WASH & School Health & Nutrition Technical Coordinator

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The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of  WASH & School Health & Nutrition Technical Coordinator  (1 position) under PDQ department. The role holder will be responsible for ensuring that WASH and school health and nutrition responses in the Abwenzi a Ana project is supported with quality technical inputs, and draw upon Health, Nutrition, and WASH strategic priorities. S/he will support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems to demonstrate impact, while sharing learning across our activities, teams and partners. The role will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor Health and Nutrition on health, nutrition and WASH capacities where they exist, and contribute to new programme development, country learning, evidence generation and knowledge management where needed.


The WASH & SHN Technical Coordinator will report to the Senior Technical Advisor Health and Nutrition with a dotted line to the Programme Manager and 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. This position will be expected to engage with the country health sector, and coordination mechanisms, as well as represent the organisation with key stakeholders at the district level such as the Ministry of Health, UN agencies, and key INGO / CSO. The role is expected to contribute to the development, emergency preparedness, DRR and support the assessment, design and implementation of humanitarian responses with other Public Health staff in the country setting. 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.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelors degree in Public Health or related field or equivalent qualifications.
  • 4 years at officer level; or 2 years at officer level and 2 years at senior officer level in WASH in emergency or development settings.
  • Understanding of WASH and SHN Thematic areas and an understanding of the health priorities impacted on by the regional or neighbouring situation.
  • Familiar with health systems, and health service provision including community health and the engagement of civil society organisations.
  • Familiar with the education system and the school health nutrition landscape in the country.
  • Good experience in training, and capacity building of workforce and health staff
  • Skilled at networking, representation and partnership development in order promote learning, strengthen civil society and mobilise resources.
  • Able to generate and use data and evidence to innovate, deliver, learn and share what works and what doesn’t work for children
  • Experience of promoting quality and impact through at least one cross-cutting area: gender equality and inclusion, adaptive and safer programming; child rights; disability; migration and displacement.
  • Experience of supporting humanitarian preparedness, response and recovery.


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  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.





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, Development and Quality

Type:  Fixed-term contract

Schedule:  Full-time

To apply for this job please visit malawi.savethechildren.net .

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