Latest jobs in Malawi

Partnership Advisor at Concern Worldwide

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed
  • Salary: 00

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:

Partnership Advisor

Responsibilities and Tasks

  • Support on continuous projects and new proposals that involve local partners, including conducting due diligence and coordinating partnership identification and selection processes with relevant Senior Management Team Design and support partnership platform meetings if and when appropriate, where Concern invites partners to come together to review/learn from each other.
  • Support Concern Malawi’s work to deliver on the country strategic plan, particularly in the objectives that could require closer cooperation and partnership with local NGO and civil society actors (i.e. gender equity programming or advocacy for best practices on a local, district and national level).
  • Establish and maintain relationships with Partnership/Capacity Building staff in other INGOs, institutions and with professional groups in consultation with Programmes
  • Support on due diligence and safeguarding assessments of existing and potential new local NGO partners.
  • Support partners in their compliance with the requirements of Concern’s Code of Conduct and associated policies and in strengthening their accountability to programme participants and other stakeholders.
  • Lead on the strategic capacity assessment and development process for each of Concern’s partner organisations.
  • Design training and other capacity development measures for local partners and deliver these with the support of other relevant staff.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Degree in any field relevant to Project/Programme Management, Financial Management, Compliance, Strategic Planning, Systems Development, Governance, HR, Safeguarding, Logistics, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning.
  • A minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, at least partly acquired in working with not-for-profit or voluntary organisations.
  • An ability to analyse and understand overall organisational/institutional strength and organisational development, including some experience in at least two of the following areas:
  • Project/Programme Management, Financial Management/Compliance, Strategic Planning, Systems
  • Development, Governance, HR, Safeguarding, Logistics, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning.
  • Ability to build strong relationships within the Concern team as well as with staff members of partner organisations, recognising power imbalances in relationships and how to offset them.
  • Strong capability to organise and prioritise your own work and set strategic goals and targets independently with little supervision, while asking for support when appropriate.
  • Ability to communicate complex information in accessible format.
  • 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.