Food Security Technical Coordinator - Malawi

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Mid-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 16 November 2018

Job Description

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 learnings 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.

About the Organization

CNFA is a not-for-profit international agricultural development organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. and dedicated to increasing rural incomes by empowering farmers and rural entrepreneurs. CNFA assists smallholders in increasing household-level food security and nutrition through improved agricultural practices, introduction of new varieties, diversification of crop production, food preservation and storage, development of farmer-based organizations, and strengthened linkages to markets. CNFA has a successful track record of implementing agricultural development programs in 43 countries. www.cnfa.org

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