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:
District Programme Manager – Nsanje
Responsibilities and Tasks
- Oversee and ensure quality implementation of Concern’s social protection, climate change and humanitarian programmes in the district in line with Concern’s strategy, sector approaches (resilience), internal policies and procedures and recognised best practices.
- Lead implementation of all programmes interventions as per budgets, work-plans, results monitoring frameworks, procurement plans etc.
- Make sure logistical, financial and human resources potential are optimized, in line with the Concern values, standards and policies.
- In liaison with the Area Manager and MEAL Manager, ensure that an effective M&E system is in place and working throughout the project cycle and informs regular reporting both internally and externally.
- Coordinate all field assessments and surveys ensuring they are compliant with Concern Programme Quality Guide and with widely agreed standards.
- Ensure that lesson learned and results of evaluations or surveys are shared with the field team and relevant actions taken as appropriate.
- Ensure community participation in the planning and implementation of programming through appropriate mechanisms.
- Overall responsibility for the integrity of the finance systems and ensuring strict adherence to Concern’s Financial Policy and Procedures.
- Ensure financial projections are prepared and submitted to the finance team.
- Lead, manage and motivate the team ensuring that staff directly line managed have clear objectives, works plans and receive meaningful and regular feedback on their performance along with identification of professional development opportunities; ensure the same is done for the overall team
- Ensure all Concern policies and guidelines are well known and adhered to by staff and local partners (Code of Conduct, Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4),
Equality, Anti-Fraud Policy and Accountability standards
Overall responsibility to ensure that logistics procedures are being followed across procurement, warehousing and vehicle management.
Ensure timely completion of internal and donor reports and related documentation adhering to Concern Worldwide standards and requirements of the contract.
Develop and maintain effective working relationships with all stakeholders at districts level including community leaders, District Authorities, community based organisations, beneficiaries and other key stakeholders enhance cooperation and coordination and to minimise security issues.
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelors Degree in Development Studies or Social Science related field
- Substantial experience of development programme management
- Strong technical experience in leading the implementation of resilience, food security, livelihoods, watershed management or disaster risk management projects
- Experienced leader with the capacity to motivate, mentor and support teams to deliver results efficiently and timely
- Understanding of monitoring, evaluation and accountability tools and processes; evidence of successfully establishing and implementing these at district level to systematically assess and re-plan programme activities
- Demonstrated experience in managing partnerships with local and international NGOs, COs and government agencies.
- Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal
- skills, strong negotiator with prior experience of external representation at district level.
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 email@example.com 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.