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    Education, Health / Medical
  • Deadline:
    December 9, 2022



Post Number : 6MWED0014PA

Grade : NO-A

Parent Sector : Field Office

Duty Station: Lilongwe

Job Family: Education

Type of contract : Project Appointment

Duration of contract : 1 year

Recruitment open to : Internal and external candidates

Application Deadline (Midnight Paris Time) : 09-DEC-2022


UNESCO Core Values: Commitment to the Organization, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Professionalism


Duration of contract: 1 year with the possibility of extension subject to availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
Only nationals of Malawi may apply to this position.


Under the authority of the Regional Representative and Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Southern Africa, the oversight of the Regional Advisor – Education for Health and Wellbeing for Eastern & Southern Africa, and the direct supervision of the Project Officer – Education for Health and Wellbeing Malawi, the incumbent contributes to  programme implementation, administration, financial expenditure reporting and logistical management of programs/projects/activities related to UNESCO’s expanded work on Education for Health and Wellbeing in Malawi.

Long Description

The Associate National Project Officer will support the in-country Project Officer in the implementation of the “Our Rights, Our Lives, Our Future” (O3) Programme for Education for Health and Wellbeing in Malawi. More specifically, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks and responsibilities:

Administrative support

  • Support the Project Officer administratively in projects and programs targeted to scale up UNESCO’s work in ensuring quality delivery of comprehensive sexuality education in Malawi and ensure conformity to expected results and project work plans.
  • Coordinate and prepare documents necessary for the launch of procurement processes and issue contracts.
  • Provision of logistical arrangements for all meetings, workshops and courses in connection with the project.
  • Establish and maintain an organized filing system for all financial and administrative related project issues, in particular, the creation of databases for in-country partners, consultancies and service providers.

Long Description

Programming support

  • Conduct training of primary and secondary school teachers on comprehensive sexuality education.
  • Conduct training of Primary Education Advisors on the Readmission Policy to address early and unintended pregnancy.
  • Assist the Malawi Education for Health and Wellbeing team in the design of project specific materials pertaining to management and finance issues in support of project implementation.
  • Support the preparation of funds allotment on donor funds received.

Long Description

Management of funds

  • Reconciliation of funds sent via designated Enterprise Resources Planning systems.
  • Disbursement of funds during meetings.
  • Timely narrative and financial reporting on funds disbursed from the Regional Office in line with UNESCO Financial Rules and Regulations.

COMPETENCIES (Core / Managerial)

Communication (C)
Accountability (C)
Innovation (C)
Knowledge sharing and continuous improvement (C)
Planning and organizing (C)
Results focus (C)
Teamwork (C)
Professionalism (C)

For detailed information, please consult the UNESCO Competency Framework.




  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in education, social sciences, public health, international development or related field.


Work Experience

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant professional experience in the field of education, adolescent sexual and reproductive health, including CSE, HIV and AIDS programming at national level.
  • Experience in administration and management of project offices with donor funding.
  • Experience in training, coordination and/or institutional and human capacity building.

Skills and Competencies

  • Good knowledge of the country context, with a particular focus on education and public health landscape.
  • Good knowledge and experience on HIV and AIDS.
  • Ability to manage budgets and report on implementation.
  • Good computer and other IT skills including excellent skills in MS office.



  • Excellent knowledge (written and spoken) of English.


UNESCO’s salaries consist of a basic salary and other benefits which may include if applicable: 30 days annual leave, family allowance, medical insurance, pension plan etc.

The approximate annual starting salary for this post is USD 18, 525.

For full information on benefits and entitlements, please consult our Guide to Staff Benefits.


Please note that all candidates must complete an on-line application and provide complete and accurate information. To apply, please visit the UNESCO careers website. No modifications can be made to the application submitted.

The evaluation of candidates is based on the criteria in the vacancy notice, and may include tests and/or assessments, as well as a competency-based interview.

UNESCO uses communication technologies such as video or teleconference, e-mail correspondence, etc. for the assessment and evaluation of candidates.

Please note that only selected candidates will be further contacted and candidates in the final selection step will be subject to reference checks based on the information provided.


UNESCO recalls that paramount consideration in the appointment of staff members shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, technical competence and integrity. UNESCO applies a zero-tolerance policy against all forms of harassment. UNESCO is committed to achieving and sustaining equitable and diverse geographical distribution, as well as gender parity among its staff members in all categories and at all grades. Furthermore, UNESCO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Candidates from non- and under-represented Member States (last update here) are particularly welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals from minority groups and indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the highest level of confidentiality. Worldwide mobility is required for staff members appointed to international posts.

UNESCO does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.