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Project Management Specialist - HIV

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2019

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This position is based in Lilongwe and is open to Qualified Malawian Citizens.

Opening: September 30, 2019;

Deadline date for applications: October 25, 2019

Post: Project Management Specialist (HIV/Health Systems Strenghtening)


The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct technical and management oversight for the Human Resources for Health (HRH) portfolio, including Government to Government assistance of the U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program. The incumbent will require a depth of expertise that will allow him/her to serve as the USAID Mission expert and principal advisor on HRH issues across Malawi’s health sector, and is a principal advisor to Government of Malawi (including National AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health officials) and other donors and stakeholders engaged in HRH in the country. This position is a member of the USAID/Malawi Health, Population and Nutrition (HPN) team and expected to serve in an interagency leadership role as co-chair of a USG Health Systems Strengthening Technical Working Group (TWG) and shape PEPFAR strategy on HRH investments. The incumbent will design, implement, and monitor programs designed to increase the number and quality of clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, and health personnel managers’ in-country, with an emphasis on sustainability and partnership. S/he will provide activity oversight as contracting officer representative (COR) and activity manager and provide technical guidance to implementing partners and Mission staff on HRH issues.


Any application that does not meet the minimum requirements stated below will not be evaluated. Only short listed applicants will be contacted. If you have not been contacted within one month from the closing date of this solicitation, please consider your application unsuccessful.

  1. Education: Master’s degree in public health, health systems, or public administration.
  2. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of work experience in a programmatic or professional position with demonstrated capabilities in working collaboratively with senior managerial and technical host-country counterparts, donors and other stakeholders at national and decentralized levels; providing technical support and capacity building assistance for improvements in public health outcomes.
  3. Language Proficiency Level IV fluent knowledge of English and Chichewa (speaking/writing/reading).
  4. Job Knowledge: : A thorough knowledge of health care service delivery, extension of health care services to underserved populations/areas, and management of health care services is required. An in-depth knowledge of the range of programs, policies, regulations and precedents applicable to development and administration of national/international public health program is required. The incumbent must have a sound knowledge of the main technical and substantive issues related to HIV/AIDS in Malawi and good understanding of Malawi’s social, cultural and political characteristics. A background in HRH in support of health and HIV/AIDS program objectives is critical for this position. Familiarity with USAID programs, policies and regulations is highly desirable. Knowledge of office information systems is also required, especially Office power point and excel.
  5. Skills and Abilities: Strong leadership, negotiation and coordination skills are required to lead results-driven project teams and workgroups. Ability to analyze, understand and discuss new program design, management and implementation approaches is required. This includes the development of evaluation designs, use of reliable and valid instruments, and methods for data collection, analysis and reports. The incumbent must be able to develop and maintain a range of technical and senior level contacts in government, donor, and local and national implementing and advocacy organizations. He/she must be able to interpret regulatory directives, understand the principles of affirmative action, and have skill with computers, including Word and Excel software. The incumbent must be able to keep current in changes in HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment technical and programmatic issues as this field is dynamic and new information becomes available constantly. He/she also must be able to analyze technical updates and apply them to the national debate, policies and USG programs as appropriate. Skills in conceptualizing project programming, policies and plans and developing strategies for their implementation is required. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and proactively work to achieve consensus on policy, project and administrative matters is required.

Salary range: $50,240-$77,876 (annual basic salary paid in local currency Kwacha at the prevailing exchange rate), equivalent to FSN-11 Exception Rate Range.

How to apply

For a complete solicitation for this opening please visit:

Only those fulfilling the education and experience requirements listed above should submit their application by e-mail to:


or through regular mail to:

USAID/Malawi, Human Resources Section,
NICO House City Centre,
P.O. Box 30455,
Lilongwe 3

following the PRESENTING AN OFFER instructions stated in the solicitation. The strict closing date/deadline for receipt of applications is October 25, 2019.

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