Temporary Research Analyst (Moringa Value Chain)



Job Title:  Temporary Research Analyst (Moringa Value Chain)

Reporting to: Programmes Coordinator (IA)

Job Location: Blantyre

*Contract duration: 3 months with possibility of extension subject to Funding*


GOAL has been working in southern Malawi since 2002 and currently has a presence in five districts (Nsanje, Chikwawa, Machinga, Mangochi and Balaka). GOAL’s global objective is to promote resilient well-being by: helping people to survive crisis; promoting optimal and resilient health; promoting food and nutrition security, and; supporting people to have sustainable and decent work. GOAL maintains close working relationships with the district authorities and relevant line ministries. 

Key duties:

  • In consultation with the IA Coordinator and relevant technical team, conduct meetings with key stakeholders to develop relationships with other stakeholders on moringa value chain and marketing
  •  Conduct an analysis of on-farm moringa production with focus on moringa oil and moringa leaf powder and any other information in relation to other bye-products of moringa crucial among moringa farmers and market actors.
  • Document actors involved in moringa value chain
  • Analyse cost of moringa production
  • Document and analyse different market linkages and constraints
  • Establish value addition activities undertaken on moringa
  • Come up with recommendations regarding the most viable value chain(s)
  • Represent GOAL in technical and/or coordination meetings, as requested;

Key deliverables:

  • Ensure line manager is kept updated of activity developments, including difficulties, through regular direct personal communication weekly and monthly reports.
  • Maintain complete, up-to-date and orderly records of project, correspondence, and documents.
  • Document and review monitoring findings and lessons learned to measure quality of activities and troubleshoot needs for ongoing technical assistance.
  • Document final report for Moringa value chain

Additional job responsibilities

The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience or the deliverables of the job will be reviewed from time to time in agreement between GOAL & the research analyst

Required Qualification/Experience

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience as a research analyst on similar field with an International NGO
  • Experience in in value chain analysis
  • At least a bachelor’s degree in agriculture or development studies or any other related field
  • Ability to work under intense pressure.
  • High level of honesty, commitment and expertise
  • Fluent in spoken and written English
  • Report writing skills
  • Computer Skills, including proficiency in Email, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word is essential

How to apply 

Interested candidates should submit application letter and  curriculum vitae consisting  at least three references for similar work  by 21st  September, 2018 to jobs@mw.goal.ie  Please use this email subject line: Consultant Moringa Value Chain  or send to: The Human Resources Manager, GOAL, P.O. Box PO Box 31807, Blantyre 3.

GOAL has a Staff Code of Conduct and a Child Protection Policy, which have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants and children from exploitation. GOAL also has a confidentiality policy ensuring the non-disclosure of any information whatsoever relating to the practices and business of GOAL, acquired in the course of duty, to any other person or organisation without authority, except in the normal execution of duty. Any candidate offered a job with GOAL will be expected to adhere to these policies. Any job offer made is also subject to police clearance. GOAL is an equal opportunities employer.

This Job Description only serves as a guide for the position available. GOAL reserves the right to change this document. Any published closing dates are estimated.  Due to the nature of GOAL’s work we aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible.  This means that we will close adverts as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date.  We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.

Comment on advertised Job

Salome R.

13th of September, 2018 3:36:06 pm

Location: Blantyre

Employment Type: Contractual

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 21st September, 2018

Company: Goal Malawi

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