As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. GIZ has been working for more than 30 years in Malawi. The country is a priority for German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.
GIZ Malawi is implementing Germany’s “One World – No Hunger Initiative” through the “Global Programme: Green Innovation Centres for the Agriculture and Food Sector”. This global programme aims to use innovations in the agricultural and food sector to boost the incomes of smallholders, create more employment opportunities, and to increase regional food supplies in rural target areas. To achieve this, the programme works with local and international partners to promote innovation networks in the agricultural and food sector. While innovations can be technical in nature, for example regarding improved seed or bio-fertilizers, the project is in many cases looking at new forms of cooperation such as setting-up producer groups and encouraging companies to adopt more inclusive business models. At the heart of the project are smallholders who receive assistance to increase their production and income levels on a sustainable basis. At the same time, the project seeks to create new job opportunities. The project works in four fields of action: (1) Increasing capacities of smallholder enterprises, (2) Improving the business of up and down-stream enterprises (3) Strengthening of special interest groups and (4) Supporting the transnational knowledge exchange between value chain actors.
To achieve the set goals, good visibility and exposure of the project as well as efficient internal communication is essential. We are looking for a communication specialist and project supporter who would like to assist this team in the future.
The Communication and Project Support Officer works under the supervision of the Team Leader and performs the following tasks: