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Maternal and Neonatal Health Project Manager

Location: Chiure, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (with frequent dislocations to Pemba)
Last Date: July 10, 2011

Position Title:
Mozambique: Maternal and Neonatal Health Project Manager

Contract Type:
Fixed term appointment (minimum 3 years)

Place of Assignment:
Chiure, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (with frequent dislocations to Pemba)

Tasks and responsibilities:
• Develop and direct the new SolidarMed Maternal / Neonatal Health project in Cabo Delgado
• Support the district health directorates of Chiure and Ancuabe with the improvement of Maternal and Neonatal health services
• Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, link with research organizations
• Coordinate with other SolidarMed projects and National stakeholders
• The position is not a clinical position, but implies clinical mentoring and coaching. We are looking for a hands-on person with clinical experience, not afraid of organizing and implementing.

The SolidarMed program:
Based on four pillars, SolidarMed implements a thriving program in the Province of Cabo Delgado. Its main elements are:
• HIV treatment and prevention
• Maternal and Neonatal Health
• Community empowerment for health
• An integrated program to address malaria

SolidarMed aims at capitalizing activities to inform public health and policy dialogue.

Through its system strengthening approach with a clear thematic focus, and through the monitoring of pilot strategies and operational research, the Maternal and Neonatal Health project aims at improved access to good quality clinical (and emergency obstetric) services, and at improved community capacities to prevent disease.

To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following qualifications:
• Health professional such as nurse/midwife, public health specialist or physician/surgeon/gynaecologist
• Degree in maternal, neonatal or public health (ideally post-graduate)
• Sound maternal health working experience (including clinical)
• Readiness to organize and implement. Management experience, including Human Resource Management and PCM
• Interest in knowledge sharing, scientific exchange and best-practice application
• High intercultural sensitivity and communication skills
• Ability to assume responsibilities and to work within a team.

Language skills
• Fluent English and Portuguese (written and spoken)
• If Portuguese not spoken: Knowledge of French, Italian or Spanish and willingness to learn Portuguese

• SolidarMed offers an attractive salary and benefit package, professional development opportunities and linkages with competence networks
• Family posting in a safe but rural African setting (schooling is limited)
• Start of duties: July 2011 (with flexibility)
• SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision.
• Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview
• You can obtain further information by calling Dr. Ehmer at SolidarMed
• Applications are accepted in electronic format only and with the reference “Project Manager Maternal and Neonatal health Mozambique”.
• Please send your application with CV (including age of the applicant), a short letter of motivation, and photo to:

SolidarMed Luzern
Obergrundstrasse 97
CH – Luzern 4
Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60


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