MULTIPLE POSITIONS
Full Time
February 28, 2024
Blantyre, Malawi
March 8, 2024

Company: Islamic Relief Malawi

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ISLAMIC RELIEF MALAWI

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

27 February 2024

Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a UK based International humanitarian and development organization working in 40 countries. Islamic Relief Malawi is looking for competent candidates to fill the following positions. To know more about IRW visit us on https://islamic-relief.org/ . 

 

1. Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) Coordinator (1 post) [Blantyre based]  

 Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Oversee Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) to ensure delivery of impactful social service.
  • Manage current OSP portfolio under the supervision of the Head Of Programs.
  • Propose innovative and transparent strategy for OSP expansion in IRMW working area.
  • Review, verify and approve registration of new orphans as per IRW requirements.
  • Manage the OSP personnel composed of OSP Officer, OSP Assistants and volunteers.
  • Enforce compliance to IRW OSP Policy and procedures.
  • Lead the implementation of OSP Complementary and Eid Gift projects.
  • Lead the Orientation of orphan’s guardians, trainings, and any other activities.
  • Review and approve timely uploading Annual Progress Report (APR) in IRW Portal.
  • Lead the preparation and submission of success stories for existing sponsored orphan.
  • Build the capacity of OSP team, volunteers, and Orphan guardians on relevant policies.
  • Produce and Submit/Timely to HoP Quality Quarterly Reports and Annual Progress Reports.
  • Conduct regular monitoring home visits to Orphans households.
  • Lead Quarterly group session to confirm reception of Quarterly entitlements.
  • Coordinate with local stakeholders and participate in existing networks/working groups to ensure smooth implementation.
  • Oversee OSP team Alyateem Visit Logs to keep them updated.
  • Contribute to the feedback and complain mechanism promotion and functioning.
  • Contribute to new child friendly projects development.

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Education, and related areas.
  • Five (5) years’ INGO experience on protection, safeguarding, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of staff, beneficiaries, and local stakeholders
  • Solid expertise in faith-based protection and social care service delivery.
  • Familiar with Child Protection and Safeguarding policies

 

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “OSP Coordinator_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

 

2. Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) Officer (1 post) [Blantyre based]  

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) Coordinator to delivery of impactful social service.
  • Assist the OSP Coordinator keeping updated the Orphans records in Alyateem and hard copies.
  • Contribute to the OSP expansion in IRMW working area.
  • Verify and approve registration of new orphans as per IRW requirements under OSP coordinator.
  • Contribute to the compliance of OSP Malawi to the IRW OSP Policy and procedures.
  • Assist OSP coordinator in preparing Monthly and Weekly planning for OSP activities.
  • Provide Sponsored Orphan’s guardians with orientation, trainings, and coaching.
  • Collect and do peer review for Annual Progress Report (APR) in in Al Yateem system.
  • Collect and submit success stories for existing sponsored orphans.
  • Contribute to Quality Quarterly Reports and Annual Progress Reports preparation and submission.
  • Conduct weekly monitoring home visits to Orphans households.
  • Participate Quarterly group session to confirm reception of Quarterly entitlements.
  • Update Alyateem Visit Logs on daily and weekly basis.
  • Build the capacity of OSP assistants, volunteers, and Orphan guardians on relevant policies.
  • Contribute to the feedback and complain mechanism promotion.
  • Contribute to new child friendly projects development.

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Education, and related areas.
  • Three (3) years’ INGO experience on protection, safeguarding, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of staff, beneficiaries, and local stakeholders
  • Solid expertise in faith-based protection and social care service delivery.
  • Familiar with Child Protection and Safeguarding policies

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “OSP Officer_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

3. Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) Assistants (2 post) [Blantyre based]   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) Coordinator to delivery of impactful social service.
  • Identify, verify, and score new orphans as per IRW requirements under OSP coordinator.
  • Follow strictly the OSP Policy and procedures.
  • Implement Monthly and weekly plannings to achieve assigned targets.
  • Facilitate Orientation of Orphan’s guardians under OSP Coordinator supervision.
  • Collect and Upload Annual Progress Report (APR) in Al Yateem system.
  • Conduct regular home visits to monitor orphans and provide them with social assistance.
  • Participate Quarterly group session to confirm reception of Quarterly entitlements.
  • Collect and submit success stories for existing sponsored orphans.
  • Update Alyateem Visit Logs on a daily and weekly basis.
  • Build the capacity of OSP assistants, volunteers, and Orphan guardians on relevant policies.
  • Contribute to the feedback and complain mechanism promotion.
  • Contribute to new child friendly projects development. 

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Education, and related areas.
  • Two (2) years’ INGO experience on protection, safeguarding, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of staff, beneficiaries, and local stakeholders
  • Solid expertise in faith-based protection and social care service delivery.
  • Familiar with Child Protection and Safeguarding policies 

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “OSP Officer_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

4. Ultra-Poor Households Graduation (UPG) Project Coordinator (1 post) [Blantyre based]   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Under Program Coordinator (PC) supervision, oversee UPG project to meet projects targeted Output, Outcomes and Impacts as per proposal.
  • Manage the performance of UPG Project Officer and UPG Assistants.
  • Lead the verification of the criteria for UPG participating Households.
  • Develop training curriculum and train UPG team on Graduation project objectives, implementation process, and expected outcomes.
  • Conduct weekly monitoring home visits and performance spot checks for UPG participants.
  • Lead group session to confirm reception of Asset, education, and consumption support entitlements.
  • Liaise regularly with field level staff and senior management about project progress, challenges, learning and decisions.
  • Produce and Submit/Timely to HoP Quality Monthly Reports and Donor Reports (interim and final).
  • Lead the preparation and submission of success stories for UPG households.
  • Coordinate with local stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
  • Contribute to the feedback and complain mechanism promotion and functioning.
  • Contribute to new Livelihood projects development.  

 Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Agriculture Economics, and related areas.
  • Five (5) years’ INGO experience on economic empowerment, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of staff, beneficiaries, and local stakeholders
  • Solid expertise in Livelihood intervention.
  • Solid expertise in faith-based protection and social care service delivery.
  • Familiar with Child Protection and Safeguarding policies

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “UPG Coordinator_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

5. Ultra-Poor Households Graduation (UPG) Project Officer (1 post) [Blantyre based]   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Assist UPG coordinator to meet project targeted Output, Outcomes and Impacts as per proposal.
  • Contribute to the verification of the criteria for UPG participating Households.
  • Conduct weekly monitoring of home visits and performance for UPG participants.
  • Assist UPG coordinator in facilitating group session to confirm reception of asset, education, and consumption support entitlements.
  • Conduct training and coaching to UPG participants on income generation activities management.
  • Provide technical support to the UPG beneficiaries to perform their businesses and social mobility.
  • Coordinate with local stakeholders to ensure smooth implementation of the project.
  • Contribute to preparation of Quality Monthly Reports and Donor Reports (interim and final).
  • Draft and submit success stories on UPG households to UPG Coordinator.
  • Contribute to the feedback and complain mechanism promotion and functioning.
  • Contribute to new Livelihood projects development. 

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Agriculture Economics, and related areas.
  • Three (3) years’ INGO experience on economic empowerment, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of beneficiaries and local stakeholders.
  • Familiar with Child Safeguarding policies

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “UPG Officer_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

6. Ultra-Poor Households Graduation (UPG) Project Assistants (2 post) [Blantyre based]   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Assist UPG coordinator in the targeting and verify selection of UPG participating HHs.
  • Provide technical support to the UPG beneficiaries to perform their businesses and social mobility.
  • Lead day to day UPG project field activities to ensure effective and timely implementation.
  • Provide mentoring and coaching to UPG beneficiaries to enable their effective graduation out of poverty.
  • Liaise regularly with local stakeholders about project progress, challenges, and learning.
  • Participate in the development of new Livelihood projects.

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Development and/or Social Sciences, Agriculture Economics, and related areas.
  • Two (2) years’ INGO experience on economic empowerment, social & financial inclusion (e.g. saving & loans, microfinance) as well as family business planning and monitoring.
  • Experience of building capacity of beneficiaries and local stakeholders.
  • Familiar with Child Safeguarding policies 

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “UPG Assistant_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.

 

 

7. OSP Program MEAL Officer (1 post) [Blantyre based]   

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

  • Assist MEAL Lead in planning and implementation IRW MEAL framework activities.
  • Under MEAL Lead supervision, develop and implement a robust monitoring and evaluation tools and systems that will ensure effective and efficient tracking of Orphan Sponsorship Program (OSP) and related projects results at different levels (outputs, outcomes, and impact).
  • Review OSP Monthly Progress Reports and ensure they have evidence to back-up and provide feedback to the respective Head Of Programs.
  • Conduct periodic OSP data quality assessments.
  • Conduct field monitoring visits to validate reported data and ensure quality of service delivery is adhered to as well as compliance of selected households with eligibility criteria.
  • Be responsible for providing timely, accurate and updated information on the OSP program indicators for monthly, quarterly and annual internal and donors reports.
  • Liaise with the MEAL Lead to ensure that OSP adhere to accountability requirements by initiating and conducting Post Distribution Monitoring after each transfer.
  • Work with MEAL Lead to facilitate country assessments, evaluations and performance evaluation tasks including planning and reporting on the same.
  • Contribute to data collection on and analyze for the Complaints Reporting and Feedback Mechanism (CRFM) accountability data to help IR Malawi Office facilitate quality improvement.
  • Systematically document lessons and best practices from the OSP program gotten from monitoring and evaluation data.
  • Review APR and Quarterly reports of OSP Consolidate project reports, lessons learnt, best practices etc.
  • Participate in the development of new Livelihood projects.

Qualification & Experience:

  • University degree in Social Science, Development Studies, Demography and Population Studies, Public Health, Social Work or Environment Science or Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • Three (3) years’ NGO experience in an MEAL role in development contexts, preferably with solid experience in more than one of the following priority sectors: Livelihood, Gender and Protection, Education and emergencies.
  • Experience of building capacity of beneficiaries and local stakeholders.
  • Familiar with Child Safeguarding policies

Interested qualified applicants are requested to mail their applications [CV (maximum 3 pages) along with one-page cover (motivation) letter:] to hr.malawi@islamic-relief.org.mw by Friday, 8th March 2024.

Please mention the title of the position applied for and your name in the subject of your application as: “OSP MEAL Officer_ (Applicant’s name)”.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for a written test and an oral interview. Islamic Relief is an equal opportunity employer. It is essential that the incumbent shows a good understanding and empathy with Islamic values and principles as well as a commitment to IRW’s vision.