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Expert in Farmers' Organisations Capacity Building

Date Posted: Nov 08, 2019

Job Description

Inter Aide Is looking for a Expert in Farmers’ Organisations Capacity Building based in Phalombe, Malawi

Context of the study

Inter Aide has been working in Malawi for more than 25 years and now runs 9 programs in rural areas in the field of community health, agriculture, access to water and maintenance of water points. Since 2005, Inter Aide program has been implementing a poultry program in Malawi by organizing network of community vaccinators to vaccinate rural chickens Newcastle Disease. Today, around 586 trained community vaccinators are active in 3 different districts, and among them, about 250 of them have gathered in 3 different grass-root organizations.

Description of the mission

  • Conducting an organisational diagnostic and support the project in improving the vaccinators associations capacity building Design a methodology in order to conduct an organisational diagnosis on community-based organizations Conduct interviews of the local structures and individuals Implement together with the project team, the recommendations of the study, adapt the tools and train the project’s staff when necessary. Reinforce the vaccinators associations component in the project
  • Assessing the institutional frame and the possibilities of better linking for community vaccinators and governmental veterinary and extension services. Through a review of the bibliography and by meeting different stakeholders, make a description of the current institutional frame. Come up with propositions for a better integration of the community vaccinators network in the governmental policies and structures.
  • Supporting the M&E and knowledge-management aspects of the project in order to produce new project’s publication and share it with national and international partners (leaflets, fact-sheets, guidelines, …) Support the overall project’s M&E process and produce some documents to better present and communicate about the project impacts. It is expected that the documents produced will be in both English and French versions.

Duration : 12 months

Localisation and supervision

The expert will be based in Phalombe, about 400 km from the capital city, with frequent trips to the rural areas in Lilongwe, Phalombe and Zomba Districts. The expert is expected to have a high level of autonomy. He/she will be collaborating with the project’s team and directly supervised by the Area Manager in close collaboration with the Technical Assistant and the capitalization manager.

Required profile
  • Master Degree in Agriculture related field Major or experience in farmers’ organisations support and diagnosis
  • Fluent in English.
  • Knowledge of French is desirable but not mandatory
  • Excellent analysis and reporting skills
  • Autonomous, rigorous, proactive
  • Ability to work and live in isolated rural areas.

Position to be filled in December 2019

How to apply

Please send your application (resume and cover letter) to:


before the 20th November, 2019 with the reference: VACCl/MAL/2019

Skills Required

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