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BACKGROUND

The Gender Responsive Ultra Poor Graduation Project Is being implemented by a consortium of Oxfam and Christian Aid, with Oxfam as a lead and grant holder. The project is being implemented in three Traditional Authorities namely; Nsanama, Saolo and Chamba in Machinga district, with the objective of enhancing the resilience and sustainably graduate 2050 rural households including women and the youth from ultra-poverty. This is a Government of Malawi and International Fund for Agriculture Development (iFAD) project under the ‘Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprises: (FARMSE) Programme. The project will be implemented by Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) as a downstream partner in partnership with Christian Aid

CARD and Christian Aid are members of the ACT Alliance, a global alliance of more than 145 churches and church related organisations working together to create positive and sustainable change In the lives of the poor and marginalised people.

CASE WORKERS (6 Posts)

The role of Case Workers is to coordinate, plan and implement the FARMSE programme at the household level in targeted TAs in Machinga. The Case Worker will directly work with project participants to plan and implement development activities at the household level as well as monitor progress and overall household welfare. He/She will regularly document and report to the Project Coordinator about the on-going activities. The job holder will be required to reside in the locality in which he/she will be working.

Responsibilities 

  • Identify and verify in conjunction with the Project Coordinator project participants and farmer groups to participate in the programme.
  • Planning and conducting households regular coaching and mentoring support visits, supporting them to set their semi/annual goals and reaching targets.
  • Directly implement activities (together with stakeholders at community level) and train project participants in a number of graduation related modules, which may include agriculture, agribusiness, natural resources management, gender, health and nutrition related issues according to needs.
  • Coordinate cash and asset Inputs supplied to project participants in close collaboration with the Project Coordinator.
  • Provide timely and appropriate support with regard to household income generating activities, management of their assets and building social and business networks.
  • Carry out assessments and surveys in collaboration with Project Coordinator, Project Officer and Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and provide recommendations for the adaptation of project strategy according to findings and needs.
  • Conduct regular meetings with project participants and partners within the TA to track progress in achieving overall objectives and targets.
  • Develop partnerships with grassroots level stakeholders including local NGO’s and Community level structures for the sustainability of the programme.
  • Contribute to the establishment of preventive measures to reduce the potential for abuse in CARD’s programmes, including the effective implementation of the Complaints Response Mechanism (CRM).
  • To be committed to the humanitarian goals and identify what will fulfill the objective of CARD and in case of an emergency to contribute to humanitarian response activities.
  • Other duties reasonably assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications: Education/Technical Skills and Experience

The right candidate should possess the following:

  • Minimum qualification of MSCE, Diploma in the field of Agriculture/Community Development or Rural Development/Nutrition/Social Work/ Gender and Development
  • At least 2 years’ experience as an extension worker in a community based set up working with people at household level.


CODE OF CONDUCT AND RELATED POLICIES

CARD adheres to the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standards, implemented alongside other related policies; such as the Safeguarding policy, Anti fraud Policy and the Child Protection Policy. These have been developed to ensure protection of the vulnerable groups from exploitation. The policies clarify the roles and responsibilities of CARD staff, volunteers, visitors, consultants’ partner organizations and other stakeholders in their dealings with CARD and right holders. Any candidate offered a job with CARD will be expected to sign the CARD ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and related policies as appendices to their contract of employment. By signing the Safeguarding Policy and the related policies, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of the policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of the policies.


How to apply

Interested persons with suitable qualifications should submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees, one of whom should be clergy to:

Executive Director,
Churches Action in Relief and Development,
P.O Box 2733,
Blantyre

Or

Email: card@cardmw.org

Closing date for receiving applications is Monday 28 October, 2019 at 17:00 hours. Only short listed applicants wit be acknowledged. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Those interested should be prepared to start work the 1st week of November 2019.


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Machinga
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    29 Oct, 2019

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