Developing, managing, and sharing knowledge on natural resources, conflict, and peacebuilding
7 May 2017 | International Rescue Committee
The IRC has been working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) since 1996 and with headquarters in Kinshasa and field offices in the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu, Haut Katanga and Tanganyika, the IRC is one of the largest humanitarian actors in the DRC. The IRC aims to save lives, to strengthen Congolese institutions and to reinforce social cohesion through carefully designed and professionally-implemented programs.
With support from the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the IRC seeks to implement the Integrated Water Resource Management (IWRM) “Maji ya Amani” Program in the Ruzizi Plain in collaboration with its partners Search for Common Ground (SFCG) and ZOA. The program’s goal is to reduce conflict and increase stability in the Luberizi groupement of the Ruzizi Plain through increased and more equitable access to land and water for household and agricultural use leading to improved livelihood and food security outcomes, and improved governance around the use of the resources. The proposed intervention will benefit an estimated 28,800 people and the economic, food security and livelihoods component of the program is comprised of the following approaches: promotion of demand-driven agricultural commodities through the Farmer Field Schools (FFS) and the value chain/farming as a business approach, the promotion of village-saving loan associations (VSLA), creation of start-up small-scale enterprises for youth and women.
Scope of Work:
The ERD (Economic Recovery and Development) Coordinator will be responsible for the strategy development, program design, and technical support to ensure quality implementation, standardization, monitoring and evaluation of all the economic/food security-livelihoods activities in DRC. The ERD Coordinator will closely work with IWRM partners – and particularly with ZOA who is the primary implementer for the agricultural production component while IRC provides technical support on agricultural value chain development and farming as a business.
The ERD Coordinator reports to the IWRM Deputy Director. He / she will supervise the following staff: VSLA officers, livelihoods officers, value chain program manager and officer. The ERD coordinator will work closely with ZOA’s field staff and NNGO partner staff.
Supervision of value-chain assessments:
Overall program quality and strategic management:
Grants Management and Program Development:
Skills / Experience:
SECURITY SITUATION / HOUSING
This is an unaccompanied post based in Kamanyola / Luberizi, South Kivu. Comfortable and secure shared housing is provided by the IRC. The current security situation in eastern DR Congo is unpredictable and complex, but all possible measures are taken by the IRC to ensure staff safety and security.