Project Gender Facilitator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified person to fill the position of Project Gender Facilitator for Power of Nutrition Project (PoN) and the position is based in Ntcheu and Balaka. The Project Gender Facilitator (PGF) is responsible for the effective coordination and facilitation of the project’s Gender & Communications interventions implementation in the PoN project. She / he will lead activities mainly at community level/traditional authority level, focusing on the capacity building of local structures, service providers, volunteers as well as community leaders. S/he works closely with community members to plan and implement community mobilization activities, aimed at addressing the root causes and contributing factors to chronic malnutrition and poor early childhood development (ECD) outcomes more broadly, within Ntcheu and Balaka Districts. S/he is responsible for ensuring uniformity and quality of training materials in all project sites within the district to be delivered in targeted locations, and provides guidance to project team members on community dynamics which will influence uptake of project activities leading to successful realization of the expected outcomes.

The PGF will be reporting directly to the District Project Coordinator – PoN project. She/he will play a key role at district level in ensuring that SCI is well represented and that SCI is always meeting key project deliverables in a timely manner.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of Diploma in Gender studies, Media for development, Journalism, Social Sciences or related field. Those with Bachelor’s degree will have an added advantage.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience doing social behaviour change communication work in gender related projects.
  • Proven experience in working directly with communities on Nutrition and health-related issues, agriculture and livelihoods interventions including economic empowerment and ECD.
  • Demonstrated experience in facilitation and mobilizing support for community-based activities.
  • Experience creating engaging communications materials showcasing changes in gender equality.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and hardworking circumstances.
  • Ability to write clear project reports (both narrative and financial) as well as updates
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken in English and Chichewa, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Ability to take quality photos and videos to be shared with back donors.
  • Demonstrable understanding of gender equality programming or Social Behaviour Change communication.
  • Experience implementing gender transformative activities.
  • Strong passion for working with children.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of Save the Children. In particular, a good understanding of the Save the Children’s mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.
  • Valid motor cycle driving licence.

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 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.


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


Date advertised: 11 Aug 2021

Closing date: 20 Aug 2021 – 23:59 CAT

Location:  Lilongwe, Malawi

Department:  Programme Operations

Type:  Fixed-term contract

Schedule:  Full-time

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