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Chief Financial Officer

May 25, 2018 Uncategorized

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About Solarworks

SolarWorks! was founded in 2008 by two people that simply wanted to play a role in making the world a better place by offering superb solar products to people that live without access to electricity. Since the first ideas that originate from a graduation thesis at the University of Technology in Delft (The Netherlands), the company has developed several products and implemented a business model that resulted in spectacular growth: a pre-paid solar home system with which the customer will have lighting, phone charging or even tv and fridges in his house via a pre-paid rent to own model. SolarWorks! employs more than 100 people, mostly in Africa.

About The Role

The Chief Financial Officer is primarily responsible for the financial health of the company and is motivated to a large extend by the possibilities to use his financial skills to improve the lives of people that live without electricity in Africa.
He/she is a sparring partner to the CEO and all other management team members and co-creator of corporate strategies, plans and objectives. He/she is responsible for all aspects of financial strategy, planning, management, analysis, and reporting which includes the preparation of investor/shareholders meetings together with the CEO. Although the emphasis in the first year will be on improving all accounting and reporting processes gradually he/she will play a more dominant role in fundraising and leading debt/equity capital discussions.

Key Activities and Responsabilities of the Role Financial Accounting / Audit

  • Define and harmonize accounting processes across all legal entities in order to produce consistent consolidated accounts on holding level;
  • Understand the interaction between the various systems (e.g. CRM, accounting, Pay As You Go transaction system, credit scoring system) and know how to bring the information together for good quality reporting (externally to shareholders and internally to management of which you are part);
  • Lead preparation for and successful completion of annual financial audits;
  • Consolidate the statements on holding level;
  • Management Accounting and Controlling;
  • Improve and maintain high quality management accounts and financial statements;
  • Regularly present and report clear, timely and accurate information on the financial and operational performance of the company;
  • Support other management team members with business cases (e.g. new activities, new suppliers, new countries, partnerships etc);
  • Support country managers on how to effectively manage their loan portfolio and keep track of their key performance indicators;
  • Lead the annual budget round, updates (forecasts) and reporting cycle against budgets and forecasts

Treasury

  • Rigorously manage the company’s cash flow to ensure adequate liquidity at all times;
  • Implement and maintain financial controls to ensure spending takes place only in accordance with approved plans and budgets;
  • Introduce a good authorization scheme for expenditures and investments;
  • Ensure company’s compliance with all tax and other statutory financial requirements;
  • Keep good track of all intercompany loans and payments;
  • Manage the company’s foreign exchange exposure

Corporate finance

  • Support management with fundraising efforts, including structuring and negotiation of new investment rounds as well as debt facilities;
  • Keep track of the key covenants in debt agreements.

People Management

  • Adequately staff the Finance organization in the countries with sufficient suitably qualified and experienced finance personnel.

Education & Experience

Education
  • A Master’s degree in Accounting or equivalent business experience.

Required Experience

  • 6+ years of progressive responsibility and track record of success in finance in a major company, financial institution and/or accounting firm.

Personal Traits

The idea of being able to improve peoples lives excites you. Take a minute to think about the following before you write us a letter (or as some people do, only send us a CV): SolarWorks! operates in a very demanding environment. We are a fast growing organisation while the operations are in countries where things are at best unpredictable. And all this while serving low income customers. You will need to be able to explain to us why this type of environment suits you.

Languages

English and preferably Portuguese

Package and other information

  • Competitive, covering a monthly salary and a variable pay reflective of the candidate’s experience and skills.

Senior Accountant

May 23, 2018 Uncategorized

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Career opportunities available for qualified Accountants; candidates must be fluent in English and Portuguese. The Senior Accountant role will suit individuals with leadership abilities who posses good knowledge of financial and accounting procedures; a minimum of 5 years experience is required. The opportunity exsists for my client’s operations in Maputo, Matola and Nampula. If you meet the requirements please apply.

Key duties of the Senior Accountant will include:

  • Supervising a team of professionals and teh adaily atsks in the accounting department.
  • Ensuring accuracy of payroll systems and procedures.
  • Conduct monthly, financial reconciliation ledger account, suppliers, customersand Group.
  • Ensure submission of monhly, quarterly anad year end closing.
  • Provide support and traning of junior staff in the department.
  • Report to and asssit the Finance Manager.

Key requirements:

  • Minimum 5 yeras experience with a reputable Multi-National Organisation
  • Qualified Accountant qualification certified by the Minsitry of Finance of Mozambique OR
  • Masters Degree in Finance OR
  • Completed Specialised Accounting Degree

Technical Adviser, HIV Prevention

May 21, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background Information

Mozambique is one of the most affected countries of the world, with a 13.2% national prevalence among 15-49-year-old adults and with approximately 2.1 million people living with HIV in a country of about 29 million. Mozambique belongs to the five countries in the world with the highest numbers of new HIV infections.

In 2015, the Government of Mozambique has approved the fourth National Strategic AIDS Plan for 2016-2020, and one of its priority programmatic areas is combination HIV prevention. However, the country does not have a detailed HIV prevention plan to guide the various national response actors in this crucial area. This post will support the CNCS in its combination HIV prevention activities and in the coordination with the public sector, the private sector, civil society and the partners.

On the other hand, at the strategic prevention framework level, there is no strategy or consolidated operational plan for HIV prevention yet, neither a national results framework with the main prevention pillars, sub-national HIV prevention targets. In addition to this, the coordination structure lacks a specific coordination group for HIV prevention and the respective active thematic sub-groups, focussing on adolescents, young women, key populations, among other groups, and the absence of a national and sub-national results framework refers the groups to an activities orientation and not an impact result orientation.

Thus, the HIV prevention Advisor will be the main specialist in the combination HIV prevention area and will be responsible for the general technical management and prevention activities of the national response to HIV/AIDS. The Advisor will also be responsible for providing technical knowledge in cross-cutting HIV prevention approaches, including the involvement of civil society and the communities. The Advisor will provide technical assistance and will act as manager of a variety of prevention activities/initiatives and as resource person for the CNCS team.

Organizational Setting

The Advisor will provide specialised technical assistance to the SE-CNCS and the HIV Prevention Reference Group in the combination HIV prevention area, particularly in the design and preparation of the HIV Prevention Plan, as well as support its implementation and monitoring, and assistance in the development of prevention packages for the various target groups. As HIV prevention Advisor, he/she shall:

  • Work on the implementation and as HIV prevention specialist;
  • Lead the preparation of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Plan, as well as its implementation and monitoring;
  • Provide technical assistance to the functioning of the HIV/AIDS Prevention Reference Group;
  • Facilitate the acquisition of technical skills and competences by the SE-CNCS technicians and other HIV prevention response actors at all levels;
  • Support the SE-CNCS in the design of a national results framework for the HIV prevention area;
  • Provide support to the Provincial Secretariats of the SE-CNCS for the creation of the respective HIV Prevention Groups;
  • Support the preparation of case studies and/or success stories related to interventions in the HIV prevention area.

Job Purpose:

The Advisor will be supervised by and report directly to the Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Director of the SE-CNCS.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Support the preparation of the HIV Prevention Plan;
  • Improve the technical and programmatic leadership of the combination HIV prevention;
  • Provide support with technical information to the preparation of the annual prevention plans of the public and private sectors and civil society and ensure that they are aligned with the PEN IV and the HIV Prevention Plan priorities and harmonized between the various actors;
  • Take the lead in the design of new prevention activities and ensure that they are aligned with the PEN IV and the HIV Prevention Plan priorities;
  • Carry out regular field visits to review the implementation of the prevention programmes and interact with the beneficiaries. On the basis of the information collected during the field visit, share the results and recommendations with the SE-CNCS team to strengthen the preventive interventions;
  • Review the performance reports of the response actors in the prevention area;
  • Be up-to-date regarding new research and research results regarding the epidemic in Mozambique; summarise the findings and implications and share them with the SE-CNCS team and other HIV prevention actors; provide advice on appropriate changes in the prevention plan;
  • Coordinate the Governmental HIV prevention packages with the prevention plan of the private sector, civil society and partners;
  • Support the Secretariat of the HIV Prevention Reference Group to boost the functioning of the Reference Group.
  • Review the prevention architecture in all provinces and districts with a high incidence of the epidemic.
  • Design the plan to map the HIV prevention services and identify the existing service provision platforms for the various interventions and packages and identify the overlap of implementation partners.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Sociology, Anthropology, Development or another related area.

Work Experience:

  • At least ten (10) years relevant work experience in the development of HIV prevention products to support their day-to-day and long-term implementation, as well as in monitoring the results of HIV prevention programmes involving diverse and multiple actors;
  • Proven work experience with public institutions and civil society organizations, particularly at community level;
  • Proven experience in programme design, strategic planning, programme management and implementation in the context of low-income countries;
  • Proven experience in carrying out gender analyses in the prevention programmes.

Language skills:

  • Fluency in Portuguese and in English spoken and written.

Required Competencies

Required Specific Knowledge, Competences and Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the main technical and substantive issues related to HIV prevention and community-based initiatives;
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the design, implementation and monitoring/evaluation of public health plans/programmes/strategies in general and of HIV prevention in particular;
  • Familiarity with the National Strategic Plan and national policies and guidelines.

Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, tact and diplomacy to establish and maintain a range of high-level and operational contacts regarding HIV and AIDS programmes with governmental, civil society and private sector circles;
  • Proven capacity to work in team and interagency environments, and to guide others (mentoring);
  • Strong management and analytical skills, to prepare strategies, develop and implement effective HIV prevention programmes/plans in the context of the national response to HIV and AIDS;
  • Proven capacity to interpret the HIV prevention guidelines and directives;
  • Proven capacity to organize and present information and prepare clear, concise and well written documents;
  • Proven computer literacy, including ease and ability to use word processing programmes, e-mail, spreadsheets and presentation software, and familiarity with the internet;
  • The command of Portuguese and good knowledge of English is required.

Previous Performance

  • The SE-CNCS will verify the references of the selected applicants:
  • The verification of references will be done for applicants satisfying the minimum requirements in terms of education and experience.

 

Program Manager, Sample Transportation

May 18, 2018 Uncategorized

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ABOUT VILLAGEREACH

VillageReach is an NGO that develops solutions to critical health system challenges in low-resource environments, with an emphasis on strengthening the “last mile” of healthcare delivery. VillageReach combines expertise across public health, technology, and business to bring life-saving innovation – new systems, programs and technologies – to scale and sustainability in the world’s most underserved communities. VillageReach is headquartered in Seattle, WA with offices located in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi and Mozambique.

Summary

VillageReach invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Program Manager, Sample Transportation. The position is based in Maputo, Mozambique and reports to the Country Director in Mozambique. The Program Manager will oversee all aspects of VillageReach Mozambique’s laboratory sample transportation portfolio, including projects using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to transport laboratory samples, and projects using mobile technology to streamline laboratory sample transportation requests. The successful candidate will be an individual with demonstrated experience in applying innovative technologies to solve public health problems, paired with strong project management and communication skills.

Description

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

  • The Program Manager will manage the laboratory sample transportation portfolio which includes UAV projects (80%) and ride-sharing ground transportation projects (20%).
  • Lead overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and management of the performance of the projects.
  • Lead technical implementation of innovative sample transportation solutions, including managing partners and sub-contractors, designing solutions, and ensuring high-quality implementation.
  • Ensure project objectives are met, with a focus on driving evidence-based decision making throughout program implementation.
  • Manage relationships with Ministry officials, Civil Aviation Authority, and Provincial and local government authorities.
  • Manage ongoing monitoring and evaluation activities, including both qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Support all aspects of in-country research study efforts.
  • Provide ongoing communication with donors, in English.
  • Work with communications team in preparing monthly blog postings.
  • Work with community-level organizations to support program implementation in the field.
  • Primary liaison with technology providers, including software developers and UAV manufacturers.
  • Participate in program meetings with key program staff (including international program staff), as needed.
  • Anticipate needs and work with team to identify solutions.
  • Manage multiple projects at a time and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Represent projects through development of PowerPoint presentations or other collateral for oral presentations, as needed, with strong attention to formatting, consistency, and graphic layout;
  • Work in collaboration with VillageReach leadership to ensure VillageReach core competencies, experience, and organizational values are incorporated into program design, execution, and results.

Competencies:

The following competencies reflect both what is expected of all VillageReach employees and of an individual in this specific role.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Conduct oneself with sensitivity, awareness and respect when working with diverse groups of people, including VillageReach staff, beneficiaries, donors and partners.
  • Dependability: Act at all times as a reliable and effective team player, volunteering to help without being asked.
  • Initiative and Results: Proactively enhance the quality of programs, outputs, workplace environment and relationships.
  • Representation: Represent VillageReach and its programs by demonstrating a personal commitment to the mission and values of VillageReach and a sound knowledge of the organization, its principles and its programs
  • Leadership and Social Entrepreneurship: Demonstrate leadership by being a positive example to others, a positive force programmatically and organizationally; foster a culture of innovation.
  • Commitment to Learning and Growth: Demonstrate commitment to develop, acquire, document and apply best practices in related fields, and apply solutions to obstacles to organizational effectiveness.
  • Consistency: Demonstrate consistent and productive attendance and work record.
  • Compliance: Follow VillageReach policies and procedures.
  • Writing and analytical skills: Superb writing skills and the ability to assemble, distill and analyze all necessary information for proposal writing, reporting, and presentations.
  • Problem solving, creative thinking, and analytical skills: Ability to collect and analyze information quickly and efficiently to identify issues and provide solutions that are feasible and appropriate to the local context. Confidence to share innovative best practices and opportunities for change with a diverse group of peers.
  • Personal qualities: Energy, intelligence, diplomacy, sound practical judgment and the ability to work independently without supervision. Resilience and flexibility in responding to setbacks and challenges.

REQUIREMENTS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position directly supervises up to 2 employees. The Program manager will carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning and directing work; monitoring performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; and addressing complaints and resolving problems.

Education & Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in public health or related degree with at least seven (7) years of relevant experience;
  • Proficiency in quantitative and qualitative data analysis, spreadsheet, presentation, and word processing programs;
  • At least 5 years project management experience;
  • At least 2 years of experience working with technology-based public health programs;
  • Demonstrated experience liaising at a senior level, participating or advising in high level meetings and discussions with MISAU;
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs, interpreting and utilizing national and provincial level data;
  • Experience working in collaboration with private sector partners in the area of laboratory, transport, and data;
  • Demonstrated capacity to support, mentor and supervise staff;
  • A track record of measurable success, managing high-paced and challenging programs;
  • Demonstrated strong leadership, communications, and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrated capacity to liaise and negotiate with key stakeholders in Government and other organizations;
  • Demonstrated ability in both technical and operational program leadership.

Other Qualifications:

  • Established cultural competency in partnering with racial, cultural and linguistically diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context; experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment.
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English; strong oral and written communication skills required.
  • Comfort in tech desired.
  • Some experience with laboratory systems preferred.
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks, problem-solve, and work under pressure.

Environment and Physical Demands

VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Technical Specialist / Monitoring & Evaluation Manager

May 14, 2018 Uncategorized

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Organization Overview

The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance—as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Link Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Manager focuses on surveillance and information management, monitoring programmatic IRS delivery, and evaluating associated epidemiological, entomological, and environmental impact in targeted communities.

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Lead the needs assessments and baseline surveys/data collection process prior to IRS campaigns.
  • Lead establishment of routine M&E systems to support tracking of IRS program activities, progress, and performance.
  • Improve programmatic monitoring efforts through managing the data collection of routine spray activities from district-based spray teams and reporting the data for internal and client use.
  • Design, review and test M&E tools for reporting formats and data collection. These can include mobile-based tools, digitally-enumerated satellite images or atlases, and other innovations to data collection, data quality, data entry, and data reporting.
  • Ensure appropriate skills are developed and maintained with the national and district IRS staff through focused trainings for continued maintenance of the established M&E tracking systems. This includes training temporary field VC staff on appropriate methods of data collection, entry, reporting, and quality.
  • Track and report data on all project indicators to the Abt Home Office, local clients and PMI/Washington. This includes regular updating of the project’s official Monitoring and Evaluation Plan.
  • Prepare monitoring and evaluation plans, including defining program indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other project documents.
  • Conduct periodic internal Data Quality Assessments (DQAs) and prepare the project for possible external DQAs Audits to ensure validity, integrity, precision, reliability and timeliness of all performance data, identifying gaps and suggesting corrective actions on time.
  • The position requires frequent travel to VC implementing districts and field sites for routine monitoring, program supervision, and support and frequent communication with site and home office staff to report on VC campaign progress.
  • Oversee epidemiological periodic data collection and analyses, in conjunction with the national government and TO1 VC partners.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • Masters Degree in a relevant health sector field, such as Environmental Health, Public Health, Community Health, Health Information Systems, or Health Economics.
  • At least five (5) years of relevant experience in program monitoring and evaluation and in research, with previous IRS or other malaria program experience desirable.
  • Experience in MS Access, GIS applications;, GPS measurement data collection, the DHIS2 platform, and/or Tableau desirable.
  • Experience with mobile platforms (ODK, CommCare, KoboCollect, EpiInfo, Fulcrum, etc.), mobile data collection, and/or GIS satellite imagery are highly desirable.
  • Experience and familiarity with PMI program monitoring and evaluation, and performance monitoring.
  • Strong analytic and quantitative database management skills, budgeting and report writing.
  • English language fluency.

Minimum Qualifications

(6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Deputy Chief of Party

May 14, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) works in tandem with the Chief of Party (COP) ,to provide technical and administrative leadership in the implementation of activities in the field provinces of Nampula and Zambezia, to provide quality control for the program’s technical outputs, and to support the COP in representing the program on high-level provincial level working groups, in donor and Ministry meetings (at the national and sub-national levels), and in other fora where the program’s goals, aims, and investments must be explained.

He/she will be based in Nampula City, and will provide managerial support for the program offices in both Nampula and Quelimane. He/she reports directly to the COP, and is the only member of staff authorized by USAID to act administratively or financially on the COP’s behalf. The DCOP contributes to the timely submission of all required deliverables and reports, and dedicates his/her efforts to ensuring that the contract is implemented according to the technical stipulations in this statement of work and in conformity with the agreed-upon, finalized work plan.

Reporting & Supervision:

The DCOP will report directly to the COP and will be considered Acting COP in his/her absence. The DCOP will also supervise the Provincial Coordinators in Nampula and Zambezia.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work under the leadership of the COP to support the technical team in the implementation of programs to improve the early grade reading and writing skills of public school students through enhanced school leadership and teacher training, improved instruction and assessment, community-based initiatives, and improved learning delivery systems;
  • Provide technical direction and guidance to the technical team members, working with the COP to craft technically-sound training and early grade reading and writing programming;
  • Support development of implementation strategies and work plans, and coordinate the day-to-day management of technical staff and program implementation in the field offices;
  • Support timely report preparation, including quarterly and annual reports;
  • Interact productively and collegially with program partners and stakeholders; and
  • Represent the project in local, national, and international meetings and events in the absence of the COP.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

The DCOP position requires significant past management and administrative experience, technical knowledge of the education sector and of early grade reading, and experience interacting with and implementing education programming as one member of a complex, interrelated system of Ministry and donor representatives. The DCOP will have demonstrated ability to organize program work teams, to collaborate with a wide range of education stakeholders, and to liaise as needed with USAID and home office personnel to ensure the smooth implementation of the contract.

  • A Master’s degree or higher in education, management, or a related social science field;
  • At least 8 years of experience in relevant management, supervisory, technical experience working with programs that are of a similar scope and scale to this project is required;
  • At least 5 years’ experience in the education sector in Sub-Saharan Africa is required; experience working in Southern or Eastern sub-Saharan Africa or Mozambique is preferred;
  • Program/project management experience working with rural, ethno-linguistic underserved populations is required, as is demonstrated experience and knowledge of capacity building and professional development;
  • Experience managing evidence-based early grade reading programming is preferred.
  • Previous experience with USAID-funded programs required;
  • Demonstrated communications and interpersonal skills; and
  • The candidate must be professionally proficient in written and spoken Portuguese (ILR 3+) and English (ILR 3+).

Local and regional candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

Position contingent upon donor funding.

Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

About the Organization

Creative Associates International is a dynamic, fast-growing global development firm that specializes in education, economic growth, democratic development and post-crisis stabilization. Based in Washington, D.C., Creative has a field presence in more than 25 countries with a strong client portfolio that includes the U.S. Agency for International Development and the State Department, among others. Since its founding in 1977, Creative has earned a solid reputation among its clients and is well-regarded by competitors and partners alike.

Programme Coordinator for SRH

May 9, 2018 Uncategorized

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Background Information

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA plays a key role in the area of sexual and reproductive health (ASRH) in Mozambique. A new programme “My Choice” aims at contributing to achieving universal access to sexual and reproductive health and realizing reproductive rights of young people in Mozambique, by accelerating efforts to reduce adolescent pregnancies and unwanted pregnancies among young women.

My Choice, is a 4-year national programme funded by the Royal Kingdom of the Netherlands, with a focus on Tete Province, has the following specific objectives, in line with national policies and strategies of the RMNCAH Investment Case of Mozambique in the context of the Global Financing Facility (GFF) focus on:

  1. Strengthen the health system towards improved availability of contraceptives and family planning;
  2. Increase and improve the quality of SRH services for young people;
  3. Support improvements in young people sexual and reproductive health behaviours.

The Programme targets young people, especially adolescent girls and young women, addressing the multi-dimensional vulnerabilities affecting their sexual and reproductive health and reaching them with SRH services at the health facility, school and community level. It also provides girls with mentorship opportunities in safe spaces, to strengthen their life skills and assets contributing towards their enhanced capacities to make informed decisions about their SRH and demand for services. It also supports and engages with boys and men as key agents of change and supports social change mobilizing and engaging with community gatekeepers and other community members.

Organizational Setting

The (1) National Programme Coordinator will be based in Tete, Tete Province. He/she will work under the overall guidance of the Representative, Assistant Representative and direct supervision of the SRH Team Leader, under the technical coordination of the national programme officer in charge of My Choice Programme, based in Maputo. A close and effective collaboration and coordination with the programme team, specifically Youth based in Maputo is also expected as well as with implementing partners.

The Programme Coordinator is expected to employ a collaborative approach to ensure that the different components are integrated, and that inputs from as wide a cross section as possible are incorporated to facilitate successful implementation of the programme, in particular ensure the alignment of the annual work plans with different partners, with national policies and plans and timely submission of financial and narrative reports.

He/she will be responsible for providing critical and substantial input into programme implementation and overall management and supervision of the programme. He/she will manage and supervise the programme Staff in Tete, which comprises an M&E Officer, a Finance Associate and a Driver.

Job Purpose:

The Programme Coordinator, in collaboration with Government counterparts, and other implementing partners oversees and coordinates the implementation of the My Choice programme and of its components, in line with national priorities and according to UNFPA policies and procedures.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Act as manager and focal point of the My Choice programme in Tete Province. Ensure the coordination of programme activities in the Province, supporting and facilitating communication and coordination among implementing partners and building programmatic synergies with other key stakeholders and initiatives in the target areas.
  • Prepare detailed annual work plan and associated budget with the implementing partners, according to the My Choice project document and ensure endorsement and approval, in time to ensure effective implementation. Ensure that the annual plans are harmonized and integrated within provincial and district level plans and budgets.
  • Liaise with each implementing partner to coordinate programme activities to ensure that the activities in each results area are implemented in accordance with the programme agreement and plans. Oversees programme implementation establishing collaborative partnerships with Governments counterparts and other implementing partners to facilitate timely and efficient delivery of programme inputs, and addressing training needs of programme personnel.
  • Maintain close relationship with key stakeholders (state and non-state) and ensure adequate information flow. Organize and facilitate stakeholder consultations and programme review meetings as required. Plan and arrange regular coordination meetings and serve as the Technical Secretary.
  • Plan and coordinate programme communication and visibility activities with implementing partners, in coordination with UNFPA Maputo Communication Officer and according to the guidelines of UNFPA and the donor and prepare specific reports. Act as focal point of the programme for the organization of any media and communication activities in Tete.
  • Monitor programme implementation and progress towards targets based on established indicators of the Programme Monitoring Matrix/Logical Framework, ensuring effective feed back from the M&E Officer. Conduct field-monitoring visits of programme activities. Prepare regular monitoring reports (technical and financial) for submission to UNFPA Maputo according to timelines agreed, including recommendations for corrective measures to IPs and UNFPA based on the results of the monitoring visits.
  • Timely prepare quality narrative reports, aligned to financial expenditures in accordance with planned deadlines, based on evidences. Submit to DPS regular progress programmatic reports, and personal and duty travel plans, promote and support the development of operational researches on ASRH/FP.
  • Liaise with implementing entities, including DPS, to ensure the timely and monthly submission of programme reports and that co-financing contributions are provided as agreed in the programme documents. Provide technical support where needed.
  • Facilitate troubleshooting options with the relevant entities to remove any bottlenecks that might arise during programme implementation. Provide technical support to the Provincial Health Directorate, and to other IPs and, when needed, to the Geracao Biz counterparts in relation to programme-connected ASRH activities.
  • Manage and supervise the day-to-day operations of the Tete Programme Office, including administrative and financial procedures, keeping records to facilitate audits of the programme. Ensure financial delivery and completing activities as per Annual Work Plans (AWP) and that the overall financial delivery is undertaken and completed as per AWPs and that the expenditure is accurately reflected in reports.  This includes expenditure and “advances” to IPs are reported in a timely manner. Prepare consolidated and quality reports for the CO.
  • Monitor/ follow up the procurement of goods and services for the programme and ensure execution according to the rules and guidelines established by UN (UNFPA) and the GoM (Government of Mozambique). Provide leadership in the evaluation of programme implementation level, analyzing constraints and delays in implementation and identifying changes necessary for plans and / or budgets. Supervise and provide guidance to three programme staff based in Tete: an M&E Officer, a Finance Associate and a Driver.
  • Liaise with relevant staff members of UNFPA CO as necessary to ensure efficient and effective implementation of the programme. The coordinator also ensures close collaboration and articulation with the other UNFPA interventions in Tete, namely with Training Institute (ICS) supported by UNFPA under the Enhancing the quality of Midwifery workforce in Tete (funded by Flanders) and UN Joint Programme for health/ RMNCAH (funded by DFID), and also other relevant technical assistance provided by a partner to the DPS in order to ensure appropriate synergies.
  • Undertake closing out activities for the programme, including final financial and technical reports, and the handing over of documents as necessary. Facilitate programme evaluation exercises.
  • Undertake any other activity that may be necessary for the effective management of the programme.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree in public health, social development and/or other related social science field.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Ten years of professional experience preferably in managing programs/projects in the public or private sector in developing countries
  • Experience in working with government institutions, bilateral and multilateral organizations and civil society.
  • Experience working in sexual and reproductive health, preferably adolescent sexual and reproductive health.
  • Previous experience working with the UN is an asset. Previous experience working with youth associations and young people is an asset.
  • Proven knowledge of project management, RBM and human rights based approach.
  • Computer skills (Microsoft Office applications).

Language skills:

  • Fluency in Portuguese and in English spoken and written

Required Competencies

Core Competencies

  • Achieving result
  • Being accountable
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with program staff and partners
  • Able to work under pressure with a multisectoral and multicultural team

Managerial Competencies 

  •  Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/external and stakeholders
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/creating a culture of performance
  • Make decisions and exercising judgment

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programme
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization.

UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.

Disclaimer

WARNING TO APPLICANTS:

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web. Should you feel that you have received a fraudulent notice, letter or offer that makes use of the name or logo of UNFPA, you may submit a report through the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

HOW TO APPLY:

UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy. Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment. Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process. Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process.  UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status

Deputy Chief of Party: Management & Operations

May 8, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Deputy Chief of Party: Operations functions as the chief financial officer and manager of all financial aspects of the contract. The successful candidate will function as the principal point of contact with USAID in these areas.

Requirements for this position are:

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, or related field or 10 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work;
  • At least 8 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work;
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing all aspects of at least one large multi-million US dollar contract funded by an international donor;
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources and establishing priorities;
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in Portuguese and English are required.

Senior Health Governance Advisor

May 7, 2018 Uncategorized

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Company Overview

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded HIV service delivery project in Mozambique.  The Senior Health Policy Advisor would lead a team to support the Mozambique health sector in implementing policy and governance activities within the response to HIV.

  • Guide and advise the health policy team in ensuring international best practices in HIV prevention, care and treatment are mainstreamed into national and regional policy and guidelines;
  • Conduct high level advocacy including relevant political economy analysis to examine opportunities and barriers to recognized best practices in HIV services;
  • Provide technical input and global best practices in adopting and implementing new policies and guidelines, particularly around differentiated models of care, adherence and retention support, governance and accountability of service delivery, and different prevention models.

Responsibilities

  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, public policy, political science, public administration, communication or a related field;
  • 7-8 years of experience required, including at least 3 years working with the Government of Mozambique at the national level;
  • Extensive experience in health policy, policy analysis, policy implementation and policy communication;
  • Demonstrated strength and experience providing technical assistance, writing technical reports, and policy briefs targeted to decision makers;
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and build consensus across diverse sets of stakeholders, including governmental, nongovernmental, and international actors;
  • Experience in M&E and documentation of project results highly desirable;
  • Prior experience working with USG-funded programs is preferred;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills for high-level policy audiences;
  • Strong facilitation skills required;
  • Spoken and written language proficiency in English and Portuguese required.

Applications

Interested candidates should submit a current resume with a cover letter online at ThePalladiumGroup.com

Note: Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the interview.

Chief of Party (COP)

May 7, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and management of the performance of the contract and for the vision, strategic direction, and management of the activity to achieve the objectives and expected outcomes of the activity.

The requirements for the Chief of Party are:

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, or related field;
  • A degree in Medicine or a Doctoral Degree in a related field is preferred;
  • A track record of measurable success, managing high-paced, large, and challenging programs;
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluating programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior policy level;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, guide, and supervise teams of similar size with a similar scope of work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English are required.

Deputy Chief of Party: Government Support

May 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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Save the Children is seeking a Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP): Government Support for an anticipated five-year USAID-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment proposal, Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO), in Mozambique. The purpose of ECHO is to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. This project will increase coverage of high impact health and nutrition services by implementing evidence-based interventions to increase early initiation of ART, provide high quality services, ensure robust retention strategies and achieve epidemic control. Additionally, this project will compile research and program evaluation to improve the policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming, and building the capacity of CSOs and local NGOs to continue the work. The DCOP reports directly to the Chief of Party and ensures technical implementation of high impact, proven interventions that meet stated goals and reporting requirements. S/he will assume the responsibilities of the COP in his/her absence. The DCOP coordinates with USAID, key stakeholders, implementing partners and government representatives. S/he manages the implementation of key program activities throughout the targeted districts, oversees the work of program managers, and ensures efficient operational support for the project team.

This position is contingent upon donor approval and funding.

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

  • In collaboration with the COP, ensure that the program is delivered according to the contractual requirement with the donor and government i.e. that all activities and deliverables are completed within the agreed timescale and budget, reports are submitted as per agreed schedules and any other requirements or criteria are fulfilled;
  • Work closely with the Government of Mozambique to strengthen the essential public health services necessary for HIV epidemic control;
  • Design and regularly update detailed annual work plans and ensure these are used by the team appropriately to monitor progress towards completion and achievement of program objectives;
  • Ensure institutionalization of priority interventions;
  • Ensure sub-grants with government entities run smoothly;
  • Ensure that programmatic and financial reports for donors, government and Save the Children are prepared as required, of the highest quality, and submitted in a timely manner to the donor. Be fully aware of the grant compliance regulations of Save the Children as well as USAID;
  • Assist with the preparation and revision of a realistic budget, authorizing and monitoring expenditure in line with the budget, donor guidelines and Save the Children’s grant management and financial regulations;
  • Manage and motivate Maputo-based staff, including ECHO specialist advisors, to achieve their work plan objectives, and to contribute to the achievement of the overall program goals;
  • Maintain good working relationships with officials, government ministries, implementing partners and the international and local NGO community;
  • Communicate on a regular basis with USAID, MoH, and other donors and key stakeholders;
  • Work with program staff and Save the Children Technical Advisors based in the country office to identify the technical support needs of the program and ensure this support is provided;
  • Monitor country-level activities, identify challenges and develop appropriate reporting and results of project activities to the COP including progress and annual reports;
  • Coordinate closely with the SC offices in administrative and HR matters, especially regarding operations and financial matters as they relate to the program;
  • Attend and actively participate in periodic program meetings and ensure a summary of progress and challenges are prepared and presented with follow-up actions as required.

Required Qualifications

  •  Master’s Degree in public health, nursing, or related field. A degree in Medicine or a Doctoral Degree in a related field is preferred;
  • Minimum of ten years of professional experience in the health sector and a track record of coordinating programs of a similar scale and budget;
  • At least six years of experience in a PEPFAR funded program;
  • Minimum six years of experience in an HIV related clinical service delivery;
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with government representatives, private sector entities, local community organizations, donors and other stakeholders, particularly at the sub-national level;
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior advisor level;
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluating programs;
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID approaches and regulations;
  • Strengths in inspiring and enabling others through teamwork, training, capacity building, and systems strengthening to realize organizational objectives;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English.

Senior Health Finance Advisor

May 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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Palladium seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAID-funded HIV service delivery project in Mozambique. The Senior Health Finance Advisor would lead a team to support the Mozambique health sector in implementing new health care financing models particularly for HIV service delivery and management.

Guide and advise the health finance team on the project to work with the MOH and other stakeholders on development and implementation of strategies to achieve epidemic control through appropriate health economic and financing data collection analyses and modeling, and high-level advocacy including relevant political economy analysis to examine opportunities and barriers to financing HIV services.

Provide technical input and global best practices in adopting and implementing new health financing model, costing differentiated models of care, identifying and implementing cost efficiencies and containment; and ensure that capacities are built at the MOH to manage newly-developed systems and tools for fiscal management, in coordination with other relevant ministries.

Lead the health finance team to conduct assessments and analyses that will contribute to health care financing reform and contribute to the design of payment systems and a state-supported insurance program.

Duration: 5 years

Location: Maputo, Mozambique

  • Participates in the design and implementation of technical support activities related to health finance policy and health economics analysis to assist the Ministry of Health.
  • Leads project activities to support the Ministry of Health in designing and implementing new health financing models.
  • Regular interaction with the Government of Mozambique stakeholders relevant to this area as well as multilateral partners and donor agencies.
  • Stays abreast of key developments in health finance reform, health insurance, cost-effectiveness analysis, and resource allocation methodologies for health in Mozambique to inform technical support activities.
  • Prepares health financing and health economics analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, and assessments for internal and client use.
  • Analyses health sector resource allocation patterns and health services efficiencies.
  • Represents the project and company in the health financing area in Mozambique and with others in the professional community.

Requirements

  • Ten (10) or more years of work experience in health financing and health economics areas in complex, national-level projects;
  • Masters level degree in economics, health economics or related area; additional degree in health-related area also a bonus;
  • Understanding of Mozambique health system preferred;
  • Experience in mentoring staff and building capacity of individuals and teams;
  • Sound knowledge of methodologies used in health finance research, cost-effectiveness analysis, quantitative analysis, and statistical/econometric analysis.
  • Prior experience in working with USAID and/or other international donors in Mozambique or East or Southern Africa.
  • Ability to liaise effectively with and develop consensus among key stakeholders, including USAID, national and local officials, public, private, and civil society partners;
  • Spoken and written language proficiency in English and Portuguese required.

Applications

Interested candidates should submit a current resume with a cover letter online at ThePalladiumGroup.com

 

Farmer Field School Specialist

April 27, 2018 Uncategorized

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Organizational Setting

The consultant will directly work under the supervision of the Budget Holder (BH) and the Lead Technical Officer (LTO) in the FAO AGPM or FAO SFS in Harare. He or She will work closely with and strengthen the capacity of the government focal point, the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA) at central and local level.

Reporting Lines

The consultant will directly report to the Assistant FAO Representative for Programme and The Chief Technical Adviser (CTA).

Technical Focus

He or She will work closely with and strengthen the institutional capacity of the National Directorate for Agricultural Extension (DNEA) aiming at reinforcing the extension national system in particular the famer’s field school national critical mass of master trainers and facilitators in the Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MASA) at central and local level.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Assist in the preparation and facilitation of the training courses of master’s trainers and facilitators on farmer field schools. During the courses, the expert will assist in the fine/tuning methodologies through practical experimentation, field visits and problems solving meetings with the trainees
  • Conduct the training of Master Trainers Course on FFS in close collaboration with national FFS co/trainers
  • Prepare the FFS methodological and technical hand out materials during the training exercise
  • Collaborate with National Directorate for Agricultural Extension (DNEA) in the implementation of the FFS Action Plan
  • Prepare a report of activities undertaken for submission to the FAO Representative in Mozambique

CANDIDATES WILL BE ASSESSED AGAINST THE FOLLOWING

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University degree (for Consultants)/ University Degree (for PSAs) in Agronomy, Agro/economist, Agro/ecology, Biology, Veterinary Sciences, Rural Development or other related field.
  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the area of agricultural participatory extension, particularly farmer field school approach
  • Working knowledge of English, French or Spanish and limited knowledge of one of the other two or Arabic, Chinese, Russian (for Consultants). Basic knowledge and ability to communicate in Portuguese is an asset.
  • Working knowledge of one FAO language (for PSAs).

FAO Core Competencies

  • Results Focus
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Building Effective Relationships
  • Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Technical/Functional Skills

  • Work experience in more than one location or area of work
  • Extent and relevance of experience in the area of agricultural participatory extension, particularly farmer field school approach
  • Extent and relevance of experience in conducting Master Trainers and Facilitators Courses on FFS
  • Familiarity with monitoring and evaluation systems of the agricultural sector
  • Writing skills and preparation of documents

Selection Criteria

  • Management capacity to ensure that planned activities will be implemented in a timely and smooth manner.
  • Level of Knowledge of FAO rules and procedures or of other UN Agency with regard to management of project cycle and extensive abilities to work under pressure and against targets
  • Level of responsibility to conduct and guide teams of extensions workers and farmers through a daily supervision
  • Capacity to interact with various stakeholders to ensure networking and complementarities of synergies
  • Language skills
  • Written abilities
  • Timing of relevant experience with FFS programs in rural settings in under developed environment

Medical Director

April 25, 2018 Uncategorized

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Project Description

The Medical Director, in close collaboration with the Technical Director and project team members, will develop and implement quality evidence-based HIV/AIDS technical approaches to ensure integrated approaches for all HIV-related services. The Medical Director will ensure ongoing mentoring, training, and supervision of field project staff. The Medical Director will work with a great deal of independence and will exercise independent judgment in performing a wide variety of duties. The Medical Directors will be based in each project implementation provincial office namely; Niassa, Sofala, Manica, Tete and Zambezia.

Job Summary

  • Play key role in supervising the planning and implementation of all project activities, ensuring that all activities are properly and timely performed and that outputs are accomplished and delivered according to the agreed work plans. Serve as a senior member of the team responsible for the provision of technical assistance to partners.
  • Develop and update standards for HIV/AIDS (VCT, PICT, PMTCT, PEP, HIV/TB clinical care, laboratory services, and infectious diseases).
  • Lead assessments and analysis of baseline studies that impede access to care, and the development and testing of appropriate strategies for long-term, sustainable resolution.
  • Lead performance improvement/quality improvement interventions in collaboration with HQ.
  • Work closely with Technical Director and Ministry of Health (MoH) to design and implement appropriate measures to address project and (MoH) needs and to incorporate them into project annual work plans.
  • Work closely with project team in the Provincial Office to implement project and achieve project goals.
  • Develop training plan for staff including clinical training skills
  • Provide training, follow-up support and supportive supervision as necessary with activities and develop evidence-based, gender-appropriate clinical training materials and standards, supervisory systems, and other materials needed for implementation in relation to HIV/AIDS.
  • Provide coaching, mentoring and develop technical capacity in provincial and national programs and technical staff.
  • Ensure that the activities are technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the project needs
  • Assist in the identification and dissemination of best practices and new technical strategies and approaches.
  • Develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations.
  • Participate in Technical Working Groups in MISAU, CDC and USAID.
  • Participate in the development of project annual work plans and semi-annual reports
  • Provide technical input during the development of Project long-term strategies and reporting.
  • Promote and coordinate technical knowledge harvesting within the organization.
  • Keep the Technical Director and other project staff informed of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementing programs in areas of technical expertise.
  • Identify and disseminate best practices and new technical strategies and approaches in areas of expertise to project team members.
  • Manage and maintain monthly and quarterly technical assistance plans for the project.
  • Manage project monitoring and evaluation efforts and the project’s performance monitoring plan.
  • Supervise field staff.

Qualifications

  • MD, Masters or Post Graduate degree in Public Health or a relevant field
  • 5 – 10-year experience in a relevant position
  • Extensive experience in managing USAID funded programs
  • Extensive experience managing HIV/AID service strengthening projects
  • Articulate, professional and able to communicate in a clear, positive manner with clients and staff.

Information Comm. Technology Specialist

April 25, 2018 Uncategorized

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UNICEF Mozambique Country Office is currently looking to recruit an Information Comm. Technology Specialist – P3 Level who will report to the Chief of Operations.

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, Equity

How can you make a difference?

Based on the established policies, guidelines and service level agreements (SLAs), the purpose of the incumbent role is to manage, lead and support the ICT functional accountability and internally manage ICT function and externally enhance collaboration and capacity building; improve the delivery of results and knowledge management; build business relationships and foster innovation.

Summary of the key functions, accountabilities and related duties or tasks include:

Manage ICT function and provide technical and operational support:

1.1. Manage ICT and supervise Staff to enable the implementation of corporate ICT priorities, solutions and services;

1.2. Prepare ICT related plans, budget, set priorities and performance indicators as well as yearend assessment, reviews and reporting;
1.3. Safeguard the physical and logical security and safety of ICT environment and infrastructure;

1.4. Provide quality assurance of projects and activities in accordance with ICT functional accountabilities

1.5. Monitor risks and threats to ICT environment or infrastructure and take appropriate action;

1.6. Manage compliance and escalate exceptions (proactive) and deviations (reactive);

1.7. Manage ICT-related communication materials internally, from NYHQ, GSSC or regional office;

1.8. Support the office business continuity plans development and ensure the inclusion of ICT inputs and perspective;

1.9. Act as UNICEF focal point for inter-agency activities;

1.10. Liaise with regional office, GSSC and ITSS to keep abreast of new initiatives and opportunities to innovate and modernize office operations and to contribute to the collective ICT evolution.

1.11. Validate the compliance with the host government regulatory requirements vis-à-vis the Basic Cooperation Agreement (BCA), i.e., data collection of sensitive information or personally identifiable information (PII), telecommunications licenses, use of specialized equipment, such as HF/VHF radios, high-gain antennae, satellite phones, VSATs, VOIP, drones, etc…

2. Enhance governance, collaboration, build relationships and capacity:

2.1. Participate in office management –CMT, operations and programme meetings to exercise the functional accountabilities of the ICT function;

2.2. Represent UNICEF ICT in inter-agency functions;

2.3. Support counterparts and implementing partners to build capacity and nurture independence;

2.4. Engage with programme sections, counterparts and implementing partners to form :technical and business reference groups” to identify, analyze, research and promote innovative and viable solutions;

2.5. Assist in oversight, assessment and audit of vendors, counterparts and implementing partners

2.6. Assist in the promotion of creativity and innovative thinking to re-engineer work processes and make the best use of technology within and outside UNICEF;

2.7. Support Supply and programme staff to establish local LTAs for ICT-related programme contracts for services and products;

2.8. Conduct oversight of providers and third-parties of ICT-related services and products to programme;

2.9. Study and understand the business requirements, i.e., PPP, RBM, HACT, etc… to improve the delivery of results;

2.10. Stay abreast of ICT trends, developments and best practices through professional development – journals, training, certification.

3. Improve the delivery of results:

3.1. Build and strengthen relationships with counterparts, i.e., government, sister United Nations agencies, international nonprofit organizations (INGOs) and Civil Society Organizations (CSOs);

3.2. Promote the use of collaboration tools for knowledge management, capacity building and preserving institutional memory;

3.3. Lead the implementation of eTools and facilitate training workshops or clinics;

3.4. Work closely to facilitate HACT implementation with partnership managers, programme and operations staff;

3.5. Collaborate with the Risk Focal Point the risks and opportunities inclusion in the risk register and support stakeholders to address them;

3.6. Liaise with HQs, RO and other CO to share knowledge, experience; discuss opportunities and risks for the improved delivery of results;

3.7. Represent UNICEF ICT in One UN, Delivering as One and other UN reform initiatives.

3.8. Collaborate with C4D and use their advocacy, outreach and dissemination tools for better utilization of technology to advance the delivery of results;

3.9. Facilitate project management methodologies trainings and support the application by staff, counterparts and implementing partners;

3.10. Participate in person or remotely in UNICEF global, regional or country offices events and discussions to contribute results based management/programming.

4. Foster innovation:

4.1. Promote creativity and innovative thinking to re-engineer work processes and make the best use of technology within and outside UNICEF;

4.2. Evaluate innovation initiatives potential opportunities and possible risks to improve productivity, efficiency and effectiveness and share with senior management, regional office, ITSS and Innovation Division;

4.3. Establish a local governance board for the formal review and assessment of local innovation initiatives;

4.4. Ensure exist strategies are incorporated in all innovation initiatives prior to approval;

4.5. Implement approved innovative projects such as eTools, RapidPro, Ureport, etc…

4.6. Support counterparts and implementing partners to implement approved innovation initiatives;

4.7. Facilitate TED-like events inviting local and international scholars, CEOs and technology gurus;

4.8. Connect academia to innovation opportunities, i.e., vocational schools, colleges and universities;

4.9. Work closely with Communication to promote to local philanthropists the benefits and rewards of innovation for their active participation, support and funding;

4.10. Engage the private sector to maximize the use of corporate social responsibility (CSR) resources for nocost innovation initiatives, e.g., bulk telecommunications services at low cost or free during periods of under-utilized resources.

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in An Advanced University Degree in computer science, software engineering, information technology management, business administration or other related social science field.*  
     
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with seven years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in information technology management and business operations in a large international organization and/or corporation is required. Experience in a UN organization is an asset.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Language Requirements: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

Technical competencies required for this post are:

Certification and/or proven experience in one of these several ICT technical competencies: ICT Project Management, Business Analytics, Information Security, ICT 
Audit and Risk Management, Telecommunications, Networks Information Security and Software Engineering and Programming 

View our competency framework at

http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

Remarks:

Mobility is a condition of international professional employment with UNICEF and an underlying premise of the international civil service.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Qualitative Researcher

April 24, 2018 Uncategorized

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Social Solutions International, Inc. is a Small Disadvantaged Business. Hispanic and woman-owned, Social Solutions emphasizes quality research and evaluation, training and technical assistance, and institutional support services. We are a mission-driven organization that believes that superior science can improve the world. Social Solutions is dedicated to the creation of social and health solutions to improve the welfare of underserved populations worldwide.

The Coordinating Implementation Research to Communicate Learning and Evidence (CIRCLE) project provides technical, logistical and administrative support to the USAID Health Research Program, to facilitate and support research-to-use processes to advance USAID’s global health priorities. CIRCLE supports the Health Research Program through stakeholder engagement, strategic planning, expert mobilization and consultation, knowledge management, implementation research, and research translation.

In 2015 USAID commissioned a landscape analysis to explore the evolution of child health, and to map leadership and stakeholder networks to inform future investments in child health. Based on recommendations from this initial study, CIRCLE will implement a follow-on study to deepen understanding of progress on child health by exploring the effects of leadership, governance, and networks on programs and outcomes over the past 10-15 years in four selected Sub-Saharan African countries. This activity will elucidate country perspectives on important drivers of change in child health, and assess how these drivers can be harnessed to advance outcome achievement.  Findings are intended to help inform future USAID investments, and support for child health at the global and country levels. The objectives of the country analysis are to:

  • Distill and synthesize existing information about facilitators and barriers to progress in child health in selected countries since approximately 2002. (e.g. from PMNCH success factors studies, Countdown case studies, country evaluations, etc.)
  • Describe how key strategies and tactics were employed, how leadership was exercised and decisions made, and how stakeholder groups acted to influence child health programs and outcomes in selected countries over this time period.
  • Document the effects of recent global initiatives for child health on programs and results in selected countries.

Identify what might be done differently to enhance progress on child health over the next 5 to 10 years in selected countries, given local and global contextual changes.

Social Solutions International, Inc. (Social Solutions) seeks a locally basedQualitative Researcher for the Enhancing Outcomes for Child Health: Country Perspectives on Leadership, Networks, Governance, and Other Drivers of Change study.  The position is based in Mozambique and considered a contract opportunity.  The duration of the project is March 5, 2018 until January 31, 2019

Responsibilities

The Qualitative Researcher will work with a study team to support data collection, analysis and knowledge management by performing the following duties:

  • Provide technical support for data collection, analysis, and dissemination of findings;
  • Review and provide feedback on the desk review report;
  • Assist study team in completing research ethics approval process in country (including review and submission of documents and follow-up as required);
  • Use existing networks and relationships to help identify and engage potential key informants;
  • Support lead international consultant in planning and conducting 10-15 key informant interviews (participate in training on instruments, help identify key informants, lead or co-lead interviews, transcribe or produce interview notes);
  • Assist with review and cleaning of interview notes in preparation for analysis and upload to analytic software tool;
  • Support analysis of key informant interview data (e.g. preparation of notes, coding);
  • Plan and co-facilitate in country data analysis workshop;
  • Participate in cross-country data analysis workshop;
  • Liaise with local logistics consultant (to be hired) to support planning for key informant interviews/field visit; and
  • Participate in study team meetings with CIRCLE and USAID as required

 Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in public health or related field.
  • 10 -15 years’ experience in global health research/programming. Specific focus on child health preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Knowledge of child health landscape and key issues in Mozambique and globally;
  • Relationships with key child health stakeholders (e.g. national government, coordinating mechanisms, donors, bilateral advisor’s, research institutions, implementing partners, etc.)
  • Strong qualitative research skills including experience conducting in-depth interviews and analyzing data;
  • Familiarity with local research ethics approval processes;
  • Affiliation with an academic institution or entity with a research ethics/research review board;
  • Willingness to travel internationally to participate in cross-country data analysis workshop;
  • Proficiency with qualitative data analysis tools/software (e.g., Dedoose, NVivo, Atlas.ti);
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; and
  • Fluent in Portuguese with strong English communication skills.(Required)

Social Solutions is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Human Resources Officer

April 20, 2018 Uncategorized

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This is a senior HR position leading the HR support in SNV Mozambique and providing HR services where recruitment is paramount. Acting as a trusted partner and advisor for management, international HR colleagues and staff, you are the first point of contact for most HR related issues in SNV Mozambique and you execute policies in a fair and accurate manner. In addition, you play an instrumental role in developing and implementing innovative HR solutions for SNV Mozambique.

  • You enjoy the challenge to find the best talent by planning, managing and executing sourcing strategies. You are experienced in managing and executing a full end to end recruitment cycle.
  • Finding solutions for complex HR questions including compensation and benefits is your trade. You are thorough and pay attention to detail and ensure flawless execution of HR processes.
  • Effectively build working relationships with managers and employees in SNV Mozambique in order to support and coach them on subjects such as people & performance management, employee engagement, employment legislation and policies, expat management etc.
  • It is a big advantage if you have demonstrable experience with actively contributing to proposal development and building external and internal pools of talent to quickly meet current and future workforce needs.
  • You are result-driven, able to source and win the best talent in a competitive market. You continuously invest in building and maintaining potential talents through ongoing relationship management.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor/Master degree with a proven track record of 7+ years of combined General HR and recruitment experiences preferably a combination of a consulting company and a multinational environment.
  • Relevant HR work experience and up-to-date network is preferred.
  • Excellent Portuguese and English communication skills.
  • Proven ability to consistently and positively contribute in a high-paced, changing multicultural work environment.
  • A flexible team player who is self-directed, detail-oriented, problem solver contributing to building trust and collaborative working relationships.
  • Strong influencing skills, keeping confidentiality and neutrality in complex and sensitive situations.
  • Good IT, administrative, organising and delegation skills.

Additional Information

  • An organisation that is set on inclusive and lasting change
  • We will support you in your development as a HR Professional
  • Location Maputo

Deputy Country Director

April 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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Chemonics seeks a deputy country director for the Global Health Supply Chain Program – Procurement and Supply Management (GHSC-PSM). GHSC-PSM is the primary vehicle through which USAID 1) procures and provides health commodities, 2) provides technical assistance to improve partner countries’ management of the supply chain, and 3) collaborates with key international stakeholders to support global health initiatives. GHSC-PSM connects technical solutions, experts, and proven commercial processes to promote efficient and cost-effective health supply chains worldwide. Our goal is to ensure uninterrupted supplies of health commodities to save lives and create a healthier future for all.

The GHSC-PSM project in Mozambique is responsible for the procurement and delivery of HIV, malaria, family planning, and maternal and child health commodities to 11 provincial warehouses. The project is also responsible for delivering malaria commodities at the district and health facility levels. Currently, the project is providing technical assistance in the areas of forecasting and supply planning, governance and financing, laboratory, management information systems, procurement, strategy and planning, transportation and distribution, warehousing and inventory management, and workforce development.

The deputy country director, in coordination with the country director, provides strategic guidance and overall management and direction regarding the planning, procurement, systems strengthening, logistics, and field program management activities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop annual work plans to ensure a secure, sustainable supply chain for pharmaceuticals, laboratory supplies, and other products needed to provide treatment for people with HIV/AIDS and related infections
  • Produce the monthly and quarterly activity reports and technical success stories; review all regular technical reports before submission to headquarters or USAID
  • Ensure timely submission of all deliverables for teams under the deputy country director’s supervision
  • Provide technical oversight, supervision, and strategic guidance to the forecasting, supply and distribution planning, procurement, and laboratory logistics teams
  • Ensure that team staffing and performance are aligned with goals and plans to achieve project results
  • Work with the field office’s procurement director to ensure that sourcing and procurement activities support USAID and Ministry of Health objectives as well as align with GHSC-PSM project-wide objectives
  • Facilitate the development and execution of a long-term strategy to improve quality and timeliness of procurement activities and ensure that operational objectives are achieved
  • Ensure that best practices in procurement and supply management are implemented and that procurement activities comply with donor regulations (USAID Acquisition Regulation and Federal Acquisition Regulation) and guidelines
  • Facilitate communication and troubleshoot issues between the field office and the Global Supply Chain Team; provide timely responses to complex procurement questions from the donors and the beneficiaries
  • Conduct high-granularity commodities expenditure analysis, monitor the commodities budget execution, and report to the USAID mission accordingly
  • Work with the field office’s lab logistics director to provide technical leadership on developing and implementing plans to sustain the expansion of viral load monitoring
  • Support the country director in maintaining working and consultative relationships with the Ministry of Health, Central Medical Stores, Department of Central Laboratory, USAID, Center for Disease Control, and other partners
  • Represent GHSC-PSM in Mozambique as a technical lead in external forums, including meetings with relevant stakeholders, related to the provision of technical assistance to build the capacity of national health and supply chain systems

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a relevant field required
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience providing technical guidance and oversight in the management of health commodity supply chains
  • Experience as a country director or deputy director on USAID-funded projects
  • Thorough knowledge of international procurement principles, methods, and best practices
  • Experience with donor regulations (USAID Acquisition Regulation and Federal Acquisition Regulation) and procedures that govern USAID-funded procurement preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of and practical experience with International Commercial Terms (Incoterms) and with transport of health commodities, including temperature-sensitive products
  • Extensive experience procuring laboratory commodities (reagents, consumables, equipment, and maintenance) and knowledge of various contracting mechanisms, such as service-level agreements and reagent rental agreements
  • Experience procuring pharmaceuticals; experience procuring HIV/AIDS or malaria commodities preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to lead the development and monitoring of the implementation of project work plans
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor performance against key performance indicators
  • Demonstrated ability to build the capacity of staff in supply chain management
  • Demonstrated ability to promote the implementation of supply chain management best practices and innovations
  • Strong (English) writing, editing, and analytical skills; a writing sample should be submitted with the application
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to relocate to Mozambique for a minimum of two years
  • Advanced computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite; advanced skills in Excel, including pivot tables, preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Fluency in English required; proficiency in Portuguese or a commitment to learning Portuguese required

Sector Leader Agriculture

April 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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SNV seeks a talented, entrepreneurial, result oriented and proven professional who will work with the country team in Mozambique to further build on SNVs high- quality Agriculture programme.

The Agriculture Sector Leader:

  1. Is responsible for the overall quality of the Agriculture programme content, business development, resource mobilisation, steering the quality of technical advisory services, and overall management of the SNV Agriculture programmes in Mozambique;
  2. Will enhance the quality and visibility of our Agriculture programmes and position SNV within the national and international agriculture sector.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Strategic Leadership: develop the country level Agriculture strategy aligned to SNV’s corporate Agriculture framework;
  • Advisory Services: lead complex assignments, set benchmarks for results, and monitor the quality of advisory services of the Agriculture portfolio;
  • Programme Management: deliver effective development results, planning and monitoring, financial management, and donor reporting;
  • Business Development: develop proposals and secure funding for agriculture programmes;
  • People Management: lead, manage, and coach the team of SNV advisors, local capacity builders and consultants;
  • Monitoring & Evaluation: ensure uniform understanding and practice in planning, reporting, monitoring, and evaluation of agriculture projects in line with SNV’s internal frameworks;
  • Representation & Promotion: develop and maintain relationships with national and international stakeholders to improve SNV’s market position and actively participate in external and internal networks;
  • Facilitate learning, documentation and evidence-based knowledge development in collaboration with SNV’s global team and partners;
  • Contribute to SNV Mozambique management as a member of the Country Management Team.

Qualifications

Education

  • Relevant advanced academic qualification in Agriculture (Agriculture, Ag. Economics) or related field.

Relevant Experience

  • 10+ years of relevant and progressive experience in agriculture service delivery including at least 7 years in a management role, preferably in Africa;
  • Proven abilities in managing large scale and complex development projects in Agriculture;
  • International work experience and the ability to effectively coach and lead a team of advisors, project managers in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Visionary and able to strategically inspire and energise project teams operating in different parts of the country;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the international development context and trends of agriculture sector;
  • Proven ability to mobilise financial resources from the public and private sector; familiarity with key financiers and actors in the agriculture sector;
  • Excellent social and networking skill as well as interpersonal and influencing skills to engage with governments, donors, the private sector and civil society;
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English and proficiency in Portuguese is a clear advantage;
  • Willingness to travel to all project locations in the country to oversee and monitor project works and sites;
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated achiever with excellent intercultural leadership, teamwork, coaching, communication, networking and organisational skills.

Associate / Scientist – Entomology Technical Manager

April 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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Abt Associates, a major American business and government research, technical assistance, and consulting company, manages the USAID-funded Vector Control Task Order 1. Task Order 1 will support the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and USAID to plan and implement an integrated vector control approach with the overall goal of reducing the burden of malaria. Abt has implemented indoor residual spraying (IRS) for PMI since 2011, delivering high-quality IRS programs and gathering the most comprehensive vector control entomological data in the world. Under this contract, Abt will expand entomological monitoring to guide programs focused on insecticide-treated mosquito nets and IRS and continue to assist PMI in reducing the burden of malaria through IRS and capacity building in 22 African countries where malaria is endemic. Abt also will continue to support PMI in IRS monitoring and evaluation, as well as environmental compliance.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Entomology Technical Manager provides leadership and management oversight of all of the project’s entomological surveillance activities in country, in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP), coordinate and oversee the project’s key entomological monitoring activities for integrated vector control and will guide key project and country-level vector control decisions based on data analysis and interpretation.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

  • Leads the development of national entomological monitoring plan in collaboration with National Malaria Control Program (NMCP),  in country malaria vector control  partners, research institutes, Universities  and private  sectors involved in malaria vector control.
  • Prepare project comprehensive annual entomological monitoring plan.
  • Coordinate the implementation of the following set of entomological activities:
    • The establishment entomological sentinel sites in selected district.
    • Monitor vector density and behavior pre- and post-deployment of vector control interventions using World Health Organization (WHO) standard mosquito sampling methods.
    • Conduct wall bioassays within two weeks after every spray cycle and on new insecticide treated mosquito nets (ITNs) before distribution to evaluate the quality spray and products.
    • Conduct wall bioassays monthly in selected districts to evaluate the residual efficacy of sprayed insecticides and bi-annually to evaluate insecticidal activity of ITNs.
    • Monitor vector susceptibility tests to currently use and candidate insecticides on annual basis. Conduct intensity and synergist assays in sentinel sites selected for insecticide resistance monitoring.
    • Work with identified entomology laboratories to facilitate the work and obtain results of molecular and bio-chemical analysis data.
    • Assist in developing and updating standard operating procedures (SOPs) and checklists for mosquito collection techniques and disseminating to all in country partners.
  • Ensure avilability of susceptible mosquito colony to support qulaity assurance and susuceptibility tests in country.
  • Involve and lead the  vector control (VC) technical working group at national level to help  develop vector control policy and an insecticide resitance management strategy and plan.
  • Train entomology technicians on maintaining mosquito colonies in an insectary, different field mosquito sampling techniques for both adult and larvae, on species identification, preserving, storing and transport of mosquito samples from the field to the insectary or entomological working sites.
  • Ensure that the field teams follow all WHO, CDC and PMI approved guidelines, protocols, and techniques for mosquito collections and tests.
  • Ensure that all data from all collection activities are recorded on data entry forms, perform mosquito identifications, and undertake data analysis and prepare monitoring reports.
  • Implement capacity-building efforts to increase and expand the skills of local counterparts and field team technicians.
  • Prepare semi-annual and annual entomological monitoring reports and  deliver quality assurance reports and  insectcide resistance  reports.
  • Involve in vector contrrol operational research actvities.
  • Publish results from regular entomological monitoring and operational research activities  on  peer-reviewed journal.
  • Prepare and present abstracts in international vector control and scientific conferences.

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Minimum of  Masters Degree plus 6 years relevant experience  or a PhD (desired)and 4 years relevant experience.
  • Relevant professional work experience with significant amounts of experience directly in Vector Control and IRS Operations.
  • Experience in regulatory and operational aspects of insecticide use and management.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a minimum of direction and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both as a member of a team and as a team leader, with the ability to accept the inputs of other team members.
  • Strong management and planning skills of project tasks and budgets.
  • Demonstrates leadership and team work and produces high quality work in a timely, cost effective manner and has excellent writing skills.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal communication and computer skills.
  • Experience with USAID and donor projects is highly desirable.
  • English and Portuguese language fluency.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MA/MBA (7 – 10) years of experience OR PhD (4 – 6) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

Energy Engineer

April 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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Function

Under the supervision of the intervention manager, ensure the implementation of the technical part of the project.

The first two years will be dedicated to selecting the sites for the construction of mini-hydro power plants and finalizing the pre-feasibility, feasibility and tender dossier for the construction.

The following three years will be dedicated to the construction and the commissioning of the schemes and the set-up of a sustainable management system.

The engineer is also expected to take part and give useful inputs in the specific objectives 2 and 3, to improve the financial sustainability of current systems and to improve project management in FUNAE.

Profile

Required level of education

  • Hold a Master’s degree in engineering, preferably in the renewable energy sector or equivalent.

Required and/or desired experience

  • At least 5 years of relevant experience in the planning, design, construction and supervision of energy systems;
  • Experience in public procurement is required;
  • Experience in small hydropower systems is a strong asset;
  • Experience with the design and implementation of mini-grids is a strong advantage;
  • Overseas experience, of which part in sub-Sahara Africa is an advantage, knowledge of the country and/or experience working in Mozambique is a strong advantage.

Required mastery

  • Knowledgeable about energy access and rural electrification issues.
  • Skills and experience in capacity building activities and change processes.
  • Knowledge of common ICT-applications, GIS-software and modelling software is an advantage.

Behavioural aptitude

  • Team spirit and communication skills with colleagues and project partners of different social levels.
  • An analytical mind and a good technical writing and reporting capacity.
  • Adherence to Enabel’s values: commitment, respect, responsibility and integrity;
  • Very good negotiation skills, stakeholder consensus-building ability;
  • Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, databases);
  • Reasonable level of Portuguese and willing to learn
  • Very Good level of English
  • He/she will be in good health, and willing to travel frequently to remote areas.
  • He/she is sensitive to the cross-cutting issues of the Belgian cooperation (environment, gender, children’s rights and social economy).
  • Technology-savvy

Migration Health Project Officer

April 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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Core Functions / Responsibilities

  • Act as IOM Mozambique focal point for the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Project and coordinate project implementation in Maputo and Tete provinces;
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of IOM projects under the Migration Health department.
  • Ensure the development of programme monitoring and evaluation systems and tools, in coordination with programme management; ensuring that monitoring and evaluation arrangements comply with donor agreements and programme requirements;
  • Develop and operationalize monitoring and evaluation tools for the projects falling under the SRHR-HIV Knows No Borders Projects and other relevant projects;
  • Improve the capacity of Implementing Partners on the use of M&E tools, M&E system, quarterly report writing for the donors and M&E concepts;
  • Develop instruments and liaise with the health personnel at the MoH health units to improve case detection of priority diseases (HIV, TB, Malaria, etc.) among migration affected communities;
  • Collaborate with IOM staff and implementing partners on both quantitative and qualitative monitoring aspects to provide relevant information for performance management and evaluation of programme/project activities, and for complying with regular reporting requirements; 7. Participate in and contribute to the United Nations M&E Reference Group and the UN Joint Team on HIV/AIDS on behalf of IOM and ensure that the IOM programmes/projects planning, and achievements are reflected and updated in a timely manner based on a Results Based Management (RBM) framework approach;
  • Support implementation of results relating to the analysis and inclusion of relevant indicators measuring the health of migrants in national and other health information and surveillance systems;
  • Actively support the CoM in fundraising and donor liaison for health projects and do subsequent project development for IOM Mozambique;
  • Act as IOM Mozambique Security Focal Point;
  • Perform such other duties as may be assigned.

Required Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences, Law and/or International Relations or a related field from an accredited academic institution with five years of relevant professional experience; or
  • University degree in the above fields with seven years of relevant professional experience.

Experience

  • Substantial experience in project implementation and in the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation plans, preferably with experience in the field of research, monitoring and/or evaluation;
  • Substantial knowledge of Public Health concepts, policies, tools and instruments;
  • Proven experience with strategic planning approaches, M&E methods and approaches, planning and implementation of M&E systems, information/data analysis and report writing;
  • Past experience working with IOM or other International NGO’s and UN partners, a distinct advantage

Languages

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage. Page 2 / 3

Desirable Competencies

Behavioral

  • Accountability – takes responsibility for action and manages constructive criticisms
  • Client Orientation – works effectively well with client and stakeholders
  • Continuous Learning – promotes continuous learning for self and others
  • Communication – listens and communicates clearly, adapting delivery to the audience
  • Creativity and Initiative – actively seeks new ways of improving programmes or services
  • Leadership and Negotiation – develops effective partnerships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Performance Management – identify ways and implement actions to improve performance of self and others.
  • Planning and Organizing – plans work, anticipates risks, and sets goals within area of responsibility;
  • Professionalism – displays mastery of subject matter
  • Teamwork – contributes to a collegial team environment; incorporates gender related needs, perspectives, concerns and promotes equal gender participation.
  • Technological Awareness – displays awareness of relevant technological solutions;
  • Resource Mobilization – works with internal and external stakeholders to meet resource needs of IOM.

Other

  • Internationally recruited professional staff are required to be mobile. For this staff category, candidates who are
  • nationals of the duty station’s country cannot be considered eligible.
  • Any offer made to the candidate in relation to this vacancy notice is subject to funding confirmation.
  • Appointment will be subject to certification that the candidate is medically fit for appointment, accreditation, any residency or visa requirements and security clearances.

Deputy Chief of Party: Operations

April 16, 2018 Uncategorized

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John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the Deputy Chief of Party: Operations (DCOP: Ops) position for a USAID-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment proposal, titled “Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes” (ECHO), in Mozambique. The purpose of ECHO is to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. This project will increase coverage of high impact health and nutrition services by implementing evidence-based interventions to increase early initiation of ART, provide high quality services, ensure robust retention strategies and achieve epidemic control. Additionally, this project will compile research and program evaluation to improve the policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming, and building the capacity of CSO’s and local NGOs to continue the work.

Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Mozambique. The Deputy Chief of Party: Operations will report to the Chief of Party.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Function as the chief financial officer and manager of the contract
  • Provide management oversight of project implementation; supervise F&A staff
  • Ensure that the budget and forecasts are prepared and submitted in a timely fashion
  • Oversee granting and financial support to local partners
  • Work with project and sub-partner staff to ensure a robust budgeting and financial management and tracking system that adequately accounts for project funds
  • Ensure accurate and timely financial information is presented to USAID, management, and project staff for decision-making

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in public or business administration, finance, or other related field
  • 10 years of experience managing grants or contracts of a similar field of work and budget may be substituted for a Master’s Degree
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing the aspects of at least one large multimillion US dollar contract funded by an international donor
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English is required

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 04/30/2018.

Chief of Party

April 16, 2018 Uncategorized

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John Snow, Inc. (JSI) seeks a dynamic and highly experienced candidate for the Chief of Party (COP) position for a USAID-funded HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment proposal, titled “Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes” (ECHO), in Mozambique. The purpose of ECHO is to reduce HIV mortality, morbidity and transmission, while strengthening the capacity of the Ministry of Health to deliver quality HIV/AIDS services across the continuum of care. This project will increase coverage of high impact health and nutrition services. This project will implement evidence-based interventions to increase early initiation of ART, provide high quality services, ensure robust retention strategies and achieve epidemic control. Interventions include technical assistance, training, mentoring, and supportive supervision together with key system investments such as human resources, and laboratory and strategic information support. Additionally, this project will compile research and program evaluation to improve the policy environment for HIV/AIDS programming, and building the capacity of CSO’s and local NGOs to continue the work.

Should JSI be the successful bidder, this will be a full-time position based in Mozambique. The Chief of Party will report to the JSI home office Senior Advisor.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide overall technical and management leadership and financial oversight, including managing partner relations and ensuring technical and management excellence;
  • Represent the project to USAID, local governments and other key stakeholders, including PLHIV-focused CSOs and local NGOs;
  • Develop and oversee implementation of a resource leveraging plan that will expand the reach of project activities and contribute to sustainability;
  • Foster an enabling HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment policy and regulatory environment with national ministries and local stakeholders;
  • Lead the development and implementation of the project work plans and program evaluations;
  • Assure the quality and timeliness of evaluations, training curricula and reports and other deliverables;
  • Maintain ongoing and regular communications with the JSI home office.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s Degree or higher in public health, international development, business administration, social sciences, or a closely related field is required;
  • At least 15 years of experience designing, implementing and managing large, complex projects involving multiple partners, in/for developing countries, of which at least 5 years has been spent in a position of COP or DCOP of a large development program of equivalent size and scope, based in the region;
  • Experience delivering services in HIV prevention, care and treatment to key, priority or marginalized populations, systems strengthening, capacity building, economic strengthening, quality improvement, policy development is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of USAID project management including USAID rules and regulation;
  • Excellent leadership qualities and in-depth HIV technical and management expertise;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with senior level government officials, donors, private for-profit and non-profit sectors;
  • Experience interacting with host country governments and counterparts, and international donor agencies;
  • Fluency in Portuguese and English required.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 04/30/2018.

Deputy Chief of Party- Operations

April 5, 2018 Uncategorized

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FHI 360 is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Deputy Chief of Party-  Operations for an anticipated USAID-funded project .

The Deputy Chief of Party- Operations functions as the chief financial officer and manager of all financial aspects of the contract. The successful candidate will function as the principal point of contact with USAID in these areas.

Job Summary

  • Provide leadership to finance and operations aspects of the project, including general administrative processes, financial management, sub-award management, accounting and logistics
  • Establish and maintain sound and transparent accounting and fiscal control procedures for financial, sub-award and operations aspects of project
  • Ensure compliance of financial and operations systems with FHI 360 policies and procedures, USAID rules and regulation, award requirements, and Government of Mozambique laws
  • Develop, analyze and monitor program budgets; monitor and track obligations and expenditures against budgets
  • Maintain accurate financial pipeline reports and other monthly financial reports for internal analysis and tracking purposes to be reviewed with the Project Director and other relevant FHI 360 staff members
  • Provide technical assistance, as needed, to local partners on financial compliance and reporting
  • Prepare and submit annual and quarterly financial and accrual reports to USAID
  • Contribute to the development of high-quality work plans, quarterly and annual reports, financial reports, and any other reports required by USAID
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors in the review of project financial management
  • Liaise with the FHI 360 Office of Compliance and Internal Audit to improve necessary documentation and or answers to questions arising from internal and external reviews or audits
  • Ensure that all operational functions are effectively coordinated. Oversee human resources, finance and accounting, operations, contracts and grants and IT functions for the project
  • Support the Contracts Management Services department and Project Directors to ensure proper interpretation of the award instruments when entering into financial obligations or any other contracting actions.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, or related field. A track record of 10 years of experience managing grants or contracts of a similar scope of work and budget may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.
  • At least 8 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work.
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing all aspects of at least one large multi-million US dollar contract funded by an international donor.
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources and establishing priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in Portuguese and English.

This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

Director of Strategic Information

April 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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The director of strategic information will be in close contact with the strategic information (SI) team at USAID based in Maputo and will be conversant with the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator’s latest guidelines on strategic planning and information. The director of strategic information will have in-depth knowledge of monitoring, evaluation, and reporting indicators and definitions and will provide oversight and guidance on all aspects of ECHO related to measurement. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical direction on SI issues, including research; provide guidance on how to use routinely collected data to monitor, evaluate, and report on the program in ways that will improve its performance
  • Liaise with USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other partners involved in SI implementation
  • Identify short- and long-term objectives for the project that will help strengthen information systems in Mozambique and develop proposals to accomplish these objectives
  • Oversee data quality assessments and provide feedback on them to the project’s staff, USAID, the Ministry of Health, and other partners involved in SI implementation to reinforce quality standards
  • Direct the implementation of the District Health Information System 2 or other information systems and the use of data-collection and management tools
  • Implement training and on-going technical mentorship programs on strategic information and monitoring and evaluation for project staff, including clinical staff based in the districts
  • Ensure that the program’s reported activity data are verified through quality assurance procedures; ensure that reports on the project’s progress for USAID, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AID Relief, and other stakeholders are timely and of a high quality
  • Oversee the development and monitoring of work plans and budgets to support SI activities
  • Attend national and international SI-related technical meetings to inform and improve program planning and implementation

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in statistics, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, data management, information systems, or a related field
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, information systems, or strategic information related to health projects; some experience in public health
  • Minimum of five years of experience collecting, analyzing, and managing the data of donor-funded projects
  • Demonstrated ability to influence program policy and operational decisions or protocols used in the measurement of program outcomes
  • Experience leading the development and implementation of instruments, tools, or protocols used to measure program outcomes
  • Strong skills in word processing, Excel, and other programs used to analyze and present data
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong speaking and writing communications skills in Portuguese and English required

This position is based in Beira, Mozambique.

Deputy Chief of Party: Government Support

April 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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The deputy chief of party for government support will be responsible for routine, day-to-day communications with USAID, the Ministry of Health, other donors, and key stakeholders. The deputy chief of party for government support will also represent the chief of party in Maputo; provide daily supervision of Maputo-based staff; and attend routine, ad hoc, and high-level meetings. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Maintain positive relationships with USAID/Mozambique, the government of Mozambique, the Ministry of Health, other donors, and other local partners
  • Participate and engage in national-level HIV technical working groups
  • Identify challenges and obstacles to the project’s implementation, develop strategies to solve these problems, and work with the chief of party and USAID as needed to implement these strategies
  • Increase the sustainability of project activities by effectively networking; coordinating; developing relationships with other programs, partners, and counterparts; building the capacity of project staff; and improving the institutional strength of implementing partners and community-based organizations
  • Identify technical assistance needs and training resources among project staff, partners, government counterparts, and beneficiaries; coordinate technical assistance provision

Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, medicine, nursing, or related field; a degree in medicine or a doctoral degree in a related field preferred
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in the health sector and a record of coordinating programs of a similar scope and budget
  • Minimum of six years of experience in a program funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AID Relief
  • Minimum of six years of experience in HIV-related clinical service delivery
  • Strong coordination, management, and technical skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior advisor level
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in Portuguese and English are required

This position is based in Maputo, Mozambique.

Deputy Chief of Party: Operations

April 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Deputy Chief of Party: Operations functions as the chief financial officer and manager of all financial aspects of the contract. The successful candidate will function as the principal point of contact with USAID in these areas. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Provide overall management and oversight to project operations including but not limited to accounting/finance, human resources, logistics, procurement, and subcontracts and grants
  • Develop financial and operations systems and internal control measures for the main project office and any regional offices to ensure accordance with U.S. government regulations and Chemonics’ standard corporate field accounting policies
  • Ensure support teams including administration, finance, and logistics function efficiently to support project implementation
  • Prepare budgets for annual work plans and financial reports for USAID/Mozambique
  • Supervise and build the capacity of local finance and operations staff
  • Conduct internal and coordinate external financial audits
  • Participate and engage in management meetings and maintain positive relationships with government and Ministry of Health officials, project partners, and implementing partners

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Public or Business Administration, Finance, or related field. A track record of 10 years of experience managing grants or contracts of a similar scope of work and budget may be substituted for a Master’s Degree.
  • At least 8 years of experience managing grants or contracts for private sector, universities, international NGOs or other organizations with similar scopes of work
  • Experience and knowledge in fiscally managing all aspects of at least one large multi-million US dollar contract funded by an international donor
  • Demonstrated skills in organizing, tracking, and monitoring resources and establishing priorities
  • Strong oral and written communications skills in Portuguese and English

This position is based in Beira, Mozambique.

Technical Director

April 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Technical Director shall report to the Chief of Party and will be responsible for the technical direction and technical outcomes of ECHO. The Technical Director and key technical advisors will have a two-way relationship and will share in the implementation of the technical principles guiding the program. He/she will provide guidance in achieving all objectives of the program. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with the chief of party to provide management, leadership, oversight, and overall coordination of technical activities
  • Support the chief of party to develop and implement key management systems that will support project planning, reporting, and performance management
  • Oversee and review all technical writing products and deliverables
  • Support the provision of technical guidance in relevant project areas
  • Identify challenges, obstacles, and difficulties affecting project implementation, develop strategies to solve these problems, and work with the chief of party and USAID as needed to implement these strategies
  • Lead project work planning and reporting and contribute to contract deliverables

Qualifications

  • A medical degree or a doctoral level degree in public health or related field
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical service delivery of HIV related interventions
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation
  • Ability to perform at a senior policy level
  • Demonstrated experience at a senior level participating or advising in high level MOH meetings/discussions/boards
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs and interpreting and utilizing national level data
  • Strong oral and written skills in Portuguese and English

This position is based in Beira, Mozambique

Chief of Party

April 3, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Chief of Party is responsible for the overall planning, implementation, monitoring, and management of the performance of the contract and for the vision, strategic direction, and management of the project to achieve the objectives and expected outcomes of the project. Specific responsibilities include:
  • Provide overall project leadership, management, and technical direction while ensuring compliance with USAID requirements, U.S. government regulations, and Chemonics policies and procedures
  • Liaise with USAID/Mozambique, the government of Mozambique, Ministry of Health, civil society organizations, and other local partners to coordinate activities and facilitate monitoring and reporting of project progress and achievements
  • Facilitate processes that bring multiple stakeholders together to engage in complex policy issues, and stimulate collective action on identified areas of concern
  • Identify issues and risks related to project implementation in a timely manner, and suggest appropriate programming adjustments
  • Manage and supervise the work of project personnel, subcontractors, and grantees, with a focus on core results, achievement of work plan targets, and timely implementation
  • Ensure all project assistance is technically sound and appropriate
  • Serve as the official point-of-contact for the project

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Master’s Degree in Public Health, Nursing, or related field. A degree in Medicine or a Doctoral Degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 15 years of experience working in the health sector and a track record of measurable success, managing high-paced, large, and challenging programs. Experience managing a USAID, PEPFAR or other US government funded program is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring and evaluating programs
  • Demonstrated ability to perform at a senior policy level
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, guide, and supervise teams of similar size with a similar scope of work
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in Portuguese and English is required

This position is based in Beira, Mozambique.

Peace & Development Advisor

March 29, 2018 Uncategorized

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DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Under the direct supervision of the Resident Coordinator and in close collaboration with the country team and UNHQ, the PDA will:

1. Provide strategic and operational support to the RC/RR on conflict analysis and prevention, and assist in his/her relations with government officials, academia, civil society, including women’s and youth networks, and with the wider political and civic leadership:

  • Provide continuous analysis to RC, UNCT and UNHQ (and in some contexts, the Humanitarian Country Team) on political developments and conflict dynamics, with a view to identifying appropriate ‘entry points’ for conflict prevention and recommending appropriate strategic responses for the UN system, ensuring gendered dimensions of conflict are captured in both analytical efforts and reflected in UNCT programming initiatives;
  • Organize, develop, and implement local and or national-level initiatives to strengthen confidence in local development capacities, including through the promotion of local dialogue capacities for conflict resolution at local and/or national levels.

2. Identify areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders, and support to RC/RR in the preparation of the UN response to government requests, related to building national capacity for conflict prevention;

  • Be familiar with and as required provide technical expertise related to peace-promoting activities such as: dialogue processes; support to facilitation of national multi-stakeholder processes; building local capacity for negotiation, mediation, and reconciliation processes; support to capacities of networks of mediators and facilitators at national and local levels; support to electoral violence prevention initiatives; support and design of conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives geared towards countering violent extremism; strengthen women’s and youth initiatives and groups in peace processes; undertake/ support confidence-building measures; organize and facilitate training and capacity building workshops for national stakeholders at all levels; and other inter-group process, as required;
  • Provide technical guidance to the design and implementation of Peacebuilding Funded programmes, where applicable, and engage closely with PBF governance mechanisms such as the Joint Steering Committees and their Secretariats;
  • Undertake necessary activities to build/strengthen/apply/sustain national capacities/ institutions/ processes to prevent crisis and mainstream conflict prevention interventions throughout the work of UN agencies at country level.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key national stakeholders and development partners;

  • Establish and maintain networks and strategic partnerships for peace building related strategies and initiatives;
  • Liaise closely with national, regional, and local stakeholders from Government and civil society including women’s networks and key international actors to identify entry points, foster dialogue and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships on conflict prevention, reconciliation and confidence-building initiatives;
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors and other actors supporting UNDP’s peace building efforts;
  • Support UN efforts to mobilize resources for peace building and conflict prevention initiatives;
  • Maintain close contact with relevant staff in UN Headquarters including relevant focal points at UNDP and UN/DPA;
  • Liaise closely with the Peacebuilding Support Office and the Peacebuilding Fund, particularly in countries where PBF activities are being implemented; and
  • Contribute technical expertise to substantive reporting related to peacebuilding projects / programmes.
  • Advise and support the RC on engagement with the regional Southern African Development Community (SADC), in coordination with the DPA SADC Liaison Team, with a view to ensuring complementarity and alignment of support in Mozambique.

4. Provide strategic and technical support to UNDP and other UNCT members with regard to conflict prevention programming and work to strengthen their capacity to undertake conflict analysis and mainstream conflict sensitivity in regular programming;

  • Support the design and implementation of strategy for identifying entry points for mainstreaming of conflict prevention and conflict sensitivity in the UN Country Team, including within the framework of common country planning processes (UNDAF, CPD, etc.);
  •  Support an integrated programmatic approach across the UNCT in the context of SDG 16 – Peace Justice and Strong Institutions;
  • Conduct training for UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict-sensitive development, ensuring that the gendered dimensions of conflict are adequately reflected through analysis produced and meaningfully addressed through programmatic efforts;
  • Provide analytical and strategic support to UNCT. Support the UNCT in making programmatic linkages with the analysis provided.

COMPETENCIES

Core competencies

Innovation:

  • Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully.

Leadership:

  • Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

People Management:

  • Appropriately involves team in different stages of work and decision-making.

Communication:

  • Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis.

Delivery:

  • Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

Technical / Functional competencies

Social Cohesion (Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Peacebuilding and Reconciliation (Ability to support peace processes to facilitate recovery and development):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Conflict-Sensitive Programming (Ability to use methods and tools to monitor conflict triggers and determine impact of various dynamics in conflict-prone situations):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Political Economy Analysis [Ability to analyze socio-political dynamics influencing power and influence through various lenses (i.e. national, local, communal levels and ethnic, demographic, etc.)]:

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Knowledge Management (Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Relationship Management (Ability to engage with other parties and forge productive working relationships):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

Resource Mobilization (Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources):

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. In lieu of an Advanced degree, a Bachelor university degree with additional years of experience.

Experience

  • At least 7 to years of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, policy, and strategy development, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization;
  • Extensive experience in research and project development;
  • A proven policy, advisory and advocacy experience and track record of engagement with senior levels of government, United Nations, and donors;
  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming;
  • Sound knowledge of and extensive experience in (country/region), including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, is an advantage.

Language requirements

  • Fluent written and spoken English is required;
  • Working knowledge of Portuguese is highly desirable.

DISCLAIMER

Women candidates and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged to apply.

UNDP reserves the right to contact only pre-selected candidates.

Country Director

March 26, 2018 Uncategorized

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The Aurum Institute is offering a great opportunity to suitably qualified and experienced staff to contribute towards our mission to improve the health of people and communities through innovation in Global Health Research and Systems.

We are focused on research, support and implementing integrated approaches to managing TB and HIV.

PURPOSE OF THIS ROLE

To provide overall leadership, strategic direction and operational implementation to the Aurum Institute country programme.

Scope of the Position

The Country Director (CD) has the overall responsibility for the strategic leadership and direction of the Aurum Mozambique Programme to achieve the organisational vision, mission and objectives. The CD is responsible for the programmatic and operational management in the Mozambique Programme. S/he represents the Aurum Institute with government, local and international organisations in Mozambique and across the region.

KEY PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES

  • S/he will take a leading role in developing, overseeing implementation, reviewing and monitoring of the Country Programme strategy and ensuring the same in line with global Aurum strategic directions and overall focus over the next 100 years in Mozambique.
  • The CD is responsible for developing new programming initiatives, new partnerships and maintaining existing partnerships and actively lead key phases of ongoing programs, from start-up to close out.
  • The CD will be responsible to ensure cross learning and facilitation of knowledge across the programme in all areas of programming, national, regional and international policies and development issues.
  • S/he will be responsible for business development of Aurum and to promote fundraising initiatives.
  • Ensure the smooth running of the Country Programme and its staff as this position will built out the required technical team based in Mozambique, as well as ensuring Aurum’s sustainability.
  • S/he is responsible for overall financial, grants/contracts, and human resources management of the Country Programme Portfolio. (Full Role Profile available on request)

YOU MUST HAVE:

  • Qualification/Professional Membership
  • Minimum Master’s Degree in Social Sciences/Development Studies, Strategic/Programme Management, Management Studies or other related discipline
  • Work Proven Experience
  • Minimum 15 years demonstrated working experience in programme development, implementation and evaluation; 4 of which should be at senior management level.
  • Progressive experience of programme management (at least 8 years) in the NGO/NPO sector in Africa with a proven track record as a senior manager and leader, including experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Additional extensive training in at least one of the areas of Aurum Thematic work, Public Health, Health System Strengthening, Clinical Research and Implementation Science.
  • A strong understanding of managing similar programmes operations in the developing world, preferably within the medical research/social development sector with hands-on experience in implementing medical research programmes including advocacy.
  • Knowledge and Experience managing compliance to diverse donors (PEPFAR, CDC, UN, EU, etc.).
  • Proven experience in research and advocacy.

Other Desirable skills and Competencies

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese as Aurum’s working language (Portuguese is required for Mozambique). Excellent communications skills, both oral and written (excellent report & proposal writing), including public speaking.
  • Strong people and financial management skills
  • Computer Literate and Proficient in Microsoft Office including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Willingness and ability to travel nationally and internationally and in low-resource settings. Frequency of travel; 35%
  • Only National applicants or Permanent Residents of Mozambique will be considered.
  • (All applicants must have the right to live and work in Mozambique.)

Please provide current relevant references for background checks.

Chief Executive Officer / CEO

March 26, 2018 Uncategorized

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Job Description:

Our client, a leading Financial Services institution, is seeking a dynamic; commercially astute; and innovative leader to take up the role Chief Executive Officer / CEO within their Mozambican operation. This person will formulate and implement business strategy; manage key stakeholder relationships; drive a high performance corporate culture; and grow the Group’s Insurance business.

Responsibilities:

Strategic Planning and Development:

  • Assuming responsibility for the preparation of the strategic and development plans of the Company.
  • Ensuring effective business development and planning for the Company.
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the development of employer engagement, business development and other strategies that impact on the Groups’ performance.
  • Understanding the business environment and be able to interpret political, economic and market trends

Finance:

  • Determining the financial strategy for the Group, and maintaining and improving its financial health.
  • Implementing robust financial, risk and management information systems and an overarching internal control framework, thereby creating a financially secure and healthy Group.
  • Achieving profits in line with agreed targets.
  • Maintaining and managing an effective organization, controlling the cash-flow in conformity with the Board of Directors’ guidelines.

Business Development, Brand Support and Visibility:

  • Identifying market developments, political, economic, legislative and underwriting trends affecting profit and growth objectives so as to interpret their impact and ensure appropriate action is taken.
  • Developing and maintaining constructive business relationships with management and staff of broking firms at all levels and with direct clients.
  • Establishing personal relationships with major sources of revenue and business influence so as to foster the growth and standing of the Group.
  • Defining company growth objectives, monitoring progress, interpreting results and establishing and maintaining operating standards to this end.
  • Undertaking market research and leading in the development of appropriate products for the market.
  • Liaising with internal stakeholders and partners in the development and roll out of new products.
  • Identifying business development and growth opportunities in partnership with senior managers.
  • Evaluating market size, competitor accomplishments and industry structures, and making recommendations to the Board to assist in the development of the Groups’ goals.

Coordination of Reinsurance:

  • Determining the Company’s need for reinsurance protection and making arrangements accordingly.
  • Ensuring maximum growth of the unit through facultative new business production.
  • Maintaining existing facultative business/servicing current facultative business to achieve renewal targets.

Coordination of Information Communication Technology:

  • Coordinating strategic ICT planning so as to be in line with the Group’s Business Interests.
  • Ensuring that ICT projects in the group are implemented within agreed time scales.
  • Ensuring the integrity of the Group’s computerized systems by maintaining existing and implementing improved security measures.
  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the management information function within the Group and the accuracy, internal and external use of that information.

Audit and Compliance:

  • Ensuring all Government and Statutory requirements for the Company are met and that all returns and information required are properly submitted on time.
  • Ensuring the compliance review checks for the entire business are carried out.
  • Monitoring systems to ensure compliance of processes and tasks, to internal policies and the applicable law.

Communication and Corporate Affairs:

  • Developing and executing a corporate branding and communication strategy to achieve a positive corporate image.
  • Enhancing the corporate identity of the brand through effective and efficient advertising.
  • Providing overall guidance on all external communication materials and publications including promotional materials (leaflets, posters, banners).

Human Capital Management:

  • Developing and deploying staff to optimum effect so as to maximize their contribution and to introduce an effective performance monitoring system.
  • Maximizing human resources including training, staff development and succession planning for executive positions across the Group.

Quality Assurance, Development and Continuous Improvement:

  • Assuming strategic responsibility for the devising and implementation of an effective quality assurance system, development and quality improvement plans.
  • Working proactively with managers within the Group to develop an ethos of continuous improvement and development.

Requirements: Qualification and Skill

  • A Bachelor’s degree as well as a Master’s degree in a business-related field (advantageous)
  • Professional qualifications in FLMI and ACII.
  • At least 12 to 15 years’ experience, 8 of which must be at senior management level, within the financial services industry, in a busy high performing insurance industry.
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of the Mozambique insurance industry and its concepts.
  • A good understanding of local customers, the market and industry competitors.
  • Knowledge of insurance regulatory requirements.
  • Effective negotiation skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Report writing skills.
  • Effective business management skills.
  • Strong working knowledge of English (spoken and written).

Health Systems Adviser

March 23, 2018 Uncategorized

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OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

Integrated service delivery and Human resources: to provide technical advice and expertise for the development of integrated people-centred services for communities and referral for optimal use of resources by all programmes; to accelerate progress towards universal coverage of safe and quality health services; to assist the country to develop and manage a competent and motivated health workforce that can deliver integrated people-centred services.Coordination of health partners and better alignment of funding mechanisms from Global Health Initiatives: ensure that all stakeholders are aligned with the national priorities and plans; they use common M&E and review mechanisms aiming at strengthening one national health system.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

The incumbent is assigned all or part of the following responsibilities which are performed according to the needs and agenda: 1. Provide technical support, catalyse change, and build sustainable institutional capacity of the MoH in the formulation of plans, development and implementation of innovative approaches to health sector reforms with focus on service delivery, patient safety and health workforce;2. Provide leadership and engage in partnerships for the achievement of universal health coverage;3. Stimulate the generation, dissemination and application of valuable knowledge in the area of service delivery/HR and UHC4. Undertake in-depth health systems development analysis and policy dialogue based on specific national and regional policy issues, in close collaboration with the HSP Technical Unit and other relevant units within Health Systems and Innovations Cluster at both Regional and HQ level;5. Enhance coordination and communication of partners using different funding mechanisms (e.g. the Global Fund, PROSAUDE) around one common plan and M&E platform6. Coordinate the health system cluster team development and implementation of work plans in support of integrated service delivery and the health sector reforms (not more than 20% of time);7. Support the WR function in Advocacy, Partnership and Representation, implementation and review of CCS; Resource Mobilization, Policy Development and Technical Cooperation vis a vis the government, partners and AFRO programmes and Administration and Management of the country office.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

Essential: Advanced University Degree in a health related field with a postgraduate degree (master’s equivalent) in public health, health systems management, health policy/planning, health economics or related health/social sciences.
Desirable: Training in health service delivery, policy analysis and development, health planning, human resources for health development and management.

Experience

Essential: At least 7 years’ experience in the management of public health programmes including at least 5 years at international level.
Desirable: Experience and knowledge of the work of WHO and other related UN agencies will be advantageous.

Skills

High level of expertise and knowledge of at least one of the core priority areas outlined aboveExpertise in developing health program strategiesExpertise in managing a teamGood knowledge of policy making, planning and financing processes in the health sector and health coordination mechanisms and partnerships Knowledge of health systems development and management in low or middle income countries

WHO Competencies

Teamwork
Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences
Communication
Ensuring the effective use of resources
Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Use of Language Skills

Essential: Intermediate knowledge of English. Expert knowledge of Portuguese.
Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of Spanish.

REMUNERATION

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars. The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 71,332 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2770 per month for the duty station indicated above. Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

Child Health Project Manager

March 19, 2018 Uncategorized

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SolidarMed is a leading non-profit organization working to improve the health of people in rural Sub Saharan Africa. Working together with national partners to strengthen health systems and community capacities, we are committed to scientific evidence and policy dialogue both as foundations and objectives of our work.

We are offering an exciting position for an experienced Project Manager to join our passionate Moçambique team. For this key position, we are looking for a well-grounded and experienced professional with strong interpersonal and management skills and an academic background in medical sciences and/or public health.

Child Health Project Manager Ancuabe, Moçambique

Contract type: Full time (100%) appointment (minimum 3 years)
Place of Assignment: Ancuabe, Moçambique
Start of Duties: March 2018

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support two districts health directorates (Chiure, Ancuabe) to improve quality and coverage of child/adolescent health services related to HIV and nutrition
  • Pilot and scientifically assess new strategies in view of potential scaling up
  • Support selected activities to strengthen the District Health System (infrastructure, equipment etc.)
  • Coordinate and support a local team
  • Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participate in research programs (specifically an ART patient cohort; www.iedea.sa)
    Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial health directorate, Ministry of health, another NGO’s etc
  • This position is predominantly a Project Manager position, but we welcome clinical participation in HIV or nutritional service provision
  • Administrative tasks include budget control, project cycle management and reporting

Your profile

  • Paediatric or internal medicine Physician (MD) with strong interest or degree in public health (MPH)
  • Clinical expertise in HIV or nutrition is an asset
  • Public Health working experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Experience in project and staff management, interest in knowledge sharing, applied field research and scientific exchange
  • Fluent English and Portuguese (written, spoken)
  • If Portuguese is not yet spoken: French, Italian or Spanish and the willingness to learn Portuguese (you should be at ease in learning new languages);
  • Solid computer skills, ideally also data analysis
  • Willingness to live in a safe, but rural and remote area of Africa as only foreigner in the community

We offer

A fascinating and up to date project in a rural African setting in a stimulating environment, linked to bilateral organizations, universities and non-governmental organizations. You will be part of a motivated team with flat hierarchies. We also offer a specific training with the possibility of clinical collaboration as well as to capitalize experiences, network scientifically and participate in conferences. As part of Solidarmed, you benefit from an attractive package commensurate with Swiss standards. Family posting is possible and desirable. Interesting, safe, rural African setting, but no international schools are available at place of work.

For details of the benefit package available, please see our General Conditions of Employment http://www.solidarmed.ch/en/solidarmed/jobs. Salary will be commensurate with experience.