Vacancies – Junior Tech Associate

Who we are

Charlie Goldsmith Associates (CGA) is a UK and Malawi-registered company established in working for the alleviation of poverty and promotion of human development using targeted, quality disaggregate data to support partners in practical administration and strengthen monitoring and management of information, resources and service delivery.

We have been active in Malawi since 2015, supporting basic services and information management systems in the social development and education sectors and with local government. We are currently looking for a Junior Tech Associate/Developer to join our growing team based in Lilongwe and support the tech development needs of current and upcoming projects.


The Job

Title:     “Junior Tech Associate/Developer”,


This position offers extensive opportunity for growth, a fun & friendly working environment, with flexible working time. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following activities; analysis of clients’ requirements, and development of database applications using primarily open-source software and frameworks. To accomplish the primary responsibilities a solid understanding of Java, Javascript, PHP and SQL are necessary. In addition, she/he must maintain a functional understanding of database architecture and be able to write reports using common toolkits. The postholder must work closely and collaboratively with the Tech team both in Malawi and the remote team in the UK.

In some occasions the postholder may be responsible to meet directly with clients and assist with the gathering of information for system development. The postholder may also be responsible for generating documentation about the system being developed and should be capable to write clearly.

The postholder will also be involved on the ‘coding’ activities for various stages and projects with the wider Tech team and provide support and ongoing maintenance under the Malawi Tech Lead’s guidance and supervision.


The postholder will be line managed by the Country Coordinator for all administrative and HR functions. The postholder will be supported and supervised by the CGA Malawi Tech Lead for all technical tasks and capacity building functions in-country, as well as have direct access to remote Tech team members for technical and capacity building support.

Person Specification

  • Malawian National or if not, that have unrestricted right to work in Malawi
  • Fluency in Chichewa/National languages
  • IT degree and/or experience

Required skills: Technical skills

  • Proven Development skills (portfolio), ideally Android/java app development and PHP website work.
  • Programming experience in SQL, Java, JavaScript, PHP, web application frameworks and open-source relational databases (MySQL, SQLite, Postgres).
  • Able to perform administrative duties and perform complex queries for reporting.

Required skills:  Soft Skills

  • Strong analytical skill, ability to understand requirements and produce results
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Chichewa
  • Strong interpersonal skills and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team and be a fast learner
  • Experience in training and supporting non-IT specialist users (clients)
  • Adaptable & likeable (it’s a small team)

Terms and Conditions

Plenty of opportunity to develop technical competency with competitive remuneration

Closing Date:

Applicants should send a CV and Cover Letter outlining their relevant skills and experience to: by 27th February 2020