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Islands of Peace is a Belgian non-government and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development worldwide.
Project Coordinator Job Vacancy at Islands of Peace
Highly qualified – Project Coordinator
1. Presentation of Islands of Peace (Iles de Paix)Islands of Peace (IDP) is a Belgian non-government and non-profit organization dedicated to promoting sustainable development worldwide. Currently Islands of Peace works in 6 countries: Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Peru, Uganda and Tanzania. Islands of Peace also conducts activities in Belgium such as advocacy and development education. Islands of Peace supports the emergence of sustainable food systems, that is, the promotion of systems of production, marketing and consumption of food which guarantee the right to food for all without compromising the economic, social and environmental foundations necessary for the food and nutritional security of the future generations. It also specifies that: Islands of Peace supports in particular small family farmers, who are the most directly impacted by poverty and food insecurity; Islands of Peace adopts, in a comprehensive manner, the principles of agro ecology as a pathway leading towards a transition to sustainable food systems, considering that agro ecology is strongly linked to the concept of the right to food and produces proven results, particularly for vulnerable populations.To support this transition, IDP focuses on three interrelated strategies. Firstly, support small-scale farmers in enhancing, expanding, and diversifying their production through agroecological practices, aiming to improve resilience to climate change. Secondly, to support farmers in upgrading storage, processing, and marketing capacities, aligning with agroecological principles. This involves providing access to credit and creating local, green, and decent jobs. Lastly, IDP promotes a conducive environment for sustainable food systems by engaging in advocacy efforts, raising awareness among public and decision makers, and mobilizing consumers and authorities towards sustainable practices. Special emphasis is placed on empowering women and youth for active participation in the social and economic aspects of farming.In Tanzania, Islands of Peace has been established and officially recognized as an International NGO since 2015, actively engaged in implementing various projects in the Arusha Region. Notable programs include the Maisha Bora program (2015-2019), Kilimo Endelevu program (2017-2021), Kilimo Endelevu+ program (2020-2023), Kilimo Endelevu Arusha program (2022 – 2026), Kilimo Endelevu Arusha + program (2023 – 2026), and Maji kwa Chakula (2023-2024).Islands of Peace has developed close relationships with local, regional and national authorities but also with national and international civil society actors. In the frame of its programs’ implementation, Islands of Peace collaborates with IITA-Africa RISING, World Vegetable Center, ECHO East Africa, Farm Radio International, Trias, Rikolto and others.Islands of Peace is member of Tanzanian networks promoting sustainable agriculture and agroecology including Tanzania Organic Agriculture Movement (TOAM), Tanzanian Alliance for Biodiversity (TABIO) and Participatory Ecological Land Use Management (PELUM). IDP is also an active member of Arusha Collaborators for Agroecology Forum (ACAF) and the Arusha Sustainable Food Systems platform.In its commitment to enhancing efficiency in promoting sustainable food systems through agroecology, Islands of Peace is currently recruiting for the following positions:
- Project Coordinator – 1
Position 1: Project Coordinator
Duty Station: Arusha with frequent trips to the intervention area (Arusha Rural and Karatu Districts)
- Main Responsibilities
The main Responsibilities of the Project Coordinator will be as follows;
Develop and implement a comprehensive project plan with the collaboration with partners and other stakeholders according to the scope, and objectives of the project.
Coordination of the project activities in a timely manner through collaborative relationship with partners and stakeholders.
Monitoring and management of the project following the organisation established system also continuous follow up through field visits, exchange of information with partners, local actors and development authorities.
Financial Management of the project, that is to say to ensure the proper use and allocation of resources for project implementation. The coordinator with work closely with the Program Manager and Finance department to ensure proper and efficient utilisation of resources.
Organizing with partners reporting schedule and consolidate the reports as per organisation guideline.
- Required Qualification
- Education and aptitude
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agronomy, Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Food Systems, Biodiversity, Natural Resources Management, Project Management, Nutrition or all related fields (Agroecology and Food systems will be our center of focus);
Demonstrated technical ability, sound judgment and ability to work effectively with others at all levels;
Excellent communication and presentation skills in Swahili and English;
Firm belief in teamwork, gender equality and sustainable development;
Computer skills particularly Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point;
- Job related experience and knowledge
At least three years of experience in coordinating project related to Agroecology / Sustainable Agriculture / Sustainable Food Systems projects;
Good experience in projects management particularly working different actors e.g. with farmers and farmer’ organizations, market agents and local development actors.
Good experience of capacity building of farmers and farmer organizations;
Experience working in rural setting;
Experience with project monitoring and evaluation of agriculture related projects;
2. Mode of application
Interested candidates are invited to send their application electronically to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Put the following subject in your message: Islands of Peace / Application / Project Coordinator or Accounts Officer.
The application should include:
A cover letter indicating how minimum qualifications are met and why you are the best candidate for the position;
A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) with 3 referees from employers or direct supervisors;
Please do not send additional attachments or copies (i.e. academic transcripts or professional certificates) at this time. Electronic applications should not exceed 2MB.
You may apply no later than 11th of February 2024. This is an immediate opening so no applications will be accepted after this date. No phone calls or in-person applications will be accepted. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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