Job Title: Field Coordinator, Resilience.
Location:   Ramu Upazilla, Cox’s Bazar.
Duration:      February 2019 to March 2020
Project name: Feed the Future Bangladesh Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Project (LPIN).
Reports to: Senior Livestock Market System Specialist.

Since 1963 and in 146 countries, ACDI/VOCA has empowered people in developing and transitional nations to succeed in the global economy. Based in Washington, D.C., ACDI/VOCA is a nonprofit international development organization that delivers technical and management assistance in agribusiness, financial services, enterprise development, community development and food security in order to promote broad-based economic growth and vibrant civil society.

Field Coordinator, Resilience:

We are seeking a Field Coordinator, Resilience for our USAID Feed the Future Livestock Production for Improved Nutrition Project. The Field Coordinator, Resilience will be responsible for all aspects of LPIN program management and program implementation in Cox’s bazar district. S/he will work closely with the LPIN senior management team, STTA, volunteers, as well as partner organizations, Local Government Institutions to provide continuing technical and implementation management support at field level.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead and act as the Primary Point of Contact at respective district for collaboration and coordination with local government institutions, private sectors and other development organizations as well as reporting of project activities.
  • Provide support to project and partner staff to select Community agents (CA) and livestock service providers (LSP) and assist in planning to build capacity of the selected community agents and livestock service providers through organizing, facilitating training and other relevant events.
  • Support field staff, CAs, LSPs, network of religious leaders and other livestock and nutrition related stakeholders to achieve quality outcomes by developing a network between the farmers, PSEs, Community Agents (CA), and LSPs as well as providing relevant technical advices.
  • Facilitate the technical trainings on improved production technologies as well as establish demonstrations on new and improved livestock technologies
  • Administer Social Behavior Change and nutrition awareness campaigns, assist in planning and follow up other nutrition focused activities
  • Networking with local government agencies like DLS, Women Affairs Department, Public Health and Nutrition, Private Sectors, LGI, Market actors and other Partner Organizations at district/Upazila level.
  • Conduct regular field visit, share findings, and develop/ follow-up action plan for further improvement of outreach activities.
  • Participate and arrange meetings required with the network of agencies working with the Rohingya crisis as an when necessary and relevant.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant disciplines but preferably in livestock/ Nutrition and food science.
  • Minimum of five years of management and technical experiences in working livestock sectors with market system approach.
  • Prior experience working with USAID FtF funded project.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of implementation of livestock development related activities with the understanding of the importance of gender equality.
  • Work experience in south-western part of Bangladesh such as Cox’s Bazar and Bandarban.
  • Should have valid motorcycle driving license and ability to travel motorbikes.
  • Fluency in English and Bangla written and oral.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

 

How to apply

To be considered for this recruitment, please submit a resume to: jobs@acdivocalpin.org by January 15, 2019 with Field Coordinator, Resilience in the email subject line. Resumes should list long-term employment history and any relevant short-term consulting work. No phone calls would be entertained. Only finalists will be contacted. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

“ACDI/VOCA is an equal opportunity organization”