Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peace-building.
CRS commenced its operations in Malawi in 1997 at the invitation of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM). For over 20 CRS has implemented projects that promote economic strengthening of rural and vulnerable communities and building resilience. Over the past 10 years CRS has been promoting landscape level approaches and interventions aimed at restoring degraded lands focusing on soil and water conservation and community ownership.
Climate change and land degradation are threatening livelihoods, incomes and food security in Malawi, particularly in communities which rely on rain-fed agriculture. These impacts are compounded by unsustainable fuelwood harvesting, and unsustainable farming practices. Reversing land degradation and achieving sustainable land management is essential to address food insecurity, rural poverty and ultimately enhance resilience to the impacts of a changing climate for the vulnerable land-based communities in Malawi. Evergreening systems (which include agroforestry and managed natural regeneration of trees on grazing and communal land) are among the most effective ecosystem-based adaptation techniques for restoring and sustaining land and soil fertility. enhancing climate change adaptation and resilience, and sequestering carbon in landscapes.
CRS Malawi as a member of the Global Evergreen Alliance in collaboration with other partners intends to implement a Land Restoration and Livelihoods project in Malawi. The main objective of project is to restore the land and livelihoods of vulnerable small-scale farm households to enhance carbon sinks using locally appropriate evergreening systems in Malawi.
Upon the approval of the grant CRS Malawi intends to hire the following position:
Position: TEAM LEADER
Roles and Key Responsibilities