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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 (Bundesministerium 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” (AVC) 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.

Position: Junior Technical Advisor

GIZ is therefore looking for a Junior Technical Advisor he/she will be responsible for the following:

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

  •  Support the Technical Advisor in the implementation of fish processing component
  • Support preparation of contracts for (scientific) studies and construction contracts
  •  Monitoring of consultancy processes
  •  Develop selection criteria for 20 fish farmer groups
  • Support M&E officer to develop monitoring system for the component
  •  Travel into districts and support selection of fish farmer groups
  •  Training, monitoring and reporting of progress of fish farmer groups in fish processing in cooperation with the Innovative Fish Farmer Network Trust
  •  Support linking groups to markets
  •  Development of PR instruments as for GIZ standards for the project (banner, flyer, power points, success stories, factsheets etc.)
  •  Support the Technical Advisor in the dissemination of an innovative intermittent harvest approach
  •  Support the development of presentations, policy briefs and publications about innovative intermittent harvest system
  •  Organize trainings and workshops to further disseminate the innovation
  •  Support M&E officer to develop monitoring system for adaptation of innovation
  •  Regular communication and follow up with partners
  •  Support development of further documents, publications, presentations, movies etc. to bring the innovation to the attention to interested, international stakeholders
  •  Reporting
  •  The Junior Technical Advisor will report technically to the international technical advisor.

Disciplinary, he/she will be under the team leader

The Junior Advisor will also support the Team Leader and other Technical staff from time to time.

Required qualifications and competencies


  •  Education/training: University qualification (Bachelor) in Aquaculture, Fisheries, Agricultural Economics or a similar field
  •  Language: Excellent language skills in English, Chichewa and Chitumbuka.
General professional experience

  •  Proven experience in building working relationships with district and local level authorities and community groups
  •  Proven experience in developing questionnaires, selection criteria and monitoring tools
  •  Proven experience in data collection, development of presentations, publications and PR tools (factsheets etc.).

Specific professional experience

  •  Proven experience in practical work with fish farmer (groups) and excellent knowledge of their challenges and opportunities
  •  Experience with intermittent harvest technologies
  • Experience with energy efficient fish processing technologies
  •  Development Cooperation (DC) experience: Professional experience in DC projects.
Soft skills

  •  Affinity for field work
  •  Team skills
  •  Initiative, proactive and working under minimum supervision
  •  Sociocultural competence
  •  Efficient, partner- and client-focused working methods
  •  Interdisciplinary thinking
  •  Excellent communication, facilitation and presentation skills with ability to interact effectively with people from a mainly rural background.
Duty location

Lilongwe with regular travelling to the 17 project districts 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 a CV and covering letter expressing their motivation and experience related to this position not later than 5th May, 2021. Clearly Indicate in subject line the position being applied for

The Head of HR

GIZ Country Office

Mtendere Drive 10/319

P. O. Box 31131


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