Progressio ,Communications and Advocacy Adviser Jobs in Malawi

Working alongside the
Malawi Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance (CSONA)

Based in Lilongwe, Malawi
(with regular travel across the country)

One year placement (with the
possibility of renewal)

The Development Worker (DW) will
work alongside the Malawi Civil Society Organisation Nutrition Alliance
(CSONA), facilitating the capacity building of its Secretariat, and assisting

the Alliance to develop a country specific advocacy strategy and campaign to
increase coverage of nutrition issues in the media.

The DW will engage with the media
both at national and sub-national level and assist in the formation of advocacy
campaigns, geared towards strengthening Scaling-Up Nutrition (SUN) commitments
made by leaders at national level. S/he is expected to build information for
influencing debate and advocacy campaigns for decision making at national and
district level, as well as support the Secretariat in developing a project
proposal to help the Alliance advance its advocacy efforts.

The DW will identify capacity
gaps with the Alliance for improved and effective coordination and coherence of
nutrition programmes and issues for advocacy in Malawi. S/he will also
facilitate trainings for the CSONA member organisations, including on the
promotion of nutrition specific and nutrition sensitive interventions, at both
district and national levels.

The successful candidate should
have a Master’s degree in Communications, Development Studies, Law, Social
Sciences, or a related field, or a related qualification.

A minimum of five years
experience in designing, implementing and monitoring and evaluating
communication and advocacy campaigns/strategies is essential. You should also
have experience of working with NGOs or CSOs in an organisational development
capacity; designing and delivering training workshops to a variety of audiences
on advocacy and communication issues; liaising and networking with a range of
different organisations and stakeholders (e.g. civil society, media, government
officials); developing Information, Education and Communication materials on
nutrition, and of working in a resource poor environment.

Solid knowledge of the
fundamentals of nutrition specific and sensitive interventions; governance
issues, especially from a nutrition perspective, and capacity building
techniques and methods, and the ability to share-skills, is essential. You
should also have excellent project management, self-organising, prioritising
and report writing skills; news and feature writing skills in English (to
publication standard – traditional and new media), including the ability to
communicate complex issues in an accessible way; sound political judgement,
negotiation and mediation skills, and the ability to work under pressure and
with discretion in a politically sensitive and rapidly evolving environment;
interpersonal, communication and networking skills, including the ability to
build good working relationships; strong analytical skills and computer
literacy, and the ability to work in a diverse setting with people of different

How to apply:

It is essential that you complete
the application form in full, as very specific information is required and will
be used to decide whether or not you will be short-listed for an interview. Please note that CVs/resumes will not be

For further information and an
application form visit:

Interviews: Week beginning 9

Please return the completed
application form to:

Please note that this
vacancy is being re-advertised, previous applicants need not re-apply.

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