District Project Manager

The Opportunity


Save the Children with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District. The District Project Manager will be responsible for the operationalization of the project and be the key SCI representative on the ground.  S/he will ensure that the project is timely and efficiently delivered through provision of budget monitoring, staff and asset management, partnership management and be accountable for the overall implementation.

The overall impact goal of the project is to “contribute to reduced poverty, deprivation and increased resilience among the poorest and most vulnerable households in Ntcheu district” with an overall outcome of “An adaptive social protection model that builds the resilience of SCTP households with different levels of productive capacity, providing lessons for potential graduation pathways among the wide range of beneficiary households”. The project will adopt an adaptive programming approach in its implementation and its theory of change is based on 3 main pillars namely Adapt, Absorb and Transform.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Master’s degree level qualification in Agricultural Economics, Rural Development, Development studies and other relevant field.

  • Those with BSc in a related field but with vast experience will be considered

  • Experience of delivering training to district and community based staffs

  • Performance and quality management of livelihood programmes.

  • Experience in working with local NGO partners.          

  • Mature and able to function well within flat management structures with extensive consultation and horizontal collaboration

  • Strong leadership skills including ability to influence a wide range of internal and external stakeholders.

  • Self-starter

  • Humanitarian context experience  

  • Ability to work with minimal supervision

  • Good command of English (written and verbal).

  • Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

  • Strong understanding of Food Security, Livelihood/Recovery, economic empowerment and youth initiatives programming.

  • 5 years demonstratable management experience in humanitarian operations, including significant field operations experience emergency programs; experience running development programmes an asset.

  • Result-oriented, able to set priorities and meet deadlines within a dynamic environment

  • Ability to work as part of field team and successfully join up work with partner staff

  • Ability to forge excellent relationships with Adolescent youth.

  • A good understanding of best practice techniques for achieving and sustaining youth’s positive engagement.


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.



The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at www.savethechildren.net/careers


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Nov 2019

Closing date: 13 Dec 2019 - 00:59 EAT

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Department: Business Transformation

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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