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Project Officers

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019
Monthly Salary: 0 MWK - 0 MWK

Job Description

We're looking for Project Officers to assist with our TEAM Girl Malawi project, aimed at improving learning and life chances for girls aged 10–19 who have never been to school or who dropped out of school without gaining functional literacy and numeracy. The successful candidates will support the effective implementation of this large multi-year programme working with multiple local and international partners.

About Link Community Development

Link Community Development is a family of not for profit organisations working together to transform education for children and communities across impoverished rural areas of Ethiopia, Ghana, Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. Since our foundation in 1995 we have worked in 3,000 schools and improved the lives of over two million children through unique and effective school improvement models. We guide governments and educators to adopt low- cost solutions to improve learning and support for children, with a focus on literacy, numeracy and inclusion for the most marginalised children. Through a partnership delivery model which embeds piloting and learning within local systems, we influence changes to policy, practice and accountability on a national scale, and our interventions are regularly adapted and replicated by governments and NGOs in new countries and contexts.

Link Community Development believes that a child, vulnerable adult or person at risk should never experience abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to work in a way that promotes the welfare of all and protects them from harm. We have a zero tolerance approach to any harm to or exploitation of a child or vulnerable adult by any of our staff, representatives or partners.


  • Support in planning and coordination of the project and its activities according to the agreed work plan
  • Uphold Link’s child protection and safeguarding standards, support training of partners on safeguarding, and facilitate the effective operation of reporting and whistleblowing processes
  • Help build positive relations within the partnership team and external parties
  • Work with the Project Manager to produce weekly, monthly, termly and annual plans for project activities and a Project Management Cycle
  • Deliver project activities to a high standard, within budget and on time as agreed with the Project Manager
  • Build and maintain relationships with all project stakeholders to ensure smooth project delivery
  • Carry out procurement and distribution of teaching and learning resources and training materials for CBEcentres
  • Support the recruitment of CBE Facilitators and Supervisors
  • Support necessary on-boarding and regular training of CBE Facilitators and Supervisors
  • Conduct community mobilisation and support the work of Learning Centre Management Committees
  • Monitor the operation of CBE centres, Facilitators and Supervisors through regular centre visits
  • Report any problems or need for improvement identified at CBE centres to the Project Manager and help to implement solutions
  • Generate monthly progress reports, including reflection on successes and challenges, and recommendations for change.
  • Contribute to narrative and financial reports to donors as required
  • Participate in project monitoring and evaluation by maintaining accurate data
  • Represent Link Community Development Malawi at external events and meetings as required
  • Actively participate in staff meetings
  • Any other tasks as required by the Project Manager, Project Coordinator or Programme Director



  • Understanding and support of using a rights-based approach - meaning every child, whoever they are and wherever they are has the right to an education.
  • Experience working inclusively with vulnerable, marginalised target groups - and an appreciation of their complex needs and the sensitivities required in working with these individuals.
  • Experience in building and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders to ensure smooth project delivery
  • Demonstrated track record of mobilising community members to participate in, support, and take ownership of activities and committees
  • Understanding and experience of using and managing internal systems and processes (procurement, budgeting, safeguarding, project planning)
  • Experience developing learning materials using locally available resources
  • Experience in developing and delivering training

  • Experience and knowledge of the Malawi education sector
  • Strong understanding of gender analysis and the unique education challenges girls face
  • Experience of working in the international development sector, in particular education and gender programming


  • High level of professional and ethical conduct, and awareness of child safeguarding policies and procedures
  • Co-operative and supportive team player with strong interpersonal communication and negotiation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills, with ability to multi-task under tight deadlines
  • Highly articulate in English and Chichewa with demonstrable ability in report writing
  • Self-motivation and flexible pro-active attitude to meet the needs of the role
  • Strong computer and IT skills, including basic MS Office applications, internet-based research and navigation, use of databases and/or data entry systems applications, including Excel and Word
  • Must be passionate about delivering positive change in the world

  • Risk analysis skills at the project level
  • Ability to solve basic problems
  • Good resource management and planning skills

How to apply

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The deadline for application is 12 noon on Sunday 25th August 2019. To apply, please send your complete the application form above and send to:


with the subject line 'Project Officer'.

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