Team Leader MACOF


About us

Christian Aid is a UK-based international development organization that insists the world can and must be swiftly changed to one where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty and inequality. We have an integrated approach to poverty eradication, working worldwide on humanitarian relief, long-term development, advocacy and campaigns to expose the scandal of poverty by challenging and changing systems and institutions that favour the rich and powerful over the poor and marginalized. Christian Aid works in some of the world’s poorest communities, supporting projects on the basis of need, not religion, ethnicity, gender or nationality.


About the role

Christian Aid is tendering for a high profile anti corruption UKaid funded 3.5 year contract in Malawi, MACOF. Total contract value is £3.9m (potential of £4.4m) which includes a £1.4m grant fund. This is an exciting opportunity to head up an innovative and transformational Malawi led programme.

The Team Leader is responsible for providing strategic leadership and delivery of results for the programme. You will be the programme representative both externally and  internally. You will ensure programme resources are allocated effectively and in a manner that makes maximum contribution to programme objectives and is compliant with the donor’s and Christian Aid’s requirements. You will lead a team of up to 8 people with technical input, and will ensure effective management and delivery of the programme and appropriate support for partners.

The contract will be a 3.5 year contract and will initially be awarded subject to successfully winning the work.

The objectives of the programme are to:

  • increase the risks for those engaging in corruption, by highlighting corrupt activity and publicly exposing corrupt individuals and corporations; and
  • reduce the opportunity to engage in corrupt activity, by improving compliance with and strengthening the anti-corruption architecture regulating the public and private sector.


Key outcomes include:

  • Successful programme/contract delivery and compliance, with impact delivered and demonstrated in line with agreed outcomes of the programme and contract.
  • Project delivered within budget and funds used for designated purposes
  • High quality donor reporting.
  • Staff recruited, inducted and managed to perform to a high standard and meeting their objectives.
  • Effective planning for sustainability of programme outcomes, delivery of shared learning and close-out of programme

You will be supported by the Malawi Country Director and Christian Aid’s Head of Service Contracts.


About you

You’ll have:

  • Proven leadership skills and, preferably, recent experience of leading an anticorruption programme, or relevant grant fund programme.
  • Experience of successful anti-corruption interventions and an ability to horizon scan for emerging opportunities to disrupt the status quo and ‘do things differently’ in the anti-corruption space.
  • Proven skills in governance and working politically to influence change, particularly related to anti-corruption.
  • Capacity, influence and personal integrity to convene stakeholders and coordinate with other development partner programmes to shape policy implementation.
  • An understanding of the Malawi political economy and access to relevant national networks.
  • Experience working closely with national and grass-roots civil society organisations and journalists in contexts comparable to Malawi.
  • Ability to oversee the measurement and communication of robust results and impact and hold their team and Opportunity Fund implementing partners accountable for good and timely performance, management of fiduciary risk, attention to VFM and continual learning and improvement.
  • A good understanding of Political Economy Analysis (PEA) ·
  • Significant experience working with donors such as FCDO, World Bank, UN ·
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Fluent English, spoken and written



This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference, looking to take on an exciting leadership challenge within Christian Aid and working in a hard-working, friendly, open team.


Further information

Application is by submission of a CV with supporting statement. Please ensure you address the competency requirements in your supporting statement. These can be found in the role profile. To apply please follow the link below.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based.

We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce. We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

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