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SolidarMed Vacancy: Clinician and Project Manager HIV - Ancuabe, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

SolidarMed Vacancy: Clinician and Project Manager HIV - Ancuabe, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique
Position Title: Clinician and Project Manager HIV
Contract Type: Full time (100%) appointment, minimum 3 years
Place of Assignment: Ancuabe, Cabo Delgado, Mozambique

Tasks and responsibilities:
  • Support the District health directorate with quality insurance and scaling up (decentralization, integration) of HIV services, and with the piloting of new strategies in the following areas:
    • Counselling and Testing
    • Antiretroviral treatment
    • Prevention of Vertical Transmission
    • Monitoring and operational research
  • Coordination of a local team and a group of volunteers
  • Link treatment with prevention, follow up, mobile clinics and community health
  • Apply scientific evidence, promote lessons learned, network with research organizations and participation in research programs
  • Coordinate with stakeholders such as the Provincial health directorate, Ministry of health, other NGO’s etc.
  • This position is predominantly a Project Manager position, but we welcome clinical participation in ART or PMTCT services 1 or 2 days per week
  • Administrative tasks include budget control, PCM and reporting
To best fit into our active, interdisciplinary team we expect the following qualifications:
  • Physician (MD, specialized) with strong interest/degree in public health 
  • Clinical and public health working experience and expertise, ideally also in the area of HIV and in Africa
  • Sound management experience, including Human Resource Management and PCM
  • Intercultural sensitivity, communication skills, capacity of networking;
  • Interest in knowledge sharing and scientific exchange
  • Ability to assume responsibilities and to work within a team.
  • Fluent English and Portuguese (written, spoken)
  • Good German is an asset. If Portuguese is not yet spoken: French, Italian or Spanish and the willingness to learn Portuguese is essential (you should be at ease in learning new languages);
  • Solid computer skills
  • Willingness to live in a safe, but rural and remote area of Africa as only foreigner in the community
We offer
  • A fascinating and up to date HIV project in a rural African setting
  • A stimulating environment, linked to bilateral organizations, universities and non-governmental organizations
  • A motivated team with flat hierarchies
  • Specific training, a possibility of clinical collaboration
  • The possibility to capitalize experiences, network scientifically and participate in conferences
  • An attractive benefit package.
  • Family posting possible. Interesting, safe, rural African setting; but no international schools available at place of work.
  • Start of duties: as soon as possible (with flexibility; best before June 2014)
  • SolidarMed is a medium size NGO, dynamic, flexible and with a clear vision. It is linked to bilateral  organizations, universities, and other NGOs. See also 
  • Further information can be obtained by calling Dr. Michael Hobbins at SolidarMed or sending an email to
  • Applications are accepted in electronic format only, and with the reference “SMART Ancuabe PM  Mocambique 2014”. Please also mention how you heard about the job posting (if internet, please mention which site)
  • Please send your application with CV (including your age), a short letter of motivation, and a photo to: 
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview
Application deadline: 18th July 2014

SolidarMed Luzern
Obergrundstrasse 97
CH – Luzern 4
Tel.: +41 / 41 310 66 60