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Agriculture Field Officer at Anglican Council in Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Phalombe
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Anglican Council in Malawi



Department: Operations
Location: Phalombe
Reports to: Ministry Coordinator
Provides supervision to: Church Facilitators
Effective Date:

Purpose of the position: 

Under the direction of the Ministry Coordinator, the Agriculture Field Coordinator will be key personnel for implementation of Foundations for Farming program at community level. The Agriculture Field Coordinator will be responsible for the community mobilization and delivery of different project activities. The Agriculture Officer will also be responsible for producing activity, weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports on project’s activities.

The Agriculture Officer will directly work with targeted communities in Phalombe district to facilitate the identification, establishment, and running of the Foundation for Farming project.

Foundations for Farming is a program that aims at increasing resilience, food, nutrition, and income security of smallholder farmers while restoring man’s relationship with God.

Key Responsibilities
  • Responsible for facilitating the identification, formation and running of the foundations for farming farmer groups in close collaboration with the savings group Field Coordinators.
  • Work closely with Church Facilitators in the establishment of demonstrations plots.
  • Work closely with the Agriculture Coordinator, Agriculture extension and development Officers (AEDOs), Church Facilitators to ensure that the technical and operational aspects of the Foundations for Farming are uniform.
  • Work with district and EPA staff to organise field days and other publicity forums to ensure that non -participants of the Foundations for Farming appreciate the uptake and performance of different technologies.
  • Ensure that issues of gender, climate change, social inclusion, nutrition, and sustainability are incorporated in the running of the Foundations for Farming.
  • Compile and submit activity, weekly, monthly, quarterly, biannual reports and annual reports on activities implemented.
  • Identify and document best practices and case studies for sharing and learning with Anglican Council in Malawi (ACM) and consortium partners.
  • Participate together with other staff in regular planning, review, and coordination of project activities, suggesting adjustments where necessary.
  • Work closely with local church leadership and entire communities to initiate project activities, establish work targets and ensure that set targets are achieved.
  • Facilitate assessment, monitoring and evaluation in the field sites in accordance with project benchmarks and indicators.
  • Work with the Quality Assurance Officer to ensure that the project takes up recommendations and that lessons learned within the project are properly recorded and shared with other partners including communities.
  • Share lessons learnt with communities, development partners and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement a plan together with communities and other stakeholders to ensure effective project implementation.
  • Manage and control project resources under his/her responsibility effectively and responsibly.
  • Attend monthly mentoring meetings.
  • Attend weekly morning devotions.
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Ministry Coordinator.
 Key Relationships: Reports to the Ministry Coordinator 

Coordinates with  Ministry Coordinators, Agriculture Coordinator, Field Coordinators, Quality Assurance Officer, Finance & Administration Officer, District Agriculture Staff in Salima, EPA staff, Farmers, Pastors, Local Governance Structures, and other NGOs in the district.

Essential Qualifications and Experience
  • Diploma in Agriculture/Agronomy/Agriculture Extension.
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in managing rural development project including food and livelihoods or related projects.
  • Minimum of 3 years working in agricultural extension.
  • A high level of understanding of project cycle management approaches, project appraisal, monitoring and evaluation and partners’ capacity building.
  • Experience in budgeting and development of monthly work-plans.
  • Experience in writing activity, weekly, monthly and quarterly reports on different programme activities.
  • Experience in M&E including capturing of key programme data on indicators, supporting periodic assessments and populating the indicator performance tracking tables and other M&E tools.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of key aspects of development work; including food, nutrition and livelihood security, cross-cutting themes (e.g. gender, environment, HIV/AIDS), and integration of disaster mitigation and climate change response in development programming.
  • Skills in training/facilitation of development processes, including organization and mobilization of communities and networking among different development partners such as community-based organizations, government officers and other stakeholders.
  • Commitment to international and humanitarian NGO codes, standards and practices.
  • High level of integrity and high standards of personal conduct.
  • Previous experience of delivering gender training in agriculture projects.
Desirable Qualifications and Experience The following knowledge, skills and abilities may be acquired through a combination of formal schooling, self-education, and prior experience or on-job training: 

  • Degree in Agriculture/Agronomy/Agriculture extension.
  • Experience of Climate Smart Agriculture technologies.
Role Competencies:
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to work as part of team across different cultures.
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision and take initiative.
  • Ability to solve problems and take corrective action.
  • Ability to work in rural community in implementing programmes
  • Excellent facilitation skills
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Good understanding of cross-cultural issues.
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge of rural/community development
  • Good interpersonal and facilitation skills
Other Competencies/Attributes: 


  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Creative and team player
  • Flexible
  • Perform duties as required.
  • Honest and accountable
  • High sense of integrity
  • Quality achiever
  • Committed Christian and able to stand above denominational diversities
Working Environment / Conditions: Work environment: spending 80 % of his/her time in the field and 20% at the District Office.

Method Of Application

Interested candidates should send their applications together with their detailed Curriculum Vitae, three traceable referees and copies of certificates to:

The Finance and Administration Manager,
Anglican Council in Malawi,
Post Office Box 31120,
Lilongwe 3.

Closing date for receiving applications is 24th November, 2023.