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Network for Youth Development (NfYD) was established in October, 2009 and is duly registered as a local NGO under the Trustees Incorporation, Council for Non Governmental Organisations (CONGOMA) and NGO Board in Malawi.

NfYD is committed to empowering youth and children to act around youth issues that affect their lives and play an active role in the development process. The organization also gives a forum to young women and young men from different backgrounds to share ideas, exchange experiences and learn from each other in the struggle for a better life.

NfYD empower youths in Malawi by offering access to relevant skills and knowledge that help them make more informed decisions that create better futures for them and their families.

In partnership with other like minded organisations, NfYD will implement a five year (2020-2024) integrated programme to end child early and forced marriage. The programme will contribute to promoting equality for girls by addressing root causes of child marriage and teen pregnancy in Lilongwe, Mulanje and Phalombe districts.

NfYD seeks experienced persons with solid knowledge and skills to fill the following positions:-  Project Officers

Position: Project Officer(s): Based in Mulanje, Phalombe and Lilongwe

Purpose of the Position(s)

Project Officer(s) lead the implementation of project at district level. The officer(s) will work with local leaders, children, parents, teachers, school committees, child protection structures, youth clubs, stakeholders and partners to challenge social norms that advance Child Early and Forced Marriages (CEFM).

Specific Responsibilities

  • Facilitate implementation of Champions of Change approach
  • Supervise Champion of Change clubs.
  • Work with local structures and norm setters to address harmful social norms.
  • Assist in evidence tracking for ending CEFM.
  • Work with the Child Protection Structures and parenting circles in order to advance children’s rights.
  • Facilitate and implement programme activities at district level.
  • Submits district report to key stakeholders and the District Executive Committee on a quarterly basis.
  • Facilitate advocacy campaigns to end CEFM
  • Submits monthly, quarterly and annual district reports to the Project Manager.
  • Develops and submits monthly case stories, work plans and budgets to the Project Manager.


Qualification, skills and experience

  • A minimum qualification of a Diploma in Education, Gender studies, Youth Development, Project Management, Community Development, Development Studies or any other related discipline and at least 3 years progressive work experience.
  • Drive for results, take personal ownership and initiative to meet datelines and achieve the agreed results.
  • Strong written and verbal communication in English and other local languages is required.
  • Demonstrate proficiency of donor reporting, with written, editing and critical analysis skills.
  • Team work – collaborates with other team members and contributes productively to the team’s work and output.


Application guidelines

Application letter including CV indicating the position you are applying for, and for those applying for the position of Project Officer must indicate the preferred district should be sent to:

The Executive Director,

Network for Youth Development (NfYD),

P.O Box 1154,




Applications should be submitted by close of business on Friday, 5th June 2020.

Note: both men and women are encouraged to apply. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be notified

Skills Required

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