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Team Leader (m/f) for an Agriculture / Aquaculture Training Program

The development of the Malawi agriculture sector, follows the objective to improve food-security through access of fish products and income generation from artisanal fishery and aquaculture. This shall be achieved through training (capacity building) of small-scale farmers and improving the organization of farmers involved in aquaculture.

Project Management:

  • Managing and coordinating a team of tree national experts and three junior extension officers
  • Communication and follow-up with project partners
  • Coordinating activities with key-stakeholders
  • Supervising project finances
  • Monitoring and documenting progress of project activities
  • Close cooperation and support of GIZ project coordinator in Lilongwe

Additional tasks:

  • Establish and coordinate the creation of a (aquaculture) training scheme
  • Strengthening farmers organisations
  • Conception of training materials
  • Support through mediation and coordination the development of the Malawi aquaculture sector

M.Sc. or higher degree in Aquaculture, National Resource Management or Agriculture, Social Sciences, Political Sciences, Development Studies or a similar education.
A technical academic degree is not necessary, if the record shows that the candidate (m/f) is able to manage a technically oriented project.

Country / Regional experience:
Malawi / Southern Africa or other English-speaking African countries


  • Excellent working knowledge of English (spoken and written)
  • Working knowledge of German is an additional asset

Expertise / Profile:

  • Excellent managerial and socio-cultural skills
  • Several years of work experience in developing countries
  • Some years of work experience in developing farmer groups / cooperatives and of working in development cooperation
  • Some years of work experience in Africa, herein long-term work experience in Malawi is considered a strong additional asset
  • Some years of working experience in a managerial position, including excellent communication skills and proven experience working in a multi-disciplinary and international environment
  • Trained in GIZ-Capacity WORKS, or willingness to undergo a training before the commencement of the assignment


Region and duty station:

Project / assignment duration:
The contractor’s assignment ranges from September/October 2018 until 09/2021.

Estimated project start:
September/October 2018

Project status:



Please contact vacancies(at) to express your interest and to send your CV, preferably in GIZ/EuropeAID format.