Field Monitors – Caseworker (Graduation Program)

Concern Worldwide Malawi

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting openings in Malawi for talented and committed individuals. Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in the districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje and Nsanje, implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.

Field Monitors-Caseworker (Graduation Program) — based in Mangochi

Purpose of the role:

To coordinate, implement and facilitate Concern Worldwide programmes at the household level, with support from Team Leaders, supporting the delivery of the graduation component of the livelihoods and resilience programme.

Responsibilities & Tasks 

  • Identify and verifies, in conjunction with the team leader, beneficiaries and farmer groups to participate in the programme.
  • Directly implements activities (together with local partners) and trains beneficiaries in a number of graduation related modules, which may include agricultural, agribusiness, natural resource, gender, and health and nutrition related issues according to needs.
  • Provide input into the development of training curriculum and visual IEC materials and assists in the elaboration of training documents in close collaboration with the Team Leader
  • Coordinate cash and asset inputs supplied to beneficiaries in close cooperation with the Team Leader and Programme Manager.
  • Coordinate and facilitate implementation of capacity-building activities with at TA and VDC level, to promote and ensure long-term sustainability of service delivery at community level.
  • Maintain good relationships with local structures (ADCs & VDCs) for the smooth implementation of development programs.
  • Conduct regular meetings, as agreed in the work plan, with beneficiaries and partners within the TA to track progress in achieving monthly, quarterly, annual and overall objectives and targets.
  • Facilitate partners to collect data for effective monitoring, influencing management decisions and planning.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, monthly and quarterly plans, reports on her/his activities, and submit to the Team Leader.

Credentials and Experience 

  • Minimum qualification of Diploma in the field of Gender and Development/ Agriculture/Agronomy/Community or Rural Development / Social Work
  • At least 1 years’ experience in as an extension worker and enumerator for a community based, agricultural livelihood project.
  • Experience in community targeting and registration Experience in coaching and mentoring
  • Experience in supporting and monitoring community based extension systems including the use of Lead Farmers in implementation of community and household activities
  • Experience in environmentally sustainable farming / NRM systems
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills
  • Able and willing to ride a pushbike.
  • Must be fluent in Yao.

Safeguarding at Concern: Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. in this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children ore recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Applications for the above career opportunities should include a cover letter, which should have a clearly labelled heading, attach updated curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Send your application to the email by close of business on Friday 18th October 2019. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.