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Area Manager – Central at Concern Worldwide

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
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Concern Worldwide

Concern Worldwide is a non-governmental, international humanitarian organisation dedicated to the reduction of suffering and working towards the ultimate elimination of extreme poverty in the world’s poorest countries. We started working in Malawi in 2002 and are well known for our innovative and quality programme

We promote learning and staff development for our staff through training, coaching, mentoring and exposure to new experiences

Concern Worldwide Malawi is currently searching for motivated talented and hardworking individual for the following position:

Area Manager – Central

Purpose of the Role

The Area Manager will be responsible for the design Implementation for all concern programmes in the Central Region in Malawi. At present, this includes a recently awarded 5-year innovative market systems programme, an upcoming Social Protection programme and a climate focused waste management programme

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Develop high quality Concept Notes, Expressions of Interests and Proposals to expand Concern’s funding portfolio which will involve; identifying and reviewing opportunities; leading and coordinating proposal development activities.
  • Contribute to review and advise on adaptations and adjustments or programme strategies, approaches and activities for growth and sustainability.
  • Participate in country level business development activities to secure resources for programmes. Influence stakeholder and create an enabling environment for success.
  • Responsible for all aspects of assigned projects including technical inputs, budget and contract management, partner coordination/facilitation, production of reports knowledge products and team management
  • Contribute to reporting and project documentation and learning, activities as relevant scan, analyse and monitor the operating environment.
  • Identify potential partnership opportunities with private sector and other stakeholders.
  • Support the Programme Director in developing private sector partnership and other procurement document (Expressions of Interest, scopes of work, task orders application templates and tender documents) etc. as required
  • Participate in external meetings and keep close linkages with associations and forums active related to Concern’s work.
  • Engage with relevant government stakeholders around private sector and market issues in collaboration with programme director.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in Business Management, Economics, Cooperative Management, Social Enterprise, Finance, Agriculture, or a related discipline.
  • At least 5 years relevant work experience, ideally in market development and/or business support, consultancy or private sector.
  • In depth understanding of private sector development and approaches to inclusive market system development such as Making Markets Work Better for the Poor (M4P).
  • Experience in development, agricultural economic sector, community engagement, social impact assessment and participatory methods and proven skills in partnership building, including influence and negotiation with a range of actors including government, academic institutions, local partners, and community groups
  • Experience in mainstreaming gender and equality issues within programme design and management
  • Excellent communication and influencing skills across, including proven technical writing and presentation communication skills.

Concern Code of Conduct and its Associated Policies

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies

Method Of Application

Applications for the above career opportunities should include a cover letter; updated Curriculum Vitae with names of three referees (one must be most recent Line Managers). Due to the volume of applications Concern receives, Concern will only respond to shortlisted candidates. Send your application to the email by close of business on 8th January, 2023.

Concern is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all qualified people. Women are particularly encouraged to apply