Organisational Development/Change Management Expert – Team Leader

Human Dynamics

Project: Technical assistance to the Government of Malawi to support the implementation of Public Finance Management Reforms (Chuma Cha Dziko)
Engagement: Long-term
Location: Malawi
Date posted: 18.03.2019

Closing date: 28.04.2019

Qualifications and skills

The expert should have a Master’s degree in economics, finance, accounting or other relevant field plus a Postgraduate qualification in change management and/or sustainable development, Public Administration or other relevant field, from recognized institution.

General professional experience

• The expert will have at least 15 years’ general experience relevant to the assignment, including at least 8 years of experience in leading public sector reform processes, including conducting institutional/organisational assessments, developing change strategies and supporting implementation of organisational capacity development plans.
• Specific professional experience
• At least four-years’ experience in the facilitation of change interventions, showing an ability to overcome barriers and stimulate drivers for change at individual and organisational levels, specifically for the public sector;
• At least four-years’ practical experience in project management of donor-funded programmes, ideally in Sub-Saharan Africa;
• At least two-years progressive Political Economy Analysis experience;
• Experience in PFM reform implementation;
• Experience with Problem Driven Iterative Approach (PDIA) and TWP (thinking and working politically) processes or other similar approaches; and
• Experience in facilitating multi-stakeholder processes towards common goals, including: government, donors and their implementation programmes, academia and civil society.


• Strong skills in leading a diverse team, and in coaching and brokering;
• Respect for, and empathy with, Government counterparts;
• Exceptional ability to build and maintain effective working relationships; and using them to achieve results;
• Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English;
• Willingness to commit 5 years to this significant challenge in Malawi.

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