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Field Coordinator x10 at Total LandCare (TLC)

  • Full Time
  • Mzimba, Malawi
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  • Salary: 000

Total LandCare (TLC)

Total LandCare (TLC)

Total LandCare (TLC) is a registered non-governmental organization founded in 1999. With its headquarters in Malawi, TLC is also registered and operating in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia. TLC’s mission is to transform the livelihoods of rural households from subsistence to prosperity and self-reliance.

Achieving this goal involves building the capacity of organized groups of farmers and cooperatives to integrate sustainable agricultural and natural resource practices with initiatives to strengthen livelihoods and value chains linked to micro-finance and markets. The ultimate aim is to increase farm productivity, diversification, profitability and resilience with lower input costs and sound management of the landscapes for current and
future generations.

Total Land Care in partnership with Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has, through The Global EverGreening Alliance, received funding from the Climate Asset Management (CAM) towards the implementation of the Restoring Landscapes and Livelihoods in Malawi programme in Mzimba district, Chitipa, Ntchisi, Zomba
and Neno. TLC will be implementing the program in Mzimba district. The goal of the programme is to improve livelihoods, food security and resilience to climate change in Malawi through restoring ecosystem services and improved management of agricultural, pastoral and forest areas contributing to emissions reductions. This programme will enable and build substantial carbon sinks and sequestration opportunities, allowing viable
returns to both farmers and investors.

The proposed programme aims to restore the land and livelihoods of 305,000 small-scale farming households, covering an area of approximately 275,000 hectares. It will enhance ecosystem services and carbon sinks, using locally appropriate EverGreening practices, in order to sequester 11,350,543tCO2e and generate 8,512,907certified carbon credits for the benefit of local communities and the investor.To improve the landscapes and livelihoods across Malawi, the programme will take a multi-faceted, evidence-based approach to strengthen social, institutional and economic infrastructure, and will develop equitable agroforestry value chains and ecosystem-based businesses (include the engagement with carbon markets) that underpin the sustainability of scaling-up positive impacts being realised through EverGreening practices.

Applications are therefore invited from suitably qualified Malawians to fill the posts of Field Coordinator (X10), under the programme. Those interested and qualified, both male and female, are encouraged to apply. The responsibilities and requirements for each position are described below:

The Field Coordinator will be responsible for on the ground day to day implementation of project activities. The activities include sensitization and mobilization of beneficiaries, training households in various interventions, data collection, participatory monitoring & evaluation,identifying and preliminary documentation of successes, challenges, and impacts. He/she will report directly to the Project Manager.

Main Post Responsibilities

  • Sensitize and mobilize communities/farmers/farmer groups on relevant project activities.
  • Mobilize and provide training and support to farmers and communities in Natural Regeneration, Tree Planting, growing and managing selected value chain crops, village savings and loan (VS&L) and other related practices/technologies including data collection procedures for monitoring and evaluation.
  • Supervise and mentor communities, farmer groups, relevant local governance structures in the promoted EverGreening practices and value.
  • Assist the M&E Officer in data collection, analysis and reporting and provide input into the production of the
    project progress reports..
  • Collect data on VS&L performance checklist on monthly basis and or as required from time to time.
  • Identify and document success stories and lesson learnt.
  • Coordinate all field activities with other project members of staff and other relevant key stakeholders at field level.
  • Develop weekly, monthly, and quarterly field supervision plans.
  • Submit monthly and quarterly reports and provide any updates as may be required from supervisors from time to time.
  • Perform any other duties.

Qualifications And Desired Attributes

  • Diploma in Agriculture or related field.
  • Minimum of 3 years practical experience natural resource management and climate smart agriculture practices.
  • Familiar with relevant local governance structures.
  • Familiar with decentralized extension system, lead farmer/FFS extension approaches.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and leadership skills.
  • Computer literate in MS Word and Excel, as well as email correspondence.

An attractive remuneration will be offered to successful candidates commensurate with qualifications and experience. The contract is for 12 months renewable yearly based on performance.

Method Of Application

Applications including up-to-date Curriculum Vitae giving names, telephone numbers, physical and email addresses of traceable referees should be sent to the address below not later than 20th July, 2022.

Note: Applications via email will not be considered.

Managing Director
Total LandCare Malawi
Plot Number 12/520, Songwe Street, New Area 12
P.O. Box 2440,