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Component Leader in District Health Management

Date Posted: Apr 09, 2020

Job Description

As a federal enterprise, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH supports the German Government in achieving its objective in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. GIZ operates in more than 130 countries around the globe. In Malawi, GIZ has been working for more than 50 years. Malawi is a priority for the German international cooperation which currently focuses on three priority areas: basic education, health and private sector development in rural areas. In addition to our work on these areas, we also work on public financial and economic management and social protection.

GIZ is recruiting a Component Leader in District Health Management in our Health Systems Programme with a focus on Reproductive Health Strengthening

Position: Component Leader in District Health Management

The incumbent reports to the Team Leader and performance the following tasks.

A. Responsibilities

The component leader is responsible for

  • managing the component District Health Management in accordance with the order and project goals and activities agreed with the partner, team agreements and/or agreements with the superior
  • providing professional advice to partners and cooperating with important stakeholders
  • innovation and knowledge management and communication of Innovations to a broad target group
  • integrating results and experience into teamwork and the work of all relevant groups management of staff assigned by the team leader

B. Tasks

Management and coordination tasks

The component leader (General)

  • is responsible for the orders and measures in the programme that are assigned to him/her and for managing all staff members who report to him/her
  • in the absence of the team leader, takes appropriate measures to secure operation of the programme (HR)
  • manages staff in accordance with management principles and guidelines to promote corporate identity, enable employees to carry out tasks independently and create scope for developing creativity and Innovation
  • is responsible fur assignment planning, recruiting, selecting, grating, and developing staff members who report to him/her
  • monitors and manages staff and ensures that they provide cost-effective services
  • carries out the annual staff assessment and development talk for staff members who report to him/her

Strategy and operations;

  • ensures that the services provided by the component are aligned with the partner’s needs
  • ensures integration, communication and collaboration of his/her component team with other components
  • Is responsible for project planning for the component and develops project concepts and strategies,
  • ensures implementation using GIZ’s Capacity Works to assure quality
  • sets priorities within the budget allocated to the component, manages and monitors the component budget in consultation with the officer responsible for the contract and cooperation
  • coordinates and prioritises relevant project activities at local level in cooperation with the partners, both as regards the organisational preparation and implementation of the activities
  • monitors project progress and the activities of component. including data collection for programme indicators;
  • reviews reports and documents on the progress of Joint programmes /identifies bottlenecks and recommend s alternative management options to the team leader

2. Professional advisory services

The component leader
  • advises partner institution(s) on national and district level, identifying needs, developing concepts and strategies, and provides technical input
  • participates in identifying needs for external support and advice. works on policy recommendations and develops a strategic approach
  • contributes to preparing and implementing the coordination process, joint programme activities and work in the regions formulates job descriptions and terms of reference and selects and supervises third parties in the course of carrying out programme activities, including performance evaluation
  • monitors the development and implementation of programme plans and activities in close consultation with counterparts deals with the design,
  • Preparation and implementation of workshops, seminars and other events on issues related to the programme’s area of activity within relevant regulations and guidelines

3. Networking and cooperation

The component leader
  • ensures cooperation, regular contact and dialogue with partners, Incl. the political partner (Ministry of Health and Population), relevant local authorities, civil society actors as well as development partners active in the field of work
  • contributes to programme communications work and cooperates with local communities, relevant organisations, non-governmental agencies and individuals in the programme environment and with other projects to improve and maintain good working relationships
  • communicates local interests and efforts, forwards these and encourages sharing ideas and information for the benefit of the project/programme
  • travels (abroad) in the region regularly, in accordance with project requirements.

4. Knowledge management

The component leader

  • compiles information on District Health Management and ensures knowledge transfer
  • develops ready-to-use strategies and technical concepts, including guidelines, manuals and procedures
  • integrates learning from operations into component planning and implementation
  • draws up reports and presentation documents
  • formulates appropriate input for various project/programme reports including annual reports, and contributes to the other reports required by the team leader and GIZ Head Office
  • assists with research activities and studies an political issues which benefit joint programmes.

5. Other duties/additional tasks

The component manager/officer responsible for implementation

Plays an active role in the MGHP management team, introduces activities to promote team work and acts as a mentor to others
performs other duties and tasks at the request of management.

C. Required qualifications, competences and experience

  • Masters/MSc or Doctorate in Public Health, Health Management, Human Resource Management, Health Education or equivalent
  • clinical degree in nursing or medicine is an advantage Professional experience
  • Not less than 15 years’ professional experience,
  • Not less than 5 years’ successful management experience
  • Not less than S years of work experience in international governmental or non-governmental institution
  • Experience in results-oriented planning and management

Other knowledge, additional competences
  • Passion for achieving results V Positive, pro-active approach to innovation and change
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build relationships, persuade, influence and adapt communication styles to different situations and individuals.
  • Good at organizing work for her/himself and a team
  • Ability to work independently, strategically and self-directed
  • Broad knowledge of best practices, techniques and processes related to district health management
  • Very good working knowledge of IT and computer applications (e.g. MS Office)
  • Willingness to upskill as required by the tasks to be performed — corresponding measures are agreed with management
  • Fluent written and oral knowledge of the English and Chichewa.

How to apply

Interested candidates should submit their applications electronically and these should include: a motivation letter, current resume of the applicant and certified scanned copies of relevant certificates to.

The Human Resource Manager


P.O. Box 31131,

Lilongwe 3


The closing date for applications is 20th April 2020 at 2pm Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Women are encouraged to apply

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