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Project Manager at Ministry of Education

  • Full Time
  • Lilongwe
  • Salary: 00

Ministry of Education

Government of the Republic of Malawi Ministry of Education (MoE)

The Government of Malawi through the Ministry of Education (MoE) is implementing a project called Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM) II project with support from the European Union. The financing agreement was signed for a total cost of Euros 55 Million.

The primary goal of this initiative is to provide young people with more equitable opportunities for completing good quality secondary education and development skills. The ISEM II FA initiative encompasses three specific objectives (SOs):

  • Specific Objective 1 (SO1): Facilitate the equitable enrolment of students in secondary education.
  • Specific Objective 2 (SO2): Enhance the quality of secondary education.
  • Specific Objective 3 (SO3): Strengthen the governance and management of secondary education institutions at both central and decentralized levels.

To realize these objectives, the ISEM II FA initiative will use two government-implemented grants:

i) A grant dedicated to the soft component focused on quality and governance objectives.

ii) A grant allocated for hard component, including infrastructure and equipment.

The expected implementation period of these grants is 36 months. For the smooth running of the project, the Ministry of Education now invites qualified individuals with required technical competencies to submit applications to fill the following positions:-

Project Manager (x1)


At least Masters Degree in Strategic Management, Business Administration, Project Management, or any related field.


A minimum of 10 years of professional experience as project manager; a minimum of seven
(7) years’ experience in donor funded related projects; proactive problem solver, self-starter; results-oriented; demonstrable experience in the management of complex projects at national or regional levels while experience with EU funded projects is a distinct advantage; strong management skills including ability to provide strategic guidance, technical oversight, mentor staff, build strong teams, develop work plans, and manage budgets and project expenditures; good multi-cultural and interpersonal skills with experience in networking with partners at all levels (ministry, donors, private sector, NGOs and local community-based organizations); experience working with or in international and donor organizations with implementation of participatory projects; proven written, analytical, presentation and reporting skills and demonstrated computing skills; good computer skills and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint, etc.); fluency in spoken and written English; familiarity with Malawi’s education system and/or capacity development is essential.

Reporting Line

To be reporting to the Project Coordinator

For detailed Terms of Reference (ToRs) for the posts please contact: or

Method Of Application

The position being applied for should be clearly marked on the envelope. The application should include the following: Curriculum Vitae (with three traceable referees) and copies of certificates. All these should be in a sealed envelope clearly marked “Improving Secondary Education in Malawi (ISEM) II” and submitted not later than 12th April, 2024 in Room No. 8.

The Secretary for Education
Ministry of Education
Private Bag 328

Attention: Director for Human Resource Management and Development