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Project Manager Unlocking Talent (2 Posts)

Date Posted: Feb 18, 2020

Job Description

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us at VSO Malawi, and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty, by applying to the following exciting job opening.

Position: Project Manager Unlocking Talent (2 Positions)

Purpose of Role

Reporting to the Programme Manager Education, the Project Manager will lead the overall implementation of Unlocking Talent Project using projectors through project design, planning, financial management, monitoring and management of staff working on the project. He/she will coordinate the implementation of the Unlocking talent project activities at the district level. He/she will be required to engage key education stakeholders including district education managers, PEAs, head teachers, volunteers and other partners in shaping the project objectives, lead decision making about the project for effective implementation to ensure cohesion amongst all project partners. These positions will be based in Lilongwe and Blantyre (note that the position tenable in Blantyre is contingent on funding approval).

Minimum Requirements

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
  • A minimum of 5 years of demonstrated experience in implementing, leading, and managing Education development projects
  • Prior experience as a Project Manager in an International Organisation
  • Technical expertise in Education delivery in Malawi.
  • Those with Prince 2 project management certification will have an added advantage
  • Excellent understanding of project cycle management and experience of organizational assessment, planning and review tools and processes
  • Strong written and oral communication, organizational and representation skill
  • Evidence of strong understanding of donor and contract management and their implications
  • Practical experience gained within a volunteering/NGO context and of managing a volunteering programme.

If you meet the above requirements and you:

  • support VSO’s vision — a world without poverty in which people work together to fulfil their potential
  • can offer professional experience to contribute to VSO’s goals
  • have a positive approach and enjoy working in a diverse environment
  • welcome new challenges and deal with them in a flexible, open-minded way.

How to apply

We would like to hear from you. Please find more details about the positions and how to apply from the following web address:

To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form, Kindly ensure that you have attached your latest detailed CV. These positions are contin on us securing grant funding. Applications to reach us on or before 29th February, 2020. gent VSO has zero tolerance of abuse and exploitation of vulnerable people. We expect all our employees / volunteers to ensure we protect children, young people and vulnerable adults from harm and abide by our safeguarding policy (PDF).

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