Private Sector Engagement Coordinator 1

Private Sector Engagement Coordinator

Oxfam in Malawi

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty. That means we tackle the inequality that keeps people poor. Together we save, protect and rebuild lives.

When disaster strikes, we help people build better lives for themselves, and for others. We take on issues like land rights, climate change and discrimination against women. And we won’t stop until every person on the planet can enjoy life free from poverty.

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Oxfam in Malawi is looking for a results-oriented Malawian to take up a position Of Private Sector Engagement Coordinator to be based in Lilongwe. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager – Livelihoods Resilience and the Just Economies Program and Policy Manager.

  • The incumbent will ensure that he/she enhance the management of the Behind the Brand (BtB), including Large Scale Land Based Investments (LSLBIs) and private sector engagement work and provide strategic and operational inputs for project cycle management (design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs and projects).
  • The Coordinator will be a key member of the program team and will work closely with other program team members in other areas of interest for Just Economies thematic area under the overall leadership of the Livelihoods Resilience Program Manager and the Just Economies Program and Policy Manager.

Applicants should at least have a minimum of: 

  • A primary Degree in Rural Development, Agriculture, Agricultural Economics, Agri-business, Land management, Social Development and Sustainable Livelihoods, Social Sciences, economics or other relevant fields.
  • Be knowledgeable of Large-Scale Land Based Investments and private sector engagement work in Malawi
  • Be knowledgeable of status of policy frameworks around livelihoods resilience, Large Scale Land Based Investments and climate change in Malawi
  • Experience in engaging with private sector players
  • Knowledge of programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices;
  • Previous experience in handling donor funded project especially with large grants
  • Understanding and appreciation of the impact of HIV & AIDS on the rural communities in Malawi as well as the importance of gender mainstreaming in all programming.
  • Experience of and thorough understanding of a “Rights Based Approach”;
  • Proven knowledge of and experience with donor funding environment and good financial and project management skills;
  • Experience in development and management of a monitoring system of similar program focus.


  • Excellent listening, communication and writing skills. Fluent in English and Chichewa.
  • Strong organisational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritise work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and ability to adjust to constantly changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through.
  • A high level of self-awareness, initiative, sound judgement, personal energy and flexibility;
  • Ability and willingness to travel and to work extra hours as necessary.

How to apply
If your qualifications meet the requirements, and believe in Oxfam values- please apply by visiting our website at : using the following number:INT7924

The closing date is Friday, 22nd , 2021.

Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organization. Qualified female candidates and people living with HIV are encouraged to apply.