SolidarMed is a Swiss organisation for Health in Africa improving the health care of 1.5 million people in Lesotho, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. SolidarMed sustainably strengthens and meaningfully expands existing health services.
We are on the lookout for an experienced Project Manager to join our passionate Zimbabwe team. This key position represents an exciting opportunity for a well-grounded and experienced professional with strong interpersonal, intercultural, and health-management skills and an academic background in medical sciences and/or public health.
Project Manager Non- Communicable Diseases, Masvingo, Zimbabwe (full time)
Fixed term appointment (3 years)
Place of Assignment
Masvingo town with approx. 30% travel throughout the project districts in Masvingo Province and to Harare
Start of Contract
1st January 2018
SolidarMed is a long term partner of the Ministry of Health and Child Care in Zimbabwe. Based in Masvingo Province (South Zimbabwe), SolidarMed provides support to health service delivery according to Zimbabwe’s National Health Strategy, promoting equitable access to health services. For this, SolidarMed works with the health authorities in the rural districts of Zaka, Bikita and Chiredzi in Masvingo Province.
SolidarMed seeks a NCD Project Manager to develop and implement the newly introduced NCD project. S/he will be responsible for planning and implementation of project activities in coordination with MoHCC, and district health management team counterparts, with the aim to improve NCD related health service delivery.
Tasks and responsibilities
- Design and lead the provision of technical and other assistance to province, districts, health facilities, and their communities to strengthen existing and implement new initiatives to improve their sustained capacity to deliver high quality, high impact NCD health interventions and services.
- Support the District Health Directorates in ensuring quality care and scaling up of NCD related health services, including the piloting of new strategies in collaboration with the local health authorities
- Liaise and collaborate with MoHCC, DHMT staff, facility staff, NGOs, FBOs and community
- Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participate in operational research projects
- Work closely with the other SolidarMed project managers in Zimbabwe (HIV-TB; MNH) for effective balancing of resources and interventions
- Participate in the development of the project strategic and operational plans, overseeing the development and successful implementation of the annual work plans
- Expert use of project cycle management tools (planning, reporting, analysis, budget control etc.)
- A university degree in Health Sciences (Medicine, International Public Health, or similar)
- Strong interpersonal, management, organisational, and capacity building skills and experience
- Experience of working in African contexts (alignment to local culture is an advantage) and interest in community engagement.
- Current knowledge of, and proven experience in, NCD management and service delivery, preferably in Sub Saharan Africa
- Demonstrated ability to problem-solving and organize and prioritize work effectively
- Competent in budgeting and project planning
- Interest in eHealth and experience of working with digital (e-learning) platforms
- Operational research interest and experience
- Open-minded personality, intercultural sensitivity, good communication and networking skills
- Hands-on, pro-active but patient personality, able to develop initiatives and proposals
- Strong oral and written communication and presentation skills, fluency in indigenous language (Shona) is an advantage
- Willingness to live in Masvingo and work in rural districts of Zimbabwe
- Competent driver
We offer an exciting role with innovative implementation possibilities and a chance to apply expert skills in a challenging environment. We encourage professional development and stimulating links to national and international competence networks. You will work in a local, rural setting while being part of a well-established, engaging, professional and multi-cultural community. SolidarMed offers an attractive benefit package, and salary will commensurate with experience.
- your CV (max. 2 pages), including 3 references
- a covering letter outlining your motivation and how you meet the requirements
- copies of your relevant qualifications
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. We kindly ask you not to send in duplicate or hard copies of your résumé.
Deadline for applications: 8th of December 2017