ThinkWell is a growing health systems organization, with both global influence and local grounding. Our portfolio currently includes a range of technical assistance in health financing and HRH, policy and planning with MISAU, research and evaluation for health systems. Our donors include USAID, CDC, DFID, WHO and sub-awards for a variety of contracts.
In Mozambique ThinkWell has a growing portfolio in health system strengthening, including a range of technical assistance in health financing, policy and planning, PFM, HRH management and PBI, operational research and evaluation for health systems, health policy and system research. We are a trusted partner to the MoH and we are working with various donors, including CDC, USAID, DFID, WHO.
We are looking for a Health Systems Analyst to support our Human Resources for Health (HRH) project *“A comprehensive approach to improve performance of Human Resources for Health in Mozambique**”***. The project will use a whole-of-system approach to support MISAU to improve health workers performance by (i) testing new approaches and models for health worker allocation, (ii) contributing to the design of a strategy to improve performance through incentives that are appropriate for the context and objectives, and (iii) prototyping models that have the potential to boost health workers’ performance and motivation and that are fit for national scale-up.
The Analyst will report to the Project Manager and support this person to manage a project team, as well as engage directly with the funder and with key stakeholders when needed. S/he will technically contribute to the implementation and monitoring of the current activities, as well as contribute to the ideation of new workstreams under the project and definition of new areas of work.
The ideal candidate should be a dedicated and high performing professional with relevant work experience who is enthusiastic to shape the growth of a cutting-edge enterprise. Mozambican nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Location:** Maputo, Mozambique
Reports to: HRH Project Manager, Maputo, Mozambique.
Support the Project Manager in all aspects of project planning, implementation and monitoring;
Support the overall management of the project, including administration, project communications and accountability to donor, Ministry of Health, and other partners.
Provide technical expertise in the data analysis and modeling, as well as data visualization.
Write project reports and conduct both quantitative and qualitative analysis with support from the Project Manager.
Provide technical input and support to other projects of the Mozambique Country Office, as needed.
Collaborate effectively with the Mozambique Country Office team to expand the organization’s portfolio in Mozambique.
‒ Degree in economics or statistics, relevant master’s degree
‒ Strong analytical, research, and synthesizing skills including field research using qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills;
‒ Proven capacity of analysis and planning;
‒ 5 years of experience in a relevant setting such as project management and M&E for government, NGOs or other agencies;
‒ Experience in data visualization; good command of Tableau, PowerBI, or similar software strongly preferred;
‒ Willingness to travel to the provinces, including to remote areas;
‒ English speaker with a strong command of Portuguese;
‒ Experience collaborating with the Ministry of Health, donors and implementing partners strongly preferred;
‒ Strong communication skills including writing and editing skills in Portuguese;
‒ Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint.
Skills and Competencies
1 Positive leader who models expected behaviors;
2 Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients and partners in a multicultural environment;
3 Systems thinker with thorough understanding of the complexities of achieving development outcomes in a complex environment;
4 Ability to deliver effectively in high-pressure situations, with multiple sometimes competing deadlines;
5 Drive to challenge conventional wisdom;
6 Open to and empowered by critical feedback;
7 A combination of humility and confidence.
1) Educational background: Master’s degree in business, economics, health economics, public policy, or public health, and a keen understanding that degrees mean very little;
2) Experience: At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the health sector with at least 2 years’ experience in project management.
3) Experience collaborating with the Ministry of Health, donors and implementing partners strongly preferred.
4) Experience applying research techniques, qualitative and quantitative methods, strongly preferred;
5) Language: Excellent speaking and writing in English;
6) Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint required; proficiency in statistical analysis packages strongly preferred;
7) Travel: Ability and willingness to travel up in Mozambique to 30%.
Skills and competencies
- Positive leader who models expected behaviors;
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with clients and partners in a multicultural environment;
- Intuitive ability to relate and connect with people from different cultures, orientations, and operating lenses (political, technical, funder, business partner, etc.); with special acumen on maintaining positive relations in a virtual world.
- Systems thinker with thorough understanding of the complexities of achieving development outcomes in a complex environment;
- Committed to modeling a work culture that strongly espouses individual authenticity, radical feedback, intelligent failure, and collective impact;
- Comfortable in working in a collaborative environment and look for team success rather than individual rewards
- Ability to deliver effectively in high-pressure situations, with multiple sometimes competing deadlines;
- Drive to challenge conventional wisdom;
- Open to and empowered by critical feedback;
A combination of humility and confidence.
The Health Systems Analyst will lead and support a mix of activities, some individually and others as member of a team. Potential assignments include: