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World Relief is an international Christian NGO working in health, economic development, disaster response, and refugee resettlement. World Relief’s mission is empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable. World Relief Malawi is implementing Child development and protection interventions in Ntchisi district which will be phasing out on 31st October, 2021.The project is enhancing increased access to quality ECD and Child Protection in Ntchisi district. World Relief Malawi, therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the vacant position tenable in Ntchisi district.


Job Title: Child Protection and Development Field Coordinator
(1 Position)


Reports to: Child Development Program Coordinator

Location: Ntchisi District, Malawi


Key Responsibilities


Reporting to the Child Development and Protection Program Coordinator, the Child Protection and Development Field Coordinator will ensure that all project related activities implemented by WRM in the district contribute significantly towards the reduction of child abuse and neglect cases in Ntchisi as well as increased access of children to quality early childhood development (ECD) services in the district. The responsible officer will work with other key stakeholders from Ntchisi District Social Welfare and Child protection officers to ensure coordination of ECD and Child Protection activities in the district. The incumbent will assist in the coordination of project activities and resources including personnel and ensure achievement of project deliverables within agreed timeframes.

Specific Functions 

  • Facilitate the developement and implementation of project plans and budgets in collaboration with Program Coordinator, Promotors and Ntchisi District Coordinator;
  • Coordination of field level human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure efficient resource allocation and utilization for all components;
  • In liason with the Project Coordinator, facilitate quarterly project technical reviews and planning meetings with the promoters Ensure that monthly, quarterly and annual reports are in place in time;
  • Maintain close links with the appropriate Government Departments and other organisations (including NGO’s) implementing ECD and Child Protection related projects in Ntchisi district to ensure complementarity and avoid duplication of efforts;
  • Provide overall supportive supervision of all ECD and Child Protection training events planned in the project;
  • Ensure integration of the project activities with agriculture, village savings, church and community engagement initiatives in Ntchisi district. 

Qualifications and Experience
  • Advanced Diploma in Community Development, Early Childhood Development, and any other Child Development related qualifications from well recognised and accredited University or College.
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in the field of ECD and Child Protection and community child care services
  • Experience in leadership and project management
  • Ability to network and collaborate with district and community level stakeholders
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Readiness to work in remote rural areas
  • Ability to communicate with beneficiaries in their local language (Tumbuka)
  • Computer Literacy
  • Those with Motor Cycle driving license will have an added advantage.
  • Commitment to World Relief values and Child Protection policy 


Method of applications

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 18th October, 2019. Please indicate on the envelope or email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated. Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Human Resource Officer,
World Relief Malawi,
P.O BOX 30717,
LILONGWE 3.

Or

Email: worldreliefmalawi@wr.org


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  • Location
    Ntchisi
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    19 Oct, 2019

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