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We Effect is a development organisation founded in 1958 by the cooperative movement in Sweden. We work in more than 20 countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, Africa, and collaborate mainly with member-based organisations consisting of women and men who live in poverty. We work in the thematic fields of sustainable rural development and adequate housing. Our values are respect, transparency, and together.

We Effect country office in Malawi is part of the We effect Southern Africa Region implementing country development programmes in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. For more information, visit .

We Effect is now recruiting a Project Officer. This is part of the Programmes Unit in We Effect Malawi Country office in Lilongwe.

Position: Project Officer.

Main responsibilities

As Project Officer you are expected to perform the following responsibilities:

  • Coordinate programme implementation – liaise with and advise the partner organisations on organizational development and implementation of work plans and monitoring to meet expected outputs and outcomes.
  • Facilitate the Partner Coordination through establishment a good working relationship.
  • Organise meetings, trainings, briefings and workshops with relevant stakeholders and partners.
  • Providing technical support and contribute to building institutional capacity of partner organisations on different aspects such as sustainability, gender mainstreaming study circles and organizational development.
  • Facilitate partner review meetings quarterly.
  • Ensure that all programme activities are appropriately documented and that all summaries of meetings, workshops and trainings are shared with We Effect Management and the Partner organisations.
  • Strengthen collaboration with partners to ensure good communication and create good environment.
  • Ensure that We Effect is well represented in relevant partner forums.
  • Contribute to We Effect resource mobilisation for projects/programmes in Malawi.
  • Strengthen collaboration with partners, relevant Government institutions, NGOs to ensure good communication and create good environment to effectively operate programmes.
  • Ensure the programme achieves its objectives in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • Review work plans and reports from partner organisations.
  • Consolidate programme reports and disseminate results according to donor and We Effect requirements.
  • Monitor, evaluate programmes to ensure programme efficiency.

About the candidate

As a Project Officer, you need to have the ability to plan work on a daily and weekly basis, coordinate and organize workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines; the ability to analyze operating problems relevant to the job and environment and have problem solving skills. You need to have positive, collaborative, and constructive attitude to people and work, have good integrity, accountability and zero tolerance to corruption, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (SEA) and a team player; have strong oral and written communication skills; computer literate with Microsoft office skills; able to work under pressure, open to change and ability to manage complexities, positive to critical feedback and differing points of view. You also need to be committed to We Effect’s mission, vision and values.

Required qualifications

  • Holder of a Degree in Animal Science, specializing in Livestock production.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in project Management: Planning, budgeting, and reporting.
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of programmes.
  • Experience in institutional/organizational development related projects.
  • Experience in management of gender related projects and gender mainstreaming.
  • Holder of a driver’s license.


  • Technical expertise in dairy production

The employment is a fixed-term contract, in accordance with the project and performance and will run from April 2021 to June 2023.


Apply by sending your email of your CV and cover letter not later than 15th March 2021 to the following address:


indicating the position you are applying for on the subject.

We look forward to receiving your thoughtful application. Your time in preparing your application is much appreciated, however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

We Effect works actively with diversity and inclusion in the organisation. We welcome applicants regardless of sex, gender identity or expression, race, colour, ethnicity, religious belief, political opinion, national extraction, social origin, HIV/AIDS status, age, disability, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, and/or trade union membership or activities

Skills Required

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