Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities—our counterparts—to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues. In Senegal Counterpart since 2001 implements among others an integrated school feeding and nutrition project "McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition” financed by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) named SukaabeJanngo (Children of Tomorrow) (2018 – 2022) and a complementary project to support local food procurement entitled Transition of Food in School Canteens in Senegal (TACSS). Both projects will be implemented in the Saint-Louis region.
Counterpart International is seeking a LeadFacilitatorfor its USDA funded McGovern-Dole Food for Education and Local Regional Procurement programs in Senegal. With supportand under the supervision ofthe Program Manager, s/hewill work closely and synergistically with all the field subject matter expertsfor research and day to day implementationof the McGovern and Dole& LRPfield activities.
S/he will be responsible for supervising the facilitators (under his responsibility) in the implementation of field activities. S/he will have to coordinate, supervise and monitor the work of the facilitators and alsotake an active role in their training and capacity building
This position is based in Saint Louis (Dagana) region and open to local candidates only.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Main Duties and Responsibilities
• Supervise each month the workload of at least 8 facilitators in the implementation of activities at schools’ level and other beneficiary’s sites
• In collaboration with Program Manager, take the lead in planning, coordinating and monitoring facilitators’ workload/activities,
• Submit a monthly work plan to the Program Manager
• Submit monthly supervisory report to the Program Manager
• Conduct quality audits of activities at schools and other sites
• Consolidate monthly physical inventory at school store level,
• Verify at least twice a month through visit the level of implementation of activities and data collection in each school and other site in his area of responsibility (through visits, interviews ...)
• Ensure effective data collectionin schools
• Coordinate and support facilitatorsduring the drafting of their monthly reports
• Synchronize the collection and transmission of reports from schools and other sites in his/her area of responsibility,
• Contribute to assessing the resources needed to implement the facilitators' activities
• Contribute to the preparation of monthly coordination meetings andprovide leadership in monitoring field activities
• Coach facilitators and conduct relay training as needed toimprove performance,
• Monitor the effectiveness of the knowledge acquired by facilitators during training and evaluate their impact on management of schools in general and canteens in particular
• Foster collaboration among components and channel technical/sectoral experts needs to facilitators to ensure effective execution of activities,
• Ensure the collection and timely transmission of monthly reports from directors by the facilitators
• Contribute to the analysis and processing of the data transmitted by the facilitators
• Perform the first review of the collected data and ensure its validity and reliability
• Provide feedback on the implementation of monitoring and evaluation and serve as a resource person in solving problems identified in the field
• Participate in surveys carried out as part of the projects implemented by Counterpart International
• Assist the Commodity Officer in the writing of the monthly food inventory report.
• Carry out any other task required by the line Manager.
• Have at least auniversity degree (Bac + 3) plus proof of two to three years university studies in Project Monitoring and Management, Education,Health and Nutrition, Agriculture, Agribusiness, community development, Social Sciencesorequivalent;
• A minimum of three (3)years of working experience in implementingcommunity development/behavior change communication/advocacy projectsand managing micro-project at the grassroots level
• Experience and skills in accurate data collection including participatory approaches, conducting interviews, administering questionnaires, editing entries and cleaning data;
• A good experience in implementing school canteen and food security capacity building projects would be an asset.
• Experience in communicating with and educating adults
• Familiarity with evaluation methods and standards, preference given to USDA or USAID Evaluation Policy;
• High level of interpersonal and communication skills;
• Ability to work well in a team environment, as well as work effectively with civil society organizations, donors, project staff, and other beneficiaries;
• Being able to work in a culturally diverse culture and mitigate conflicts;
• Demonstrate ability to be a self starter e.g., work with a minimum of supervision, exercise judgment, meet deadlines and work under pressure;
• Demonstrate capacity to work well in a team environment;
• Strong organization skills with a problem-solving attitude;
• Be able to drive and ride a motorbike
• Must have a validmotorbike driving license
• Have a good knowledge of the area of intervention (Saint-Louis region)
• Fluency French and good knowledge in English are required.
• Fluency in Pulaar is a plus.
Individuals interested in working with Counterpart International on this project should apply at:
by submitting resume and cover letter(in one file) no later than 14 August, 2020. Please indicate “LeadFacilitator” in the subject of the email