Position: Field Facilitators (14 Posts)
Nascent Solutions is seeking Field Facilitators to support field activities in the beneficiary communities of the McGovern-Dole Food for Education project. The Field Facilitators will work in collaboration with the project technical staff and community partners and will be responsible for overseeing all project activities in their respective zones of intervention. Field Facilitators will be required to spend about 80% of their time effectively following up project activities, mobilizing partners, collecting data, controlling commodity management and reporting on the various project activities.
Location: Central and Southern Regions of Malawi
Type of Employment: Salaried, full-time
Reporting: Reports to Nascent’s Regional Coordinators in their duty stations
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Follow up the strict respect of USDA and Nascent Solutions regulations on commodity management
Report to the country director on any misuse of project resources or any activity liable to discredit the organization or obstruct the attainment of program objectives.
Train project partners and PTA members on project regulations
Follow up the signing of partnership agreements between Nascent Solutions and the PTAs related to collaboration in project implementation and sustainability
Follow up the use of project commodities as per the stipulated guidelines and report on commodity management in all their respective project zones
Responsible for the periodic and unannounced control of all school stores
Carry out monthly commodity inventory in all school stores in his/her project zone and reconcile any variances with the commodity management committee
Ensure that feedback from the field gets to the office and appropriate action is taken
Ensure that recommendations of stakeholder meetings are strictly implemented and reported upon
Be responsible for all data control and collection at field level.
Participate in all monthly meetings with the various project committees for effective project implementation and the promotion of ownership of the project by the community.
Assist the technical staff in all field-related activities and training
Ensure that knowledge gained from various trainings is effectively used to improve on program delivery at the zonal level
Maintain a great working relationship with Nascents’ partners and collaborators in their area of work
Represent Nascent in his/her project zone and maintain a good reputation within the community.
Capture success stories and regularly take pictures of project activities
Required Skills & Qualifications:
A university degre in social sciences, agronomy, nutrition, management, statistics, education or any other related field
Ability to undertake surveys and communicate appropriately with beneficiaries and partners
An experience in the management of food commodities will be an added advantage
Must demonstrate skils in community mobilization
Possess experience working with grassroot and community organizations
Caoable of working well under pressure and at all hours
Excellent knowledge and understanding of the culture and customs of the communities where wework
Knowledge of the local languages in Central and Southern regions will be an added advantage
Ability to ride a motorbike as well as possession of a valid driver’s license
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a cover letter, CV, and salary requirements to:
Please include “Field Facilitator- Malawi” in the email subject line. CVs without cover letters will not be considered. Malawi nationals are highly encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Closing date for applications is October 31st, 2019.Candidates are encouraged to apply early as possible as we are looking to fill the position quickly.
About Nascent Solutions
Nascent Solutions (Nascent) is a Virginia-based 501(c) (3) non-profit international development organization. Its mission is to enable vulnerable people, especially women and children in rural Africa, to develop skills for self-sufficiency. The organization’s areas of focus are food security and nutrition, health, education and skills development, and gender equity.