Basic Education Technical Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  Basic Education (BE) Technical Coordinator  (1 position) for Abwenzi a Ana (AAA) Program. The role holder will provide The Basic Education (BE)Technical Coordinator will work under the guidance of the Senior Technical Advisor, Education and Child Development to support the design and delivery of Save the Children’s education programmes in Malawi. In addition, s/he will be responsible for planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of basic education activities in the  Abwenzi a Ana  project in the respective catchment district and as guided by the program goals, objectives and implementation frameworks.


The role will coordinate the implementation of high quality BE programme activities that deliver change for children in both emergency and development programming through use of SCI’s four main common approaches namely Literacy Boost, Numeracy Boost, Enabling Teachers and protecting children in and outside schools which are integrated with School Health and Nutrition. The position holder will be expected to support the project team with advocacy and influencing, while driving strategic partnerships for new business development.


The position holder will support the programme manager with monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact of the BE project within the AAA programme, while sharing learning across our programmes, teams and partners.  The role will work closely with operations colleagues and with partners in Ntcheu, building their capacity and building ownership and agency of local organisations.  In the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the role holder will be expected to work outside the normal role profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly. The post holder will also be expected to provide significant mentoring and capacity-building to SCI BE staff, volunteers, suppliers, consultants, associates and partners in the field


The BE Technical Coordinator will report to the Senior Technical Adviser Education, with a dotted line to the Programme Manager. S/he will work closely with Traditional Authority Facilitators and Community volunteers, as well as with other Technical Coordinators and other program team members from  Abwenzi a Ana  project, including government and implementing partners. H/she will support the setup and launch, implementation and transitioning to government ownership of the  Abwenzi a Ana  program in Ntcheu.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor’s degree level in Education and or any other related social development studies or relevant field
  • At least four years’ experience in development and management of formal and non-formal education programs with firm grounding in community mobilization and capacity building for local organisations for basic and non-formal education in Malawi.
  • In-depth knowledge of government and non-government actors and frameworks essential.
  • Practical experience working within MOE preferred.
  • Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with a wide range of stakeholders, both domestically and internationally.
  • Demonstrated program development and proposal writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Proficiency in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program direction and results
  • Ability to build, lead, and effectively mentor and supervise multi-talented teams.
  • Ability to represent and negotiate persuasively and diplomatically with multiple and varied government and donor counterparts


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 5 th  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


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.




Find out more about this role by downloading the job description here   Job description


Date advertised: 1 Dec 2021

Closing date: 15 Dec 2021 – 23:59 CAT

Location:  Lilongwe, Malawi

Department:  Programme Operations

Type:  Fixed-term contract

Schedule:  Full-time

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