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Location: Lilongwe

The Data Solutions Manager is part of the Science Technology and Innovation team and will be responsible for the successful development, coordination and execution of the data solutions strategy at the CAT; lead the identification of opportunities to apply CAT Data Solutions tools to real-world challenges in agricultural diversification and commercialization; and seek to grow the CAT’s network with partners who have a shared interest in expanding the evidence-base and applying data-driven solutions to challenges in the agriculture sector. The Data Solutions Manager should have a strong command of quantitative research methodologies, familiarity with the agribusiness landscape in Malawi and be able to be quickly trained on using and managing CAT tools.


  • Master’s Degree in the field of Agricultural Sciences, Agricultural Economics, Data Science or related field,
  • and at least 8 years of relevant experience in the Malawi/SADC region through combined academic and professional experience.
  • A diversity of experiences in the academic and private sector will be highly regarded.
  • Applicants should have a strong quantitative background and understanding of data science principles, experience in the use of data analysis software, and their application in business and commercial activities;
  • the ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships across academic, public and private sectors and with diverse stakeholders across a range of institutions; and
  • highly developed analytical and innovative problem-solving abilities, passionate about agriculture, self-motivated and result-driven, with a proactive approach to work.

Additional information about Land O’Lakes Venture37 and the CAT

With support from the Foundation for a Smoke Free World, through the Agricultural Transformation

Initiative, Land O’Lakes Venture37, the University of Minnesota, Stellenbosch University, and Malawi University of Science and Technology have forged an innovative partnership to establish the Centre for Agricultural Transformation as the central hub to catalyze Malawi’s agricultural growth. Land O’Lakes Venture37 is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit helping communities around the world build economies by strengthening agriculture from farm-to-fork, helping businesses grow, and linking farmers to markets.

Land O’Lakes Venture37 is an equal opportunity employer and an organization striving to help global communities thrive through agriculture.


Interested applicants should contact:

Email:  for a complete job description.

Applications are to be submitted to Betty Chirwa on the provided email by no later than September 20th, 2021

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