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Technical Manager - Resilience

Date Posted: Mar 29, 2020

Job Description

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting opening in Malawi for talented and committed individuals.

Position: Technical Manager - Resilience — based in Lilongwe

Purpose of the role:

To provide technical advice, guidance, and support to resilience, climate smart agriculture and livelihoods for the PROSPER programme for Concern and its consortium partners.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Lead the technical aspects of the programme in the areas of resilience building, in broad areas of reducing vulnerability and poverty and reducing impact of risks, including Climate Smart Agriculture, Livelihoods, Market Linkages, access to financial services, Early Warning Systems and Disaster Risk Reduction, Emergency Response, Social Protection and Government Linkages.
  • Lead or contribute to capacity strengthening initiatives in agriculture and livelihoods knowledge management and learning for staff and partners through helping develop learning and training strategies and agendas/curriculums, conducting trainings and workshops, and mentoring and coaching to Consortium Partners
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of consortium-wide strategies, standards, tools, guidelines, technical material and best practices in agriculture and livelihoods, with particular focus on curricula, farmer use of data, and other forms of knowledge management and learning. Help ensure a cross-sectoral approach integrating gender, protection mainstreaming, and disaster risk reduction.
  • Liaise with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team for continued refinement of data management and use of results in project planning, decision making and sharing of results.
  • Ensure the dissemination and full implementation of all aspects of Concern’s Safeguarding policies (P4, Code of Conduct, Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking policy) and report violations to Management.

Credentials and Experience

  • Bachelors’ Degree in Agriculture, Natural Resources, Development Studies or Social Science -related field. Desired: Masters in Development Studies or Social Science related field, or Programme Management, planning or related thematic subject
  • Previous successful experience in the management of multi-agency, mufti-stakeholder collaborative projects.
  • Substantial experience of humanitarian and resilience programming.
  • Experienced leader with the capacity to motivate, mentor and support teams to deliver results efficiently and timely.
  • Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and accountability tools and processes
  • Excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills, strong negotiator with prior experience of external representation at district or national level.
  • Excellent report writing skills.

Safeguarding at Concern:

Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who ore suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

How to apply

Applications should include a cover letter, with a clearly labelled heading and a curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager,. Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Please send your application to:


by close of business on Wednesday, 8th April, 2020. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply

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