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Project Management Specialist (OHPN)

Date Posted: Oct 14, 2019

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SOLICITATION FOR USAID PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST – CHILD HEALTH OFFICE OF HEALTH, POPULATION AND NUTRITION (OHPN)

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

Opening: October 1, 2019;

Deadline date for applications: October 25, 2019


BASIC FUNCTION:

The primary purpose of the Project Management Specialist (Child Health Specialist) position is to provide direct oversight for the Child health portfolio which cuts across the USAID/Malawi health portfolio and is active in the majority of the districts in the country. The incumbent will oversee the child health components under the health component of Development Objective (DO) 1 and be responsible for the technical leadership and day to day management of child health activities undertaken by USAID implementing partners with particular emphasis on strengthening service delivery at the facility and community levels. She/he will be in close coordination with Ministry of Health (MOH) counterparts including the Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) Program, the Acute Respiratory Infection unit and the Child Health Services Unit of the MOH. In addition, the Incumbent will work closely with the USAID President’s Malaria Initiative (PM’) team on all issues related to malaria, including integrated community case management (iCCM) and Integrated Management of Childhood Illness (IMCI) among other interventions. More importantly, the Child Health Specialist will work closely with the Maternal and Neonatal Specialist on implementation of USAID’s newest MNCH initiative, Ending Preventable Child and Maternal Deaths (EPCMD). Liaising with the MOH central staff and the various Directors and Program Managers will be a critical aspect of this person.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

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: A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health with a focus on Child Health, Maternal Child Health, or a closely related field is required – Master’s Degree in Public Health with a focus on Child Health, Maternal Child Health is preferred
  2. Prior Work Experience: A minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience in the health field. at least three of which were specifically in the area of health care policy is required. A minimum of five years of experience is required in applied public health programs including Child Health, policy and coordination is required. Experience should include analysis and interpretation of data and the presentation of findings in written and/or oral form. Experience with health-based non-governmental organizations (NGO) is desirable.
  3. Language Proficiency: Level IV (Fluent) English oral and writing skill are required since the position requires writing reports and technical analyses and participation in meetings with English speakers on complex topics. Level IV in local language, Chichewa required.
  4. Job Knowledge: Must have broad knowledge of the main technical and substantive issues related to child health and infectious disease in Malawi and a strong understanding of Malawi’s social, cultural and political characteristics. Familiarity with USG programs, policies and regulations is highly desirable.
  5. Skills and Abilities: The incumbent must have superior analytical and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships across government entities, donor organizations, bilateral and multilateral agencies and private-sector organizations. The ability to obtain, evaluate and interpret factual data and prepare precise, accurate and complete reports is required. The incumbent must have the ability to assist in the development of revised public policies. 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. Strong computer skills and knowledge of software program applications authorized for USAID use, such as Word. Excel, PowerPoint or other database software, and word processing programs are also necessary.


How to apply


For a complete solicitation for this opening please visit: https://mw.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs

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

Email: malawijobs@usaid.gov

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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  • Location
    Lilongwe
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  • Type
    Full Time
  • Positions
    1
  • Apply Before
    26 Oct, 2019

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