OVC Project Officer

Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission (BSHDC)


Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission (BSHDC) is a Faith Based Organization. It is a development arm of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod. In partnership with We See Hope it is implementing a four-year project in Ndakwera Area in Chikwawa district (currently in the 3rd year of implementation).  The main goal of the project is to improve the quality life of 2,601 children and youth of school going age through Early Childhood Development Centres, Children’s Corners and Vocational Skills.  BSHDC therefore, seeks to recruit suitably qualified, experienced, results-oriented and God fearing person to fill the post as below;

(1) Position:               OVC Project Officer
Reporting to:             Program Manager
Location:                    Chikwawa-Ndakwera Area
Duration:                    6 Months renewable

The incumbent will be responsible for:

  • To oversee field office operations, manage project and ensure resources are used efficiently and effectively
  • Organize training sessions, events, workshops and meetings, working with relevant stake holders and partners at district level compile and produce activity, monthly, quarterly and annual reports to OVC Programme Manager-Document the achievements and lessons learnt of the project activities
  • In close consultation with the OVC Programme Manager work with relevant government institutions, partners, NGOs and Community Based Organisations ensuring good communication and enabling environment for project to operate in
  • Facilitate and implement project activities in accordance with the framework specified as regards to organisation, content, financing and time scales
  • Collaborate with communities in recruiting volunteers (ECD Parent Management Committee Members, CC Parent Management Committee Members, ECD caregivers, Children’s Corner Facilitators, Facilitators for Parenting Skills)
  • Ensure that the project and beneficiary records are kept up to date and are accessible
  • Ensure effective high quality implementation of the activities in the given project area, working towards meeting expected output and outcome
  • Facilitate beneficiary identification and initiate activities which will promote improvement in livelihoods
  • Conduct and compile needs assessment for the project sight
  • Prepare annual and activity plan and budgets in collaboration with OVC Programme Team
  • Develop new project proposal in liaison with OVC Programme Team
  • Supervise the local facilitators; and attend to any other duties assigned.
  • Any other duties that may be assigned.

Job requirements:

  • Must have a minimum of Diploma in Social work /Community Development.
  • Must have at least three years’ hands on community development facilitation.
  • Must have a good knowledge in Early Childhood Development; Children’s Corner (Psychosocial Support) and Vocational Skills.
  • Must be fluent in English and Chichewa.

Other requirements:

  • Must be a team player
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to write reports on implemented activities.
  • Must be a committed and a practicing Christian.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of Non-Governmental Management.
  • Ability to ride a motor cycle is a MUST and should have a clean driving license.

Those interested candidates who meet the above qualifications and experience are requested to submit their Curriculum Vitae with 3 traceable references, cover letter together with copies of certificates to the below listed postal and e-mail addresses, not later than 4:30pm on 20th February 2024, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

The Executive Director
Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission (BSHDC)
Post Office Box 413
Or Email to: bshdcdirector@gmail.com

Take note that;

Blantyre Synod Health and Development Commission recognizes and promotes gender equity, equality and inclusion in all its areas of programming and does not tolerate any form of sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment.  The successful candidate should be willing to sign our Safeguarding Policy.