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Programme Manager – Enterprise Development

Date Posted: Apr 18, 2021

Job Description

Job Title: Programme Manager – Enterprise Development


Reporting to:
 Head of Operations

Office location :
 CAMFED Malawi National Office, Blantyre, Malawi


CAMFED (the Campaign for Female Education) is internationally recognized as a leader in girls’ education, for its child protection policy and practice, and as a voice for girls’ education and women’s empowerment at the highest levels. Founded in 1993, CAMFED supports girls throughout their primary and secondary school years and supports women to transition to productive and fulfilling livelihoods and onto leadership, as role models, activists and philanthropists.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Operations, the Enterprise Development Programme Manager will lead the planning and implementation of CAMFED’s Enterprise Development programme in Malawi in line with strategic and operating plans, and contribute to continuous programme learning and dissemination of these learnings across the CAMFED consortium. The Programme Manager should have extensive experience in supporting rural enterprises to succeed and bring a
gender-sensitive approach to their work. They will ensure that high-quality, measurable and cost-effective deliverables are achieved within the stipulated time frame and in compliance with donor requirements. The post holder will be guided by CAMFED‘s organizational policies and uphold best safeguarding practice within CAMFED and across the wider partnership network.


Specific Accountabilities

Leading the planning, implementation and delivery of CAMFED’s Enterprise Development
programme which includes:

  • Collaborate with colleagues at the district, national and international level and partners to implement approved annual/quarterly work/operating plans and budgets in compliance with donor requirements and CAMFED’s safeguarding policies and procedures.
  • Build strong partnerships with service providers and government agencies; growing their awareness of the needs and capacity of rurally-based female entrepreneurs, and knowledge and uptake among the CAMFED Association entrepreneurs of business development support that is available.
  • Build a high-performing Enterprise Development team across CAMFED Malawi’s operations
  • Develop the business development capacity and skills of CAMFED Association members through mentoring and training
  • Ensure timely, accurate, relevant and complete programme reports are compiled for donor report submission
  • Liaise with colleagues across other CAMFED offices globally to share best practice and learning for enterprise development at CAMFED
  • Any other duty as assigned

Candidate specifications

  • The ideal candidate must have a degree in a relevant discipline such as Social Science, Commerce or Entrepreneurship.
  • Demonstrated experience of supporting entrepreneurs to succeed in launching and growing businesses, including, ideally, agricultural sector and rural expertise and business finance expertise
  • Proven solid experience of managing effective and high-quality Enterprise Development programming
  • Experience of building strong multi-sectoral partnerships in the enterprise development space and knowledge of key bodies supporting enterprise development
  • Experience of managing complex projects, financial accountability and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to drive change and maximize long-term impact.
  • Experience of managing and building teams and engaging with cross-functional and cultural teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation and public speaking
  • Demonstrable leadership and ability to articulate vision or goals and push for action and results
  • Knowledge of Gender, Child Safeguarding and protection including vulnerable young adults
  • Proactive, innovative thinker who is genuinely committed to championing women’s advancement

Further information

  • This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to embark on an exciting rewarding career with a reputable international organization.
  • The role requires applicants to have the right to work in Malawi. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce, therefore, we welcome applications from all sections of society irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, religion or belief.

How to apply

To apply for this position please send your CV and covering letter to:


by 4:00 pm on 30th April, 2021 and reference Programme Manager -Enterprise Development.

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