Assistant Project Officer (APO) – Malaria and Public Health

Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
Apply by 1 September 2018
Entry-level , Full-time staff position
Posted on 2 August 2018

Job Description

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

As a rising member of MCDI’s professional staff, the Assistant Project Officer (APO) – Malaria and Public Health will work with the Senior Program Manager in the successful implementation of a portfolio of MCDI field projects focusing not only on malaria, but also on other public health topics. In this role, the APO will provide support with Project management (80%), malaria and public technical leadership (10%), and business development (10%).

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Providing technical and management input to the formulation and review of work plans
  • Responding to donors and partners request for work plan budget modifications
  • Supporting country office with HR and financial management functions
  • Providing inputs in country work plans and reports
  • Developing/reviewing and amending contracts
  • Supporting the coordination, tracking and reporting of operational and organizational activities
  • Assisting MCDI with tasks related to its technical leadership on malaria and other public health topics focusing on documentation, representation, proposal preparation and project management
  • Assisting MCDI’s Business Development division in the preparation of technical and financial proposals and providing news articles about the projects on a regular basis
  • Any other responsibilities as may be assigned during the course of employment

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • At least a Master’s degree in a technically compatible field (e.g. public health, international development), with substantial malaria-related training
  • 1-2 years of professional experience, of which at least 6-12 months should be dedicated to the professional practice, research and/or academia of malaria or public health. Working experience in international settings and/or with international malaria donors (e.g. USAID, World Bank, Global Sanitation Fund) will be favorably considered
  • Very proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package
  • Be able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner and gathers and analyzes information skillfully
  • Have high energy, clear goal orientation and strong work ethic.
  • Have strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Be open to others’ ideas and demonstrates a neutral position with dealing with combative issues
  • Be able to adapt to changes in the work environment, manage competing demands
  • Proven track record as an effective team member

Languages: General professional proficiency in French language required

Position: Entry level

Location: Silver Spring, MD, USA

Starting date: Immediately

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit the following documents:

  • an updated Curriculum vitae
  • a cover letter (please include salary expectations)

Position Open until Filled. No phone calls.

MCDI deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment and collaboration

About the Organization

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

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