Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 3:10 PM
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT Community Resource Manager, Senegal Food for Education Project Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Community Resource Manager for an anticipated US Department of Agriculture McGovern-Dole Food for Education project in Senegal. The proposed objective of the project is to reduce hunger and improve literacy and nutrition among school-age students, especially girls. The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description. Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. GENERAL: Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world. SALARY: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits. APPLICATIONS: Applicants should go to and submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Senegal Food for Education Community Resource Manager by February 7, 2018. Qualified Senegalese nationals and women are strongly encouraged to apply. Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted. EEOE/AA. Position Description POSITION TITLE: Community Resource Manager, Senegal Food for Education Project LOCATION: Senegal DEPARTMENT: Civil Society & Education REPORTS TO: Director of Education and Community Engagement, Senegal Food for Education Project Position Summary: The Community Resource Manager will be responsible for supporting implementation of a high-quality, results-oriented program focused on increasing literacy and quality education; reducing hunger and improving nutrition among primary school-aged students (especially girls), pregnant and lactating women, and children under five years old. in Senegal. The position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The Community Resource Manager is responsible for mobilizing local communities and creating actionable plans to sustain the school feeding program. Specific responsibilities include: Support planning and implementation of strategic and sustainable program activities Develop or adapt tools to foster community-based resource mobilization, including training materials for community groups, publicity materials to generate support, and accountability systems Manage the Village Savings and Loans, community gardens, and value chain aspects of the program Develop strategies for private sector resource mobilization, and secure targeted support in specific departments Ensure community mobilization activities are implemented on time and on budget Support the preparation and submission of timely and accurate activity reports to US Department of Agriculture and Winrock; Supervise district coordinators and liaise with partners, community leaders, and agriculture extension officers to mobilize resources and gain program buy-in and sustainability Support capacity building of community to acquire necessary supplies for program sustainability Provide technical assistance, support, and oversight to partner NGOs and CSOs; Provide technical assistance, support, and information to national and local government and education officials; Support monitoring and evaluation activities to measure impacts Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS: Successful candidates will have demonstrated experience in community and resource mobilization as well as relevant experience implementing development programs, preferably in West Africa. Specific experience and specialization in the areas of school feeding and creating/maintaining partnerships with local government, communities and CSOs is strongly desired. Education: Bachelor?s level degree required in international development, education, political science, or a relevant social science discipline. Technical Applicants must have a minimum of 5 years? experience working on development programs and demonstrated ability to mobilize community action. Experience in the West Africa region is required, and Senegal strongly preferred. Skills/Knowledge: Experience providing support to local organization/community capacity building to mobilize resources. Skilled in strategic planning, implementation, and training for Village Savings and Loans groups, parent teacher associations, and community gardeners Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills, problem solving, conflict, and ethical management skills. Fluency in French and Wolof is required. English skills a plus. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Computer literate in word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software (Microsoft).
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