Project Coordinator

Community Action for Sustainable Development Organization (CASDO)

CASDO with financial and technical support from Save the Children International is implementing a five-year Norad Framework Agreement Programme (2019 – 2023) locally known as Securing Children’s Rights through Education and Protection (SCREP) that is funded by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad). The main goal of the project is “all girls and boys learn and are safe in a quality learning environment”.

CASDO is implementing the programme in Neno district. The Programme aims to contribute to the strengthening of Civil Society in Malawi to demand quality education with attention to learning outcomes, inclusion, protection from child marriage and teenage pregnancies and access to Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). It is multi-sectoral and integrated with the underlying basis being UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. CASDO therefore, seeks to recruit suitably qualified, experienced, results-oriented person to fill the following vacancy based in Neno district.

Project Coordinator (1 position)
Purpose of position
Based in Neno district and reporting to the Project Manager, the Project Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of SCREP programme at district and community levels. She/he will also be responsible for networking with the other project counterparts, stakeholders at district and community levels and other programs as necessary, to ensure achievement of the programme goal and objectives. He/she will plan, coordinate and work closely with SCREP Project officer, MEAL officer and Finance and Administration Officer, District Education Manager (DEM)’s Office, District Social Welfare Office, District Health Office and other key stakeholders at district level. The Project Coordinator is expected to have strong skills in Child Protection and child Rights; Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights; Literacy and Numeracy Programming, advocacy, community mobilization, and adult training facilitation.

Main responsibilities

  • Support development and submission of all deliverables including Annual, Bi-annual Quarterly plans, Scopes of Work and procurement plans for SCREP programme at district level.
  • Lead in developing Capacity-building plans and trainings for community structures in child protection (ending children marriage and reducing teenage pregnancies), children rights; literacy and numeracy interventions.
  • Organize and facilitate advocacy and community mobilization activities at district and community level for child protection (reducing teenage pregnancies and ending child marriage), children rights, Literacy and Numeracy interventions.
  • Work with the SCREP Project Manager, Project Officer and MEAL Officer and other partners to identify opportunities for integrating child protection, children rights, Literacy and Numeracy interventions within the district to ensure maximum coordination among stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain collaboration with partners, government, NGOs and other relevant organizations and programs at district level to ensure maximum coordination of efforts and sustainability of integrated activities for SCREP programme.
  • Establish and ensure implementation of feedback mechanisms in schools and communities to mainstream accountability across the project intervention/impact areas
  • Identify, document and disseminate program best practices and lessons learned to partners and other relevant stakeholder at district level in collaboration with the M&E Officer.
  • In collaboration with the MEAL Officer the Project Coordinator will produce annual, bi-annual, quarterly and monthly plans and reports and submit to the Project Manager, timely.

Credentials and Experience

  • A University Degree in any one of the following fields: Education, Social Sciences, Community Development or Public/Community Health and Gender and Development Studies. Additional training in Child Protection, gender, Youth Friendly Health Services including Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, Literacy and Numeracy or any other relevant social development area will be an added advantage.
  • Good advocacy and community mobilizations skills.
  • At least 2 years of experience in integrating child protection, gender, children rights, literacy and numeracy interventions.
  • Experience in implementing adolescent child protection, child rights and education related programmes.
  • Experience in facilitating adult trainings.
  • Participatory methodologies and Group Facilitation skills are desirable
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows/Word/Excel
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills required
  • Ability to travel extensively domestically and outside Malawi as required
  • Ability to ride a motorcycle with a valid motorcycle driving license

Additional job responsibilities
The job duties and responsibilities as set out above are not exhaustive and the post holder may be required to carry out additional duties within reasonableness of their level of skills and experience.

Equal Opportunities
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with the CASDO Equal Opportunities and Diversity policies and procedures.

Health and Safety
The post holder is required to carry out the duties in accordance with CASDO Health and Safety policies and procedures.

Those who are qualifying to the above requirements should send their resume and cover letter, indicating on an envelope or email subject line of the position being applied for, three traceable referees (one of which must be the most immediate/resent line supervisor), to:

The Executive Director,
Community Action for Sustainable Development Organization (CASDO),
P.O. Box 23, Neno.
Email: [email protected]/[email protected]

• Please use the tittle being applied for in the subject line of the email.
• Applications that do not meet these criteria will not be considered.
• Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for the interviews.
• CASDO is an equal Opportunity employer and females are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Monday, 19th July, 2021.