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The Adventist Development Relief Agency (ADRA) is a relief and developmental arm of the Seventh Day Adventist Church which works with people in poverty and distress to create just and positive change through empowering partnerships and responsible action.

ADRA Malawi in collaboration with Self Help Africa, Action Aid, Evangelical Association of Malawi and Plan International, with funding from the European Union, is implementing a programme called BETTER, with a total funding of €14.6 million with EU contributing €13.96 million is a five year programme that aims at increasing the resilience, food, nutrition and income security of 402,000 smallholder farmers in the 10 districts of Karonga, Chitipa, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhata-Bay, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo and Mulanje. BETTER is part of the KULIMA (Kutukula Ulimi m’Malawi) Programme. KULIMA Programme with an estimated cost of €111 000 000, is funded by the EU contributing €100 ,000 ,000, and with joint co-financed by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and German Cooperation.

The BETTER programme has the following specific objectives; to strengthen agricultural extension services through 13,400 FFS groups in order to secure effective and productive services for smallholder farmers in 10 KULIMA districts; to increase the absorptive/ anticipatory, adaptive and transformative capacities of 402,000 smallholder farmers to adapt to adverse effects of climate change and improve food security in 78 EPAs in 10 KULIMA districts; to improve food security for 402,000 farmers through effective livelihood diversification and technology transfer.

ADRA Malawi is inviting applications to fill the following vacant position for the district implementing team in Thyolo.

OFFICE ASSISTANT

The purpose of the post Tenable in Thyolo.

To ensure that all office premises are clean at all times and that both internal and external mail is distributed and collected in an efficient and effective manner. Also to ensure that all office equipment and utensils are clean and properly taken care of.

Specific duties and responsibilities

  • Cleaning of all offices every day and as early as possible without disrupting normal work of the occupant(s).
  • Ensuring that all office equipment and utensils are cleaned and stored properly.
  • Distributing internal office mail efficiently to all offices.
  • Taking charge of all out-going and incoming external mail on behalf of the office.
  • Preparing tea and other refreshments for the staff.
  • Manning and securing the office when all officers are away. This includes answering the telephone effectively.
  • Attending to visitors (when-necessary) and directing them to the proper offices.
  • Maintaining confidentiality on office issues at all times.
  • Being a self-starter and working with minimum supervision.
  • Maintaining good personal hygiene and cleanliness at all times.

Essential qualifications and experience

  • Minimum of Malawi School Certificate of Education.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in a similar position.
  • Must be a self-starter and can work with minimum supervision.
  • Should be fluent in English.

Attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful and enthusiastic candidate.

How to apply

Applications with detailed CV that provide traceable record, contact phone numbers and three traceable referees must be sent or hand delivered to the following address not later than 21st October, 2019:

The Human Resources Manager,
ADRA Malawi,
P.O. Box 951,
BLANTYRE

Email: vacancies@adra.org.mw

For more details visit our website www.adra.org.mw 

Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. ADRA Malawi is an equal opportunities employer and qualified women are encouraged to apply.


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  • Location
    Thyolo
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    22 Oct, 2019

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