SNV is a not-for-profit international development organization, working in Agriculture, Energy, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. Founded in the Netherlands in 1965, we have built a long-term, local presence in more than 30 countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America. Our global team of local and international advisors works with local partners to equip communities, businesses and organizations with the tools, knowledge and connections they need to increase their incomes and gain access to basic services – empowering them to break the cycle of poverty and guide their own development.
SNV is preparing for an exciting new project focusing on changing the business models in cotton, dairy and horticulture production systems. The project, which is to start in January 2020 is a three year project. Working with companies, SMEs and farmers, the new project brings together lessons from previous achievements in climate smart agriculture and renewable energy and works on proving the premise that an integrated private sector approach to climate change can be commercially viable and environmentally sustainable:
Integrated Soil Fertility Management + Agroforestry + Bio-slurry + Renewable Energy + Irrigation=More climate friendly, stable & higher yields
Overview of the Position
The project team consists of a Project Manager based in Lusaka, three Field Coordinators each based in a field office, CSA and RE officers, M&E and gender specialists. The field offices will be in Katete (cotton), Mazabuka (dairy), Mumbwa (horticulture), although this is subject to confirmation. Each Field Coordinator will be the focal point for one value chain and one of the three following cross-cutting topics: inclusive business (IB), renewable energy (RE), or youth employment (OYE). This means each Field Coordinator supports the rest of the project team with his/her respective cross-cutting topic. The field coordinators works with a team of CSA Renewable energy officers, and with stakeholders from private sector and government institutions. He/She reports to the Project Manager.
Liaise with the value chain company partnering with the project and coordinate activities with them
Design, budget and implement activities on Climate Smart Practices and Services in the focus areas and alignment with the operational plan,
Network and synergize with regional stakeholders to promote the project’s objectives.
Provide Backstopping on Inclusive Business to the other project field offices
Build the capacities of sector stakeholders and institutionalizing sector functions,
Lead Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning efforts,
Lead administrative day to day operations of the field office.
Assure the quality of implementation in the field.
- Masters’ level education with minimum 7 years working experience OR a Bachelors’ degree with 10 years professional experience,
- Proven track record with over 3 years of experience in renewable energy technologies and productive use in rural Zambia,
- At least two years of demonstrated managerial experience,
- Practical experience in one of the following topics Agriculture (Climate Smart), Youth (self) Employment and Gender,
- Strong communication skills and ability to negotiate and moderate with senior officials and representatives,
- Founded knowledge and/or experience in energy efficiency auditing is an asset,
- Given the strong business focus of the project, private sector experience is very much welcomed,
- ICT / Computer Literacy,
Fluency in written and oral English, proficiency in multiple local languages is an asset.
Please submit your application on or before 10th Jaunary, 2020 if you wish to be considered for this position.