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Health Nutrition & Gender Program Officer

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2021

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The Hunger Project Malawi (THP-Malawi), is a branch of the Global Hunger Project, a non-profit, strategic organization committed to the sustainable end of world hunger. Our vision is a world where every woman, man and child leads a healthy, fulfilling life of self-reliance and dignity. Our mission is to end hunger and poverty by pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centered strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world. THP-Malawi has been operating in Malawi since 1999 and is currently running programs and projects in nine districts namely; Blantyre, Chikhwawa, Dedza, Neno, Nsanje, Ntcheu, Phalombe, Salima and Zomba.

THP-Malawi wishes to recruit an experienced and qualified person for the position of Health Nutrition and Gender Program Officer. The position is tenable at our Head office in Blantyre.

Position: Health Nutrition and Gender Program Officer


To take a leading role in the Implementation of The Hunger Project Malawi’s Health, Nutrition and Gender Programs in all its epicenters, and special projects as briefly outlined below:

Reporting to the Head of Programs, the key responsibilities of the Health Nutrition and Gender Program Officer will be as follows;

  • Take a leading role in implementation of The Hunger Project Malawi’s Health, Nutrition and Gender Programs in its epicenters within the Framework of The Hunger Project.
  • Provide technical support to other Program Officers to ensure that Gender equality, Nutrition and HIV& AIDS are fully mainstreamed in all THP-Malawi’s operations
  • Be Health, Nutrition, and Gender focal person for the organization
  • Ensure that all specific Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender projects set targets are fully attained/achieved on time
  • Represent THP-Malawi, where necessary and as may be delegated by the Country Manager, on issues\/forums related to Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender.
  • Prepare Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender program work plans and budgets
  • Prepare project proposals for funding from donors in the areas of Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender and support all resource mobilization efforts within THPMW
  • The job holder shall be responsible to oversee operationalization of THP-Malawi’s Gender Workplace Policy
  • Produce regular as well as donor activity progress reports of the Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender projects (weekly, monthly, quarterly, annually, end of project, or as may be required by the specific donors)
  • Participate in National Advisory Council subcommittee meetings and provide necessary reports as may be required from time to time
  • Supervise the work of project managers on special Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender Projects as well as other members of staff below him/her in line with THP-Malawi’s organogram.
  • Ensure that necessary and relevant records are kept within the set domain of THP-Malawi
  • Any other duties as may be assigned by the Supervisor or The Country Manager from time to time as the case may be.


  • A comprehensive knowledge and understanding of Health, HIV & AIDS, Nutrition and Gender practices and policies
  • Must possess basic advocacy and dissemination skills/competency.


  • Good planning, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Must have capacity to articulate technical project issues and maintains excellent donor or investor relations with accurate technical information
  • Good social and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with outgoing personality
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality on sensitive and confidential matters
  • Ability to handle a complexity of issues at the same time and able to think outside the box
  • Ability to focus on priorities and meet strict deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure with minimum supervision


  • Must have a Masters Degree in Nutrition or related field with vast knowledge on HIV and Gender issues. Those with post graduate diploma in HIV and Gender will have an added advantage.
  • Minimum 5 years relevant work experience on a senior/leadership position working in a Non-Governmental Organization.
  • Experience in working with multi-sector district teams
  • Must be used to working in a challenging environment and committed to provide excellent service
  • Be highly motivated and organized, with strong work ethic, proactive attitude to problem solving and an inclination to work smart as part of a competent team
  • Should possess excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills in English.

How to Apply:

Interested and qualified please send your resumes with names and contacts of two traceable referees and a motivation covering letter addressed to:

The Country Manager

The Hunger Project Malawi

P/Bag 865


or electronically to :

Email: recruitment.hub@thp.org 

to be received not later than 5:00pm on 20th January 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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