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Agriculture Extension Development Officer at Chikwawa District Council

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  • Chikwawa
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Chikwawa District Council

Local Government Service Commission is inviting applications from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the following vacant positions tenable at Chikwawa District Council. The applicants must be willing to work in rural areas and subjected to Malawi Public Service Regulations (MPSR) from time
to time.


Grade: K/M8
Salary: Within the range of Government (Grade K/M8) Salary Scale Segment
Location: Chikwawa District Council
Responsible to:The successful candidate shall be responsible to the Agricultural Extension Development Coordinator (AEDC) of an EPA for planning,implementation, coordination and monitoring of Agricultural Extension Programmes, projects and activities in a section.


i. Interpret agricultural development and extension policies to farmers in a section.
ii. Formulate strategies for implementing Agricultural development programmes, projects and
activities in liaison with local leaders and other stakeholders in a section.
iii. Facilitate formation of farmer clubs, associations, trusts and cooperatives in a section.
iv. Provide technical support to Farmer-based organisations in management of farmer
organisations through organised training and coaching.
v. Conduct farmer training needs assessment in a section.
vi. Facilitate recruitment of farmers for specific training organised outside the section.
vii. Conduct agricultural production estimates in a section.
viii. In liaison with stakeholders, formulate strategies for achieving food security in a section.
ix. Organise, plan and implement farm demonstrations on various subjects in a section.
x. Manage research trials in a section.
xi. Facilitate implementation of mobile van campaigns in a section.
xii. Review farming families’ statistics in a section on a yearly basis.
xiii. Prepare and submit reports to Agricultural Extension Development (AEDO) regularly.
xiv. Attend fortnightly training sessions organised by the EPA.
xv. Maintain relevant data bank for all agricultural enterprises in a section.
xvi. Provide training services to farmers and stakeholders as per demand and requirement in a
xvii. Organise and implement field days, tours to successful demonstration in a section.

Qualification and Experience

Applicants must be in possession of a Diploma in General Agriculture obtained from a registered and
an accredited institution. Those with experience in Agriculture Extension have an added advantage.


Successful candidates must be willing to be deployed in rural areas.

Method Of Application

Interested applicants who meet the above requirements should submit their applications with
detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) including three traceable referees together with photocopies of
relevant certificates and a National ID to:

The Executive Secretary,

Local Government Service Commission,

P.O.Box 766,


Applications should be labelled on the envelope the position being applied for. Deadline for
receiving applications is 19th March, 2024. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

NOTE: Please, include your valid phone number (s)