Capacity Building Strategist – Consultant (m/f)

JSI - John Snow Incorporated

JSI is recruiting a Capacity Building Strategist – Consultant (m/f), to be based in Maputo, Mozambique.
  • Provide strategic technical direction and leadership to develop a national capacity building strategy for the EPI (Expanded Programme on Immunization)
  • Ensure all aspects of the capacity building strategy are evidence-based, of high quality, and would be feasible to implement
  • Provide guidance to Capacity Building Strategy Assistant to guide and assist in data collection efforts and inputs to the development of the strategy
  • Adapt immunization competency frameworks to Mozambican context and identify, document, and prioritize capacity building needs (including learning, training, and performance support) of the immunization health workforce at central, provincial, district and health facility levels, in coordination with stakeholders
  • Identify and map relevant current and planned capacity building activities of key health partners to assess alignment and synergies for the capacity building strategy
  • Develop an innovative approach to learning and performance management including effective communication, behaviors and attitudes of health workers and equitable and gender balanced access to learning opportunities, with particular emphasis on responding to the needs of the immunization workforce
  • Lead development of accompanying monitoring and evaluation framework to the capacity building strategy, to enable course correction, documentation of successful practices and measurement of performance improvement over time
  • Identify how to leverage local institutions at national and subnational levels that could implement and monitor capacity building activities that will be outlined as per the strategy to be developed
  • Contribute to writing of the final report/strategy (in English) that summarizes the findings and provides proposed strategy and recommendations for the way forward
  • Recording of all KIIs; Typed transcription of all KIIs (in original language and English); Original copies of signed informed consent forms from each interviewee; Relevant documentation collected from informants
  • Documentation of prioritized learning and performance management needs of immunization health workforce at central, provincial, district and health facility levels
  • Documentation of immunization workforce specific competencies and capacity gaps, in line with WHO standardized competencies framework for the immunization workforce
  • A mapping of current and future relevant capacity building activities for health workers of key stakeholders in alignment with MOH eSIp-Saude (Sistema Integrado de Gestão de Recursos Humanos): Sistema de Informção da Formação (SIFO) and Sistema de Informação de Formação Inicial (SIFIN)
  • A comprehensive, prioritized costed strategy for capacity building of immunization health workforce at central, provincial, district and health facility levels
  • A monitoring and evaluation framework that measures performance of capacity building beneficiaries over time
  • Implementation plan of the capacity building strategy of the immunization workforce
  • Presentation of the capacity building strategy of the immunization workforce for validation and approval of MOH/EPI and other relevant stakeholders
  • A Master’s Degree in Public Health, Education, Business/Finance, Social Work, International Development or an equivalent field
  • Minimum 10 years of capacity development experience in the health or development sectors
  • Excellent skills and previous experience in strategy development for global health organizations and particularly in developing and/or implementing capacity building strategies at (sub)national levels in low-resource health contexts
  • Experience designing and/or implementing and evaluating new learning and performance management approaches, particularly for health professionals
  • Ability to work collaboratively across teams, under pressure, demonstrating initiative and flexibility
  • Experience working with a range of stakeholders from Ministry of Health to partners to frontline health care workers
  • Strong understanding of the Mozambican health system and health workforce needs
  • Experience in immunization and/or Human Centered Design approaches highly desirable
  • Experience with Gavi highly desirable
  • Professional proficiency in Portuguese and English
  • Exemplary interpersonal communication skills required to interact effectively with senior project leadership and partners
  • Ability to travel within country as needed and as can be safely executed
  • Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted
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  • Published 25.11.2020
  • Expires 02.12.2020
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