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Job Description:

Programme Background

The Malawi Value Chains (MVC) Project implemented by Adam Smith International is one of three components of the Malawi Trade and Investment Programme (MTIP), a 5-year FCDO-funded initiative which aims to break Malawi’s cycle of low growth through driving exports. The overall objective for MVC is to design and implement the value chain component of MTIP with the goal to increase the productivity, quality and production performance of macadamia and mango. Clusters of medium/large enterprises with high growth potential will be purposively targeted. Specific initiatives will aim to be innovative and disruptive and based on what is achievable within the political context, and what will have the greatest impact. Other complementary MTIP activities/components will focus on increasing access to patient capital and cutting the time and costs of trade and logistics (TradeMark Africa).

Scope of Work

MVC seeks the services of an experienced Web Designer... to support the development and maintenance of the project’s website. The website is already built through Squarespace and the Web Designer will support to improve its organisation, structure, usability and visual design.

The major task of the Web Designer will be to lead the development of the Resource Library section. The Resource Library is intended to be an innovative and cost-efficient tool for macadamia and mango producers to access primarily agronomic information to improve the quantity and quality of their produce. The library will feature various multimedia resources such as YouTube playlists, Good Agricultural Practice (GAP) manuals, expert and research articles and opinion pieces, and more. The resource library will be organised by themes e.g. agronomic issue (pests, disease, orchard management, nutrition, post-harvest, varieties, spacing and stocking density), stage of production cycle, etc. Some material to populate the library is already prepared, and the library will continue to be built out through the remainder of the project’s lifespan (until 2028).

The primary audience for the website and Resource Library will be Malawi-based medium to large scale macadamia and mango producers and agri-businesses. In contrast with the needs of smallholders, this audience has more technological access and literacy, and will access resources on both mobile and desktop applications. A secondary audience is Malawi and international stakeholders seeking information on the project as well as Malawi’s macadamia and mango production and export.

The Web Designer will work closely with MVC’s Research, Learning & Communications (RLC) Lead, who will coordinate inputs and suggestions from the wider MVC team, particularly the Agribusiness & Competitiveness team, Programme Manager and Team Leader. The RLC Lead will be responsible for the day to day updates and website maintenance, while the Web Designer will undertake tasks requiring a more specialised skillset, as assigned by the RLC Lead.

Timing and Duration

The position is intended to continue through MVC’s full implementation period (until 2028), with an initial term beginning as soon as possible through 31st March 2025. Contract extensions will be based on need and performance.

Ready to Apply?

Send your CV, proposal detailing your fit for and approach to the assignment and financial proposal (in GBP) to info@adamsmithinternational.com cc’ing Amelia.Duggan@adamsmithinternational.com by Wednesday, 12th June 2024. Applications will be considered on rolling basis until the right candidate is identified.



The key requirements for the role are:
• Excellent proficiency in front-end technologies and demonstrated ability in website design.
• Strong understanding of user experience (UX) principles and demonstrable ability to implement them.
• Knowledge of website building in Squarespace and advanced website specialisation within this platform.
• Ability to collaborate with cross-functional and cross-cultural teams.
• Excellent communication and time management skills.
• Knowledge of agricultural sectors in frontier markets, particularly Malawi and/or Southern Africa, is preferred.

ASI operates an inclusive approach to employment, with all candidates fairly considered. Malawi-based candidates are strongly preferred and women and minorities are encouraged to apply
Lilongwe Malawi


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