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Program Officer – Education/Social Asset Building

Date Posted: Aug 13, 2020

Job Description

The Bantwana Initiative of World Education Inc. (WEI/Bantwana) seeks a qualified Education/Social Asset Building Program Officer for the USAID funded Ana Patsologo Activity (APA), a project aimed at preventing new HIV infections and reducing the vulnerability of orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). WEI/Bantwana is a leader in OVC programming and organizational capacity development in high HIV prevalence countries in southern and eastern Africa. 

Job Summary

The Program Officer – Education/Social Asset Building supports the implementation of all education and social asset building aspects of Ana Patsogolo in 8 districts in the Southern Region of Malawi. The role is critical in supporting development of an integrated child and youth strategy that is evidence-based, age, gender and HIV sensitive to address the comprehensive education and asset building needs of OVC and AGYW. This position will report to the Technical Specialist Education/Social Asset Building and will have the following responsibilities:

Specific Responsibilities and Duties
  • Support coordination of education and social asset building activities for OVC/AGYW.
  • Play a key  liaison and coordination role in supervising the planning and implementation of all training, assessment, and materials development and distribution activities, ensuring that all activities are properly and timely performed and that outputs are accomplished and delivered according to the agreed work plans.
  • Work closely with the project technical staff to oversee project implementation in target districts in coordination with subgrantee partners.
  • In collaboration with the project technical staff, monitor project activities to ensure fidelity of implementation.
  • Liaise with partners, and relevant stakeholders regarding the project activities and policies and contribute toward formulating these policies and interventions; troubleshooting and problem solving.
  • Participate in all relevant staff in planning, implementation, and management of project meetings, workshops, and trainings.
  •  Draft relevant sections of reports (required for donors, management, annual reports, etc.).  Collect information from records and reports to prepare these reports.
  • Any other activity as assigned by technical staff.
  • Degree in: social work and social administration, development studies, guidance and counselling, or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • At least two years of experience working with an international NGO.
  • Experience with education and social asset building activities for OVC/AGYW preferred.
  • Relevant experience in documentation, reporting and records management is a requirement.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Good communication skills and ability to communicate in the local and national languages.
  • Computer skills with expertise in PowerPoint,Word, Excel.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled--the first review will take place on August 24th. To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three references (including name, organization, phone number, and email address) to:  bantwana_recruitment@mw.worlded.org with the position title in the subject line. Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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