United Purpose (UP), formerly Concern Universal, is an international development NGO headquartered in the UK that focuses its Malawi programme on four impact areas: WASH and healthier lives; resilient livelihoods; sustainable energy; and gender equality. With nearly 30 years of supporting the most vulnerable people and addressing the drivers of poverty in Malawi, UP has developed a unique approach to achieving sustainable change through enabling independence, intelligent development and disruptive innovation. In Malawi we work in partnership with District Councils and communities to implement development interventions, reaching over 1 million people annually. UP currently operates in 17 districts in Malawi, supporting over 20 on-going projects, with a total staff of over 180.
UP is seeking to recruit a Field Facilitator in its “Reaching Our Goals” Project. In Partnership with Link Community Development Malawi, and with funding from Comic Relief, UP is implementing a 2-year girls’ empowerment project in rural Dedza District. This is a follow-on Project of the previous Girls INSPIRED Project. Through participation in netball-based education programmes, the project will target girls 15-18, enabling them to make decisions about their future and lead the lives they choose. The project will support adolescent girls to complete an accelerated learning programme and transition into mainstream education, vocational training, or employment. The project will also strengthen the awareness and the capacity of relevant stakeholders in the Sport for Change (SFC) approach.
Field Facilitator – Reaching Our Goals Project (Based in Dedza)
The Field Facilitator will be responsible for ensuring that all project activities are properly planned and facilitated at the district and community level. S/he will assist the facilitator coaches to implement the empowerment curriculum; facilitate group formation/strengthening; provide linkages and support community-based action plans; and ensure implementation is in line with the project approach and principles. The Field Facilitator will work hand-in-hand with Link Malawi Dedza staff, other UP Dedza Projects staff, and District Government Structures and their corresponding community structures. The Field Facilitator will report to the Project Manager, based in Dedza.
Key responsibilities and duties
Note: The FF shall be required to follow all UP Policies and attend all required staff trainings.
Essential skills and experience
Desirable skills and experience
Submission of applications and logistical arrangements
Please visit http://united-purpose.org/s/Job-Application-Form.doc to download the Application Form, and then submit the completed form via email only to:
When submitting, please put YOUR NAME_ [POSITION APPLIED] and cite “Reaching Our Goals FF” in the email subject title and application form. Any applications that do not include this in the title will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 07th May 2021. Interviews will be held in Lilongwe during the week commencing 24thand 31st May 2021. It is expected that the selected candidate will begin reporting for duty on 1st June 2021; the contract will end on 31st March 2023. FF will be based in UP Malawi’s Dedza office.
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