Program: Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project
Position: Project Coordinator
Location: Malawi (National)
Duration of Assignment: 6 months (part-time)
This position is contingent upon contract award.
BRAC Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for the role of Project Coordinator for the Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project in Malawi.
About BRAC Ultra Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI)
Beginning in 2002, BRAC pioneered the Ultra-Poor Graduation Approach in Bangladesh, a comprehensive, time-bound and sequenced set of interventions designed to enable the most vulnerable and destitute households to progress along a pathway out of extreme poverty. BRAC established the Ultra-Poor Graduation Initiative (UPGI) to deliver technical assistance to agents of scale on how to adapt and implement the Graduation approach and other holistic economic inclusion and social protection strategies. For more than a decade, BRAC has served as a leading provider of global technical assistance and advisory services for the Graduation approach to governments, multilateral institutions, and NGOs worldwide.
The Social Support for Resilient Livelihoods Project (SSRLP) aims to strengthen the national safety net delivery system in Malawi, leading to more shock-responsive livelihoods and greater resilience among poor and vulnerable populations. The program is expected to be implemented for a period of five years from December 2020 to June 2025. It aims to improve social and economic inclusion through cash transfers, livelihood support, public works, and financing during crises. The program will also promote coordination of the social safety net sector with other sectors to improve delivery of interventions and maximize impact.
The Community Savings and Investment Promotion (COMSIP) Cooperative Union is partnering with the Government of Malawi to strengthen the livelihoods component and launch a Graduation component for households that are receiving cash transfers and/or engaging in public works. BRAC UPGI will provide technical assistance to COMSIP on the Graduation component of SSRLP. This includes guidance on design parameters, targeting criteria, livelihoods interventions, information management plan and a learning agenda.
Scope of Work
The Project Coordinator will oversee management of the technical assistance partnership, acting as a liaison to the Government of Malawi, COMSIP, UPGI, and other partners such as the World Bank. The Project Coordinator will report directly to the UPGI Global Team Lead and work with a globally integrated team. Specific responsibilities include:
How to apply
Candidates are encouraged to apply by submitting the following:
Please submit all documentation electronically to:
Email: [email protected]
No later than October 31, 2020 with the subject “Application for Project Coordinator, COMSIP – Candidate Name.”
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are highly preferred.
Only soft copy applications will be considered, and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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