Project Officer

  • Full Time
  • Mzuzu, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is a non-profit healthcare organization established in 1994 to contribute
to the development of health for all Malawians including the vulnerable, marginalized, and excluded groups. With its operations both in Lilongwe and Mzuzu, Saint John of God Malawi is a key provider of tertiary and community-based mental health promotion and care including in prisons; early intervention services for children with both intellectual and physical disabilities; vocational training for orphans & vulnerable youth including those with a disability; health care and other services for older persons; psychosocial counselling, stress and addiction management services; rehabilitation of street children; self-help group approach for women empowerment and tertiary level training in Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Medicine-Mental Health, Psychosocial Counselling and General Nursing. The organization seeks to recruit a qualified and experienced Project Officer to fill a vacant post for its Mzuzu Service.

The Position
Reporting to the Project Coordinator, the Project Officer will be expected to among others, promote equal rights and community engagement for persons with disabilities.

Project Focus
• Community-based rehabilitation
• Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Development
• Community-based Vocational Skills Training
• Advocacy and Community Awareness

Responsibilities (which include but are not limited to)

  • Manage project interventions including CBR Clinics and portage, IECCD, inclusive education, inclusive
    vocational skills training, advocacy, and community mobilization through planning, organizing, monitoring, coordinating, budgeting, and evaluation.
  • Formulate the scope of work according to financial standards.
  • Compile activity and monthly reports and submit them to management every quarter.
  • Supervise and provide support to Medical Rehabilitation Officers and volunteers.

• A Minimum of a BSc in health-related field
• Registered with a relevant professional body.
• Two to three years of work experience
• Sound experience in Psychosocial Support and Child Protection programming
• Good experience and skills in the management of volunteers.
• Good community mobilization and engagement skills, including but not limited to participatory methods
• Engaged and passionate about IECD and disability programming
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• Good computer skills especially MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
• Strict adherence to our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy

Interested candidates meeting the above-named requirements should send their application letters with
Curriculum Vitae stating at least three traceable referees with email addresses and mobile phone numbers to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
P. O. Box 744

The closing date for receiving applications is 4.00 pm on Friday, 9th February 2024.