NRM Field Monitor (2 Positions)

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Zomba, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of NRM Field Monitor (2 positions) for Titukulane Project to be based in Zomba. The project will be implemented in Zomba; covering all Traditional Authorities. The role holder will be responsible for the provision of technical support in implementation of all Disaster Risk Reduction activities. S/he shall work with Resilience DRR Technical Coordinator to strengthening individual, household and community resilience by strengthening community systems for disaster risk management and natural resources management, and increasing women’s participation in decision making structures. He/She will work in close collaboration with the Agriculture Field Monitor and Marketing Field Monitor in the Titukulane project.

S/he will be representing Save the Children in the Titukulane consortium working closely with Purpose 3 technical working group and project’s DRR team in general in implementing activities for the project at district level. The NRM Field Monitor shall be accountable to Resilience DRR Technical Coordinator and shall provide progress reports and updates as well as recommendations on any required changes and adjustments on field activities.

The NRM Field Monitor shall be responsible for supporting development of monthly, quarterly and yearly detailed program activity implementation plans including budgets, projections and other appropriate requirements as per community disaster management (DM) plans. S/He will provide technical support for conducting baseline surveys, performance evaluation, and impact monitoring and project end line evaluation. In addition, the ideal candidate will have demonstrated good knowledge and interest in disaster risk reduction and emergency programing and be dedicated to SCI mission and values.

Please note that the positions are based in a local village community and would suit those who are currently living in or close to the implementing villages; or are comfortable to live there.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have: 

  • A minimum qualification of a tertiary certificate in Natural Resource Management, Disaster risk Reduction Agriculture, Climate Change, Community Development or any other related field. Those with a diploma in the related field shall have added advantage.
  • At least 4 years of experience in Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency response, Food Security and Livelihood programming.
  • A strong understanding of participatory methods, community mobilisation and capacity building including PCVA
  • Sound knowledge on participatory Scenario Planning and contingency planning.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields and apply solutions to obstacles.
  • Strong understanding of DRR & Climate Change, Food security and livelihood programmes and rural development.
  • Very good supervisory skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows/Word/Excel required.
  • Proven ability to follow procedures, meet team objectives and work independently and cooperate with team members and diverse groups of people including government.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office with sound report writing skills.
  • Valid motorcycle driving license
  • Good communication skills; excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and community structures.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


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