Local position

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of NRM & Resilience Field Monitor (4 positions) for Titukulane Project to be based in Zomba. The project will be implemented in Zomba; covering all Traditional Authorities.

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Under the supervision and direction of the NRM Coordinator, the incumbent will work closely with Project Integration Officers and all field-based staff responsible for NRM field activities, Community mobilisation, sensitizing communities, and collaborating with government extension workers and other key stakeholders in the area.

In the event of a major climatic or environmental related emergency, the position holder will be expected to work outside the normal job description and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

Please note that the positions are based in a local village community and would suit those who are currently living in or close to the implementing villages; or are comfortable to live there.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:

  • A minimum of a Certificate in Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Community Development or Rural Development or any other related field. Diploma possession and knowledge in CBNRM, Climate change adaptation and mitigation as well as DRR issues will be a plus.
  • At least 3 years of experience in NRM, Disaster Risk Reduction and Emergency response, Food Security and Livelihood programming.
  • A strong understanding of participatory methods, community mobilisation and capacity building including PCVA
  • Sound knowledge on participatory Scenario Planning and contingency planning.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and creativity in planning and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields and apply solutions to obstacles.
  • Strong understanding of DRR & Climate Change, Food security and livelihood programmes and rural development.
  • Very good supervisory skills.
  •  Proficiency in Microsoft Windows/Word/Excel required.
  • Proven ability to follow procedures, meet team objectives and work independently and cooperate with team members and diverse groups of people including government.
  • Competence in Microsoft Office with sound report writing skills.
  • Valid motorcycle driving license
  • Good communication skills; excellent command of written and spoken English
  • Proven capacity to supervise, train and coach staff and community structures.

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.


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