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World Relief is an international Christian NGO working in health, economic development, disaster response, and refugee resettlement. World Relief`s mission is empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable.

World Relief Malawi is implementing a USAID funded SCOPE project which seeks to use and improve existing private and public health systems, working systems, working with health service providers to co-train community health actors and strengthen policies to improve access to services.

World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE project, collaborates with key stakeholders to reduce preventable maternal health and child morbidity by increasing utilization of reproductive health services for women of reproductive age and utilization of primary health care services by under five children.

World Relief Malawi, therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant positions:


Job Title : Project Manager (PM) - SCOPE (1 Position)


Reports to : Director of Programs

Location : Lilongwe, Malawi

Key Responsibilities

The SCOPE Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of all project activities. In that role or she or he will be responsible for the successful oversight and management of all in country staffing, operations, execution and reporting of SCOPE. The Project Manager will supervise the Project M&E Officer and Field Supervisors. The Project Manager will have significant collaboration with World Relief Baltimore Office central SCOPE Staff, especially Chief of Party. She or he will participate in nurturing collaborative relationships with the Ministry of Health, local NGO partners and other project stakeholders.

Essential Functions

Operations Management

  • With collaboration with SCOPE project management team, outline in country project implementation plan timeline and Yearly Work Plan.
  • Ensure that all country specific targets of projects are met accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manage M&E Officer and team of field supervisors to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their roles. Provide consisted performance management and coaching of reports. Support hiring process of new staff as needed.
  • Prioritize a diverse and healthy working environment, exemplify Christian values among your team.
  • With a dotted line of responsibility to Project Accountant, ensure that all project operations take place within the allocated annual project budget.
  • Lead reporting activities through the project cycle – start-up, implementation and close-out.

Implementation support
  • Provide consistent field support to project implementation sites. Ensure that teams have resources they need to work efficiently. Troubleshoot and provide solutions for problems that may arise throughout the project timeline.
  • Coordinate team trainings.
  • Elevate staff needs or resourcing needs expeditiously to avoid project bottlenecks.
  • Provide overall project quality oversight.

Relationships with local stakeholders
  • As aligned in contract with SCOPE sub recipient, manage relationships and deliverables of Local Health Associations.
  • Serve as Secondary level project contact to local partners, with direction from Chief of Party and Country Director.
  • In all interactions, strengthen local partnerships with other agencies, Ministry of Health and Local level staff.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master`s Degree in Management, International Development, International Relations or relevant sector required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with NGO.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Relevant grant management experience, especially for USAID is a plus.
  • Partnership capacity strengthening and partnership relation management experience preferred.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Experience with human subject projection.
  • Experience implementing gender-sensitive programming.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Method of applications

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 1st November, 2019. Please indicate on the envelope of email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Human Resource Officer,
World Relief Malawi,
P. O. Box 30717,
LILONGWE 3.

Or

Email: worldreliefmalawi@wr.org


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  • Location
    Lilongwe
  • Company
  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    02 Nov, 2019

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