Food Security and Livelihoods Technical Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL) Technical Coordinator  (1 position) under PDQ department. The role holder will work under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor – Child Poverty to support the design and delivery of Save the Children’s child poverty reduction programmes in Malawi. In addition, s/he will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of food security and livelihoods activities in the Abwenzi a Ana project in the respective catchment district and as guided by the program goals, objectives and implementation frameworks

S/he will support the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.  The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in Ntcheu, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local government and partner organizations.  This role includes a focus on issues including nutrition-sensitive programming, financial inclusion, market-based programming, youth and women economic empowerment, cash programming, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and livelihoods resilience building. In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

The FSL Technical Coordinator will report to the Senior Technical Adviser Child Poverty with a dotted line to the Abwenzi a Ana Programme Manager and work closely with Traditional Authority Facilitators and Community volunteers, as well as with other Technical Coordinators and other program team members from Abwenzi a Ana programme, including government and implementing partners. H/she will support the setup and launch, implementation and transitioning to government ownership of the Abwenzi a Ana  programme in Ntcheu.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in agricultural sciences, development studies or equivalent qualification.
  • 4 years at officer level; or 2 years at officer level and 2 years at senior officer level coordinating implementation of food security and livelihoods programmes
  • Understanding of food security and livelihoods
  • Familiar with nutrition-sensitive approaches, financial inclusion, market-based programming, youth and women economic empowerment, cash programming, Household Economy Approach (HEA) and graduation and livelihoods resilience building approaches.
  • Experience of project development and planning
  • Experience of context analysis, labour market assessments, market system/value chain analysis, gender analysis, Hazard Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment – non exhaustive list)
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning.
  • Able to use data and evidence to deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery
  • Significant experience in training, capacity building, and mentoring
  • Fluent in English and English writing skills


The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5 th  birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.




Find out more about this role by downloading the job description here   Job description


Date advertised: 1 Dec 2021

Closing date: 15 Dec 2021 – 23:59 CAT

Location:  Lilongwe, Malawi

Department:  Programme, Development and Quality

Type:  Fixed-term contract

Schedule:  Full-time

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