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Health Systems Strengthening Lead at Right To Care

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Right To Care

Job Description

Reporting to the Country Director, the Capacity Building and Integration Lead will be responsible for overall management of capacity building activities and sub-awardees management.


· Liaise with the National, Zonal Health Officers, DHOs and members of the DHMT in all project districts to identify capacity building gaps/needs – Landscape mapping

· Develop a detailed capacity building plan for Right to Care staff, public sector workers and sub-recipients under Right to Care Malawi.

· Execute the capacity building plan according to project needs and timelines

· Leading in proposal writing in relation to Organizational strategic plan

· Development and facilitating implementation of project work plans at Organizational and project levels.

· Development and maintenance of strong relationship with key stakeholders like DHOs, Health Education Unit and HIV Unit, Reproductive Health Directorate, and District Council Executive members.

· Lead in project documentation activities including report writing, review and consolidation of work-plans, monitoring project progress and documenting lessons.

· Spearheading support to Ministry of Health on the 95:95:95 strategy under HIV and AIDS projects.

· Leads in proposal development using an Organizational approach to ensure innovative approaches and clear theories of change.

· Actively involved in TWGs at Ministry level and represents Right to Care in those foras.

· Development of program budget and ensuring coordinated implementation of project activities within available budgets.

· Providing technical and clinical leadership for all projects on best approaches to achieve satisfying program goals.

· Responsible for the planning, coordination, logistics management for all training activities planned for health care workers at the health facility and community levels

· Facilitates trainings, supervision and mentorship of CHWs to ensure adequate quality HIV and AIDS services in hard-to-reach areas.

· Supports facilities in provision of HIV care and Treatment, including supportive supervision and mentorship of trained personnel as well as tracking and monitoring results from facilities

· Support assessment of facilities to ensure they meet the minimum QA standards as required by each program.

· Facilitate Provider Behavioural Change activities in project districts including use of VCAT techniques during health workers ethics trainings and development of supervision and mentoring tools to improve service provision.

· Liaise with other development partners at national level to ensure that district level staffs have received training on LMIS for improved FP commodities management

· Ensure that program guidelines including job aids, protocols, IEC materials etc have reached the beneficiaries.

· Facilitate the consultative process for the development of integrated supervision and mentoring checklists, tools and work plans

· Coordinate smooth operations of district offices to ensure program deliverables achievement

· Plans and conducts periodic joint supervision to project service delivery points including those for partners.

· Participate in project quarterly and annual review meetings as well as report writing

· Assists in sharing of program knowledge, best practices and impact of the intervention through various media/ communication channels.

· Drafts and reviews Sub-recipient sub-agreements and has in-depth knowledge on special conditions of each sub-agreement.

· Identifies conditions requiring amendments in Sub-agreement and facilitates the modification process for Sub-recipients to ensure that all changes have been formally accepted and signed against by both parties

· Coordinates Project progress; challenges encountered; proposed recommendations under sub-awardees.

· Reviews and provides technical advice and where necessary capacity building initiatives on Sub-recipients’ work-plans and reviews activities budget against expected outputs.

· Reviews Sub recipient’s narrative reports and identifies areas requiring support.

· Responsible in determination of reasonability of Sub-recipients’ expenditure for each reporting period against program activities implementation through a rigorous review of narrative and financial reports and reports to Finance staff team.

· Plans and participates in site visits for Sub-recipients and follows-up on identified issues.

· Reviews and updates monitoring plans for sub-recipients

Qualifications and Experience

· At least a Master’s degree in Nursing or Clinical Medicine and Public Health. Those with master’s in international development may be considered

· At least five years of experience in implementation of HIV/AIDS, SRHR/family planning at both facility and community levels in Malawi with demonstrated success in establishing and maintaining strong relationships with zonal and district level MOH representatives, donors, and NGO/UN partners.

· Advanced knowledge on implementation of HIV/AIDS SRHR/family planning program is a must

· Must demonstrate good managerial, administrative, and decision-making abilities.

· Able to work long hours and travel outside duty station

· Good planning, organizing, and management skills to ensure projects are completed timeously, efficiently and aligned to quality specifications.

· Ability to promote teamwork, collaborating to achieve organizational goals and objectives.

· Must be familiar with MOH policies, regulations, program priorities and key planning documents related FP interventions.

Personal Specifications and Other Attributes

· Knowledge of policy and implementation of HIV and AIDS frameworks policies and strategies in Malawi.

· Ability and desire to work effectively in a team as well as independently demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.

· Experienced in sub-award management

· Experienced in program planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of projects

· Experience in training, facilitation and in providing technical assistance

· Experience in supervising and mentoring staff

· Good interpersonal and communication skills in English

· Working literacy in Word, Excel, and email (Outlook)