Country Director
Malaria Consortium
há 6 dias
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Organisational background

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations.

We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We work in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.

Our areas of expertise include :

  • disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
  • disease control and elimination
  • systems strengthening
  • research, monitoring and evaluation leading to best practice
  • behaviour change communication
  • national and international advocacy and policy development
  • Country and project background

    Malaria Consortium began working in Mozambique in 2005, supporting the development of distribution systems for long lasting insecticidal nets in the country.

    Our work grew from there to focus on public health communications that sought to increase malaria awareness and preventive behaviours, particularly among school children and teachers.

    Using malaria as an entry point, we expanded into integrated community health projects that focused on diagnosing and treating the most common childhood illnesses mainly malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

    Throughout, we have consistently strived to integrate our work into government-led health programmes and ensure sustainability.

    Malaria Consortium Mozambique has 4 operating offices, located in Maputo (Head Office), Inhambane, Nampula and Niassa, with allocated projects.

    These projects range from national level policy support to direct implementation of control programmes for malaria, tuberculosis, diarrhoea diseases and neglected tropical diseases.

    Job Purpose

    The Country Director is responsible to providing overall strategic and programmatic leadership including business development / fundraising and financial and management support to ensure the success and growth of the Mozambique programme.

    Key working relationships

    Internal working relationships include all staff within the Mozambique Programme, the Africa Technical Director, Africa Programmes Director and other technical and programme management and business development staff in the Kampala-based regional office and London-based home office.

    External relationships include those within the Mozambique Ministry of Health, Country Coordinating Mechanism, Heads of other INGOs, and development partners funding in Mozambique.

    Key Accountabilities

    Representation and Coordination (15%)

  • Provide high level representation (directly or through designated technical staff), particularly at key governmental meetings as well as at donor, UN and NGO coordination fora
  • Act as principal liaison for Malaria Consortium with the government and donor agencies on programming and contractual
  • Consolidate and expand Malaria Consortium Mozambique partnerships with MoH / National
  • Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), bilateral and multilateral organisations, research institutions, private sector and civil society
  • Advocate for increased attention and resources for communicable disease control in Mozambique
  • Lead in-country media relations, effectively raising the profile of Malaria Consortium and ensuring that external communication is in line with our mission and objectives and supports safety and security for staff, partners and beneficiaries of our work in-country
  • Ensure effective linkages between Malaria Consortium Mozambique and the other Malaria Consortium country offices and the UK office, including support to advocacy / global policy activities and wider sharing of experiences or collaborations in line with Malaria Consortium’s global strategy
  • Delivery of High Quality Programmes (15%)

  • Oversee preparation of annual work plans, budgets and quarterly project reviews for delivery of high quality programmes
  • With support from senior technical staff, oversee the detailed planning and implementation of Malaria Consortium Mozambique projects, ensuring the technical quality and timely delivery of all programme and project outputs and deliverables
  • Ensure regular and effective supportive supervision is provided at field level
  • Review regular donor and government reporting to ensure that performance indicators are being achieved and that corrective action is taken where improvement is needed
  • Ensure final review of project activities are properly documented and internally and externally disseminated
  • Finance / Administration (15%)

  • Ensure accurate financial management, including leading annual and quarterly budget development, reviewing monthly management accounts, signing off on monthly check list and serving budget holder for core budget
  • Assist the country finance manager in overseeing and ensuring good financial controls, adherence to internal and donors processes and policy, monitoring of budget to actual expenditure and development of accurate and timely financial reports
  • Oversee national payroll and ensure compliance with statutory regulations
  • Ensure, with support from relevant functions, Malaria Consortium policies and procedures are compliant with national law and donor contracts
  • Overall management of the Malaria Consortium Mozambique Staff and Other Resources (20%)

  • Manage and coordinate support to Malaria Consortium Mozambique’s field offices
  • Provide management support and oversight to Provincial Coordinators in each field office, as well as to senior programme, finance, HR and logistics staff in the country office
  • Manage and review as required operational systems and coordination between Malaria Consortium Mozambique departments and between Maputo and the field offices
  • Ensure project grants and contracts are efficiently and accurately managed and there is full accountability of resources and transparency of financial information
  • Ensure all HR requirements relating to Mozambique staff are met, including overall responsibility for the setting of staff objectives, monitoring of performance, review of performance prior to completion of probationary period and staff development
  • Work with Malaria Consortium’s Global Management Group and other Country Directors to identify and address challenges and opportunities
  • Security and Risk Management (10%)

  • Assume overall responsibility for the safety and security of Malaria Consortium staff, assets and reputation
  • Ensure Malaria Consortium security plans and procedures are up to date and fully adhered to
  • Ensure security focal points are aware of their roles and able to deliver on their responsibilitie
  • Ensure offices and mobile field teams are equipped with the tools required to live and work in a safe and secure environment
  • Monitor available security information and ensure security focal points are attending all security coordination meetings to help prevent security incidents from occurring
  • Establish contingency planning exercises in anticipation of major events, to provide requisite security whilst minimizing programmatic disruption
  • Strategic Planning and Business Development (25%)

  • In consultation with Malaria Consortium’s senior regional and technical teams, work with field and country teams to identify gaps and areas of strategic interest of Malaria Consortium programming in
  • Mozambique and pro-actively develop country strategies and proposals for funding that responds to Malaria Consortium’s strategy
  • Track in-country donor funding streams to identify opportunities in areas of strategic interest to Malaria Consortium in order to further develop and sustain the Mozambique programme
  • Provide support in drafting, reviewing and / or submitting funding proposals, as agreed with the
  • Africa Programme Director

  • Undertake additional tasks as assigned by the Africa Programmes Director
  • Peron Specification

    Qualifications and Experience :


  • Postgraduate degree in international health or relevant discipline
  • Fluency in English and ability to work in Portuguese
  • Desirable : Experience in Public Health programming

    Work Based Skills and Competencies :


  • Extensive work experience as a manager, project director or team leader in international health in developing countries, preferably in Africa, and a proven ability to deliver programme growth and impact
  • Established leadership skills with a proven ability to nurture, develop and deliver through teams
  • Extensive experience in human resource management and supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with extensive experience of senior level networking
  • Understanding of donor requirements, including DFID and USAID
  • Proven track record in resource mobilisation / business development
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in a cross cultural context
  • Results focused with a collaborative and flexible style
  • Core competencies : Delivering results

    Delivering results

    LEVEL D - Inspires wider teams to achieve outstanding results and to manage risks

  • Proactively improves effectiveness and performance of other senior staff to increase ability to meet objectives, acquiring new skills when appropriate
  • Encourages mitigating risks amongst the teams / groups they work with / manage
  • Ensures the quality of all internal / external work of own and others
  • Analysis and use of information

    LEVEL D - Analyses the external environment confidently

  • Generates a range of policy options and appraises them based on the internal and external evidence
  • Develops ways of applying new knowledge and ensures lesson-learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for Malaria Consortium
  • Interpersonal and communications

    LEVEL D - Communicates complex technical and / or sensitive / high risk information effectively

  • Communicates complex operational, technical and strategic issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences
  • Uses varied communication to promote dialogue and shared understanding and consensus across a variety of audiences
  • Influences internal and external audiences on specific issues
  • Scans the internal and external environment for key information and messages to support communications strategies
  • Collaboration and partnering

    LEVEL D - Develops external networks to increase internal thinking / learning

  • Actively develops partnerships with relevant organisations, think tanks and individuals
  • Takes initiative to establish a network or partnership where one does not exist
  • Ensures any external learning is effectively brought in-house
  • Leading and motivating people

    LEVEL D - Champions ownership of corporate decisions

  • Encourages their team to develop their individual potential continuously, creates a learning culture
  • Demonstrates complete commitment to the achievement of the business goals, motivating others to deliver
  • Spots, develops and promotes talent across teams whether or not in their own functional area
  • Flexibility / adaptability

    LEVEL D - Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience

  • Clarifies priorities when leading change
  • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change
  • Helps colleagues / team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
  • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to new situations
  • Living the values

    LEVEL D - Acts as a role model in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values

  • Champions and takes ownership of corporate decisions, values and standards and ensures team members implement them in a positive manner
  • Acts as role model internally and externally in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Is accountable for ensuring that cultural awareness is demonstrated across the area(s) they manage
  • Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness

    LEVEL D - Takes a holistic view and anticipates the future

  • Demonstrates an ability to step back from operational issues and see things holistically (helicopter vision)
  • Anticipates how actions will impact other teams and negotiates to reach mutually acceptable solutions
  • Demonstrates how complex strategic issues can be broken down into simple discrete steps
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