Project Manager 

  • Contract
  • 8 months ago
  • Zomba
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Save the Children is inviting applications from suitably qualified personnel to fill the position of Project Manager for Strengthening Community Health Systems – Reproductive Maternal and Child Health (SCHS – RMCH) to be based in Blantyre.

The role holder will be responsible for managing district level implementation of the Strengthening Community Health Systems (SCHS) project in  two targeted districts of Neno and Thyolo.

The SCHS Intervention is an iCCM and FP integrated project delivered by HSAs in hard to reach communities under the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s efforts on reduction of mortality and improve the health status of under 5 children and women of childbearing age.

This position supervises the Field Coordinator and the Monitoring Evaluation Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer under this project.

The SCHS Project Manager will also work in close coordination and collaboration with the Ministry of Health (MoH) authorities and staff at national and district levels.

This position is anticipated to be based in Blantyre with very frequent travel to districts for supervision, collaboration and coordination as well as the Zomba Area Office.

In case of emergencies or humanitarian situation, the position holder will be required to support in response as assigned by the Country Office and will be required to work outside the normal profile and be able to vary working hours accordingly.

This position will also manage the implementation of the Digital Health Care for Children (DHC4C) project with funding from Crown Family Philanthropies working in partnership with a local Digital Health partner to support the implementation of digital Health initiative.

This partnership, in collaboration with the IMCI Unit in MoH), Blantyre and Thyolo District Health Offices (DHOs), is implementing an integrated Community Case Management (iCCM) mobile application to improve access and quality of iCCM services in Blantyre and Thyolo districts.

In order to be successful, you will bring/have:


  • Minimum of Medical or Nursing degree; post-graduate degree in Public Health preferred. Those with additional tertiary academic and professional training in the relevant subject will have an added advantage.
  • At least over 5 years’ experience in managing and implementation of child health programs.
  • Experience in iCCM and Family Planning programming.
  • Excellent planning and budgeting skills.
  • Highly developed analytical skills.
  • Excellent people management and leadership skills.
  • Good communication and team work skills.
  • Very good networking and lobbying skills
  • Must be well organized and capable of completing multiple tasks before a deadline.


  • Ability and desire to work effectively in a team as well as independently
  • Experience in training, facilitation and in providing technical assistance
  • Experience in supervising and mentoring staff
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills in English and Chichewa
  • Working literacy in Word, Excel, and email (Outlook)

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at

NB: Please note that the review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis i.e. applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received.


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