Title: Program Manager
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Travel: Up to 50% (locally)
Reports to: Country Director
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 their businesses, their farms, and strengthen their linkages.
TechnoServe is looking fora Program Manager (PM) to lead the implementation of its Strengthening Malawi’s Oilseed Value Chains Through the Private Sector Program.
The Program Manager will manage and represent the TechnoServe/GIZ program in Malawi. Through strong leadership and technical support, the PM will lead the design, implementation, and supervision of all program activities. S/he will establish and maintain dose liaison with all program partners (in particular processors, farmers, and the donor), as well as with all relevant stakeholders (including private sector, government agencies, traditional authorities, and civil society) to facilitate program unfolding and results achievement.
Key Duties and Responsibilities