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Field Coordinator-VMMC

Date Posted: Mar 05, 2021

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Institutional Background

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. Jhpiego has been working in Malawi since 1999 implementing a wide - range of interventions in maternal health, family planning, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment. Current projects include facility and community-based HIV testing services, and HIV prevention

Jhpiego intends to recruit suitable and a qualified staff for the vacant positions below:     


Post: Field Coordinator-VMMC (1) Lilongwe



The Field Coordinator-VMMC provides technical leadership for the community-based demand creation activities and technical clinical leadership for Jhpiego’s voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC) program funded by the U.S. Department of Defense that is implemented within Malawi Defense Force (MDF) sites. S/he will also provide clinical support for service delivery activities with a focus on outreach activities. S/he works under close guidance and support from the Deputy Project Director to meet quality standards continuity of services. S/he will ensure coordination between demand and service delivery teams at site level. S/he will ensure delivery of quality VMMC Services. S/he will be responsible for providing technical and management support to teams to achieve daily, weekly and quarterly VMMC targets, including appropriate referrals and linkages to other services.  S/he will be responsible for representing the project independently, or along with line supervisor in various meetings and ensuring collaboration with the donor and other partners/stakeholders, working closely with Ministry of Health (MOH) to ensure alignment with their priorities.

Required Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Competencies


  • Clinical background (nursing or clinical medicine);
  • Bachelor’s degree health, or equivalent;
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in VMMC programs in Malawi;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and coordinate teams of health workers in Malawi
  • Demonstrated experience with developing budgets and work plans in a donor funded project.
  • Experience of supervising, supporting and coaching staff on VMMC
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Malawi’s healthcare systems and solid experience of working in Malawi and understanding of the country context in particular within the VMMC programming;
  • Ability to travel widely within Malawi;
  • Effective communication skills, confidence, and excellent interpersonal and oral presentation skills;
  • Motivated, passionate, and hardworking; and
  • Strong familiarity with the Malawian culture, health systems and governance structures
  • Skills in planning, budgeting, and report writing
  • Fluency in English and Chichewa
  • Working literacy in Word, Excel, and email (Outlook).
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work, requiring minimum supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines



How to apply:


Eligible candidates meeting the required qualifications and experience should send applications with detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV), and names and contact details of direct supervisors:




not later than 18th March ,2021. “Position title must be indicated as the subject as well as preferred duty station


Jhpiego appreciates all candidates, Malawian candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Only applicants who meet the required qualifications will be considered 

Jhpiego is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to tough international child safeguarding standards.

For further information about Jhpiego, visit our website at

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