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G2G Technical Assistance Specialist – National Level at DAI


Scope of Work


G2G Technical Assistance Specialist – National Level


Government to Government (G2G) Technical Assistance (TA) Specialist – National Level


August 2022

August 2027


Lilongwe, Malawi






Senior Manager for Sector Services

Project Background

Through the Malawi Governance for Solutions (GfS) Activity, USAID seeks to build on the incremental gains in decentralization and associated service delivery improvements, with the understanding that to make the significant leaps now required for Malawi to meet its own development goals—in the face of a fast-growing, young population—a bold, adaptive, and sustainable approach is required. To successfully remove critical bottlenecks and diffuse effective governance practices, DAI will deploy a locally driven approach—Facilitate, Catalyze, and Scale—drawing on Problem Driven Iterative Adaptation (PDIA) as a core methodology. Through the Facilitate, Catalyze, and Scale approach, DAI will help local stakeholders to tackle the root causes of service delivery failures through best-fit solutions and offer demonstrative models based on positive deviance. Through both process-oriented facilitation and the provisions of technical support and grants, GfS will foster stable, resilient, and more self-reliant partnerships that best position local communities to address their own challenges and contribute to the trajectory of Malawi Vision 2063.

Objectives of the assignment

The G2G TA Specialist enable implementation of G2G supported interventions, as well as strengthen program and financial accountability for sustained positive health outcomes. As USAID implements G2G approach in Malawi, the national-level G2G TA Specialist will work to mitigate the inherent programmatic risk associated with current G2G agreements in Malawi related to human resources for health (HRH). To ensure continuity of existing HRH-related efforts, the national G2G TA will largely work at both the national level and the USAID G2G targeted districts to ensure that underlying HRH systems and cross government coordination around the use of these systems is functional. This TA may also assist the MoF to implement mitigation measures identified as part the MoF risk assessment.

Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Design and manage activities to improve G2G implementation at the national level in Malawi, with a focus on risk mitigation related to human resources for health planning at DHRMD
  • Design and manage activities to improve district-level capacity related to HRH
  • Contribute to design and implementation of an index to measure various components of local governance performance, including planning, budgeting, financial management, administration and internal and external communications and be comparable across districts.
  • Oversee design and implementation of institutional capacity building activities
  • Contribute data and analysis to monthly, quarterly, annual and ad hoc communications and reports, and to ME&L reports
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


  • A master’s degree in a related field with a minimum of 10 years of relevant work experience, or a bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of USAID’s donor policies and procedures, particularly as related to grants and procurement
  • Experience working with local governments in the areas of public financial management and development planning to identify and address capacity gaps
  • Experience working with private sector, national and local government, and donor programs to promote integrated solutions to local challenges
  • Experience designing performance indexes
  • Proficiency with MS Office software
  • Excellent English writing, speaking, and reading skills

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