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Mary’s Meals Malawi is delighted to be recruiting for the following five positions. Mary’s Meals Malawi is our largest school feeding programme and reaches over 30% of the primary school aged children in Malawi, and we work closely with schools and community volunteers who help prepare and serve the nutritious meals every school day.

Mary’s Meals is a global movement supported by people from all walks of life and we are focused on one goal – that every child receives a nutritious daily meal in a place of education. We continue to change the lives of over 1.8 million children who today will receive Mary's Meals. 

Position: School Feeding Manager

Location: Blantyre

Job Purpose

Reporting to the Senior Regional Manager, the School Feeding Manager (SFM) will be responsible for the day to day implementation of Mary’s Meals SFP programme in the assigned region and other areas as required. This post will undertake supervision of field based School Feeding Officers (SFO) and District School Feeding Officers (DSFOs to ensure if the SFOs/DSFOs are adhering to SFP minimum standard operating procedures, manage the field office, coordinate delivery of programme goods, collect, analyse and forward correct programme information to the Head Office, organise and implement trainings for staff, school personnel and volunteers, provide a conduit for correct and timely information flow from the field to the head office, resolve programme related issues and lobby with appropriate traditional gate keepers on community mobilization and participation in SFP activities.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • • A first Degree in Development studies, Public Health, Nutrition, Community Development, Community Nursing, Education or any of the social sciences or its equivalent.
    • At least three (3) years project/programme experience two of which should be at a management and team leadership level in an NGO environment with responsibility for managing staff, activities, financial resources, assets and external relationships.
    • Strong leadership skills including ability to be in control of delegated responsibilities.
    • Interpersonal Communication Skills.
    • Strong reporting skills and experience in developing donor reports.
    • Working independently with limited supervision.
    • Practical experience of programme monitoring and evaluation.
    • Proven ability to work to programmes and meet deadlines.
    • Ability to evaluate and analyse large volumes of diverse data.
    • Well-developed community mobilization skills.
    • Computer literate in Microsoft packages especially Excel and Word.
    • Energy and self-motivation.
    • Outstanding ability to self-organize.
    • Flexibility in extensive travelling.
    • Possess a valid motor vehicle driving licence and ability to drive manual 4X4 vehicles.

    Our selection process includes rigorous background checks to ensure our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults. If you would like to join our global family and would relish the chance to make a difference to the lives of thousands of children across the world, we’d love to hear from you.

    How to apply
    Applications stating expected net salary and CV (including contacts for three professional referees) should be e-mailed to:
    indicating the position title and applicant’s name in the subject line. All attached files should be saved under the applicant’s name. Hard copy applications will not be accepted. Deadline for receipt of applications is Wednesday 25th August 2021. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. For full job descriptions please visit 

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