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PSI seeks qualified candidates for the position of Director, Maternal Child Health (MCH) to be based in Luanda, Angola, reporting directly to the Technical Advisor, Health Services. Program components include Malaria treatment, diagnostics, and prevention interventions, with potential to scale up new interventions or ACT treatment supporting widespread availability of drugs through the private sector in three provinces. The position will also oversee the diarrheal disease prevention component. The MCH Director will lead strategic thinking and contribute toward development of marketing plans for products and services supporting comprehensive Malaria and diarrheal disease programs and communication campaigns. Excellent communication, analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills; ability to solve problems; an interest in private sector approaches to public health; and the ability to produce results in difficult circumstances are a prerequisite. Through provision of quality technical inputs, the candidate will maintain partnerships with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and private sector to ensure the success of the program. Reports to the Technical Advisor, Health Services, working closely with Angolan Malaria program managers, Marketing, S&D, and Research Departments.
•Work collaboratively with country program staff to achieve program objectives and deliverables, mentoring and developing local staff capacity in project strategic planning, marketing, and communications design and development across programmatic areas
•Provide technical assistance to operationalize new malaria strategies toward containment and elimination. Includes development of work plans guiding rapid expansion of existing franchise of private sector providers, mobile service delivery points, and public sector partnerships
•Lead teams in development of appropriate maternal child health communication, training protocols, project monitoring and evaluation strategies and tools
•Lead with Angolan counterparts and with assistance of Technical Advisor, Health Services external relations with NMCP and government partners, partner stakeholders, PR and Global Fund, other donors and multi and bi lateral organizations
•Provide strategic guidance on design & development of research studies and marketing and communication campaigns (including mass and mid media, targeted interpersonal approaches)
•Oversee management of complex Global Fund programs, including coordination w/support teams and PR
•Will support roll out of ACT programs in Angola, including:
•Working with national malaria partners (e.g. malaria forum) to ensure that all project activities are integrated with national malaria interests. This will include the sharing of study designs, seeking ethical approval and sharing results and policy recommendations
•Ensuring PSI/A’s Research Department is implementing study designs in a quality assured and timely manner consistent with plans agreed at national and international level.
•Coordinating visits by external consultants tasked with providing technical assistance to undertake specific studies. This will include managing all administrative arrangements for visitors, setting up meetings and presentations, providing required human and logistical resources and ensuring quality research outputs are produced by these consultants in a timely fashion
•Regular reporting and provision of results to the Principal Investigator
•Manage scale up of Malaria programs across at least 16 provinces in Angola.
•Additionally, approximately 10-20% of time will be spent on special projects as outlined in CR that will contribute to other program goals and objectives. These projects will be accompanied by tailored scope of work and/or briefing sessions to outline objectives and deliverables
•Master’s degree in a relevant discipline or equivalent experience
•At least 4 years of work experience in a developing country, preferably in Africa
•Experience in malaria programs development and management, product and/or service delivery in developing countries
•Proven management experience and experience liaising with international donors, UN agencies and foundations
•Strong knowledge of malaria prevention and treatment of nets, ACTs and diarrheal disease prevention
•Knowledge in application and use of PSI research and communication tools and methodologies
•Fluency in English and working knowledge of Portuguese and/or Spanish
The successful candidate will have excellent communication, analytical, organizational and interpersonal skills; the ability to work efficiently and independently under pressure; and a passion for achieving results. Position is contingent upon funding.
How to apply: 
APPLY ONLINE at No calls or emails, please. PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation or disability.

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