The Regional Office for Southern Africa of the Dutch Humanist Institute for Cooperation with Developing Countries Hivos, aims towards an open and green society, inspired by humanist values such as freedom, dignity, responsibility and curiosity. Our objective is that every person can live in freedom and dignity on a planet that is sustainable. We pride ourselves as upholding the principles of Social innovation of generating new ideas and approaches that resolve existing social, cultural, economic and environmental challenges for the benefit of people and planet. We use this frame to stretch Hivos’ view and remit beyond ‘development towards a future as a global organization that finds its relevance and impact in the generation of ideas, initiatives and relationships for open and green societies. Hivos has a long track record of being creative and innovative. With social innovation we’re going to take these developments to the next level by working more collaboratively, systematically innovatively. We will do this by scanning, experimenting and scaling change initiatives and leaming throughout the process
Hivos will soon be managing a new project in Malawi called Voices and Actions for Accountability in Malawi (VAAM!). The Project to strengthen the capacity of Malawian CSOs, Media and selected local government authorities in evidence gathering, analysis and the publication of the findings. This will contribute towards the viable, inclusive and transparent public budget and procurement processes. This action will improve accountability mechanisms particularly in the area of low performance in financial management, public procurement, governance and service delivery.
The three-year project will result in the enhanced capacity of CSOs, media, high spending Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) and local government authorities of the seven districts in Malawi that will lead to increased transparency and accountability in PMF. Specifically, the action will result in effective budget tracking and scrutiny of public procurement and expenditure by CSOs and media with a view of demanding accountability from duty bearers. Furthermore, through training, high spending MDAs and local government authorities will become knowledgeable on modem accountability mechanisms and practices based on data and ICTs, they are likely to become more transparent and accountable to the citizens.
To support our office manage a new project we are looking for a:
Project Coordinator – Voices and Actions for Acoountability in Malawi (VAAM!) (Fixed term contract- full time) in Malawi
The Project Coordinator (VAAM!) is part of the Open Society Team in the Hivos Hub for Southern Africa. In particular, the Project Coordinator focuses on the Hivos thematic area that addresses Transparency Accountability and Freedom of Expression.
The Project Coordinator is responsible for implementing a number of programme activities; project management, strategic partner management, stakeholder management, grant making and directs the delivery of project’s results.
As a member of the Hivos Regional team and reporting to the Regional Director, the Project Coordinator in Malawi contributes constructively and positively to the overall and regional Hivos policies in Malawi; positions Hivos in Malawi in line with its’ policies; initiates and coordinates innovative and creative programmes and initiatives, forges strong relationships and builds supportive networks with relevant stakeholders notably in civil society. The Project Coordinator works for 100% of his or her time on a responsible for VAAM! Project.
Position: Project Coordinator
This project is executed in Malawi. The Project Coordinator Responsibilities are as follows: