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BACKGROUND

The Gender Responsive Ultra Poor Graduation Project Is being implemented by a consortium of Oxfam and Christian Aid, with Oxfam as a lead and grant holder. The project is being implemented in three Traditional Authorities namely; Nsanama, Saolo and Chamba in Machinga district, with the objective of enhancing the resilience and sustainably graduate 2050 rural households including women and the youth from ultra-poverty. This is a Government of Malawi and International Fund for Agriculture Development (iFAD) project under the ‘Financial Access for Rural Markets, Smallholders and Enterprises: (FARMSE) Programme. The project will be implemented by Churches Action in Relief and Development (CARD) as a downstream partner in partnership with Christian Aid

CARD and Christian Aid are members of the ACT Alliance, a global alliance of more than 145 churches and church related organisations working together to create positive and sustainable change In the lives of the poor and marginalised people.


POSITION: PROJECT COORDINATOR

CARD has a vacancy for the post of Project Coordinator for the FARMSE program being implemented in Machinga District. The Project Coordinator shall be based at CARD Field Offices in Machinga and wilt be reporting to the Project Officer. On the technical front concerning the programme the Project Coordinator will work hand in hand with the Technical Manager at Christian Aid Office in Lilongwe under the FARMSE programme.

Job Summary

Under the leadership of the Program Manager at CARD Head Office and the Project Officer in the district, the Project Coordinator is responsible for the management, coordination and implementation of the project activities as per detailed implementation plan He/She will be providing technical support to the Case Workers in all the 3 TA’s under the project. The Project Coordinator will lead the project team under his/her jurisdiction, maintaining relationships with other program staff in Machinga, partners, local government in conjunction with the Project Officer.

Responsibilities
  • Oversee project’s day to day activities as indicated in the implementation plans, Monitoring & Evaluation plan as agreed in the partners’ agreements.
  • Lead the planning of program activities and set high performance targets ensuring adherence to technical standards, CARD quality programming standards, best practices and donor guidelines.
  • Continuously support the professional development of his/her team by providing feedback and learning opportunities.
  • Be responsible for caseworkers and volunteers.
  • Will perform M&E related duties including collecting and managing data, monitoring data collection for caseworkers, performing preliminary routine data quality assessments at district level.
  • Conducting coaching, mentoring and capacity building for caseworkers, lead farmers and project participants.
  • Actively participate in district level ultra-poor graduation and Social Cash Transfer Programme (SCTP) networks and relevant committees and sub-committees.
  • Build capacity of the District Committees and other related committees.
  • Ensure activities comply with the policies and regulations of the project holders.
  • Create linkages with other stakeholders in the district at national level in liaison with the Project Officer.
  • Timely and quality preparation of donor project narrative reports.

Qualifications: Education/Technical Skills and Experience

The right candidate should possess the following:
  • Bachelor Degree in Development Studies, Agriculture Economics, Social Sciences, or any other relevant fields.
  • At least not less than 4 years’ experience working in program and management of Food Security/ Nutrition and Enterprise development related field.
  • Proven understanding of social protection landscape including Malawi National Social Support Programme (MNSSP)
  • Experience with social cash transfer programme (SCTP) is a desired attribute (added advantage)
  • Traceable experience in ultra-poor graduation programming is also desirable.
  • Team player and able to lead others as a team.
  • Experience In working with a diverse community.
  • Good understanding of project management and Implementation.



CODE OF CONDUCT AND RELATED POLICIES

CARD adheres to the ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and the Core Humanitarian Standards, implemented alongside other related policies; such as the Safeguarding policy, Anti fraud Policy and the Child Protection Policy. These have been developed to ensure protection of the vulnerable groups from exploitation. The policies clarify the roles and responsibilities of CARD staff, volunteers, visitors, consultants’ partner organizations and other stakeholders in their dealings with CARD and right holders. Any candidate offered a job with CARD will be expected to sign the CARD ACT Alliance Code of Conduct and related policies as appendices to their contract of employment. By signing the Safeguarding Policy and the related policies, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the contents of the policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of the policies.


How to apply

Interested persons with suitable qualifications should submit their applications together with a detailed Curriculum Vitae and names of three traceable referees, one of whom should be clergy to:

Executive Director,
Churches Action in Relief and Development,
P.O Box 2733,
Blantyre

Or

Email: card@cardmw.org

Closing date for receiving applications is Monday 28 October, 2019 at 17:00 hours. Only short listed applicants wit be acknowledged. Women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Those interested should be prepared to start work the 1st week of November 2019.


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  • Location
    Machinga
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    29 Oct, 2019

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