Quantum IT Development Officer


Job Brief:

Kudalira is seeking a Technical Development Officer to build the data analysis capacity of workers as it pertains to software tools throughout Malawi. This officer will support Kudalira initiatives which aim to help Malawians gain information technology skills in within private sector development, community outreach, and monitoring and evaluation initiatives.

Kudalira recognizes that many schemes in Malawi still are not as technically effident as they could be. In addition, many types of monitoring and evaluation are done intermittently, and without proper statistical framing. Though the tools to increase technically proficiency within Malawi exist, they are used haphazardly, and without a set schema or program. Kudalira as part of its strategy will be developing solutions to address the weaknesses in this area of Information Technology with the hiring of a Quantum IT Development Officer. This officer will develop curricula, and provide counseling to a variety of projects which Kudalira is associated with, and help staff from various organizations to learn different software skills, and the corresponding frameworks associated with them. Examples of this are: statistical data cleaning and visualization in R, map creation in QGIS, and survey development in CommCare and ODK. A key aspect of the position is utilizing opensource tools, such that any level of organization will have the ability to deploy them effectively, regardless of financial constraints. In addition to this, as a significant component of engagement will be spread across the private sector, experience in working with projects or programs which involved the private sector as clients, partners or implementing agencies would be an added advantage.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop lesson plans and provide training to a variety of beneficiaries on various sectors, focusing on but not limited to: R, QGIS, ArcGIS, VBA, Shiny, SurveyCTO/ CommCare.
  • Add value by providing one on one counseling to Malawian analysts, contractors, and thought leaders, who are looking for skills in intermediate to advanced data cleaning, analysis, and visualization techniques.
  • Develop a resource bank for medium sized business owners to create their own financial modelling tools.



  • Minimum 1-2 years of experience working within consulting, international development, or finance.
  • Preferable experience in the agricultural sector.
  • Preferable experience in the Sub-Saharan African region, Malawi preferred.
  • A strong background in R, GIS platforms, SurveyCTO/ CommCare, and financial modelling is required.
  • A curious and flexible personality, with the ability to self-manage a variety of projects.


To be considered, applicants must submit the following-

  • A letter of application explaining individual qualifications for this opportunity.
  • A current CV in reverse chronological format.
  • A list of at least 3 professional references including name, contact information, and statement of relationship to the reference.


How to apply

Application is by email only to:

Email: kudalira.blantyre@gmail.com 

on or before 15th August 2018 stating ‘Quantum IT Development Officer’ in the dialogue box.

Please attach your CV with a covering letter setting out your most relevant experience and explaining your past performance in this field.

Comment on advertised Job

Lilly D.

9th of August, 2018 3:06:37 pm

Location: Blantyre

Employment Type: Internship

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 15th August, 2018

Company: Kudalira

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