RFP: Global Technical Assistance Opportunities-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

NASTAD is seeking an individual with public health expertise, that includes experience in curriculum development and meeting facilitation. This person will support our current scope of work in Mozambique and therefore must also 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 now 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. 

At least two trips to Mozambique are planned, the first one taking place in January 2019 to implement and facilitate trainings and/or workshops with local partners. When not traveling, the expectation is that the Technical Assistance (TA) provider work remotely to develop the training and work shop content. 

Desired Skill Set

NASTAD is looking to recruit experienced public health professionals with very specific and discrete skill sets, including:

  • To have worked at a U.S. state or local health department for a minimum of five years; and
  • To have served in a managerial or supervisory role in the health department for a minimum of two years.

Applicants looking to provide TA for NASTAD’s work in Mozambique should also have strong and proven skills and experience in these areas:

  • Public health curriculum development and training facilitation
  • 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

Essential Functions/Program Commitment

The NASTAD Country Lead will work with you to clearly define your scope of work and the necessary deliverables. However, to achieve these ends, over a 10 month period it is expected that a technical assistance provider commits to:

  • Sharing of relevant best practice, documents, tools, training materials, etc.
  • Approximately three-to-six hours of phone-based meetings/consultation and/or document review per month (often during working hours).
  • Approximately two-to-six weeks of technical assistance provision in the partner country and/or U.S

NASTAD technical assistance providers are expected to implement a stated scope of work in a defined time period. There are three key requirements to such technical assistance delivery:

  • Contribute to and deliver the highest quality of products and deliverables in a timely manner, collaborating with local partners to draw from and build their capacity. 
  • Uphold the reputation of NASTAD as a highly capable organization, whose primary agenda is to partner with government and to contribute to sustainable systems and program design. 
  • Maintain strong and professional working relationships with key stakeholders, including U.S. and indigenous government, as well as international agencies, NGOs, and donors.

Travel and Expenses

While providing technical assistance with NASTAD, NASTAD provides for all travel expenses including transportation, accommodation, per diem (U.S. government rates), travel insurance, travel-related medical costs, and any other NASTAD- related business expenses. 

NASTAD also works with the technical assistance provider’s employer to allow the employee to be released from work with pay for the period of technical assistance provision. NASTAD cannot pay consultancy fees to a government employee that is receiving pay (regular or vacation); in some cases, consultancy fees can be paid if the technical assistance provider must take leave from work without pay.

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!