Malawi New Program Growth Associate - Malawi
- Harare, Zimbabwe
|Job Role||Malawi New Program Growth Associate|
|Employment Type||Full Time|
|Monthly Salary||Negotiable based on experience|
|Career Level||Senior Management|
|Years of Experience||5|
|Degree||Master’s degree in Rural Development, international development, Business administration, Environmental economics, preferred|
In your role as the New Program Growth Associate, you will work with the IV Lead in co-strategising on new, compelling pathways and build field performance structures. You will lead strategy development and execution of program activities to dramatically improve our impact per farmer, de-risk our path to rapid build a strong field team and culture in the long term.
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Impact strategy and execution: With support from the Monitoring and Evaluation department, be the lead in conducting research to identify and roll out new compelling products.
Conduct species variety trials to identify new tree varieties to add to the program portfolio
Identify new services the program can add that would increase the impact on our farmers.
Scale strategy and execution: Use scouting data to build strategies and provide direction to rapidly scale the program across multiple districts in the next couple of years ensuring scale targets are hit.
Spend amounts of time in the field scouting new possible areas of expansion.
Identify risks and mapping out possible measures.
Build a clear execution calendar for expansion.
Field team advancement : Invest a significant amount of time understanding field team members and building their development plans, tailoring training material to suit their needs and creating/ improving management tools.
Create tailored field trainings for multiple activities
Improve Measurement tools for field teams
Experience working in Extension Services, or implementing development programmes in rural locations preferred.
Leadership experience at work, or outside of work, and enthusiasm for learning.
Build teams and work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
Easily explain complex technical concepts in plain language.
Manage the complexity of our products, regions, and calendars to meet all of our deadlines.
Identify impact opportunities.
Passion for working with and training others, with strong experience contributing to capacity building and professional development of colleagues and direct reports
Language: English required. Chichewa - advantage(but not required)
Strong educational background; Master’s degree in Rural Development, international development, Business administration, Environmental economics, preferred.
5 years of relevant work experience which includes qualitative and quantitative research on smallholder agriculture, with an emphasis on adoption of improved technologies or new business models, preferably including some work around agroforestry.
Experience with research and extension project design and management, including participatory methods, on-farm trials, surveys and focus groups.
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