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Project Manager at FAWEMA

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00


The Forum for African Women Educationalists in Malawi (FAWEMA) is a registered non- governmental organization which brings together educationalists in order to support and promote education for girls and women in Malawi. We work in close partnership with the Ministry of Education, Ministry of Gender, Ministry of Health and other Ministries and partners to support girls and women to acquire education and training for development through advocacy and demonstrative interventions.

FAWEMA’s VisionA just and inclusive society in which girls and women have necessary skills, competencies and values they need to achieve their potential.

FAWEMA’s MissionIn partnership, FAWEMA fosters innovations, promote positive policies/practice, and provide opportunities for girls and young women, especially the vulnerable, to develop skills, competencies and values that will allow them to be productive members of their societies.

FAWEMA is implementing a new seven-year project from 2024 to 2030 called ‘Second chance pathways for increased access to tertiary education for marginalized young women and men’. The project’s objective is to increase the number of young women and men who are able to access and complete tertiary education, particularly in STEM – related courses, to enhance their opportunity to get dignified and fulfilling work.

In order to ensure quality delivery of the project, FAWEMA seeks to recruit highly motivated and well experienced persons to fill the following positions:

Project Manager (to be based in Lilongwe)

Reporting to The Programme Manager, the Project Manager will perform the following duties among others:

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead and support the Project Team in preparing, implementing, and monitoring annual operational plans and budget.
  • Work closely with Ministry of Education, Ministry of Labour, Universities, Technical Colleges and other key stakeholders on the implementation of the project
  • Coordinate the design or adaptation of existing approaches/tools for implementation of the project.
  • Lead on the project financial management ensuring accountability, analysis and reporting of financial expenditures to Management and donor.
  • Ensure coordination among Project Team members and stakeholders to enhance learning and sharing on implementation of the project.
  • In consultation with the Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) team, ensure that the project is meeting all the intended milestones within the required time
  • Coordinating monitoring of the progress of the project and recommend necessary adaptations based on lessons learned.
  • Support production of visibility products such as periodic news sheets, articles and documentaries about the project and disseminate it to relevant stakeholders.
  • Work with the Management Team to submit accurate and timely program and financial information.
  • Carry out other duties related to the project as assigned by Management.

Qualifications, Skills, Competencies & Experience

  • Masters Degree in Education, Social Sciences or Humanities from an accredited institution.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing education programs with particular attention to girls education.
  • Knowledge of development, education, gender issues and NGO work in Malawi
  • Good experience in managing scholarship programs
  • Experience in capturing and documenting results and lessons from program implementation for management decisions.
  • Good experience in managing donor finances in an NGO set up.
  • Experience mainstreaming gender considerations throughout the project cycle.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet very strict deadlines.
  • Knowledge and skills in key computer packages: Word, Excel, Power point, internet.
  • A self-starter that can work with minimum supervision and willing to work extra hours when the call of duty demands.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with exceptional attention to details and ability to write high quality reports.
  • A demonstrated good team player with good supervisory skills
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility and ability to follow official systems and procedures.

Method Of Application

Interested applicants should submit applications together with their Curriculum Vitae, names and contacts of three referees, not later than 14th May, 2024 to and addressed to:

The Executive Director


P.O. Box 30886

Lilongwe 3

Please note that FAWEMA is an equal opportunity employer

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