Title: Field Operations Specialist
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Travel: Up to 80% (domestically)
Reports to: Program Manager
Duration: End February 2021
The European Union (EU) and the German Government have jointly commissioned GIZ Malawi to implement the Program KULIMA More Income and Employment in Rural Areas of Malawi (KULIMA MIERA), which aims to link small-scale producers, cooperatives and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to formal and structured marketing channels. The gained access to higher-value markets is expected to create an enabling environment for rural income and employment growth.
In this context, TechnoServe — a nonprofit organization developing business solutions to poverty — was selected to implement the Strengthening Malawi’s Oilseed Value Chains Through the Private Sector Program, which seeks to support small and medium Malawian oilseed processors and their affiliated smallholder farmers with the aim to improve the viability of their businesses, the sustainability of their farms, and their business linkages.
TechnoServe is looking for a Field Operations Specialist (FOS) to lead activities supporting targeted smallholder farmers under this program.
The Field Operations Specialist will help design, implement, and monitor program activities targeting smallholder farmers. In particular, activities which aim to a) facilitate their access to knowledge and technologies to improve the sustainability and economic viability of their farms, b) increase their capacity to create well-functioning and empowered farmer groups, and c) link them to markets.
Key Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the FOS is expected to: