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Programme Component Manager at GIZ

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00


The GIZ project “EYA! ATVET Employment for rural women and youth” is aimed at improving the employment and income opportunities in the agri-food sector in rural areas with a special focus on youth. It applies the so-called integrated approach to employment promotion. This is an innovative approach which focuses on creating employment opportunities, improving employment prospects and link labor supply and demand in the agriculture and food sector on the basis of specific needs and interests of young people, in order to improve their income and employment situation.
The focus intervention areas in Malawi are:
1. Improved qualification of women and youth for the agricultural and agri-food sector
2. Increasing new and supplementary job opportunities through support to MSMEs, smallholders and start-up creation as well as development partnerships with the private sector
3. Improved framework conditions and integration of young people into rural labor markets through innovative matching activities
4. Innovation transfer (South–South exchanges) and knowledge management to benefit partner institutions.
In Malawi the project is implemented in close collaboration with the Ministry of Industry & Industry (MoIT) as political partner as well as with the Ministry of Labour (MoL) and TEVETA.
The EYA! ATVET Project is a country package of the global project “Employment in rural areas with focus on youth”, that is also implemented in Burkina Faso, Kenya and Mozambique. There is a regular exchange between the technical advisors of each country package.
The Programme Component Manager will be responsible for the successful planning, implementation and reporting of co-financed activities by the Royal Norwegian Embassy (RNE) and the main focal person for the project’s collaboration with TEVETA. Furthermore, the Component Manager shall play a vital role in the gender focal point group of the country office.
The Programme Component Manager is expected to support the formulation of coherent policy frameworks for the reform of agricultural education with a focus on the inclusion of women and youth. He/she will implement market-oriented and competency-based technical vocational training measures at national level, with a focus on the ‘Gender makes Business Sense’ training programme developed by the module.
The Programme Component Manager will provide the necessary advisory support to the main partners (Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Ministry of Agriculture, TEVETA, training centres, private sector, NGOs etc) involved in the implementation of the project and on the issues of agricultural vocational training especially for women.
The Programme Component Manager will have the following main responsibilities.
  • RNE co financing
  • Main contact person for RNE in Malawi for the technical implementation of the co financing arrangement
  • Responsible for the successful implementation and indicator achievement as stipulated in the co financing arrangement
  • Develop, coordinate and implement the annual workplans of the project at policy and technical level and ensuring the implementation within the agreed timelines and budgets
  • Ensure annual budgets are developed and spend in line with the annual work plans
  • Write the annual progress report for co financing arrangement and organize the subsequent donor meetings
  • Lead and document monthly technical exchange with RNE

TEVETA project focal point and anchoring gender-sensitive approaches in the TEVT sector

  • Ensure close collaboration with TEVETA to foster policy dialog and anchoring of gender-sensitive trainings in the TVET system, provide capacity building to ATCs and regular exchanges regarding the project implementation
  • Ensure regular dialogue and cooperation between the national ATVET partners (e.g., the ministries of agriculture, education and labour, gender, steering committees, farmers’ and women’s associations, technical working groups, training service providers, agricultural training centres and private sector organizations and/or companies).
  • Support District councils in the implementation of project activities
  • Provide quarterly updates (brief reports) to the team leader on recent developments in (A)TVET sector on country but also regional (and AU) level
Gender focal point
  • Active engagement as gender focal person for the project and in the country office gender group
  • Research and stay abreast of gender sensitive/ transformative training approaches and new developments and advise the project team leader accordingly
Managerial tasks & reporting and documentation
  • Supervise and manage 6-10 technical advisors of the GIZ ATVET component
  • Collaborate actively with the other programme(s) in the country for the achievement of the project objective and results as well as integration of gender-transformative approaches
  • Lead the reporting to RNE (annual reporting, monthly updates, ad-hoc requests) and support the reporting to BMZ by providing all relevant information of the co-financing.
  • Support the project’s monitoring and evaluation system and take remedial action where necessary or inform the programme manager on issues that may impact on the strategic results of the project
  • Develop information material on ATVET approaches for sharing best practices through a knowledge management system (KMS) and ensuring joint learning within and beyond the project pilot countries and partner institutions
  • Document the experiences and “lessons” learned from the implementation of the project and ensure their scaling up at the national level, in the field of gender-transformative approaches in agricultural vocational training
  • M.Sc. or other relevant qualification in agriculture, international development, gender, education, Business Administration and any other related courses
  • At least 8-10 years of professional experience in project management of which 5 years are within a similar position as advertised
  • Knowledge and experience in agricultural policy advice, gender, rural development or similar
  • Knowledge on the market-oriented approach and experience in involving the agricultural private sector in developing occupational standards, curricula, modules and learning and teaching material to address the countries´ labour-market needs
  • Experience in developing gender-sensitive approaches, based on CBET, for the training of farmers, entrepreneurs, as well as trainers () and implementing it within and outside of the agricultural training institutions (ATC)
  • Experience in working in / with international development Corporations (will be an advantage)
  • Strong leadership, managerial and networking skills within a multicultural environment
  • Excellent IT skills (Internet, Microsoft Office, email).
  • Good oral and written communication abilities in English, German skills of advantage
Method Of Application
Interested candidates meeting the above requirements should submit their applications, with a one-page cover letter demonstrating how they meet the above requirements, along with a detailed CV (max. 5 pages) by 21st May 2023 to:
The Head of HR
P.O. Box 31131
Lilongwe 3
Or email to:
The following reference code of the call for application is strictly to be indicated in the subject line of the applicant’s e-mail: EYA!ATVET/2023/05/PCM/Name of applicant.
GIZ is an equal opportunity employer and welcome applications from individuals regardless of gender, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, age, or any other protected characteristic. We embrace diversity and believe that inclusivity in the workplace is essential to our success, and we are committed to creating a work environment where all employees are valued and respected.
Within its activities, GIZ is promoting and protecting human rights, health and wellbeing, and wishes to contribute to a world free from harm, exploitation and abuse. Prospective candidates should be willing to adhere to GIZ’ s Child Protection Principles, and Prevent Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment Policy.

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