CRECCOM is a local Non-Governmental Organization that is involved in social empowerment and community mobilization on a variety of social issues in line with its vision and strategic plan which isto build self-resilient citizens responsive to the ever-changing world for the betterment of their welfare.

CRECCOM in partnership with Chemonics International is implementing aUSAID-funded activity called Next Generation Early Grade Reading Activity (NextGen) in all districts in Malawi. The Activity will solidify and build on the contributions made to date as part of the implementation of Malawi’s National Reading Program (NRP) towards improving the delivery of high-quality early primary reading instruction in all Malawian primary schools.

USAID/Malawi expects that, by the conclusion of the NextGen activity, all levels of Malawi’s Ministry of Education (MoE) will be self-sufficient in providing high-quality reading instruction in Chichewa and English to all Grade 1 and Grade 2 students, irrespective of home language, Socio-Economic Status (SES), gender, disability status, or other potentially marginalizing factor. USAID/Malawi also expects that through the activity, at least 30% of Malawian 2nd-grade children will demonstrate grade-level reading proficiency in Chichewa by 2026 as defined by the Global Proficiency Framework; and that at least 30% of NextGen’s beneficiaries will also demonstrate measurable improvements in English oral expression and in the essential sub-skills of reading in English by the end of the Activity. For students whose main means of expression is through sign language, requirements would be measured through sign-language-based assessments rather than oral assessments.

The Activity will support all grades one and two in the country, and at least one hundred and sixty schools with resource centers for learners with disabilities. In addition, NextGen will operate in a selected number of pre-primary learning environments.

CRECCOM is in this activity, leading all community mobilization activities and ensuring robust parental and community engagement in promoting early-grade reading in Malawi.

CRECCOM would therefore like to engage a suitably qualified person to fill the following vacant position:

Community Mobilizer (1 position tenable in Mulanje District)

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the Community Mobilization and Engagement Specialist, the incumbent’s core duties will include:

  • Implementingcommunity mobilization activities.
  • Supporting the identification and training of community education change agents.
  • Working with community education change agents in all communities.
  • Supporting in organizing and administrating Gawo Langa and Mnzanga Tiwerenge reading events.
  • Supporting the stocking of books in communities including mobile library.
  • Producing weekly, monthly, and quarterly activity reports.
  • Preparing activity budgets.
  • Contributing to the internal review and feedback processes related to the activity.
  • Collecting and reviewing monitoring tools and plans for community education change agents.
  • Organizing role modelling sessions with community facilitators
  • Identifying and documenting success stories
  • Organizing orientation meetings with relevant stakeholders.
  • Supporting field worker-facilitated community-based activities and providing coaching and technical guidance to ensure institutional capacity to sustain the program.
  • Tracking down and capturing project impact.
  • Reporting and documenting project impact, lessons learned, best practices, and success stories.
  • Facilitating synergy and networking with implementing and district-level partners.


  • Applicants must have a Degree in Education, Community Development, Social Sciences and any other relevant development-related degree.
  • Five years experience in managing community mobilization projects.

Personal attributes for the position

  • Self-starter
  • Interpersonal skills especially with youths and women
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Ready to work even during odd hours and in rural areas
  • Prudent financial management.
  • Innovation

Applications, giving names and addresses of three traceable referees (one of which should be professional) and an up-to-date Curriculum Vita should be sent to:

The Executive Director,
P.O. Box 524,

To apply use the following link www.creccommw.org/careers

Closing date: 3rd May 2024

CRECCOM is an equal opportunity employer, hence all those suitably qualified persons regardless of sex, religion, or disability are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates shall be acknowledged.