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The Synod of Livingstonia Development Department (SOLDEV) is the development arm of the Church of Central African Presbyterian of the Synod of Livingstonia that was established in 1993. The department is mandated by the Synod to facilitate the implementation of community based sustainable projects in Food and Nutrition Security; Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH); Humanitarian Emergency Response, Climate Change and Environmental Management while mainstreaming disaster risk
reduction, HIV & AIDS, gender as cross cutting issues. The Development Department envisages a society of self-reliant communities committed to attaining improved sustainable livelihoods and development through collaboration with the Church and development partners in God’s love.

SOLDEV has secured funding from European Union through Christian Aid for implementation of Social Support for Resilience Programme: Linking Communities under Social Protection to Resilience (SoSuRe – Mlumikizi) in Mzimba North and South for a period of three years. The overall objective of the programme is to contribute to reduction of poverty through enhancing resilience among the most vulnerable households in Malawi in the districts of Mzimba North and South, Zomba and Mulanje. For the Christian Aid led consortium, the programme is targeting the current 14,907 SCTP beneficiaries in Mzimba District, most of whom are female headed households, and an expected additional 19,495 SCTP beneficiaries in the second year of the project.

The Development Department is therefore inviting applications from suitably qualified and experienced personnel for the positions of Project Coordinator, Project Officers, Assistant Project Accountant, Administrative Assistant and driver that are tenable within the project covering Mzimba District.


PROJECT OFFICERS: (7 positions)

Reporting To: Project Coordinator


  • Identification and sensitization of relevant area and community based authorities and leaders.
  • Support formation and capacity building of targeted Social Cash transfer Project beneficiaries.
  • Provide technical inputs and actively promote sustainable agriculture, natural resource management, VSL, market integration, beneficiary mobilization.
  • Work with communities to vision, design, and priorities and implement project initiatives, innovations and collective actions through coordination and liaison with other stakeholders.
  • Report regularly and accurately to the Project Coordinator
  • Provide hands on and practical skills to targeted beneficiaries.
  • Provide necessary extension training sessions and demonstrations to farmers dependent on identified gaps.
  • Develop partnership with grass root level stakeholders for sustainability of programmes.
  • Ensure that project interventions are carried out on time with full participation of the community and other stakeholders.
  • Report regularly and accurately to your line manager.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ hands on experience in implementation of a livelihoods support project with bias for climate smart agriculture, Village savings and Loans, environmental management, Disaster
    Risk management
  • Advanced Diploma in Agriculture, Food Security, Agronomy, Community Development, Disaster Risk Reduction, Social work, Development Studies, Environmental Management those with a
    Bachelor’s Degree have added advantage.
  • Working knowledge of English and in the local language spoken at project catchment area.
  • Extensive experience of targeting and working with disadvantaged people in Malawian society
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, Power point,
  • Excellent communication and community facilitation skills
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Basic financial management skills.
  • Must have a clean motor cycle riding licence (Class A Driving Licence)

How to apply

Qualified interested individuals who meet the stated requirements must submit their applications accompanied with detailed CVs, a letter from the Church as evidence of their membership and copies of certificates of their education/ professional qualifications to the following address:

The Director

CCAP Development Department

P.O Box 27, Ekwendeni.


The closing date for receiving applications is 10th May, 2021.



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