Position: Entrepreneurship and Business Development Manager
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Job Category: Full-Time
Start Date: January 2020
Supervision received: Deputy Director of Programs
Supervision exercised: Field Operations Coordinator, Field Officer and Field Facilitators
Yamba Malawi transforms children`s lives by empowering communities to break the cycle of poverty. We acknowledge that strained resources, poor safety nets, and limited caregiver capacity lead to poor childhood development outcomes, particularly during children`s first five years, and have lifelong effects. Limited financial literacy and insufficient access to formal services hinder community and caregivers` efforts to invest in their children`s futures. And lack of economic opportunity creates a cycle of extreme poverty that increases childhood vulnerability and has effects on children`s growth, development, and happiness.
Yamba Malawi`s signature Childhoods and Livelihoods program uses a hostilic 3-pronged approach to addressing these complex and interrelated set of challenges: 1. Improving nurturing and support for children through the strengthening of community safety nets and services, and increasing caregiver knowledge and skills in best practices for childhood wellbeing and early childhood development (ECD), 2. Increasing access to financial knowledge and services, including training, savings and credit, and budgeting to improve the use of income on children`s existing and future need, and 3. Improving economic resilience through diverse income generating activities that provide increased income to meet children`s basic needs.
Working at the household and community level, the Program includes a planned, time-bound sequence of activities that pairs the transfer of business assets with training, savings promotion, short-term income stabilization, and critical ECD and childhood wellbeing coaching that enables caregivers to plan beyond immediate needs and build foundations to improve their children`s futures.
As Yamba Malawi plans for expansion in 2020, we are looking for an Entrepreneurship and Business Development Manager who will be responsible for overall coordination of entrepreneurship and business development activities including financial literacy. This is a newly created position and an opportunity to join dynamic team in an exciting period of grown for the organization.