Project Manager

Fhi360, Lilongwe, Malawi

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
7 to 10 Year
Closing Date for Applications: 
15th March, 2020

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical direction and oversight of project activities;
  • Representing PROMISE at national level meetings to advocate and educate about the DVR as part of comprehensive Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) services;
  • Coordinating PROMISE activities, including mapping of key stakeholders, resource development, and other analyses;
  • Establishing and maintaining positive working relationships with relevant national government agencies and civil society stakeholders, including in the fields of HIV prevention and family planning; 
  • Supporting development of country-specific DVR implementation and training materials, demand creation strategies, and information education communication (IEC) materials (including piloting of tools);
  • Developing draft ring rollout implementation plans and strategies in coordination with Ministry of Health;
  • Participating in relevant HIV and family planning TWG and sub-committees, and provide support needed to advance DVR rollout as determined by the MOH/TWG (eg. support national policy and implementation plan development, serving as secretariat if/as desired by the ministry, etc);
  • Disseminating DVR learning resources to facilitate decision-making by national bodies and implementing partners;
  • Identifying challenges, gaps, barriers to DVR rollout in-country and communicating back to the PROMISE team;
  • Providing regular progress reports by phone and email to the PROMISE team; 
  • Serving as the on-the-ground point-of-contact for all of PROMISE technical support work in country;
  • Providing regular updates to the USAID mission on PROMISE activities;
  • Participating in webinars and face-to-face meetings with the Ring Collaborative (which brings together expertise from five PROMISE-supported countries) – aiding in the co-creation of policy language, implementation plans, discussion of training needs, and service delivery mechanisms;
  • Developing work plans to deliver deliverables and carry out engagement activities in a timely manner;
  • Supporting preparation of donor reports;
  • Providing financial management and accountability as per allocated budgets; 
  • Supervising in-country technical officer and ensuring that s/he has the technical and administrative support needed to ensure high quality and timely implementation of activities according to the workplan;
  • Working with the technical officer and project partners to ensure a shared vision for project activities and outcomes in-country, address implementation challenges, and encourage the sharing of best practices and successes;
  • Overseeing the accuracy and technical quality of all project deliverables, including relevant performance reports, financial and technical reports, training materials, and instructional materials

Minimum Requirements:

  • The project manager must hold an advanced degree, (minimum a Master’s degree) in a health-related field from a college or university; medical doctor preferred;
  • 8 years of relevant project management experience providing leadership to major donor funded public health projects, preferably with activities or components relating to family planning, youth-friendly services, and HIV prevention in resource-constrained settings.
  • Proven experience working with and building the capacity of Malawi Ministries of Health (MoH) and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels, preferably experience with both FP and HIV departments
  • 2+ years of senior project leadership of USAID or US government funded projects;
  • Technical and/or project management experience in public health sector in Malawi;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with USAID and international donors, government counterparts, and project stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated diplomatic, management and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated advocacy leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with implementing partners, donors and local partners and stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English;
  • Excellent team building and supervisory skills;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English required; proficiency in local language preferred


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