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District Adolescent Officer at Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation

  • Full Time
  • Mangochi
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Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation




Baylor College of Medicine Children’s Foundation – Malawi (BCMCF-M) is a not-for-profit organization working in partnership with the Malawi Government in the health sector. Our Mission is to provide high-quality, high-impact, highly ethical pediatric and family-centered health care, health professional training and clinical research, focused on HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and other conditions impacting the health and well-being of children and families worldwide.



The Baylor-Tingathe program developed in 2008 initially responded to suboptimal uptake of PMTCT and pediatric HIV services in Malawi and has grown over the past 14 years to support the full cascade of HIV care and treatment services. The current CORE programming seeks to support the Malawi Government in achieving epidemic control, by providing client focused care to People Living with HIV from the time of diagnosis to linkage and full engagement in care. BCMCF-M’s CORE programming is funded by USAID, and is currently operating in 6 districts in Malawi. BCMCF-M is seeking qualified candidate to fill the position of:

      POSITION:                           District Adolescent Officer

       CONTRACT DURATION:   12 months (renewable)

       DUTY STATION:                 Mangochi-Monkey bay

       STATUS:                               Full time (40 hours per week including weekend day)


Reports to:                      District Coordinator

Position Description:       Under the supervision of the District Coordinator, the Adolescent Officer will support implementation of youth focused activities


The duties listed here are not exhaustive; roles and responsibilities may change in response to overall organizational needs, strategic innovations and sites supported.

  1. Support to Youth Are The Future (YATF) program Implementation
  • In liaison with the site level staff and District Coordinator, develop and manage schedules for youth and AGYW focused activities at supported health facilities.
  • Conduct regular program monitoring to identify gaps in program implementation and undertake remedial action to improve site level performance – ensure timely action by appropriate personnel and stakeholders including follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Support site preparation, implementation and followup for all youth focused care at clinics
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the knowledge and skills of service providers in delivering adolescent and young people friendly health services.
  • Provide supportive supervision to ensure that youth health education content – in person, video, audio, etc – is being delivered and facilitated effectively, and contribute to development/updating of health education materials as needed.
  • Engage young people and facilitate discussions with them and with organizations working with young people to optimize service delivery for them
  1. Manage operational needs of the YATF program.
  • Prepare and submit for approval advance requests and liquidate funds for all youth related activities in the district
  • Follow up with sites to verify that all YATF activities are being conducted according the approved schedule and budget.
  1. Networking and partnership building to strengthen YATF program results
  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with relevant district government departments and community level stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate program implementation and capacity building
  • Convene and facilitate youth advisory council meetings and focus group discussions to inform youth programming and community sensitization in the district per district leadership guidance
  • Work collaboratively with the District Youth Officer and the Youth Friendly Health service Coordinator to support provision of youth friendly health services including ART care, PrEP and post GBV Care.
  • Participate in district level programming activities for adolescents and young people.
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building to promote responsive health programming for adolescents and young people 
  • Identify, document, synthesize and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of facility staff and stakeholders.
  • Contribute to district progress report writing, prepare success stories
  • Keep record of reports for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.


  • Degree holder in any of the following fields: health sciences, education, communications, social sciences, social work project management or equivalent.
  • 3 years of experience in a professional position
  • Expertise in Google and Microsoft Office Suite required, experience with SurveyCTO a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (friendly, compassionate, understanding) with colleagues and young people
  • Strong skills in oral and written English and Chichewa
  • Self-motivated, team player able to work under minimum supervision.
  • Highly organized and responsible with experience planning and prioritizing tasks
  • Flexibility and responsive to accept change and feedback.
  • Ability to build consensus between conflicting points of views
  • Willing and able to work regularly during weekends.
  • Experience working on child/youth health related programs is an added advantage
  • Must be a competent motorcycle rider with a valid motorcycle driving license.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

The Officer will be based within the district and with daily field work. Working hours are 8 hours per day including early morning  (particularly on weekend teen club days) and at times late afternoon or evening.  Workweek includes weekly Saturday Teen Club and occasional Sunday may be required. The job is physically demanding and tiring due to living and working in rural areas and long working hours with motorcycle driving.



Method Of Application

Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should address their CV including three traceable referees, cover letter and copy of active/valid motorcycle license to:

For physical delivery:

Executive Director
Baylor College of Medicine-Children’s Foundation Malawi
Pink Building, off Presidential Way, in Golden Peacock Shopping Centre Complex
Area 13/92 City Centre
Lilongwe Malawi

Closing date for receiving applications is 3rd  March, 2023. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.