CHAI Director of Programs Jobs in Malawi

CHAI Director of Programs Jobs in Malawi

Position Overview:

  • CHAI Malawi is seeking a Director of Programs to oversee all programs within the office's three clusters and support the Country Director to set strategy and direction for all program areas.

  • The Director of Programs will play a critical strategic and leadership role in the Malawi office as a member of the Senior Management Team, provide oversight to all programs and drive new initiative development, and build and maintain partnerships across a diverse landscape of stakeholders.

  • This is a challenging, but rewarding position, which will have direct impact on the health sector in Malawi.

  • The Director will benefit from working with a strong internal team and building on the deep and dynamic relationships that CHAI Malawi has cultivated with the MoH.

  • CHAI Malawi is dynamic, ambitious, energetic, and guided constantly by our values, including our desire to create transformative change. The position requires an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility, creativity, and a willingness to take on new challenges and opportunities as they emerge.


  • The Director will have overall responsibility for all programs in the CHAI Malawi office, with specific responsibilities that include:

    Program Management and Strategic Planning

  • Provide comprehensive oversight for all program implementation for CHAI Malawi.

  • Establish effective communication and coordination mechanisms across all workstreams to ensure maximum impact of activities and optimization of resources.

  • Identify key impediments to the successful execution of the program strategy and work with the MoH and partners to develop and implement solutions to rapidly address these bottlenecks.

  • Identify opportunities that could be catalytic for program and office growth to achieve expanded technical assistance to government.

  • Support cluster leads in their strategic planning, budgeting, and problem-solving and oversee project performance against work plans and budget.

  • Manage communication with CHAI global teams, and ensure monitoring, evaluation and reporting requirements to program donors are met.

  • Provide technical guidance, oversee quality of deliverables and ensure that communications and work products that are shared externally meet CHAI standards.

  • Ensure effective
    documentation, knowledge management and learning within and across programs.

    People Management

  • Lead and support staff to ensure optimal delivery of CHAI's program activities.

  • Manage a team of highly motivated, and high-performing individuals with diverse work and educational backgrounds.

  • Work with HR and cluster leads to lead and support talent management initiatives, succession planning and provision of continuous feedback and capacity building to staff.

  • Provide support to HR and assist in the process of hiring, promotion, and teambuilding to ensure effective team staffing and performance in a multicultural environment.

  • Technical Assistance and Relationship Management

  • Provide effective technical guidance to program teams and the Malawi government.

  • Support government in driving strategic discussions and decisions, and make technical contributions to national policies, strategies, plans, guidelines and programs.

  • Develop and manage key relationships with senior government and nongovernmental stakeholders.

  • Represent CHAI Malawi at local and international meetings, as designated by the Country Director.

    Resource Mobilization, New Initiatives and Grant Management

  • Provide strategic direction and leadership for resource mobilization efforts across CHAI Malawi, including cultivating new funding relationships.

  • Identify strategic areas for expansion or redirection of office priorities and guide strategic planning and proposal development.

  • Lead the office wide new program development initiative. Specifically, timely quality proposal/grant writing, application, follow up and new project/program start up.

  • Work closely with the Finance Manager in grant management, and provide direct support to cluster leads in grant management and tracking of programmatic budgets and expenditure.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; CHAI Director of Programs Jobs in Malawi

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