Strategic Learning Lead - Malawi

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 16 November 2018

Job Description

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 closely with Technical Coordinator and M&E Lead to ensure collaboration and learning across all projects in the selected implementation areas.
  • Ensure adaptive learning within and across the projects multi-sectoral activities including; USG, host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and private sector investments.
  • Support the improvement of peer-to-peer learning, knowledge sharing and application, activity-based capacity strengthening, evident and data utilization, and collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA).
  • Work with external stakeholders including host country government, international donors, multilateral organizations, and the private sector;
  • Implementation of diverse and adaptive knowledge sharing activities within and outside of the project;
  • Strategic leadership of CLA efforts across the project.

Key Qualification:

  • Master’s or PhD degree in related field highly preferred, Bachelor’s degree required.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in the integration of CLA into field programming is required, experience conducting such programming in Malawi or similar country context is strongly 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.

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.

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