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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.

In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years. Malawi 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.

The “Globalvorhaben/ Global Programme Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture” (GV Fish) is part of the special initiative One World – No Hunger of the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (Bundesministeriu
m far Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit and Entwicklung, BMZ), which aims at reducing extreme hunger and poverty in a selected number of countries.

GV Fish contributes to this objective by implementing projects in the field of sustainable fisheries and aquaculture with a particular focus on artisanal practices.

The overall objective of the project “Aquaculture Value Chains for Increased Income and Food Security” (AVCP) in Malawi is to support the development of Malawi’s aquaculture sector in selected regions to increase the availability of fish products and income from sustainably operated small and medium size aquaculture businesses.

While fish farmers are one part of the target group of the Program, it strives to develop the entire value chain in which these are embedded.

The Program divides into three fields of action (Outputs):

Output A: “More fish more work”: Production from artisanal pond-aquaculture has been increased, entailing a concomitant increase of employment in the sector.

Output B: “Farmer associations”: The organization of farmers in farmer associations has been improved.

Output C: “Sustainable fish”: The political framework required for the implementation of sustainable aquaculture practices, has been improved.

GIZ is therefore looking for a Junior Advisor who will be responsible for the following:

The tasks of the Junior Advisor include but not limited to:

1. Support the Aquaculture Round Table (AquaRT) Coordinator in the following:

  • Preparation, implementation and post-processing of AquaRT meetings and workshops.
  • Assist in the development of a road map for the AquaRT annual conferences
  • Assist in organizing meetings with other sectoral stakeholders to develop an exit and sustainability strategy for the AquaRT
  • Preparation of success stories, case studies, newsletters and factsheet for the AquaRT.
2. Support the M & E and Communication Officer in the following:
  • Preparation, implementation and post-processing of M&E workshops and trainings.
  • Data collection and processing
  • Provide technical backstopping in the implementation of tablet-based monitoring and evaluation system for the project
  • Development of PR instruments as for GIZ standards for the project (banner, flyer, power-points etc.)
3. Support the technical aquaculture advisor in:
  • Development of Terms of Reference for different contracts
  • Preparation, facilitation and post-processing of workshops
  • Preparation of presentation and reports
  • Assist in implementation of the component “Fish processing”
  • Assist in the development of a nationally recognized manual on best aquaculture practices
  • Communication and follow up with partners.


  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Fisheries and Aquaculture, or any Agricultural related discipline.
  • You have theoretical and/or practical experience in event management and M&E
  • You are a team player and are characterized by strong communication abilities and facilitation skills
  • Ability to familiarize yourself with new topics in a structured, fast and comprehensive way
  • Ability to give attention to small details
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to hold virtual meetings
  • Multi-task handler
  • Knowledge of tablet based data collection tools (e.g. ODK)
  • Strong networking skills
  • Knowledge of value addition/marketing/market linkages etc.
  • Knowledge of business models (in the Malawian context).

Lilongwe with periodic travelling to the project Intervention areas in the Northern, Central and Southern regions of Malawi.

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT: The contract is for 1 year renewable based on performance.


Interested applicants are invited to forward their CV and covering letter expressing their motivation and experience related to this position not later than Friday 13th November 2020.

Clearly indicate in the subject line the position being applied for.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

The Head of HR
GIZ Country Office
Mtendere Drive 10/319
P.O. Box 31131
Lilongwe 3.

Email: giz-malawi-hr@giz.de

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