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General Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Are you a hands-on, friendly multi-tasker? And do you enjoy nature, peace and quiet? We are looking for you!

Ntchisi Forest Lodge sits on the foot of one of the last remaining indigenous rainforests in an isolated spot near Lilongwe, Malawi’s capital. You can relax whilst enjoying stunning mountain and lake views, experience the warm-hearted hospitality of a part of rural Malawi where tourists are still a rarity, and enjoy relaxing and walking in the beautiful scenery.

Ntchisi Forest Lodge in Malawi is looking for a host/general manager from May.
What are your tasks?
• Receive and accommodate guests, make them feel at home.
• Manage bookings, enquiries, feedback, etc.
• Manage part of the team and helping with all tasks.
• Administration, bookkeeping and reporting.
• Make sure facilities and grounds are properly maintained.
• Maintain forest trails in cooperation with community.
• Manage and stimulate the community projects that are undertaken by the lodge.
• Marketing and liaison: manage contact with tour operators, distributing posters and leaflets, etc.
• Shopping for the lodge in Lilongwe on a regular basis.
• Make sure all taxes and levies are paid regularly.
• Pick-up and drop-off guests if so required.
• And all other odd tasks that are involved in running a small Eco lodge: solar system maintenance, gardening, meetings with community, forestry, district officials, etc. etc.

What do we offer?
• We offer you the opportunity to stay in this gorgeous unspoiled and remote environment.
• An interesting benefits package (a small honorarium and Room and Board).
• A dynamic and challenging job.
• Lots of opportunities to bring-in new ideas.
• A great addition to your CV.
• An initial contract for one year.
• Regular on the job coaching and support, continuous distant support
• An adventure of a life time.

What kind of person are you?
• Basically you are a sheep with five legs.
• You are an excellent host and enjoy receiving and serving people and making them feel welcome.
• You have experience in the hospitality sector
• You are very honest and trustworthy.
• You don’t have a nine to five mentality
• You have a valid driving license.
• You don’t mind hard work and long days if the business requires it.
• You have a can do mentality and look for opportunities instead of difficulties
• You have an eye for hygiene and security
• You are self-motivated and can motivate others
• You enjoy networking and building relations.
• You speak fluent English and if you speak an additional language this is an asset.
• You are computer literate and write well.
• You have experience in (simple) book keeping.
• You are available from May 2017.
• If you have any of the following qualities they will be considered as assets: Prior experience in Africa, cooking, you are a handy-(wo)man, gardening, leading outdoor leisure activities, marketing experience.
• We prefer a couple over a single person due to all the tasks involved and qualities needed to run the lodge. Not saying that individuals may not respond.

If we see potential we will contact you and arrange for an interview.
Interviews will take place in week of 13th March.
Please note that we can only respond to shortlisted candidates. 
Acquisition on this position is not accepted.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. The employer will do the recruitment process himself. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but we don’t have any influence on this concerning this job.

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Expiring: Apr 09, 2017
Commercial Manager , Malawi

Do you want to put your know-how and skills to use where they are needed? Do you want to work abroad and experience different cultures? Then the Centre for International Migration and Development (CIM) is your ideal partner for finding a responsible position in the field of development policy. We place highly qualified staff with employers in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Europe.
Support the Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa in Lilongwe, Malawi, as a

Commercial Manager in the Trade Facilitation Department

We are looking for you:
The Agricultural Commodity Exchange for Africa (ACE) needs your expertise to develop its operational business division. ACE was founded 10 years ago with the aim of enabling smallholder farmers and agri-cultural producers in rural areas to participate in the economic development of the country. The Trade Fa-cilitation Department has 30 employees working on warehouse management, logistics, the processing of trading activities and the management of financing facilities, and reports directly to the ACE manage-ment. In this context, it has already been possible to establish services such as the Warehouse Receipt System, ACE Trade Platform and Market Information System . The aim is to continue to develop ACE revenue streams and grow the trade volume currently at about USD 20 million by commercialising the provision of trade and financial services and to make ACE independent of financial resources from de-velopment cooperation.

Your tasks will involve:
• Responsibility for management of the Trade Facilitation Department, including developing a business model and medium-term strategy for the department
• Implementing strategic planning in the department, in particular in the field of trade facilitation, by bringing a commercial angle to a development-oriented organisation
• Improving cooperation within the organisation and building capacity within the department
• Develop trade facilitation and commodity finance management structures and services.

Your profile:
• University degree in business administration or economics with a focus on trade, finance or a compa-rable subject that enables you to perform the tasks
• Several years of experience in international trade, specifically in relation to commodity exchanges and commodity or agricultural trade/finance
• Several years of management experience with power of attorney or proxy
• Experience in organisational development and in the development of service portfolios
• Fluent business English

What we offer:
• A varied and interesting job with a high level of responsibility in an international environment
• The opportunity to work with other organisations in the field of development cooperation
• A preparatory course ahead of your assignment abroad
• A local employment contract as an integrated expert for an initial period of two years, with an option to extend
• Attractive monthly subsidies and social security benefits in addition to your local salary

O n e p e r s o n c a n m a k e a d i f f e r e n c e
Please submit your application using our online portal at Here you will find more information on what we do and what we have to offer. If you have any questions, you can contact:

Dominik Schell
Tel.: ++49-(0)6196-7935-70
Expiry date: August 26th 2016

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Expiring: Sep 29, 2016
City Lodge Manager , Malawi

Company profile:
This lodge is a stylish contemporary lodge from a unique blend of African designs, furniture, fabrics and personal collectables. The guest lodge has 10 varied collection of rooms, all en suite, and a restaurant for residents to dine. Each room is named after an African country, style or culture and decorated in that particular style. Tourists, business persons and transit visitors come to appreciate the tasteful and comfortable accommodation, warm hospitality and excellent collection of African arts and crafts

Job description:
- The Manager is end responsible for the lodge. He / she will be living on the premises and is first point of contact for the guests. The manager has main responsibilities:
- Deliver excellent customer service at all times, ensuring guests comfort and safety
- Deal with all enquires in a professional and courteous manner, in person, on the telephone or via e-mail
- Deal with customer complaints in a professional manner
- Manage and maintain the administration of all reservations, cancellations and no-shows in line with the company policy
- Prepare a weekly dinner menu together with the Kitchen staff. Train and monitor the kitchen staff about food , drinks and nutrition, serving standards and kitchen hygiene.
- Financial tasks, Income versus expenses, Food costing, monitoring bank accounts.
- Entertaining and hosting, reception, restaurant and the bar are main areas of attention.
- Also managing approximately 13 staff of gardeners, builders, receptionist, bar staff, cooks and cleaners is a continues task. Every day is different and the manager is challenged with another challenge every day.

Main thing is to keep the customers satisfied whilst running all other work at the same time. A challenging job!


- Language: English and preferable other languages
- Experience: Hospitality, tourism, leadership skills, people manager
- Affinity with Food and willing to work together with the cooks to improve their knowledge of food and recipes.
- Others: Driver’s license

Somebody that want to work in a different environment with a lot of patience - good communication skills – authority – a lot of energy and willing to make long days.

Terms of employment:
- First 3 months USD 200 plus accommodation
- After 3 months USD1000 plus accommodation
- 6 day workweek, 1 day off

Expiring: May 06, 2016
Inventory & Purchasing Manager , Malawi

Our client, active in technical installations across Sub-Sahara Africa, is looking for an Inventory & Purchasing Manager to be based at their location in Malawi.

We are looking for a result driven Inventory & Purchasing Manager, who is responsible for overall Store management, Dispatching, Inventory & Purchasing processes, as well as for fleet, spare parts, and training.

• Ability to read and understand Bill of Material;
• To implement, operate and maintain online procurement system and stock management system
• Supplier liaising to get best rates
• Inventory management: cleaning up slow moving stock, maintain good inventory levels
• Work with parties to resolve issues such as minimizing stock returns by developing, implementing and improving operational procedures
• Effectively handle Purchase Order and Stock Management Queries
• Compile weekly and monthly reports for Management
• Liaise with staff members regarding various stock requirements
• Monitor stock levels and place orders as needed

• Bcom in Business Administration, Finance, Supply chain management or similar
• Experience in implementation, operation and maintaining online procurement and stock management systems
• Solid knowledge of data analysis, inventory management software, and forecasting techniques.
• 5-7 years’ experience in a similar role
• Strong communication skills – Excellent command of the English language
• Leadership comes natural to you
• Excellent skills in MS Office
• Strong (project) management and interpersonal skills

Expiring: Sep 14, 2021
Hotel Manager in Malawi , Malawi

Hotel Manager responsibilities include:
• Proven experience as Hotel Manager or relevant role
• Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus
• Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines

Job brief
We are looking for an experienced Hotel Manager to oversee the daily operations of our hotel as well as provide strategic direction. You will plan and supervise the activities of an extensive and diverse workforce to ensure the smooth and profitable running of business.
It is important for the hotel manager to be involved in all aspects of the hotel operations. You will be just as responsible for dealing with complaints as for strategizing and preparing reports. You will be a key person of reference for employees and clients as well as external vendors.
The hotel manager must be able to guide the employees to work as a well-functioning team. Therefore, the ideal candidate will be a team player and an effective leader, able to set examples and foster a climate of cooperation.
The goal is to enhance customer dedication and expand our clientele by strengthening our hotel’s reputation.

• Supervise work at all levels (receptionists, kitchen staff, maids, office employees etc.) and set clear objectives
• Plan activities and allocate responsibilities to achieve the most efficient operating model
• Manage budgets/expenses, analyze and interpret financial information and monitor sales and profits
• Develop and implement an intuitive and efficient marketing strategy to promote the hotel’s services
• Communicate with customers when appropriate (welcome them in the facilities, address their complaints, find solutions to problems, offer information etc.)
• Deal with maintenance issues, shortages in staff or equipment, renovations etc.
• Collaborate with external parties such as suppliers, travel agencies, event/conference planners etc.
• Inspect facilities regularly and enforce strict compliance with health and safety standards

• Proven experience as Hotel Manager or relevant role
• Fluency in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus
• Understanding of all hotel management best practices and relevant laws and guidelines
• Working knowledge of MS Office; knowledge of hotel management software (PMS) is an advantage
• Excellent customer service skills as well as a business mindset
• Demonstrable aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
• Reliable with an ability to multi-task and work well under pressure
• Outstanding leadership skills and a great attention to detail
• Degree in Business Administration, Hotel/Hospitality Management or relevant field

Are you interested in becoming a Hotel Manager in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jun 06, 2021
Strategic Information Advisor in Malawi , Malawi


FELLOWSHIP TITLE: Strategic Information Advisor

HOST ORGANIZATION: Health, Population, and Nutrition Office, United States Agency for International Development

LOCATION: Lilongwe, Malawi

POSITION LEVEL: Mid- Career Advisor


TRAVEL: 10% estimated travel


Sustaining Technical and Analytic Resources (STAR) is a project of the Public Health Institute (PHI) supported by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Global Health (GH) Bureau. Its purpose is twofold: (1) Through individual fellowships, STAR will help strengthen the capacity of diverse American and low-and-middle-income country (LMIC) health professionals at all levels to make innovative contributions to global health (GH); and (2) STAR will create ground-breaking opportunities for both US and LMIC GH academic institutions and other groups, including professional associations, to create systems for open-access knowledge sharing, resulting in effective partnerships. STAR’s individual and institutional participants are contributing to the development of self-sustaining systems and tools that will produce global citizens with the full spectrum of relevant health competencies. STAR is managed by the Public Health Institute and implement in partnership with Johns Hopkins University (JHU), the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH).


The STAR Fellowship is a two-year global health and learning opportunity with:

Individualized, tailored support to enhance the fellow’s achievement personal and professional goals
Personalized learning plans and access to learning resources (courses, conferences, mentoring) based on fellow’s learning style and preferences.
Access to broad professional networks to enhance peer learning and knowledge sharing


In 2009, Malawi became the first country to sign the PEPFAR Partnership Framework that harmonizes U.S. Government and host country government HIV/AIDS programs. USAID uses PEPFAR resources to invest in systems strengthening; promote a broad range of HIV prevention, treatment, and care activities; and mitigate the social and economic impact of the disease.

USAID participates in national technical working groups where key programmatic and technical decisions are made. USAID also maintains a close working relationship with national and district governance structures by contributing to district implementation planning, strengthening financial accountability, encouraging supportive supervision and program reviews, and engaging in targeted capacity building interventions. The Strategic Information Advisor will be a member of the HIV/AIDS Team in the Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) office at USAID/Malawi. The HIV/AIDS team is comprised of 25 staff members with an approximate annual PEPFAR budget of $63 million/year managed by 25 implementing partners.

The Strategic Information Advisor (Advisor) will play a critical role in two areas that are key for achieving, measuring, and documenting progress towards HIV epidemic control: 1) provides technical leadership in the use of epidemiological and research data for decision making and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the USAID/PEPFAR portfolio, and 2) supports local partner transition through mentoring and advising M&E units in local partners, including key government ministries and other local institutions on building sustainable data collection and analysis systems. The Advisor will provide technical guidance to ensure that USAID's Implementing Partners (IPs) employ sound data management and analysis techniques to enable the US Government (USG) and the Government of Malawi (GOM) to effectively measure progress toward HIV epidemic control. The Advisor will apply data analysis and visualization techniques to enable the USG, GOM, IPs and other stakeholders to monitor progress and evaluate the impact and reach of USAID's work. The Advisor will also participate significantly in the process of target setting for USAID IPs during the Country Operational Plan (COP) development process. As a member of the USAID/Malawi HIV/AIDS team, they will participate in technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings with the GOM, interagency, other donors, civil society, the private sector, and other stakeholders.

Reporting structure:
The Advisor will be based at USAID/Malawi and will work closely with the HIV/AIDS Team, receiving technical direction from the HIV/AIDS Team Leader, who will serve as their Onsite Manager.

Essential Duties and Outcomes:
A standardized M&E system and process for documentation of progress toward achieving goals and objectives established across all USAID PEPFAR IPs:

Provide technical advice to support all USAID IPs to deploy strong M&E systems that enable a standardized documentation of progress toward achieving goals and objectives.
Assist in planning, designing, and managing the SI and data visualization components of the annual PEPFAR COP and quarterly PEPFAR interagency data review calls.
Generate program results reports for the USAID team as per agency and PEPFAR schedules (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annual, and annual).

State-of-the-art data analysis and visualization techniques developed and employed to guide the USAID HIV/AIDS team in activity adjustments and partner management, and teams trained on the use of data visualization systems and software:

Provide technical advice to ensure rigorous performance management in all USAID/PEPFAR funded activities, starting from target setting through results reporting, data analysis, and data use.
Provide technical advice to ensure USAID IPs deploy strong M&E systems that enable a standardized documentation of progress toward achieving goals and objectives.
Advise on SI and HIV/AIDS epidemiology issues at technical, policy, and strategic planning meetings.

USAID/PEPFAR's local partners trained on PEPFAR Data systems (DATIM) and standard MEL Plans are developed:
Spearhead capacity strengthening of new local partners in improving their M&E systems, including developing comprehensive Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plans (MEL) describing results framework, data collection and analysis, indicator narratives, and performance measures.
Play a key role in managing the PEPFAR data system (Data for Accountability, Transparency, and Impact / DATIM), generating reports and analysis for USAID activity managers and senior PEPFAR leadership.
Lead in the design, implementation, and development of new processes in information management as they relate to PEPFAR and GOM results reporting.

PEPFAR IPs trained and supported on Point of Care (POC) Electronic Medical Records and eMastercard use:
Plan, develop, and deliver training on the use of the two electronic patient tracking systems.
Develop support systems to ensure a high level of availability and use of the electronic patient data capturing systems.
In collaboration with the entities tasked with developing and deploying the systems, lead the effort to develop end-user trouble logging systems to minimize downtime and disruptions.

Anticipated learning outcomes: * Required 10% time

Demonstrate proficiency across the core global health competencies defined as development practice, cross cultural awareness, communication, capacity strengthening, ethics of public health, health equity, gender equality and global burden of disease that is necessary for persons practicing in global health.
Apply Strategic Information and HIV/AIDS knowledge to strengthen program.
Apply and distinguish international standards within technical/content area to support programming.
Cultivate leadership skills based on the STAR GH mentorship curriculum to effectively facilitate capacity building and knowledge sharing activities amongst staff and peers.
Expand access to knowledge and resources through networking and collaborative practice within global health.


Minimum 7 years of relevant experience in data analysis, health information systems, Electronic Medical Records, epidemiology, management of strategic information, using advanced monitoring and evaluation systems, oversight and/or implementation of activity evaluations with a master’s degree or a minimum 9 years of relevant experience with a bachelor’s degree.
Three to five years of progressively responsible experience in health/HIV-AIDS programs is required.
Knowledge of epidemiologic methods and biostatistics, health information systems, GIS project management, research methodologies, and HIV/AIDS epidemiology and current strategies for treatment, care, and prevention.
Advanced knowledge of data collection, utilization, and validation systems.
Ability to present and communicate technical information, analyses, and recommendations in clear written and oral formats.
Expertise with computer-based data management software and/or programs, including Microsoft data base packages and statistical software packages such as Tableau, STATA, SPSS and EpiInfo.
Ability to operate independently with limited direct supervision of day-to-day activities is required.
Open to US Citizens or US Permanent Residents, or Third Country Nationals.

Additional skills (preferred)

Experience working with PEPFAR and U.S. government programming is desirable.

All applicants are required to apply for this position through STAR’s online recruitment system at, which allows you to store your CV/resume and separate cover letter describing your qualifications and experience, interest and familiarity with issues relating to this position, and how this position relates to your career goals is required for each application. All online applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

Are you interested in becoming a Strategic Information Advisor in Malawi? Apply now at the top or bottom of our page.

Note: This is a job advertisement, applications will be forwarded to the employer for selection. JobnetAfrica believes all applicants should get feedback, good or bad, but are not further involved in the recruitment for this particular vacancy.

Expiring: Jul 20, 2020

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