;
  • Support the field and home office teams in identifying and solving technical difficulties, drafting reports to capture gaps, challenges, and opportunities in project execution;
  • In coordination with the program team, develop, execute, and monitor work plans for agriculture and livelihood activities;
  • Represent CNFA and provide technical inputs for DFSA related national/international events, and stakeholders’ meetings.

Position qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including agriculture, agriculture economics, international development, food security, or a related field;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on similar projects focused on food security and livelihoods; experience working on USAID or other donor-funded programs preferred;
  • Experience overseeing activities related to agriculture, non-agricultural employment, and livelihoods;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector;
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English and French; knowledge of local language(s) preferred;
  • Experience working in Burkino Faso, preferred.

About the Organization

Founded in 1985, CNFA manages a portfolio of nearly $300 million in 18 countries. CNFA applies market-system approaches that engage local stakeholders to strengthen value chains and increase incomes, competitiveness, and employment for smallholder farmers and agribusinesses. CNFA programs strengthen the organizational and technical capacity of agribusinesses, cooperatives, and associations (including women’s and youth groups) to support farmers and promote the uptake of improved technologies and techniques to enhance productivity and natural resource management. We improve business and management practices of farmers and agribusiness and increase their access to affordable financial services. We also facilitate strong business linkages between smallholders and suppliers of quality inputs, service providers, buyers, and profitable markets.

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