Gender, Wellness and Careers Officer
  • Fixed Contract
  • Thyolo, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST)


Transforming Africa’s Agricultural Universities to Meaningfully Contribute to Growth and Development (TAGDev 2.0) is a collaboration between RUFORUM, Mastercard Foundation, 12 African universities and the Global Confederation of Higher Education Associations for Agricultural and Life Sciences (GCHERA). The main objective is to strengthen universities and TEVET institutions to better serve communities by skilling and empowering Africa’s young people and their institutions to drive inclusive, equitable and climate resilient transformation of agriculture and agrifood systems. This goal will contribute to three strategic outcomes: (a) Expanded equal work opportunities for young women and men in the agricultural sector (b) Improved climate adaptive agricultural production and productivity (c) Strengthened quality of higher agricultural education outcomes in training, research and innovation.

Exciting and challenging job opportunities have arisen at the Malawi University of Science and Technology (MUST) for suitably qualified and experienced individuals who would like to work in the following positions tenable under the TAGDev 2.0 Project:

Gender, Wellness and Careers Officer

Position Objective

The Gender, Wellness and Careers Officer will responsible for overseeing delivery of gender, wellness and careers services at the Universities within the TAGDev 2.0 programme.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Programme Coordinator, the Gender, Wellness and Careers Officer will carry out the following key duties and responsibilities:

  1. Ensure gender and inclusion mainstreaming and proactive technical support to the organization on gender issues.
  2. Plan, implement and undertake follow up on gender issues, wellness and inclusion related activities.
  3. Provide technical support to the programme coordinator and associate programme officer in developing and executing gender mainstreaming, wellness and inclusion plans.
  4. Collaborate with RUFORUM team (SPO Business Creation, Incubation and Jobs, PO Digital Economy Integration and PO Business Development Services) to develop strategies and implement actions for increasing quality students transitions to dignified and fulfilling work.

Delivery, Timelines and Quality

The Gender, Wellness and Careers Officer will have the following deliverables, timeliness and quality:

  1. Gender mainstreaming activities undertaken.
  2. Produce monthly, quarterly and yearly reports on gender, wellness and inclusion services and initiatives.
  3. Gender, inclusion and wellness mainstreaming initiatives launched and maintained.
  4. Monthly, quarterly and yearly reports produced.

Qualifications, Attributes and Experience

Interested candidates should possess the following qualifications, attributes and experience:

  1. A Master’s degree in Gender, Education, Law, Social Administration, Psychology or related fields from a recognised university.
  2. At least 2 years working experience in a similar or related organisation.
  3. Experience in working with young people.
  4. Strong knowledge of safeguarding standards for young people.
  5. Flexibility in working schedules and willingness to travel at short notice.
  6. Good inter-personal skills and communication skills.
  7. A good understanding of organisational and management operations.
  8. Ability and drive to manage complex processes.

Remuneration and Tenure for the Positions

The successful candidates for the above stated positions shall be engaged on a two-year renewable contract based on satisfactory performance in line with the MUST’s Performance Management System and new job requirements. In addition, the successful candidates shall receive appropriate remuneration based on MUST’s prevailing rates.

Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse

MUST has a zero-tolerance policy on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse. Therefore, applicants for the above vacancies must be willing to abide to the MUST Policy on Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse.

Method of Application

Interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and attributes should submit their applications, together with detailed curriculum vitae not later than 14th June, 2024.

The curriculum vitae must include the following: the candidate’s names in full; date of birth; academic qualifications; work experience; and names and e-mail addresses of three traceable referees. Applications must be submitted to:

University Registrar
Malawi University of Science and Technology
P O Box 5196

Please Note:

  1. Signed applications can also be sent electronically to:
  2. Only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged