DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT DFID MALAWI EXTERNAL
POSITION: A2L GOVERNANCE ADVISER
SALARY: MK32,354,673.00 P.A.
DURATION: 2 YEAR, FIXED TERM CONTRACT
REFERENCE NO : MLW0219
This post is initially offered as a two-year fixed-term contract. Subject to available budget and successful accreditation, DFID may decide to subsequently convert the post to a permanent position.
Summary of the role
The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s work to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals, and tackle global challenges in line with the government’s UK Aid Strategy. Our aid budget is spent on tackling the great global challenges — from the root causes of mass migration and disease, to the threat of terrorism and global climate change all of which also directly threaten British interests. We are ending the need for aid by building peaceful and stable societies, creating jobs and strong economies, fighting corruption, unlocking the potential of girls and women, tackling climate change and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit. We are doing this because it is both the right thing to do and firmly in Britain’s national interest.
DFID works in partnership across Whitehall and with governments, civil society, the private sector and multilateral institutions, including the World Bank, United Nations agencies, and the European Commission,
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Purpose of Job
As a Governance Adviser for DFID Malawi, you will have a key role to play in supporting improvements in governance and politics that enable development, stability, and inclusive growth and opportunities for poorest and marginalised groups. You will play an important role in helping the UK in Malawi to tackle the underlying causes of poverty and instability, which is central to the UK Aid Strategy and the Sustainable Development Goals.
You will help drive policy thinking/strategy, lead on dialogue/influencing and deliver programmes which build state capability, responsiveness and accountability to citizens; joined up with other development partners.
You will help identify emerging governance, political and institutional trends and implications for policy and practice. You will support the delivery of the UK’s strategic objectives in Malawi, including the institutional and political aspects of work on economic development, climate and environment and human capital development. You will use research and evidence, including evidence of “what works”, to inform policies and programmes.
This is an excellent opportunity to work across a range of key innovative governance areas in Malawi, operating in a challenging and stimulating governance environment. The role necessitates an excellent understanding of political economy dynamics, ability to work with a wide-range of stakeholders and an ability to work flexibly and nimbly. The Governance Adviser will report to the Governance and Inclusion Team Leader and will be a member of high performing team, including two other Governance Advisers, and Social Development Adviser and 3 programme managers.