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Programs Coordinator (Ana Patsogolo Project)

Date Posted: Oct 26, 2021

Job Description

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance (GAIA) in partnership with World Education Inc. /Bantwana Initiative (WEI/Bantwana) is implementing a USAID funded Ana Patsogolo Program/ Project.

The program sets out to change life trajectories for orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) and highly vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in Thyolo District in the Southern Region of Malawi. These two overlapping populations live with escalated and intersecting risks for HIV infection, gender based violence and poor sexual and reproductive health and we need to provide solutions by integrating social protection supports and health services that will enable them not only adhere to treatment but also to thrive to adulthood.


GAIA in partnership with Bantwana seeks to recruit highly motivated and suitably qualified individuals for the implementation of OVC activities in Thyolo district in the following available positions.

Post: Programs Coordinator- Ana Patsogolo Project.

Location: Thyolo, Mulanje and Phalombe.

Job summary

The Programs Coordinator is to oversee implementation of OVC activities in Thyolo, Mulanje and Phalombe Districts.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

  • Take lead in the training, mentoring, coaching field teams to facilitate knowledge acquisition and development of skills.
  • Establish a systems approach in working & collaborating with schools, health facilities, families, youths and communities to respond to the needs of the most vulnerable youth in the community.
  • Identify staff development needs and liaise with the supervisor to ensure appropriate follow-up and ensure on going coaching and on-the-job training of key technical resource staff
  • Take charge of the designing and coordinating of health, school activities & OVC support strategies for youth beneficiaries of the project.
  • Take lead in designing and coordinating OVC support programs and strategies for implementation, reaching all the project beneficiaries through active involvement and participation throughout the project cycle to enhance project ownership and support from the beneficiaries and community stakeholders.
  • Provide mentorship and supervision of field level staff to ensure they are compliant to standards and procedures in line with Government of Malawi policies.
  • Develop, improve and recommend monitoring tools that would ensure high standards of services are provided to beneficiaries at all times
  • Represent the organization in all stakeholders meeting at district level including District Executive Committee meetings.
  • Participate and provide mentorship in operational research in collaboration with M&E team.
  • Lead in preparation of monthly and quarterly reports and share with key stakeholders

Qualifications and skills requirement

  • Advanced Degree/ Masters degree in Public Health, Social Sciences, Gender, Youths, Social Work, and Health System Management.
  • At least Four years’ experience working in HIV/AIDS, OVC and youth programs.
  • Prior experience in the management and implementation of USAID funded HIV Prevention and/or OVC Programs.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience working with the local government structures
  • Knowledge of OVC, HIV prevention, behavior change and communication, sexual reproductive health, gender mainstreaming into HV and AIDS programming
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • High degree of adaptability to new ideas and learning.
  • Ability and willingness to travel extensively for project supervision within the districts’ project implementation sites.

How to apply

All those interested in the vacant positions and are meeting the minimum requirements should send their curriculum Vitae, cover letter and copies of certified certificates to

The Country Director,

Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance,

P.O. Box 51428,



Email: .

The subject of the email should be titled the position being applied for”.

Only shortlisted candidates who have suitable requirements for the job will be communicated to for interviews.

Closing date for receiving applications is Wednesday 27th October 2021.

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