• Misau, Bauchi State


  • Permanent

  • Full-time

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Medical Director provides leadership for the ECHO Project activities and ensure its high performance in Niassa province. These activities will include but are not limited to, service delivery quality improvement, staff and partner training, and capacity assessment and capacity building. S/he will oversee multi-disciplinary integrated teams or Equipes Integradas, coordinate with government and donor activities at the provincial level, lead the preparation of related project documents and deliverables, and oversee development of guidelines/protocols and training materials.

Key Roles and Responsibilities

Provides direction, leadership, and on-going monitoring of the ECHO Project’s activities in Niassa

Establishes solid relationships with our Provincial Health Directorate (Directoria Provincial de Saúde – DPS) and District Health Directorate (Servicos Distritais de Saúde, Género, Criança e Acção Social – SDSGCAS) partners in order to create mutually agreeable MOUs

Oversees multi-disciplinary integrated teams or Equipes Integradas (EIs)

Assesses current managerial and operational efficiencies at the provincial and district level and identifies critical areas for project capacity building initiatives

Leads project initiatives that aim to increase and extend the administrative, managerial, and operational capacity of provincial and district levels

Coordinates and works with a diverse group of organizations, including MISAU, provincial and district health staff, several international and national development partner organizations

Provides technical assistance to provincial and district technical teams for outputs and activities related to integrated service delivery

Responsible for ensuring the achievement of expected outcomes and quality review/assurance in project activities

Participates in relevant provincial level planning and review meetings, technical working groups (TWGs), donor coordination meetings, PEPFAR/USAID meetings, and other relevant fora, to ensure that our support to ECHO districts aligns with and complements the efforts of others, as well as to share best practices and learning

Contributes to brainstorming and development of research agendas and special projects related to improving service delivery

Oversees the preparation of provincial-level workplans, progress reports and inputs for ECHO-wide reports and deliverables

Preferred Qualifications

Clinical degree (medical doctor or nurse)

At least 10 years of relevant professional experience in international health programs

Significant experience managing and coordinating field activities

Demonstrated understanding of policies, guidelines and existing challenges to HIV/AIDS health quality in Mozambique

Strong management, program planning, interpersonal, team building, and communications skills

Significant management and organizational experience at large donor-funded development programs

Experience with performance improvement approaches, decentralization, and performance-based planning is desirable

Fluent Portuguese; strong English skills highly desirable

Minimum Qualifications

(8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience


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