Recrutement de 01 Programme Development and Knowledge Coordinator

Localité : Malawi /
Domaine : Informatique
Niveau : Non precise
Entreprise recruteur : Concern Worldwide

Recrutement de 01 Programme Development and Knowledge Coordinator
Niveau d'études: Non précisé
Expérience: 4 ans
Expire le: 03-07-2022

Concern Worldwide
Lilongwe, Malawi
Programme Development and Knowledge Coordinator (1577)

About the role : This is a 12 month, new role with unaccompanied terms based in Lilongwe, Malawi with a salary of Grade 4 with a salary between €44,133 and €53,941 a year.

You will report to the Country Director, and work closely with Programme Director, Programme Managers and Coordinators. You will also work closely with the Country Management Team. You will work with HQ Desk Officer and ensure effective coordination with HQ Technical Advisors in knowledge products, communications, advocacy, partnerships and proposal development. You will also liaise closely with partners and stakeholders, including local NGO on proposals and grant-related matters, ensuring programme quality and capacity building.

We would like you to start on 1 September 2022.

Your purpose :

To lead efficient and quality knowledge products, communications, advocacy, research, partnerships and proposal development processes within Concern Malawi.

Key responsibilities include: engagement with stakeholders and partners on advocacy and communications initiatives, oversight of research, documentation and knowledge management to promote learning and policy engagement, identification of funding opportunities, coordination and oversight of quality proposal development, oversight of production and appropriate use of communications materials to relevant target audiences. You will represent Concern at key donor and external coordination meetings with government and development partners in consultation with CD and PD.

You will be responsible for :


Oversee the implementation of Concern Malawi Advocacy strategy with focus on the key technical and programme areas of the country programme
Plan, coordinate and execute advocacy initiatives, campaigns and other actions to engage stakeholders and policymakers around specific policy issues in coordination with Country Management Team.
Engage with relevant advocacy / policy forums and stakeholders, and identify and implement innovative and relevant advocacy initiatives in partnership with relevant actors.
Engage in review and feedback processes for updating/creating government policy and programme implementation plans, strategies and tools, as relevant.
Oversee production of advocacy products for distribution to government, development partner or donor stakeholders. Contribute to Concern global advocacy initiatives, ensuring that Concern Malawi work is reflected and captured.

Knowledge Management and Innovation

Ensure learning by the country programme from relevant best practice internally and externally both nationally and globally.
Engage in relevant national and global networks to promote Concern’s work.
Works with MEAL team to develop a research agenda and coordinate with global team to build evidence for Concern innovative approaches
Spread information relating to the outcome of research projects widely and - in particular - to the Government and to other humanitarian and development actors.

Communications :

Oversee the effective social media and communication activities showcasing Concern Malawi programme and advocacy activities
Ensure collection and proactive use of programme and technical content for use in social media and other communications activities such as photo, video documentation, case studies, photos, to demonstrate s the achievements and challenges of programmes implemented.
Ensure review of communications materials to ensure quality and adherence to Dochas Code of Conduct and other guidelines.

Programme Development and Resource Mobilisation

Actively identify and keep abreast of funding opportunities and key donor priorities and approaches; liaise directly with donors and consortia partner on the same as appropriate.
Arrange and facilitate proposal design/programme development meetings, ensuring participation of relevant colleagues from across the different sub-teams, and consortia partners as necessary.
Work with programme and finance teams to develop cohesive, quality concept notes and proposals, ensuring internal and external deadlines met and technical expertise/knowledge incorporated.
Maintain resource mobilisation aspects on the Grant Management System (GMS) to monitor donor pipeline opportunities and, in support of PDPMs, proactivity identify funding gaps to be filled.

Partnership Support and Development

In liaison with CD, PD, SD, CFC, coordinate identification and provision of capacity building for partner organisations in areas of organisational development and programme implementation
Engage with relevant networks, advocacy organisations and community organisations/associations to progress technical, programme or advocacy activities of Concern Malawi
As a member of the country team, actively promote compliance with Concern’s Programme Participants’ Protection Policy, the Code of Conduct and all associated policies.

Your skills and experience will include :

Essential :

Educated to degree level in International Development or a related discipline.
At least five years INGO experience, including at least two years working in a programme development or policy role.
Technical experience in areas of resilience building, climate change, gender equality, social protection, and emergency response.
Fluent spoken/written English language skills; proven excellent report and proposal writing ability.
Familiarity with key humanitarian and development donors (e.g. FCDO, OFDA, EU, Irish Aid, UN etc.)
Significant experience of proposal development and familiarity with proposal and reporting formats.
Ability to thrive and act independently in a high-pressured, results-focused, dynamic environment.
High attention to detail in reviewing and inputting to reports, proposals and other documents.
Excellent analytical skills. Effective negotiator, with the ability to positively influence cross departmental and cross sector working
Experience identifying and documenting lessons learned, development of quality advocacy and knowledge management products.
Highly organised, with experience developing work-plans and tracking tools.
Good networking abilities, interpersonal communication and presentation skills, ideally in multicultural contexts and with colleagues/partners/stakeholders at different levels.

Desirable :

Experience of working in in Malawi and/or Southern Africa.
Demonstrated commitment to learning and using learning to strengthen practice.
Experience working in consortia and with local implementing partners.
Facilitation and/or training experience; keenness and ability to build capacity of partner organisations (e.g. in donor requirements, proposal/report writing, critical analysis, quality standards, comms).
Willing to take on new responsibilities, within reason and if needed, especially in emergency scale-up.

To apply :
CV’s should be no more than 4 pages in length.

Concern Worldwide encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of gender, ethnicity and origin, disability, political beliefs, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or socio-economic status to apply to become a part of the organisation. Concern is against all forms of discrimination and unequal power relations, and is committed to promoting equality.

Concern has an organisational Code of Conduct (CCoC) with three Associated Policies; the Programme Participant Protection Policy (P4), the Child Safeguarding Policy and the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Policy accessible here. These have been developed to ensure the maximum protection of programme participants from exploitation, and to clarify the responsibilities of Concern staff, consultants, visitors to the programme and partner organisation, and the standards of behaviour expected of them. In this context, staff have a responsibility to the organisation to strive for, and maintain, the highest standards in the day-to-day conduct in their workplace in accordance with Concern’s core values and mission. Any candidate offered a job with Concern Worldwide will be expected to sign the Concern Staff Code of Conduct and Associated Policies as an appendix to their contract of employment. By signing the Concern Code of Conduct, candidates acknowledge that they have understood the content of both the Concern Code of Conduct and the Associated Policies and agree to conduct themselves in accordance with the provisions of these policies. Additionally, Concern is committed to the safeguarding and protection of vulnerable adults and children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work or volunteer with vulnerable adults and children are recruited by us for such roles. Subsequently, working or volunteering with Concern is subject to a range of vetting checks, including criminal background checking.

Your Personal Data

During this job application, you will provide Concern with your personal data. Concern takes its responsibilities towards this personal data very seriously and is committed to complying with all relevant data protection legislation.

Concern receives a substantial amount of funding from external donors each year. Increasingly donors are introducing requirements whereby future funding is conditional on ensuring that the name of any employee or volunteer (existing or new), does not appear on terrorism lists generated by the European Union (List of person, groups and entities to which Regulation (EC No. 2580/2001 applies), the US Government (Office of Foreign Assets Control list of specially designated Nationals and Blocked Persons) and the United Nations (Consolidated List).

Any offer of employment (either paid or voluntary) with Concern Worldwide will only be made following a successful clearance check being conducted on the applicant and such checks may be updated periodically during the course of the period of employment.

By submitting a formal application for paid or voluntary employment to Concern, you agree to Concern carrying out a clearance check as outlined above and that Concern will not proceed to recruit you should your name appear on any of the aforementioned lists

In certain circumstances, donors may request that personal data relating to employees to work on the activities that they fund be provided directly to them - so that they can perform their own counter terrorism checks. This may involve transferring some basic personal data outside the EEA. It will be a condition of your employment contract that Concern be allowed to share this information with institutional donors for these purposes.

For additional information please consult our web site or contact the Human Resource Division in our Head Office.

You have certain rights under data protection legislation. For more information on how to exercise those rights please visit

Please only apply for this position if you are satisfied with the proposed processing of your personal data as outlined above.

2022 T&C's Band 4 Unaccompanied.pdf (31.02 KB)
Job Requisition - Programme Development and Knowledge Coordinator - Final.pdf (36.89 KB)
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Our work in Malawi

Salary : €44,133 - €53,941
Based in Country : Malawi
Job Title : Programme Development and Knowledge Coordinator
Contract Type : Unaccompanied Fixed Term International Contract
Annual Allowance : e1,500
Benefits : See T&Cs attached
Closing Date : 3 July 2022

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