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The Ministry of Health (MOH) of the Republic of Malawi is a key partner to the Global Fund and GAVI for the fight of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM) and Vaccine preventable diseases.


MOH serves as a Principal Recipient for GFATM Grants and coordinates the Implementation of grants activities. The Ministry of Health has in this regard a dedicated Programme Implementation Unit (PIU) set up under Office of the Secretary for Health to manage the Global Fund and GAVI grants. This Unit carries out financial management and provides quality assurance, oversight, and guidance on routine management of projects funded under these grants.

The PIU is currently looking for energetic, creative, and highly skilled professionals to fill up the vacant post of Program Officer under HIV/AIDS Department.

The position is tenable at the HIV/AIDS Department Offices at Community Health Sciences Unit (CHSU) in Lilongwe. The engagement will be for an initial period of two years, with a 6 months’ probation period. The contract will be renewable subject to satisfactory performance, availability of Funding and continued need.

Position: Programme Officer

Purpose of the position:

Under direct supervision of the Disease Control Program Manager, the person will be responsible for following activities:

Summary of Key Functions / Key Results Expected

  • Work closely with the MOH PIU to facilitate the implementation Global Fund activities
  • Guide the respective Disease Specific Programs in preparing activity proposals and make sure all necessary documentations are fulfilled
  • Make sure that the activity proposals are developed and submitted by Disease Control Programs in line with approved global fund grant
  • Assist Disease Control Programs in timely submission of the liquidation documents to PIU
  • Liaise with PIU to make sure requests from the program are approved and timely processed for implementation
  • Follow up with PIU and MOH on any operational issues related with GF activities
  • Keep grant and programmatic documents related to Global Fund Grant for TB and HIV program
  • Provide reporting requirements from the programs to PIU as per donor reporting requirements
  • Assist the Program in resolving any issues arising during implementational of grant supported
  • Produce monthly budget performance tracking reports
  • Perform other assignments as required

Professionals and Education Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Economics or Finance related field from a reputable university.
  • Five years of working experience in similar or related positions responsible for accounting, financial management and reporting.
  • Working experience on grants management with international donors or development cooperation agencies and government will be an asset.
  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office, Outlook, Excel, word Project and Power Point.
  • Knowledge of grants management requirements and policies of the Global Fund to Fight HIV, TB and Malaria would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently within deadlines, self-motivated and creative to achieve results
  • Organization and time management skills to meet multiple deadlines.
  • Core competencies and attributes
  • Competency in both structured and unstructured reporting requirements
  • Proven ability to work under extreme pressure and deliver within tight deadline. Be willing and able to meet tight deadlines and including working long hours when required
  • A team player who demonstrates patience, flexibility, and honesty

Submission of Application

Interested candidates should send their applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, plus names of three traceable referees by email to:

Email: with copies to

Or sealed envelope submitted to

The Secretary for Health

P.O. Box 30377


Attention: Director for Human Resource Management and Development

Completed applications must be clearly marked with the title of the post he/she is applying for and be received by September 10, 2021.

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