Country Lead Malawi

Abt Associates

The Country Lead will oversee all technical and operational activities in their respective Country and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders, specifically the Country Government. The Country Lead will report directly to the Regional Manager – East Africa. The position will be full-time, fixed term contracts for a period of three years. Estimated commencement May/June 2019.

The Country Lead will be responsible for:

Overseeing all technical assistance activities in Country
Managing operations in Country, including staff and consultant inputs
Developing local and national expertise/capacity and deliver and operate in a diverse and complex multicultural environmental
Building influential networks and relationships with key stakeholders including

The Country Lead will have:

Experience working in Country, preferably with the Government
Proven track record of successfully working with national ministries of health to implement Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) programmes in low and middle-income countries
Experience managing programmes in multicultural, complex environments with multiple stakeholders
Experience implementing health systems strengthening interventions
Demonstrated ability to build influential networks and relationships with key stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to deliver high quality results and impact within specified timelines
Fluent in Country language and English
Willingness to travel (domestically and regionally)

Applications should be made online via our dedicated careers website on this link. Please include a current CV and a cover letter that addresses each of the requirements outlined above (Country specific).

Applications Close: 3pm Saturday 27th April 2019 (London GMT+1) / midnight, Sunday 28th April 2019 (AEST).

We welcome and thank all applicants however only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Abt Associates – Who We Are

Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research, evaluation and implementing programs in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We work with our clients to implement bold, innovative solutions to improve the lives of the community and deliver valued outcomes for our clients. Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. We provide a comprehensive range of services from policy to service delivery in the public and private sectors, contributing to long term benefits for clients and communities. Abt Associates has a strong commitment to gender equity, diversity, and inclusion and encourages applications from experienced and capable women, people with a disability, and people from highly diverse backgrounds.