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Health Manager

Mzuzu, Northern Region, Malawi
July 30, 2020

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P.O. Box 339, Mzuzu, Malawi Tel. (265) 099******* or (265) 088*******)


Nationality: Malawian.

Objective: A Management and Supervisory as well as Administrative position, which utilizes my Public Health training and Community Development Skills to implement Community Health Care and Social Programs in the impacted areas.

Relevant Experience:


JOB PURPOSE: To be responsible for the effective running of Oxfam Phalombe Office, implementation of the Cyclone IDAI community WASH Programme.


Community health programme – delivery and management

Ensure the smooth running of the office and programmes in Phalombe District according to agreed work plans and budgets. This includes work plan deliverables such as:

o Training of volunteers by appropriate resource people

o Home visits by volunteers and other field activities according to standard guidelines

o Linkages between the project and relevant services like VSLs, Orphan Care, including health services.

a.Referrals to services made by the project and follow-up with households in the community

b.Coordinate the implementation of WASH project activities to ensure they take place as planned and to an acceptable level of quality and standards.

c.Ensure the program complies with any requirements from donors or other requirements

d.Training programme – marketing and delivery

e.Develop and maintain contact with partner organizations that require first aid training or services and integrating HIV/ADIS in to WASH

f.Undertake marketing activities for first aid training and services, and support the involvement of other staff as required In collaboration with the Logistics and Procurement Officers:

g.Coordinate first aid trainers and their assignments

a.Ensure appropriate support is given to first aid trainers, and ensure that volunteers and staff involved in first aid are performing to a high standard

b.Manage all stages of delivery, and ensure timely and good quality training and services.

Volunteer recruitment, training, retention and management

Coordinate activities of Oxfam volunteers on the WASH project, provide support to them and carry out supervision.

Ensure teams of extension workers and volunteers are formed and functioning, and ensure that team leaders and other team members carry out appropriate responsibilities.

Ensure systems are in place for managing the work of HSAs, Masons and volunteers, such as

job descriptions, schedules, and reviews of volunteers’ activities and the quality of their work.

Planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning

1. Undertake activities following the programme’s system for monitoring, evaluation and learning

2. Ensure timely data collection, and ensure reports are completed and submitted on time

3. Support team leaders and other volunteers if appropriate to ensure they carry out their data collection and reporting duties, and undertake quality checks of the data and reports

4. Complete necessary reports on project progress, including variances in implementation and spending, and review with the Team Leader on a monthly basis or more often as required

5. Contribute to work plans and budgets in accordance with priorities of Oxfam Malawi and any external grant commitments

Partnerships and collaboration

1. Participate in the identification of partners and networking with key players on WASH interventions at District and National levels.

2. Working with civil protection committees to minimize issues of violence against women and girls

Technical oversight and input

Contribute to the organization’s overall efforts for achieving the desired quality and having

an impact on Water Sanitation and Hygiene through behavior change interventions. Including

designing and supporting but overseeing construction work on WASH facilities such as Boreholes fitted with solar pumps, pit latrine construction and hand washing infrastructures in Health facilities, Schools and communities.



1-Supporting the District Water Development Office to ensure efficient implementation of all WASH activities and the timely reporting of results at the district level.

2- Providing technical support to the District Water Development Office, Water Users Associations, Town and District Councils, Water Boards, and community-based organizations to increase water and sanitation service provision like boreholes, fitted with Afridev Pumps, Submersible and solar pumps including gravity fed schemes, within the district.

3- Developing and executing program activities that increase the demand and supply of priority WASH products and services including: improved sanitation facilities (latrines) through sanitation marketing; hand-washing with soap; as well as water storage, treatment, and supply at the district level.

4-Working with government, financial institutions, and WASH service providers to develop and improve tools for accessing WASH financing.

5-Engaging and fostering capacity of WASH stakeholders at district and community as well as school levels, particularly the Water Monitoring Assistants, to improve sustainability of WASH services through sensitization meetings and education clinics.

6-Integrating with other MSH activities like Malaria, TB Prevention, MNH, SRH and HIV/AIDS, with WASH activities including data collection, entry and analysis.

7- Build relationships and work in close collaboration with program partners at the national, district and community levels to promote inclusive and sustainable WASH policies and practices.

OXFAM MALAWI -WASH PROGRAMME COORDINATOR- July 2017 – 30th November; Short-term Contract

To develop an operational strategy and approach for the operational WASH programme.

Ensure good integration between the engineers and the hygiene promoters as well as with the Emergency Food Security Vulnerable Livelihood teams.

Coordinate activities of the WASH team with the Livelihoods team the cross cutting such as gender and protection including HIV and AIDS targeting communities including adolescent girls and young women.

To represent Oxfam to the WASH Cluster and to the Government where necessary.

To fully participate in coordination bodies, educate and influence thereby ensuring the quality of work is in place and avoid duplication of activities.

To support the WASH in programme areas with emergency, as well as the move to transitional activity implementation in schools and communities, while integrating them with other disease control programs at district level like HI/ADIS, Malaria and Tuberculosis.

To ensure that the quality of Oxfam's and the partners work is of a high a standard. To facilitate the exchange of WASH ideas between the various sites where Oxfam is working.

To coordinate (& standardise where appropriate) the WASH approaches in all the different area of operations like sanitation marketing.

To represent the technical WASH programme to donors, Government and UN actors.

Assist the Program Team Leaders, Logistics/Procurement team, Public Health Engineers and Public Health Promotion Officers with their equipment requests/needs so that all areas are kept well supplied with materials and equipment to conduct bore-hole new constructions and rehabilitations including articulated machinery, re-novation of gravity fed piped water schemes,

To coordinate with the Regional WASH Advisor to share examples of good practice, plan future programmes and strategies and produce new proposals and budgets.

In conjunction with the area WASH leads recruit WASH staff at all levels and deploy them where required.

To ensure all programming reflects Oxfam's gender and protection strategy.

Identify areas of improvement and coordinate, organise, plan and if necessary facilitate trainings and workshops to improve individual/team and programme quality.

Prepare regular WASH reports.


Contributing to the identification, design and development of the Annual Operational Plans in line with the Water For People—Malawi Country Strategy in Urban Peri-Urban and rural communities, targeting, men, women, youths and children under five years of age including people with disabilities, people infected and affected with HIV and AIDS well as displaced people and disadvantaged persons in schools clinics and communities.

Planning and working closely with partners including the Rumphi District Assembly to improve their effectiveness, project development skills, program quality and level of responsibility.

In conjunction with Rumphi District Assembly, partners and other stakeholders, carry out the design and construction of water systems or rehabilitation of existing systems as well as climate change strategies, to ensure a safe, reliable and sustainable water sources and also promote self- supply business promotion, for beneficiary communities, schools, clinics and in nutrition facilities as well, while mainstreaming gender, Malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS, Family planning and Occupational health including data collection, entry and analysis.

Assist the Rumphi District Assembly and other partners in management of contractors (e.g. drillers) providing specialist services to ensure timely and cost efficient completion of the work.

In conjunction with Rumphi District Assembly and other partners and local communities design and implement appropriate sustainable household and school sanitation systems (latrines, solid waste disposal systems, and permaculture and ecological sanitation) so as to promote safe- water and ensure sanitation as business and food security.

Liaise closely with the Country Coordinator and the Malawi Team throughout the planning, design and implementation stages of the Rumphi Water, Hygiene and Sanitation Program (RWHASP). Hygiene promotion is a vital element of the RWHASP and Global Sanitation Fund through Community Led Total Sanitation (CLTS) as well as School Led Total Sanitation (SLTS), but also research on modern and low cost technologies in WASH and governance as well as maintenance of existing water points.

Working with partners in WASH and integrating them with other health and nutrition programs like family planning, school health and primary health care identify and facilitate in meeting their needs in proposal development and capacity building.

Monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programs, supported by UNICEF, Charity Water, DFID and Global Sanitation Fund-GSF implemented in the northern region of Malawi.

Supporting Mzuzu University with funds on research on WASH facilities on low cost technology concept such as rope and washer pumps.

Supported Smart Center of Synod of Livingstonia to drill boreholes using a manual drilling method called percussion and mud drilling, a low cost technology.

Facilitated a borehole maintenance program of afridev pumps in Rumphi district by supporting and supervising the council and CCAP-Synod of Livingstonia (Smart Center). This was by instituting borehole banking and loan (Village Savings and Loans model)

Controlling allocated finances through budgeting and producing activity financial reports.

Report regularly, verbally and in writing to the Country Coordinator on monthly, quarterly and bi-annually but also contributing to producing an annual report.

Ensuring that minimum standards are maintained in the implementation of the project.


Designing and implementing millennium villages’ health projects based on schools and communities needs in relation to diseases such as malaria, TB, and other water borne diseases due to inadequate water and sanitation facilities with a focus on the affected by HIV/AIDS in schools, communities and CBCCs as well as managing voluntary counseling and testing- VCT- as well as PMTCT as well as OVC programs to achieve Millennium Development Goals now Sustainable Development Goals. Also supporting reproductive health targeting adolescent girls, and young women

Promotion of maternal and child health and nutrition, sexual and reproductive health including family planning, while mainstreaming gender aspect, in clinics, schools and communities in Zomba district.

Responsible for developing Action Plans with communities and stakeholders in relation with programmer areas of water and environmental sanitation (WASH) in the, cholera and HIV and AIDS affected communities using Right-Based approach as well as sponsorship program village and schools,

Liaising with government departments such as Health, Agriculture, Education and Irrigation and Water pertaining to Food security, nutrition, water and environmental sanitation- (PHC) as well as HIV/AIDS and gender mainstreaming within the District Assemblies with a special focus on school children.

Conducting baseline survey mid-term evaluations and reporting on project interventions to assess community needs and monitor progress for key results as well as addressing the identified needs in the health service delivery and improving HIS System at the DHO office.

Facilitating program development for Sponsorship Programs.

Monitoring and supervising overall work on silting and borehole construction and conducting trainings on community- based maintenance of the water points (CBM) using PHAST and PHASE approach.

Mobilizing communities to improve their traditional pit latrines by casting sanitation slabs and installation of vent pipes.

Preparing quarterly budgets to the Programme manager for quarterly activity plans.

Linking the Organization with Project Partners in relation to projects interventions both at National and District Assembly level.

Educate, and supervision of Nurses, Health Surveillance Assistants- H.S.A.s- including communities on maternal and child health services and disease surveillance and disease control, including TB and Malaria through Impregnated Treated Nets-ITN and Indoor Residual Spraying-IRS management in health Facilities, communities and tea Estates.

Program development and analysis of impact of the interventions for vulnerable people including women and children, through support to Community Based Organization - CBOs and Faith Based Organization –FBO.

Reporting to the Team Leader.


Under the Food Security and Nutrition, responsible for coordinating the water and environmental sanitation-WASH- sector. This was a relief and rehabilitation program targeting communities affected by floods.

Responsible for developing Action Plans with communities and stakeholders in relation with programme areas of water and sanitation in the flood, cholera and HIV and AIDS affected communities and cholera camps as well as sponsorship program villages and primary schools, based on the designed strategic plan.

Liaising with government departments Health and Irrigation and Water on matters pertaining to Food security, nutrition water and sanitation, coupled with gender activities, with in the District Assembly.

Monitoring and supervising overall work on siting and borehole construction and conducting trainings on community based maintenance of the water points.

Mobilizing communities to improve their traditional pit latrines by casting sanitation slabs and installation of vent pipes and construction of hand washing facilities.

Provide civic education on hygiene practices to communities and provide advocacy strategies to the council to include Wash activities in their funding allocations.

Preparing quarterly budgets to the Programme manager for quarterly activity plans.

Responsible for food and non- food item distribution in the flood affected areas in liaison with government departments.

Supporting program development for Sponsorship Program.

Linking the Organization with Project Partners and other stakeholders in planning to projects interventions- a sector- wide approach.

Providing guidance to the Country Representative through the Program Manager in strategic vision and technical matters. .

Reporting to the Programme manager and partners.

Program development and analysis for vulnerable people including and gender mainstreaming.


Worked as Program Development Manager, for CADECOM Mzuzu Diocese in Malawi. Responsible for designing and implementing developmental projects. These projects include, Food Security, and Supplementary Feeding; HIV/AIDS and Home Based Care for the infected and affected families including Youth groups; Food Security for the Vulnerable HIV and AIDS affected communities as well as Work-place program; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene- WASH-; Food Security and Nutrition; Project LISTEN, Emergency Relief and Development as well as Justice and peace activities.

The programs were gender oriented in their components aiming at sustainable development, through participatory training for transformation TFT and facilitation as well as community participation leading to self-reliance.

These programmes target the infected as well as affected people i.e. the chronically ill, the aged, widows as well as widowers, orphans (OVCs) and non-orphans (Children and youths) including Village Savings and Loans (VSL) Groups, and were implemented in all the five Districts in Northern part of Malawi, including Kasungu in the central Region. They are co- funded by CORD AID of the Netherlands, Caritas Australia and Catholic Relief Services.

Networking with government and non-governmental organizations has contributed to the success of these programs at all levels.

Main duties and responsibilities included the following;

In-charge of overall management of projects activities for CADECOM Mzuzu Diocese.

Designing and writing projects proposals based strategic plans for programme funding.

Facilitating fundraising for the organization, through Office IGAs, Church service collection and other strategies like big walks, to sustain the office,

Responsible for monitoring and evaluation of implemented projects for the Diocese.

Preparation of annual work plans and budgets for all programmes in the Organization for operations.

Responsible for establishment of donor base relationship with donor partners.

Facilitated co-ordination with other organizations implementing similar activities like Primary Health Care-PHC.

Project appraisals and monitoring of sub grants for Community Based Organizations (CBOs) in liaison with umbrella organizations.

Responsible for organization of Nutrition Rehabilitation units in addressing malnutrition, HIV/AIDS and Home-Based Care with special focus on voluntary counseling and testing- VCT.

Organized staff trainings for both internal and external as well internal for staff development.

Organizing exchange visits with other programme partner organizations for sharing of skills and knowledge particularly on gender related issues.

Preparing of Narrative and Financial reports to donors and partners and CADECOM Board.

ProjectS MANAGER: Africare Malawi: NKATA-Bay, Rumphi and CHITIPA DISTRICTS: August 1995 -February 1999 - DOWA and mchinji DISTRICT FROM January 2007-december 2008:

Worked for Africare as a Project Manager, on an Integrated Rural Water and Health Project in the northern region of Malawi. Later worked as Project Manager for WASH Program in Dowa and Mchinji District This project was funded by USAID. The three project areas were in Nkhata-Bay, Rumphi and Chitipa districts. This was a community based self-help project. Later worked as Project Manager for WASH Program in Dowa and Mchinji District, based in Lilongwe.

Supervised three site Engineers, three Field Health Coordinators, six Extension Workers, three Vonder Drillers, and three rural water Operators. Provided training and support to site staff. Managed community trainings for village committees such as those of water and health and nutrition, sanplat casters, operation and maintenance teams on self- help basis. Hence to provide the communities with gravity piped water system (Tap Water), to train people to cast sanplats for traditional pit- latrines, construction of reservoir water tanks, clinics, school blocks, dwelling/warehouses and hygiene education, urinals and hand washing facilities.

Trained communities using IEC materials on community based management concept (CBM). Here communities were exposed to Village level operation and maintenance VLOM skills on water points as well as prevention of waterborne and water related diseases.

Responsible for cholera control and prevention with Lilongwe DHO.

Collaborated with government sectors like Health, Community Development, Irrigation and Water, and other Private Sectors like Livingstonia Mission Hospital PHC team and networking in sector wide approach -SWAP.

Initiated WASH INERVENTIONS IN Dowa refugee camp, like construction of pit latrines and hand washing facilities.

During my contract with Africare, I was also responsible for managing NORAD/UNICEF -WES -Projects in Nkhata-Bay and Mzimba district on borehole construction using Vonder Rigs, sanplat construction and hygiene education.

Field Trainer / Supervisor: Project Hope: Thyolo and Mulanje Districts: June 1994 - February 1995:

Worked on a Child Survival Program in Coffee and Tea Estates funded by USAID. Responsible for training and supervising 17 Health Surveillance Assistants (H.S.A.s) and 120 Compound Volunteers. Implemented, monitored and evaluated project activities like Growth monitoring of the under five children, Family Planning as well as sexual reproductive health, Nutrition Education, Immunization Sessions, Water and Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) and control of Communicable diseases like Malaria using treated bed nets.

I was also responsible for organizing follow-ups for Aids cases, counseling as well as awareness education to peer groups while mainstreaming gender issues. Responsible for conducting gender related trainings to field staff.

Training SUPERVISOR: International Rescue COMMITTEE: MAY, 1992 - APRIL, 1994:

Served as a Training Supervisor in Malawi and Mozambican refugee impact areas in Ntcheu District. In Mozambican impact areas, trained 80 Primary School Teachers, 110 Community Health Workers and 50 Local Leaders on messages in Prevention and Control of Aids, Personal Hygiene, Water and Sanitation, Health Education and Nutrition Education and Control of Communicable Diseases using PHC approach.

In Malawi Communities, trained 20 H. S. A .s and 10 Village Health Committees on promotion of Water and Sanitation. Responsible for identifying and training drama groups to support Health Education. Responsible for administering food distribution in refugee camps.

Organizing Malawian and Mozambican school competitions as a strategy to strengthen health education in bid to prevent HIV/AIDS and other communicable diseases.

Organized and implemented Income Generating activities in the refugee camps like vegetable growing and poultry.

Health Programs Supervisor: Adventist Development and Relief Agency

(A. D. R. A) MALAWI -June, 1990 - April, 1992:

Supervised Child Survival Program in Nsanje District. Organized training for 14 H.S. A.s, 200 Village Health Volunteers and 16 Village Health Committees using the Ministry of Health training curriculum. Collaborated with International Eye Foundation (I. E. F.) on the prevention of Exophthalmia, a Vitamin A Program. Supervised H.S.A.s, health activities like Growth Monitoring, Health Education in communicable diseases including HIV and AIDS prevention, Treatment of minor ailments, Family and sexual reproductive, Growth monitoring and Immunization including Nutrition Campaigns as well as Water and Sanitation Promotion. This project targeted the Malawian communities and Mozambican refugees in Chikhwawa and Nsanje.

Environmental Health Officer: Ministry of Health: Kasungu District: November 1987 - May 1990:

Responsible for implementing Primary Health Care activities. Supervised 5 Health Assistants, 10 H.S.A.s and 20 Village Health Committees.

Trained 30 Local Leaders on P.H.C. Concept Conducted Health Education and Sanitation Promotion activities (H. E. S. P), Aids Epidemiology and awareness, Family Planning and Nutrition, using PRA techniques and CBM component. Liaised with other sectors to such as Save the Children (U.S.A.) and Community Development to facilitate multi - sectoral approach in implementing health programs in communities, schools, clinics, and National parks.

On Nutrition Component, I was responsible for supervising and monitoring activities in child feeding centers and procurement of food supplements.


Diploma in Public Health,

University of Malawi, the Polytechnic, Blantyre, Malawi, -

29th July 1987.

Master in Public Health - Black Belt- March 2008

Offered by MIDEGO Global partnership – Virtual Learning Center – Online studies supported

By Africare Washington

Certificate in AIDS Epidemiology.

Offered by Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the Ministry of Health. August


Certificate in Training of Trainers Certificate (TOT).

Offered by Project Officers Entrepreneurs Training (P.O.E.T) – October 1992

Certificate in Project Management.

Offered by Christian Service Committee. – August 2000

Certificate in Strategic Management and Governance.-

Offered by Concern Universal. - November 1999

Child Spacing and Family Planning Certificate of attendance.

Offered by Banjo La Mtsogolo (a man to man Program) November 1992

Project Development and Management Certificate of attendance.

Obtained at Staff Development Institute in Mpemba July 1999

Certificate of recognition in IRS- Malaria prevention.

Offered by the ICON ACADAMY - Syngenta – October 2009

Other Skills:

Research Skills.

Acquired from Population Service International (P.S.I.) on knowledge, attitude, behavior and practice (K. A. B. P.) Surveys.

Project design implementation and evaluation skills.

Acquired from International Eye Foundation and Adventist Development and Relief Agency and the Polytechnic

Computer Skills.

Microsoft word, Excel and power-point, EPI info SPSS and internet.

Base-line surveys.

Proposed and implemented one for Africare for the Northern Integrated Rural

Water and Health Project, in 1995 Nkhata-Bay, Rumphi and Chitipa District.

Proposed and implemented one for GTZ Boarder Zone Project in Mzimba, Rumphi and Karonga districts, in 1998.

Proposed and implemented two for CADECOM Mzuzu and Dedza Diocese.

Proposed and implemented one with Save the Children in 2006 in Mangochi District.

Proposed and implemented one with Africare in 2007 in Dowa and Mchinji District.

Consultancy: CHINT- Mzuzu- Jan. 2019 –Feb. 2019- Safety Health /Gender and Social welfare management in the following areas

Child Labor & Trafficking in Persons

Sexual Harassment and Gender Based Violence

Workers’ Rights


Economic Opportunities for Project Affected Communities

Community and Social Relations

Social and Gender Activities

Driver’s License.

Class EB & A

Leadership Experience:

-Young Christian Service (YCS) Chairman at Mtendere Secondary School 1983-84.

-Member of Public Health Society at Malawi Polytechnic.


1. Casterns Murume, Tel. (265) 099*******

National CADECOM Secretary,


P.O. Box 543,

Mzuzu, Malawi. E-mail: or

2. Mr. Dilly Mwenda, Tel. (265) 099*******

Team Leader WASH,



Malawi. E-mail:

3. Mr. Albert Bwinga, Tel. (265) 099*******

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