Program Officer

Closing date: 18 Jan 2017

Position Overview:

The Program Officer will be based in Lilongwe and will work closely with Save the Children colleagues in the Health and Nutrition Department, both those based in Lilongwe and in the districts in which we work. The fellow will work on a range of health and nutrition-related initiatives aimed at improving the organization’s ability to identify, share and apply program-based learning. These will include a leading coordination role on Save the Children’s external reporting commitments, with a particular focus on timeliness and quality, as well as the use of report data and information for program learning; supporting the identification of key areas of technical and programmatic learning within the health and nutrition portfolio, and subsequent initiatives to describe and disseminate that learning for internal and external audiences; coordination of several Save the Children Malawi technical working groups (e.g., nutrition technical working group; community mobilization technical working group); coordination of internal monthly project reports; and support to the design and implementation of the Health and Nutrition Meetings, a key internal learning forum. The position will also have the scope to identify and pursue other means by which Save the Children might improve program learning and, ultimately, program quality.


  • Contribute significantly to the development of a department-wide culture of health and nutrition program learning
  • Ensure that Save the Children’s project reports are developed and submitted on time and are of good quality, and that the evidence they contain is captured and disseminated internally and externally
  • Assist Save the Children Malawi to more effectively identify and use health and nutrition program-based evidence, both in its programming and advocacy work

Desired Skills and Experience:

Items indicated with an asterisk (*) are required

  • Bachelor’s degree*
    • Preferred: Master’s degree in public health or related field
  • Proven experience working in a public health role within a national or international organization*
  • Demonstrated ability to work as an effective and collegiate team member*
  • Demonstrated experience of donor reporting, including responsibility for report writing
  • Demonstrated experience of working on external health-specific publications (e.g., policy briefs, project descriptions, operations research summaries)

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