Forum for AIDS Counselling and Training (FACT) is pleased to announce that it has received a grant that will fund a one year project undertaken with the financial support of Grand Challenges Canada and the Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada (GAC). The project is titled “Let Girls Shine: A Reusable Sanitary Pad Initiative”

This project will train 3,000 girls on how to make reusable sanitary pads and 600 girls on how to create products from locally available materials that can be sold for profit in districts of Lilongwe and Blantyre from 1st November, 2019 to 1st November, 2020. To train these girls, FACT will recruit 20 volunteers.

According to a study in 2017 by the national statistics office, 50.1% of Malawians live below the poverty line and 25% live in extreme poverty. 80% of Malawians are also found in the rural areas. Girls from such poor families and rural areas cannot afford sanitary pads from shops as such they are forced to use rags or newspapers during menstruation. Our project is empowering girls by training them to make their own reusable sanitary pads from locally available materials. This project is also empowering girls economically by training them to create products from locally available materials which they can sale to fund some of their school needs.

Following this, we would like to announce the following vacancies;

  1. Job Title: Assistant Accountant

Location: Blantyre

Reports to: Accountant

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Assisting in preparing financial statements
  • Prepare financial status and analysis reports
  • Provide financial information for analysis and auditing when needed
  • Prepare management reports related to accounts payable and receivables
  • Perform account reconciliations
  • Prepare tax statements in line with tax laws and regulations of the Malawi government

Qualifications and Skills

  • A minimum of a Diploma in Accounting. Degree holders will have an added advantage
  • Great computer skills with good knowledge of excel
  • A minimum of 1year experience working in a similar job
  • Knowledge in financial management
  • Experience in managing donor funds
  1. Job title: Girl Volunteers

Location: Blantyre and Lilongwe

Posts available: 20

We are looking for young girls between the ages of 18-21 who would be interested in working as volunteers. They will be trained in making reusable sanitary pads and be responsible for training other girls on the same in order to promote menstrual health hygiene, 10 shall be based in Lilongwe, and the other 10 in Blantyre.

If you are passionate about promoting the menstrual health and hygiene of fellow young women, you are strongly encouraged to apply. Minimum of an MSCE Qualification is required. To apply, send a motivational letter explaining your passion for girl’s reproductive health and why you are the best candidate for this post.

  1. Job Title: Menstrual Health Coordinator

Location: Blantyre

Reports to: Project Manager

Responsibilities and Duties.

  1. Strong interest and passion in young people’s sexual reproductive health.
  2. Plan, organize and supervise the process of making reusable sanitary pads, including training the volunteers on how to make reusable sanitary pads.
  3. Facilitating and conducting education talk on menstrual hygiene management
  4. Supervise the procurement of materials needed to make reusable sanitary pads
  5. Writing of concise, grammatically correct progress reports.
  6. Organizing training activity areas, to make sure that are clean and safe.
  7. And any other duties assigned to from time to time

Qualifications and Skills

  1. A minimum of Diploma in Public Health, Community Health development, and any other related field. Degree holders will have an added advantage
  2. Knowledge and experience of menstrual hygiene management, and experience on how to make reusable sanitary pads.
  3. Have experience of working with young adolescent girls, especially those from the rural areas
  4. Passionate about community work and empowering young people
  5. Good communication skills, and fluent in Chichewa
  6. Ability to work effectively in a team and collaborative environment
  7. Strong computer skills will be desirable
  1. Job title: Project officer

Location: Lilongwe

Reports to: Project Manager

Responsibilities and Duties

The project officer will be responsible for

  1. Planning and developing weekly activities
  2. Develop and manage budget for each project activity
  3. Supervising the volunteers during training with the young people
  4. Working with the volunteers in selecting schools.
  5. Organizing materials and making necessary communications
  6. Represent the organization at every meeting in Lilongwe
  7. Maintain project calendar and milestones
  8. Thoroughly examine project progress and develop reports periodically
  9. Any other duties assigned from time to time

Qualifications and Skills

  1. A minimum of a Diploma in Management, Administration and any other related field.
  2. Experience in project management
  3. Ability to manage to manage multiple tasks under pressure, trouble shoot, and to meet short and long term deadlines
  4. Demonstrated experience in budget and financial management
  5. Knowledge of project funding procedures and guidelines
  6. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

If interested, please send your applications addressed to the Project Manager via email only to mjuwayeyi@factmalawi.org and copy bchumbi@factmalawi.org . For more details, please contact +265 993 711 456 or +265 881 475 054. Deadline for receiving applications is 13th November, 2019 midnight.