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 German international cooperation and currently focuses on three priority areas: 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.
The Malawi German Health Programme (MGHP) is the technical cooperation programme of the German Development Cooperation’s (GDC) support to the health sector in Malawi. It is commissioned by the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, BMZ, and implemented by GIZ. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) co-finances MGHP.
The title of the MGHP is “Health Systems Strengthening with a Focus on Reproductive Health”. MGHP provides technical support to the Ministry of Health (MOH), regulatory bodies, academic institutions, and implements interventions in the four target districts of Dedza, Lilongwe, Mchinji and Ntcheu.
The areas of support are (1) quality of care, (2) district HR management (3) health information and digitalization (4) central hospital reform and (5) epidemic preparedness.
The current programme phase runs from 01.08.2020 till 31.07.2023.
GIZ is recruiting an Infectious Diseases Advisor for the Malawi German Health Programme (MGHP).
Position: Infectious Diseases Advisor
The technical advisor has the following core responsibilities:
In this context, the position holder performs the following tasks in close collaboration with other international and national technical advisors of MGHP:
Technical advice (capacity development)
Management and coordination
Communication and networking
Other duties/additional tasks
C. Required qualifications, competencies and experience
It is expected that the period of employment will run from 01.08.2021 until 31.07.2023.
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 diploma’s and degrees to:
The Head of HR,
P.O. Box 31131,
The closing date for applications is 15th June, 2021. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Women are encouraged to apply.