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District Economic Strengthening Officer

Date Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Job Description

The Diocese of Chikwawa in partnership with Bantwana/World Education Initiative is implementing a USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Project. The Diocese of Chikwawa, therefore, seeks to engage the services of well experienced, highly motivated and suitably qualified persons of Malawi origin to fill the following position tenable at Chikwawa. The following are the details of the vacant position:


Position: District Economic Strengthening Officer


Purpose of the Position


The Economic Strengthening Officer will be responsible for coordinating all project activities related to Result I (Orphaned and other vulnerable children, youth and their caregivers are better economically empowered to access core services) in the District to achieve the project Goal.

Specific responsibilities and duties
The Economic Strengthening Technical Officer shall be the immediate technical supervisor for CBTs and or DBT. She/he shall have a dotted line technical report and provide overall leadership on implementation of VSLA+, Youth focused, Temporary consumption support activities and private sector lead activities at District level. More specifically his/her roles will include:

  • Develop and share with CBTs and DBTs periodic work plans for Economic strengthening
  • Provide leadership in identifying, profiling, verification of HHs in destitutions and facilitating linkages with appropriate social protection programs.
  • Provide oversight to ensure that implementation of VSLA+, youth focused, market systems and group based education are in line with the BOCY Economic Strengthening technical guide and strategies.
  • Provide routine monitoring and support supervision to the CBTs and DBTs to ensure quality programming
  • Coordinate/Prepare and submit key VSLA, Youth (Group Based Education – GICs, PECs and PEECs) and market based progress performance reports such as monthly narrative reports and VSLA+ MIS.
  • Ensure VSLA MIS reports are shared with Local Government quarterly and BOCY (by 5th of the new quarter)
  • Support the ES team in rolling out the private sector led initiatives in the agribusiness, micro franchising, NFE and SMEs sector
  • Monitor the private sector led activities to ensure that the agreed deliverables are achieved
  • Train staff and other relevant partners on VSLA+ methodology and ensure OVC Fund modal is well implemented among VSLA groups
  • Monitor, control, supervise and coordinate DBTs, and other community volunteers in the District to ensure the Group Based activities are on course at all times
  • Conduct performance appraisal for CBTs and DBTs periodically and set their performance targets
  • Conduct Coaching, Mentorship and Support Supervision (CMSS) for CBTs and DBTs for better performance
  • Conduct performance appraisal for CBTs and DBTs periodically and set their performance targets
  • Hold monthly review meetings with CBTs and DBTs
  • Conduct quarterly planning meetings with CBTs and DBTs
  • Support VSLAs and other youth groups to register at District level and benefit from government programs
  • Collaborate and pattern with other OVC/youth service providers for comprehensive services to the OVC and youth and effective project implementation

Qualification and skills requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Micro-Finance, Social Sciences, Social Works and Social Administration, Public Administration, Education and Development Studies from a teamrecognized University.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience implementing economic strengthening initiatives targeting OVCs and PLHIV
  • Experience working with the private sector
  • Demonstrated ability to follow stipulated guidance, meet deadlines and work with team
  • Good knowledge and understanding of VSLA methodology and livelihoods empowerment approach
  • Clean criminal record
  • Should be able to ride a motorcycle with a valid licence
  • MUST be willing to settle within project area and spend much time in the field
  • Must be aged between 22-35 years old
  • Must be fluent in English language both written and oral communication.
  • Coordination, interpersonal skills, communication, writing skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.


Remuneration and Application Process

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

Diocese of Chikwawa is an equal employers and qualified women are encouraged to apply.


How to apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements, submit your application letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to the address below. Closing date for receipt of applications is 19th August, 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Director of Social Services
Diocese of Chikwawa
PO Box 162
CHIKWAWA

Email: ckdiocesevacancies@gmail.com


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  • Location
    Chikwawa
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
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  • Apply Before
    20 Aug, 2020

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