Programmes Director 1

Programmes Director

Banja La Mtsogolo

Banja La Mtsogolo (BLM) is a Malawian Non-Governmental Healthcare Organization established in 1987.
BLM provides quality Family Planning and Reproductive Healthcare including HIV/AIDS information and
interventions. BLM is a senior member of the Marie Stopes International (MSI) Partnership which works
in 43 countries. BLM exists to improve quality of life in Malawi through family planning and reproductive
health care services. BLM serves over 800,000 clients annually and makes a significant contribution to
national family planning objectives. The organization has national coverage, operating through 25 clinics,
and numerous outreach clinic sites in rural Districts.

BLM is looking for an experienced Programme Director to supervise a wide range of programs.

Role Purpose
Reporting to the Country Director, the Programmes Director will be responsible for the planning,
researching, developing, and implementing BLM’s programs from inception to completion ensuring that
all Projects are adequately resourced and compliant to Donor and MSI requirements.

Key Responsibilities

Project and Financial Management

  • Ensure compliance with project and programmatic requirements and timely delivery of projects.
  • Provide Programme leadership and ensure narrative reports and financial reports are completed in accordance with deadlines/compliance requirements.
  • Coordinate internal forums for successful project delivery.
  • Support budget setting and monitoring across departments.
  • Liaise with Finance to ensure budget monitoring tools are in place and used
  • Manage systems for the prevention and detection of fraud.

Research, Monitoring and Evaluation

  • Ensure research is a priority in project design.
  • Ensure effective monitoring and evaluation is in place.
  • Ensure annual implementation and reporting on all MSI standard research tools and the BLM’s MIS system with primary responsibility for Data quality.

Business Development and Planning

  • Participate in new business development with the Senior Leadership Team.
  • Maintain productive relationships with existing donors and other stakeholders
  • Represent BLM in relevant NGO, Donor and Government forums at the district, national and regional
    level as required.
  • Take a lead in resource mobilization, developing concept notes and proposals.

Behavioural Change Communication

  • Promote brand awareness and visibility while at the same time appealing to youth
  • Lead BLM’s marketing and behaviour change strategy using traditional and modern communication
    methods and tools
  • Coordinate the work of the marketing and communications teams and their plans.
  • Develop and disseminate communications materials amongst key stakeholders.

Policy and Advocacy

  • Identify and lead on key policy change and advocacy initiatives in line with BLM and MSI’s strategic

Team Leadership and Development
• Provide leadership and guidance to teams, managing their performance.
• Contribute to job frameworks, re-structure plans and staff recruitment.
• Role model MSI’s core values and always demonstrate MSI behaviours.

Key Competencies and Qualifications

  • Degree level Education in Health Sciences, Social Sciences, International Development or similar.
  • A post-graduate level degree in a relevant discipline is preferred or higher.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Programme Management.

Skills and Experience

  • Proven experience managing donor funded project cycles including technical and financial
  • Proven experience in managing advocacy and behavioural change interventions
  • Diplomatic and effective communicator at all levels
  • Knowledge of USAID, DFID and other donor reporting requirements
  • Strategic thinker, and results oriented with excellent analytical skills
  • Supportive personnel management style, with the ability to capacity build.

Personal Attributes
• Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and dedicated
• Customer and quality focused
• Commitment to BLM’s mission and organisational values.

If you are interested and you meet the above requirements, please send your Curriculum Vitae and cover letter including names and contact details of at least three traceable referees (at least one reference from your current employer; or most recent employer; or any previous employers from the recent past)

All applications should be addressed to:

The Human Resource Director,
Banja La Mtsogolo,
P.O. Box 1854,
E-mail: [email protected]; to reach him not later than Monday, 19th October, 2020.

“Our organization is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and  vulnerable adults and therefore expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment”
BLM is an equal opportunities employer. No canvassing of any kind is allowed.