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  • Health Systems Advisor (Zambezia, Mozambique)

    Location MZ-Nampula
    Posted Date 5 months ago(9/25/2018 11:52 AM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    Country Office - Mozambique
    Education Requirement
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Ipas is seeking qualified candidates for the position of:  Health Systems Advisor, to be located in Zambezia, Mozambique. The Health Systems Advisor provides technical leadership to the program in Zambezia focusing on health systems, community development and advocacy particularly in stigma reduction, midwifery, and comprehensive abortion care including contraception, health system provider/site performance, and Ipas training efforts. The position shares knowledge on technical innovation, lessons learned, and best practices across regional/country teams, technical staff and externally.  The position works to guide and manage the team, ensuring implementation of quality health systems activities, aligned with Ipas’s organizational strategies, standards and goals. 


    • Designs, plans, organizes, implements, evaluates, and documents trainings and workshops on high-quality comprehensive abortion care and contraceptive services.
    • Collaborates and builds partnerships with key implementing partners including various Central and Provincial Ministry of Health departments and staff, medical training institutions, medical associations, commodity and supply agencies, and non-governmental organizations.
    • Contributes to the development, dissemination, and implementation of national standards and guidelines and training resources for abortion and contraceptive care.
    • Ensures supportive supervision and program mentoring to program sites and providers in accordance with organizational guidelines and standard operating procedures.
    • Supports improvements in service organization, infrastructure, and processes to optimize the quality and effectiveness of safe abortion and contraceptive care.
    • Provides technical input to link research program, development of regulations, approval and implementation of regulations, protocols, standards and guidelines related to the implementation of the comprehensive abortion care model.
    • Prepares reports on training events and other program activities to document project progress.
    • Monitors progress of health systems work, including analyzing service delivery data; identify issues and trends and work with partners to develop solutions to address challenges and improve service delivery.
    • Identifies opportunities to document and share health systems technical innovation, lessons learned, and best practices from the Mozambique context within Ipas and to external audiences.
    • Represents Ipas at local, provincial, national and at times international meetings as needed.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.


    • Master’s degree in relevant field.
    • 7-8+ years’ experience.
    • Training, facilitation and mentoring experience.
    • Ability to work in a diverse environment.
    • Willingness to travel up to 50% and work additional hours when needed.

    Fluency in written and spoken English and Portuguese as well as relevant local languages.



    • 2 or more years of program management experience.
    • Experience working in a clinical environment.

    Experience working in a non-profit organization.


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