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SOFRECO is a highly international company in terms of its clients, its partners, the nationalities of its experts, its headquarters staff and its presence in numerous countries.

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We have three types of clients: governments, administrations and public bodies; public and private companies; multilateral and bilateral development funding agencies.

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SOFRECO employs several hundred senior and junior experts of various nationalities, the vast majority of whom are technical specialists

Expert in Capacity Development for Food and Nutrition, Malawi (Lilongwe)

Malawi (Lilongwe)
“Afikepo” Nutrition Programme in Malawi

The proposed Team Leader will support operational management of the intervention and facilitate and coordinate a smooth and timely implementation of the programme including identifying the need for and the mobilisation of the other key and non- key experts. He/she will initiate, facilitate and monitor the change processes supported under the three results areas. He/she will be responsible for reporting to the programme management bodies and the PSC Secretariat. He/she will also be responsible for liaison with the NAO, EU Delegation and other Afikepo stakeholders through the Director for Nutrition and Imprest Administrator ensuring quality and timeliness of their deliverables.Apart from overall coordination, management and administrative issues, the Expert will be responsible for ensuring timely and quality deliverables from other experts (e.g. nutrition curricula reviews, development, piloting and implementation, development of nutrition training guidelines and training implementation, M&E system development and operational research, development of inter-sectoral communication strategy and visibility and communication plan on nutrition, and support to DNCC Capacity development).

The Expert will be involved over the entire programme period and will work in a team of three experts, which consists of a team leader and other experts with focus on specific technical areas.

The duration of assignment for the key expert is estimated at a minimum of 600 working days over 42 calendar months. The key expert must be independent and free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

Please apply only if you have a Nutritionist or Food safety Specialist degree.


Qualifications and skills

  • At least a Master's Degree in any of the following: food and nutrition, human nutrition, nutrition epidemiology, food, nutrition and livelihood security, public health nutrition, community nutrition, food science and food technology;
  • Fluency in both written and spoken English;
  • At least one year of work experience in the food and nutrition sector in a multicultural setting as a team leader.

General professional experience

  • At least 10 years proven experience working at a high level in institutional and capacity development in either relevant public/private sector or academic institutions;
  • At least one year of work experience in the food and nutrition sector operational experience and expertise related to project management;
  • At least one year and at least one contract work experience in the food and nutrition sector developing and implementing development programmes (including functional capacity development) in the public sector;
  • At least one year of work experience in the food and nutrition sector working with bilateral and/or multilateral development partners;
  • Those with more experiences in working in developing countries especially in Southern African countries will have an added advantage.

Specific professional experience

  • At least 5 years proven work experience with institutional and functional capacity development in food and nutrition security in Africa and, preferably, in Southern African countries;
  • At least one year of work experience implementing projects in Agriculture or Food and Nutrition Security or related discipline in Malawi will be considered an asset;
  • At least one year of work experience with planning, budgeting and policy development in the public and or private sector;
  • At least one contract of work experience as a Team Leader in a capacity development and programme coordination technical assistance contract;
  • At least one year of previous experience working as a Team Leader in at least one of EU-funded projects using EDF rules and procedures will be seen as an advantage.
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