SOLICITATION FOR USAID PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST – DISTRICT HIV/AIDS HEALTH SYSTEMS (OFFICE OF HEALTH POPULATION AND NUTRITION)
This position is based in Lilongwe and is open to Qualified Malawian Citizens.
Opening: March 09, 2021;
Deadline date for applications: March 26, 2021
The primary purpose of this position is to provide direct technical and management oversight for the Human Resources for Health (HRH) portfolio, including Government to Government assistance of the U.S. government President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) program.
The incumbent will require a depth of expertise that will allow him/her to serve as the USAID Mission expert and principal advisor on HRH issues across Malawi’s health sector and is a principal advisor to Government of Malawi (including National AIDS Commission and Ministry of Health officials) and other donors and stakeholders engaged in HRH in the country. This position is a member of the USAID/Malawi Health Population and Nutrition (HPN) team and expected to serve in an interagency leadership role as co-chair of a USG Health Systems Strengthening Technical Working Group (TWG) and shape PEPFAR strategy on HRH investments. The incumbent will design, implement, and monitor programs designed to increase the number and quality of clinicians, public health professionals, community health workers, and health personnel managers in-country, with an emphasis on sustainability and partnership. S/he will provide activity oversight as contracting officer representative (COR) and activity manager and provide technical guidance to implementing partners and Mission staff on HRH issues.
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.
Education: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Systems, or Public Administration
Prior Work Experience: A minimum of five years of work experience in a programmatic or professional position with demonstrated capabilities in: working collaboratively with senior managerial and technical host-country counterparts, donors and other stakeholders at national and decentralized levels; providing technical support and capacity building assistance for improvements in public health outcomes.
Language Proficiency: Level IV (fluent) ability is required in written and spoken English, since the position requires writing reports and technical analyses and participation in meetings with English speakers on complex topics. Level IV also required in Chichewa, speaking/writing/reading.
EVALUATION AND SELECTION FACTORS
After an initial application screening, the best qualified applicants may be invited for a written examination and to an oral interview.
Quality Ranking Factors (QRFs):
1. Education: Pass/Fail
2. Experience: Pass/Fail
3. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 40 points
4. Interview (Oral & written test): 60 points
TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 100 points
The successful candidate will be selected based on a review of his/her qualifications, work experience, skills, and abilities; an interview; and the results of reference checks. The hiring panel may check references that have not been specifically identified by applicants and may check references before or after a candidate is interviewed.
NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications received, we will only contact applicants who are being considered. Thank you for your understanding.
Salary range: $50,240 – $77,876 (annual basic salary paid in local currency Kwacha at the prevailing exchange rate), equivalent to FSN-11, Exceptional Rate Range.