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District Economic Strengthening Officer

Date Posted: Aug 15, 2020

Job Description

Malawi AIDS Counselling and Resource Organization (MACRO) is a locally registered non-governmental organization (NGO) established in 1995 to supplement Government efforts in addressing HIV and AIDS and health burden in Malawi. Through its various programs, it is currently providing high quality HIV testing, prevention and treatment services to individuals, families and communities through static and outreach outlets in order to reduce HIV transmission and the impact of HIV and AIDS in Malawi.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified individuals to fill the following open positions for MACRO’s Ana Patsogolo Activity (APA) Program to be based in Mangochi.


Position: District Economic Strengthening Officer 

 

Position Overview

Reporting to the Program Manager, the District Economic Strengthening Officer responsible for coordinating the day-to-day implementation of the economic empowerment component of the program in Mangochi


Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Introduce layer VSLA+ for OVC households, young caregivers, and older ALHIV through clinic, school and community platforms
  • Facilitate introduction of innovative social economic empowerment strategies/platforms (VSLA+ and mobile money) for OVCs caregiver and AGYW
  • Link OVC caregivers and AGYW groups to potential markets
  • Facilitate meetings with stakeholders on social economic activities targeting OVCs, AGYWs
  • Building capacity of community structures on social economic interventions
  • Responsible for the day to day implementation of social economic activities at field level, inline with project scope of work
  • Build and maintain productive working relationships with local government officials and line departments, soliciting their participation in all activities where appropriate.


Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Degree in Economics Development, development studies, social sciences or social work, or a closely related field
  • A minimum of two years of works experience in economic strengthening initiatives that target vulnerable communities mainly orphan and vulnerable children and households


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience on market based solutions to addressing poverty.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills in English are also required.
  • Keen attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  •  The successful candidate will have solid background in economic and market development
  • Good communication skills with ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing



How to apply


All interested applicants for the above position are requested to submit their application, CV, educational qualifications, names and contact phone numbers of at least three referees to

The Executive Director,

Malawi AIDS Counselling and Resource Organization

through email to:


Email: recruitments@macromw.org


Closing date for receiving applications is Friday, 20th August, 2020. 
Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Mangochi
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    21 Aug, 2020

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