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Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER).
CHAM’s Consortium is currently seeking several positions to support the USAID-funded Expanding Malawi HIV/AIDS Prevention with local Organizations Working for an Effective Epidemic Response (EMPOWER) program. The EMPOWER Activity will support implementation of the larger President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the national HIV response in Malawi. EMPOWER is a five-year program with the goal of preventing new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections in targeted populations in PEPFAR priority districts in Malawi. EMPOWER will strive to increase use of proven, high impact, HIV prevention interventions by high-risk and underserved populations. A further objective is to identify undiagnosed HIV- infected persons (HIV case finding) and link them to life-saving antiretroviral treatment (ART).


The Senior Communication Advisor will lead the design, roll-out and day-to-day management and implementation of communication strategies and interventions to promote increased uptake of VMMC. S/he shall have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in designing and implementing comprehensive health communication interventions, and related capacity strengthening.

****This position is contingent upon award from USAID. *****
S/he will have the following qualifications, skills and experience:

Educational Requirements:

  •  Master’s Degree or higher in public health, social and/or behavioral sciences or a related field, with emphasis on community-level health communication, promotion and/or education.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience in the ESA region with progressively increasing responsibility designing, implementing and assessing large scale health communication programs.
  • Deep expertise in evidence-driven, theory-based, behavioral HIV prevention interventions.
  • Familiarity with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches such as human-centered design and behavioral economics for increasing demand for and use of health products and services.
  • Prior experience with building community competency to improve health, and participatory methodologies for engaging beneficiaries in planning and implementing local-level activities.

  • Interested candidates must download a standard Employment Application Form from the CHAM website, at
  • Candidates must submit a completed Employment Application Form, recent CV with three traceable referees and a covering letter to the following address:  with a copy to
  • The e-mail’s subject line must include the post being applied for.
  • Applications must be received by close of business on Friday, 20th September, 2019.
  • Applications should be addressed to: The Executive Director, CHAM Secretariat, P.O Box 30378, Lilongwe 3.
  • Only applications through the above two emails will be considered
Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

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