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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: Program Manager

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide strategic direction, stakeholder coordination, overall leadership, management, quality control, and technical direction to achieve program results;
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate program adjustments;
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel, with a focus on core results, achievement of work plan and targets, and timely implementation;
  • Oversee monitoring, evaluation, learning, research, household economic strengthening and communications efforts to ensure implementation is on schedule and aligned with the priorities and achieving results;
  • Ensure compliance with award terms and conditions, U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) requirements, overarching quality control, and the overall responsiveness and performance of the project;
  • Lead integrated work plan development process based on jointly determined priorities and proposed adjustments in implementation as needed;
  • Ensure timeliness and quality of all program deliverables;
  • Ensure that all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate.

Required attributes
  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, International Development, or a related field;
  • At least Five years of senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of an activity of similar size, technical complexity, and setting;
  • Demonstrated experience in institutional strengthening, working with orphans and vulnerable children, and organizations, and commitment to local capacity building;
  • Demonstrated success in interventions in advocacy and advancing engagement of people living with HIV in the national HIV response;
  • Leadership skills and experience in building and maintaining productive working relationships with a wide network of institutional stakeholders, including host government representatives at all levels, which may have divergent interests;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Proven record of building teams and fostering collaboration to achieve activity goals, meet activity milestones, and produce quality activity results;
  • Strong knowledge of USG health initiatives and related reporting requirements
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills. Chichewa, both verbal and written is an added advantage.
  • Advanced degree in health, social science, or a related field required; experience in HIV/AIDS policy and programming preferred;
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant development experience designing, implementing, and leading complex, dynamic, and challenging field operations;
  • Experience managing USAID/PEPFAR, or other donor-funded health programs especially working with Key Populations;
  • Proven success in managing HIV/AIDS programs and strong technical knowledge of HIV/AIDS, quality improvement/ quality assurance;
  • Demonstrated high-level strategic visioning, leadership, and managerial skills; experience coordinating effectively with multiple stakeholders at national and sub-national levels preferred;
  • Proven ability to develop and maintain working relationships with the U.S. government, foreign governments, development partners, and civil society;
  • Ability to develop and implement effective partnerships with private sector entities
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity;
  • Strong communication skills in written and oral English required


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

Email: info@chclilongwe.org 

Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated to

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