ActionAid is an international anti-poverty agency working in over 60 countries, taking sides with poor people to end poverty and injustice together. ActionAid Malawi is a locally registered non-governmental organisation under the Company’s Act limited by Guarantee and is an affiliate of ActionAid International, a federation of national organizations working in over 45 countries in Africa, Asia, Americas and Europe regions. ActionAid has been working in Malawi since 1991 and works in partnership with communities, community based organizations, civil society, social movements, and governments, across the world to fight and eradicate poverty, injustice and exclusion. We work with and support poor and excluded people in the struggle to demand and claim their rights. ActionAid’s work is focused around women’s rights, right to education, food security, just and democratic governance, human security and HIV& AIDS. ActionAid, with funding from various donors and cooperating partners is implementing several projects under its 4thCountry Strategy Paper at national and districts levels within Malawi. ActionAid now invites applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:
Project Officer- Agriculture Expert
ActionAid is the lead member of the Partnership for Social Accountability (PSA) Alliance in a tender bid to the Swiss Agency for Development Cooperation (SDC) for a project titled ‘Strengthening Social Accountability and Oversight Capacity for Rights-based Public Resources Management in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa’. The PSA Alliance is a consortium of 4 agencies: Lead organisation- ActionAid International (AAI), and consortium partners – Eastern and Southern Africa Small Scale Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF), Southern African HIV and AIDS Information and Dissemination Services (SAFAIDS), and Public Service Accountability Monitor (PSAM). Phase 2 of the project is expected to run for 4 years from 1st July 2019 to 30th June 2023 and future Phase 3 for another 4 years depending on performance and funding. The objective of the project is to improve public resource management at district, national and regional level in the areas of SRHR, HIV and AIDS and food security in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe by June 2023. ActionAid will be leading nationally, and the Project Officer is initially required in phase 2.
Job Title: Project Officer- Agriculture Expert
Name of Project: Strengthening Social Accountability for Public Resources Management in Health and Agriculture in Southern Africa
Funded by: Swedish Development Cooperation
Reports to: SDC National Project Manager
No. of Positions: 1
Duration: 2 Years
The Project Officer will be responsible for planning, coordinating and spearheading implementation of the social accountability for public resources in health sector (in the areas of Agriculture –Food Security) at national and district levels, in conjunction with relevant target groups.