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Project Management Specialist (Economic Growth) at United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Applications have closed
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United States Agency for International Development (USAID)



This position is based in Lilongwe and is open to Qualified Malawian Citizens.

Opening: April 21, 2023; Deadline date for applications: May 26, 2023, at 05:00 pm Malawian time


This position is located in the Sustainable Economic Growth Office at USAID/Malawi, Lilongwe. The incumbent is expected to provide leadership in activity development, implementation and monitoring as well as the Mission’s COR/AOR for Intermediate Results under Development Objective 2: Sustainable Livelihoods Improved. This is a complex DO that requires close and constant coordination with a number of USAID implementing partners. He/she is also expected to develop an extensive range of professional contacts and policy dialogue with senior government officials, NGO community, civic organizations, the private sector, and other agriculture sector donors. May on occasion serve as acting Team Leader in the absence of the Team Leader.


Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated.

  • Education: Minimum of master’s degree in Agriculture
  • Prior Work Experience: Minimum 4 years experience in agriculture (designing, implementing and monitoring production, policies and programs).
  • Language Proficiency: Level IV English and Level IV Chichewa


After an initial application screening, the best qualified applicants may be invited for a written examination and to an oral interview.

The incumbent should have specialist knowledge of-Malawi agriculture (production, policies, programs and key policy makers). levant to Malawi.

Knowledge of linkages between agriculture, food security, climate change, and nutrition.

The incumbent must possess strong oral and written communication skills.

Strong analytical skills to be able to evaluate, review and summarize proposals, documents and reports. Ability to brief/engage senior government officials, other donors, NGOs and civil society on agriculture policy issues.

Total Possible Demonstrated Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Points: 20 points.

Total Possible Interview Points: 50 points

Total Possible Written Exercise Points: 30 points

Satisfactory Professional Reference Checks: Pass/Fail

Total Possible Point -100

The successful candidate will be selected based on a review of his/her qualifications, work experience, skills, and abilities; an interview; and the results of reference checks. The hiring panel may check references that have not been specifically identified by applicants and may check references before or after a candidate is interviewed.

NOTE: Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this solicitation, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Salary range: $30,074- $46,622 (basic salary, paid in local currency Kwacha at the prevailing exchange rate), equivalent to FSN-11. In accordance with AIDAR Appendix J and the Local Compensation Plan of United States Mission, Malawi (Effective February 26, 2023). Final compensation will be negotiated within the listed market value.

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Method Of Application

Only those fulfilling the education and experience requirements listed above should submit their application by e-mail to [email protected]

The strict closing date/deadline for receipt of applications is May 26, 2023, at 05:00 pm Malawian time.