Team: New Business | Commitment: Career | Location: Malawi

Governance and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) Lead – Malawi

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.