Overview

The Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) is a relief and development arm of the Catholic Church, it aims at creating awareness and empowering the disadvantaged men, women and youths at all levels to undertake development which is integral, gender and environment sensitive, sustainable and which promotes justice, human dignity and self-reliance with the active participation of the people themselves so that they take up responsibility of their own destiny. CADECOM of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe is implementing a number of projects in the areas of Food security and livelihoods, Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) among others.

With funding from German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through Hoffnungszeichen | Sign of Hope through Catholic Development Commission in Malawi (CADECOM) of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM), CADECOM is mainstreaming COVID-19 response into a running project called Strengthening of Small Holder Famers Resilience and Self-Help Capacity against the Effects of Climate Change in Mchinji district.

CADECOM is working with smallholder farmers from six Traditional Authorities namely; Mlonyeni, Nyoka, Mavwere, Zulu, Simphasi and Mkanda. The aim is to initiate the important information on farmer’s resilience through self-help capacity by necessitating the skills and knowledge given by Front liners (CADECOM) and/or using the locally available materials in their communities.

Based on the fact stated above, CADECOM has initiated various interventions which include; FFS, VSL, VNRMC, Livestock pass-on Scheme, Bee keeping and production, Orchard, Cassava, Sweet potato, Nutrition, irrigation, Cooperatives and Association, Gender Action Forums (GAF), Citizen’s Voice Action and Networking System, Community By-Laws establishment and associated Awareness Campaigns.

This project runs until January, 2023.

As such, the following job vacancy has arisen in the CADECOM of the Lilongwe Archdiocese as part of the above-mentioned project implementation:

Position: Covid-19 Response Officer (1)

Reporting: Project Coordinator

Location: Mchinji

Duration: 3 months.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES

She/he will be responsible in implementing activities pertaining to the project at TA level in Mchinji district where she/he will be based.

KEY FUNCTIONS:

  • Lead COVID-19 awareness raising activities among targeted communities
  • Conduct, facilitate and coordinate technical trainings aimed at building resilience of project beneficiaries against the effects of COVID-19
  • Be the key data collector regarding the project specifically on COVID-19 related activities, outputs and outcomes.
  • Promote networking with other stakeholders within the project impact areas that are implementing related activities/interventions
  • Participate, together with other staff, in regular planning, review, and coordination of project activities.
  • Support the Project Coordinator and other Project Field Officers in implementation of livelihoods and resilience activities associated with the project such as those on nutrition, agriculture or food security and natural resources management.
  • Prepare and submit accurate and timely reports and liquidation after every activity
  • Do any other duties assigned from time to time.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least a City and Guilds diploma in Tailoring and Fashion Designing, social work, rural development, or any other related disciplines with 2 years experience.
  • Experience in hands-on training in tailoring.
  • A good community mobilizer with strong organizational skills.
  • Energetic and assertive with a positive mind – set.
  • An excellent team player who employs a flexible work approach.
  • A keen interest in rural development and community initiatives, as well as; willing to stay and work in Mchinji.
  • Experienced facilitator.

OTHER IMPORTANT SKILLS

  • Hold a valid license to ride a Motor Bike
  • Fluency in English.
  • Knowledge of Catholic values and the Catholic social teachings of the Church.

MODE OF APPLICATION

Interested qualifying individuals should send their motivation letters of up to one page, CV of maximum three pages and names of three traceable referees to:

The Archdiocesan CADECOM Secretary

Archdiocese of Lilongwe

P.O. Box 631

Lilongwe.

Or email: recruitment@cadecomll.org

With copy to: vacanciesarchdll@gmail.com

Or hand delivered to CADECOM Lilongwe Offices in Likuni behind Likuni Mission Hospital.

Applications to reach him on and not later than 25th August, 2021.