Organization: Cuso International
Closing date: 10 Oct 2018
Location Mpika or Shiwa Ng’andu, Zambia
Start Date Aug – Oct 2018 (flexible)
Length of Placement 9 Months
Language Requirements English
The Volunteer’s Role
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced horticulture professional to contribute to a regional nutrition project led by CARE Canada! The Southern Africa Nutrition Initiative (SANI) is working to improve the nutrition of women of reproductive age and children under five years old in Malawi, Mozambique, and Zambia.
As Horticulture Advisor, you bring strong technical expertise to the SANI team in Zambia, working with colleagues to ensure that SANI builds local capacity to support the implementation and sustainability of Kitchen Gardens to improve nutrition in target communities. Reviews of evidence from Africa and Asia suggest that interventions targeting home gardening can significantly improve diet diversity, strengthen interaction within communities, improve health as well as significantly reduce food insecurity.
You bring to this role a solid technical background in horticulture and organic farming as well as experience and flexibility in understanding and adapting programming to different cultural beliefs, social norms and local food habits. You will work with the SANI project team to develop a KG strategy and develop interventions to support and monitor the success of this component of the project.
As a volunteer, you will:
-Facilitate capacity building for project staff and key stakeholders
-Lead in development of SANI Zambia KG strategy
-Support staff to conduct situational analysis to identify current local practices, and opportunities for KG’s and diversified gardens
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