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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.
World Relief Malawi is Implementing a PEPFAR funded SCOPE HIV project which seeks to use and improve existing private and public health systems, working with health service providers to co-train community health actors and strengthen policies to improve access to services.
World Relief Malawi, through the SCOPE project, collaborates with key stakeholders to support the people of Malawi to reach 95-95-95 goals for HP/ by engaging communities and faith leaders for HIV education, case finding, referral, awareness raising, and justice for children in the six PEPFAR districts horn 2020-2022.

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

Job Title: Project Manager (PM), SCOPE HIV (1 x Position)

Reports to: Director of Programs

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Key Responsibilities

The SCOPE HIV Project Manager is responsible for the implementation of all project activities. In that role she or he will be responsible for the successful oversight and management of all in country staffing, operations, execution and reporting of SCOPE HIV. The Project Manager will supervise the Project M&E Officer and Field Supervisors. The Project Manager will have significant collaboration with World Relief Baltimore Office central SCOPE Staff, specifically Chief of Party. She or he will participate in nurturing collaborative relationships with US Malawi Mission, the Ministry of Health, local NGO partners and other project stakeholders.

Essential Functions

Operations management

  • Ensure that all country specific targets of projects are met accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manage M&E Officer and team of field supervisors to ensure they are meeting the requirements of their roles.
  • Provide consistent performance management and coaching of reports.
  • Support hiring process of new staff as needed.
  • Prioritize a diverse and healthy working environment, exemplify Christian values among your Learn.
  • With a dotted line of responsibility to Project Accountant, ensure that all project operations take place within the allotted annual project budget
  • Lead reporting activities through the project cycle – start-up, Implementation and close-out.

Project Workplanning
  • With collaboration with SCOPE project management team, outline in country project implementation plan and timeline and Yearly Work Plan.
  • Provide inputs and expertise to US based staff of local conditions, needs and obstacles. This is imperative specifically during COVID-19 when international travel is prohibited and HQ support and monitoring in Malawi limited.

Implementation support
  • Provide consistent field support to project implementation sites.
  • Ensure that teams have the resources they need to work efficiently.
  • Troubleshoot and provide solutions for problems that may arise throughout the project timeline.

Coordinate team training
  • Elevate staff needs or resourcing needs expeditiously to avoid project bottlenecks.
  • Provide overall project quality oversight.

Relationships with local stakeholders:
  • As aligned in contract with SCOPE sub-recipient, manage relationships and deliverables of Local Health Associations.
  • Serve as secondary level project contact to local partners, with direction from Senior Technical Advisor, CoP, and Country Director.
  • In all interactions, strengthen local partnerships with other agencies, Ministry of Health and local level staff.

Qualifications and Experience
  • Master’s Degree in Management, International Development, International Relations or relevant sector required. Additional experience may substitute for some education.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant field-based experience in coordinating or managing light to moderately complex projects required, preferably with an NGO.
  • Excellent written and oral English skills.
  • Experience In implementing HIV and AIDS and SRN grant projects
  • Relevant grant management experience, especially for USAID is a plus.
  • Partnership capacity strengthening and partnership relation management experience preferred.
  • Experience working with stakeholders at various levels and strengthening community partnerships.
  • Experience with human subject protection.
  • Experience implementing gender-sensitive programming.
  • Staff supervision experience.
  • Ability to contribute to the development of technical proposals, a plus.
  • Experience analyzing data and contributing to evaluation reports.
  • Experience using MS Windows and MS Office packages (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).

Personal Skills
  • Commitment to World Relief’s values.
  • Critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills with ability to make sound judgment.
  • Strong relationship management skills and the ability to work effectively with local stakeholders.
  • Representation abilities.
  • Ability to contribute to written reports
  • Proactive, results-oriented, and service-oriented
  • Attention to details, accuracy and timeliness in executing assigned responsibilities.

Method of application

Interested candidates are requested to submit their applications and CVs and provide names and contacts of three traceable referees to World Relief by 7th August, 2020. Please indicate on the email subject the post which you are applying for. Only shortlisted candidates will be communicated.
Applications should be sent to the following email address:

Email: worldreliefmalawi@wr.org

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