Job Title: Project Officer-Catch up Club – UNGO Jobs

Country: Malawi
Organization: Save the Children
Closing date: 28 Apr 2022

PROJECT OFFICER-Catch up Clubs(3 posts)

Save the Children International is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Project Officer Catch up Clubs. The Project Officer will be responsible for community/school level implementation of Catch up Clubs (CuC) in coordination with the Lilongwe Rural East District Education office. Catch-Up Clubs are a short-term, highly targeted, data-driven intervention aimed at building foundational skills in literacy, numeracy and social and emotional learning (SEL), in upper primary grades and ensure the most marginalized children succeed in school and are less likely to drop out. The project design is inspired by various disruptions in the education system due to several reasons and its part of Safe Back to School agenda. The project officer in CuC will be responsible for day to day activities of the Catch up Clubs including being in constant liaison with school based stakeholders like Mothers Groups and Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs). He/she will lead in designing data collection tools, training of volunteers on formative assessments and data collection; ensure data collected is of high quality. S/he will be the focal point person for beneficiary registration database, onsite monitoring and all data collection exercises. S/he will be the focal point person for all accountability and learning activities in the project

Further, through CuC , the project intends to strengthen community based child protection institutions and the officer will be responsible for managing the linkage between the school and child protection community groups. The role holder will implement the CuC project in a manner that fosters networking and collaboration with central government education officials, district stakeholders (i.e. Community Development Officer, Child Protection Officers, Primary Education Advisors), local capacity strengthening (i.e. Head Teachers, School Management Committee (SMC), PTAs), meaningful active participation of children, accountability (internal and external to Save the Children)

This position will be based in the Lilongwe office with frequent travels to Lilongwe Rural to support, collaborate and coordinate with the school level team implementing the project. In case of emergencies or humanitarian situation, the position holder will be required to support in the response as assigned by the Country Office and will be required to work outside the normal profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • At least 3 years of progressive working experience in planning and implementing Education programs with INGOs.
  • Having at least two years of teaching experience in primary schools or as a Tutor in Primary School Teachers’ Training College.
  • Must be willing to be based in the field; with a direct field time presence of 80% of working time.
  • Experience in conducting both qualitative and quantitative research
  • Experience in developing and managing Ms Access or Excel database and survey data
  • Processing packages like CSpro.
  • Ability to establish and maintain conducive collegial relations and perform effectively as a member of a team.
  • Willingness to travel and work in hard-to-reach areas, occasionally under strenuous conditions.
  • Computer literacy and excellent documentation skills are a must.
  • Experience in developing data collection tools and reporting formats
  • Experience in developing and working with Access or Excel database.
  • Previous experience of successfully securing MEAL resources and managing a budget.
  • Ability to present complex information in a succinct and compelling manner, and to use innovative forms of communication
  • Ability to ride a Motorcycle and in possession of a valid Class A riding license.
  • Availability and willingness to work extra hours during times of humanitarian responses.
  • Highly developed cultural awareness and ability to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills including influencing, negotiation and coaching.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in English and Chichewa.

Location: Lilongwe

Contract Duration: 2 Years

The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations. A copy of the full role profile can be found at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

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