Project Manager

Full Time

Save the Children

The Opportunity

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified person to fill the position of Project Manager for Medhum/Humak Project.

The Project Manager(PM) has oversight responsibility for the effective management of the Humak funded – Child Friendly Mobile Courts and Medhum funded – Sexual Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) projects which are both complementing the NORAD funded SCREP integrated program in Malawi Country Office.  Humak and Medhum will be implemented in Neno and Mzimba South districts respectively. The projects specifically focus on improving access to justice for children who are survivors of abuse and violence as well as increasing youth access to SRHRs in rural areas.

The PM will be based in the Lilongwe Country Office with oversight of project planning, implementation, budget management/holding, monitoring and evaluation of all Humak and Medhum project activities. This includes working in close collaboration with an implementing partner in Neno and supporting the project staff of these components in sound project management and financial controls of this project.

The PM will report directly to the Team Leader for Securing Children Rights through Education and Protection (SCREP) integrated programme. SCREP mainly focuses on Quality Education and Safe School Environment, Inclusive Education, Ending Child Marriage and Reducing Teenage Pregnancies and Child Rights Governance. In addition, the PM will collaborate closely with other SCREP program thematic Program Managers responsible for Ending Child Marriage and Reducing Teenage Pregnancies as well as for Child Rights Governance. In addition, the PM will also work closely with Senior Technical Advisors for Child Protection and CRG, Health and Nutrition, Gender and Inclusive Education as well as Humanitarian Affairs. The PM will play a key role in the adaptation of a culture that promotes the primacy of ensuring SCI is always meeting donor deliverables in a timely manner.

With the dual programming approach that SCI has, in the event of a major humanitarian emergency, the PM will be expected to work outside the normal role profile in order to support the emergency response and will be expected to ably vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Nursing, or any relevant subject. Additional training on Child Protection, access to justice for children, Gender, Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, or any other relevant field will be an added advantage.
  • Extensive and substantive practical programme management experience will be considered in lieu of a Master’s Degree.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ programme management experience working in development focusing on Child Protection in particular access to justice for children, SRHR for adolescents.
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a project budget and the ability to lead, motivate and develop others in a team.
  • Significant experience of project management and award management including significant budget and institutional donors management experience.
  • Field level representation with key stakeholders and co-ordination with other NGOs/UN and Government.
  • Demonstrable experience of M&E and beneficiary accountability.
  • Ability to write clear and well-argued assessment and project reports.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and spoken, with good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Strong influencing skills, experience and passion in advocating for children.
  • Politically and culturally sensitive with qualities of patience, tact and diplomacy.
  • The capacity and willingness to be extremely flexible and accommodating in difficult and sometimes insecure working circumstances.
  • Commitment to the aims and principles of SCI. In particular, a good understanding of the SCI mandate and child focus and an ability to ensure this continues to underpin our support.

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.


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