Development Worker (m/f) - Monitoring and Evaluation of Aquaculture at the Farmers Association in Malawi


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With the dispatch of qualified specialists as development workers, GIZ contributes to the sustainable improvement of living conditions of people in developing and transition countries


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  • Assignment period:
    10/01/2018 - 10/31/2020
  • Field:
    Rural Development
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Job description

The Development Worker (m/f) will support the national IFFNT, which is supporting the fish farming sector in Malawi, to improve their organizational capacities, in particular Monitoring & Evaluation System, and to introduce Impact Monitoring. The project is part of the BMZ's special initiative SEWOH which has the target to reduce poverty and hunger. IFFNT develops fish farming models with low-level input and in an environmentally sustainable way. These fish farming models aim at supplying fish at an affordable price for vulnerable populations, and as a response to depleted wild fish stocks in lake Malawi. The focus is on small scale Tilapia culture. IFFNT offers extensive experience in the field of strengthening farmer organizations and in the provision of technical assistance for the training of fish farmers.

Your tasks

  • Your main task will be to improve the existing Monitoring & Evaluation system, to develop indicators for impact monitoring and to implement the impact monitoring system together with IFFNT colleagues.
  • After having identified adequate parameters to collect data for the improved M&E system, you will set up a database and analyze the results in order to give recommendations for further interventions.
  • You will work closely with the local M&E responsible and give M&E trainings for IFFNT who shall participate in data collection and analysis and also in the formulation of impact indicators.
  • You will support the local team in interview techniques for adequate data collection.
  • Regular meetings with the Project’s Implementing Responsible in Lilongwe to report and match with M&E requirements of the Global Program.

Your profile

  • Experience in Monitoring & Evaluation Systems, especially Impact Monitoring and experience in interviewing techniques
  • Handling of socioeconomic data: collection, household surveys, data filling, analyses (e.g. Excel, Access).
  • English and German; be ready to learn the Chichewa language 
  • Knowledge in aquaculture (Tilapia farming) and ecological and social aspects thereof
  • Be ready to do frequent field missions (short term) in remote areas
  • Experience in Agronomy or Value Chain approach
  • GIS experience
  • International driving license
  • Structured thinking and working. Strength in communication and interviewing techniques. Ability to collect, organize and evaluate data. Positive attitude to extreme circumstances (warm, damp, power failures, little luxury). Appreciation of a natural environment: patience

Location information

  • Place of residence: Domasi
  • Climate: Tropical high land climate, rainy season from December to April, cooler temperatures in June-August
  • Health System: Adequate medical care, 1 embassy accredited doctor, 3h drive to the capital
  • Shopping Opportunities: Good shopping possibilities in Zomba, also for European articles (South African supermarkets)
  • Accessibility: Well-developed main streets, several bus connections to the capital, 1.5 h drive to Blantyre
  • School System: International school in Zomba from class 1 to 6. In Blantyre from class 7 to 13 (boarding school); school fees are covered according to GIZ rules


GIZ's Development Service is looking forward to applications of candidates with a professional qualification and / or university degree and at least two years of professional experience. In addition you hold the German nationality or the nationality of a member state of the European Union.

Please understand that we can accept and process in principle only applications via our E-recruiting system. If you should not be able to post an application via the system, you are welcome to contact the phone number and E - Mail address indicated at the end of the job description.

Our benefits

We are a global service provider within the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. We offer you the opportunity to deploy your technical know-how at one of our locations in more than 130 countries., During the preparation phase, you will receive initial insights into GIZ and the local conditions. This ensures you are as well prepared as you can be for your placement. You have the opportunity to contact other new starters, and to expand and develop your personal network., You will receive a medical check-up, as well as detailed advice on precautionary measures, vaccinations and malaria prevention. Every two years, you and your accompanying family members will receive a precautionary check-up. The medical service is available in emergencies for employees domiciled in Germany. It also provides advice for ergonomically designed workplaces. , For your service as a development worker we will pay you a monthly basic subsistence allowance. From the contractually agreed departure there is also an additional monthly expatriation allowance. This allowance increases if you are married and/or have dependent children - even if your family does not leave the country with you., Following your preparation in Germany, we offer you eight days’ departure leave so you can prepare for your deployment as a development worker., We reimburse the bulk of child care costs for dependent children under the age of 14 who are travelling with you. This entitlement lapses if your partner travels out with you and does not work as a development assistant or an integrated specialist. Up to 92.5% of costs for pre-school and school enrolment are covered. , We help you find somewhere to live locally and reimburse the costs based on country-specific rent index., For supply trips, such as for shopping, to school or to the doctor, you can either use your company car or claim a monthly fixed-sum travel allowance. You may also use the company car for private use with the consent of your superior. , We provide health and liability insurance for you and your family. Family members travelling with you are also covered by accident insurance. During your working hours you are also legally covered by accident insurance. In countries affected by crisis your protection includes a comprehensive risk management system, which minimises personal hazards and risks.

About us

We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative and worldwide operating institution related to development policy. Your competencies and qualifications are demanded on the spot in an interdisciplinary team. You advise governmental and civil society organizations at local or municipal level. The Development Service of GIZ offers a comprehensive service package. It includes a specific technical and personal preparation. The basis for the deployment of specialists in the development service is the Entwicklungshelfer-Gesetz.


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