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Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it's girls who are most affected.

Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.

We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

Plan International Malawi commenced its work in 1994 and currently supports programmes in 13/28 districts. Plan International Malawi currently has an approved country strategy (2017-22) Core sectors of programming include Sexual reproductive Health Rights (SRHR), Gender transformation, Resilience, Humanitarian response, Protection from all forms of violence and Inclusive quality education.

Other cross cutting issues such as Youth Economic Empowerment (YEE), Menstrual Hygiene management (MHM), Engagement of young people and groups of young women.


The vacancies below are in our Resilience and Humanitarian Response Program in Machinga and Mangochi districts.

Position: Project Coordinator (1 post)

Reporting to the Program Area Manager for all operations related activities i.e., finance, HR, procurement, administration, with technical assistance from the Senior DRM and Livelihoods Specialist, the Project Coordinator will have the following key responsibilities:


  • Provide support in overseeing the management of specific programmes, ensuring response activities are in line with Plan International’s standard policies and procedures.
  • Assist in leading on the development of specific humanitarian response strategies, clearly defining key priorities in line with Plan International’s expertise.
  • Assisting in leading and managing rapid needs assessments, ensuring a clear focus on the specific needs of children and in particular girls.
  • Based on the outcome of the needs assessments provide recommendations to the Country Director and senior management team on programming options and priorities.
  • Support program technical specialists to ensure programmes are of high quality and have direct positive impact on children affected by crises.
  • Ensure appropriate program quality standards are used in the design and implementation of programmes, particularly SPHERE and its companion guides (such as Child Protection Minimum
    Standards and Minimum Standards for Education Preparedness, Response and Recovery (INEE)) and the Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS).
  • Support preparation of quality reports and updates for different Plan Entities and external actors such as donors.
  • Delegated to represent Plan International with the Local Governments, highlighting key issues of concern impacting on children and in particular on girls.
  • Engage with relevant humanitarian fora and clusters in country, ensuring appropriate information is provided in a timely basis
  • Support the identification of opportunities to establish strategic partnerships with other humanitarian agencies.
  • Supervise operational support functions (finance, HR, logistics)
  • Ensure standard Plan International systems and procedures are followed.
  • Ensure compliance with national legal requirements
  • Ensure that administrative support functions are established and maintained in accordance with Plan International administrative policies and procedures
  • Coordinate mobilization of financial resources related to emergency activities;
  • Ensure with the Procurement & Logistics Manager, the establishment and maintenance of a functional procurement and supply chain management system;
  • Support the Procurement & Logistics Manager/Officer with the timely and appropriate establishment of all logistics infrastructure.
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements.
  • Outline the composition of the emergency team, ensuring clear reporting lines and job descriptions
  • Ensure all Emergency Response personnel understand and carry out their duties in accordance with Plan International’s humanitarian values and principles.
  • Conduct performance appraisals for Emergency Response Team staff and ensure regular feedback and mentoring on individual performance is provided.
  • Support in overseeing sitreps on the emergency response and recovery.

Qualifications, Skills and Competencies

  • Degree or equivalent in management or related fields
  • Significant field experience of managing emergency programmes in a number of humanitarian crises.
  • Demonstrated experience of key practice and standards for humanitarian response such as SPHERE and CHS.
  • Significant knowledge of humanitarian response, child protection and disaster risk reduction
  • Conversant with the international humanitarian architecture, particularly related to coordination and funding. Demonstrated prior experience of engaging with the humanitarian coordination
    system and local, regional and global levels.
  • Significant programming in emergencies in several continents and diverse contexts
  • Experience of designing and delivering training
  • Knowledge of general finance, administration, information management and telecommunication skills and proficiency in information technology/ computer skills.

How to apply

Send your application to:


clearly indicating on the subject the name of the position you are applying for. Include a CV and copies of certificates in your application.

Deadline for receiving applications is MONDAY, 31st MAY, 2021.

Plan International appreciates all applicants but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

Plan is an equal opportunity employer.

Plan International takes seriously its policies on safeguarding children and young people and workplace safeguarding and will undertake robust formal and informal measures to undertake robust background checks specifically attributable to these two areas.


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