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    Joram Jojo
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    DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO

    MINISTRY OF RURAL DEVELOPMENT
    The Minister

    NOTICE OF CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
    N ° 10/001 / PROADER / MINIDER / DR / 2020.
    SUPPORT PROJECT FOR INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT OF THE RURAL ECONOMY
    (PROADER)
    TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR COORDINATION UNIT STAFF
    NATIONAL OF THE PROJECT AND THE THREE ANTENNAS
    (MATADI, KIKWIT and MBUJIMAYI)

    The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo has received funding from the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), as part of the implementation of the PROADER Integrated Rural Economy Development Support Project (Project: P -CD-AB0-007), through the Ministry of Rural Development. Part of this fund granted as a Donation and Loan will be used for the recruitment of members of the National Project Coordination Unit (U.C.N) and the three Antennas (Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi).

    The overall objective of the Project is to promote a dynamic and prosperous rural economy through the improvement of socio-economic agricultural and rural services, the diversification and enhancement of agricultural production. To achieve this objective, PROADER’s actions will revolve around the following components: A. Strengthening of local governance and Intentional Capacities; B. Promotion of Productive and Social Investments and C. Project coordination and management.

    The total cost of the Project, including the physical and financial contingencies is estimated at 49.99 million Units of Account (UA), or 65.29 million US dollars The project will be financed mainly by an ADF loan (No. 2100150042200) from the Bank for UA 39.99 million and an ADF grant (N ° 2100155040570) in the amount of UA 2.100 million; the Congolese Government will contribute UA 6.84 million, or US $ 9.40 million, corresponding to taxes and duties on the import of goods and equipment likely to be acquired under the Project. Beneficiaries and ETDs will contribute UA 0.56 million, or US $ 0.75 million, in contribution in kind. The project will be carried out over a period of 6 years.

    The Minister of Rural Development has launched a recruitment notice for the staff of the National Project Coordination Unit (UCN) based in Kinshasa and three Antennas based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Only people of Congolese nationality from the public or private sectors are entitled to present their candidacies. For equal competence, preference will be given to women.

    Those selected will sign fixed-term employment contracts of one (1) year, renewable with the Rural Development Administration. Performance appraisals will be made every six (6) months.

    The application files must be composed of:

    a motivation letter for the position concerned;
    a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), in triplicate, updated with three (3) reference persons (full names, E-mail addresses as well as telephone numbers), dated and signed;
    a certificate of physical fitness;
    certified true copies of diplomas and work certificates
    justifying the experience acquired.

    The files, under closed envelope, will be sent to the Project Management Unit
    and Public Procurement of the Ministry of Rural Development, to the addresses
    following (mentioning the desired position on the envelope and A Mister
    Permanent Secretary of the Project and Contract Management Unit
    Public):

    – N ° 1211 du Croisement des Avenues the Premier Mall and Lieutenant-Colonel Lukusa in the commune of Gombe in Kinshasa Capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

    – Tel: (+243) 84 47 03 256; (+243) 81 59 94 972

    – To the email address: [email protected]

    – At the offices of the Provincial Inspectors for Rural Development (Kongo Central, Kwilu, Kwango, Maindombe, Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental provinces).

    – Date of publication: 04/01/2020

    – Closing date: 04/22/2020 at 4:00 p.m.

    The selection will be made in two (2) phases:

    – The first will consist of a preselection of files;

    – The second concerns only the candidates selected during the
    pre-selection of files, will consist of an interview with members of the
    Recruitment commission. Below, the profile of the planned positions:

    PROADER National Coordination Unit

    – Place of employment: Kinshasa

    – Positions and profiles:

    Project Manager

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Secretary General for Rural Development and Chairman of the Steering Committee, the supervision of the Director of Rural Economy, National Coordinator, the Project Manager is responsible for resource management, planning, the organization, coordination, control and implementation of all Project activities with a view to achieving the objectives set. He / she ensures that the general implementation of the activities takes place according to the terms and conditions contained in different contracts / agreements.

    He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract of one year renewable

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: planning and coordinating the activities of the
    Project for the achievement of its objectives and expected results and
    the application of its poverty targeting strategy, gender equity and youth participation; maintain integrity and transparency in the allocation and use of funds for activities and purposes contributing to the achievement of project objectives; maintain transparency in major technical and project management decisions by periodically leading an internal committee comprising UCN executives; oversee the administrative, financial and accounting management of the project; manage the designated account with the designated co-signers, and ensure a financial flow suitable to meet the needs of the project; manage and evaluate the staff of the UCN and three Antennas and ensure their continuous training; supervise the recruitment of consultants responsible for supporting the project and monitor and evaluate their services; provide continuous information on the progress of the project to national, provincial authorities, farmers’ organizations, partners and service providers; review and approve the pre-qualification files of the project partners, the bidding documents, the contracts, the memoranda of understanding, the conventions and the specifications on the basis of the technical specifications and the terms of reference prepared by the executives of the ‘UCN; sign contracts, conventions and memoranda of understanding and supervise their execution in order to achieve the expected results; verify that the procurement of goods and services comply with national procedures and ADB directives; organize and support missions of technical support, supervision, external monitoring, mid-term review, audit and ensure the follow-up of their recommendations; organize work, information and negotiation sessions with Project partners; coordinate monitoring and evaluation of the execution of field activities with the Monitoring and Evaluation Expert; ensure the proper preparation of periodic activity reports of operators, partners and their reception by the UCN, within the deadlines provided for in the contracts; consolidate, with the support of the Administrative and Financial Assistant and the Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, the semi-annual and annual reports of physical and financial achievements and the internal monitoring and evaluation reports and submit them, in due time to the Steering Committee and the AfDB; coordinate the development of annual work plans and budget based on the progress of the project and the results to be achieved; prepare and participate in meetings of the Steering Committee to discuss the annual progress and planning of the project and present the AWPB and the annual report to the Steering Committee in order to obtain its endorsement; seek, exploit synergies and complementarities with national and provincial initiatives supported by the Government and technical and financial partners with a view to amplifying the impact of the project and increasing the efficiency of its execution.

    Qualifications required – Diploma: Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 5) in agronomy, agricultural economics, rural development, environment, or equivalent field as minimum requirement. Having been, with satisfaction, Project Manager in a similar project would be an asset.

    Experience: Have a minimum of ten (10) years of appropriate professional experience and demonstrate progressive development in terms of responsibilities and skills for managing agricultural development programs, including at least five (5) years of experience in program management.

    Significant experience (at least 1 project) in designing, implementing, and / or coordinating programs in the agricultural and rural sector, food security and livelihoods as a minimum requirement.

    Skills: Excellent management skills and leadership of field work teams. Excellent communication and networking skills. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: the position of Project Manager is based in Kinshasa.

    Computer scientist (1)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the National Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Project Manager and the Experts in the various areas of the project, the Computer Scientist is responsible for managing the project database, he will liaise with the Antennas to ensure that the project’s IT equipment is functional and properly installed.

    He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    Initiate, create and administer the project database; provide all technical assistance in the implementation of adequate IT systems; providing support to users of the project computers (U.C.N, and three Antennas); provide technical assistance in the development of technical specifications for the acquisition of goods and services related to computer equipment; assess any additional requirements for IT equipment (hardware and software); State the needs for computer consumables; ensure the security of computer hardware, software and project data (antivirus, backup, update, access control) and ensure the maintenance of equipment; implement the database for project monitoring and evaluation; assist Experts in the use of the IT tool; collaborate with other experts to design visibility activities and carry out the project
    (posters, leaflets, brochures); implement the information system
    geographic (SIG PROADER) and ensure the transfer of skills to
    beneficiaries; administer the local area network (LAN) and internet (WAN); ensure the
    consolidation and regular backup of the project’s accounting bases; participate in the preparation of various reports and budgets for the project; Write and present monthly and detailed activity reports; identify the problems encountered by internal and external users involved in the project and propose solutions; manage project messaging. Perform any task within its competence requested by the Project Coordinator and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the National Coordination Unit of the project.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 3) in computer science (database and network management) or any other diploma recognized as equivalent as a minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of five (5) years of appropriate professional experience and demonstrate progressive development in IT and database management, including at least three (3) years of experience as a pool manager IT and data management in a public institution and / or in a development project, financed by TFPs (AfDB, WB, FAO, FIDA, etc.) or similar.

    Skills: Excellent competence in the field of management information technology. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation, PowerPoint, Access). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: The IT position is based in Kinshasa.

    Communication Expert (R.Com)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the National Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Project Manager and Experts in the various areas of the project, the Communication Expert is responsible for internal as well as external communication, which will manifest the project activities and successes, while strengthening the capacities of partners and the project team in the areas of PROADER / ADB communication practices; in addition, he will have to liaise with the Antennas to ensure that the achievements of the project are documented and shared.

    He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: Initiating, programming, leading and contributing to the evaluation of communication actions relating to the development of a project communication plan, the organization and operation of structures promotion of the project vis-à-vis public and private institutions, partners, users and different audiences, to the circulation of information within the project; document the achievements of PROADER by producing articles, videos, blogs and photographers for the project, MINIDER, BAD and local partners; ensure that all project communications follow ADB standards by
    format and marking material; support the actions of
    communication / awareness raising carried out by the various components and sub-components of the project; develop and nurture PROADER / ADB success stories and build the capacity of staff and partners regarding the requirements for these stories; liaise with the AfDB mission to receive communication advice and share communication materials; provide technical support to partners to improve the visibility of the project; serve as a point of contact for the media (written, audiovisual and online press) requesting information on PROADER; Give opinions on matters within its competence; write periodic reports on its activities; perform any task within its competence requested by the Project Coordinator and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the Project Coordination Unit.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 3) in journalism,
    communication, public relations, law, rural development, cultural animation or equivalent field as minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of five (5) years of appropriate professional experience and demonstrate progressive development in communication, including at least three (3) years of experience as press officer, communications officer or advisor in communication in a public institution and / or in a development project, financed by TFPs (AfDB, WB, FAO, FIDA, etc.) or other similar.

    Abilities: Excellent communication skills, knowing how to listen and animate the different communication activities; know how to film and photograph professionally; knowledge of the field related to PROADER communication. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: the position of Communication Expert is based in Kinshasa.

    Expert in Skills Development and Entrepreneurship

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the National Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Project Manager, the Expert in Skills Development and Entrepreneurship is responsible for coordinating activities related to agricultural value chains / employment. He participates in the management and execution of the project.

    He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    Development of annual project activity programs under the components
    agricultural entrepreneurship (structuring of value chains and development of commercial links, youth entrepreneurship, economic empowerment of rural women, and dissemination of climate-resilient technologies in conjunction with other services and partners; responsible for formalizing the consideration of aspects empowerment of rural and gender women in all project activities; contribution to the definition of gender-disaggregated data for monitoring indicators; development of annual training programs for producers, groups, etc.; definition of training topics ; development of training modules; recruitment of service providers; implementation and monitoring of the various programs; formalizing support for community structures, in particular, in relation to the objectives of empowerment and accountability sought; monitoring of producers and collectivi tees supervised by the project; evaluation of the groups and structures formed; capacity building advice; contribution to the dissemination of technological packages at the operator level and participation in the development of training modules; monitoring the development of hydro-agricultural infrastructure; determination of the means to be implemented (equipment, inputs, training, research and development, technical sheets, etc.) to achieve the set production objectives; coordination of the research and development program aimed at increasing soil fertility and the profitability of developments, perimeters, gardens; support for the organization of marketing and initiation of market studies, in close consultation with partners, in support of production chains; identify local economic initiatives carried by young people and women, and formulate specific support to provide in the areas of intervention of the project; support the structuring and revitalization of women’s groups, implementation of strategies to facilitate the integration of women in all consultative bodies; Meet with project partners on a regular basis to assess progress and recommend adjustments to initial approaches ; communicate on value chains with thematic technical notes; the organization of sharing meetings on project approaches and results; close contacts with the various decentralized rural development services as well as with partners working in the areas within its area of ​​competence; animation and monitoring of the implementation of protocols; supervision and monitoring of agricultural technicians from NGOs and technical services involved in the implementation of the project; Participation in liaison with the procurement officer, in the preparation of invitations to tender and monitoring of planning and management service contracts related to its field of activity; identification of disadvantaged and marginalized groups, and formulation of specific support to provide in the areas of intervention of the project; transversal support for the various project frameworks, and specific directives to support the execution of interventions; implementation of specific strategies in the area of ​​land tenure security; drafting periodic execution reports. Perform any task within its competence requested by the Coordinator / or Project Manager and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the National Coordination Unit of the project.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 5) in agronomic sciences, agricultural / rural economics, rural development, environment, economic and social law, or equivalent field as minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of five (5) years of appropriate professional experience and demonstrate progressive development in production and value chains, agricultural and rural entrepreneurship, including at least three (3) years of experience with the private sector. Experience working with TFPs (AfDB, WB, FAO, FIDA, etc.).

    Skills: Excellent management skills and leadership of field work teams. Excellent communication and networking skills. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: the position of Expert in Skills Development and Entrepreneurship is based in Kinshasa.

    Rural Infrastructure Expert (R.I.R)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the National Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Project Manager, the Rural Infrastructure Expert is responsible for the implementation of the activities of the Structuring Infrastructure Development sub-component. including the rehabilitation of rural roads, the construction of infrastructure for access to drinking water and sanitation as well as the construction of storage and packaging stores for the benefit of the project’s stakeholders. He participates in the management and execution of the project. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: Contributing to the preparation of the AWPB of the project; participate in and coordinate the planning rural infrastructure planning activities of the project; assist the National Coordination Unit of the project in the development, monitoring and evaluation of partnership agreements with local communities and provincial public technical services; prepare the Terms of Reference concerning the services of studies and control of works for the realization of the various infrastructures (infrastructures of opening up, infrastructures of access to drinking water, and sanitation, and storage and conditioning warehouses) ; examine and approve the study reports of various infrastructures as well as the progress reports provided by the contracting authority providers (Works control office, technical services); participate in the procurement process for the various rural infrastructures; oversee the execution of the various infrastructure contracts and ensure in collaboration with local communities, the sectoral technical departments concerned; support the organization of beneficiaries of collective infrastructure in association of users, the establishment of infrastructure management committees and capacity building activities (preparation of TOR, organization and supervision of training, etc.) of members of these committees; oversee the management and maintenance activities of the various infrastructures as well as the operation of the various management and maintenance committees; write periodic reports (monthly, quarterly and annual) on the implementation of the activities of the structural infrastructure sub-component; participate in the preparation and organization of participatory monitoring and evaluation workshops and provide full collaboration in monitoring and evaluation and supervision missions of PROADER; maintain close relations with the Administrative Authorities, local communities, stakeholders in the agricultural value chains, decentralized public services and other project partners; perform any task within its competence requested by the Project Coordinator and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the Project Coordination Unit.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma, Bac + 5 level or equivalent in civil engineering, rural engineering or construction.

    Experience: Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience
    suitable in the field of planning, design and supervision of rural infrastructure works, especially rural roads. Justify a minimum of: (i) 3 references in the design and / or monitoring of the implementation of rehabilitation works on rural roads; (ii) 2 (two) in the design and / or monitoring of the implementation of drilling works for the supply of drinking water in rural areas; (iii) 2 references in the elaboration of consultation files (consultancy service and tender documents for works) including 1 references for the rehabilitation of rural roads and 1 references for the drilling works.

    Abilities: Excellent knowledge of facilitation, negotiation, mobilization of the population and gender analysis and its application to development projects. Good command of the computer tool (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation, GIS) and assisted drawing software (COVADIS, AUTOCAD, Micro track …). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: The position of Expert in Rural Infrastructures is based in Kinshasa.

    Expert in Environment and Climate Change (E.E.C.C)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the National Coordinator, in close collaboration with the Project Manager, the Environment and Climate Change Expert is responsible for environmental and social protection. He participates in the management and execution of the project. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: Participating and coordinating the environmental and social safeguarding activities of the project; in particular: ensuring the environmental monitoring of the project; in consultation with the authorities in charge of the environment; assess, prevent the negative impacts of infrastructure; propose preventive measures or mitigate the negative effects of the project on the environment; define in consultation with the authorities in charge of the environment, the environmental clauses to be added to contracts; participate in the development of CAD for major works (including environmental clauses); ensure that the necessary budgets are provided; ensure compliance with these clauses during site supervision missions; support field teams and local committees in environmental monitoring of construction sites; sensitize and organize the training of project staff on the environmental and social impact (technicians and animators, companies and design offices) as well as the CL with a view to good sustainable practice of environmental provisions in the project areas; prepare and have approved by the authorities in charge of the environment, the TOR for the environmental and social impact studies of the project; monitor and evaluate the execution of studies; represent the Coordinator if necessary; perform any task within its competence requested by the Coordinator / or Project Manager and who
    is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the National Coordination Unit of the project.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma, Bac + 5 level or equivalent in engineering / environmental sciences, agronomy, rural development.

    Experience: Have a minimum of five (5) years of professional experience
    appropriate in the area of ​​planning, design and conduct of
    environmental impact analyzes, particularly in agriculture in the broad sense, in rural infrastructure (rural track, market, warehouse, etc.). Justify a minimum of: (i) 3 references in the design and / or monitoring of the implementation of environmental impact analysis work; (ii) 2 (two) in the context of environmental and social management of the implementation of PROADER components and sub-components.

    Abilities: Excellent knowledge of facilitation, negotiation, mobilization of the population and gender analysis and its application to development projects. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation, GIS). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Position: the position of Expert in Environment and Climate Change is based in Kinshasa.

    B. THREE ANTENNAS ((Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi)

    – Places of employment: Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi

    Head of Antenna (3 positions)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Secretary General for Rural Development and President of the Steering Committee, in close collaboration with the National Coordinator and the Project Manager, the Antenna Manager is responsible ) coordinating the project at the provincial or ex-provincial level and establishing links with the Local Authorities; and monitor the implementation of PROADER in its area of ​​action. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    Coordinate and monitor the implementation of activities related to the implementation of PROADER in the provinces; supervise the administrative, financial and accounting management of the Antenna and manage the account of the antenna with the accounting assistant under the principle of double signature, in compliance with the Loan Agreement and Grant Memorandum of Understanding, and in accordance with the rules of the Bank’s procedures; manage and evaluate the staff of the Antenna; assist the National Coordinator / or Project Manager in the development and monitoring and evaluation of the annual PTBAs of the Branch and the drafting of activity reports; monitor the activities carried out by the providers, participate in raising awareness of the beneficiaries on the project activities in their area of ​​intervention; prepare the pre-qualification files, the TOR, specifications and DAO of the Antenna and participate in the examination of the proposals for the services and propose to the National Coordinator / or Project Manager any corrective measure in terms of contractual management; ensuring cooperation between the project branch and other stakeholders in its area of ​​intervention; bring full collaboration to evaluation, supervision and mid-term review missions organized by the Government or by the AfDB; maintain close relations with: at local level: administrative officials and local elected representatives, organizations; and at the grassroots level, NGOs, private individuals and other projects / programs involved in the PROADER Antenna area; participate in the tripartite evaluation (government / private / producers) of service providers’ performance agreements and contracts; organize the mobilization of actors in the implementation of operations; develop synergies and partnerships across their areas of intervention; prioritize, define and organize work and program schedules in consultation with the other departments, and taking into account the various constraints; develop and monitor the implementation, with the managers of the various components and the partners involved, of the implementation schedule for the various activities of the Branch; maintain a good atmosphere and a lot of efficiency within the Antenna team, and with the project partners; draw up, on time, periodic reports on the implementation of the Antenna, as well as annual audits; contribute to the practical organization of PROADER Steering Committee meetings; contribute to and participate in the practical organization of the quarterly meetings of the Technical Committee of the project; responsible overall for the implementation of an antenna management focused on achieving results and orienting towards social benefits, with particular attention to cross-cutting issues (gender, environment, climate change) and youth employment; monitor the performance of the staff of the Antenna; and participate in the evaluation of the performance of the personnel placed under his responsibility; ensure a constant and relevant flow of information on the progress of the activities of the Antenna in favor of the provincial authorities and its branches and in favor of the rural population; promote communication activities around the Antenna; perform any task within its competence requested by the Coordinator / or Project Manager and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the National Coordination Unit of the project.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 5) in agricultural sciences, development economics, rural development, environment, building and public works or equivalent as a minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of six (6) years of proven professional experience and demonstrate progressive development in terms of responsibilities and skills in managing agricultural and rural development programs, including at least three (3) years experience in program management. Work experience with TFPs (AfDB, WB, FAO, FIDA,…) and International NGOs or similar. Knowledge of the issues of integrated development of the rural economy and the private sector (productivity, marketing, employment, rural credit, strengthening of associative and professional structures, private sector, etc.) in African countries with a similar level of development of the DRC desirable.

    Skills: Excellent management skills and leadership of field work teams. Excellent communication and networking skills. Good computer skills (word processing software, spreadsheet, presentation). Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language. The position of Head of Antennas is based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Expert Specialized in one of three sectors (animal, vegetable and
    fisheries). (3)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Branch, in close collaboration with the Experts of
    Different fields, the Specialist Expert in one of three sectors (animal, plant and fishery) is responsible for the implementation of food security activities in his area of ​​action. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    Assist the Head of Branch in the development and monitoring of annual PTBAs for the component in his area of ​​expertise; participate in raising awareness among beneficiaries on the animal, plant and fishery sectors supported by the project in the intervention area; supervise the preparation of training and extension materials and monitor their use in the field; oversee the implementation of activities related to the intensification of animal, plant and fishery production systems and facilitate excellent synergy between extension activities and those of research and development; prepare technical specifications and terms of reference for the acquisition of works, goods and services and intellectual services relating to the aforementioned sectors; participate in the analysis of proposals for the choice of companies and service providers, activities related to the structuring of peasant organizations and the diversification and intensification of animal, plant and fishery production; control / monitor the execution of the services and propose to the Head of Branch any corrective measure in terms of contractual management in the matter; oversee the establishment and operation of a market information system; write periodic reports (monthly, quarterly, and annual) monitoring the activities of the sectors under its responsibility; participate in the preparation and organization of participatory monitoring and evaluation workshops; bring its full collaboration to monitoring-evaluation, supervision and mid-term review missions organized by the Government or by the ADB; maintain close relationships at local level with administrative officials and local elected representatives, grassroots organizations, NGOs, private individuals and projects operating in the PROADER area; implementing the elements of the poverty targeting, gender equity and youth participation strategy in its sector; perform any task within its competence requested by the Head of Antenna and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the Antenna team.

    Position (3): the Expert Specialized in one of the sectors (animal, vegetable, fishery) is based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (Bac + 3) in agronomy, or
    agricultural economics, rural development, veterinary, fishing or equivalent field as minimum requirement.

    Experience:

    Have a minimum of 5 years of appropriate professional experience in
    planning, implementing and supervising activities aimed at intensifying and diversifying the animal, plant and fishery production system. Have at least 3 years experience in the field of extension and capacity building of farmers / producers at the base.

    Skills: Good mastery of animation techniques and mobilization of
    communities. Knowledge and application of gender analysis. Proven experience in the field of mobilization and empowerment of women. Solid technical knowledge in agronomy. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Expert in Capacity Building and Gender. (3)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Branch, in close collaboration with Experts from the various fields, the Expert in Capacity Building and Gender is responsible for supporting the implementation of the gender policy and inclusion, particularly within the project, technical services involved, private individuals and in local participatory planning. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    assist the Branch Manager in the development and monitoring of the annual PTBAs of the
    component of his area of ​​expertise; monitor the development and implementation of the gender policy and include its area of ​​action; provide technical support and expertise on taking into account the gender balance in the strategic and operational planning of the project; draw inspiration from the AfDB’s strategy on gender as well as international practices and the principle of gender equity for the implementation of activities aimed at supporting increased participation of women in PROADER; participate in raising awareness of beneficiaries by using a sensitive approach on gender equality to implement awareness raising tools for local communities on the participation of women in the management of household resources; Contribute to the organization of events, workshops and training sessions on the loyal box and promote social communication on the basis of the gender strategy developed; assist the local Structures and the Ministries involved in the project in improving their working conditions, in particular: supporting the identification and assessment of training needs and in the development of training themes and / or programs; provide the necessary technical assistance in the development of technical specifications for the various specific equipment and materials to be provided by the project; perform any task within its competence requested by the Field Manager.

    Position (3): the Expert in Capacity Building and Gender is based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (Bac + 3) in political and administrative sciences, international relations, law, sociology, anthropology, rural development or equivalent field as a minimum requirement.

    Experience:

    Have a minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience in the area of ​​gender analysis and programming with TFPs and in the implementation of technical assistance programs in gender and inclusion. Have at least 3 years of experience in the field of extension and capacity building of communities at the base. Experience on projects to promote the participation of women in governance and elections in the DRC and in training.

    Skills: Good mastery of animation techniques and mobilization of
    communities. Knowledge and application of gender analysis. Proven experience on projects to promote the participation of women in governance and capacity building. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Expert in Decentralization and Local Governance. (3)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Branch, in close collaboration with the Experts of
    In different areas, the Decentralization and Local Governance Expert is responsible for supporting targeted ETDs in strengthening their institutional capacities, particularly in participatory planning. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    assist the Branch Manager in the development and monitoring of the annual PTBAs of the
    component of his area of ​​expertise; monitor the development and implementation of Local Development Plans in the target ETDs in its area of ​​action; participate in raising awareness among beneficiaries on the development of local development plans; oversee the preparation of local development plans; and ensure that each LDP includes a land use and land use plan, a priority investment plan with detailed studies, a local capacity building plan (mastery of local works, management of community works, procurement of community contracts, development of the private sector and local public-private partnership, training of economic actors, women, young people, etc.) and a local plan for social communication and territorial marketing , etc. ; promote social communication on the basis of an elaborate communication plan; build the capacity of ETDs; bring its full collaboration to monitoring-evaluation, supervision and mid-term review missions organized by the Government or by the ADB; perform any task within its competence requested by the Field Manager.

    Position (3): the Expert in Decentralization and Local Governance is based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (Bac + 3) in political and administrative sciences, administrative management, law, rural development or equivalent field as a minimum requirement. Having participated in the preparation, identification and evaluation of the PROADER project would be an asset.

    Experience:

    Have a minimum of 10 years of appropriate professional experience in
    local development planning, implementation and supervision of activities aimed at local development and citizen participation. Have at least 7 years of experience in the field of extension and capacity building of communities at the base.

    Skills: Good command of animation techniques and community mobilization. Knowledge and application of gender analysis. Proven experience in the field of community mobilization. Strong technical knowledge in participatory planning. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    11. Accounting Assistant (AC): 3

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Antenna, in close collaboration with the various Antenna Experts, the supervision of the Administrative and Financial Department (DAF) of the Ministry of Rural Development and in liaison with the Accountant of the UCN, the / the Accounting Assistant is responsible for assisting the PROADER accountant in his duties. He participates in the management and execution of the project. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Under the supervision of the Accountant, and specifically, he / she is responsible for:

    Ensure the accounting of all the supporting documents of the Antenna in
    guaranteeing the requirements of consistency and completeness, reliability, and relevance and at the end of sincerity and regularity; establish interim summaries and financial statements and account analyzes to ensure the reliability and consistency of the accounting information produced through the following situations: (a) newspapers: banks, cash registers, purchases, various operations; (b) general and analytical ledgers, general and analytical balances; (c) monthly statements of budgetary achievements; (d) balance sheet, supply / use tables, profit and loss accounts; assist the Antenna in the development, monitoring and evaluation of partnership agreements with local authorities and services; manage efficiently and in accordance with the employment code the personnel registers of the Antenna and manage the personnel payslips; check that the personnel contracts are up to date and archive the performance evaluation sheets; manage the inventory of goods and fixed assets of the Antenna ((entry and exit vouchers, inventory and inventory sheets); prepare and keep up to date
    mercurial and directories of companies, suppliers, consulting firms and consultants likely to provide goods and services; organize travel and travel for staff, consultants and project monitoring and supervision missions; manage office supplies and utilities (water, electricity); ensure the management of the depot (reception and verification, delivery, inventory of goods, etc.) and documents (entry and exit vouchers, inventory and inventory cards); perform any task within its competence requested by the Head of Antenna and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the Antenna.

    Position: there are three (3) antenna accounting assistant positions, based in Matadi, Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required-Diploma: Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 3) in administrative and / or financial management, accounting, business management or equivalent field as minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of 5 years of appropriate and progressive professional experience in administrative and financial functions. Have at least 3 years experience in the field of accounting and financial management or equivalent in an externally funded project.

    Abilities: Excellent organization and work discipline. Administrative and accounting knowledge. Excellent command of word processing, spreadsheet and procurement software on financial management software. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    In charge of Monitoring-Antenna (C.S): 3

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Antenna, in close collaboration with Experts from the various areas of the project, the Monitoring Officer is responsible for setting up the results-based participatory monitoring system and oriented towards the social benefits of the project. He participates in the management and execution of the project. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: preparing the tools and supervising the collection of information in the field; oversee the entry, processing and analysis of information collected as part of monitoring and evaluation activities; prepare the feedback elements of the M&E system (report, articles, etc.) and transmit them to all internal or external users, at the provincial and national level; maintain the indicator sheets and the monitoring and evaluation system dashboard, systematically communicate this data to the members of the UCN, and use the various media available to inform the population and the provincial authorities of the progress of the project and the state of its achievements; ensure the management of different databases; manage the technical documentation of the Program; participate in the training of grassroots actors (such as CARG members) in monitoring and evaluation; participate in the coordination of monitoring and evaluation activities carried out by the private parties involved and the service providers in the various ETDs; prepare the basic documentation necessary for external monitoring, supervision and technical review missions; lead the development of PTBAs as part of monitoring and evaluation on the basis of the progress of the project and the achievement of expected results in order to systematically validate them with the Head of Branch; develop the terms of reference for missions related to project monitoring; write the quarterly, half-yearly and annual activity reports of the Antenna; oversee the development of the strategy related to poverty targeting, gender equity and youth participation and supervise its implementation by the various partners and providers; sensitize partners and providers on the strategy related to poverty targeting, gender equity and youth participation; and act as interim manager when he or she is absent.

    Position: One based in Matadi, a second based in Kikwit, and a third in Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required – Diploma:

    Hold a university / higher diploma (BAC + 3) in agricultural sciences, statistics, development economics, rural development, environment, or equivalent field as a minimum requirement.

    Experience:

    Have a minimum of 5 years of appropriate professional experience in planning and conducting surveys and studies relating to food security / agricultural production and marketing / structuring and professionalization of the farming world. Demonstrate at least 5 years in monitoring and evaluation of agricultural development projects. Have at least 5 years of experience in implementing gender equity strategy and evaluation.

    Abilities:

    Excellent knowledge and understanding of qualitative and quantitative survey methodologies. Skills in organizational development and in structuring farmer organizations. Excellent knowledge of word processing software, spreadsheets, presentation and management of databases and statistical analysis. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

    Assistant in Procurement (3)

    Hierarchical dependence and main function

    Under the authority of the Head of Branch, in close collaboration with the Experts of
    different areas of the Project, and under the supervision of the Procurement Expert, the Procurement Assistant is responsible for preparing the antenna procurement plan, based on PTBA developed by UCN. He participates in the management and execution of the project. He / she is linked to the Ministry of Rural Development by a performance contract, of a renewable year.

    Tasks and responsibilities

    Specifically, he / she is responsible for: preparing tender documents, calls for expressions of interest on the basis of technical specifications and terms of reference submitted by members of the Antenna; organize the publication of tenders, the bid opening session, and the drafting of the report of the procurement committee; advise the antenna manager on the composition of procurement commissions; prepare contracts, conventions and memoranda of understanding and submit them to the approval of the antenna manager; support the technical managers at the branch level in contract management, payment planning and cash planning; archive all supporting documents and supporting documents for contracts launched and awarded; organize the submission of contracts to the prior review of the DPCMP and this in accordance with the thresholds required by law; organize the systematic publication on the ARMP website of market data in accordance with the law. The evaluation of the performance of the Procurement Assistant is the responsibility of the Procurement Expert; perform any task within its competence requested by the Head of Antenna and which is likely to improve the execution of activities and the performance of the Antenna team.

    Position (3): the Procurement Assistant is based in provinces: Matadi,
    Kikwit and Mbuji-Mayi.

    Qualifications required – Diploma: University / higher diploma, minimum (BAC + 3) in rural engineering, construction or equivalent degree as minimum requirement.

    Experience: Have a minimum of 5 years of appropriate professional experience in planning, implementing and supervising procurement processes in national or private institutions or in development projects, financed by TFPs (AfDB, WB, IFAD , FAO,…) or similar.

    Skills: Good mastery of national procedures and those of the AfDB in procurement. Good command of standard procurement documents. Excellent command of word processing, spreadsheet and procurement software on financial management software. Excellent oral and written knowledge of French and the local language.

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