Sunday, 28 October 2012

help2kids Aid Project Manager Job Vacancy in Malawi

Description help2kids is looking for a motivated Project Manager to help manage our projects in Malawi. Gain great experience working in a management position with a small Swiss NGO! We work with a local primary school in our village of Lifuwu next to Lake of Malawi where about 700 kids attending the lessons. We also support the local nursery school and start up several sport projects with the kids next to the beach.
help2kids is a young, dynamic organization located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania’s largest city, which is situated on the Indian Ocean and in Lifuwu on Lake Malawi in Malawi. We help orphans by providing food, shelter, and lots of love at our children’s home. We help the community by bringing English and computers into the classrooms of local schools. We promote sustainable development and socially responsible tourism by feeding the profits from our two guest houses in Tanzania and Malawi back into our projects.

Please visit and www.friendlygecko.comfor more information about us.


  • Coordinate all volunteer pre-arrival and post-arrival administration, including answering volunteer inquiries, updating volunteer platforms, following a step-by-step volunteer intake process, sending invoices, confirming airport pick-up, sending volunteer certificates, surveys, requests for sponsorship, etc. for Malawi
  • Post Facebook updates and write bi-monthly blog for our help2kids Malawi website/blog
  • Responsible for help2kids administrative work
  • Work closely with staff and help2kids Field Manager in Tanzania and Guesthouse Manager in Malawi to ensure adherence to schedule, cleanliness, and rules
  • Work closely with Field Manager and volunteers to create volunteer schedules, field trips, theme weeks, etc.
  • Managing, visiting and supervising current help2kids projects and be responsible for the budget and accounting in Malawi
  • Dealing with local project partners, Volunteers and staff
  • Weekly reporting’s to the field Manager and Swiss head office


  • Salary per month USD 300
  • Free housing and food at the Guesthouse
  • Laundry and room cleaning service


The ideal candidate should:
  • Be fluent in English (Additional languages - German, and / or French - preferred)
  • Have exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills, outgoing & team building skills
  • Diversity awareness
  • Passion for children and youth
  • Flexible, problem solving, multitasking
  • Eager to learn
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office software
  • Work well under minimal supervision and be self-motivated
  • Work well with team of local staff, foreign staff and international volunteers
  • Be willing to live on-site at the Friendly Gecko Guesthouse
  • Commit for at least one year
  • Integrity & Adaptability
Previous development experience preferred. Previous experience living in Africa preferred. Driver’s license and willingness to drive organization’s car preferred.

How to apply

Please send your CV and a short motivational letter to We are looking forward to your application!

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