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Project District Coordinators ( 3 Posts )

Date Posted: Oct 27, 2020

Job Description

World Relief is an international Christian NGO working in health, economic development, disaster response, and refugee resettlement. World Relief’s mission is empowering local churches to serve the most vulnerable.

USAID awarded World Relief Malawi the Strengthening Community Health Outcomes through Positive Engagement (SCOPE) HIV project which seeks to address gaps in HIV care and treatment in order to achieve 95-95-95 goals by increasing HIV education, case finding, referral, and the return to care, and by raising awareness and justice for children by engaging faith communities, men and youth, and girls and young women at the grassroots level. The agreement period for award is March 1, 2020 to September 30, 2022.

World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE HIV project, collaborates with key stakeholders to increase access to and utilisation of HIV care and treatment services, increase faith and community-based capacity and engagement in HIV prevention, care and treatment, influence behavior change towards seeking HIV care and treatment and SGBV services and strengthened linkages and retention for HIV care and treatment of the target population in Machinga, Mangochi, and Lilongwe Districts.

World Relief Malawi therefore invites applications from interested and qualified candidates to fill the following vacant position:

Job Title: Project District Coordinators (3 Positions)

Reports to: Project Manager

Location: Lilongwe/Machinga/Mangochi


Key Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator will ensure that all project related activities implemented by WRM in Lilongwe, Machinga and Mangochi districts contribute to Malawi’s achievement of the 95-95-95 goals by increasing HIV education, case finding, referral and the return to care and by raising awareness and justice for children through active engagement of faith communities.
  • Project District Coordinators will provide oversight of SCOPE HIV activities and teams of Field Supervisors at the district level, and work with the District Councils and the District Coordinating Committees to accelerate HIV epidemic control in Njewa (Lilongwe), Nankumba (Mangochi), Mlomba, Chikweo and Ngokwe (Machinga) ensuring effective coordination and collaboration of all activities with relevant stakeholders at his or her assigned district.
  • She/he will also assist in the coordination of project activities, linking all interventions with National, District and Community level staff ensuring timely reporting and achievement of project deliverables within agreed timeframes.


Specific Functions


  • Provide oversight and leadership at District level, facilitating the development and implementation, of project plans and budgets in collaboration with Project Manager, project subject area supervisors, M&E assistants, and other M&E staff.
  • Coordination of District level human, financial and material resources of the project to ensure efficient resource allocation and utilization for all components.
  • In liaison with the Project Manager, M&E officer, and Gender & Child Protection coordinator, facilitate monthly project technical reviews and planning meetings with the project supervisors, M&E assistants, and relevant government officers.
  • Coordinate with the M&E Officer in the review and consolidation of periodic project reports from project supervisors and ensure timely submission to the secretariat.
  • Maintain close links with the appropriate Government Departments and other organisations (including NGO’s) implementing health and HIV and AIDS related projects in respective districts to ensure complementarity and avoid duplication of efforts.
  • Provide overall supportive supervision of all training events leading to an increased number of men and youth that need access and be retained in HIV testing, care and treatment services.
  • Provide mentorship to Project Subject Area Supervisors (FAITH Networks, SASA!Faith and Male Champions) and other field level personnel to stimulate active participation of faith networks, faith community leaders, adolescent girls and boys, male champions, volunteers and other key stakeholders in project activities.
  • Supervise and train project teams, in collaboration with the Gender and Child Protection Technical Officer, to prevent sexual and gender based violence against adolescent girls and young women through a focus on mobilizing grassroots faith and community leaders for change.
  • Ensure timely completion and submission of monthly time sheets, progress reports and performance reviews for Project Supervisors and grassroots level staff.
  • Plan and Organize learning field events for Donors/partners or other relevant senior staff.
  • Assist in the recruitment of staff (subject area supervisors, M&E assistants, assistant accountant, etc.) at the district level in coordination with the Project Manager.
  • Undertake any other activities relevant to the project as requested by the Project Manager.


Qualifications and Experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Clinical Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Rural/Social Development, or any related field.
  • At least a minimum of three (3) years practical experience in public health dealing with communities.
  • Proven experience in engaging faith communities in HIV and AIDS prevention, care and treatment, with a preference for experience implementing PEPFAR supported programs
  • Demonstrated project management skills within a project with multiple community-based activities and lines of reporting.
  • Capable of applying skills and knowledge in a range of capacities, including direct implementation, advisory functions, coordination function, training and transfer of technical knowledge.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Good budgeting and reporting skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building and mentoring of staff.
  • Computer literacy such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Skype.
  • Commitment to World Relief values


Method of applications:


Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 1st November, 2020. Please indicate on the email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.


World Relief is an equal Opportunity Employer. World Relief considers all applications based on merit without regard to race, sex, colour, tribe, marital status or disability. Women are encouraged to apply.

Applications should be sent to the following address:

The Human Resource Officer

World Relief Malawi

P.O BOX 30717, LILONGWE 3.



Email: hrmalawi@wr.org

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