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Position            : Project Coordinator

Project              : Improving ICT Skills in Malawi

Department      : Programmes team

Reporting to     : Executive Director

Location            : Mzuzu, Malawi

An opportunity has arisen for a Project Coordinator to lead the implementation of the “Improving ICT Skills in Malawi Project”.  The project’s purpose is to improve ICT education in rural Malawi through installation of 4000 computers to both private and public schools and piloting the Solar-berry concept. Solar-berry is the Turing Trust’s concept for an offline and off-grid computer lab powered by solar energy using energy efficient Raspberry Pi computers made from a repurposed shipping container in the Northern Education Division.

The Project Coordinator will manage and oversee implementation of the project in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Finance and Administration Manager and the Turing Trust’s Project Manager in Scotland. He/she will be responsible for relationship building with private and government schools, local government and community structures. He/she will also be responsible for technical oversight, fundraising, relationship and partnership building.

This role’s key components are:

  • Deliver key project management processes Lead on programmatic learning.
  • Coordinate project logistics
  • Facilitate partnership building and linkages
  • Ensure the project complies with donor benchmarks and organizational processes.
  • Monitoring and evaluation for the project to track the social impact of the project;

The ideal candidate should be a creative and highly collaborative development professional with excellent analytical, written and verbal communication skills. You will be able to balance attention to detail with an understanding of the bigger picture and use this knowledge to effectively support the Project’s delivery.

The ideal candidate should have demonstrable experience in project cycle management with particularly strong skills in budgeting, capacity building and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL). . Experience working on a donor-funded is highly advantageous.  Finally, proven ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders is key.

Closing Date: October 20, 2017

Application Procedure

To apply for this post, please download our application form and return to or hand deliver at CYD offices in Mzuzu.  Please do not attach CVs or certificates.

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Those that already applied need not to re-apply.

We will be contacting shortlisted candidates for interview, shortly after the closing dates. We very much regret that in view of the large number of applications we receive, we are unable to respond if you are unsuccessful. We hope that you will understand the need to concentrate resources towards our work.