Project Lead

Paradiso TB Patients Trust

Job Title: Project lead

Reporting To: Executive Director

Organization: Paradiso TB Patients Trust

Location: Lilongwe

About Us:

Paradiso TB Patients Trust is a dynamic non-governmental organization committed to providing people infected and affected by TB, HIV and AIDS the best services and information required for informed healthcare-seeking decisions from a rights-based perspective. Paradiso is led and supported by people living with HIV and those affected by tuberculosis. It runs programs for Tuberculosis (TB) and HIV/AIDS in ten districts in Malawi. The Organization established local TB clubs composed of TB survivors and people living with HIV (volunteers) housed within the Ministry of Health’s Health facilities which are core to the program implementation of the organisation. The organisation uses the TB Clubs to implement various TB/HIV and AIDS activities in the communities we work in. Currently, the organization works in 10 districts, where it directly delivers TB and HIV/AIDS programs in 61 health centers and Zomba Central Prison. In addition, Paradiso will soon be operating in 174 community sputum collection points with a membership base of over 1,700 volunteers in all districts in Malawi’s northern and central regions.

Paradiso through World Vision, the primary recipient (PR) of the CSO community implementation has been awarded the Global Fund grant cycle seven (GC7) for HIV and TB as a sub-recipient, to implement community TB activities through a TB epidemic control project for 3 years from July 2024 to June 2027 in all 6 districts in the north and 9 districts in the central region. The project aims to increase TB case finding through community TB interventions by working with volunteers who will manage community sputum collection points, peripheral health centers, and respective district hospitals. Paradiso will be reporting to World Vision International as the principal recipient of the grant.


Project management:

  • Lead in the design and development of project work plans, budgets and timelines of the project.
  • Supervision of projects activities across all 15 implementation districts.
  • The Project Coordinator will supervise and support 13 TB Field Officers around 15 targeted North/Central region districts of Malawi
  • Mapping, networking, and working with relevant stakeholders to get their views, interests, and contribution for the success of the project.
  • Coordinating project related meetings and functions with stakeholders.
  • Working closely with the MEAL officer in developing and implementing the monitoring and evaluation tools, tracking the project progress and measuring the outcomes and impacts.
  • Responsible for timely submission of programmatic and financial reports.
  • Maintaining up to date project documents, including files, and reports
  • Facilitate capacity building of all project staff
  • Ensure linkage and referral system is functioning properly at the community and health facility level between the TB Officers, Community volunteers and the beneficiaries
  • Ensure that all Community Sputum Collection Points and hot spots are functioning properly and that turnaround time is managed

Finance and Administration Management:

  • Ensuring funds are spent according to plans, ensure timely liquidations and submission to finance office
  • Ensure compliance with donor requirements and financial regulations
  • Assist in the procurement process and maintain positive vendor relationships.
  • Coordinate logistical arrangements for events, meetings, and travel.
  • Collaborate with the Finance and Admin Manager on human resources functions.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, Rural and Community Development, Social sciences, or any other relevant field with 3 years or bachelor’s degree in the above fields with 5 years’ experience in project management.
  • Proven experience in community health programming and financial and administrative roles, preferably within an NGO setting.
  • Proven knowledge in designing and development of project work plans, reports, budgets, and financial regulations.
  • Familiarity with donor compliance and reporting requirements.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft packages (such as excel, power point, and word) and reporting tools.
  • Proficiency in verbal and non-verbal communication especially in English, Chichewa and Tumbuka and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to high ethical standards.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Problem-solving skills and analytical thinking.

We Offer:

  • Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
  • Provision of medical insurance cover with MASM, funeral insurance, and gratuity.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career growth.
  • A collaborative and mission-driven work environment.

How to Apply:

If you are a dedicated and experienced professional seeking to contribute to the meaningful work of Paradiso TB Patient Trust, please submit your application details including your resume and a cover letter detailing your relevant work experience to the following link: The cover letter should be addressed to The Executive Director, Paradiso TB Patients Trust, P.O Box 2436 Lilongwe. The deadline for applications is 17th June 2024. Paradiso TB Patients Trust is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds.