Palladium Technical Advisor, Youth-CEFM Jobs in Malawi

Palladium Technical Advisor, Youth-CEFM Jobs in Malawi

Position Summary

HP+ requires a Technical Advisor to support the project in two respects:

  • co-managing HP+ activities on combating early and forced marriage (CEFM) hand-in-hand with a Plan Malawi counterpart,

  • ensuring quality capacity development and skills-building trainings and workshops.

  • The position is a fixed-term contract through September 2021, with an annual renewal thereafter depending on performance and USAID priorities, and the availability of funding.

    Key Responsibilities

    Co-manage HP+ Malawi CEFM activities with a Plan Malawi counterpart. Palladium-led responsibilities will include:

  • Organizing national-level and district-level policy discussions on CEFM

  • Improve inter-ministerial coordination to support change

  • Engaging religious mother bodies (RMBs) on CEFM

  • Ensure smooth communications and coordination between Palladium Malawi, Plan Malawi, and HQ counterparts through routine meetings and collaborative decision-making

    Ensure technical excellence in the design and development of HP+ workshops and trainings. This may include:

  • Designing and delivering trainings and workshops within our Youth portfolio

  • Providing technical assistance to other HP+ Malawi team members on capacity development methodologies as they design and deliver trainings and workshops for our other areas of work.

  • Identify modalities and tools to measure and evaluate capacity-strengthening activities.

  • Lead organizational capacity assessments if needed.

  • Contribute to project monitoring by providing weekly updates on activities and contributing to HP+ Malawi reporting.

  • Work with project managers to monitor budgets and spending on related activities.

  • Draft activity briefs, success stories, blogs, or other items to communicate the lessons
    learned and achievements of assigned portfolio(s).

  • Other related tasks as assigned on an as-needed basis


  • Bachelor’s degree in public health, education, social science, development, or related field, Master’s degree preferred.

  • Over 7 years of professional experience in public health or development, with at least 3 years’ experience in designing and delivering capacity development interventions (training, workshops, mentoring and coaching, etc.).

  • Demonstrated experience strengthening individual and/or organizational capacity in an East African context.

  • Understanding of latest evidence and best practices in adult education.

  • Experience working on projects in Malawi to address early and forced marriage.

  • Knowledge and experience working on Youth Friendly Health Services and AGYW interventions preferred.

  • Relevant experience working with a wide range of stakeholders and decision-makers, from MPs and senior officials, to traditional and community leaders and excellent diplomatic and stakeholder management skills are required.

  • Understanding of governmental structures and processes in Malawi preferred.

  • Strong diplomatic, interpersonal and networking skills, ability to work within a cross-cultural and virtual team.

  • Experience working with USAID projects preferred.

  • Ability to work well under pressure and skilled in change management, crisis management and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills, ability to draft quality briefs, reports, training/facilitation agendas, training PPTs, and curricula. A writing test may be administered as part of the interview process.

  • Fluency in oral and written English required.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Palladium Technical Advisor, Youth-CEFM Jobs in Malawi

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