Title: Project Officer – Economic Empowerment
Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
Contract: 2 year fixed term contract
Salary: Local Terms and Conditions apply
About the role
Sightsavers is growing its new programmatic area in economic empowerment which supports businesses to become successful employers of people with disabilities, and supports people with disabilities to develop skills, confidence and experience to successfully gain work. The programme portfolio is growing at a rapid pace with projects being designed and implemented in numerous countries across Africa and parts of Asia.
As the Project Officer you will support the Economic Empowerment project to manage activities and relationships with key stakeholders, and ensure that the project is planned, implemented, coordinated, monitored, evaluated, and adapted to the highest possible quality standards.
Project Officer key duties and accountabilities include:
This is a highly varied and involved role and the above is not an exhaustive list of duties or required professional skills. Please see the Job Description for full details.
As the successful candidate you will have experience with labour market issues including labour market assessments, skills training/development, internships, employer engagement, disability inclusion, job placements and job fairs. You will possess a background/qualification in social sciences, education, development studies, public health or equivalent, or another relevant field.
Closing date: 21 August 2022
Due to an expected high response for this role the advert may close on the 14 August 2022.
We anticipate that in person interviews will take place from the week commencing 22nd or 29th August (depending on advert close date) onwards and the evaluation process will include a task and oral interview.
To apply for this exciting new opportunity, please complete an application via our recruitment portal. We are particularly interested in learning of your motivations for applying.
Due to the project workshop taking place on 12th September, we are keen to fill this role as quickly as possible, but we are able to accommodate any notice period that needs to be adhered to.
As an equal opportunity employer, we actively encourage applications from all sections of the community. Sightsavers is a Disability Confident Leader and qualified people living with a disability are particularly encouraged to apply.
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