Education Project Manager – UNICEF

Lilongwe, Malawi
To be advised
Fixed Term,
Full Time, 37 hours per week

About VSO

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.


Role overview

VSO Malawi is planning to implement an education project aimed at encouraging girls to stay in school, child friendly schools, teacher capacity development and digital education technology. The post holder will be expected to lead in the coordination and implementation of project activities for the partner organisations and VSO. S/he will document project findings and share with key stakeholders to inform future interventions. The post holder will lead in project monitoring and evaluation, establishing the short term effects and impacts of the project.


Skills, qualifications and experience required

• Educated to Bachelor’s degree level in relevant field;
• Very good communication skills both written and verbal. Including ability to communicate sensitively and assertively with a wide range of stakeholders;
• Excellent computer skills
• Experience in working in a demanding administrative role in a similar environment;
• Fully developed record management skills of both electronic and hard copies including Internet-based or web-based database;
• Experience in funds disbursement; processes, reporting and liquidation;
• Experience in ensuring partner financial compliance with procurement procedures and maintenance of update and accurate project financial records;
• Experience in providing efficient and effective logistical support to ensure travel arrangements and meetings/workshops;
• Valid drivers’ license.Desirable
• Previous experience working in a similar function especially in an NGO environment
How to apply
If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description to read more details about the position and the skills and experience we’re looking for. To submit your application, click on ‘Apply now’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.
Application closing date
14 Sep 2016
Interview/Assessment date(s)
To be advised
Start date
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