District Project Officers (2 Posts)

  • Full time
  • 3 months ago

    Job Description

    Inter Aide Maintenance – Project-Mponela Office

    Inter Aide began the maintenance projects in 1991 as part of WASH projects in Malawi. In 2008 the Maintenance Projects became independent.

    Our objectives are:

    • To improve health and sanitary living conditions of vulnerable rural families
    • To increase access to maintenance services of water points
    • To increase protected water points functionality rate.

    POST: DISTRICT PROJECT OFFICERS FOR MAINTENANCE SYSTEMS PROJECTS (2 Posts)

    Duty station: Kasungu and Nkhotakota.

    Purpose of the post

    Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager and Project Coordinator, She/ He will have to manage, monitor and support the activities of the Maintenance Project. Depending on the implementation level of the program in a district assigned, he/she will be in charge to support Water Department Offices in the takeover of Water Hand Pumps maintenance networks management or provide technical support to relevant stakeholders.

    Major responsibilities

    • Facilitate the Project implementation or transition among Development partners
    • Facilitate stakeholder meetings including Water Department staff (WD), Area Mechanics,Spare Part Shops, Area Development Committees and Traditional Authorities to promote the project
    • Facilitate the management of program activity development according to project activity calendar in collaboration with the Water Department
    • Strengthen the WD capacities to manage maintenance network in order to improve the functionality rate of hand pump
    • Conduct performance review of different stakeholders to track progress and identify support needed
    • Strengthen the WD capacities to collect, process and analyse data on the field situation for decision making and reporting
    • Follow up and train Area Mechanics and spares parts retailers for the district
    • Promotion of the project and its partners at district level (Relationship with Wash program in others NGOs)
    • Represent Inter Aide Maintenance Project among authorities and WASH professionals
    • Ensure a strict follow up of the program financial aspects and administrative procedures
    • Collaboration with safeguarding key stakeholders at district and community level
    • Produce monthly, quarterly, bi annual and annual reports in line with Inter Aide standards

    Qualifications, skills and experiences

    • Mature, of proven good conduct and integrity.
    • Bachelor Degree in Project Management, Community Development, or Water Resources Management, or any related field.
    • Those with Diploma as indicated above with relevant experience will be considered.
    • Possession of valid and clean motorcycle driving license.
    • Ability to manage budgets and produce justifiable expenses.
    • 2 years relevant experience with development programs or organizational management will be appreciated.
    • Leadership skills, Good external relations and communications skills
    • Ability to work and to maintain compatibility among staff and partners.
    • Good writing and presentation skills for reporting purposes.
    • Computer skills in general but specifically good in Excel is required.
    • Self-motivated and the ability to work with minimum supervision.
    • Other added advantages include: staff management experience or experience with development project transition skills for efficient project hand over.
    • Motivation to move very often to the field.
    • Qualified women are encouraged to apply


    Skills Required

    • Computer Skills
    • Flexibility
    • Interpersonal Skills
    • Integrity
    • Leadership skills
    • Presentation Skills
    • Project Management
    • Report writing
    • Self-managed/ Disciplined
    • Team-working skills
    • Communication skill

    How to apply
    Eligible candidates meeting the required qualification and experience should send applications with detailed CV, cover letter and names of 3 traceable referees not later than 12:00 noon on Friday, 12th February 2021 as its online enrolment, with Position Title: “District Project Officer” in subject line to:

    Email: [email protected]

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