Gender and Communications Officer

The Opportunity


Save the Children with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi, will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District. SCI with support from the Embassy of Ireland in Malawi will be implementing Pathways for Strengthened Resilience and Graduation among Social Cash Transfer Programme Beneficiaries in Ntcheu District

The Gender and Communication Officer will be responsible for gender integration, media communication, advocacy and documentation.  S/he will work will report to the Project Manager but work closely with national level staff to ensure that gender equity principles are incorporated into all policies and activities. S/he will plan, implement and follow up on gender-related activities and provide support to counterpart staff, partners and grantees on mainstreaming gender in their programs and activities, including design and implementation of training on gender-related topics.

S/he role will support the P4R team in delivering vital internal and external information and communication products in that enable excellent communications activities for Save the Children. The post-holder will be support the delivery of a comprehensive media and communications plan, ensuring smooth flow of information, good relations with visiting donors and the media (including social media), and high-quality case studies to showcase Save the Children’s work. Additionally, the Officer will work closely with the programmes teams to ensure that external messaging, branding and image is consistent.


In order to be successful you will bring/have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Gender studies, Media for development, Journalism, Social Sciences or related field. Those with Master degree will have an added advantage.

  • At least 3 years of relevant experience doing social behaviour change communication work in gender related projects

  • Good reporting and writing skills is a must

  • Good computer skills is required

  • Fluency in both English and Chichewa (spoken and written) is required

  • Strong facilitation skills and overall interpersonal skills

  • Experience with disaster risk reduction programming

  • Experience creating engaging communications materials showcasing changes in gender equality

  • Commitment to Save the Children values and Child Safeguarding

  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles

  • Qualification in Media for Development, Journalism, development studies, or other relevant discipline

  • Substantial experience of working and living in Malawi, ideally with professional experience in Malawi

  • Demonstrable understanding of gender equality programming or Social Behaviour Change communication.

  • Experience implementing gender transformative activities

  • Ability to produce media products: videos, newsletters, and maintaining social media platform such Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

  • Ability to coach and mentor multi-sectoral partners

  • Humanitarian context experience highly preferred.

  • Motor cycle riding experience with a valid riding licence.

  • Self-starter


We offer a competitive package in the context of the sector. This role is offered on the basis of national terms and conditions only.



The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard. 


We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated


We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children.  We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your current remuneration and salary expectations.  A copy of the full role profile can be found at


We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.


All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.


Job description:

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Date advertised: 29 Nov 2019

Closing date: 12 Dec 2019 - 23:59 CAT

Location: Lilongwe, Malawi

Department: Communications and Media

Type: Fixed-term contract

Schedule: Full-time

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