Field Monitor

  • 4 months ago
  • Salary MWK 000 / Monthly

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 for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting opening in Malawi for talented and committed individual. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in the districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje and Nsanje, implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.

Position: Field Monitor

Location: Phalombe
Purpose of the role

You will implement Concern Worldwide’s Promoting Sustainable Partnerships for Empowered Resilience (PROSPER Programme activities at community level, with support from the Project Support Officer and Project Manager\/District Programme Manager.

Responsibilities & Tasks

  • Ensure that beneficiaries are effectively targeted and registered according to established criteria.
  • Implement project activities at community level with support from the Programme Support Officer for the duration of the project period.
  • Organise and mobilise the lead farmers and extended community members to be involved in project activities
  • Ensures the active participation of communities in all phases of the project.
  • Oversee and document all CSA, assets creation, and watersheds management trainings and activities for respective households, to ensure accountability.
  • Report on any problems encountered in the field such as project participant complaints, local authority interference, and security threats staff and activities. Report any security threats to Concern Worldwide staff and activities to your PSO and Team Leader
  • Prepare regular plans and reports on project activities
  • Contribute to effective program reporting, monitoring and evaluation systems for both internal and external use in coordination with the other program staff.
  • Develop and submit case studies\/change stories monthly.

Credentials and Experience

  • Minimum qualification of a Diploma in Agriculture, Crop Production, Agricultural Extension, Plant Science, Horticulture, Forestry, Natural Resources Management or Community Development
  • At least two years’ experience in project implementation, with an NGO/INGO in Malawi, preferably in livelihoods/community or rural development on agricultural livelihoods projects and agricultural extension as an extension worker.
  • Experience in community targeting and registration, data collection and carrying out surveys
  • Good understanding of community-based approaches and practical use of participatory approaches
  • Strong facilitation, report writing skills and communication and mentoring skills.
  • Able or willing to ride a motorcycle.

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 are 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 for the above career opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated Curriculum Vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Send your application to the email:

Email: [email protected]

by close of business on Thursday, 24th December, 2020. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply


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