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Household Economic Strengthening Specialist

Date Posted: Dec 04, 2019

Job Description

The Archdiocese of Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission (LLCHC) is the Social and Health Arm of the Archdiocese of Lilongwe. It ensures that the health services that the Catholic Church Provides in the Archdiocese are accessible to the rural masses and the quality of care being provided is in line with professional standards and in the footsteps of Jesus Christ the founder of the Healing Ministry. The Archdiocese covers seven districts of Lilongwe, Kasungu, Dowa, Ntchisi, Nkhotakota, Salima and Mchinji.

LLCHC champions the following two major tasks, mandates and operations:

  • Coordination of health services at its 17 health facilities as follows: Likuni Mission hospital, Namitete hospital, Madisi hospital, Mlale community hospital, Mtengowanthenga community hospital, Nambuma Community hospital, Kapiri Community hospital, Ludzi Community hospital, Guilleme Community hospital, Alinafe Community hospital, Kaphatenga health centre , Thavite health centre, Chitala health centre, Malambo health centre, Senjere health centre, Chezi health centre, St. John of God the hospitaller services area 43 campus and Mtsiliza health centre
  • Coordination of community health programmes such as HIV/ AIDS, Nutrition, Tuberculosis, Sexual and reproductive health and rights, Early Childhood Development, Malaria, OVC, Maternal and Child Health, Water Hygiene and Sanitation, School Health and Gender Based Violence among others.

With funding from PEPFAR/USAID, LLCHC would like to recruit the following individuals in the ‘Lilongwe orphans and vulnerable children activity’ for a 5-year project in Lilongwe district:

Position: Household Economic Strengthening Specialist (1 Post)

Position Description

The position is there to maintain proper tracking and training of village savings and loans to the beneficiaries.

Key Responsibilities
  • Work with Technical Services Organizations (TSOs) to support the formation of community Savings and Internal Lending Communities (SILC) in order to reduce economic vulnerability of families and increase their capacity to provide for the essential needs of children in their care.
  • Lead in initiating district level Household Economic Strengthening (HES) support with an assessment of HES activities in order to review the existing HES strategy and approaches and current knowledge and skills of TSOs and District Social Welfare Office, and to identify and address missing opportunities and gaps.
  • Provide support in linking HES to case management, SILC recruiting strategies, SILC implementation and monitoring, and adolescent-specific economic strengthening activities.
  • Lead in designing district level HES approaches and SILC initiatives based on household vulnerability level and lessons learned from Malawi’s Social Cash Transfer Program (SCTP).
  • Aid in developing and refining SILC recruitment approaches to reduce stigma and diversify risk while targeting facility-based support groups, caregivers and Cash Transfer (CT) beneficiaries.
  • Identify strategies that facilitate uptake of S1LC and other HES services among OVC caregivers.
  • Provide trainings and refresher training in SILC for new and existing field assistants.
  • Train field assistants to provide OVC-optimized financial education.
  • Ensure linkages with appropriate government and community HES services, including government and USAID supported programs.
  • Oversee and monitor the SILC groups to provide the groups with additional guidance and support as needed.

Required attributes
  • A Masters in Finance, Social Sciences, Agriculture economics or similar obtained from a recognized institution.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in a position with similar responsibilities, preferably with an international or local NGO.
  • In-Depth Knowledge of HES and SILC activities.
  • Exhibited ability to work closely with vulnerable populations to address their needs.
  • Willingness and ability to travel to remote and distant locations.
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills.
  • Ability to meet reporting deadlines.
  • Basic Microsoft Office (Microsoft word, excel and PowerPoint) skills.
  • Ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal trainings.


LLCHC will provide an attractive remuneration package


Applicants must send their application letter, updated Curriculum Vitae (CV), with three traceable referees and copies of certificates not later than Friday, 13th December, 2019 to:

The Archdiocesan Health Secretary,
Archdiocese of Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission,
P. O. Box 2185


Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to

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