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Gender and Child Protection Coordinator SCOPE

Date Posted: Oct 27, 2020

Job Description

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

Key Responsibilities

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.


Specific Functions.

  • Provide technical leadership and policy direction on all interventions that will prevent sexual and gender-based violence against adolescent girls and young women, support survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and address interactions of gender norms on HIV care and treatment.
  • A broad understanding of community development principles and demonstrated knowledge of holistic child development and gender issues rooted in a socio-ecological model.
  • In liaison with the Project Manager, District Coordinators and M&E Officer, facilitate monthly project technical reviews and planning meetings and trainings with the project supervisors and relevant government officers.
  • Provide technical guidance for SCOPE HIV Project staff and on-going mentorship, guidance, and training of project teams and sub grantees in the implementation of SASA! Faith and IMPower. This may come in the form of written materials, in person and or virtual training sessions, field visits, and ad hoc communications.
  • Lead collaboration with relevant key stakeholders and government structures at national level, and ensure that supervisors, promoters, and community volunteers are connected with relevant stakeholders at the grassroots level. Stakeholders here are those actors, formal and informal, working to reduce taboos and stigma and improve gender-based violence and child protection services at the grassroots level.
  • Assist in the organisation and undertaking of all aspects of visits by all stakeholders.
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the project as requested by the Project Manager.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • A relationship with Jesus Christ that serves as the primary motivator and guide in your professional career and clearly informs your perspective in understanding issues related to the work of World Relief.
  • Ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise and experience in at least one of the following areas of intervention (Gender, ECD, Child Protection, Adolescent Girls, Positive Youth Development)
  • Strong facilitation skills and proven experience providing capacity building for adults.
  • Strong English writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in monitoring and evaluation for gender and child protection programs utilizing quantitative and qualitative methodology.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work, Human Rights, Development Studies or related Degree. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • At least a minimum of three (3) years practical experience in implementing child protection or programs addressing gender norms, preferably experience implementing programs in social work, gender barriers in healthcare, or involved in sexual and gender-based violence services and referrals.
  • Proven experience in engaging faith communities in gender and\/or child protection work. Experience working on similar PEPFAR-funded programs preferred.
  • Demonstrated understanding of working with adolescent girls and young women and with positive visions of masculinity, especially amongst the poor or marginalized.
  • Working knowledge and or experience in community mobilization and participatory rural appraisal.
  • Experience with proposal development, reporting skills, and budget building.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills; cross-cultural experience preferred.
  • Computer literacy-MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Skype.
  • Commitment to World Relief values


Method of applications:

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.



Email: hrmalawi@wr.org

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