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Program Support Specialist II – Complementary Interventions at Compassion International

  • Full Time
  • Malawi
  • Salary: 00

Compassion International

This intermediate specialist will provide subject matter expertise regarding the design and implementation of various Complementary Interventions (CIV) projects in Malawi, working with National Office staff and Frontline Church Partners (FCPs). The specialist will manage the projects, helping FCPs identify community and FCP needs that are critical  to holistic child development. Depending on the local church partners and National Office needs, these interventions may include construction of WaSH facilities, classrooms, disaster response, income generation, parental education etc. He/she will assess the needs, support FCPs in writing proposals for funding, support FCPs to implement the project(s), and report on each projects progress and use of funds.

PLEASE NOTE: This position will be based in the Blantyre office in Malawi. Only citizens of Malawi will be considered for this role.



  • Maintains a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Is a consistent witness for Jesus Christ, maintains a courteous, Christ-like attitude in dealing with people within and outside of Compassion, and faithfully upholds Compassion’s ministry in prayer.
  • Acts as an advocate to raise the awareness of the needs of children. Understands Christ’s mandate to protect children. Commits to and prioritizes child protection considerations in all decision-making, tasks and activities across the ministry. Abides by all behavioral expectations in Compassion’s Statement of Commitment to Child Protection and Code of Conduct. Reports any concerns of abuse, neglect or exploitation of children through Compassion’s internal reporting process and appropriately supports responses to incidents if they occur.
  • Upholds and engages in Compassion’s core Cultural Behaviors.
  • Supports overall holistic child development and provides ongoing subject matter expertise in construction projects. Aids partnership facilitators and cross-functional staff and managers by providing coaching and knowledge within area of specialty.
  • Supports child development community learning and improvement among staff and other stakeholders. Regularly assesses changing need for and ability to deliver programming within area of expertise. Consolidates national and local data to identify common gaps and patterns. May develop strategy; maintains and supports the implementation of strategy within area of expertise. Provides advice in support of other strategy development with the national office as needed.
  • Provides skilled program design support to other staff. Supports the ongoing development and implementation of local program design in alignment with the global objectives. May provide expertise to other national office professionals, support staff and FCP staff/volunteers to ensure that Frontline Church Partners are adequately informed and equipped to provide holistic development to caregivers, children and youth.
  • May facilitate the identification of resource components (internal and external) for specific child development strategies and plans in support of partnership facilitator efforts with FCPs. May provide information to management and other decision-makers regarding allocation of appropriate resources. May provide input to and/or develop Interventions for funding within area of expertise.
  • Designs, implements, and monitors construction development strategies and interventions. Serves partnership facilitators by providing capacity-building and child/youth/caregiver engagement activities in area of expertise.
  • Reviews data, reports and utilizes findings to support management and key stakeholders in improving program initiatives, interventions and child outcomes.
  • May provide expertise to other program support staff in the national office.



  • Has a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.


  • Three years’ relevant experience.
  • Experience with construction projects required.
  • Ability to relocate to Blantyre.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of normal schedule to visit national office in Lilongwe and FCPs in the region.

Equivalent education, training and/or certification may be substituted for experience and education shown above

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