Advisor to Support IAR and COVID-19, 2022 Response Plan (m/f)


VillageReach is recruiting an Advisor to Support IAR and COVID-19, 2022 Response Plan (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • In its efforts to mitigate the impact of public health emergencies, the Government of Mozambique and BMGF partnered with Dalberg and VillageReach to provide technical assistance to Ministry of Health (MISAU) to strengthen its capacity to respond to public health emergencies. VillageReach, as the local implementing partner, seeks for a Advisor to support MISAU Technical working Groups (TWG) and COVID-19 National Response Coordination Advisory team to conduct the 2021 COVID-19 Pandemic Nacional Response Inter Action Review, as well as to elaborate the budgeting for the 2022 COVID-19 Pandemic Nacional Response Plan
  • Desk review of relevant COVID-19 plans, strategies, MISAU’s plans/strategies and other documents
  • Use the relevant tools/notes templates for implementation and compiling the findings of an Inter Actions Review (IAR)
  • Prepare the draft report and a presentation of the IAR for MISAU taskforce and TWG
  • Participate in the discussions of IAR’s report drafting with MISAU taskforce and TWG and incorporate inputs
  • Operationalize IAR findings to develop 2022 COVID-19’s National Response Plan
  • Conduct preliminary forecasting of commodities for the 2022 COVID-19’s National Response Plan, as required by pillar activities, in collaboration with MISAU TWG and other stakeholders
  • Support development of proposal supplements, documentation of procedures, annexes for COVID-19, 2022 National Response Plan
Expected Output
  • IAR report (Portuguese and English version) - by November 15th , 2021
  • High level executive summary of the IAR report (Portuguese and English version) - by November 30th , 2021
  • 2022 COVID-19 National Response Plan - by January 30th , 2022
  • Costed detailed activities plan for COVID-19 tables of 2022 COVID-19 National Response Plan - by January 30th)
Timing and Level of Effort
  • The Advisor will be engaged for eight hours per day during the working week. The engagement is expected for 5 months (five months). The assignment is expected to start in October 1st, 2021
  • It is expected that the Advisor may have to work additional hours depending on the workload to meeting the expected results
  • The following competencies reflect what is expected of all VillageReach employees; including examples of how one might demonstrate each of these competencies in one’s role
  • Personal Motivation and Drive: Is self-directed in one’s approach to work, but asks for help when needed; holds oneself accountable; undertakes self-development activities; seeks to build and master new skills; looks for and takes advantage of opportunities within the organization
  • Collaboration & Effective Communication: Establishes and maintains effective relations with co-workers, partners & stakeholders and external parties; works collaboratively with others to accomplish organizational and team goals and objectives; works actively to resolve conflicts; expresses ideas and thoughts effectively; selects and uses appropriate communication methods and maintains meaningful communication with virtual co-workers and other parties to keep them informed
  • Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: Takes personal responsibility for and supports others across the organization in creating and sustaining a diverse work environment where individuals are welcomed, valued, respected and supported; personally committed to attaining cultural competency including self-awareness of one’s own attitudes about culture and cross-cultural interactions; exhibits the willingness and ability to engage openly and respectfully around issues of race, colonialism, identity and culture; upholds equity in access to sharing of information, ideas, and opportunities throughout VillageReach
  • Commitment to Excellence: Produces a high output of work, both in terms of quality and quantity; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; monitors work to ensure quality; has a personal commitment to the mission of VillageReach
  • Solution Orientation & Innovation: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how to best achieve them; gets the job done; sees opportunities for creative problem-solving while staying within the parameters of good practice; sees old problems in new ways and has novel approaches to solving those problems; contributes original and/or resourceful ideas to their area of responsibility; is able to consider and articulate risks and consequences of proposed innovations and factor these into decision-making
  • The Advisor shall have the following minimum qualifications and experience:
  • Master’s degree (preferably PhD) in Public Health, Biomedical Sciences, Program Management, Business Administration or any relevant field
  • Skills Requirements:
  • Experience in public services management, preferably in emergencies within the health care sector
  • At least five (5) years of proven reporting experience and working with government authorities
  • Proven ability to: (i) handle multiple tasks under pressure with short deadlines; (ii) ability to work independently; and (iii) excellent interpersonal communications and teamwork skills
  • Excellent knowledge of spoken and written Portuguese and some skills in English would be an advantage
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
  • VillageReach has no private offices, employees work in a shared, open environment with task and conference rooms accessible to employees for privacy and meetings. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. Due to the time zone differences between our Seattle office and our Country Offices and location of other global staff, US based staff are expected to be available for early morning meetings starting at 6am. In addition, our global HQ and Country office staff are expected to be available for late afternoon/evening meetings up to 6pm [Include how much time (rough percentage) of the work is spent sitting, versus standing and what physical demands will be asked of person. Include what weight (if any) will need to be lifted and vision requirement. Also include any other environment conditions]
  • Commitment to diversity & inclusion: VillageReach is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer committed to workforce diversity. We believe that diverse, equitably weighted perspectives foster an organizational capacity to create novel solutions that improve health in the most underserved and hard-to-reach areas. To align our values, innovations and impact, VillageReach is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce
  • Compensation: VillageReach has an established compensation structure that is based on the relevant market and internally transparent. We hire people into the established range based on one’s experience and education and considering internal equity. We do not inquire ab
Company profile

  • VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone. Our vision is a world where every person has the health care needed to thrive. Our programs focus building people-centered health systems that make sure health products and services are available when and where they are needed, with a focus on developing scalable, high-impact solutions. We are driven by a passion for collaboration and partnership, as we believe strongly that collective action is the only way to achieve sustainable change. Our work improves the lives of more than 35 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.

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