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Programmatic Support Consultancy – Chikwawa District

Date Posted: Oct 08, 2020

Job Description

The Role

Last Mile Health is committed to supporting the Community Health Services Sections (CHSS) in Malawi to implement its community health program in line with the national community health strategy (2017 – 2021). As the COVID-19 epidemic continues to pose a threat to delivery of community health services and broader health care, Last Mile Health’s focus will continue to be on ensuring that a strengthened and robust community health system is in place to offer both routine community health services as well as much needed emergency response for COVID-19 at community level in Malawi.

The Consultant will work in close collaboration with the Program Manager to strengthen communication and coordination processes with the district health management team which facilitates effective oversight of the LMH COVID-19 interventions, as well as supporting effective program delivery. The successful candidate must be willing to reside in Chikwawa District for the period of this contract.

Project Details:

  • Commitment – 3 months at 40 hours per week with an immediate start date preferred
  • Location – Chikwawa District (permanent residence in Chikwawa preferred)

What You’ll Do
  • Technical Support
  • Facilitate meetings with district government and external stakeholders to revise and agree to an implementation plan
  • Conduct ongoing monitoring/ support visits to activity sites
  • Document program success stories and good practices
  • Assist in mapping of Community Health Workers and Community Health Structures for the district
  • Assist in collecting data for Stakeholder mapping of the district
  • Data entry for training pre and post tests
  • Actively participate and assist technical team in drafting and finalizing quarterly work plan and budget
  • Report writing as required
  • Administrative Support
  • Prepare meeting/workshop materials e.g. participants registration forms, attendance sheets
  • Send invitation letter and follow up with invites to confirm availability and participation of attendees
  • Assist Program team to produce letters, documents, reports, presentations and materials for distribution (Including word processing, computer graphics, layout, photocopying, etc.)
  • Organize and coordinate meetings on-site and off-site; verify meeting venues, arrange for water/refreshments
  • Assist in preparing budgets for meetings/trainings
  • Coordinate transport needs for the district for both LMH and MoH as required to ensure that a comprehensive transportation schedule for district planned activities, is in place
  • Provide quotes for lodging and venues
  • Finance Support
  • Manage accountability forms during meetings/trainings; registration sheets, allowance sheets
  • Assist in disbursing cash during trainings/workshops, as required
  • Assist in reconciliation of expenses, ensuring that valid receipts and documents are in place

What You’ll Bring

  • Diploma in Public Health, Environmental health.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Flexible and able to prioritise competing workloads
  • Ability to communicate complex and sensitive information with discretion and confidence
  • Motivation and commitment to Last Mile Health’s mission
  • Demonstrated experience of providing monitoring and evaluation support

You’ll Impress Us If

  • You have a BSc in Public Health or Environmental Health
  • You have previously worked at the district level in Chikwawa

How to apply

This consultancy was posted on October 6, 2020 and applications will be accepted through 5:00pm CAT on October 15, 2020. Please either submit your CV to our application portal accessible from Last Mile Health’s website or email it to:

Email: consultancy@lastmilehealth.org

specifying “Programmatic Support Consultancy – Chikwawa District” as the email subject.

About Last Mile Health

Founded in Liberia over a decade ago, Last Mile Health’s mission is to save lives in the world’s most remote communities. Over more than a decade of partnership with Liberia’s Ministry of Health, we have seen the transformative impact that occurs when governments are supported to build strong community health systems. Through effective country programs and global initiatives, we partner with governments to design, scale, strengthen, and sustain teams of digitally empowered community and frontline health workers who bring high-quality primary healthcare within reach of millions of rural people. Our vision is a health worker within reach of everyone, everywhere.

Building on our flagship 10-year country program in Liberia, Last Mile Health decided to build a partnership with the Ministry of Health in Malawi, supporting national and subnational efforts to extend high-quality primary healthcare to hard-to-reach communities across the country. For more information, visit www.lastmilehealth.org .

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at LMH. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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