Regional Coordinator

Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)

The Malawi Economic Justice Network is a Leading coalition of over 100 civil society organizations in Malawi whose main objective is promoting pro-poor and participatory good economic governance in Malawi. Major MEJN work involves public policy analysis and monitoring of the national budget while ensuring that government and donor policies focus on the majority poor and that citizens including children get the maximum social-economic support in all government/state and donor programmes.

MEJN with support from Save the Children secured a project entitled Child Rights and Governance (CRG) that aims at safeguarding a strong government system (policies, structures and institutions) which is accountable, responsive, inclusive and transparent in respecting, protecting and fulfilling the rights for all boys and girls including those with diverse needs. This is in-line with a new 5-year NORAD Framework Agreement funded programme called “Tikwaniritse ndi Kuteteza Ma Ufulu an Ana (TiKuMA).” This programme will be implemented in the Balaka and Mchinji districts. The project intends to achieve the following outcomes: Amplified children’s voices and actions in various spheres at all levels; Improved compliance by the state with child rights international, regional and domestic obligations; Increased allocation and spending for child responsive programs; and Increased responsiveness and accountability of the private sector in advancing and promoting child rights. A five-year project will be implemented in Mchinji and Balaka as pilot districts, and commences in July 2024.

Under this context, MEN, with financial support from the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) through Save the Children, is extending an invitation to competent and qualified Malawian nationals to apply for the Regional Coordinator Post under CRG project.

Post Summary and Key Responsibilities

Regional Coordinator

General Description of the Job

The Regional Coordinator (RC) is responsible for day to day implementation of MEJN’s work at grassroots level. The incumbent is to cultivate and champion working modalities and coordination between MEJN secretariat, MEJN district chapters and member organisations at regional level. The RC will work closely with the Director of Programmes (DOP) and Programme Managers) and will report directly to the Programme Manager(s).

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the Regional Coordinator shall discharge the following duties and responsibilities:

1) Regional and District Chapter Management and Coordination

  • Ensure that MEJN Chapters and partners are vibrant in enhancing Child Rights Governance aspects
  • Facilitate visibility and inclusion of district chapters and partners in district council processes and other stakeholder interventions
  • Reporting on state of affairs related to child rights governance in the region and districts on a monthly basis (assessment of chapters)

2) Programme Coordination and Implementation

  • Assist in providing technical assistance on child related legal and public policy tracking, monitoring and influencing
  • Ensuring proper coordination between MEJN secretariat, MEJN district chapters in the Northern/Central/Southern Regions and member organizations in the region(s)
  • Assist in evidence generation through relevant child rights governance analysis
  • Coordinate the work of MEJN in the region, e.g. organizing and facilitating MEJN training programmes, workshops and research activities in line with Child Rights Governance
  • Initiating programmes in the region in cooperation with MEJN partners
  • Provide insights to the programmes department on possible areas for project/Programme development and interventions for children rights and governance in Malawi

3) Partnership Management, Technical Support and Networking

  • Providing technical assistance to MEJN district chapters, e.g. work plan development, supervision of activities carried out by chapters related o child rights governance
  • Provide technical support in ensuring meaningful child participation in decision making and child-centric or sensitive budget processes at both national and district levels
  • Support in designing and planning for high level policy and budget and policy makers engagements and using appropriate approaches and tools for effective and efficient influencing
  • Develop and maintain a MEJN chapter member database
  • Take active part in the discussion and development of the MEJN’s Strategic, Operational Plans, and Annual Reports in line Child Rights Governance
  • Assist in building strong working relationship with partners at MEJN secretariat, membership, strategic partners, children groups, and government Ministries, Departments and Agencies

Academic Qualifications and key Competencies

Applicants should at least possess the following:

  • A Degree in development studies, social science, public policy, economics or any other relevant field with a 3years experience preferably within development and humanitarian organization OR a Master’s degree in the relevant field
  • Excellent knowledge of Programme development and delivery approaches, tools, methodologies and best practices.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience on coordinating economic and child rights governance programmes and projects
  • Have clear understanding of child protection systems/policies in Malawi A proven experience in evidence generation interventions to support improved investment in child sensitive undertakings
  • A fundraising enthusiast
  • Knowledge of Malawi Government’s child sensitive policy frameworks and programming process and procedures in an obligation.

Interested Candidates should submit their Applications including a Copy of an updated CV and Certificate/s to copy or call +265-881-789-797 for more details or by hand, with envelopes marked a specific post to:

Executive Director
Malawi Economic Justice Network (MEJN)
House Number 47/4/776, Area 47.
P.O. Box 20135
Lilongwe 2

Closing date for receipt of applications is June 21st, 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


  • MEJN is an equal opportunities employer
  • Transparency and accountability, Equity and Inclusion are deeply connected to our values
  • Applicants should put the position title as part of the subject line on the email or on top of the envelope if it is handy submission.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.