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Technical Advisor: Health Services Job in Angola

Technical Advisor: Health Services (Luanda, Angola ) Location: Luanda, Angola Package: A competitive package will be offered Closing date: 1 November 2011 Starting date: ASAP Reference: PSI-TA-Angola

About Population Service International PSI is a leading global health organization with programs targeting malaria, child survival, HIV and reproductive health. Working in partnership within the public and private sectors, and harnessing the power of the markets, PSI provides life-saving products, clinical services and behavior change communications that empower the world's most vulnerable populations to lead healthier lives. PSI's core values are a belief in markets and market mechanisms to contribute to sustained improvements in the lives of the poor; results and a strong focus on measurement; speed and efficiency with a predisposition to action and an aversion to bureaucracy; decentralization and empowering our staff at the local level; and a long term commitment to the people we serve. PSI has programs in 67 countries.

About PSI Angola PSI Angola was established in 2000 initially working in HIV/AIDS prevention and later broadening its scope to include malaria and diarrheal disease prevention in 2004 and 2008 respectively. In coordination with the Angolan Ministry of Health and many other partners, PSI/Angola is increasing access to essential health commodities and implementing targeted behavior change communications. By leveraging commercial and community distribution channels, PSI Angola compliments public sector distribution efforts and contributes to increasing coverage levels.

Mission Talent Recruitment has been tasked by PSI with providing an exclusive search for the position of a Technical Advisor: Health Services (Angola).

Tasks & Responsibilities

Provide technical leadership and guidance to support PSI/Angola’s Social Marketing and Behavior Change Communications programs in HIV, family planning, malaria and child survival
Build the technical expertise and program management capacity of senior technical staff to design and manage effective and efficient interventions
Support technical Program Directors to set and achieve ambitious DALY, sales and distribution targets and monitor their performance towards these goals
Ensure all Program Directors develop and implement project logframes and annual marketing plans using the Delta process for all interventions and monitor their performance
Ensure Program Directors develop research briefs and use research results to identify priorities and drive intervention strategies
Improve the efficiency and health impact of prevention programs while effectively leveraging staff and resources and developing strategies that maximize synergies between health areas
Support program directors in identifying and assessing market need and feasibility for new products and services within existing health areas
Identify and pursue opportunities for new cross cutting health interventions and new technologies
Contribute to the development of PSI/Angola’s five year strategic plan
Maintain regular and strong donor, Government and other stakeholder relations, including building partner technical capacity as needed

Qualifications, Capabilities/Skills and Experience

Masters degree in relevant field (MBA, MSW, MPH) or equivalent experience
Technical expertise in the area of social marketing, HIV, reproductive health, maternal and/or child health preferred
3-5 years demonstrated health experience
At least four years of work experience in a developing country, experience in a post conflict environment preferred
Experience managing USAID funded projects, including managing a diverse team preferred
Familiarity with international health, development issues and the international donor community
Experience logical frameworks, marketing planning and program management tools preferred
Ability to work effectively in partnership with a variety of audiences and organizations
Fluency in spoken and written English
Fluency in Portuguese or Spanish preferred
INGO experience strongly preferred
Excellent writing, presentation and interpersonal communication skills preferred

How to apply Since PSI East Africa has tasked Mission Talent to undertake this search, all applications must be sent directly to Katja: stating PSI-TA-Angola in the subject line. Kindly attach your relevant CV (in English) and a suitability statement (not more than 350 words).

Thank you in advance for your interest in this position. Please note that only candidates under serious consideration can be contacted.

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