Program Officer

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Farm Radio Trust (FRT) is an indigenous Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), whose main goal is promotion of information for sustainable livelihoods of farmers through innovative agriculture extension and advisory service delivery using radio enhanced by ICTs.

Job Title: Program Officer
Supervisor Title: Director of Programs
Type of Employment: One Year Contract Position subject to on funding availability and performance.
Position Location: FRT National Offices (Lilongwe) with periodic field travel


This position is aimed at contributing towards achievement of the FRT vision of information for sustainable livelihoods through dissemination of sound, evidence-based and scientifically proven technologies and services in all fields of rural development. The program officer shall lead the Implementation of projects to ensure high programmatic, technical and operational standards. He/she will ensure close coordination and collaboration with the relevant departments within FRT and other partners and act as liaison with project process stakeholders.

• Develop projects work plan in line with the donor. Conduct community mobilization and needs assessments for partners and community structures
• Provide oversight on day-to-day implementation of project activities
• Design, coordinate communication interventions that enhance Social Communication and Behavioral Change
• Design and facilitate partner capacity building in the relevant trainings based on the results of needs assessment
• In liaison with finance department support the financial management, planning and implementation in line with agreed work plan
• Take a leading in the project documentation of project progress reports (monthly, quarterly and annual progress reports donor reports and case studies).
• Support the M&E, Knowledge management Specialist in undertaking project monitoring and evaluation activities in accordance with work plan and M&E plan, including field-based monitoring, and coordinating with partners conducting external M&E on project related activities.
• In collaboration with ICT team ensure that ICT platform for the project are operational and functional at all times including content
• Work in collaboration with FHL Business Development team to map out business opportunities and source business opportunities of interest to Farm Radio Trust.
• Represent FRT in managing networks and partnership with project partners


Education and Experience
• A minimum of degree in Social Sciences and/or Communications/ Agriculture, Rural Development
• At least minimum of 5 years hands-on experience in project management and implementation
• In-depth understanding and experience in agricultural communication
• Experience in capacity development of national stakeholders.
• Proficiency skills in the usage of computers and office software packages.
• Good communication skills
• Willing to work under pressure and meet deadlines
• Team player, honest and commitment to gender equality

Benefits/rewards of job:
FRT will offer competitive salary and related benefits commensurate with the position and experience.

How to apply

Send your CV with three traceable referees, and motivation letter highlighting relevant achievements to [email protected] quoting the position applying for in the subject line.

Closing day for receiving applications

10 th January, 2022

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