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Resource and Project Management Specialist – Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGG) Project at Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

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  • Lilongwe
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Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

About Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II

The Government of Malawi signed a five-year agreement (‘Compact) with the Millennium Chaffenge Corporation (“MCC”) to fund specific programs targeted at reducing poverty and stimulating economic growth. MCC is a U.S. government agency focused on assisting countries dedicated to good governance, economic freedom, and investing in people. An Accountable Entity called the Millennium Challenge Account-Malawi II (“MCA-Malawi II”) has been created and designated by the Government of Malawi to implement the Compact.

Malawi Compact

The Compact consists of three projects, namely:

  1. The Accelerated Growth Corridors Project (AGC) will focus on reducing transport costs in targeted rural areas. Under the AGC Project, the Road Corridor Improvement (RCI) Activity will target investment in physical upgrades and improvements across different classes of roads within four selected Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGCs) to improve rural access by addressing road conditions and reducing transport costs. The Policy and Institutional Reform and Capacity Building (PIR) Activity will focus on assisting the Government to address policy, legislative, institutional, and funding issues to ensure that road transport in AGC areas is well-maintained and managed.
  2. The Increased Land Productivity Project will focus on improving land services, strengthening conditions for increased investment in land and better-functioning land markets through two main activities: the Land Administration Resourcing and Institutions Activity – which will support development, adoption, and implementation of reforms to expand national land-based revenues and address institutional change – and the City Council Land-Based Revenue Modernization Activity, which will expand coverage and collection of land-based revenues, to increase resources for key services and increase investment in land and finally.
    The American Catalyst Facility for Development Project will focus on facilitating U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) investment in Malawi to catalyse increased private investment consistent with Compact objectives and increase the scale and impact of the Compact.

Resource and Project Management Specialist – Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGG) Project

Position Objective

The Resource and Project Management Specialist is responsible for overseeing financial, procurement, and project management-related activities within the Accelerated Growth Corridors (AGC) Project of the Malawi Il Compact, ensuring the timely and consistent provision of the project activities and operations. This role ensures compliance with the Millennium Challenge Corporation’s cost principles, procurement policies, and project management practices.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Management

  • Support the Project Director in managing the budgeting and procurement aspects of the Compact, with a focus on budgeting, forecasting, financial analysis, and procurement management.
  • Monitor and analyze project expenditures and procurements against budgets to ensure accurate financial tracking, compliance with MCC policies and procedures, and timely reporting.
  • Prepare and submit comprehensive financial reports on budget allocation, utilization, and forecasting to MCC, the government, and other stakeholders, following reporting requirements and deadlines.
  • Ensure the project team has the required financial resources, such as required funding, to successfully complete planned activities.
  • Prepare payment documents for AGC consultants and contractors.


  • Review procurement activities to ensure alignment with MCC Procurement Guidelines and local legislative requirements while providing technical support and oversight to project teams.
  • Identify potential procurement and budgeting risks, recommending corrective actions for accurate budget tracking and compliance with financial guidelines.
  • Support the Project Director in ensuring proper contract management processes are being implemented throughout the team.

Project Management

  • Assist in project management functions by coordinating with relevant teams and stakeholders to ensure the timely execution of workplans while maintaining schedules, tracking tools, document libraries, risk and issue registers updated at all times.
  • Take a leading role in the review and updating of AGC work plans

Other Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with other MCA divisions and MCC counterparts to integrate best financial management, procurement, and project management practices into project.


  • Bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.
  • Those with a master’s degree in business administration, project management, supply chain management or a certificate in finance or accounting shall have an added advantage.


  • Minimum of five (5) years of specialized or varied experience in service management related to establishing policies in the areas of project management, accounting, finance, management, procurement, etc.
  • Previous working experience with international development organization, NGO, international donors, or government agency preferable.
  • Experience in FIDIC contracts is strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in project management is essential
  • Have strong computer skills with proficiency in the use of common Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and familiarity with MS Project, or Financial Management Systems or Procurement Management System.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Method Of Application

Applications for these positions should be sent to: [email protected]

Applications should be accompanied by the following documents:

  1. Curriculum vitae containing detailed work experience.
  2. Cover letter confirming interest and availability.
  3. Soft copies of education and professional certificates (if available).

The closing date for receiving applications is 28th June 2024. Please note that only applications received through [email protected] will be considered. Any applications received through other channels will not be considered. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews. Interested applicants should indicate the position title in the subject line of the email