Program Officers (3 Positions)

Pact Overview

At the heart of Pact is the promise of a better tomorrow.  The promise of a healthy life.  Of a decent livelihood. Of sustainable natural resources that benefit communities.  Now more than ever in its 42-year history, Pact is helping millions of people who are poor and marginalized discover and build their own solutions and take ownership over their future. Pact enables systemic solutions that allow those who are poor and marginalized to earn a dignified living, be healthy, and take part in the benefits that nature provides. Pact accomplishes this by strengthening local capacity, forging effective governance systems, and transforming markets into a force for development.

Department Overview

Pact exists to help create a world where those who are poor and marginalized exercise their voice, build their own solutions, and take ownership of their future. The DREAMS activities under the FISH project are innovative interventions that leverage existing FISH platforms to enhance linkages to care and treatment for fishing communities in Mangochi. This team will spend significant time in fishing communities engaging with fishers, fish processors, and Beach Village Committees (BVCs) among others. Pact's DREAMS staff will bring a collaborative spirit working not only within the existing FISH framework to respond to high prevalence rates around the lakes, but will also coordinate with existing DREAMS clinical and treatment partners.

Position Purpose

Reporting to the DREAMS Program Manager, the DREAMS Officers will be responsible for being the primary staff person on the ground within Mangochi. The Program Officers - Mangochi will oversee Peer Mentors, engage with BVCs to facilitate trainings on HIV prevention, HIV testing and treatment, and will also aid in monitoring and evaluation. These field based individuals will serve as a critical link to fishing communities in Mangochi reached through the FISH project, as well as a key representative on coordinating bodies in the district such as AGYW coordination meetings and other HIV working groups.

Key Responsibilities

The DREAMS Officers-Mangochi will be responsible for the following key tasks:

  • Work with District and Community Health Facilities in the two DREAMS districts to ensure coordination with other programs and stakeholders
  • Engage with DREAMS treatment partners to link individuals from fishing communities to care and treatment. Conduct follow up with treatment facilities to ensure car e is accessed.
  • Coordinate with FISH partners and staff to effectively integrate DREAMS activities to build demand for HIV treatment services within the fishing community.  This may involve co-locating with FISH partners.
  • Support the DREAMS Program Manager to ensure timely reporting, monitoring, and analysis of results against set targets, and the use of data to adjust implementation strategies as necessary.
  • Support community-based Peer Mentors from within fishing communities and assist with the collection of project data on a monthly basis and through the provision of stipends.  The Program Officers -Mangochi will be the primary point of contact for the Peer Mentors in Mangochi responsible for supervision and regular check ins including, as needed, journeys onto the lake.
  • Engage with FISH partners on activities with Beach Village Committees and residents of fishing communities to ensure linkages to care and treatment.
  • Implement bi-monthly beach wellness days in coordination with DREAMS treatment partners. This will include coordinating with Mangochi-based staff to ensure procurements are completed in a timely and effective manner, and submission of relevant financial reporting to ensure that expenses are documented in a timely manner.  This will also involve ensuring participation by critical counterparts from treatment partners.
  • Join FISH Technicians and DOF Extension Workers during outreach activities to incorporate additional HIV prevention messaging.
  • Coordinate with project M&E staff for timely reporting of both financial and programmatic data.
  • Maintain stakeholder mapping tables for Mangochi updating points of contact and activities,
  • Assist in the preparation of regular reports for the donor

Basic Requirements

  • Degree in Gender, Public health, Social and/or Behavioral Sciences or Related field with specific emphasis on community-level  health promotion and/or education
  • Training and knowledge in community HIV/AIDS prevention.
  • Minimum 5-years' experience in NGO and HIV environment
  • A strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in high profile, fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and achieve project objectives
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral.
  • A Valid Motorcycle’s License,
  • Not Less than 2 years’ Experience Using the Motorcycle.

Preferred Qualifications

•          Fluency in local languages for day-to-day communication

These positions are contingent on donor approving the project.

Pact is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

Direct applications to:

The HR and Admin Officer,

PACT Malawi,

PO Box 1013,



or hand delivered at PACT Malawi offices, Amina House.

Closing Date:   15st September, 2017

Comment on advertised Job

30th of August, 2017 3:24:16 am

30th of August, 2017 3:24:45 am

Location: Mangochi

Employment Type: Full-time

Salary: N/A

Job deadline: 15th September, 2017

Company: Pact Malawi

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