Programme Manager

Type of role Teaching and education
Location Malawi
Salary Negotiable
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract length 18 months
Full Time 35 hours per week
Application Closing Date
Interview date TBA
Start date TBC

VSO is the world’s leading independent international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty in developing countries. Our high-impact approach brings people together to share skills, build capabilities, promote international understanding and action to change lives and make the world a fairer place.

Role overview

The Programme Manager will manage the strategic implementation, development, and successful delivery of the Unlocking Talent Project in close collaboration with Ministry of Education Science and Technology (MoEST). He/she will also lead and provide day-to-day technical and managerial guidance and oversight to UT project implementation and program monitoring, ensuring quality and timeliness of all activities. In addition, he/she will provide support in Project Impact Research and Action Based Research in the UT Project.

Skills, qualifications and experience

• A Master’s degree or higher in Education, Project management, International development, or similar field.
• Additional training in management, leadership, and strategic planning is strongly preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years of demonstrated experience in implementing, leading, and managing development programs and projects is required.
• Prior experience as a Project Manager/Programme Manager or equivalent.
• Extensive experience in building and maintaining effective partnerships and leveraging resources with development stakeholders.
• Technical expertise in Education delivery in Africa with specific experience in blended learning.
• Supervisory experience over multicultural teams of similar scope and size.
• Excellent understanding of project cycle management tools
• Proven experience of securing external funding and grants, including proposal and report writing.
• Good understanding of donor and contract management.

This position is open to Nationals only.

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