NORAD Framework Agreement Program Officer
  • Fixed Contract
  • Mchinji, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Girls Activist Youth Organization (GAYO)

About Girls Activist Youth Organisation (GAYO)
Girls Activist Youth Led Organization is a local NGO in Malawi working in Mchinji District. GAYO – Girls Activist Youth Organization (GAYO) is a non-profit making professional organization, primarily concerned with creating a conducive environment on girl’s rights or related issues through Research, development, entrepreneurship, citizen participation, ICT and other communication channels.

Established in 2007 as a club then transformed to organization, GAYO is committed to enhance effective participation of youth in key decision-making structures at all levels. GAYO therefore takes a lead at promoting the rights of Girls. GAYO respects the rights and dignity of Girls and children and all those concerned with their education and social welfare, and seeks to promote awareness on girl’s rights issues through media, public relations, awareness programs, seminars and other traditional and non-traditional modes of communication.

Project Background
Tikwaniritse ndi Kuteteza ma Ufulu a Ana (TiKuMA Programme) is a Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) Framework Agreement funded programme through Save the Children. The goal of the programme is that all children enjoy their right to education and are protected through strong community and government systems by 2028. Contributing towards this goal, Save the Children (SC) and GAYO with other partners will create hubs of excellence in the two districts of Balaka and Mchinji, to generate experience and evidence for replication and scale. To achieve this, we will work with civil society, government actors and children themselves within three interrelated thematic areas:

A strong government system is accountable, responsive, inclusive and transparent in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights of children (Child Rights Governance), Children are protected from child marriage, sexual and gender based violence, teenage pregnancies and emotional abuse and have their sexual and reproductive health and rights fulfilled (Child Protection) and children access and complete quality basic inclusive education with improved competencies in foundational literacy and numeracy (Education). This 5-year programme targets 74, 800 children from 100 primary schools and 11,500 out of school adolescent girls and boys in the 2 districts.


Job Title NORAD Framework Agreement Program Officer
Reporting to NORAD Program Coordinator
Staff reporting to this post None
Work station Mchinji
Type of Contract 2 years (Renewal based on performance and resource availability)

Job Summary

The NORAD Program Officer will report to the Programme Coordinator. She/he will have regular contact with children and/ or young people frequently because she/he works at the district, community and school levels. As such, she/he is required to mainstreaming child safeguarding in all program activities. Overall, the Program Officer will be responsible for supporting the planning, implementation, and monitoring of education program activities in the NORAD Framework Agreement ensuring effective delivery and achieving desired outcomes. She/he will ensure that all school and community level program activities are implemented in accordance to the standard design of the program.

Key Responsibilities

1. Project Planning

  • Assist with planning of program activities in close coordination with the Program Coordinator, district government partners (CEO, DSWO etc) and other NORAD Framework Agreement Program staff
  • Develop activity budgets and scopes of work in consultation with the Program Coordinator

2. Project Implementation

  • Assist with provision of technical support to the district partners on implementation of program activities
  • Work in close collaboration with the Program Coordinator and district Implementing partners in quality work planning processes, technical reporting and sharing of lessons and best practices
  • Assist in facilitation of program activities
  • Ensure project activities meet quality standards
  • Ensure child safeguarding in implementation of all programme activities
  • Effectively manage project activities, tasks and advances in line with existing policies and procedures
  • Ensure effective communication and collaboration among team members
  • Identify and mitigate project risks

3. Project Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Track project progress and performance
  • Conduct on-going monitoring of program activities
  • Identify areas for improvement and recommend corrective actions

4. Stakeholder Management

  • Build and maintain excellent relationships with project stakeholders
  • Ensure effective communication and engagement

5. Reporting and Documentation

  • Prepare regular project reports and updates
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date project records and documents


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Education
  • At least 2 years of experience in implementation of education programs in a NGO setting. Experience in implementation of Early Grade Reading and Numeracy programmes or teaching Chichewa and Maths in primary schools will be an added advantage
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Computer literate with proficiency in using MS Office programs (word, excel, power point)

Method of Application

  1. Applicants must send a cover letter detailing why you’re the best fit for the position, copies of academic qualifications and a well detailed Curriculum Vitae with relavant skills and experience 3 traceable referees
  2. Closing date for receiving applications is 14th June, 2024 and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  3. These should be addressed to:
    The National Coordinator
    Girls Activist Youth Organisation
    P.O. Box 208 Mayard, Mchinji.

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Duly note that GAYO does not require applicants to pay any money at whatever stage of the recruitment and selection process and has not retained any agent in connection with recruitment. GAYO is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. GAYO is an equal opportunities employer.