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Chief of Party of CARE Malawi

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

CARE Malawi

CARE is a leading humanitarian organization dedicated to fighting poverty and social injustice with a special emphasis on women and girls. CARE International is a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty in over 100 countries. We are known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.

CARE partners contribute to the empowerment of the most marginalized and vulnerable rural women and girls to exercise their rights.

CARE International in Malawi through USAID will implement Tisamale Mabukhu “Let us take care of books” Project. This is a Primary Education Teaching and Learning Material Management Project designed to strengthen community capacity to monitor and support proper book storage and sustainable utilization within schools and homes. The project
will address the need to hold schools and local government accountable where procedures are not followed- and complement efforts to develop a sustainable book supply chain in Malawi.
Consequently, CARE International in Malawi is looking for a suitably qualified person to fill the vacant position of Chief of Party available in the TISAMALE MABUKU Project.

Position description

The Chief of Party is expected to familiarize with the Government of Malawi Education Foundational Education Strategy, including the National Education Sector Investment Plan (NESIP) 2020-2030. Tisamale Mabukhu is a pivotal project in sustaining gains made in improving the learner-book ration in Malawi, which the GoM MoE’s ambition is to achieve a 1:1 ratio by 2030.

The Chief of Party’s success will be measured by an illustration of progressive work and incremental milestones with local school governance systems (such as School Management Committees, Parents Teachers Associations, and Mother Groups) in establishing a reliable system for sustainable management of teaching and learning materials.

Specific Roles and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will be expected to perform the following specific duties:

  • Lead the coordination of Tisamale Mabukhu Project milestones among a diverse group of stakeholders and participants including the Ministry of Education, District Councils and District Education officials, PTAs, Mother Groups, School Management Committees, and other relevant groups.
  • Manage Tisamale Mabukhu activities through the annual work plan and budgeting process; creating/maintaining an effective management team; and thorough effective monitoring and evaluation and the use of collaboration, learning, and adapting
  • Champion integration of Social Accountability – using the Community Score Card to enhance citizen driven accountability of education services.
  • Manage technical and administrative personnel, as well as subcontractors and grantees in the implementation of Tisamale Mabukhu Project to improve and sustain student learning outcomes.
  • Initiate and drive coordination with other education activities implemented by other education stakeholders, such as Upper Primary Reading Activity (UPRead, 2021-2026), TLM Replenishment Activity (2022-2023), Global Book Alliance in Action (GBAIA, 2021-January 2023), and Reading for All Malawi (REFAM, 2019-2022).
  • Serve as primary liaison to USAID-Malawi and the Ministry of Education on management and strategic collaboration and co-creation to optimize impact at scale,
  • Represent Tisamale Mabukhu Project, USAID and CARE Malawi with participants and stakeholders in public and international forums.
  • Provide overarching leadership and direction across all technical and functional areas including technical implementation, monitoring and evaluation, finance, operations, reporting, and communications.
  • Develop and implement practices to ensure a high level of staff morale and retention.

Minimum Required Qualifications, skills and relevant work experience

  • An advanced degree in education or a related field; A degree in education policy, planning, curriculum development or reading instruction is preferred.
  • At least 8 years of experience in the technical direction of similar or international programs that work specifically to improve community education governance systems.
  • Prior experience working with communities, government and other donors to support improved service delivery in the education sector is preferred.
  • Demonstrable knowledge and skills in designing and implementation of integrated social accountability programs.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a management position required, including direct supervision and evaluation of professional staff/consultants and management and oversight of multiple concurrent project activities and deliverables.
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity.
  • Experience with a USAID-funded project preferred.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English and the vernacular Chichewa is desirable.


Method Of Application

Applicants who meet the required qualifications and experience should send their applications through email to addressed to the attention of:

The Country Director
CARE Malawi
P/Bag A89

Closing date for receipt of applications is 18 November 2023. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

CARE has zero tolerance to sexual exploitation and abuse and has a Protection from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) Policy which outlines expected behaviors and responsibilities of all staff and CARE related personnel (consultants, vendors, partners, project participants, etc.). All potential candidates will be required to complete a Self-Declaration Form and those successful will be expected to sign up to the Code of Behavior contained in the PSEA Policy.

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