Team: Programs | Commitment: Career | Location: Zimbabwe

Assets Coordinator (Engineer)

Program Description:

Amalima is a five-year, USD $43 million USAID Food for Peace (FFP) funded Development Food Security Activity in Matabeleland.

Amalima activities contribute to three strategic objectives:

·         SO 1: Household access to, and availability of food improved

·         SO 2: Community resilience to shocks improved

·         SO 3: Nutrition and health among pregnant and lactating women, boys and girls under 2 improved

Amalima is implemented by a consortium of two national and three international partners, led by CNFA.  The project is managed from a head office in Bulawayo with satellite offices in Tsholotsho, Gwanda, and Plumtree. 

 

Job description:

Community Assets are a central component of Strategic Objective 2: Community resilience to shocks improved.  Assets, implemented by communities through cash for assets or food for assets modalities, include small dams, irrigation schemes, dip tanks, erosion control measures, grazing land clearance, etc. The Assets Coordinator provides technical oversight for implementation of community asset production, from design to completion, and collaborates with district teams to manage day to day site works.  The Assets Coordinator will be based in Bulawayo and report to the Amalima Agriculture and Livelihoods manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee implementation of all Amalima community asset activities;
  • Identify and supervise consultant engineers as required;
  • Ensure production of sound technical designs and bills of quantities for all assets;
  • Conduct environmental assessments in coordination with Environment and Resilience Specialist;
  • Liaise with relevant technical authorities to acquire requisite construction approvals;
  • Coordinate reporting and track progress with district team leaders, field officers, and consultant engineers;
  • Monitor field sites regularly, ensuring adherence to plans, safety practices, etc.;
  • Maintain project files and updated records of work progress and labor tracking;
  • Coordinate with procurement team to ensure materials are procured and delivered to sites;
  • Coordinate with finance department to ensure cash payments (or with commodities department to for food distributions) are made accurately in a timely manner;
  • Contribute to quarterly and annual narrative reports;
  • Provide engineering support to other Amalima activities as required; and
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Chief of Party

Skills and Qualifications:

  • University degree in Engineering;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience designing and overseeing rural construction projects in Zimbabwe;
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team and produce high quality outputs;
  • Specific experience with dams, irrigation schemes and dip tanks strongly preferred;
  • Experience implementing NGO cash for work or food for work projects with community labour strongly preferred;
  • Experience with USAID programs preferred;
  • Ndebele language skills and experience in Matabeleland strongly preferred; and
  • Private sector and/or government experience valued.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.