Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (BCI) is a non-profit making and locally registered organisation based in Mzuzu. Its mission is to support community development through conservation and sustainable use of local biological resource
Biodiversity Conservation Initiative has received funding to implement a project under the Sustainable Food System for Rural Resilience and Transformation (TRANSFORM) Programme. This is a four year programme funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) with the initial one year inception phase and then thereafter a three year agreement. The Programme will be coordinated by the three Norwegian organisations: The Norwegian Church Aid, (NCA), The Development Fund of Norway (DF) and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU).
The overall objective is to strengthen local food systems in selected Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in five of Malawi’s rural districts and to demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, resilience to climate change and income among agricultural dependent rural households. By increasing resilience to climate change, diversifying agriculture production, developing new value chains and closing the gender gap in agriculture, the programme will contribute towards transformation of agricultural sector in Malawi.
The TRANSFORM project will be implemented in Mchinji, Dowa, Kasungu, Mzimba and Rumphi districts. BCI will implement the project in Bolero and Mhuju Extension Planning Areas in Rumphi district. Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is therefore, looking for well qualified and experienced persons to fill , the following position:
Position: Project Officer (1 post)
(to be based at BCI Office, Mzuzu and reporting to Programme Coordinator)
Purpose of the position:
The Project Officer will work under the guidance of the Programs Coordinator and will be responsible for providing technical assistance to ensure that the TRANSFORM project goals and objectives are achieved. The Project Officer will assist with planning. coordination, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the project.
Key responsibilities and duties
Qualifications and essential skills
How to apply
Interested qualified applicants are requested to submit their applications stating their age with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CVs), names and contacts of at least three traceable referees and copies of certificates to:
or by post to the following address:
The Executive Director
Biodiversity Conservation Initiative (BCI)
P O. Box 864
PLEASE INDICATE ON THE ENVELOPE (OR IN THE SUBJECT LINE) THE POSITION YOU ARE APPLYING FOR.
Biodiversity Conservation Initiative is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Closing date for receiving applications is 27th October, 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.