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Technical Director, Mozambique

FHI 360

FHI 360

IT
Mozambique
Posted on Friday, August 25, 2023

Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery, Anticipated Mozambique Improved Maternal, Newborn, Child Health, Immunization and Nutrition Activity

About FHI 360:

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research, and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Technical Director, Integrated Health Service Delivery (IHSD) for an anticipated USAID-funded integrated health project in Mozambique.

Description:

The Technical Director, IHSD will provide management and technical oversight of integrated health service delivery and technical assistance (TA) activities for maternal newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition, and immunization services at facility and community levels. The Technical Director, IHSS will report directly to the Chief of Party (COP) and work in tandem with other technical and operational staff to support efficient and effective project implementation. This position will take a leadership role in ensuring the Activity meets stated integrated health service delivery goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements. The Technical Director, IHSS will also coordinate among USAID, donors, other health implementing partners (IPs), and numerous Government of the Republic of Mozambique (GRM) institutions and representatives, at the district, provincial and national level, for integrated health service delivery activities. The proposed candidate must fulfill the position requirements detailed below.

Job Summary/Responsibilities:

  • Provide management and technical leadership on integrated health service delivery and ensure quality of maternal newborn and child health (MNCH), nutrition and immunization services.
  • Provide supervisory and operational oversight of provincial project teams to ensure that the project meets intended service delivery goals, quality standards, and reporting requirements.
  • Actively ensure alignment across the project’s clinical and community health systems approaches to ensure the project delivers a comprehensive and coordinated package of technical support.
  • Coordinate effective engagement and communication between project technical leads and teams and provincial implementation teams, and coordination and collaboration with partners and other stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the project technical strategies, and coordinate development of Province-level annual work planning and quarterly or monthly action planning, and quarterly and annual reporting.
  • Support the COP to ensure that all areas of the project are integrated and maximize the use of available project resources.
  • Represent the project in key national forums and help maintain strong relationships with USAID, GRM at all levels, project partners, and other stakeholders.
  • Establish and maintain strategic relationships with host country central and district local government structures and other implementing partners across levels to reach a common understanding of the activity, avoid duplication, strengthen, and supplement USAID/Mozambique programs.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or other advanced degree (PhD, MD) in a relevant field, such as medicine, public health, business administration, or social sciences.
  • At least 15 years of experience in managing and/or implementing integrated health service delivery or technical assistance programming addressing MNCH, nutrition, and immunization in a similar context, with at least ten of those years working in Mozambique as a senior advisor or staff member.
  • Experience and expertise in evidence-based health system strengthening, facility- and community-based MNCH, nutrition, and/or immunization service delivery approaches.
  • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively with a broad range of public and private sector counterparts, donors, and other key stakeholders.
  • Experience supervising large teams in the implementation of integrated health programming.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, and English language oral presentation skills.
  • Previous experience working on USG-funded health programming in Mozambique.


This job posting summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.

FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law.

Our values and commitments to safeguarding: FHI 360 is committed to preventing any type of abuse, exploitation and harassment in our work environments and programs, including sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. FHI 360 takes steps to safeguard the welfare of everyone who engages with our organization and programs and requires that all personnel, including staff members and volunteers, share this commitment and sign our code of conduct. All offers of employment will be subject to appropriate screening checks, including reference, criminal record and terrorism finance checks. FHI 360 also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme (MDS), facilitated by the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response. In line with the MDS, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any substantiated findings of sexual abuse, exploitation and/or harassment during the applicant’s tenure with previous employers. By applying, job applicants confirm their understanding of these recruitment procedures and consent to these screening checks.

FHI 360 will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws.

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