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Project Officer

Posted On : 14 Jun, 2022

Are you aiming to work for an organization where it is worthwhile investing your personality, your skills and your time? Are you looking for a job that is exciting and has clear goals? Welcome to Welthungerhilfe!

We are one of the largest and most respected private organisations for development cooperation and humanitarian aid in Germany. As a politically and confessionally independent organisation, our value-oriented actions are always based on ethical principles. Our vision is clear: "Zero Hunger by 2030" - If you want to become part of our global mission to end hunger around the world, we look forward to receiving your application as:

Position: Project Officer*

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The position is to be filled as soon as possible, with an initial contract duration of one year. There are very good prospects for an extension. The employment location will be Dedza, Malawi. The position is paid according to paygrade.


The WASH Project Officer, in close coordination with the Project Coordinator, will be responsible for overseeing project implementation including work-plan performance, participating in project planning, budgeting, monitoring, reporting and programme development in project sites. The PO will coordinate with the project team members and other WHH projects for coherence. The PO will conduct capacity building trainings for communities, local authorities and partners. The project will be implemenetd in Dedza District and has a strong focus on WASH Systems Strengthening and innovative technologies.

Your responsibilities

  • Ensure proper field management in the impact area of WHH’s Water and Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH) Project in Dedza District.

  • Work with government institutions, relevant partners and stakeholders at district and community level ensuring good coordination and enabling environment for the project to operate in.

  • Represent WHH in all sectoral district level meetings, which are relevant for the projects’ implementation.

  • Assist in planning, organizing and facilitating trainings, workshops and meetings for WHH staff, district and community stakeholders including extension workers in the project’s impact area.

  • Reviewing project progress, achievements, challenges and lessons learnt on a monthly basis and maintain accurate records (documentation) of all project activities.

  • Compilation and timely submission of activity work plans, activity reports as well as monthly, quarterly and annual project reports to Project Coordinator (PC).

  • Conduct regular review meetings and compile plans with the Dedza project team making sure that there are no overlaps.

  • Oversee field office operations and ensure resources are used effectively.

  • Train and monitor water and sanitation committees regarding O&M and administration

  • Supervise and evaluate project activities of water monitors and technicians

  • Conduct water quality analysis and reporting

  • Support planning and implementation of WASH Systems Strengthening and related activities

  • Supervise the rehabilitation and new construction of boreholes, hand pumps, remote monitoring devices, etc.

  • Supervise all other construction activities in close collaboration with the project’s site supervisors

  • Train, sensitize and conduct community mobilization

  • Identify and ensure implementation of appropriate technologies in the respective community context

  • Support the design, dissemination and use of training booklets in target committees

  • Any other duties assigned by the Country Director, Head of Project or Project Coordinator.

Your profile

  • Bachelors degree in the field of WASH, agriculture, livelihoods, natural resources management or related field with minimum of 3 years of working experience.
  • Excellent training facilitation skills.
  • Excellent knowledge of the rural WASH sector context in Malawi.
  • Very good knowlegde of WASH and Food Systems Strengthening approaches.
  • Very good knowledeg of participatory methods.
  • Experience in working in the NGO sector in Malawi.
  • Proven experience in report writing.
  • Very good English language skills (Spoken and written).
  • Fluency in Chichewa is a must, other languages spoken in Malawi are an added advantage.
  • Proven problem solving and organizational skills, flexibility and calm under pressure.
  • Ability to prioritize and keep deadlines
  • Valid driver's license (Cars and motorbikes).

Our offer

We offer you the opportunity to work in a responsible and interesting field as part of an extremely dedicated team. Welthungerhilfe attaches great importance to the personal and professional development of its employees. Remuneration is based on our gender-independent salary scale.


How to apply

Please send your application via our online recruiting system by November 13, 2022.

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Your contact person is Emily Mokiwa. Welthungerhilfe is committed to fighting terrorism in all its activities. Accordingly, any applicant who is offered employment will be screened against lists of known and suspected terrorists.

*Welthungerhilfe values diversity and ensures an inclusive, non-discriminatory working environment. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all sections of the community.