NASTAD Global Administrator-Mozambique

Mozambique

NASTAD represents the U.S. chief state health agency staff who have programmatic responsibility for administering HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis health care, prevention education, and support services programs funded by the states and the federal government.  NASTAD promotes effective national, state, and local responses to the HIV/AIDS and viral hepatitis epidemics and provides national leadership to educate and advocate for necessary federal funding and sound public policy.  

Since 2000, NASTAD has had a Global Program which links U.S. state HIV/AIDS programs to government HIV/AIDS programs around the world. With support from PEPFAR (the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), the Global Program increases the capacity of partner countries to deliver HIV prevention and care. The Global Program responds to the identified needs of the host country through comprehensive technical assistance, training, and systems strengthening.  

Purpose and Description

NASTSAD is seeking an experienced program manager for our CDC supported activities in Mozambique. This person will play an essential role in supporting NASTAD’s ongoing work done in partnership and collaboration with CDC-Mozambique and the Mozambique Ministry of Health (MISAU). This position works closely with the NASTAD Global Program Director and other contractors engaged in our work in Mozambique. Given that this person will support our current scope of work in Mozambique, they must speak Portuguese at an expert level. 

In Mozambique, NASTAD is collaborating and coordinating with CDC-Mozambique, Health Systems Strengthening Unit (CDC-HSS) and the Mozambique Ministry of Health. Between January 2019 and September 2019 this partnership will: 

  1. Finalize the development of a leadership and management curriculum for the Provincial Health Directorate (DPS), 
  2. Support and train manager trainers to deliver the leadership and management training for DPS,
  3. Develop and facilitate a work shop for civil society advocates that focuses on the development of a policy and advocacy agenda and strategy, and
  4. Provide ongoing technical support to DPS and civil society to address additional capacity and skill gaps. 

Essential Duties

  • Coordinate in-country communication and engagement with MISAU and local civil society organizations (CSOs) to ensure representation and inclusion of all relevant parties to effectively complete NASTAD’s scope of work;
  • Represent NASTAD at relevant programmatic meetings, including with CDC-Mozambique, PEPFAR, and MISAU;
  • Coordinate in-country meetings for the Applied Public Health Program Management Training (APHPMT) and for civil society engagement activities; including invitations, venue confirmation, and logistics;
  • Work with NASTAD’s in-country partners (i.e., attorneys and staffing consultants) to ensure compliance with Mozambique registration and employment laws;
  • Work with other NASTAD consultants, in-country and abroad, to plan and implement NASTAD’s work plan;
  • Provide/Contribute technical expertise to program activities; and
  • Provide fiscal management support for project activities, such as meetings, trainings, in-country travel, printing, and other activities as needed. 

Performance Period

January 1, 2019 – September 30, 2019, with a possibility of extension based on availability of funding. 

Desired Skill Set

NASTAD is looking to recruit experienced public health professionals with experience is program management, implementation, and oversight. Applicants looking to provide programmatic support for NASTAD’s work in Mozambique should also have strong and proven skills and experience in these areas:

  • Public health and HIV/AIDS program management
  • Civil society engagement
  • Evidence based planning and implementation for community level engagement and mobilization
  • Plan and manage health systems based on systematic and evidence based approaches
  • Manage multiple components of a health systems, including workforce, strategic information, supply chain, health financing and governance
  • Identify, manage and maximize existing resources to improve health systems

Only applicants fluent in Portuguese, writing and speaking, will be considered for the work in Mozambique. 

How to Apply   

Qualified candidates should apply by e-mail only to mbatchelor@NASTAD.org.  Subject line should relate to the area of work you are applying for:

A. “Mozambique” 

Please include your most current resume and an introductory paragraph stating why you are interested in this opportunity and what specific skills and experiences you bring to the technical assistance team. Please also list the estimated time that you can commit to the technical assistance team over the next 10 months. 

Unfortunately, NO PHONE CALLS can be accepted in reference to this opportunity. Should you have questions, please note them in your introductory paragraph.

You will receive a reply to your submission. However, as the Global Program staff travel frequently, please be patient!