POSITION: PROJECT COORDINATOR
The Landirani Trust (the “Trust”) is a small NGO based in Malawi and supported from the UK where the charity is known as African Vision Malawi. “More information is available at: www.africanvision.org.uk
The Trust is seeking a Project Coordinator for our partnership with Welthungerhilfe (WHH) under the SkillUp! project, which is being implemented in Lilongwe District in Malawi.
The SkillUp! Project is a component of a global skills development programme (funded by BMZ) in 8 countries including Afghanistan, Kenya, Uganda, India, Sierra Leone, Tajikistan, Nepal and Malawi.
The position is district-based in the North West of Lilongwe.
Responsible to: The Country Manager
The Project Coordinator will lead the implementation of the Malawi SkillUp! project, track results, coordinate project partners and stakeholders and report to the Trust’s Country Manager. This role includes partner facilitation, efficient and timely implementation of the project, budget planning and monitoring, whilst ensuring the success of the project, as per MEAL (monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning) framework and the project’s log-frame.
The role will contribute to further development and expansion of the country programme.
THE SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:
- Maintain and monitor the project plan, schedule, work hours, budgets, and expenditures and, using a project management calendar, ensure that project objectives are met.
- Determine project changes, through risk assessment and develop strategies and solutions accordingly.
- Ensure project documentation and narrative/financial reporting according to donor, WHH and Trust regulations.
- Ensure application of MEAL framework in the project, including periodic progress review and recommend adjustment as necessary.
- Supervise assessments and baseline/mid-line/end-line studies in coordination with implementing partners, as necessary.
- Analyse technical data including appropriate governance and market indicators to direct programme implementation priorities.
- Ensure gender sensitive practices are addressed and define an appropriate communications strategy to promote safe practices within the project.
- Coordinate, and develop cooperation with district level authorities, I/NGOs, regional government institutes, private sectors, thematic networks and other relevant stakeholders whilst ensuring that project implementation is in line with government regulations/ procedures and not duplicated.
- Represent the Trust in relevant meetings at local, district and national level and facilitate meetings, as determined by the project, to ensure that stakeholder views are managed towards the best solution.
- Collect and document best practices, case studies, stories and photos.
- Ensure adherence to Core Humanitarian Standards (CHS) in project implementation.
- Any other duties as assigned by the line manager or Country Manager.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE:
- A Bachelor’s degree in Social Science, Education, Technical Education and/or Project Management with at least five years of professional experience in a similar position.
- Good understanding of the TEVET system in Malawi with emphasis on the informal/non formal sector. Those with knowledge of adult learning theories will have an added advantage.
- Excellent in written and spoken English and Chichewa languages.
- Excellent report writing, case study formulation, and inter-personal communication skills.
- Familiarity to work with website, online/offline applications including social media.
- Excellent coordination and facilitation skills
- Ability to integrate gender issues and right based approaches within a conservative environment and indigenous community setting.
- Creative, flexible and pro-active, willingness to learn and to share knowledge.
- The salary and allowances will be appropriate to your experience and within our funding levels.
- 6 months’ probation period and, if completed successfully, followed thereafter by a fixed term contract anticipated to be for an additional 12 months’ but depending on the duration of the project (also subject to ongoing funding and the Trust’s needs and priorities).
HOW TO APPLY
This post is open to Malawian nationals.
We encourage applications from women and marginalised groups in line with our Equal Opportunities policy.
Only those meeting the criteria for this post will be considered for shortlisting. If you have not had a response within 14 days of the closing date, your application has not been successful.
Applications MUST be made through email only using the following:
- CV in English, no longer than 2 sides of A4 and in font no smaller than size 11, and:
- An accompanying covering letter outlining your motivation in applying for this post as well as your skills and experience in line with the key areas of this post. It must also include details of your current remuneration package.
CVs and accompanying letters should be sent to:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org By 6pm on Monday 23rd August, 2021.
Applications that are late and/or do not comply with the application guidance and which do not meet the essential criteria will not be considered.
Interviews are scheduled to take place in Lilongwe during the week commencing Monday 30th August (precise dates to be provided to successful applicants).