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The Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) is one of the leading human rights and governance institution in Malawi. Established in 1995 as a non-profitable, a-political non-governmental organization, the CHRR aims to promote a vibrant Malawian culture, which embraces the values of Human Rights, Democracy and the Rule of Law.

The CHRR mission is to contribute towards the protection, promotion and consolidation of good governance by empowering rural and urban communities in Malawi, through increased awareness to exercise their rights through research, civic education, advocacy and networking in order to realize human development.

CHRR seeks to contribute towards the realization of its vision through a number of programmes carried out through five core activities namely: Public Awareness and Community Empowerment; Civic and Human Rights Education; Training and Research; Advocacy; Litigation; Capacity Building and Networking.

Through these core programmes CHRR implement its programmes using the following core strategies: Public Awareness through debates, theatre and development, information material distribution and radio programmes, Training on human rights and democracy for special groups, human rights documentation, monitoring and reporting and research.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates to fill the vacant position of Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation Coordinator for CHRR tenable at its Head office in Lilongwe.

Reporting to the Programmes Manager and being the head of Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation, the successful applicant will provide strategic leadership, guidance and direction in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Advocacy and Resource Mobilisation initiatives in line with the policies and procedure of CHRR.

Job Title

Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Coordinator

Position of Staff to supervise

project Officers

Position of Supervision and Method of Supervision

CHRR Programmes Manager

Weekly Meetings

Basic Purpose of Positions

Lead and manage the advocacy and resource mobilization initiatives of CHRR including heading the resource mobilisation department

The Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Coordinator is a senior management position and will work under the supervision of the Programmes Manager and will be responsible for:

  • Leading the CHRR Advocacy and Resource mobilization department and Programmes
  • Sourcing and developing relevant advocacy training and awareness raising materials
  • Developing concept papers and proposals for funding from donor partners
  • Develop and implement resource mobilisation initiatives, strategies and policies beyond proposals to development partners
  • Build the Capacity of CHRR’s staff on Advocacy and Resource mobilisation
  • Networking with other civil society Organizations and government department to develop joint Programmes and proposal for donor funding
  • Compiling progress reports on all advocacy and community mobilizing activities, including those implemented by the country programmes.
  • Manage and monitor the work of project officers and volunteers under your department
  • Work with and advise the programmes manager and the Executive Director to develop resources mobilisation and sustainability strategies
  • Support and build the capacity of national partners to engage in advocacy and lobbying for human rights based response to resolving national matters and conducting human rights and advocacy training.
  • Identify human rights and governance challenges in Malawi and raise national, regional and international awareness on the issues
  • Work with the Executive Director to design and implement advocacy campaigns to address human rights and governance challenges and advocate for the development of national legal and policy frameworks that accord adequate human rights protection
  • Identify and build strong alliances with human rights organizations in Malawi to establish and strengthen a coalition to support advocacy efforts.
  • Ensure adequate monitoring and evaluation of the advocacy programmes activities
  • Represent CHRR at both national and international foras
  • Perform such other duties as required by the CHRR Executive Director and Management for achieving institutional objectives.


Ideal candidates should possess the following attributes:

  • Degree-level education from a reputable university preferably in Social Sciences, Arts Humanities, Education, Human Rights and other related fields.
  • Relevant professional with a minimum of 5 years of work experience after graduation
  • Proven record NGO program planning, development, budgeting and management
  • Proven experience in winning proposal writing
  • Proven record of being an effective networker
  • Strong background in advocacy, research and training including monitoring and evaluation
  • Leadership experience including knowledge in budgeting
  • Analytical sense with well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of the political, economic and social development of the country
  • Principles and practices of effective supervision
  • Analyzing administrative, personnel and organizational problems and identify appropriate solutions
  • Coordinating outreach initiatives
  • Preparing and maintaining complex reports and records
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with staff, beneficiaries and other networks
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written; additional proficiency in Chichewa, Tumbuka and any other Malawian native languages is preferred
  • Organizational experience, especially through grassroots work
  • Gender mainstreaming and awareness
  • Knowledge on human rights, governance and gender issues
  • Social commitment


If you believe you meet the above requirements, please send in your application along with the CV, three traceable referees (one of them being the most recent line manager), a note of not more than 1000 words clearly stating why you are suitable for this position and any of your recent literary work on policy analysis, governance, human rights and any development related discourse. The candidates are advised to carefully go through the key responsibilities, skills and competencies for the position outline herein. Addressed to the Executive Director, applications should be sent to address or Email below.

DEADLINE FOR RECEIVING APPLICATIONS                                      

Applications complete in all respects should be sent by Friday, the 7th  June 2019. Only short-listed applicants will be acknowledged.

CHRR as a Human rights institution is an equal opportunity employer, therefore anyone regardless of their gender identity, tribe, ethnicity, race, physical ability and any other characteristic is encouraged to apply.

The Executive Director

Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR)

Area 47, sector 3

Mango Street

P.O. BOX 2340


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SA3In preparation of the upcoming 64th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) and the 38th Anniversary of the African Book Fair to be held at #SharmElSheick in Egypt, this week.

Key SADC Delegates met in Johannesburg to present their respective country reports to the Human Rights Institute of South Africa(HURISA) which is also the SADC's Region Focal Point for NGOs participation in Sessions of the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. 
The SADC Delegation is expected to submit the consolidated report to the African Commission on the status of Human Rights in the SADC Region through HURISA.
Our Information and Documentation Officer #MadalitsoMwenda who is also the Accountability Governance Coordinator and Human Rights Defender(HRD) is on board to the preparatory meeting. 

On Human Rights issues

AD 1ACHPR encourage SADC member state to ratify the Convention on Disappearances and engage other AU organs and bodies to ensure implementation including other regional mechanism.  Regarding persecution of CSOs, journalists, HRDs, SADC states should develop laws for promotion and protection of human rights defenders to operate in conducive environments, that fosters independent operation and without fear. To urgently end crimes against people with albinism and adopt a resolution to foster development of legislative and administrative measures in line with the Regional Action Plan on Albinism in Africa, 2017-2021 for joint address of discrimination, killings and attacks on persons with albinism. Ensure the Government of Malawi investigate the case of Macdonald Masambuka, Goodson Makanjira,Yasin Phiri and other similar pending cases and bring the perpetrators to justice. The government should scale up the protection of key suspects involved in killing and abduction of People with Albinism.

The recommendations and resolutions reached upon will set better platform for African states to comply to the international obligations on protection of Human and Peoples Rights.

SADCThe Centre for Human Rights and Rehabilitation (CHRR) wishes to inform the general public, development partners and all stakeholders of the appointment of Mr Michael Simon Kaiyatsa as CHRR’s new Programmes Manager effective 14th March, 2019. Mr Kaiyatsa replaces Mr Patson Gondwe who left CHRR in February, 2019.

Mr. Kaiyatsa brings a wealth of experience to the position having previously worked in management and in areas of research, communication, advocacy and capacity building for many years. Until his appointment, Mr. Kaiyatsa was CHRR’s Senior Programmes Coordinator heading the Advocacy and Resource Mobilization Department.

As CHRR builds on its 24 years of experience, Mr. Kaiyatsa’s extensive experience will enable him to lead the programmes team not only in reaching its full potential but also in improving its programming and responsiveness to the needs of communities we serve.

CHRR cordially congratulates Mr Kaiyatsa for the newly assumed position and greatly appreciates the support, guidance, commitment and whole-hearted energy he keeps investing in the growth and sustainability of the organization. CHRR wishes him well in his new role and promises to give him all the support he needs to succeed.  


                                                                                                       Timothy Mtambo

                                                                                                   EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR