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Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

Department of Fisheries



1. Background

The Government of Malawi has signed a loan and grant package from African Development Bank (AfDB) amounting to UA 9.56 Million (approx. USD 13.19 million). The loan and grant’package is for the implementation of the Sustainable Fisheries, Aquaculture Development and Watershed Management (SFAD-WM) Project. The purpose of the project is to contribute towards poverty reduction through improved fish commodity value addition and increased consumption, strengthened nutrition security, and build climate resilience in Malawi. The project therefore aims at improving the management and utilization of the fisheries resources along Lake Malawi and Lake Chilwa fishing communities as well as developing aquaculture to complement the dwindling production from the natural lakes. In terms of project scope and beneficiaries, the interventions will target fishers, fish farmers, fish processors, retailers, wholesalers, traders, technicians and allied industries that Include boat builders, gear repairs, fish feed formulation and packaging, transportation, retail and wholesale markets. A total of 20,000 beneficiaries that include youth and women will be targeted. The program will link up with TEVET to build capacities of the mentioned beneficiaries in various fields. It is anticipated that the program shall support over 50 SMEs to establish their own businesses in the various fields and in total the project is expected to create 150,000 direct jobs and 250,000 jobs indirectly. In terms of its geographical scope, it covers 11 lakeshore and non-lakeshore districts including entire basins of Lake Malawi and Chilwa, part of Shire River and selected upland districts for aquaculture. The five targeted zones include: a) Karonga (Chitipa and Karonga); b) Mzuzu (Rumphl, Likoma, NkhataBay and Mzimba); c) Salima (Nkhotakota, Salima, Dowa, Lilongwe, Mchinji, Ntchisi and Mchinji); d) Machinga (Balaka, Zomba, Machinga and Mangochl); and e) Blantyre (Mulanje, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Blantyre, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Nsanje. Mwanza and Neno). The project timeframe is 60 months effective January 2020.

The Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development through the Department of Fisheries would like to set up a Project Implementation Unit (PIU) in Lilongwe, through the existing Government structures, which will be responsible for undertaking the day to day operational and administrative tasks, procurement, financial management, monitoring and evaluation as well as project implementation. The Ministry, therefore, seeks to use part of the proceeds of the loan/grant package to recruit individual consultants to fill the position of the Agribusiness and Value Chain Specialist to provide services in the Project Implementation Unit (PIU).

Position Title: Nutrition Officer

Reporting to: Project Coordinator

Reference Number: 190/DoFi/IPDC/ SFAD-WM/2019/001/5

Publication date: 1st November, 2019

Closing date: 28th November, 2019

Place of duty: Lilongwe SFAD-WM PIU office

Terms of Appointment: Five (5) year contractual appointment renewable every year following excellent performance evaluation.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

The Nutrition Officer will be responsible for monitoring and reporting of nutrition impact of project related activities and designing initiatives to foster household consumption of fish and value addition of cultural acceptable diets.

  • Develop initiatives to link national nutrition programs with fisheries agri-business development and local consumption in schools, homes, hospitals. restaurants, etc
  • Contribution to the production of nutrition sensitive diet literature for dissemination and participation in the development of training modules,
  • Work closely with district, regional and central staff to promote fish consumption into district level planning as well as alongside other donor partners such as FAO and WFP;
  • Participation in the identification of key monitoring and evaluation indicators related to the nutrition:
  • Production of technical documents (TOR, technical reports, etc.) related to nutrition workplan;
  • Support PIU staff to create the enabling environment for smooth and effective delivery of the Nutrition impact;
  • Assist project staff in integrating nutrition components in development activities at the assigned project planning mechanism;
  • Provide technical support to social mobilizers, and local communities and ensure the quality of the work and meeting the deadline;
  • Support for conducting nutrition surveys in all project sites and generate discussion within the nutrition forums for any issues which needs to be addressed jointly:
  • Support delivery of a comprehensive package of nutrition services and health service promotion activities at district.

3. Qualifications
  • Holds a university degree in health sciences with a focus on nutrition and well-being;
  • Have at least five (5) years professional experience in health and nutrition within development project
  • Have sufficient knowledge of the rules and procedures of AfDB;
  • Have good computer skills (including Word, Excel, Access, and accounting software. etc.).


Applicants for the vacancies should submit their applications together with copies of relevant certificates and Curriculum Vitae to.

The Chairperson

Internal Procurement and Disposal Committee

Ministry of Agriculture, Irrigation and Water Development

P. O. Box 30134

Lilongwe 3.

Email:  and cc: 

To reach him not later than 28th November, 2019

You can get the full Terms of Reference from or by requesting for the document from:


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