Director of Health Services

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Reporting to the Project Director the Director of Health Services is responsible for all activities related to the delivery of quality health services under this project. This includes but is not limited to, the provision of health services, quality improvement initiatives, interventions related to increasing access, training and capacity development of clinic staff, issues related to client information, counselling, and informed consent. The Director of Health Services must have depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience in the delivery of maternal, neonatal, child, and reproductive health services in Malawi. In addition, this position requires comprehensive understanding of Malawian and international norms and standards of care, quality improvement approaches as well as current trends in training and capacity building.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Provide technical and programmatic direction interventions related to health services, quality improvement, training and capacity building of clinic staff, and service access.
  • Serves as the main interface between the project and external stakeholders in the area of the delivery of health services.
  • Provide direct supervision to the Quality Improvement Managers, the Training, and Service Access Managers.
  • Work closely with other senior staff managing project activities in health systems strengthening and community engagement to ensure a holistic and integrated approach to design and implementation of interventions.
  • Ensure that activities that are related to this project area are tracked according to the project workplan.
  • Represent the project at relevant professional meetings, working groups and seminars.
  • Prepare analyses, recommendations, briefing notes, white papers, and assessments for internal and client use.
  • Assume responsibility for completing all project reports related to health  services.
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

  • An MA in Nursing, Medicine or a related science field and a license that permits the clinical practice in Malawi.
  • At least 10 years’ of progressively increasing responsibility work on service delivery initiatives with at least 5 years’ experience in a senior leadership position that directed technical interventions to improve service delivery.  Experience working in maternal, neonatal, child health, and family planning strongly preferred.
  • Familiarity with Government of Malawi priorities and evidenced-based practices aimed at improving the quality of and access to health services.
  • Experience in interacting with host country agencies, including central and local government, development partners, civil society and community-based organizations.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills, and the ability to develop and deliver technical presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret research findings and apply them to the Malawian context when required.
  • Knowledge of USG regulations that impact services delivery.
  • Prior experience developing strategic plans, workplans, and/or activity plans for service delivery programs.

    Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

To apply for this job please visit palladium.csod.com .

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