Solutions Division Team
Maputo, Mozambique

Partnerships Manager, Mozambique

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Partnerships Manager, Mozambique

Maputo, Mozambique

Solutions Division Team - Full-time

Title: Partnerships Manager, Mozambique (Gestor de parcerias e projectos)

Employer: Africa HR Solutions (providing services to Dimagi)

Location of Assignment: Maputo, Mozambique

Language(s) Required: English and Portuguese

Duration of Contract: 24 months

 

About the Position 

Dimagi is seeking a Partnerships Manager, to represent Dimagi in Mozambique as we work with our partners to implement digital services projects in Mozambique. This position will be a part of the Competitive Consortia Practice within the Solutions division at Dimagi. Dimagi has partnerships with international non-governmental organizations to implement national scale digital health systems in Mozambique. 

We work on a broad range of international development issues, including strengthening community health programs, electronic medical records, care coordination, agricultural extension programs, and remote data collection. The work we do currently involves the design, development, and large scale deployment of mobile applications and dashboards for health programs and intense collaboration and coordination with our partners to ensure the broader success of our programs. The partnerships manager will also collaborate closely with Dimagi teams in South Africa, Senegal, and the USA.

We are highly collaborative with partner organizations, and strong advocates for open-source. At Dimagi, you will have the opportunity to grow your skill set as well as make a real impact across the world and interact with a broad range of stakeholders, from government officials and international funders to NGOs, to private sector partners, and field users of our technology. 

The ideal candidate has strong relationship management skills, an understanding of the health sector and aid landscape in Mozambique, and is comfortable working independently. It is estimated that this person will spend the significant majority of their time on building new and maintaining existing project partnerships with key stakeholders including donors, iNGOs and the ministry of health and various departments within it.

Responsibilities

  • Represent Dimagi across our projects and our perspective as a technology and development partner in discussions with external stakeholders, including government and donor agencies. This includes demonstrating our software and communicating technical inputs provided by the Dimagi technical team
  • Debrief program stakeholders (primary implementing partners + government agencies) on project status and flag areas where their support or intervention may be requested
  • Provide periodic updates to the South Africa based project teams on overall success 
  • Manage expectations of a wide range of project stakeholders in terms of system features, capabilities, service standards, and SLAs.
  • Collaborate with our Mozambique-based partners, our South Africa-based implementation team, and an international team of software developers.
  • Coordinate business development efforts to expand Dimagi’s portfolio in Mozambique.
  • Coordinate with partners and vendors both within and outside of Mozambique to ensure an end-to-end solution.
  • Manage projects with an eye to the big picture as it relates to long term sustainability, strategic value, and impact of the overall intervention.
  • Prepare and maintain project plans outlining the activities, necessary steps, risks, and dependencies of given work streams as the project progresses and report updates on a bi-weekly basis.
  • Lead meetings to review project progress, mitigate risks, coordinate tasks, and ensure quality implementation.
  • Travel to attend meetings with government officials, project leaders or donors, as needed. Travel will be primarily within Mozambique. 
  • Other responsibilities, as required, to ensure the success of our programs and partnerships in Mozambique.

Required Skills

  • 5+ years of relevant work experience, 
  • Experience working with the Government of Mozambique particularly MISAU/PNAPE and other donor and implementing agencies in Mozambique
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, both listening and speaking. Strong written communication skills. Ability to represent Dimagi in meetings at various levels. 
  • Excellent partnership management experience. Experience of having managed expectations in a multi-stakeholder environment. 
  • Able to work with a variety of partners and constituents and to drive strategic conversations with a range of stakeholders at all levels of the health system including the public health system. 
  • Planning and organizational skills that result in successful implementation and follow through on project-based work.
  • Demonstrated initiative and comfort with unstructured problems in a diverse environment. Solution-oriented problem solver with good analytical capability.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage multiple project tracks and workstreams.
  • Adaptability and interest in wearing many different hats.
  • Willing to travel at short notice for meetings, project work, etc.
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, technology, public health, public administration, or other relevant fields.
  • Professional proficiency (verbal and written) in English and Portuguese.
  • Authorized to work in Mozambique

Nice to haves:

  • Experience working on technology projects or products.
  • Experience working in an international team across multiple geographies.
  • Experience and interest in the public sector and government programs in Mozambique.
  • Experience working in the health sector.
  • Experience in business development in the aid sector. 

This a full time consultancy for a duration of 24 months with a focus on project service delivery. It is expected that you will collaborate remotely with the staff in our South Africa, Senegal, and USA offices. 

Compensation:

Compensation will be competitive with local rates. The consultant will be reimbursed for any travel or business-related expenses.

To Apply:

If interested, please send your CV and cover letter in English through the form below.

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