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Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences. Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting opening in Malawi for talented and committed individual. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in the districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Mulanje and Nsanje, implementing programmes in Food Security; Resilience; Health; Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.

Position: Programme Support Officer - AgDiv Case Management based in TA Nsanje

Purpose of the role:

You will coordinate, implement and facilitate Concern Worldwide programmes at the household level, supporting the delivery of the graduation component of the livelihoods and resilience programme.

Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Identify and verify, in conjunction with the Programme Manager and Team Leader, beneficiaries to participate in the programme.
  • Be responsible for (up to 40) households setting their semi-annual, and annual goals, as well as related targets, with regular coaching and mentoring support visits as needed.
  • Implement a continuous training scheme for graduation beneficiaries concerning the various agricultural/agribusiness, capacity building and natural resource management activities.
  • Coordinate cash and asset inputs supplied to beneficiaries in close cooperation with the Programme Manager and Team Leader.
  • Integrate gender transformative messaging and training to targeted households and follow up on the same during household visits.
  • Ensure follow-up of training activities and adapt them according to realities/constraints found in households.
  • Promote the installation of Village Lead Farmers/Village Saving groups (VSL) and other village level promoters in the communities.
  • Ensure targeted households are members of village savings and loans groups and facilitate trainings to both village agents and the targeted households on VSL.
  • Ensure project activities are in line with the Government of Malawi and Concern Worldwide’s COVID-19 prevention guidelines to ensure project beneficiaries and staff remain safe.
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate implementation of capacity-building activities with TA partners, to promote and ensure long-term sustainability of service delivery at community level.
  • Maintain good relationship with locally established institutions for the smooth implementation of Concern’s development programs.
  • To be responsible for regularly collecting information and data that will be used to monitor the effectiveness of the AgDiv Graduation Programme.
  • Conduct regular meetings with beneficiaries and partners within the TA to track progress in achieving monthly, quarterly, annual and overall objectives and targets.
  • Document and disseminate lessons learned with partners at TA and community level and within Concern Worldwide Malawi.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly plans and reports on the activities and submit to the Programme Manager and Team Leaders.

Credentials and Experience:

  • Minimum formal qualification at Higher Diploma, Degree preferred, in the field of Agriculture/Agronomy/Community Development or Social Work.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a project implementation.
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience in gender integration.
  • Expertise in environmentally sustainable farming/ NRM systems.
  • Experience in facilitating capacity building for local partners.
  • Report writing ability
  • Able and willing to ride a bicycle.
  • Willing to be based at TA level in Nsanje.

Safeguarding at Concern:

Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies. Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

How to apply

Applications for the above career opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated Curriculum Vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Send your application to the email:

Email: malawi.hr@concern.net

by close of business on Friday, 29th September, 2020. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

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