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Project Officer at Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP)

  • Full Time
  • Ntcheu
  • Salary: 00

Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP)

YODEP in partnership with Save the Children International (SCI) is implementing Abwenzi A Ana (AAA) program in Ntcheu District. The program is an integrated approach which mainly focusing on Child protection, Education, Sexual Reproductive Health, Livelihood and Community Mobilization. The main focus of the program is to see all children particularly girls in Ntcheu district who are affected by inequality are protected from sexual violence and exploitation. YODEP is currently looking for suitable, experienced, motivated, talented, and hardworking individuals who have the passion to work with and for the children in the following positions on contract basis.

Job Title: Project Officer
Report to: Programmes Manager
Location: Ntcheu

Job Abstract
The purpose of this job is to provide technical support and timely and quality implementation of child protection interventions. The project officer will ensure the effective and efficient community mobilization, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of interventions directly related to awareness of the negative effects of child marriages as well as unite children and communities. This role will focus on protection, gender and equality, and sexual reproductive health rights, empowering adolescent girls to be free from harmful practices. Have regular contact with children and/or young people and have high-level social accountability of working with vulnerable children and young people under limited supervision. The Project officer will work actively by carrying out special responsibility for children to whom YODEP has a duty of care and creating a safe environment for children to prevent their physical, sexual or emotional abuse or neglect

  • management action and submission to the relevant authorities
  • Overseeing implementation and monitoring while ensuring quality program delivery of the overall child
    protection, and sexual and reproductive health rights in respective program areas.
  • Promote an integrated case management approach in child protection
  • Facilitate the provision of support services to children at risk of sexual violence and exploitation
  • Develop a detailed scope of work for every activity before implementation
  • Working in collaboration with community extension workers, CBOs and AAA program staff and conduct
    community mobilization activities on the rights of children more especially those with diverse needs.
  • Responsible for contributing to the development of annual plans and budgets for the program activities in
    collaboration with the program manager and MEAL manager.
  • planning, results-based management, and reporting
  • Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of development programs and projects, mobilize resources
  • Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
  • Strong IT skills

Management and Leadership
• Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
• Leads teams effectively and shows conflict-resolution skills
• Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
• Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
• Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
• Remains calm, in control, and good-humored even under pressure
• Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

“YODEP ensures that Children and adults are protected from both deliberate and accidental harm and abuse that maybe caused by YODEP staff and its representatives”

Method Of Application

If you feel you fully qualify for the positions as per above specifications, submit your curriculum vitae containing details of three traceable referees and cover letter by 3rd April, 2024 to:

The Executive Director
Youth for Development and Productivity (YODEP)
SUMA House, Behind STEERS, Bluegum Avenue
P.O Box 516


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