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Communication & Project Support Officer

Date Posted: Jan 12, 2021

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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:

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and oversee the drafting, production and distribution of information materials (fact sheets, photos, videos, audio materials and success stories)
  • Manage contents, Consent forms of pictures and photo-data base (structural management for server and internal communication)
  • Co-organize field trips, workshops and trainings where necessary
  • Manage preparation and participation of partners at exposure visits
  • Create, update and maintain the content on the web page of GIAE worldwide (create articles, upload relevant documents, share content of relevance with colleague etc.)
  • Prepare write ups of activities, case studies, general information for internal and external use
  • Update exposure material on a regular basis
  • Prepare newsletter or other documents/media (incl. social media) to promote GIAE-Malawi
  • Provide support in Monitoring and knowledge management of programme activities
  • Organize regular data collection exercise
  • Validate and manage incoming M&E data
  • Research as requested (data or documents from within GIZ, partner organization and others)
  • Ensure documentation and accessibility of activity reports

  • Keep up to date with latest developments within the GIAE Global network
  • Be conversant with the legal basis, mandate, programme activities and objectives of the GIAE programme.
  • Support the GIAE team on demand with any other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Experiences

  • Possess at least Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Communication, Journalism, Social Science or similar from a recognized University
  • Proven track record of good professional experience with a minimum of 5 years.
  • Good writing and communication skills.
  • Computer literacy: excellent proficiency in all MS Office applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, etc).
  • Communication experience in the private sector or an international aid organization is an advantage.
  • International exposure and experience is an advantage.

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their applications, with a one-page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above requirements and indicating the salary requirements, along with a detailed CV (max. 5 pages).:

The Head of HR,


P.O. Box 31131,

Lilongwe 3


Email to: giz-malawi-hr@giz.de

The closing date for applications is Monday, 18th January, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. GIZ is an equal opportunity employer. Women and young professionals are encouraged to apply

Skills Required

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