Application deadline: 13 May 2016
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Full job description: Executive Director Kusamala
Overview: Kusamala Institute of Agriculture and Ecology (Kusamala) is a Malawian non-governmental organization that promotes permaculture designed systems. Founded in 2009, Kusamala houses Malawi’s largest permaculture demonstration site, Nature’s Gift Permaculture Centre. Through the Centre’s demonstrations, Kusamala educates individuals, organizations and communities on how to improve productivity, nutrition, income generation, and environmental health. Through consultancies, grants and programs, Kusamala provides advisory and extension services and conducts outreach, research, and advocacy with the aim of showing the viability of permaculture as a local and national development strategy. In a country where approximately 80% of the population are subsistence farmers, Kusamala demonstrates how local resources and agroecology can meet human needs while improving quality of life for people and the environment.
Kusamala is seeking an Executive Director to lead and guide the organization toward fulfilling its Vision, Mission, and Goals of sustainability. The position will be based at our head office in Lilongwe, Malawi and will require travel within Malawi and occasional external travel.