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Project Support Officer

October 24, 2016

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Musariri Diza

House Number ****

Hobhouse *



Mobile : +263-***-***-***

Skype: diza.musariri



I am a seasoned agriculture and rural development professional with extensive experience in agricultural production, humanitarian support and rural enterprise development. I possess excellent technical, training and capacity building skills. I have good time management and relationship building skills.


Master of Science in Rural development and food security Oct/2014

Van Hall Larenstein University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands


Emergency Programme Support Officer Harare, Zimbabwe

Danish Church Aid Oct/ 2016 –Present

Planning field based capacity building for partner staff.

Ensure that project implementation is on time and key activities are in line with the project proposal.

Ensure beneficiary selection is in line with agreed criteria and not influenced by any external factors.

Assess technical and financial feasibility of new DRR and resilience building initiative, explore alternative and innovative options.

Monitoring developments in the field of Right to Food.

Organise field level update meetings and consultations with partner staff

Assist partner staff in developing new project proposals, explore alternative and innovative options

Ensure that project implementation is on time and key activities are in line with the project proposal.

Ensure beneficiary selection is in line with agreed criteria and not influenced by any external factors

Undertake monitoring visits to the projects from time to time

Document lessons and Best practices

Guide partner field staff in the implementation of livelihoods and food security programmes

Undertake capacity building including coaching and mentoring for partner staff and government extension agents

Attending meetings and report project progress to local authorities

Provincial Livelihoods and Food Security Officer, Zimbabwe Red Cross Society, Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe

May 2012 – To February 2013

Managing the distribution of food and non-food items to vulnerable households

Monitoring of the food security situation in the province

Liaising with government and non-government stakeholders in the province

Development of project proposals

Coordinate activities of community based volunteers

Broiler project management

Facilitating the establishment of community nutrition gardens

Compilation of reports

Project Agronomist, Africare (USAID funded project)- Zimbabwe, Bindura District

February 2009 – August 2011

Facilitate the training of government extension staff and farmers in the agronomy of field and horticultural crops, including soya, sweet potatoes, groundnuts

Recording of pod cast extension messages for cascade knowledge sharing

Promotion of market linkages

Training farmers in food value-addition and processing

Promotion of voluntary savings and lending scheme among project beneficiaries

Training, managing and mentoring lead farmers

Monitoring and evaluation of project activities

Compilation of reports

Food security officer, Concern Worldwide, Nyanga District, Zimbabwe

March 2006 – January 2009

Selecting project beneficiaries according to selection criteria

Training farmers in conservation farming methods

Facilitate the distributing of farming inputs

Facilitate the establishment of community nutrition gardens

Mainstreaming gender, HIV and AIDS in project activities

Monitoring of the food security situation in the project area

Training beneficiaries in hygiene and nutrition

Production Officer, Grain Marketing board, Chipinge District, Zimbabwe

March 2005 – April 2006

Training farmers in the agronomy of contracted crops

Buying grain from farmers

Storing of grain at the depot

Distribution of inputs to contracted farmers

Monitoring of crops for farmers under contract farming

Receiving of inputs from suppliers for safe storage

Keeping records of dispatched and received goods

Agricultural Extension Officer, Agritex Department, Makoni District, Zimbabwe

August 1995- February 2005

Providing agricultural extension services to farmers

Developing land use plans for farms

Managing delivery of extension services

Liaising with government and non-government stakeholders

Facilitating of farmer competitions and exhibitions

Writing fortnightly and monthly reports

Research and extension assistant, German Agency For Technical Cooperation (GTZ), Gutu District, Zimbabwe .October 1990 – July 1995

Collecting socio-economic information from participating households

Facilitating the establishment of experiment and control plots

Collecting crop growth parameter data

Collecting soil moisture samples for laboratory analysis

Harvesting of check plots

Facilitating farmer workshops, competitions, field days and tours

Writing reports


1.Mr Chuma Edward

C/o Picoteam consultants


Mobile : +263-***-***-***

2.Mr Matsvange Diego

Danish Church Aid

64B Connaught Rd




Mobile: +263-***-***-***

3.Mr Mutemachimwe Felix

Africare Zimbabwe

No. 2A Hugh Fraser





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