Malawi Country Manager

Lilongwe, Malawi
Programs
Full-time
Position Overview:

The Malawi Country Manager is responsible for providing dedicated support to our fellows, alumni and partner organizations in Malawi as well as managing Country staff based in Malawi. The Country Manager oversees all fellow and alumni leadership programming, including the coordination of a number of local, regional and organization-wide training events. The Malawi Country Manager is also responsible for the day-to-day management of the Malawi office, including fiscal oversight, facilities management and other administrative responsibilities. The position reports to the Senior Director of Programs and indirectly reports to the Senior Vice President of Operations, both of whom are both based out of GHC’s New York office. This position requires exceptional passion for our work and the ability to thrive in a dynamic, start-up work environment. 

Global Health Corps:

Global Health Corps (GHC) is building a new generation of global health leadership. We believe that solving the world’s most pressing global health challenges requires better and more connected leaders who are able to work across traditional boundaries like geography, sector, and issue area to engineer stronger global health systems. We need more than clinicians and providers; we need management consultants, engineers, artists, and architects. We need new leadership voices and new perspectives, especially those representing the populations most often left out and unheard.

GHC competitively recruits and selects emerging leaders from around the world who represent a wide range of skillsets and areas of expertise, all of which are critical to rebuilding and strengthening health systems. GHC is developing a cadre of health equity leaders through a unique leadership development program that utilizes experiential and formal learning methods.

Through a one-year fellowship program, fellows address a wide-range of health issues with high-impact grassroots organizations, NGOs, and ministries of health in Rwanda, Malawi, Uganda, Zambia, and the United States. Fellowship positions are demand-driven, ensuring that our fellows fill real-time health systems gaps and serve to amplify the great work already in progress. Placement organizations benefit from the skills and energy of fellows, as well as the support of GHC.  We are building a network of young changemakers who share the common belief that health is a human right. 

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Responsibilities

Fellow Programming and Support

    • Manage regional-specific efforts to recruit and select future fellows from the region, including in-country interview coordination.
    • Support on-boarding of all new fellows in both the programmatic and logistical preparations for the orientation training, including facilitation of effective pre -arrival communications with their respective organizations before the orientation training.
    • Prepare fellow supervisors to work with and manage fellows effectively through the organization of the in country supervisors’ workshop and regular communications
    • Conduct regular check-ins with fellows, offering supportive accompaniment through professional and personal development during the fellowship year.
    • Oversee country-based activities and events for fellows, including quarterly workshops, attendance at a mid-year retreat, and local events and opportunities to foster community building and leadership development.
    • Oversee the coordination of travel and safety & security logistics throughout the year.
    • Lead staff in securing housing accommodations, temporary and permanent, for fellows.

Placement Organization Relationship Management

    • Lead networking and recruiting efforts with potential new placement organizations in the country.
    • Work with GHC colleagues to annually select the portfolio of placement organizations.
    • Collaborate with GHC staff to develop strategic partners in curriculum design, advising, advocacy and general programming.
    • Work with new and existing placement organizations to develop fellow position descriptions, negotiate contracts, and make logistical preparations for hosting fellows.
    • Communicate with placement organization supervisors /staff contacts regularly during fellowship year, including site visits, formal evaluations, selection process support,etc.

Alumni Programming

    • Oversee Malawi GHC alumni engagement strategies and programming that builds upon fellowship leadership curricula.
    • Support Country staff in organizing professional development and networking events for alumni in the region and offer professional and personal support as needed.

Overall Programmatic and Operations Support

    • Ensure that the office operates in compliance with all relevant laws and regulations, ranging from maintaining NGO status to filings with local revenue authorities.
    • Oversee development of and adherence to the annual team budget.
    • Serve as a GHC representative at events and with key influencers such as the U.S. Embassy.
    • Support members of the GHC team as needed on operational or programmatic projects.

Qualifications

    • 8+ years work experience, preferably in non-profit or social sector
    • Strong project manager; comfort with delivering high-quality work products on time under frequent, tight timelines
    • Partnership building and management experience
    • Experience with event planning and/or program logistics management
    • Prior supervisory experience
    • Coaching, guidance, mentoring, or leadership development experience preferred
    • Experience and comfort with budget creation and management
    • Experience working cross-culturally
    • Experience in training facilitation a plus, though not required
    • Familiarity with or aptitude with technology such as Dropbox, Google, Skype
    • Travel up to 30% of the time, including in-country, regional and international trips
GHC EMBRACES AND VALUES DIVERSE SKILLSETS AND BACKGROUNDS
We are a community of leaders who are proud to represent many different national, racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender, and other identities. We represent varied professional backgrounds, collaborating across fields and sectors to form a powerful, close-knit network of changemakers. Our diversity as a community is our strength, driving our ability to be empathetic, visionary, and effective leaders in the health equity movement, and engage with the world with dignity and respect.

Due to the high volume of applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Thanks for applying!