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.
USAID awarded World Relief Malawi the Strengthening Community Health Outcomes through Positive Engagement (SCOPE) HIV project which seeks to address gaps in HIV care and treatment in order to achieve 95-95-95 goals by increasing HIV education, case finding, referral, and the return to care, and by raising awareness and justice for children by engaging faith communities, men and youth, and girls and young women at the grassroots level. The agreement period for award is March 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022.
World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE HIV project, collaborates with key stakeholders to increase access to and utilisation of HIV care and treatment services, increase faith and community-based capacity and engagement in HIV prevention, care and treatment, influence behavior change towards seeking HIV care and treatment and SGBV services and strengthened linkages and retention for HIV care and treatment of the target population in Machinga, Mangochi, and Lilongwe Districts.
World Relief Malawi therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:
Job Title: Gender and Child Protection Coordinator SCOPE (1 Position)
Reports to: Project Manager-SCOPE (HIV)
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
The SCOPE Gender and Child Protection Coordinator is responsible for the implementation of all SCOPE Gender and Child Protection related project activities. Gender is both a driver and barrier in the HIV epidemic; this role will also train project stakeholders and ensure adherence to policies for child protection and gender equity. In that role she or he will be responsible for the successful oversight and quality implementation of gender and child protection operations, execution and reporting to the Project Manager. In liaison with the Project Manager, the Gender and Child Protection Coordinator will give technical guidance to HIV SCOPE Project team on prevention of sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women and on the ways gender norms impact linkage and retention to HIV care and treatment by mobilising grassroots faith and community leaders for change.
The Gender and Child Protection Coordinator will work hand in hand with SCOPE HIV’s sub-grantees, district coordinators and community facilitators ensuring that the establishment of support for sexual/gender-based violence survivors groups. He or she will participate in nurturing collaborative relationships with the Ministry of Gender, DSWOs, gender and child protection technical working groups, local NGO partners and other project stakeholders on issues of gender and child protection.
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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, 2020. Please indicate on the email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.
World Relief is an equal Opportunity Employer. World Relief considers all applications based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, tribe, marital status or disability. Women are encouraged to apply.
Applications should be sent to the following address:
The Human Resource Officer
World Relief Malawi
P.O BOX 30717, LILONGWE 3.