Programme Officer: HP+ Malawi

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Company Overview:

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits. 

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives. 

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. 

Project Overview and Role:

Organization Overview
Palladium is an international company that develops and delivers solutions to create positive impact for communities, businesses, societies, and economies. We transform lives and create enduring value by working with governments, corporations, and non-profit organizations. We are currently implementing over 100 projects with more than 2000 employees across 90 countries. In Malawi, Palladium manages the USAID-funded Health Policy Plus (HP+) Project. HP+ works with key stakeholders to advance health policy and financing for family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH), HIV, and maternal and newborn health at national and subnational levels. The project aims to improve the enabling environment for equitable and sustainable health services, supplies, and delivery systems through policy development and implementation, with an emphasis on voluntary, rights-based health programs, and by strengthening in-country partners’ capacity to navigate complex environments for effective policy design, implementation, and financing aligned to the existing priorities.

  Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

HP+ requires a Programme Officer to support our program implementation, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting. The position is a fixed-term contract through September 2021, with an annual renewal thereafter depending on performance and USAID priorities, and the availability of funding.

Key Responsibilities

1. Work with HQ-based staff to support project monitoring, evaluation, and learning efforts, including  identifying and documenting project results in accordance with HP+ project indicators, and contributing to  quarterly and semi-annual reporting for the donor.
2. Conduct data collection and analysis. This will include supporting HP+ staff and government counterparts to  (1) update dashboards; (2) conducting modelling projections (3) conducting secondary data analysis from  DHIS2 and other related data platforms, etc. This will require presenting results for decision-makers in concise  formats such as PPT and briefs.
3. Engage government counterparts and relevant multi-sectoral technical working groups to enhance  information sharing, collaboration, and advocacy on population and development issues, as well as providing  support for strategy implementation and monitoring.
4. Work with other HP+ Malawi team members on capacity development through the design and development  of HP+ workshops and trainings in the areas of family planning policy, population and development, youth  activities, and other portfolios such as BFHI. This may include supporting colleagues with logistical  arrangements and delivery of trainings.
5. Work alongside the FP Technical leads to oversee the support to national and district stakeholders on  planning and implementation of CIP activities and support monitoring of district level activities.
6. Contribute to routine project implementation and monitoring by providing weekly updates on activities,  writing concept notes, engaging in planning exercises, and working with technical and finance management  staff to develop budgets, monitor activity spending, capture cost share, and other routine implementation tasks.
7. Support drafting activity briefs, success stories, blogs, or other items to communicate the lessons learned and  achievements of assigned portfolio(s).
8. Other related tasks as assigned on an as-needed basis.

  Required Qualifications:

1. Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, social science, development, or related field with at least 5 years  of professional experience; Master’s degree a plus,  combined with 3 years of professional work experience.
2. At least 2 years’ experience working on projects in Malawi to address family planning, youth friendly health  services, HIV, or other health programming interventions.
3. Experience in monitoring and evaluation, including understanding of capturing and monitoring program  indicators.
4. Experience in analysing data and presenting information to decision-makers. Experience with DHIS2 a plus.
5. Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to draft quality briefs, reports, training/facilitation  agendas, and training PPTs. A writing test may be administered as  part of the interview process. Relevant  experience working with a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers, from MPs and senior officials, to  traditional and community leaders, and excellent diplomatic and stakeholder management skills are  required.
6. Understanding of governmental structures and processes in Malawi preferred.
7. Strong interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work within a cross-cultural and virtual team.
8. Experience working with USAID projects preferred.
9. Ability to work well under pressure and skilled in change management and problem-solving skills.
10. Fluency in oral and written English required.
11. This position is open to people located in and legally permitted to work in Malawi only.  

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