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Project Coordinator at Beyond Our Hearts Foundation

  • Full Time
  • Neno
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Beyond Our Hearts Foundation


Beyond Our Hearts Foundation organization was established in 2014, its main thrust is securing rights of the poor and marginalized, good governance, sustainable livelihood development through promoting people’s participation at all levels of the state and society, accountability, capacity development and access to resources. According to the organization’s policy, special emphasis is given on women and children participation in building poor people’s capacity towards disaster risk reduction and climate resilience.

The organization is working to improve the quality of life of people, especially children who are marginalized and living in poverty. BOHF helps all people who are in need, regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity or gender. As a child-focused organization, BOHF work focuses on children, ensuring they are protected and their basic needs are met. We believes every child deserves a future in Malawi and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm.

When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children’s unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.


“A society where children live happily in a safe, caring and stimulating environment that promotes the best of their potential towards a poverty free society.


BOH Foundation aims to uphold human dignity, equity and accountability through empowering and protecting vulnerable children and their communities so that these children can lead a bright future.”

With funding from Save the Children – Italy ; Beyond Our Hearts Foundation  is recruiting well qualified staff in its Localization project that will be implemented in Neno District;  Traditional Authority Mlauli, Dambe, Symon and Chekucheku:

POSITION: Project Coordinator (Neno District)

Project Coordinator who will work closely with the Executive Director and be responsible for all steps of the project implementation. A Project Coordinator (PC), is responsible for leading a team of professionals in completing projects by a set deadline to uphold business initiatives. Their duties include dividing up their budget for different project aspects and advocating for additional funding when necessary, hiring freelance professionals or selecting project team members from existing departments and setting or adjusting project schedules to adhere to deadlines.

The role of the Project Coordinator

  • Under the direction and supervision of the Executive Director
  • Will be responsible for all steps of the project implementation and other relevant interventions, including conducting relevant field assessments; implementation of Emergency Food Security and Livelihoods activities, monitoring and reporting on current and future projects.
  • She/ He also provides technical support and capacity building to partners and/ or BOHF staff; and is an active member of relevant coordination mechanisms (cluster meetings, working groups, DCPC, ACPC, VCPC and ADC.)
  • Creating long- and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones and adhering to deadline.
  • Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Communicating with executives or the board to keep the project aligned with their goals
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needs or financing for the project change

Main tasks and responsibilities include

Project management

  • Conduct in-depth field needs assessments including in the field of livelihoods and protection.
  • Implement food security/livelihoods programs: cash and voucher programming, seed and tools distribution, training of partners and contractors and staff on technical itineraries, income generating activities.
  • Ensure technical standards are followed
  • Ensure proper mainstreaming of protection, gender, environment & climate change, COVID-19
  • Program Budget monitoring
  • Program Team and volunteer management.

Project and strategy development

  • Develop concept notes and project proposals and budgets and participate in fundraising. This includes project design and leading the development of project proposals, together with other members of the BOHF team.
  • Participate to consolidating BOHFs presence and advice on partnership and programmatic opportunities.
  • Ensure project compliance to BOHF and donor requirements, and reporting.


  • Produce donor and internal reports and other program documents (Monthly, Quarterly and Activity reports etc.)
  • Monitor and ensure timely reporting on the implementation of project.

Capacity building

  • Recruitment, training, capacity development and management of humanitarian staff;
  • Provide capacity building and technical assistance to the implementing partners and / or BOHF staff with focus on accountability policy and practice, cash transfer programming, market assessment, NFIs and other areas, as needed.

Internal and external coordination

  • Share relevant information with other departments (Administration and Logistics, Finance, Human resources, Program development, MEAL and others)
  • Coordinate as requested by the Executive Director with relevant humanitarian fora, national civil society organizations, clusters, donors, national and local authorities and other stakeholders.


  • A relevant academic qualification, at Bachelor’s degree level or equivalent in development studies, sociology, Humanitarian action, agriculture, rural economy, community development, project management or other relevant topics
  • Minimum 4 years of experience, preferably in complex humanitarian environments
  • Strong and proven experience in field need assessment (& analysis) and development, proposal and budget development for donors, donor reporting
  • Strong experience / involvement in coordination
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Strong communications skills, both spoken and written
  • The ability to mentor, coach and develop staff
  • Experience with fund raising, networking, donor liaison and coordination
  • Strong analytical skills and capacity
  • Strong ability to plan, coordinate and lead processes that include multiple stakeholders and interests
  • Cultural sensitivity and adaptability – experience in working in Neno district or any hard to reach areas will be an added advantage

Method Of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and cover letter with three referees through email to: [email protected]  or by hand at Beyond Our Hearts Offices (PO Box 111 Neno) Next to Chikonde TDC by Friday 19th  May 2023 .

Please indicate the position you are applying for. For more information regarding the vacancies you may contact Mr Russell Msiska

The Executive Director on [email protected]

BOHF is an equal employer and all people are encouraged to apply and Our selection process includes rigorous background checks to ensure our commitment to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults.

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged, the successful candidate selected for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and police clearance certificate is a must.