Project Manager

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PROJECT MANAGER

Save the Children International is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Project Manager. Save the Children has just secured a two-year funding from Momentum Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) whose back donor is USAID through Lead Partner-Jhpiego Corporation to implement a Strategic Planning Advisors for Education and School Health in Africa (SPAEHSA) project. The project intends to work with ministries of education and health and global, regional, and local school health partners to strengthen systems for health programming in schools. Participants (including Malawi) in this two-year project will benefit from and contribute to the global evidence on health in schools. The Project Manager will be responsible for liaising with government and CSOs to develop, monitor, and implement a School Health Policy Strengthening Plan. The incumbent will also coordinate with key national ministries that feed into school health policy and implementation, specifically education and health. The project manager will also communicate with key local partners, school management committees, teachers, and local health leaders to compare policy and practice. The Project manager will liaise with relevant stakeholders from civil society and technical expert in Country. The Project Manager will contribute to global learning on the process of strengthening school health policies, as well as how SHN has been leveraged to enable stronger COVID-19 response in the health and education sector.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Health, Nutrition, Development Studies or equivalent.
  • Certificate or any additional qualification in program management is an added advantage.
  • Recommended a minimum of 10-year experience in government, corporate or NGO environment managing health and/or nutrition projects.
  • Excellent knowledge and understanding of the Malawi context especially on intersection of education, health and nutrition policies, strategies and programs.
  • Experience working with the Ministry of Education or Ministry of Health at national and subnational levels.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Experience of managing and shaping programs to deliver greater quality and of strengthening the capacity of partners.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner.
  • Fluency in English, both verbal and written, required.
  • Thorough understanding of SCI working principles and approaches of Child Participation, Child Rights Programming, Partnership, Child Safeguarding, Zero Tolerance, Monitoring and Evaluation, Programme Integration etc- would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to intervene with crisis management or troubleshooting as necessary.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Excellent planning, coordination and reporting skills, with the ability to organize a substantial workload comprised of complex, diverse tasks and responsibilities
  • Computer literacy and excellent communication, documentation skills are a must.

Desired:

· Master’s degree

· Experience on field based SHN projects

· Experience in health and nutrition research and/or uptake

Location:  Lilongwe

Contract Duration : 1 Year 5 Months

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

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.

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