Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT)

Livelihood Field Officer

Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT)
Mar. 12, 2023
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Job Description

FACT seeks the services of a Livelihoods Field Officer detailed below;

Reports to: Project Coordinator District: Buhera Project Summary: FACT‘s livelihood project intends to empower young people in rural wards of Buhera district with opportunities for livelihood initiatives, self-employment and capacitating them with business management skills. Young people will be involved through a participatory approach to decide on livelihood interventions that suit them most, with the support of church and community leaders through the church and community transformation (CCT) process. The livelihood activities will largely focus on improving their farming/horticultural information and skills as well as other income-generating activities using the Self-Help Group approach. To minimize the effects of climate change, the project will adopt climate-sensitive farming methods such as minimum tillage, mulching, the use of renewable energy for drawing irrigation water, and the adoption of organic farming.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • The LFO will be responsible for the overall rollout of livelihood activities in selected wards of the district, ensuring project activities and milestones are well met.
  • Work closely with relevant government ministries who will provide technical support during project implementation.
  • Conduct Community mobilisation and training on farming/horticulture.
  • Establish and monitor Self Help Groups.
  • Develop project material and compile project reports and impact stories.
  • Mobilise churches in the community to provide holistic ministry for their communities, through the church and community transformation (CCT) process.
  • Supervise and should be able to work with community volunteers.
  • Conduct monitoring and verification visits to project sites as well as update beneficiary database.

Qualifications and Experience

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture, agriculture economics, or any other related field from a recognized institution of learning.
  • Specialized experience in working with savings groups.
  • At least 2 years relevant experience in community development focusing on sustainable livelihood approaches, project monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning.
  • The incumbent must demonstrate experience of working with caregivers, young people and the socially excluded members of the community.
  • Exhibit strong analytic; computer and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team is essential.
  • Must demonstrate sound training expertise and skills in a cross-cultural setting.
  • The ability to ride a motorbike is an advantage.


How to Apply

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Deadline: 12 March 2023

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Family AIDS Caring Trust (FACT)

Family AIDS Caring Trust Zimbabwe (FACT) is a Christian based organisation that was instituted in 1987 as Zimbabwe’s first AIDS Service Organisation pioneering the HIV response in Zimbabwe. Since establishment, FACT Zimbabwe has been a leading National HIV and development organisation implementing various projects directly and through partnerships. The organisations programming focuses on 4 strategic pillars Safeguarding and Sustainable Livelihoods (SSL), Health and Well-being (HW), Strategic Information and Research (SIR) and Organisational Efficiency and Effectiveness (OEE).

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