Malawi: Team Leader

Organization: Palladium International
Country: Malawi
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is launching a new programme in Malawi, designed to increase adoption of beneficial health behaviours and uptake of health products and services through a broad-based behaviour change and communications initiative. The programme covers Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The programme will have a broad geographical reach, covering both urban and rural areas.

Scope of work The Team Leader (TL) will oversee the programme’s implementation on the ground heading a team of international and national experts and operational staff. The TL will lead the programme planning and implementation, provide technical and operational oversight and manage key relationships. The TL is expected to:

  • Lead on programme planning, budgeting and reporting to meet both Palladium and DFID requirements. This includes regular (quarterly and annual) reports as well as ad-hoc queries from the donor.

  • Provide strategic, policy and technical guidance to implementing partners to ensure high quality and consistent delivery of all programme activities across the different districts.

  • Monitor progress and ensure that milestones, outputs and outcomes are met and demonstrate value for money.

  • Lead on capacity building activities and technical assistance to partners, government counterparts (MoH) and relevant stakeholders at all levels.

  • Maintain effective relationships and regular communication with DFID, consortium partners, MoH at central and district levels as well as other government, donor, implementing partner and private sector stakeholders.

  • Represent Palladium and the MIPHP programme in high-level interactions with donors and government, media and other stakeholders.

  • Oversee financial management and reporting, risk management, planning, performance and delivery of value for money

  • Oversee the development and dissemination of programme lessons learned.

  • Oversee recruitment and performance management of MIPHP staff.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant health, social sciences or business discipline.
  • Ten years of experience of acting in leadership roles in similar large health programmes in sub-Saharan Africa working with DFID or another large donor.
  • Ten years of experience in consortium management
  • Demonstrable ability to work collaboratively with other donors and international organisations.
  • Extensive experience of behaviour change and prevention programmes and integrated health programmes covering 2-3 of the MIPHP thematic areas (WASH, nutrition, sexual and reproductive health and rights)
  • Demonstrable experience leading an international and multidisciplinary team of highly skilled staff.
  • Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to represent the programme at highest levels; build and manage relationships and negotiate with the government, donors and other senior stakeholders.
  • Acquaintance with donor funds with experience in overseeing grantees and sub-grantees
  • Familiarity with the current social, political and economic context in Malawi including at the decentralised levels
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and manage competing priorities;
  • Excellent written and spoken English and ability to communicate across technical disciplines and non-technical audience. Knowledge of Chichewa is a significant advantage.
  • Malawian citizens are encouraged to apply.

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Botswana: Associate Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (Africa Region)

Organization: Project Concern International
Country: Botswana, Malawi, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia
Closing date: 16 Oct 2017

Location: The position will be based out one of PCI’s field offices, including Dar es Salaam (Tanzania), Blantyre (Malawi), Lusaka (Zambia), or Gaborone (Botswana).

Job Summary: The Associate/Technical Advisor, Monitoring, Learning and Evaluation (MLE)** will work under the supervision and guidance of the Director of Strategic Information for Impact (SII) within PCI’s Program Quality and Applied Learning Unit. This position is responsible to provide monitoring, learning, evaluation and reporting support and technical assistance to the field regarding MLE, with a focus on projects in the Africa region. Priority areas of focus include technical support in designing, developing, implementing and evaluating systems to collect program monitoring, research, and evaluation data to improve program quality, ensure accountability to stakeholders, and promote learning.

This position will primarily support the implementation of project-level MLE activities for specific PCI projects implemented in the Africa Region. At the project level, responsibilities may include: Develop MLE components of proposal development and program design; Contribute to MLE system design and improvement; Monitor implementation of MLE plans; Provide ongoing technical assistance and strengthen field staff capacity in key MLE areas throughout project life cycle; Support the coordination, design and implementation of selected project evaluations; Support data utilization and dissemination and other learning activities, including support on the preparation of abstracts for conference presentation, manuscripts, project reviews, and other documentation materials. In addition, this position will coordinate with IO/SII to support portfolio- and organizational-level priorities to support PCI’s strategic plan and advance PCI’s organizational MLE agenda.

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