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Malawi Soil Health Behavior Change Coordinator (Fixed-Term) at One Acre Fund

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One Acre Fund

About One Acre Fund
Founded in 2006, One Acre Fund supplies smallholder farmers in ten countries with the agricultural services they need to make their farms more productive. We provide quality farm supplies, delivered within walking distance of farmers’ homes, and agricultural training to improve harvests. We measure our success by our ability to make farmers more prosperous: On average, the farmers we serve earn 40 percent more profits on the land they enroll with One Acre Fund.

Founded in 2016, the Malawi program provides 56,000 farmers with quality farm supplies and training. We operate in two distinct regions of Malawi, the densely-populated Southern region focused on staple crops and the breadbasket Central region with its rich legume and cash crop farming history. To learn more about our work, look at our Malawi  program blog

About the Role
The Impact Soil Health Behaviour Change Coordinator role is in the Field Operations department. You will spearhead the development, testing, and execution of our Soil Health Behaviour Change strategy of OAF farmers in Malawi. You will lead the design, testing, and implementation of our Soil Health Behaviour Change strategy in Malawi. You will ideate, prototype, and refine interventions, coordinate campaign planning, and track results. As time progresses, you will evolve into taking on a broader and more set of behavior change initiatives, including the coordination of activities targeting the adoption of other impactful practices. Your success will be measured by increased adoption rates of sustainable soil practices, improved crop yields, and greater community engagement.

You will report to the Field Operations Impact Lead

Responsibilities

  • Support designing of minimum viable interventions for Soil Health Behavior Change campaignParticipate in ideation of interventions for the soil health campaign
  • Use strategic recommendations to prototype and create content of new initiatives
  • Leverage marketing/design mindset to build compelling messaging and materials
  • Iterating and refining materials through field experimentationTest prototyped interventions on the field
  • Use feedback and field learning to improve the intervention
  • Iterates until achieving final production of materials
  • Execute Soil Health Behavior Change campaignHelp coordinate planning and deployment of the campaign
  • Secure sourcing of materials/logistics/avenues required by the initiatives
  • Communicate and Collaborate with the field team, setting an enthusiastic momentum around the soil health campaign despite other program priorities
  • Track results and Assess Success of the interventionsSet up tracking system (meetings, KPIs, field visits) to ensure progress of the interventions
  • Gather feedback from farmers and field team through surveys and focus groups
  • Align with manager and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning team to measure success of initiatives through specific campaign surveys

Career Growth and Development
We have a strong culture of constant learning and we invest in developing our people. You’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to mentorship and training programs, and regular feedback on your performance. We hold career reviews every six months, and set aside time to discuss your aspirations and career goals. You’ll have the opportunity to shape a growing organization and build a rewarding long-term career.

Qualifications
Across all roles, these are the general qualifications we look for. For this role specifically, you will have:

  • An undergraduate degree in design, marketing, psychological or agricultural studies is strongly preferred.
  • At least 2 years of experience in implementing Agricultural Community outreach projects by conveying complex technical concepts to diverse stakeholders in both written and verbal communication.
  • 2+ years relevant professional experience (e.g. with an agribusiness, in agricultural extension or practical farmer-facing research)
  • Proficiency in Microsoft excel (can maintain complex spreadsheets), Google Sheets, Microsoft word, and creative tools.
  • Language: Fluent in both English and Chichewa

Preferred Start Date
As soon as possible

Job Location
Zomba, Malawi

Benefits
Health insurance, paid time off

Contract Duration
1 year

Eligibility
This role is only open to citizens or permanent residents of Malawi

Application Deadline
04 January 2024

One Acre Fund never asks candidates to pay any money or pay for tests at any stage of the interview process. Official One Acre Fund emails will always arrive from an @oneacrefund.org address. Please report any suspicious communication here (globalhotline@oneacrefund.org), but do not send applications or application materials to this email address.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion (DEI), and anti-racism are deeply connected to our organization’s mission and purpose. One Acre Fund aspires to build a culture where all staff feel consistently valued, represented, and connected – so that our team can thrive as professionals, and achieve exceptional impact for the farmers we serve.

We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender, gender identity or expression. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.