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Project Coordinator (Spotlight Initiative)

Date Posted: Mar 25, 2020

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Position: Project Coordinator Spotlight Initiative

Reports to: The Program Area Manager

Grade: MW D1

Duration: One year Fixed-Term contract – Performance Based

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 80 countries.

We are (or Plan International is) fully committed to the gender responsive safeguarding of all children and young people from all forms of violence. We take very seriously our responsibility and duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm, abuse or commit any other act of violence against children and young people or place them at risk of the same. We promote child and youth safe practices, approaches, interventions and environments which respects, recognizes and responds to the specific safeguarding needs and addresses the protection risks of the differing gender and other identities. We will challenge and do not tolerate inequality, discrimination or exclusion.

Position: Project Coordinator (Spotlight Initiative)

Position Summary

Leading in overall project co-ordination, organization, implementation, of the Spotlight Initiative – Stepping up Efforts to End Violence Against Women and Girls project, funded by the European Union and United Nations. Plan International Malawi (PIM) and partners will deliver interventions targeting the groups most at-risk of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV), accelerating efforts towards elimination of violence against women and girls (VAWG) including SGBV and harmful practices (HP). PIM and partners will use a rights based approach in the targeted 3 districts (Dowa- including Dzaleka Refugee Camp, Nkhatabay and Mzimba) to support VAWG legislative and policy framework reforms. At district and community level, PIM and its partners will work with district councils, CBOs, youth and women forums, youth clubs, Traditional and religious leaders among others to deliver the intervention and reach the most vulnerable groups of women and girls including PWDs, PWAs, refugees and asylum seekers and the LGBTIQ community. At national level, the project will collaborate with various stakeholders to ensure that women and girls facing multiple and intersecting discrimination play a key role not only as beneficiaries but also as key stakeholders, shaping and guiding the program design and implementation. We envision a nation where Women and girls, including disadvantaged groups in Malawi, enjoy their rights and are free from VAWG, Sexual Gender Based Violence including Harmful Practices (SGBV/HP).

The project is 1 year in duration, with the possibility of an extension, subject to further funding.

Dimensions of the role:

  • Coordinating implementation of all activities of the project.
  • Supervising implementation of partner organisations and team members.
  • Liaising with finance and technical advisors for quality activity implementation and reporting.
  • Reporting to Country Management Team and donors.
  • Managing partnerships with Government stakeholders and partners participating in implementing the project.
  • Managing the budget portfolio of €284,535 for the duration of the project


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field such as Community Development, Gender Studies or Human Rights.
  • Knowledge of legislation and legal frameworks concerning gender and prevention of violence against women and girls.
  • Work experience in an international (development) organisation on projects that dealt with issues of gender, prevention of violence against women and girls, prevention of harmful practices and social norm change.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.
  • Experience of project implementation, including technical and financial report for a major institutional donor.
  • Proven experience in programme coordination, particularly managing partner relations and supporting partner implementation.

How to apply

If you qualify, send your application by clicking the following link: https://career5.successfactors.eu/sfcareer/jobreqcareerpvt?jobld=37708&company=PlanInt&username=&st=25EB223EFCB30A986456A9A6C5232A56786A91E5 

Deadline: 03rd April, 2020. Should the link not work, send an email to:

Email: kumbukeni.themuka@plan-international.org

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