Chikondi is involved in women’s rights work where she is ensuring that women and girls have increased access to economic opportunities and have increased access to public services . She has worked as a Gender and HIV/AIDS Coordinator for Farmers Union of Malawi (FUM) where she delivered on coordinating gender initiatives and mainstreamed issues for FUM and making policies for the organization and its partners on issues of gender, women empowerment and governance. Before joining FUM, she was involved in research work at Bunda College of Agriculture that involved empowering women farmers. Chikondi is geared for improving women’s participation in agricultural sector and she is a beneficiary of the New Mexico State University’s Service Learning for women program that seeks to inspire and empower women in agricultural careers so that they can excel as leaders in local and global communities.
Chikondi is a fellow of the prestigious African Women in Agricultural Research and Development (AWARD), a professional development program that strengthens the research and leadership skills of African women in agricultural science, empowering them to contribute more effectively to poverty alleviation and food security in sub-Saharan Africa