Food Security & Livelihoods Officer
Save the Children with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District. SCI with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District
The post holder will be responsible for providing technical leadership and implementation of P4R IN Ntcheu in the aspect of Food Security & Livelihoods. The main out puts under FSL are: (1) “5580 SCTP households are supported with resilience-building activities so that those with productive capacity can graduate into other forms of support in future and those without are better protected against future shocks” and (2) “3500 Adolescents are supported with training in life skills, vocational and enterprise skills, sexual and reproductive health and linked to employment opportunities and youth support systems”. The project has various components including FS & Livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction, Economic empowerment, Gender & Communications, Nutrition and capacity building initiatives.
Key roles for this position will among other things include, promotion of climate smart agriculture techniques including conservation agriculture and environmental protection, identification of differing household needs and development of resilience/ graduation pathways, promotion of Small Stock Production and support improved food utilization for better nutrition outcomes.
In order to be successful you will bring/have:
At least degree level qualification in Agriculture Economics, Rural Development, Irrigation Engineering, Development studies and other relevant field.
Those with Master degree in the related field will have an added advantage.
Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
Demonstrated commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles.
Experience in working with local NGO partners.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including facilitation.
Demonstrated supervision skills
Good interpersonal skills
Good command of English (written and verbal)
Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding
Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles
Have at least 3 years of experience in Food Security, Livelihoods and youth initiatives programming.
Result-oriented, able to set priorities and meet deadlines within a dynamic environment
Mature and able to function well within flat management structures with extensive consultation and horizontal collaboration
Proven ability to follow procedures, meet team objectives and work independently and cooperatively with team members and diverse groups of people including government departments.
Humanitarian context experience highly preferred.
Motor cycle riding experience with a valid riding licence.
We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.
We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.
We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:
- No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
- All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
- Violence against children is no longer tolerated
We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.
Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers
We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.
All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.
Date advertised: 29 Nov 2019
Closing date: 13 Dec 2019 - 00:59 EAT
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Department: Programme Operations
Type: Fixed-term contractSchedule: Full-time