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Community Mobiliser at Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

  • Full Time
  • Mulanje
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Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP)

COMMUNITY MOBILISER ON M’THUNZI PROJECT (M/F)

Job type: Full-time position

Contract duration: 1 year (with possibility of extension based on performance)

Salary: Competitive based on skills and experience

Location: Mulanje

Join the Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) and FCDO’s Work and Opportunity for Women (WOW) in an exciting opportunity! We’re seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Community Mobiliser to be part of our dedicated team driving the M’thunzi (Shade) project in Malawi. As a Community Mobiliser, you’ll play a pivotal role in promoting agroforestry technologies among tea smallholder farmers, ensuring they receive vital training and support to enhance gender equality, environmental sustainability, and economic prosperity.

About ETP

ETP is a global membership organisation working to catalyse long-term, systemic change, to benefit everybody who works in tea – especially people in tea-producing regions. ETP’s work addresses the key issues within economics, equality, and the environment. It focuses on delivering locally-led projects that involve communities, supporting the private sector to pioneer new business models, and engaging stakeholders to support policies that positively impact people in tea. ETP’s members include a range of tea companies, from the sector’s start-ups to the biggest multi-nationals. ETP convenes and facilitates collaboration between its members, businesses, governments, and civil society which enable it to mobilise its resources and deliver its broad range of work. Founded in 1997, ETP is a non-profit organisation and is supported by both its international members and other private and public sector donors

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Pilot and provide feedback on farmer trainings and toolkit resources to optimize program impact.
  2. Assist farmers in agroforestry farming management and distribute necessary materials.
  3. Recruit and engage lead farmers, VSLA agents, and block leaders, collaborating closely with extension staff.
  4. Monitor progress through on-site visits and regular interactions, updating M&E data on agreed KPIs.
  5. Collaborate with Tea Trust staff to ensure quality tree seedlings are produced and distributed.
  6. Collect case studies to showcase the impact of farmer participation on land and households.
  7. Identify and address any risks or issues affecting farmer engagement or project outcomes.
  8. Organize field visits, meetings, and reviews, and support the development of Agroforestry demonstration plots.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Forestry or Agricultural Extension.
  • Proven 3 year experience in community mobilization, project implementation, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Strong communication skills and stakeholder engagement abilities.

Join us in making a positive difference in the lives of tea-producing communities! Apply now to be part of this rewarding journey with ETP and WOW.

 

Closing date for application: 23rd May, 2024

 

Method Of Application
Please send applications to: [email protected]

The application should contain:

Curriculum Vitae – max 3 pages
Covering letter describing your suitability for this role and why you want to work for ETP- – max 2 pages

We regret that non-adherence to the above-mentioned page limitations and canvassing in any form will automatically disqualify you.

Interviews are expected to be held within 2 weeks of application deadline in Blantyre, Malawi, and virtually.

To apply for this job email your details to Lickson.Mchepa@etp-global.org