Program Director
  • Full Time
  • Mzuzu, Malawi
  • Applications have closed

Floresta in Malawi


Floresta is a Christian organization and a member of the Plant With Purpose Global Partnership. Floresta has just begun its work by targeting a few key watersheds in the Viphya Plateau region of northern Malawi because of its steep terrain, deforestation, and level of poverty. The heart of our mission is restoring relationships-between people and the planet, between people and one another, and between people and the Creator. Broken relationships are at the root of oppression, inequality, and poverty. At Floresta, we believe in the inherent value, equality, and agency of all people. We work with people as partners, not projects. Floresta is on a God-inspired journey as a member of the Plant With Purpose Global Partnership and is currently looking for a Program Director who pledge to God to serve communities with respect and establish partnerships to restore the environment and improve the economic stability of the people of Malawi as they create a brighter future, Ecclesiastes 4:9; Isaiah 40:31; Philippians 2:4. Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following vacant post existing in Floresta in Malawi. To access the full job description, visit our webpage:


Brief Job Summary

Reporting to : National Director
Location : Mzuzu Field Office
Positions reporting to the job holder : Environmental Restoration Officer, Economic Empowerment Officer, and Spiritual Renewal Officer.

Job Statement

Job Purpose

The Program Director will direct field operations within deadlines defined in the three-year operating plans, and provide strategic and operational leadership to Floresta in Malawi activities in a professional, effective, and efficient manner. Overseeing program planning, budgeting, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, control, and timely submission of high-quality qualitative and quantitative reports. Lead, guide, and provide support to program reviews, reflection meetings, learnings, and appraisal of new initiatives.

Coordinating strategic alliances, partnerships, and high-profile representation of the organization at the district and the national level. Facilitate the development of Key Performance Indicators for staff, conduct performance appraisals, and provide technical backstopping support to staff through coaching, and mentorship. The Program Director will support the National Director in the Management of Floresta in Malawi to achieve the set objectives and act in the position of National Director as and when the need arises. The core functions of the position are:

  • Program Planning, Management, and Development
  • Resource Management, resources accounting, and program reporting
  • Team management
  • Monitoring and Evaluation and Knowledge management
  • Management of the safety of assets and operations
  • Representation of Floresta at the district level and other sector-specific meetings

Key Competencies and Attributes

  • Ability to demonstrate strong leadership and strategic thinking with a minimum of 5 years of extensive program management experience in an NGO environment
  • A minimum of a Master’s Degree in development studies, agriculture, and other related social sciences.
  • Demonstrated competence in planning and managing high-impact community-driven programs in dynamic environments.
  • Proven organizational and planning skills matched with the ability to execute at a level of excellence in a complex and constantly changing work environment.
  • Unquestionable professionalism and integrity in the management of NGO programs, human resources, finances, and partnerships
  • Demonstrated experience in managing program budgets and overseeing the implementation of strong financial accountability and reporting.
  • A track record of program representation and partnership management including host governments, donors, communities, civil society organizations, and church networks.
  • Evidence of a successful track record in producing high-quality program reports for diverse audiences including NGOs, donors, and governments.
  • Demonstrated ability to write winning proposals, top-rate project concepts, and technical briefs to support fundraising and donor cultivation.
  • Demonstrated the ability to manage, lead, motivate, and build the capacity of teams.
  • Good communication, presentation, interpersonal, and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to work independently while delivering on targets.
    Strong computer skills with the capability to use all basic packages.
  • Knowledge of the water and sanitation programming issues.
  • Ability and willingness to live, work, and thrive in remote and underserved areas with modest resources.
  • A clean class B or C1 driver’s license.

Applicants who meet the person specification above should send their applications through email to

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15th July, 2024. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Floresta in Malawi is a Global partner of Plant With Purpose. Our operations are governed by our pledge to prevent Sexual Abuse, Exploitation, and Harassment by and of NGO Staff. This represents our commitment to practices and policies that will protect our staff and the communities we serve.