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Resilience and DRR Coordinators

Date Posted: Mar 23, 2020

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CARE provides equal employment opportunities and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the positions advertised below

CARE is an International NGO that works in 95 countries around the world to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice In Malawi, CARE works in collaboration with the Government of Malawi and other local and international partners. CARE International in Malawi has been awarded a cooperative agreement from the U S. Agency for International Development’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) in to implement a five-year Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) to improve and sustain the food and nutrition security of vulnerable populations in Zomba and Mangochi Districts

The project will work at the individual, household, community and institutional levels to address the underlying causes of food insecurity and strengthen transformative opportunities. This includes a focus on improving food access and incomes through agriculture and other livelihoods initiatives; enhancing natural resource and environmental management; combating under-nutrition, especially for children under two and pregnant and lactating women; and mitigating disaster impact through early warning and community preparedness activities. The project which will be tailed Titukulane is intended to strengthen resilience in populations vulnerable to acute, chronic hunger and recurrent shocks, stresses and crises, and to reduce future need for ongoing or emergency CARE is working in consortium with Save the Children, Emmanuel International, WaterAid, NASFAM, and IFPRI, as well as other associated organizations

CARE seeks to recruit well qualified staff to fill various vacant positions based in Zomba and Mangochi as follows

Positiom: Resilience and DRR Coordinators
(2 positions)

The Resilience and DRR Coordinator will be responsible for strengthening household and community resilience by improving the effectiveness of the systems that implement resilience programming, including building resilience to climate change at district level. S/ He will ensure coordination and management of all activities related to the active engagement of the District Councils in the Titukulane project activities. This includes linking Titukulane activities with the District Development Plans, conducting district level stakeholder mapping exercises; coordinating training of district level staff; overseeing and leading the process of developing the capacity of representative community-based organizations; liaison and linkages with district level civil society, and providing support, guidance and training to project areas.

Duties and responsibilities

  • S/He will support the district councils in operationalizing the National Resilience Strategy (NRS) at the local level.
  • S/He will support project integration officers in designing and implementing community disaster prevention and mitigation structures.
  • Liaise with relevant government technical departments and other stakeholders at the district level on all Resilience and DRR matters
  • Ensure a common understanding of project objectives and agreed methodology between project staff, volunteers, stakeholders and project participants according to the project proposal
  • Work closely with officers from District Council, local structures, and other NGOs to ensure the smooth implementation of disaster risk reduction activities
  • Lead the development and continua; review the project’s annual and quarterly detailed implementation plans, targets and budgets at district level for all resilience and DRR activities
  • Participate and contribute in the project’s management meetings
  • Facilitate conducting public awareness programs and campaigns at the district level in collaboration with the District Civil Protection Committees

Required qualifications and experience

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent in years of experience) in disciplines such as natural resources management, environmental management, agriculture or social sciences.
  • At least 3 years of work experience in resilience building, disaster risk reduction, climate change adaptation or with at least 2 years in a program management and coordination function
  • Experience in building technical capacity of government staff.
  • Experience in design of DRR and Climate Risk Reduction programs with visible impacts in enhanced resilience

How to apply

Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to following email address:

Email: mwicarerecruit@care.org

Application letters should be addressed to

The Country Director,

CARE Malawi,

P/Bag A89,


Closing date for receipt of applications is April 3, 2020. Only short listed candidates will be contacted

CARE has zero tolerance for sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviors and responsibilities of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Code of Behavior contained in the PSEA Policy

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