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Technical Specialist- Economic Strengthening

Date Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Job Description

The Diocese of Chikwawa in partnership with Bantwana/World Education Initiative is implementing a USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Project. The Diocese of Chikwawa, therefore, seeks to engage the services of well experienced, highly motivated and suitably qualified persons of Malawi origin to fill the following position tenable at Chikwawa. The following are the details of the vacant position:

Position: Technical Specialist Economic Strengthening

Purpose of the Position
Under the guidance of the OVC Technical lead, the Technical Specialist Economic Strengthening (TSES) will be responsible for supporting and managing the technical implementation of the household economic strengthening (HES) aspects of the USAID funded Ana Patsogolo project in 8 districts in the Southern Region of Malawi. The role is critical in the translation of OVC and DREAMS Program household
economic strengthening plans into activities, outputs, outcomes that ensure adolescent girls and young women and their families are thriving and resilient. Working with technical specialists and 5 partners in 8 districts the TSES will have the following responsibilities:

Specific responsibilities and duties

  • Provide technical oversight for the implementation of all economic strengthening activities
  • Coordinate and spearhead the development of appropriate economic strengthening tools and share with partners
  • Train, mentor, supervise and support partner organizations in the implementation of all economic strengthening activities
  • Monitor implementation fidelity of economic strengthening models in partner organizations
  • Monitor all technical support in livelihood interventions, provided by technical experts to partner organizations
  • Analyze and monitor trends, opportunities and challenges related to market linkages and economic strengthening to continuously refine and improve intervention strategies
  • Serve as liaison and maintain good relations with the economic strengthening relevant government ministries and technical partners
  • Collaborate with the Economic Growth section of USAID and for synergies across their sector programs
  • Supervise and manage economic strengthening subcontracting agencies and technical consultancies
  • Contribute to documentation of project activities and achievements related to economic strengthening
  • Conduct site visits and spot checks to district activity locations to monitor implementation of economic strengthening activities
  • Liaise with the M&E team in tracking and reporting related targets
  • Compile quarterly and annual progress reports
  • Keep abreast with, integrate or document emerging best practices in market linkages and economic strengthening for vulnerable households and AGYW
  • Network and represent the project at various forums/stakeholders meetings.

Qualifications and education requirements

  • Advanced Degree in a Social Science, Economics or first degree plus a minimum of 6 years relevant working experience
  • Substantial experience in stakeholder engagement with government, donors, civil society at senior levels of authority
  • Proven ability to represent and influence policy direction and decisions at national level
  • In-depth knowledge of positive youth development, adult education, and workforce development
  • At least five years’ experience in working with vulnerable young people in economic strengthening initiatives, in areas such as small-scale crop and livestock production, value-chain development, business development, entrepreneurship, financial services
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders, preferably experience in leading coordination efforts at national level
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multi-donor funded programs
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and leadership.

Remuneration and Application Process

A competitive remuneration package commensurate with qualifications and experience will be offered to the successful candidate.

Diocese of Chikwawa is an equal employers and qualified women are encouraged to apply.

How to apply

If you believe you meet the above requirements, submit your application letter, up-to-date curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and names of three traceable referees to the address below. Closing date for receipt of applications is 19th August, 2020 and only shortlisted candidates will be acknowledged.

The Director of Social Services
Diocese of Chikwawa
PO Box 162

Email: ckdiocesevacancies@gmail.com

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