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Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGWY) Specialist

Date Posted: Oct 29, 2020

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World Vision is a Christian relief. development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. It is an international partnership of Christians whose mission is to follow our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in working with the poor and oppressed to promote human transformation, seek justice and bear witness to the good news of the Kingdom of God. It is a child focused organization and its goal is sustained wellbeing of (150 million) children within families and communities especially the most vulnerable.

As a Child focused organization, World Vision is committed to the protection of children and does not employ staff whose background is not suitable for employment with children. All employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks, including criminal record checks where possible.

World Vision International in Malawi is currently looking for dedicated professional Christians to fill the vacant positions below for the anticipated Global Fund HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria program to be implemented during 2021  2023 implementation period in Malawi. If you are passionate about child wellbeing and you are considering a career with a calling, we would love to talk to you.

Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGWY) Specialist (Grade 16 ) 1Position, Based at National Office, Lilongwe District

Purpose of the position

  • To facilitate the implementation of the Adolescent Girls and Young Women in all project Areas in order to provide girls and young women aged 15 to 24 with opportunities to improve their livelihoods, while preventing and mitigating HIV/AIDS.

Major Responsibilities

  • Manages the project according to designed documents in order to ensure completion of project activities as per project plan.
  • Provides leadership of the project management unit; M&E Officer, Finance Officer, Administrative Assistant and Field Officers
  • Provides strategic and technical advice to project staff, district, faith-based and NGO partners in the district pertaining to the project; including capacity building needs and ongoing Office Management and Logistics
  • Collaborates with the District Council through district level forums related to the Youth, in technical coordination, planning and policies
  • Contributes to project work plans, fine-tuning of tools for assessment, monitoring and evaluation by working closely with the National Office Specialists, specifically DME, to ensure quality monitoring of the project output indicators
  • Participates in meetings with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Health and WVM National Office in Lilongwe- to share progress, lessons and best practices, plus to keep them abreast of relevant Youth-related initiatives in the district
  • Compiles and submit narrative and financial reports in compliance with project reporting requirements; ensuring to remain within the work plan and budget

Required knowledge, Professional Education Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree related to Education, Public Health or Project Management
  • At least 5 years of demonstrable experience in health project\/programs management: at least 2 years must be with registered NGO or INGO
  • Experience managing highly risky projects/ grants with minimal supervision
  • Experience in managing AGYW related grants-desirable
  • Should have experience in working with youth programs or demonstrate knowledge of youth challenges for him/her to be able to provide guidance to the field officer
  • Experience in capacity building for Government, NGO, and community structures
  • Ability to identify and compile appropriate resources and `tools for use by implementation teams
  • Proven ability to build effective networks and coordination with field partners from multiple technical sectors
  • Excellent command of written English with experience in donor reporting
  • Proven ability to write authoritative reports for publication and discussion
  • Experience in relevant technical fields (education, public health, community development etc )
  • Proven track record in coaching project implementation teams for successful execution of projects

All interested applicants should send a cover letter with a detailed Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees to wvm_humanresources@wvi.org not later 12th November 2020. Only short listed candidates will be acknowledged.


World Vision Malawi does not use agents, nor solicit any form of payments for any application, training, interviewing, testing or any fees in connection with this recruitment Report any acts of solicitation for payment or extortion to World Vision Malawi on the following; Tip offs Toll Free Line 847 inform_worldvision_malawl@wvi.org

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