Project Officers (3 Posts)

  • 4 weeks ago

    Job Description

    The Sustainable Food Systems for Rural Resilience and Transformation (TRANSFORM) program is a four-year program funded by the Royal Norwegian Embassy with initial one-year inception phase and thereafter a three-year agreement. The program will be coordinated by three Norwegian organizations namely; the Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), the Development Fund of Norway (DF), and Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU). The overall objective is to strengthen local food systems in selected Extension Planning Areas (EPAs) in five of Malawi’s rural districts and to demonstrate a sustainable improvement of food and nutrition security, resilience to climate change and income among agriculture-dependent rural households. By increasing resilience to climate change, diversifying agriculture production, developing new value chains and closing the gender gap in agriculture, the program will contribute towards transformation of the agricultural sector in Malawi.

    Network for Youth Development (NfYD) is a partner in the program focusing on youth and gender and will be implementing the project together with the generalist partners in all impact districts.

    It is against this background that NfYD seeks to recruit experienced persons with sound knowledge and skills to fill the positions of 3 Project Officers.

    Position: Project Officers (3 posts): Based in Mzimba, Kasungu and Rumphi

    Purpose of the Position(s)

    Project Officer(s) lead the implementation of project at district level. The officer(s) will work with in school and out of school youth, local leaders, other program implementing partners, local governance structures, the District Youth Officer (DYO) and the District Agriculture Development Officer (DADO) in order to increase effective participation of youth, more especially young women in all program activities. The Project Officers will ensure that they contribute towards closing the gender gap and increasing self-reliance amongst the targeted project participants.

    Specific Responsibilities

    • Facilitate establishment or strengthening of the Young Women Can Do It (YWCDI) clubs.
    • Supervise the YWCDI clubs to ensure that members are effectively engaged in relevant project activities.
    • Conduct relevant trainings for YWCDI clubs, local structures and other relevant stakeholders.
    • Documentation of success and stories best practices in promoting youth involvement in the agriculture sector.
    • Build the capacity of young women to effectively take part in decision making and all other livelihood activities under the program
    • Work closely with other program implementing partners to increase effective youth and women involvement and the participation in all key program priority areas.
    • Facilitate and implement programme activities at district level.
    • Submits district report to key stakeholders and the District Executive Committee on a quarterly basis.
    • Submits monthly, quarterly and annual district reports to the Project Manager.
    • Represent the Executive Director at district level
    • Mentor youth and young women to increase their portfolio in the program
    • Collaborate with key government stakeholders and local governance structures to ensure sustainability of interventions

    Qualification, skills and experience

    • A Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Education, Gender or Development studies, or any other related discipline and at least 3 years progressive work experience.
    • Result oriented, requiring minimal supervision and ability to take personal ownership and initiative to meet datelines and achieve the program goals.
    • Strong written and verbal communication in English and other local languages is required.
    • Demonstrate proficiency of donor reporting, with written, editing and critical analysis skills.
    • Team work – collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output.
    • Experience working in the agriculture sector will be an added advantage.
    • Ability to ride a motorcycle is a must.

    Application guidelines

    Submit an application letter including CV and copies of relevant certificates. In your application, also indicate your preferred district.

    The applications must be sent to:

    The Executive Director

    Network for Youth Development (NfYD)

    P.O Box 1154

    Lilongwe or email to:

    Email: [email protected]

    Applications should be submitted by 17:00hrs on 25th September, 2020


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