Team Leader


Employer: The Mitchell Group
Location: Malawi
Closing date: 20 Jan 2016



TMG is seeking a team leader to conduct a Performance Evaluation of the Support for Service Delivery Project (SSDI) in Malawi to determine the effectiveness of the SSDI approach. The Support for Service Delivery Integration (SSD-I) is USAID Malawi's flagship health project. This project consists of three inter-related sector activities, namely SSD-I Services, SSD-I Communications and SSD-I Systems. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, SSD-I activities support the increased availability and quality of the Essential Health Package (EHP) services; reinforce health promotion and disease prevention among households; and strengthen elements of the health system to sustain effective EHP delivery. SSD-I's activities align with USAID/Malawi's Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective (DO) 1 (Social Development Improved) and with cross-cutting Sub-Intermediate Results (SIR) 1 (Capacity of institutions improved) and SIR 2 (Positive behaviors adopted). SSD-I activities contribute directly to the Malawi Health Sector Strategic Plan (HSSP) 2011-2016. The estimated Period of Performance is 4 months.

Responsibilities:

The team lead will provide overall oversight and management of the evaluation team. She or he will ultimately be responsible for the quality of evaluation outputs and ensure timely submission of each deliverable. She or he will provide team leadership, plan, and coordinate meetings and site visits, and be responsible for payments of local logistical needs and local staff working with the team. She or he will lead the preparation and presentation of the key evaluation findings and recommendations to the USAID/Malawi team and other key stakeholders.

Requirements:

· Postgraduate degree or higher (PhD, DrPh, MD) in public health, medicine, midwifery or nursing, business administration, international development, or a related advanced

· At least 15 years of experience in the requisite technical background to provide state-of-the-art technical leadership, and hands-on abilities experience in managing health programs in developing countries, including activities aimed at strengthening health systems for improved maternal and child health outcomes.

· Direct experience and solid understanding of best practices in integrated health service delivery and technical knowledge representing maternal, neonatal, child and family health.

· At least 5 years of experience in conducting public health evaluations in Sub-Saharan Africa.


How To Apply:  
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following documents as via e-mail to recruitment@the-mitchellgroup.com. In the subject line, please indicate “Team Leader – Malawi SSDI”. CV’s/resumes will be reviewed as they are received. Early application is encouraged. No phone calls please. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

· Completed and signed USAID form No. AID 1420-17

· Brief cover letter that outlines how you meet the requirements

· Current CV/résumé with references.