Mpamba Recharge & Win

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Water For People, a global nonprofit working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last, has a current opening for a Country Director in Malawi. The Country Director oversees the effective management of Water For People funds and equipment, and ensures the Malawi office has established, appropriate systems for financial, program, and human resource management. The Country Director provides leadership for national advocacy and learning programs and manages a wide range of external relationships at the national and local levels. The Country Director serves as the primary point of contact in the Malawi program for both the global headquarters office located in Denver, and the Africa Regional Office (AFRO).


  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree or professional qualification in a relevant subject (for example, Engineering, Development Studies, Community Health, Business, Economics)
  • Master’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum of ten years senior program management experience in Malawi, including financial management and budgetary control, and direct lines management of staff
  • Minimum of five years of experience working directly with local governments in Malawi on development challenges
  • Understanding of technical, social, and institutional issues relating to water, sanitation, and hygiene education in developing countries
  • Significant experience with development projects and understanding of community and private finance in enabling service delivery, and the role of market based approaches to deliver services
  • Experience of implementing projects through government, private, and NGO partners
  • Proven leadership and staff management skills
  • Relationship building, including experience in developing relationships with government and donor agencies at a senior level.


  • Position is based at Water For People’s Malawi office; willing and able to reside in Blantyre
  • Up to 50% of time commitment to travel to partner districts and Lilongwe for local and national meetings, plus travel to the US and other sites for organizational meetings as needed
  • Ability to travel to remote rural areas often in rugged and uncomfortable conditions
  • Legally authorized to work in Malawi

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If you are both qualified and Water For People interests you, please visit our Career Center and apply with your CV, cover letter, and three traceable referees that introduces you to us, and provides insights into both your experiences and how you are the ideal candidate for this position. Please no phone calls or in-person inquiries

Window for submitting your application is Friday, 15th November, 2019. This is a full time position with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with level of experience.

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