Banja La Mtsogolo, a reproductive healthcare non-governmental organisation, has advertised vacancies for its top-most positions following illegal recruitment of expatriates that saw the arrest of a Briton and a NewsZealander.
The posts of Projects Director, Social Franchise Manager and Sales and Marketing Manager are up for grabs after a recruitment controversy last month resulted into the resignation of most of its top management.
Last month Malawi News reported that two foreigners, Janet Anne Hunter, a British national, and Fleur Simon, from New Zealand - visitors from BLM's sister company, had been arrested by the immigration department for working in Malawi without permits.
The two voluntarily left the country. Their departure was followed by the resignations of Country Director Linda Edwards and Project Director Brendan Hayes.
"It is with great sadness that I start this e-mail as my intentions had been for you to hear news from me directly," writes Edwards in an e-mail to staff on November 16, 2012. "After four years of working with BLM Brendan Hayes will be leaving his position as Project Manager to assume the role of Head of Global Social Franchising on the Health Markets team at MSI (Marie Stopes International)."
Edwards goes further to reveal his own movement out of BLM into the MSI team.
Though rumours were rife that UK Department for International Development (DFID) had decided to withdraw funding amounting to £19 million after the incidents, no such action has been taken by the organisation.
"The UK and other donors are in touch with BLM and MSI about recent allegations in the media with regard to BLM and we understand there will be a full investigation. We will continue to monitor the situation closely. However, DFID have not withdrawn funding to BLM. We are in negotiations with BLM with respect to future funding," said Andrew Massa, Programme Manager for DFID.