Full Time
March 14, 2024
Lilongwe, Malawi
March 24, 2024

Company: CARE Malawi

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CARE International is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty in over 100 countries. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people. CARE partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE seeks a fill the following vacancies for the anticipated USDA-funded five-year, $28 million McGovern-Dole International Food for Education and Child Nutrition (McGovern-Dole) project in Malawi. The principal objectives of the McGovern-Dole Program are to carry out a preschool and school food for education programs to improve food security, reduce the incidence of hunger, and improve literacy and primary education, particularly with respect to girls; maternal, infant, and child nutrition programs for pregnant women, nursing mothers, infants, and children who are five years of age or younger.


1. Chief of Party – Lilongwe

Post description
The Chief of Party (COP) will be responsible for leadership, management, and technical direction of staff and consultants, project activities such as implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation, and partner coordination. They will serve as key liaison with USDA, government counterparts, and local partners. The COP will manage and supervise the work of program personnel and subcontractors/subgrantees and ensure that all program assistance is technically sound and appropriate. The COP also oversees program work planning, performance management, and strategic communication.



2. Deputy Chief of Party, Compliance – Lilongwe

Post description
The DCOP Compliance will play a pivotal role in upholding the highest standards of compliance throughout the project lifecycle, ensuring that all activities align with USDA regulations, other applicable laws, and donor requirements. In coordination with the COP, the DCOP Compliance will coordinate with key project partners, stakeholders, other USG implementing partners, and the government of Malawi, particularly at the sub-national level. They will supervise program staff, providing oversight and support to achieve project results and ensure adherence to all relevant regulations, policies, and procedures, fostering a culture of compliance across all project activities.



3. Deputy Chief of Party, Commodity & School Feeding – Lilongwe

Post description
The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) will oversee a robust school feeding and commodity management program with a beneficiary accountability system. The DCOP will lead on commodity management and logistics and will be responsible for direct oversight of project implementation, the warehouse, security, and compliance. This position will oversee the completion of all technical requirements, including project results and deliverables in accordance with approved project work plans. In coordination with the Chief of Party, the DCOP will coordinate with key project partners, stakeholders, other USG implementing partners, and the government of Malawi, particularly at the sub-national level. They will supervise program staff, providing technical oversight and support to achieve project results and ensure quality implementation of proven high-impact interventions.

The successful candidate will possess significant experience with commodity-focused development programming.


4. Senior Manager – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning - Lilongwe 

The Senior Manager MEL will be responsible for establishing and managing the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning system for CARE’s program, ensuring that it aligns with both the organization’s global standards and the specific requirements of the donor. Working collaboratively with program teams to develop and implement a robust MEL framework that captures accurate and relevant data, promotes learning, and ensures accountability to both beneficiaries and donors.



Visit the careers site on for Specific Roles and Responsibilities, required qualifications and experience.

Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience may apply online via the website or send applications through email to addressed to the attention of:

The Country Director
CARE Malawi
P/Bag A89

Closing date for receipt of applications is 24 March, 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviors and responsibilities of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Code of Behavior contained in the PSEA Policy.