Project Officer (2 Positions)

Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association (MIAA)

The Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association (MIAA) was established in 2003 as an interfaith service agency to play a pivotal role in the coordination and facilitation of HIV and AIDS programming in the country. The main aim of the Secretariat is to facilitate a united commitment of Faith Communities in the tight against HIV and AIDS.

MIAA provides an institutional framework for implementing strategies in the fight against and mitigating the impact of HIV and AIDS by the Faith Based Organizations. The significant role of the MIAA through its Secretariat is to facilitate and coordinate the implementation of HIV and AIDS programmes by the various faith based institutions and organizations through the already established religious structures in the country.

To beef up our operations, MIAA is inviting application from suitably qualified Malawian candidates to fill the following vacant positions tenable at the Secretariat in Lilongwe as soon as possible.

Job Title: Project Officer (2 positions)

Grade: 4

Reporting to: Programmes Officer

Location: MIAA Secretariat, Lilongwe

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the head Programmes. the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: –

  • Manage the coordination and implementation of HIV and AIDS initiatives and programs of faith based institutions and organizations;
  • Assist and provide technical support to member religious Mother Bodies and FBOs implementing HIV and AIDS projects/programs;
  • Assist in the development and maintain a monitoring database system for the MIAA in close liaison with member and partner organizations:
  • Facilitate knowledge management and sharing within the MIAA membership and with relevant stakeholders;
  • Establish and maintain strategic linkages among stakeholders order to create synergies in program implementation;
  • Ensure the compilation of quarterly and annual MIAA program reports for submission to key stakeholders and partners,
  • Ensure the development within MIAA membership of institutional capacity to undertake effective response to the epidemic:
  • Ensure that gender and human rights are mainstreamed in HIV and AIDS projects of the faith based institutions and organizations,
  • Conduct periodic supervision, monitoring and evaluation of programs implemented by faith based institutions and organizations in the country;
  • Coordinate research on HIV and AIDS issues in the faith community;
  • Organize and actively participate in relevant HIV and AIDS meetings, workshops and conferences.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned from time to time.

Qualification

The position requires a highly motivated person with the following attributes.

  • Minimum of Diploma University Degree in Social Sciences, Health, Development and any other related field from a recognized institution or a University degree
  • A minimum of three years’ experience in project formulation, design, budgeting, appraisal, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and report writing;
  • Adequate skills in gender analysis, mainstreaming and rights based approaches to programming;
  • Good interpersonal skills, cross-cultural and religious tolerance and sensitivity:
  • Excellent computer skills;
  • Proficiency and knowledge in computer database software and management;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training;
  • Experience in working in HIV and AIDS programs is an added advantage,
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their motivation letter with current Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees by email ONLY to the Executive Director, Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association, Off Presidential Highway, Area 14 Plot #171, Private Bag 385 Lilongwe by email to miaa.talent@gmail.com before 25th September. 2019, 12:00 pin Central African Time. Include the position applying for in the subject line when submitting. MIAA will entertain applications submitted by emails only

Malawi Interfaith AIDS Association is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunities