MULTIPLE POSITIONS (KUTHEKERA/DREAMS 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.

KUTHEKERA/DREAMS COMPONENT

 

1. 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 masters 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.

 

 

2. SBCC/Demand Creation Coordinator (1 Position)

The incumbent will implement innovative youth focused programs and demand creation strategy for the Dreams Kuthekera project. S/he will specifically provide technical support and supervises the demand creation supervisors at the district level in collaboration with the district coordinators. S/he also ensures that strategies for safeguarding beneficiaries and youth are well implemented.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in social behavioral Change Communication (SBCC), Community Development, Environmental Health, Public Health, or relevant field. Those with masters will have an added advantage
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in community mobilization and engagement, behavior change communication in a team leadership role.
  • Experience implementing DREAMS activities, HIV prevention activities and youth SRHR is an added advantage.
  • Good interpersonal communication and analytical skills
  • Ability to manage multiple project arms and priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to develop analytical processes and tracking methods in demand creation and youth programming.
  • Good facilitation and leadership skills
  • Self-starter effective team player and results oriented.
  • Familiarity with key demand creation.

 

 

3. Program Manager – DREAMS (1 Position)

The incumbent provides management and technical oversight for project staff and assists in developing and implementing innovative approaches to increase access of HIV, SRHR/FP services to AGYWs as one of the underserved populations. S/he will oversee and provide technical direction to activities under the DREAMS component, focused on preventing HIV and GBV among adolescent girls and young women. S/he will provide technical support and guidance to staff and partners to ensure high-quality implementation of sexual-reproductive health, HIV and GBV prevention, social asset-building, and service referrals and linkages components of the project.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Master’s degree in public health, social work, youth development, or a related field, with 7 years of related work experience; OR a bachelor’s degree in public health, social work, youth development, or a related field, with 10 years of related work experience.
  • At least 3 years of experience in a supervisory role leading project implementation teams.
  • Technical work experience in adolescent sexual-reproductive health required.
  • Work experience in related areas including GBV prevention and response, community health, social and behavior change communication, child protection, and positive youth development.
  • Experience managing technical activities implemented by community-based implementing partners, providing capacity building support, and coaching and mentoring staff and partners to improve performance and results.
  • Experience strengthening health and/or social service referral systems and/or strengthening case management a plus.
  • Experience with USAID and PEPFAR programs preferred; and
  • Demonstrated ability to engage local stakeholders and civil society actors around youth development and SRH/HIV/GBV issues.

 

 

4. MERL Manager – Dreams (1 Position)

The incumbent will lead on developing and supporting effective monitoring, evaluation, reporting, documentation, data utilization and learning-related issues on all activities under the Kuthekera/DREAMS and Condom Programming. In addition to the implementation of M&E plans, S/he will provide technical support and build the capacity of MERL teams to ensure quality data and contribute to project knowledge management activities through participation in MERL working groups and communities of practice. S/he will provide strategic direction for a robust learning agenda for continuous learning, collaboration, and adaptation during the life of the project. S/he will serve as the primary point of contact for establishing and managing an evaluation and monitoring system responsive to USAID/PEPFAR reporting and learning requirements.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Master’s degree in public health, Statistics, Applied Mathematics/Computer Science/Demography, or a related field from an accredited university with a minimum of 7 years of related experience or a bachelor’s degree with 10 years of demonstrated experience.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a supervisory role managing M&E for data-intensive programs.
  • Experience working on MERL for donor-funded health projects, preferably involving AGYW and condom programming.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and maintain M&E systems, tools, and methodologies and coach and train others in their use.
  • Demonstrated computer skills and experience with SPSS and/or STATA, Access, and spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with reporting systems such as Demographic Health Information System (DHIS2), DREAMS database, PowerBI and significant experience with qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis methods, including tracking outcome indicators.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysing, interpreting, and reporting on M&E results so that lessons can be learned and incorporated into programming.
  • Excellent donor report writing (quarterly, semi-annual, and annual)., analytical and oral presentation skills.
  • Experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings
  • Proven experience working with and building the Ministries of Health (MoH) capacity and understanding of MoH systems at national and sub-national levels.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to work collaboratively with IPs, donors, host country partners, and stakeholders.
  • Working knowledge of and experience with USG-funded program management, policies, regulations, and procedures.

 

 

5. Linkage Coordinator (1 Position)

Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the incumbent will be responsible for the coordination of closing the gaps between referral initiation, completion, and linkages to other wrap around services required to mitigate the HIV/GBV risk of DREAMS AGYW.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor of science degree in Nursing, Social Work, Social Studies, Public Health, Developmental Studies, or any related field; at least 3 years of experience in a similar role managing AGYW referrals, linkages, and tracking. Those with masters will have an added advantage
  • Registered with Medical Council of Malawi or Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi
  • Trained and certified as HTS/GBV provider.
  • Experience in implementation of community-based programs and demonstrated ability in project design and implementation of Social Protection programs.
  • Experience in working with different stakeholders, preferably including experience in leading coordination efforts.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, facilitation, and negotiation skills.
  • Must have knowledge and experience in managing and facilitating community-facility service linkages.
  • Strong understanding of HIV/AIDS programming priorities and familiarity within Ministry of Health guidelines, policies and strategic priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, facilitation & negotiation 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.

 

 

6. Quality Assurance and Training Coordinator (1 Position)

The incumbent will implement program quality assurance and improvement activities to required standards under DREAMS project. Monitor and continuously evaluate providers’ and system quality compliance level to ensure sustained client’s safety and improved quality of care.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor of science degree in Nursing or Clinical Medicine with at least 3 year’ experience in similar role in SRH/FP program implementation and quality assurance approaches. Those with master’s will have an added advantage
  • Registered by Malawi Medical or Nursing council.
  • Experience in clinical care or nursing working with cooperating partners, health public sector, INGOs and private sector.
  • Demonstrated experience in capacity building of providers.
  • Experience in coordination and working with diverse teams.
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Good grasp of the cause and impact of HIV/AIDS, current issues pertaining to Reproductive Health and other Social Health issues in Malawi
  • A good understanding of difference donor requirements and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, facilitation and negotiate skills.
  • Skills to analyze, interpret and assist to solve difficult problems arising from the organization’s cultural diversity.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.

 

 

7. District Coordinator (2 Positions)

The incumbent will coordinate all Kuthekera program activities at district level with key stakeholders and the community; facilitates all capacity building activities at district level; manages program personnel, finances, and resources at district level; ensures program visibility; and provides program monitoring and evaluation at district level.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor of science degree in Nursing, Clinical Medicine, Public Health, or any other health-related area with at least 3 years of proven experience in a similar position in a health-related area, and a minimum of 2 years of experience in AGYW, HIV and community-based SRHR service,
  • Good grasp of the current issues pertaining to AGYM, HIV, Reproductive Health/FP, and other Social Health issues in Malawi.
  • Skills in facilitating training activities for community-based health workers.
  • Strong understanding of health system context, especially at the district level, including health supplies management for integrated SRHR, family planning and HIV prevention.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate with a variety of collaborators, including district-level managers, donors, technical assistance organizations, Non-Governmental Organizations, and community-based organizations.
  • Self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.
  • Good report writing skills, including presentation skills.

 

 

8. Outreach/ Integrated SRHR Service Delivery Coordinator (1 Position)

The incumbent will be responsible for providing technical support to all mobile outreach service delivery teams ensuring adequate and consistent availability of commodities and supplies for effective implementation of service delivery activities.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Midwifery, Health Systems Management or clinical medicine with three years’ experience in a similar role in HIV program implementation, reproductive health service delivery including family planning and management. Those with master’s will have an added advantage
  • Registered with Nurses and Midwives council of Malawi or Medical council of Malawi.
  • Ability to coach and mentor others
  • Clear understanding of the social economic fabric of the country
  • Up to date with current issues pertaining to reproductive health and HIV prevention and other social issues in Malawi.
  • Good understanding of different donor requirement and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good facilitation and negotiation skills
  • Ability to analyse, interpret and solve problems.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track records.

 

 

9. Outreach Team Lead (2 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the Family Planning Provision Teams for DREAMS outreach team and is responsible for service provision of all SRHR services to clients at mobile outreach clinics.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor of science degree in nursing, Clinical Medicine, or a closely related area
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven experience in a similar position in leading teams
  • Computer literate, extensive working experience in Word, Excel, Power-point, Outlook Express
  • Experience in report writing and documentation.
  • Good facilitation & negotiation skills.

 

 

10. Family Planning Provider (4 Positions)

The incumbent is responsible for service provision of all SRHR services to clients at mobile outreach clinic.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery (Nurse Midwife Technician) and or Diploma in Clinical Medicine registered with regulatory bodies. Those with B.Sc. in the relevant field will have an added advantage. A minimum of 3 years proven experience in a similar position in a busy working environment preferably a hospital
  • Pleasant and open minded to serving clients, including youth.
  • Willing to travel 75% of the time in rural areas.
  • Willing to work beyond official working hours, including weekends.
  • Be self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.
  • Practical experience in provision of modern Family Planning method
  • Computer literate in Microsoft office
  • Experience in report writing and documentation.

 

 

11. MERL Officer (1 Position)

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.

 

 

12. SBCC/Demand Creation Supervisor (2 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for district level implementation of DREAMS demand creation strategies to increase demand for Integrated sexual reproductive health and rights/HIV services for AGYW. S/he will supervise DREAMS Champions and ensure capacity building of AGYWs and DREAMS Go Girls clubs.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in communication, Community Development or Public Health or any relevant field with at least 3 years’ experience in implementing fieldlevel community mobilization and behaviour change communication programs that result in uptake of
  • Good team supervisory experience
  • Good understanding of Youth programming in Malawi and ability to produce comprehensive program activity
  • Understanding of program management cycle particularly Monitoring and evaluation concepts
  • Good interpersonal communication and analytical skills
  • Skills to analyze and interpret data to resolve complex and continuously evolving challenges within RH demand creation.

 

 

13. Linkages Officer (2 Positions)

The incumbent will be responsible for managing the linkage to care, initiation of HIV treatment and follow-up of clients not linked to care.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Diploma in Nursing/ Clinical Medicine, development studies or community development with a minimum of 3 years of experience or degree in Nursing/ Clinical Medicine with a minimum 2 years implementing adolescent focused integrated HIV/AIDS, DREAMS/Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW) and other health related projects, preferably in an NGO setting.
  • Training and knowledge in community HIV/AIDS prevention and working with Adolescent Girls and Young Women (AGYW).
  • A certificate in HIV Testing and Counselling and A minimum of 1 year experience in a clinical setting.
  • Prior work experience in HIV and AIDS-related programs and clear understanding of HIV Testing and Counselling
  • Demonstrate high value of Integrity and strong values including Confidentiality.
  • Ability to work effectively with community members.
  • Oral and written communication skills, facilitation, and negotiation skills.

 

 

14. Program Assistant (1 Position)

The incumbent will be responsible for administrative, logistical, programmatic, and communication support to the Kuthekera and Kuteteza Program.  S/he will provide logistical, communication and administrative support to all the Kuthekera and Kuteteza program staff. S/he will serve as the focal point for coordinating the procurement requests, transport arrangements, logistic arrangements for program activities and communication within the HIV team.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Diploma in relevant field with a minimum of 3 years’ experience or
  • MSCE with a certificate in Office Administration and a minimum of 5 years program support experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with different program teams with minimum supervision.
  • Experience working in a non-governmental organization.
  • Ability to use MS Word, Excel and e-mail/internet and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational skills and efficiency.

 

 

15. MERL Data Entry Clerks (2 Positions)

The incumbent will ensure quality data is generated at the DREAMS service delivery site in collaboration with the DREAMS service delivery team. S/he is responsible for reviewing data for errors, missing pages, or missing information and resolves any discrepancies with the team lead before.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • Certificate in IT, Computer Science, Statistics, Demography and Monitoring and Evaluation. Those with diploma/degree will have an added advantage
  • 2- 3 years’ experience in data entry
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to multitask effectively.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision.

 

 

16. Diagnostic Assistant

With the direction from the Team leader, the incumbent will be responsible for conducting HIV risk assessments and provide quality HIV-related testing and other testing services.  Ensure effective linkage and referrals of clients. He/she will document and coordinate testing results and clearly record, report and ensure detailed documentation related to their work.

Qualifications, Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  • MSCE with credits in Science Subjects and English.
  • Certified HIV Testing and Counseling provider by MoH
  • Should have undergone a 3 day intensive training for most newly developed guidelines i.e., HIV Recency, HIV Testing, Indexing etc.
  • Proficient in writing and speaking English and any local language.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Strict adherence to confidentiality of client information
  • Culturally sensitive to gender norms
  • Be a self-starter, effective team player and demonstrated verifiable result-oriented track record.
  • Numerical skills
  • Experience working in an HIV Facility will be an added advantage.
  • Knowledge of computer skills e.g., MS Word, Excel.

 

 

17. Driver (5 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 and Class C1 driving license.
  • 5 years of driving experience of manual transmission vehicles.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate in English and be able to fill in logbooks and other relevant documents.
  • Basic computer skills
  • Those with basic vehicle mechanical knowledge and defensive driving certificate will have an added advantage.

 

 

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