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Water For People (WFP) is a global nonprofit organization working across nine countries, bringing together communities, local entrepreneurs, and governments to build and maintain water and sanitation services that will last. We have a sustainable solution to end the global water and sanitation crisis, and our employees across the world help drive this solution.

WFP is currently recruiting for the following positions:

Job Title: Project Officer

Location: Lilongwe

Reporting to: Program Officer

Scope of responsibility

  • On behalf of Water For People, liaise with District or Urban Coordinating Team in tracking progress towards achievement of project objectives as outline in the program document.
  • Collaborate with and other relevant government departments in the dissemination of information related to water, sanitation and hygiene
  • Lead in development of IEC materials to assist in the promotion of water supply management, sanitation and hygiene promotion.
  • Collaborate with City or District Councils and District Health Office staff in facilitating demand creation activities for latrine construction, pit emptying, promotion of hygiene practices, and solid waste management.
  • Lead teams in conducting Knowledge, Attitude and Practices (KAP) surveys including customer satisfaction surveys in all targeted areas.
  • Work closely with Councils in identifying, training and mentoring sanitation entrepreneurs, pit emptiers, shop owners and MFIs/SACCO.
  • Facilitate strong and sustainable linkages between pit emptiers and the City Council to enhance safe disposal of feacal sludge.
  • Work closely with local implementing partners (NGOs, private sector, and CBOs) in the targeted areas to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness in the implementation of programme activities.
  • Promote use of small-scale sanitation services training manuals which enhance good health and hygiene practices
  • In liaison with other project staff, participate actively in development of Monitoring and Evaluation plan for sanitation and hygiene component of the program in project area.
  • Reporting on project implementation progress and communicating with key stakeholders

Qualification and experience

  • Education or Formal Training
  • A minimum of bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject is preferred.
  • Over 2 – 3 years of experience in water and sanitation projects working in partnership with NGOs and private sector is necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, Ability

  • Demonstrated success in project implementation.
  • A good understanding of the requirements in the implementation, monitoring, evaluation, and reporting of international grant funds; its effectiveness and accountability
  • Must be flexible, able to work under tight deadlines and have excellent follow through skills. Be a self-starter and work with limited supervision.
  • Excellent verbal/written communications and presentation skills and good analytical skills
  • Experience and Knowledge of Development work related issues in Malawi.
  • Competent in use of MS Word, Excel and a statistical analysis program (preference for SPSS or Access)

How to apply

Please send your application and CV including copies of relevant certificates to the address below: 

The Country Director

Water for People

P. O. Box 1207


Email address:

Closing date of application is 24th September, 2021

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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