Malaria Technical Director, Angola

Based in Luanda, Angola

30-40% national travel

Work From Almost Anywhere Status = N/A

Reports to Chief of Party

Who we are

Population Services International (PSI) is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. We are a diverse group of over 4,500 entrepreneurial development professionals located in over 35 countries committed to making it easier for all people to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire. PSI is using its global presence and 50+ years of experience to help reimagine healthcare. We are working to shape market systems, shift policy and funding, and strengthen global capacity to better support consumer empowered healthcare.

Join us!

With support from the government of Angola and international donors such as USAID and various private foundations, PSI/Angola has worked in Angola for almost 20 years. We are looking for an experienced Malaria Technical Director to join the Health for All project, a flagship program led by PSI Angola and funded by USAID and PMI. Malaria Technical Director will lead all malaria-related components of service delivery interventions with a focus on continuous quality improvement, community health, digitalization of health services and use of data for health system optimization. You would provide key capacity building technical guidance and regular support to project staff in the Luanda office, as well as key focal points across other regions in Angola. You will regularly collaborate with the Ministry of Health on national and sub national levels, Health for All implementing partners, and other stakeholders.


Your contributions

Develop Malaria program strategic priorities in collaboration with PSI Angola senior management team. Develop and oversee workplans and budgets to execute strategic priorities. Monitor deliverables and progress, course correcting when necessary. Drive the utilization of evidence-based tools, innovations, and best-practices to improve the department/function’s performance. 50% of Time

o Provide technical leadership and oversight to strengthen integrated malaria service delivery

o Lead the design and implementation of relevant interventions to improve malaria case management, including ICCM and ensure that they are high quality, appropriate, and aligned with Ministry of Health, donors, and stakeholder expectations.

o Strengthen community and facility level technical capacity to deliver malaria health services, including the capacity to sustain and bring to scale high quality activities

o Assist MOH to design and implement evaluations and assessments to identify gaps, measure impact and track performance of interventions.

o Effectively apply tools, national standards and guidelines and best practices to improve service delivery

o Contribute to design and implementation of effective capacity building system including supportive supervision system to improve malaria case management, MIP, ICCM and other relevant health services interventions.

o Participate in design and deployment eHealth solutions for training, supervision, and management of the public health sector workers.

o Ensure effective collaboration between the project partners and stakeholders, MOH and the donor organizations.

o Actively participate in data quality improvement initiatives, including HMIS/DHIS2 and others. Lead data for decision making initiatives

o Support the development and tracking of relevant performance indicators

o Support the development and implementation of annual project work plans and budgets with the Chief of Party

o Contribute to regular and ad hoc project reporting and the development of project deliverables

Develop and manage strategic partnerships with external stakeholders and partners. Ensure effective collaboration between stakeholders and partners. Represent PSI Angola at internal and external meetings, conferences, and donor meetings. Pursue and develop responses to new business opportunities. 20% of Time

Support capacity building of PSI Angola staff and partners engaged in activities related to area of expertise. 10% of Time

Assist the CR with other tasks and projects as necessary. Serve as member of the PSI Angola leadership team collaborating closely with other senior staff to improve overall programmatic and operational performance. 10% of Time

Supervise and develop team members. Make recommendations concerning employment, termination, performance evaluations, salary actions, and other personnel actions. Set team and individual goals. Prioritize, organize, delegate, and coordinate the flow of work. Enhance individual employee performance through frequent and timely communication and support. 10% of Time

Time percentages listed above are not exact. They are estimates and may change. This is also not an exhaustive list of all tasks that an incumbent is expected to perform but is instead a summary of the primary responsibilities and requirements of the job. The incumbent may be asked to perform duties not included above. PSI reserves the right to revise job profiles at any time based on changes to the required job responsibilities.


What are we looking for?

-Master’s degree (or international equivalent) in a related field
-At least 10 years of related experience.
-At least 3 years of supervisory experience.
-Advanced knowledge in relevant departmental/functional area.
-Excellent leadership, employee development and management skills. Knowing when to coach, when to advise and when to provide specific direction.
-Excellent customer service, relationship building/management and consensus building skills.
-Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills. Able to proactively identify opportunities, diagnose problems and develop client-centered and evidence-based solutions.
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and Portuguese
-Proficient in MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

Measurement:You use hard evidence to make decisions and guide your work. You set clear goalposts in advance and explain clearly if you need to move them.
Pragmatism: You’ll strive to deliver the best possible result with the resources available. You won’t be paralyzed by a need to make things perfect.
Honesty:You own your mistakes and are open about your shortcomings – it’s the only way you’ll learn and improve.
Collaboration:You’ll quickly establish a mental map of whom you can rely on for what, on your team, at headquarters, and in our country offices – if you try to do it all yourself, you won’t succeed.
Trust:You accept limits to your sphere of control and give colleagues the benefit of the doubt.
Commitment:You are in it for the long-haul and want to grow with the organization, just like PSI serves its consumers and partners with host-country governments through thick and thin.

References will be required. The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

PSI has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate to provide a hazard free employment and work environment in our commitment to our employees. Candidates offered a position will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date and their employment will be contingent on this. Candidates needing a medical or religious accommodation should let their recruiter know.

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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