LIST OF SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES FOR AFIKEPO DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIP IN FOOD, NUTRITION AND LIVELIHOOD SECURITY AT NRC

The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement a nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning “Let them develop to their full potential”.  The aim of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhatabay Bay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Phalombe.

The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthen multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. The programme is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. The programme is aligned with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan.

The Malawi Government through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) is building capacity of serving government officers through provision of nutrition scholarships at different levels. The Department has therefore awarded 54 scholarships to the serving government officers to study Diploma in Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security at the Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR), Natural Resources College Campus.

Selected candidates are expected to report at Natural Resources College on 9th January, 2023. Registration and orientation will commence from 9th – 13th January 2023. All candidates must attend the orientation as this will help them to familiarize themselves with the College procedures, regulations, policies and programmes among other things. Classes will commence on Monday, 16th January 2023.

Collection of hostel keys shall be from 9th January 2023

Names of selected candidates are as follows:

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CERTIFICATE IN NUTRITION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MALAWIAN NATIONALS-READVERTISEMENT

The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning ‘Let the children develop to their full potential’. The purpose of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhatabay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Phalombe, Nsanje, Chikwawa and Zomba. The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthening multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. It is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. This programme is aligned with the Malawi 2063 First 10 Year Implementation Plan (MIP-1) 2021-2030 and Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and Strategic Plan.

Therefore, the Government of Malawi through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) under the Afikepo Nutrition Programme invites interested eligible Malawians who are serving government officers to apply for scholarships to pursue a Certificate in Nutrition Course. These scholarships shall be offered to successful candidates to study Nutrition and Home Management one year course at Magomero Community Development College in Chiradzulu district. There are 38 scholarships for social workers and 5 scholarships for school health and nutrition teachers.

Eligibility for the Certificate Scholarship

The scholarship is open for serving government officers who meet the following criteria;

  • Malawian citizen aged less than fifty (50) years,
  • Must be a Social Worker (Social Welfare, Community Development and Child Protection staff at Grade O, N, M, K or J) or a School Health and Nutrition teacher,
  • Must possess an MSCE with a credit in English, a pass in Mathematics and a pass in any two (2) of the following science subjects: Biology, Home Economics, Agriculture, Physical Science, Chemistry, Physics and General Science,
  • Must be willing to sign a training bond in line with Government training bond,
  • Must be willing to undergo training through block release mode of learning,
  • Must be willing to work in remote areas to support Afikepo Nutrition Programme or other government Nutrition Programmes during long school break and attachments,
  • Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and they have an added advantage.

Interested applicants should submit an application letter together with the following documents:

  • An updated curriculum vitae-CV (containing applicants age and contacts: phone number and/or email address and referee contacts),
  • A copy of MSCE certificate or notification of results,
  • A copy of Social Welfare Certificate, Community Development Certificate or Child Protection certificate or Community Based Work with Children and Youth Certificate (CBWYC) or a teaching certificate copy,
  • A signed reference letter from the employer and,
  • A recent pay slip or a letter of conditional offer of employment (PSR19 Form).

      Applications should be sent to the address below clearly marking the type of scholarship one is applying for:

      The Imprest Administrator

      Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS

      Centre House Arcade, MPICO Building

      Private Bag B401

      City Centre

      Lilongwe

      e-mail: dnhascholarships@gmail.com

      THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS 30th MAY, 2022

      Those who previously applied for the Afikepo certificate scholarships when it was advertised but were not successful are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

      Please note that the training is contingent upon approval of the No Cost Extension to the Multi-Annual Programme Estimate (MAPE).

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      DIPLOMA SCHOLARSHIPS FOR MALAWIAN NATIONALS – RE-ADVERTISEMENT

      The Government of Malawi received a grant from the European Union under the 11th European Development Fund to implement nutrition programme called Afikepo meaning “Let them develop to their full potential”. The aim of the programme is to contribute to the enhancement of Food and Nutrition Security in Malawi in the fourteen (14) selected districts namely: Chitipa, Karonga, Nkhata Bay, Mzimba, Kasungu, Nkhotakota, Salima, Chiradzulu, Thyolo, Mulanje, Nsanje, Chikwawa, Zomba and Phalombe.

      The programme is promoting among others increased and diversified dietary intake of safe and nutritious foods; increased use of enhanced nutrition knowledge, awareness and hygiene practices; and strengthen multi-sectoral governance of nutrition at all levels. The programme is also supporting capacity building of nutrition professionals from various government line ministries and departments to effectively implement and translate nutrition policy objectives into actions. The programme is aligned with the Malawi Growth and Development Strategy (MGDSIII) key priority areas and the actions in the National Multi-Sector Nutrition Policy and
      Strategic Plan.

      The Malawi Government through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the Ministry of Health with funding from the European Union (EU) invites interested Malawians to apply for scholarships to pursue Diploma programme in Food and Nutrition. The Diploma scholarships will be offered to successful candidates to study Food, Nutrition and Livelihood
      Security at Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources (LUANAR) Natural Resources College (NRC) campus.

      Eligibility for Diploma Scholarships
      The scholarships are open to serving Civil Servants who meet the following criteria:

      1. Be a Malawian citizen aged less than fifty (50) at the date of application,
      2. Must possess MSCE with at least four (4) credits in English, Mathematics plus any two (2) Science subjects (Physical Science, Biology, Chemistry, General Science and Physics),
      3. In addition, applicants must be willing to work in remote areas to support Afikepo nutrition programme during long school break and attachments,
      4. Must be willing to sign a training bond in line with Government’s training policy,
      5. Must be willing to undergo training through block release mode of learning,
      6. Qualified female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply and they have an added advantage.

      Interested applicants should submit an application letter together with the following documents:

      1. An updated Curriculum Vitae-CV (containing applicant’s age and contacts: phone number and/or email address and referee contacts),
      2. Copies of academic certificates or notification of results,
      3. Signed reference letter from the employer,
      4. and either of the following:
        – Letter of conditional offer of employment (PSR19 Form)
        – Recent pay slip.

      Applications should be sent to the address below clearly marking the type of scholarship one is applying for:

      The Imprest Administrator
      Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS
      Centre House Arcade, MPICO Building
      Private Bag B401
      City Centre
      LILONGWE
      e-mail: dnhascholarships@gmail.com

      THE DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS IS 13th JANUARY, 2022

      Those who previously applied for Afikepo Nutrition Programme Scholarships when it was advertised but were not successful are strongly encouraged to re-apply.

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      Launch of Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 Strategy

      The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the ministry of Health, wishes to inform the general public that Malawi will launch the Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 on 2nd September 2021 at the Bingu International Convention Centre. The launch will be presided over by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the president of the republic of Malawi under the theme “Together we can end all forms of malnutrition for sustainable well-being and economic development”.

      For more information about the launch please call on 0998 100 000 or 0882 278 405

      Please join the event online through:

      https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87995984022?pwd=aGtVYnZHMHhrcC9hYWplUDVTTEFmUT09

      Meeting ID: 879 9598 4022

      Passcode: 919779

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      Launch of Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 Strategy

      The Government of Malawi, through the Department of Nutrition, HIV and AIDS (DNHA) in the ministry of Health, wishes to inform the general public that Malawi will launch the Scaling Up Nutrition 3.0 on 2nd September 2021 at the Bingu International Convention Centre. The launch will be presided over by His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, the president of the republic of Malawi under the theme “Together we can end all forms of malnutrition for sustainable well-being and economic development”.

      The Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement is a renewed effort to eliminate all forms malnutrition, based on the principle that everyone has a right to food and good nutrition. It aims at strengthening political commitment and accountability at all levels. The movement will transform the way in which communities can work together by empowering them to put in place effective systems and increase investment in nutrition.

      The SUN 3.0 campaign which Malawi will be launching aims at eliminating all forms of malnutrition with the emphasis on stunting and overweight through; intensive social behavior change and communication, promotion of nutrient dense diversified diets, and healthy lifestyle. Additionally, it will promote optimal nutrition and healthy lifestyles for adolescents, mothers, and general population for sustainable human wellbeing and economic development.

      We therefore, call upon the: civil society, United nations, donor community, private sector, academia and the general public to join His Excellency Dr. Lazarus McCathy Chakwera to the official launch of SUN 3.0.

      For more information about the launch please call on 0998 100 000 or 0882 278 405

      Please join the event online through:

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      Passcode: 919779

      Time: 08:30 AM

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