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Gender Equality Project Support Officer

Date Posted: Oct 23, 2019

Job Description

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international, humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programmes. We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences.

Concern Worldwide Malawi has the following exciting opening for talented and committed individual Concern is an innovative and dynamic development and humanitarian organisation, currently working in the districts of Mangochi, Phalombe, Chikwawa, Mulanje and Nsanje, implementing programmes in Food Security & Resilience; Health & Nutrition; Gender Equality and Education.


Gender Equality Project Support Officer – PROSPER


Purpose of the role:


to coordinate and facilitate gender trainings at the household level through the engaging Men Curriculum supporting the delivery of the Promoting Sustainable Partnerships in building Resilience (PROSPER) programme component of achieving, gender equality. The PROSPER Programme was designed to strengthen the resilience of poor households in Malawi to withstand current and projected weather and climate-related shocks and stresses. It is expected that this will in turn halt the annual cycle of humanitarian crises that blight people’s lives, harms poverty reduction efforts and swallows up resources.

Responsibilities & Tasks

Responsibility #1-conduct Gender trainings at household level using the Engaging Men Curriculum Under the supervision of the Team Leader and guidance from the National Gender Equality Advisor and District Program Manager, the Gender PSO will perform the following tasks;

  • Verify beneficiary couples that will be trained in the Engaging Men Curriculum
  • Plan and organize the training of beneficiary couples assigned, in coordination with the Case Managers and Team Leader, to ensure activities are implemented on time
  • Facilitate the quality delivery of the Engaging Men Curriculum to the beneficiary couples assigned
  • Promote positive relationships between women and men to benefit all members of the household to maximize the impact of PROSPER programme activities for the household and minimise any adverse effects that the programme may have on women’s safety and/or household dynamics
  • Ensure follow-up of teething activities and adapt them according to realities /constraints found in households.
  • Work in coordination with the Case Managers to ensure that regular follow-up and support is provided to beneficiary couples to promote positive behaviour changes
  • Provide constructive feedback on implementation of the Curriculum to the National Gender Equality Advisor and contribute to review and improvement of the trailing programme and development of additional learning materials, including lessons learnt and best practices, to maximize impact for beneficiary couples,

Responsibility #2 Monitor Project Implementation
  • Conduct regular meetings with Case Managers and beneficiaries within the impact community to track progress in achieving objectives and targets and assess overall household welfare.
  • Prepare regular training reports for presentation to Concern Worldwide and counterparts on the programme
  • Collect data for effective monitoring, influencing management decisions and planning
  • Document and disseminate lessons learned with partners at community level and within Concern Worldwide Malawi

Responsibility #3 Planning and Reporting
  • Prepare weekly, monthly and quarterly plans and reports on her/his activities and submit to the Team Leader

Responsibility #4 Perform other duties and tasks as assigned by the first and the second level supervisors.
  • Concern Worldwide is a humanitarian organisation committed to the reduction of suffering and elimination of poverty. The position holder is required be committed to the humanitarian goals and identity of the organisation, and will be required to contribute to humanitarian response activities in the event of an emergency.

Credentials and Experience Required
  • Minimum formal qualification at Higher Diploma, University degree in Gender/Women’s studies, Social science or relevant study field.
  • At least 4 year’s proven and progressive experience working on Advocacy, gender and women empowerment issues;
  • Experience on working with men to achieve gender equality;
  • Proven experience in adult education or in the design, development management and implementation of training courses for staff development
  • Strong understanding of and commitment to gender mainstreaming.
  • Excellent communication skills and.
  • Highly developed social skills and ability to listen as well as communicate in different environments ranging from rural producers to officials representing government institutions
  • Display cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
  • Strong facilitation and communication skills, well-developed interpersonal skills and experience in coaching and mentoring.
  • Experience in social work and good understanding of community-based approaches;
  • Experience in facilitating capacity-building for CBOs and other local partners;
  • Experience in practical use of participatory approaches;
  • Good written and spoken English – and the ability to write a report
  • Able and willing to ride a motorcycle.


Safeguarding at Concern, Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them_ In this context. staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies end agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.


How to apply


Applications for the above career opportunities should include:
  • A cover letter which should have a clearly labelled heading: Gender Equality Project Support Officer —PROSPER/or Stores Assistant — Head Office
  • Attach an updated curriculum vitae (the most recent experience should be at the top) with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Manager).
  • Copies of certificates should not be attached. 

Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates.

Send your application to the email:

Email: malawi.hr@concern.net

by close of business on Friday 1st November. 2019. Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply


Skills Required


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    02 Nov, 2019

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