Historically Black Colleges and Universities Global Health Consortium (HBCU-GHC)
Post : HBCU-GHC Site Coordinator (3 Positions)
Duty Station : Blantyre, Machinga and Zomba Districts,
Malawi Supervises : Field staff (HBCU-GHC DCSAs)
Reports to : The Program Coordinator
The Historically Black Colleges and Universities Global Health Consortium (HBCU-GHC) is seeking experienced HIV/AIDS site coordinators for its supplemental project to the Malawi DREAMS (Determined Resilient Empowered AIDS free Mentored and Safe) program for vulnerable adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) with an increased focus on generating interest in high school completion, reduction in teenage pregnancy and HIV infection.
The HBCU-GHC work in Malawi is funded by United States Department of Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) through the Presidential Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) under grant funding for Leveraging Health Service Equity Approaches for Sustainable HIV Epidemic Control.
The HBCU-GHC project aims to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and the DREAMS program to train adolescents, girls, and young women (AGYW) to address health care delivery gaps for essential health services in HIV prevention, care, and treatment. The intent is to build a sustainable economic pathway as trained Disease Control Surveillance Assistants (DCSAs).
To achieve these aims, HBCU-GHC seeks dynamic and highly experienced candidates for the Site Coordinator-
HBCU Global Heath Consortium positions based in 3 districts, namely Blantyre, Machinga and Zomba, Malawi.
The responsibility of the HBCU-GHC Site Coordinator will be to provide leadership, coordination and monitoring of all the HBCU-GHC DCSAs in their respective district. S/he will provide technical oversight in the implementation of activities by the HBCU-GHC DCSAs as well as ensure high quality reporting that clearly demonstrates their impact. Part of her/his responsibility will be to assure objectives are being met and quality is being assured including supervising, monitoring and evaluation, on the ground training, collecting, and filing required monthly, quarterly, and annual reports. S/he will be expected to travel to catchment areas where the HBCU-GHC DCSAs are stationed as needed. The Site Coordinator will be expected to demonstrate excellent partnership management skills including but not limited to MoH DCSA Supervisors, Health facility staff and other IPs.
Leadership and Management:
- Provide leadership and management to ensure that the HBCU-DCSAs conduct activities as expected to meet targets according to the agreed upon work allocation
- Provide on the ground technical leadership and supportive supervision to the HBCU-GHC DCSAs in
collaboration with district teams and other stakeholders
- Collects monthly activity reports from each HBCU-GHC DCSA under his/her responsibility every month.
- Ensures quality review of the reports provided by HBCU-GHC DCSAs
- Submits monthly reports consolidating information from the monthly activity report compiled by all HBCU-GHC DCSAs under his/her supervision
- Manage the development of quarterly activity plans
- Conduct and sustain community and stakeholder relationships to ensure project ownership and collaboration
- Conduct regular field visits, including discussions with beneficiaries.
- During supervisory visits, evaluates HBCU-GHC DCSAs performance, provides feedback, and agrees on
recommendations to solve problems and improve performance.
- Document programme achievements and lessons learned
- Participate in quarterly review meetings with partners for the project
Communication and Knowledge Management
- Represent the project in health facility meetings
- Ensure documentation and dissemination of best practices and achievements in the program
- Maintain excellent relationships with MOH staff and other partners and stakeholders;
- Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant departments functions are kept informed of strategies;
- Capture, and document field dynamics, challenges and lessons learned.
- Produce high quality reports within agreed reporting schedules.
- Coordinate with relevant stakeholders for the smooth implementation of the project in every DREAMS
- If required, represent HBCU-GHC with health facility staff and local authorities to ensure the project is coordinated with these bodies.
- Represent the project in coordination meetings at facility and district level as necessary.
QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:
- Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health or Environmental Health with 2 years’ work experience.
- Or Diploma in Public Health or Environmental Health with 3 years’ work Experience
- Should have experience working with Disease control Surveillance Assistants (Previously known as HSAs)
- Familiarity with HIV and AIDS prevention programming
- Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
- Self-motivated and creative.
- Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
- Excellent command of written and spoken English
- Sound report writing skills Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications
- Should have motorcycle riding skills
How to apply
Mode of application: Email
Interested candidates should send application Cover letter and latest CV (Curriculum Vitae) to
Opening and Closing date for receiving applications: Opens 19th September 2023 and closes end of day (17:00 CAT) on 25th September 2023.