MULTIPLE POSITIONS (KUTETEZA COMPONENT)
Full Time
December 22, 2023
Lilongwe, Malawi
January 5, 2024

Company: Family Health Services (FHS)

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Overview

VACANCIES

Family Health Services (FHS), formerly known as PSI Malawi, has partnered with the government of Malawi through the Ministry of Health (MoH) since 1994 in safeguarding the health of Malawians by using private sector approaches to reconfigure healthcare delivery – (i) through directly delivering innovative social and behaviour change communications, social marketing, and social franchising across a wide range of health areas including Reproductive Health, HIV, Malaria and water-borne disease prevention (ii) by playing a market facilitation role, approaching market challenges and opportunities with a system-wide lens that unlocks a self-sustaining market with multiple players that can prioritize, adapt and ultimately thrive without external assistance and funds.

While a local organisation with deep roots in Malawi, Family Health Services is globally connected; mainly through affiliation to Population Service International (PSI), a Washington DC-based non-governmental and non-profit making organization that boasts a global network of members across over 50 countries through which FHS continues to leverage capacities, learnings, and best practice to enhance activities in Malawi.

FHS and its consortium partners (Pakachere IHDC, DAPP, Tovwirane Organisation and PSI) are anticipating a five-year USAID HIV Kuthekera (we can) and Kuteteza (prevention) health program. The Kuthekera component will reach and maintain epidemic control through prevention of new HIV infections by targeting AGYW, their male sexual partners, ABYW, men and women at substantial risk in Machinga, Zomba and Phalombe districts. While Kuteteza will increase demand and uptake of integrated and high-quality VMMC services across ten priority districts targeting boys and men.

FHS is therefore seeking professionals to fill the following positions under the Kuthekera and Kuteteza components: Note that actual hiring is contingent upon signed agreement and USAID approval. Malawian nationals are highly encouraged to apply.

KUTETEZA COMPONENT

 

1. MERL Officer (3 Positions)

The incumbent will support the Kuthekera project (DREAMS and Condom Programming) project in monitoring and evaluation activities. S/he will ensure that quality data is generated by implementing and maintaining high data quality standards and M&E guidelines and strengthening M&E systems and functional areas of the data management and reporting system.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, Community Development, Public Health, or a related field with 3 years’ experience in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research of Health projects.
  • Excellent ability in the use of data systems like MS Excel, Access, STATA, SPSS, ODK and DHIS2 (desirable) for analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Proven knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in developing mobile data collection tools.
  • Proven ability in managing and providing training to program staff on M&E.

 

 

2. Demand Creation Coordinator (5 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for coordinating and supervising demand creation activities across multiple sites. Ensuring demand creation efforts are in line with set standards and contributing to overall performance.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Degree in Public/environmental Health, Humanities, Journalism, Community Development, or relevant field from NCHE accredited university/college with at least 3 years’ experience in community mobilization and engagement, behavior change communication programs or Communication for Development.
  • Oral and written communication skills, facilitation & negotiation skills.
  • Skills to analyze, interpret data to resolve complex and continuously evolving challenges within VMMC program.
  • Creative, pro-active, self-starter and effective team player.

 

 

3. Demand Creation Officer (28 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for day-to-day implementation of VMMC demand creation activities at community level.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Degree in Public/Environmental Health, Journalism/Community Development, or relevant field from NCHE accredited university/college with at least 2 years’ experience in community mobilization and engagement, behavior change communication programs or Communication for Development.
  • Oral and written communication skills, facilitation & negotiation skills.
  • Skills to analyze, interpret data to resolve complex and continuously evolving challenges within VMMC program.
  • Creative, pro-active, self-starter and effective team player.
  • Results oriented.

 

 

4. Site Supervisors (28 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for the management of site level supervision and provision of safe VMMC services in fixed, mobile and outreach sites to ensure efficient delivery of quality services.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Degree in Clinical Medicine or /Degree in Nursing (Registered Nurse) with at least three years’ experience providing continuous Male medical circumcision services as a site supervisor.
  • Registered with Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
  • Trained and certified as VMMC provider.
  • Must have outreach and supervisory skills.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS programming in Malawi
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skills to analyze, interpret and assist to solve difficult problems arising from the team and organization’s cultural diversity.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.

 

 

5. VMMC Surgeons (56 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for the provision of safe VMMC services and as a member of service delivery promotes team working in fixed, mobile and outreach sites to ensure efficient delivery of quality services.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine or Diploma/Degree in Nursing (Registered Nurse) with at least three years’ experience providing continuous Male medical circumcision services.
  • Registered with Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
  • Trained and certified as VMMC provider.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Understanding of HIV/AIDS programming in Malawi
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Skills to analyze, interpret and assist to solve difficult problems arising from the team and organization’s cultural diversity.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.

 

 

6. MERL Coordinator (1 Position)

The incumbent will be responsible for the overall coordination of data collection, summarizing, compiling, dissemination, storage, and timely reporting of all forms of data generated for the program. S/he will be a member of the Family Health Services M&E and research team and will coordinate Monitoring and Evaluation activities of the Kuthekera Team and strengthen the program’s research and learning component of the Kuthekera project.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Demography, Economics, Community Development, Public Health, or a related field; Those with master’s will have an added advantage
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in a similar role in research or monitoring, evaluation, and research of public health programs, including DREAMS, SRHR (Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights) and HIV prevention programs
  • Excellent ability in the use of data systems like MS Excel, Access, STATA, SPSS, ODK, and DHIS2 (desirable) for analysis and reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team setting.
  • Proven knowledge and experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis.
  • Experience in developing mobile data collection tools.
  • Experience working with partners.
  • Proven ability in managing and providing training to program staff on M&E.

 

 

7. VMMC Service Delivery Coordinator (5 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for the Coordination of VMMC service delivery activities of designate district and provision of safe VMMC services in fixed, mobile and outreach sites to ensure efficient delivery of quality services.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in clinical medicine or nursing with at least three years’ experience in coordinating VMMC service provision with at least five years of progressive work experience in coordinating VMMC services.
  • Registered with Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
  • Trained and certified as VMMC provider.
  • Must have knowledge of HIV/AIDS programming in Malawi and donor requirements and procedures with excellent oral and written communication skills and negotiate skills.
  • Experience working with cooperating partners, health public sector, NGOs and private sector.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, Facilitation & negotiate skills.
  • Skills to analyze, interpret and assist in solving difficult problems arising from the organization’s cultural diversity.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.

 

 

8. Driver (66 Positions)

The incumbent will facilitate effective and compliant movement of project personnel, commodities, and project equipment from one location to another. S/he will ensure that there are always enough vehicle supplies including fuel and that the vehicle is always road-worthy and clean.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • A minimum qualification of MSCE; Class C1 driving license.
  • 5 years of driving experience of manual transmission vehicles.
  • Must be able to communicate in English and be able to fill in logbooks and other relevant documents.
  • Clear understanding of the HIV/AIDS
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be self-starter, and effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.
  • Excellent computer skills.

 

 

Mode of Application

Qualified candidates with the specified qualifications and experience should submit their electronic application letters and updated CVs with names and contact details of three traceable referees, through jobs@fhs.org.mw. indicating the job title and program component for the position you are applying in the email subject line, for example “Driver – Kuteteza” or SBCC/Demand Creation Coordinator – Kuthekera”. All applications must be submitted by 5th January 2024 to The Head of Human Resources, Family Health Services, Box 30132, Lilongwe.

Family Health Services is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of religion, color, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, ger identity, or expression, pregnancy, or related medical conditions. Family Health Services maintains zero tolerance for child abuse, sexual abuse, or exploitative acts or threats by our employees, consultants, volunteers, contractors, or anyone associated with the delivery of our programs and services and takes seriously all complaints of misconduct brought to our attention.

 

Disclaimer!

Family Health Service has become aware of scams involving false job offers. Please be advised: Family Health Services will never ask for a fee during any stage of the recruitment process. All active jobs are advertised directly in the newspapers or on vetted career websites. Official FHS emails will always arrive from a @fhs.org email address.

Please report any suspicious communications to safeguarding@fhs.org.mw