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|Position reporting to: Project Manager – EuropeAID||Positions reporting to the POST: None|
|Contract type: Employment||Contract length: until 17/09/2017 (extendable)|
|Closing date: 01/06/2017||Location: Antakya, with regular travel to Gaziantep|
Save the Children is looking for an Agronomist to support with the design and implementation of a livelihoods programme in side Syria through local partners, aimed at minimising the economic impact of the Syria crisis and enhance resilience of the most vulnerable households. The Agronomist will play a critical role in the provision of agricultural-focused projects ensuring high quality, timely project design, and implementation of context specific-agricultural activities targeting conflict-affected communities inside Syria. The post holder will be responsible for leading assessments, capacity building of national teams, developing guidelines, tools, baseline assessments, end line surveys, providing technical support to the team in project design, implementation phases and ensuring high level coordination within and outside of the organisation. The post holder will take the leadership to monitor the major crop productions, contribute in pre and post-harvest assessments, and share lessons learnt with other partners – national and international.
The successful candidate will have strong expertise in early recovery interventions and livelihoods rehabilitation programmes with strong communication, irrigation techniques including solar panel energy, pre and post-harvest management of crops, farm management experience, coordination and representation skills; he/she will have good understanding of Syria/Middle East, experience in designing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of agronomy project. The post holder will be based in Antakya and would support Save the Children’s cross-border and in country FSL programming and ensure the integration of the programmes.
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:
- Program support (60%)
- Support the remote implementation and supervision of agricultural activities related to the project.
- Lead the selection of agriculture inputs, types of inputs (crop varieties) and provide technical support
- Facilitate the process of suppliers identification and ensure the quality of the inputs are meeting standards
- Ensure the timely delivery of agricultural inputs and efficient delivery mechanism are in place
- Day to day feedback with the national agronomist in-side Syria on the progress of agricultural activities
- Proactive monitoring of agricultural plants and plant fields starting from seeding until the harvest and post
harvest phases and take measures to protect plants from diseases and harmful insects
- Provide technical advice and guidance to partners operating activities across border into Syria.
- Participation in the preparation of guidelines in collaboration with team members
- Contribute in the pre and post-harvest assessments for major agricultural crops
- Support in identifying and analysing modes of transfer and modalities
- Capacity building (25%)
- Participate in the preparation of training materials and modules
- Train partner staff working on the project
- Ensure beneficiaries of the project are well trained and equipped with the necessary knowledge
III. Evidence building and documentation (10%)
- Develop the tools for baseline, mid-term, end line assessments and contribute in analysis stage
- Conduct post distribution monitoring in close collaboration with MEAL team working inside Syria
- Document success stories and human stories for the project
- Ensure lessons learnt and challenges documented
- SCI representation and Effective coordination (5%)
- Actively participate and contribute in coordination meetings, technical working groups (in Turkey)
- Actively advocate on the project by sharing reports and updates to the wider circle
- Provide explanations and the progresses to major actors, partners and donors
- Effective communication with FSL TA for all matters in related to the implementation of the project.
- Close collaboration and integration with other departments mainly WASH.
- Networking and strengthen workable relationship with other major partners and donors.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTES:
- Significant experience and a track record of success in delivering high quality emergency response programmes focusing on agriculture; water irrigation; solar energy; early recovery and resilience building programmes.
- Significant experience in the design and implementation of Agriculture programmes.
- Education to MSc/MA/MEng level in a relevant subject or equivalent field experience Agriculture and solar energy.
- Meet the minimum competencies of an emergency technical advisor on the SC emergencies roster.
- Sound understanding of and commitment to SC generic programme approaches and core standards in humanitarian response
- Ability to travel at short notice, occasionally to remote and insecure locations
- Experience of team management, in particular with local partners.
- Experience of project management and demonstrated monitoring and evaluation skills
- Experience of and commitment to working through systems of community participation and accountability
- Experience of representation and ability to represent SCI effectively in external forums.
- Experience of capacity building and mentoring.
- Experience of contingency planning/emergency preparedness planning.
- Experience of working within budget constraints.
- Highly developed writing skills (e.g. at level for producing an assessment report, donor report or proposal during a short time period)
- Strong communications skills in English (both written and verbal)
- Understanding and practical experience of the cluster approach at country and global level.
- Ability to work effectively across teams and departments
- Ability to analyse diverse information and develop recommendations for an appropriate response
- Commitment to SC’s mission, values and approach (includes child protection, equal opportunities and health and safety).
- An academic/professional qualification at post graduate level or equivalent in a relevant subject.
- Working knowledge of Arabic
- Experience in coordination at an interagency level
- Existing networks and contacts within the region.
Benefits Package provided to National Staff:
- Salary commensurate with the pay-grade of the position.
- Annual leave
- Medical Scheme, Accidental and Life insurance.
- Transportation (pick and drop facility)
- A motivating work environment
We need to keep children safe so our selection process reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
Please apply in English by sending your up to date CV with a cover letter as a single document explaining your salary expectations by sending to firstname.lastname@example.org and mention the position that you are applying for to the subject section. The advertisement will be closed on 1st June 2017 at 5:30 PM (Turkey local time). In order for an application to be considered valid, a copy of the residency/work permit card must be attached with the application.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
- Sektör Sivil Toplum