Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead – Malawi

Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Social and Behavior Change (SBC) Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.  The SBC Lead will provide strategic leadership over the design and implementation of SBC activities across the activity. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than fifteen years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to design, plan, and implement SBC activities across the activity;
  • Lead formative research and the development of a SBC strategy and implementation plan;
  • Lead the development of SBC tools;
  • Oversee the monitoring of activity progress related to SBC to ensure a consistency and coherency across interventions;
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector.

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience designing and implementing SBC interventions required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as international development, communications, public health, or a related field is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Demonstrated understanding of a range of SBC approaches, including approaches that address change in social norms, structures, and individual behaviors;
  • Strong understanding of local cultural practices, social networks, and gender and age dynamics strongly preferred;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • Experience with international donor projects required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Government Resilience Coordinator – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Government Resilience Coordinator to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Government Resilience Coordinator will support policy implementation and government and donor coordination of resilience activities. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has fifteen years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Implement donor coordination strategy for resilience activities;
  • Transfer learning from the Development Food Security Activity to the Government of Malawi and donor community; and
  • Support policy implementation, particularly the National Resilience Strategy, at the national level.

Key Qualification:

  • At least five (5) years of experience working with government strategy formulation and coordination;
  • Master’s degree in economics, natural resource management, community development, public or business administration, international relations, political science or relevant field required;
  • Knowledge of and experience working with the Government of Malawi, including strong knowledge of government processes;
  • Experience working with different government ministries on climate variability and disasters risk management, community land rights, management, conservation, and development;
  • Knowledge of policies on food security, disaster mitigation, agriculture development, and poverty reduction preferred; and
  • English ability required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Strategic Learning Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Strategic Learning Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Strategic Learning Lead will support strengthening stakeholder collaboration and coordinate learning activities across all sectors and activities of the program.  CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with monitoring, evaluation, and learning and technical teams to ensure collaboration and learning across all projects in the implementation area;
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector;
  • Ensure that adaptive learning is use within and across all the project’s multi-sectoral interventions;
  • Implementation of diverse and adaptive knowledge sharing activities within and outside of the project;
  • Improve knowledge sharing and applications and strengthen activity-based capacity;
  • Strategic leadership of collaborating, learning, and adaptation efforts.

Key Qualification:

  • At least five (5) years of experience in the integration of CLA into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in Malawi is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, nutrition, international development, or related field required, Master’s degree preferred;
  • Experience collaborating with a variety of external stakeholders including the host country government, international donors, and private sector;
  • Experience developing and applying resources to create, capture, organize, and share knowledge across technical sectors;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of agricultural, livelihoods, and/or food security programming preferred;
  • Experience with international donor projects, especially USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong English ability required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Gender, Youth, and Social Dynamics (GYSD) Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.  The GYSD Lead will lead gender and youth integration through the entire five-year award program across all program activities and will be responsible for coordination of best practices across all levels of the program. The GYSD Lead will ensure that the social dimensions of food security and community resilience are effectively addressed across all activity components, at all levels. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than fifteen years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to baseline gender audit and gender-transformative programming;
  • Provide strategic leadership to ensure gender and youth integration and empowerment is implemented across all activity components;
  • Facilitation of national and regional workshops;
  • Capacity building for program staff and partners to increase the integration of gender-sensitive activities;
  • Review of key program materials for gender sensitivity and equity factors;
  • Continuous analysis of contextual and socio-cultural factors in gender equity in program activities

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience implementing gender and youth-sensitive programming at the community level is required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as gender, women’s studies, agricultural economics, or international development, is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Two (2) years of experience in the field-level management of development projects is required;
  • Strong understanding of socio-cultural factors within the food security context is required, including gender and youth;
  • Demonstrated experience leading participatory data collection and monitoring and evaluation focused on gender, youth, and other socio-cultural factors;
  • Experience building the capacity of stakeholders and program staff to facilitate gender and youth integration and empowerment is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in participatory learning and action and facilitating collaborative problem solving;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID, particularly Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Food Security Technical Coordinator – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Food Security Technical Coordinator to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.   The Food Security Technical Coordinator will support coordinating food security technical initiatives and best practices throughout all levels of implementation. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strategic leadership of food security implementation;
  • Ensure that all technical sectors work together to create multiplier effects across and between sectors;
  • Ensure overall quality of technical implementation;
  • Establish and manage systems to ensure cohesion across all technical sectors in the program;
  • Ensure integration, sequencing, and layering of activities within the program
  • Work collaboratively with monitoring, evaluation, and learning team to ensure that learning are being properly fed into and utilized by technical field staff;

Key Qualification:

  • Seven (7) years of experience in integrated, multi-sectoral programming, experience in Malawi strongly preferred;
  • Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, nutrition, international development, or other relevant area is required, Master’s Degree preferred;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of food security technical areas, including both theoretical and applied knowledge is required;
  • Experience with international donor projects in agriculture development, food security, or health and nutrition required, experience with USAID and Food for Peace preferred;
  • Strong English skills are required, understanding of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Market Access Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Market Access Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi. The Market Access Lead will provide strategic and technical leadership in activities to increase market access, information, and orientation of smallholder farmers and vulnerable populations. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, develop, and strengthen DFSA’s strategic and technical leadership in market access by conducting situational analysis and assessment, identifying priorities and providing support in designing DFSA interventions;
  • Provide technical input for project implementation activities and participate in project management meetings to ensure integrated interventions and implementation;
  • Build team capacity by planning and conducting technical trainings for field staff;
  • Support the field and home office teams in identifying and solving technical difficulties, drafting reports to capture gaps, challenges, and opportunities in project execution;
  • In coordination with the program team, develop, execute, and monitor work plans for market access interventions;
  • Represent CNFA and provide technical inputs for project-related national/international events, and stakeholders’ meetings.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, develop, and strengthen DFSA’s strategic and technical leadership in market access by conducting situational analysis and assessment, identifying priorities and providing support in designing DFSA interventions;
  • Provide technical input for project implementation activities and participate in project management meetings to ensure integrated interventions and implementation;
  • Build team capacity by planning and conducting technical trainings for field staff;
  • Support the field and home office teams in identifying and solving technical difficulties, drafting reports to capture gaps, challenges, and opportunities in project execution;
  • In coordination with the program team, develop, execute, and monitor work plans for market access interventions;
  • Represent CNFA and provide technical inputs for project-related national/international events, and stakeholders’ meetings

Key Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including agricultural economics, business, economics, international development, or a related field;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on similar projects focused on market access; experience working on Food for Peace or other USAID-funded programs preferred;
  • Experience overseeing activities to improve access to finance and credit for smallholder farmers and agricultural small and medium enterprises; experience with village-based, informal savings groups preferred.
  • Experience overseeing activities to promote economic opportunities for women and youth, including on and off-farm income-generating activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector;
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English; knowledge of local language(s) preferred;
  • Experience working in Malawi preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Governance and DRR Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi. The Governance and DRR Lead will provide strategic and technical leadership in project interventions focused on improving leadership and accountability in the public and private sectors at the sub-national level to enhance disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, and resilience to shocks. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support, oversight, and monitoring of strategies to strengthen leadership and accountability in the public and private sector;
  • Build citizen participation in planning, management, and monitoring of disaster risk reductions plans and policies and development plans;
  • Oversee, coordinate, and implement capacity building programs in leadership, management, policy, strategic planning, advocacy, coordination, and partnerships;
  • Provide technical input for project implementation activities and participate in project management meetings to ensure integrated interventions and implementation;
  • Build team capacity by planning and conducting technical trainings for field staff;
  • Support the field and home office teams in identifying and solving technical difficulties, drafting reports to capture gaps, challenges, and opportunities in project execution;
  • In coordination with the program team, develop, execute, and monitor work plans for market access interventions;
  • Represent CNFA and provide technical inputs for project-related national/international events, and stakeholders’ meetings.

Key Qualification:

  • At least five (5) years of experience working on similar projects focused on governance, resiliency, and emergency and humanitarian response; experience working on Food for Peace or other USAID-funded programs preferred;
  • Experience overseeing activities to strengthen leadership and accountability in the public and private sector;
  • Experience overseeing activities to build the capacity of communities to develop and maintain disaster risk reduction plans and policies;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector;
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English; knowledge of local language(s) preferred;
  • Experience working in Malawi preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Agriculture and Natural Resource Management (NRM) Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking an Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi. The Agriculture and Natural Resource Management Lead will provide strategic and technical leadership in interventions to improve agricultural productivity and quality, and promote the use of climate-smart agricultural technologies and practices.  CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has 15 years of experience in Malawi agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate, develop, and strengthen DFSA’s strategic and technical leadership in agriculture and natural resource management by conducting situational analysis and assessment, identifying priorities and providing support in designing DFSA interventions;
  • Provide technical input for project implementation activities and participate in project management meetings to ensure integrated interventions and implementation;
  • Build team capacity by planning and conducting technical trainings for field staff;
  • Support the field and home office teams in identifying and solving technical difficulties, drafting reports to capture gaps, challenges, and opportunities in project execution;
  • In coordination with the program team, develop, execute, and monitor work plans for agriculture and livelihood activities;
  • Represent CNFA and provide technical inputs for project-related national/international events, and stakeholders’ meetings.

Key Qualification:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field including agriculture, agriculture economics, international development, food security, environmental science, or a related field;
  • At least five (5) years of experience working on similar projects focused on agriculture and natural resource management; experience working on Food for Peace or other USAID-funded programs preferred;
  • Experience overseeing activities to improve agricultural productivity and smallholder farmers’ farm management skills;
  • Experience overseeing activities related to natural resource management and climate smart agricultural technologies, such as soil and water conserving practices appropriate to the ecosystem and promoting diversified cropping systems;
  • Demonstrated ability to work and coordinate effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including national and local government, donors, community-based organizations, and the private sector;
  • Spoken and written proficiency in English; knowledge of local language(s) preferred;
  • Experience working in Malawi, preferred. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Gender Lead – Malawi

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Position Summary:

CNFA is currently seeking a Gender Lead to support its Development Food Security Activity in Malawi. The position will be based in Malawi.  The Gender Lead will lead gender integration through the entire five-year award program across all program activities, and will be responsible for coordination of best practices across all levels of the program. CNFA is a global leader in building strong and stable agricultural value chains and has more than 15 years of experience in Malawian agriculture.  

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic leadership to baseline gender audit and gender-transformative programming;
  • Facilitation of national and regional workshops;
  • Capacity building for program staff and partners to increase the integration of gender-sensitive activities;
  • Review of key program materials for gender sensitivity and equity factors;
  • Continuous analysis of contextual and socio-cultural factors in gender equity in program activities

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant technical areas, such as gender, women’s studies, agricultural economics, or international development, is required, a Master’s degree is preferred;
  • Five (5) years of experience in gender-sensitive and gender-transformative field programming at the community level is required, experience conducting such programming in Southern Africa is strongly preferred;
  • Two (2) years of experience in the field-level management of development projects is required;
  • Strong understanding of socio-cultural factors within the food security context is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in participatory data collection and gender-focused monitoring and evaluations;
  • Experience building the capacity of stakeholders and program staff to facilitate gender-sensitive programming is required;
  • Knowledge of agricultural, livelihood, and/or food security programming is preferred;
  • International donor experience required, USAID, particularly Food for Peace funding, preferred;
  • Strong oral and written English skills required, knowledge of local languages preferred.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. CNFA takes affirmative action in support of its policy to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Only those candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.