Field Facilitator (Balaka)

Field Facilitator – Concern Universal – Balaka 

Up to 31st July 2018

With support from the Project Manager, Will be the primary contact person between the project and the communities, will therefore be responsible for coordinating and ensuring that all project’s environmental and natural resources management activities are properly planned and facilitated at the community level in collaboration with GoM extension staff

Sensitization of relevant community based authorities, opinion leaders, and key change agents, using a firm understanding of local social networks and power dynamics, Facilitate the strengthening of community/natural resources interest groups in environmental management and social and gender enhancement, Mobilise communities to conduct participatory planning an implementation of project activities, Conduct regular follow up visits to target communities to encourage and motivate them to carryout project activities within schedule, raise awareness and facilitate critical analysis of community issues and opportunities, particularly related to natural resource use and management, Ensure mainstreaming of HIV/aids, gender, rights and environmental management activities in the project, Work with communities to vision, design, prioritise and implement project initiatives, innovation and collective actions, through coordinating and liaising with other stakeholders, This includes supporting development of Environmental and Village Action Plans as well as assisting stakeholders to identify and mobilise local resources to implement initiatives, This should involve ensuring active and meaningful involvement and participation of most vulnerable groups within local communities as well as the promotion of women in leadership, Assisting communities to establish and strengthen relevant linkages with different development stakeholders, as well as collective advocacy, Provide technical inputs and actively promote sustainable environmental and natural resource management practices, Ensure proper management and efficient use of project resources including motorcycle and contribute to progress and impact reports as required

Minimum of a Diploma in Environmental Management, Community Development, Rural Development or other relevant disciplines with bias to environmental/natural resources management, At least 5yrs of relevant experience related to rural livelihoods activities, facilitation and reporting with a good understanding of participatory tools, gender, HIV and AIDS, environment, capacity building and human rights issues, Proactive and highly motivated individual who requires the minimum of supervision, Strong respect and empathy for rural communities, a deep personal commitment to promoting women’s rights, as well as an affinity to U’s mission and values of human respect, partnership and integrity, Valid motorbike licnce/willing to urgently acquire the licence at own expense, Planning and organisation skills and excellent interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills, Computer skills, especially and processing and spreadsheets, Fluency in written and spoken English and Chichewa

The position attracts a generous benefits packages including a competitive salary, housing allowance, medical, insurance, annual leave, leave grant etc

To apply for this post, candidates must submit a completed Application Form, Please note that CVs and cover letters will onto be accepted,

Please visit http://concern-universal.org/who-we-are/vacancies/ to download the application Form and then submit the completed form via email to malawi.jobs@concern-universal.org  If you have difficulty accessing the form, then contact us at the above mail address 

Closing date for the receipt of completed applications forms is midnight 28th September  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted For more information about CU, please visit our website at www.concern-universal.org  Concern Universal is an equal opportunity employer, and women are particularly encouraged to apply