Scotland Malawi Partnership
Scotland Malawi Partnership

Charity registered in Scotland SC037048

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is the largest community-based international development network in the UK. We exist to inspire the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way for the benefit of both nations.  We do this by providing a forum where ideas, activities and information can be shared on our website, through our online mapping tool and through regular workshops, training events and stakeholder meetings.  Today, more than 94,000 Scots and 198,000 Malawians are actively involved in community-led partnerships between the two nations.


Current vacancies

Media and Communications Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,069
  • Edinburgh (currently home working)
  • Closing 2nd November 2020

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is looking to recruit a highly motivated, energetic, adaptable and productive individual to lead the Partnership’s media and communications work.

An exciting opportunity has arisen to deliver on the media and communications needs of the Scotland Malawi Partnership and help direct an essential leading voice in the Scottish international development sector. The post-holder will help to deliver high quality communications in support of key event events as well as continuing to respond to and communicate with the SMP’s membership and other target audiences.

This role requires a highly motivated, energetic, quick, adaptable and productive individual who has the experience and ability to work for a fast-paced organisation with a degree of autonomy where necessary, who is resourceful and is keen to contribute to the life and work of a busy team that is both strategic and opportunistically responsive to its members’ needs.

Through the Covid crisis, digital communications are of paramount importance, and are an integral part of the SMP’s Covid-19 Response Strategy. We are looking for an individual that can think innovatively about how best to use the digital space to disseminate key information, engage members and stakeholders, and share the Partnership’s core narrative.

We need someone with proven experience with a range of digital tools and platforms, who has a keen eye for detail, a passion for internationalism, and the personal drive and determination to succeed even in challenging, changing environments. If this sounds like you, and if you are excited about being the mouthpiece of arguably the the UK’s largest cross-community international development network, we encourage you to apply..

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Finance Officer

  • Part time
  • £26,065 pro-rata
  • Edinburgh City Chambers
  • Closing 26th February 2020

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is recruiting for a Finance Officer to assist its work inspiring the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way for the benefit of both nations. The post-holder should have demonstrable prior experience in bookkeeping, statutory reporting, financial management and oversight, have experience supporting organisational administration, and be agile and responsive in their work.

The post-holder will assist the Chief Executive and Deputy Chief Executive in the management and maintenance of office, administrative and financial systems within the Scotland Malawi Partnership, in order to sustain the ongoing smooth and cost-effective running of the organisation. This will include: management of all accounting/bookkeeping/financial and management reporting; managing all receipts and payments of funds; preparing for annual accounts; managing annual returns; managing the independent examination of accounts; managing the budgeting process; servicing the Audit and Finance Committee; supporting SMP’s sister organisation MaSP with financial reporting and budgeting; taking responsibility for health and safety systems; and maintaining general office administration systems.

The Partnership is an equal opportunities employer. This is a flexible post, with the post-holder able to choose his/her hours, working around other commitments wherever possible.

This is a fixed-term position in the first instance, running to March 2023. However, as with all SMP staff positions, it is conditional on continued Scottish Government SMP core funding. We will have indicative core funding for 2020-23 but this is finalised in annual contracts.

The post-holder is required, at the time of application, to have the right to work in the UK

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Youth, Heritage and Culture Intern (Part-time)

  • Part time or Internship
  • £21,450
  • Edinburgh City Chambers (253 High Street, EH1 1YJ)
  • Closing 25th March 2020

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is recruiting for a Youth, Heritage and Culture Intern to assist its work inspiring the people and organisations of Scotland to be involved with Malawi in an informed, coordinated and effective way for the benefit of both nations.

The post-holder should have an interest in international development, youth and schools work, and the shared cultural heritage between Scotland and Malawi. This post is for a fixed-term contract of 10 weeks.

You must be aged 24 or younger to be eligible to apply as this role is being offered as part of the Scotland Malawi Partnership’s Youth, Heritage and Culture project, supported by the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund. Fitting with the project’s aims, this role will meaningfully involve a young person in the design, delivery and evaluation of heritage and community activities.

Roles and responsibilities:

The post-holder will assist the Youth & Schools Manager and Youth Committee in the delivery of the final phase of the SMP’s Heritage and Culture Youth Project, which is kindly funded by the YOYP National Lottery fund. This will include working with the Y&S Manager and Youth Committee:

  • To advertise, organise and deliver heritage and culture workshops across Scotland.
  • To recruit new members to the Youth Committee and organise meetings.
  • To evaluate the project and to develop the legacy for the SMP’s youth work past the end of the project.
  • To support youth and schools activities to gain skills and experience in a small but busy international development organisation.

Core areas of responsibility:

  • Assist Youth & Schools Manager (YSM) to organise workshops in schools across Scotland.
  • Work with YSM and Communications Officer to identify opportunities to advertise workshops to schools across Scotland.
  • Work with YSM and Communications Officer to create social media content promoting the workshops and the project to schools, young people and other stakeholders.
  • Assist YSM and Youth Committee to deliver workshops in schools across Scotland.
  • Organise and attend Youth Committee meetings.
  • Work with YSM and Youth Committee to recruit new members to the Committee.
  • Support YSM in organisation and delivery of SMP youth and schools activities.
  • Work with YSM and Youth Committee to evaluate workshops delivered in schools.
  • Work with YSM and Youth Committee to evaluate the project.
  • Create content for Youth Committee page on SMP website to keep the public and stakeholders up to date with the project’s activities and progress towards outcomes.
  • Other duties as required for the smooth running of the Partnership.
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Youth and Schools Officer

  • Full time
  • £26,069
  • Edinburgh City Chambers (although with at least initial home-working due to Covid-19)
  • Closing 27th August 2020

The Scotland Malawi Partnership is looking to recruit a committed, energetic and engaging Youth and Schools Officer to continue the Partnership’s outstanding youth and schools programme.

This is an essential and highly visible part of the Scotland-Malawi relationship and we require an individual who is able to think innovatively and strategically, with a high degree of professional autonomy, managing a number of different projects and maintaining key professional working relationships across the sector.

This roles exists to develop, support and maintain the Scotland Malawi Partnership’s engagement of young Scots and Scotland-Malawi school links. The Youth and Schools Officer works with a range of partners in organisations and schools across Scotland to engage young people aged 14-24 in the historic relationship between Scotland and Malawi. With a particular lens of Global Citizenship Education and the context of Learning for Sustainability within the Scottish Government’s Curriculum for Excellence, the role focusses on meaningfully including young people in the discussion of International Development within the relationship between Scotland and Malawi.

We are a small but highly effective staff team, working closely together and drawing on the energy, expertise and enthusiasm of hundreds of major organisations across Scotland working with Malawi.

This is an area in which one, passionate and effective individual can make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of young Scots and Malawians.

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