Population Services International

  • Malaria Technical Director, Angola

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/19/2018 4:26 PM)
    Job ID
    2018-2638
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Country Program Operations
    Position Location: City
    Luanda
    Region
    Southern Africa
    Position Location: Country
    Angola
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    Job title Malaria Technical Director

    Department PSI/Angola

    Based in Luanda, Angola

    Reports to the Chief of Party

     

    Who we are

    We’re Population Services International (PSI), the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We work to make it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services that range from mosquito nets to contraceptives to HIV testing.

    There are over 9,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. It’s a diverse group of entrepreneurs and professionals with an unusually wide range of backgrounds - from the medical industry to the music business - all with unique skills we bring to the job.

    Join us!

    With support from the government of Angola and international donors such as USAID and various private foundations, PSI/Angola has worked in Angola for almost 20 years. We have implemented social marketing, social franchising and behavior change communication to deliver prevention and treatment products and services across a wide range of health areas including HIV/AIDS, family planning, malaria, and water-borne diseases. PSI/Angola harnesses the strength of the private sector through working with private pharmacies and a net of sustainable clinics.

    We are looking for an experienced Malaria Technical Director to lead all malaria-related components of service delivery interventions with a focus on continuous quality improvement. You would provide key capacity building technical guidance and regular support to project staff in the Luanda office, as well as key focal points across other regions in Angola, and regular collaborate with the Ministry of Health and implementing partners.

    Sound like you? Read on.

     

    Your contribution

    • Technical leadership and oversight to strengthen integrated malaria service delivery
    • Lead the design and implementation of relevant interventions to improve malaria case management, including ICCM and ensure that they are high quality, appropriate, and aligned with MOH, donor and stakeholder expectations.
    • Strengthen community and facility level technical capacity to deliver malaria health services, including the capacity to sustain and bring to scale high quality activities activities
    • Assist MOH to design and implement evaluations and assessments to identify gaps, measure impact and track performance of interventions.
    • Effectively apply tools, national standards and guidelines and best practices to improve service delivery
    • Contribute to design and implementation of effective supportive supervision system to improve malaria case management, MIP, ICCM and other relevant health services interventions. Supervise service delivery improvements teams
    • Ensure effective collaboration between the project partners and stakeholders, MOH and the donor organizations.
    • Actively participate in data quality improvement initiatives, including HMIS/DHIS2 and others. Lead data for decision making initiatives
    • Support the development and tracking of relevant performance indicators
    • Support the development and implementation of annual project work plans and budgets with the Chief of Party
    • Contribute to regular and ad hoc project reporting and the development of project deliverables

     

    What are we looking for?

    The basics

    • You have advanced degree in public health, infectious disease, or related field required; clinical degree (MD) preferred
    • You have minimum of 10 years of experience implementing health programs in developing and transitioning countries, with at least 5 years of experience as a technical advisor in malaria integrated health programs
    • Experience supporting service delivery quality improvement initiatives preferred
    • You have experience in program design, strategic planning and integrated approaches to facility and community-level service delivery improvement
    • You work effectively with program staff, implementing partners, national and local governments and donor organizations. Experience with USAID and PMI funded projects preferred.
    • You have experience and are passionate in building local technical, management and leadership capacity.
    • You are fluent in English and Portuguese.
    • References will be required.

     

    What would get us excited?

     

    Capacity Builder: You have experience in building institution, local technical, management and leadership capacity.

     

    Motivated people person: You enjoy working closely with others to help reach their full potential, and connecting them to resources and opportunities.   

     

    STATUS

    • Exempt

    PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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