Public Health Specialist

Full Time

Website Wingcopter

Do you want to shape the future of the drone industry in Malawi? Do you share our vision of saving and improving lives through technology? Then join our ambitious team of talented, experienced, and passionate professionals!

The Drone + Data Aid (D+DA) project, leverages the use of drones for the purpose of delivering medical commodities from the Kasungu District Hospital to select health centers. The D+DA project will expand drone operations in Kasungu District and scale to a regional drone network, enabling fast and efficient delivery of medical goods including COVID-19 vaccines to Central Malawi. The project is supported by GIZ and in collaboration with UNICEF’s Drone and Data Academy (ADDA).

Currently, we are looking for a Public Health Specialist (m/f/d) to join our Malawi operations where we are delivering medical commodities to rural areas via drone.

Job Title: Public Health Specialist

Job Summary: This position will support Wingcopter service integration into the Malawian health supply chain enabling improved operations and customer service as well as assisting with the expansion to a drone network.

The Public Health Specialist plays a vital role in the success of our project acting as the primary point-of-contact for Wingcopter stakeholders concerning all health matters.  Liaising between the Ministry of Health (MoH), district hospitals and the health clinics and increasing the demand for drone delivery of medical supplies including vaccines, blood, and wet samples.

This is a full-time contract position scheduled for 12-months with possible extension. The position is based in Kasungu with up to 30% travel. We are seeking someone that would be able to start ASAP.

Responsibilities:

  • Communication and routine visits with key stakeholders such as MoH, district hospitals, and local health clinics.
  • Develops community outreach campaigns to educate the public on the value of drone delivery service.
  • Prepares and maintains health reports tracking relevant programmatic metrics that demonstrate our local and national impact.
  • Planning, coordinating and conducting scoping visits to new districts in Malawi to check their suitability for the establishment of a drone hub.
  • Actively participating in the launch design and implementation of new drone hubs.
  • In partnership with MoH, support setup of a digital ordering system pilot in Kasungu which tracks inventory and records orders.
  • Provide input into weekly/monthly reports for Steering Committee
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Organizational Structure:

Supervisor: Head of Humanitarian Programs
Subordinate: None

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 5+ years of professional work experience at the national and international level in planning, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation of health/immunization programs
  • Advanced English skills, both written and verbal
  • A university degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Public Administration, Supply Chain Management, Logistics and Procurement or other relevant disciplines
  • Proficiency in computer tools, and the logistics tools of the LMIS, EPI, SMT, DVD-MT, CCE inventory tool; Proficiency with MS products (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • A clear understanding of the Malawian healthcare system including donors/funders, procurement, distribution channels, and storage.
  • Additional awareness of other African health systems is a plus.
  • Have an organizational and managerial capacity
  • Experienced communicator that can motivate stakeholders and clearly express the goals, objectives, and impact of the project.

What makes you a perfect candidate:

  • Experience managing large-scale projects, working with governments, working in resource-limited settings, monitoring and evaluating supply chains, and risk management, mitigation will be an asset.
  • Be a team player and work collaboratively with other members of the project team.
  • A can-do mentality.
  • You truly believe that technology can have a positive impact on society and our future.

Interested? Please send your CV and cover letter to Nikolaus Walter at walter@wingcopter.com

For more information about Wingcopter, please visit our website at www.wingcopter.com.

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Wingcopter GmbH
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64331 Weiterstadt – Germany

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