Senior Associate (Short-term contract for 6 months) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
dedicated to improving the delivery of health services in the country
by Dóra Forgács | 19 September 2019
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JOB DESCRIPTION

About Acasus

We are a consultancy that drives major reforms in health and education around the world.

In health, we are contributing towards improving global immunization rates. To date, we have supported governments across Asia, Africa and South America to radically increase immunization coverage and improve access to basic healthcare facilities, prenatal and maternity clinics in remote areas. Our education projects in South America and the Middle East have successfully provided access to basic education for millions of children.

We work in teams to support senior government officials (typically at ministerial or prime-ministerial level) in driving rapid reforms. This includes:

  • Planning and developing strategies

  • Monitoring progress

  • Leveraging on data and other information to facilitate decision making

  • Building capacity and skills throughout the public system

  • Improving coordination and cooperation between stakeholders, funders and governments

  • Solving problems and challenges on the ground

  • Consolidating international evidence and lessons about what works

  • Our project teams consist of experienced international consultants and highly talented locally-hired staff. 

Role​ in Brief

Based in Kinshasa, you will support officials at federal and regional levels to implement reforms.

These reforms leverage on the use of technologies and data to facilitate quick and effective action by managers and leaders. By supporting the delivery of better public services, we contribute to improving health outcomes. To date, our DRC team has achieved a number of highly impactful quick wins, demonstrating the opportunity for larger impact in this region.

As a Senior Associate, you will support provincial officials in customizing and implementing our reform model in this region. You will build on existing insights, excitement, and engagement to strengthen the health system at a national level. This involves strengthening data, leadership and management to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve health outcomes and save lives.

The ​Challenge

  • Work with key senior government health officials and international partners to dramatically improve the health outcomes of children

  • Design and implement new systems for improving vaccination coverage across DRC

  • Develop excellent relationships and a trusted advisor status within government

  • Energize existing systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness

Successful candidates must demonstrate

  • Experience in public health (ideally in immunisation) and in geospatial interventions

  • Familiarity with governmental processes and operations

  • Strong teamwork skills and confidence to add input in discussions

  • Background in qualitative research, particularly supporting product design

  • Experience with moderation of interviews, focus groups, workshops

  • Excellent problem-solving skills

  • Strong drive and motivation

  • Fluency in English and French

The ​Reward

  • Competitive compensation package

  • High degrees of responsibility and autonomy

  • The opportunity to drive a truly impactful set of reforms

  • The chance to influence a dynamic, entrepreneurial company with a social mission

  • Opportunities for further international travel with future projects

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Next Steps

Join us in advancing technology for global impact. Apply now!

Acasus is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and thrive on inclusive employment based on merit, qualifications and business needs.

Joining the team

All submissions uploaded after this date will be kept on file for future opportunities to join the team but may not be considered for current openings.


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