Full Time
March 29, 2024
Blantyre, Malawi
April 5, 2024

Company: Project Hope

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POSITION TYPE: Full Time, Local Hire

DURATION: 1 year with extension

LOCATION: Blantyre, Malawi (note that Project HOPE will not be covering relocation expenses)

POSITION TITLE: Sustainability and Local Capacity Advisor

DIVISION:  Global Health

REPORTS TO: Project HOPE Malawi Country Representative


Project HOPE is an international NGO with employees and volunteers who work around the globe, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients, provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up, and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.


Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.



The purpose of the USAID-funded Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo (ANAPA) project is to prevent new HIV infections by ensuring equitable access to and use of health, HIV, and social services among children, adolescents, their families, and young women in Malawi. The ANAPA project is led by Project HOPE Namibia, with Project HOPE US, the Lilongwe Catholic Health Commission (LCHC), and the Association of Social Workers (ASWIM) in Malawi as sub-partners. As part of our scope, Project HOPE US is providing high quality technical assistance to consortium members and Government of Malawi structures to build local capacity in the implementation of evidence-based, structured interventions, data management, and program monitoring, evaluation, and research.



Under the direct supervision of the Project HOPE Malawi Country Representative, the Sustainability and Local Capacity Advisor will be responsible for providing leadership and technical guidance on all system strengthening-related activities for the Ana ndi Achinyamata Patsogolo (ANAPA) project. They will be responsible for leading the design, implementation, and quality of all system strengthening components of the project, particularly strengthening government and local partner capacity for implementing and monitoring evidence-based interventions for the impactful delivery of services for Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) at all levels. They will provide strategic direction for a learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation. They will be responsible for developing standard operating procedures (SOPs)/protocols and capacity assessment and capacity performance measuring tools, leading the assessment and development of tailored interventions. The Sustainability and Local Capacity Advisor will provide capacity strengthening trainings and organize community of practice platforms to improve learning and knowledge sharing. S/he will perform other activities related to system strengthening and local capacity development as directed by the Country Representative or Project Chief of Party. The position holder is accountable for project deliverables, results, implementation and ongoing activities related to the above stated scope and principal responsibilities outlined below.



Technical Responsibilities:

  1. Collaborate with the ANAPA project team to meticulously plan and execute the implementation of system strengthening activities, including healthcare worker training and mentorship and capacity building of relevant line ministries and local organizations.
  2. Work with ANAPA key stakeholders to document and improve the integration of OVC and Determined, Resilient, Empowered, AIDS-Free, Mentored, and Safe (DREAMS) services within existing platforms.
  3. Collaborate with the line ministries to strengthen the Government of Malawi’s national-, district-, and community-level structures to support the implementation of DREAMS and OVC programs.
  4. Collaborate with key relevant stakeholders to build the capacity of Malawi local organizations to enable them to receive grants and implement OVC and DREAMS programs.
  5. Collaborate with line ministries to strengthen social workforce human resource practices and management.
  6. Lead the development, implementation, and supervision of capacity strengthening activities with the ANAPA project team at all levels.
  7. Manage and mentor district-based project staff in capacity strengthening of the local structures.
  8. Collaborate with the ANAPA team in the development of technical SOPs and structured monitoring tools, delivery of capacity strengthening sessions, annual planning, periodic performance reviews, reporting, and quality assurance initiatives.
  9. Build and maintain relationships with relevant ministries, key stakeholders, ANAPA consortium, and project advisors.

Representation & Communication:

  1. Represent and safeguard Project HOPE’s interests and reputation in all meetings, deeds, and activities at all levels, including the district, zone, and national levels.
  2. Participate in relevant working groups and meetings.

Fulfill other duties and responsibilities as reasonably assigned.


  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience of extensive work in local capacity building and systems strengthening activities in developing countries, with a preference for a familiarity with the Malawian context and DREAMS/OVC programming.
  • Master’s degree in public health or a related field, demonstrating a solid educational foundation for the complexities of program management, particularly in the health sector.
  • Strong background in developing training materials.
  • Ideally, experience implementing programs funded by PEPFAR and other donors, showcasing a nuanced understanding of the intricacies associated with donor-funded initiatives.
  • A proven ability to conceptualize and implement evidence-based strategies.
  • A rich background in collaborating with diverse stakeholders, including local partners, government officials, donor representatives, and communities. This underscores a capacity to navigate and foster productive relationships within a broad spectrum of collaborators.
  • Exhibit proficiency in the English language, ensuring effective communication and comprehension in both written and verbal interactions, which is essential for successful project management in an international context.



The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment.
  • Must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.

Work environment:

  • May experience the current weather while performing job duties.
  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.

Salary range starting at a daily rate of $90 for an estimated 132 days.

Due to the substantial number of inquiries, we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.