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Epidemiologist or public health specialist as country coordinator Mozambique

SolidarMed (Swiss Organisation for Health in Africa)
Location: Chiure, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique (with frequent dislocations to Pemba)
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Swiss Organisation for Health in Africa

Organisation Suisse pour la Santé en Afrique

Organização Suíça para Saúde em África 

Position Title:

Epidemiologist or public health specialist as country coordinator Mozambique 

Contract Type: Fixed term appointment (min. three years) 

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

 Purpose of the position:

  • Direct the SolidarMed program in Mozambique
  • Coordinate with partners, donors and stakeholders
  • Lead operational research, policy dialogue and knowledge exchange
  • Oversee the institutional development of SolidarMed Mozambique

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 also conducts operational research and informs public health and policy dialogue. 

Key tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assume the overall direction and coordination of the SolidarMed country program
  • Represent SolidarMed towards partners, stakeholders and employees
  • Ensure the professional use of project cycle management tools
  • Coach and supervise the project managers; promote public health best practices
  • Oversee operational research initiatives, ensure the analysis of lessons learnt, link with competence networks,
  • Orient the institutional and programmatic development of SolidarMed Moçambique

To best fit into our interdisciplinary team, we expect the following qualifications:

  • Epidemiologist, public health expert, physician, nurse or health economist
  • High social competence and intercultural sensitivity
  • Project and team management experience in SSA, ideally in a health program; custom to use project cycle management tools
  • Experience in scientific working and epidemiology
  • Ability to assume leadership and responsibility in a team with flat hierarchies
  • You are dynamic and develop initiatives
  • Ability to live and work in a very rural context of absolute poverty

Language skills

  • Excellent English and good 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
  • Ideal as a family posting in an interesting, safe, rural African setting; but no international schools available.
  • Start of duties: autumn 2011 (with flexibility)
  • SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral organizations, universities, and other NGSs.
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview
  • Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Ehmer at SolidarMed or sending an email to
  • Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference “Country Coordinator Mozambique”.
  • Please send your application with CV (including your age), a short letter of motivation, and a photo to:


SolidarMed Luzern

Obergrundstrasse 97

CH – Luzern 4                                        

Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60


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