Position: Chief of Party (2 years fixed term)
Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer
Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) is an umbrella body of farmers and farmer organizations in Malawi and was established in December 2003 and registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act in 2004. The vision of FUM is to have a Union of Malawian Fanners with a powerful collective voice to advance the interests of fanners. Its mission is to safeguard and promote the interests of all farmers and create a conducive agricultural operating environment for agricultural productivity, market access and increased fanner income.
FUM is looking for qualified and talented individuals for Position of Chief of Party (COP) to be based in Lilongwe for its USAD funded Strengthening Inclusive Agriculture Sector Growth and Sustainable Natural Resources Governance in Malawi project. The goal of the project is to contribute to inclusive and sustainable agricultural led economic growth through agricultural transformation in Malawi. The project has three key result areas which include 1) Strengthened inclusive agriculture systems that are productive and profitable 2) Strengthened and expanded access to markets and trade, and 3) More effective governance, policy, and institutions.
The COP will represent the project on behalf of FUM and serve as the principle institutional liaison to USAID. S/he will be the ultimate accountable person for ensuring satisfactory project performance as well as compliance with award conditions, organizational policies and procedures, and acceptable standards. The COP position requires political savviness, as s\/he will interact with numerous institutions and senior-level national and sub-national level government officials. The COP will have demonstrated ability to work in complex environments and manage diverse teams and partners to deliver impact within agreed timelines.
Essential Job Functions/ Main Duties and Responsibilities
Description is available on request through the following email:
How to Apply
Please send your resume and cover letter before Friday, 23rd October 2020 to:
with the subject line: REF: FUM/COP/2020 Women are particularly encouraged to apply