Digital Extension Champion – Intern

Farm Radio Trust


Farm Radio Trust (FRT) is a leading non- governmental organization dedicated exclusively to serving smallholder communities through the provision of ICT based information, communication, extension and advisory services in Malawi with a growing reputation and involvement in program and policy development processes across sub-Saharan Africa. Our vision is a ‘world that has sustainable livelihoods of farming communities’. FRT was registered under the Trustees Incorporation Act on 14 June 2009; registered as a local non-governmental organization under Council for Non-Governmental Organizations in Malawi (CONGOMA) on 17th November 2010 with registration number C510/2010. FRT is also registered with NGO Board since June 2013 with registration number NGO/R/13/58.

Position: Digital Extension Champion – Intern

Duty Station: Kasungu (in the 6 targeted EPAs: Chulu, Chipala, Lisasadzi, Mkanakhothi, Chamama & Mtunthama)

Purpose of the Role

The position will be responsible for ensuring that that there is increased technological usage that will lead to increased knowledge uptake/adoption of various agricultural technologies; through utilization of ICTs among smallholder farmers.

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support activities of impact ICT hubs;
  • Strengthening youth-led and women groups ICT hubs
  • Promoting women and youth participation in agriculture by deliberately ensuring increased membership of women and youth in ICT hubs.
  • Support training of ICT hubs on knowledge uptake and utilization through ICTs.
  • Supporting the identification of digital peer educators at EPA level;
  • Supporting training of ICT hub in the use of digital platforms and tools to access agriculture information;
  • Facilitating the collection of field GPS data for remote sensing;
  • Identification of challenges and new solutions in extension delivery through ICTs;
  • Provide updates to AEDOs on digital extension services with ICT hubs;
  • Ensure safe keeping of digital gadgets & assets and financial resources within their jurisdiction;
  • Monitor the activities of impact ICT hubs and other ICT hubs within their locality
  • Production of regular implementation/progress reports.


  • A diploma in agriculture or any related field from LUANAR or institutions of higher learning for agriculture. Those with a bachelor’s degree will have an added advantage.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent stakeholder management and interpersonal skills
  • Familiar with the use of ICTs in extension delivery
  • Enthusiastic with an ability to learn and innovate
  • Not more than 35 years old.

The Digital Champions will be recruited on an internship basis hence the internship policy will apply.

Applications for the above opportunity should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading and with an updated curriculum vitae with names of three referees.

Shortlisting will be done on a rolling basis.

Due to the volume of applications FRT receives, FRT will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Send your application by close of business to by CoB Monday, 11th July 2022.

FRT is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.