This position is based in Lilongwe and is open to Qualified Malawian Citizens.
Opening: February 02, 2021
Deadline date for applications: February 26, 2021
USAID/Malawi is a medium-sized mission with a total staff of over 200 employees. In FY 2020 USAID/Malawi’s annual program budget was over $200 million. The Mission’s new Country Development and Cooperation Strategy (CDCS), from 2020 to 2025, will be implemented through an integrated strategy that includes Sustainable Economic Growth, Health, Basic Education, and Democracy/Governance. The Mission works to advance several Presidential Initiatives including the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief and Feed the Future. USAID/Malawi works closely with other USG agencies at post, most particularly with the State Department, the Centers for Disease Control, the Millennium Challenge Corporation, and the Peace Corps.
The Policy and Partnerships Development Specialist is located within USAID/Malawi’s Sustainable Economic Growth (SEG) Office. The SEG portfolio encompasses investments in agriculture and food security, natural resource management, private enterprise, and humanitarian assistance. The Policy and Partnerships Development Specialist will provide leadership and technical guidance in the design, oversight, and monitoring of the Mission’s agricultural, private sector and policy activities, including serving as the Agreement Officer’s Representative (AOR)/Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR) for multiple SEG activities under the CDCS Development Objective (DO) of Private Sector Increases Inclusive and Sustainable Wealth Creation. This DO support the goal of a more self-reliant Malawi that is gender equitable and democratically accountable. It includes intermediate results focused on resilient individuals, households, communities, and systems managing and reducing vulnerabilities; Malawian firms’ economic competitiveness improved; and enabling environment for wealth creation improved. Given the complexity and cross-cutting nature of the SEG portfolio, integration across all three new Development Objectives (DOs) is imperative.
The incumbent is expected to develop and nurture an extensive range of professional contacts and policy dialogue with senior government officials, NGO community, civic organizations, the private sector, and the other donors active in the agriculture and economic growth-related sectors in Malawi. The incumbent may on occasion serve as the Acting Feed the Future Team Leader in the absence of the Team Leader.
As a USAID employee, the incumbent carries responsibility to understand and incorporate the Agency’s. Four core values in all aspects of his/her work.
These core values are: