Senior Care and Treatment Advisor

Job Description

Position:          Senior Care and Treatment Advisor                                                                          

Location:         Maputo, Mozambique                                                                       

Contract:         USAID ECHO                                                   


Efficiencies for Clinical HIV Outcomes (ECHO) is a $239 million project to support the Government of Mozambique’s achievement of HIV/AIDS epidemic control and establishing a sustainable, government-led HIV response by 2026 in provinces where USAID is the primary clinical support partner.

The Senior Care and Treatment Advisor will report to the Technical Director and have frequent routine communications with other ECHO team members based in Beira and in the provinces. The Senior Care and Treatment Advisor will provide direction and be responsible for technical outcomes of ECHO related to HIV care and treatment and will provide leadership and guidance in achieving related objectives.

Key roles and responsibilities include:

  1. Extensive Travel and Technical Oversight:
    • Regularly travels to all provinces to provide hands-on support and technical oversight of HIV/AIDS treatment interventions at district, health facility, and community levels.
    • Collaborates closely with provincial teams and counterparts to ensure effective implementation and adherence to established protocols and guidelines.
    • Acts as a technical expert, offering guidance and mentorship to on-the-ground staff to enhance the quality and efficiency of HIV/AIDS treatment services.
    • Collaborates with other Central Level Technical Advisors to refine and improve technical strategies to achieve the expected outcomes to the project.
  2. Strategic Partnership and Resource Facilitation:
    • Establishes strong partnerships with Provincial Medical Directors and embedded advisors, serving as a key resource to facilitate the achievement of HIV treatment-related goals and objectives.
    • Acts as a liaison between ECHO and relevant stakeholders to address HIV treatment challenges and leverage resources effectively.
    • Proactively identifies opportunities for collaboration to support the implementation of the country's HIV strategy and enhance program sustainability.
  3. Representation and Engagement:
    • Represents ECHO in various forums, including MISAU committees, and Working Groups, to advocate for priority HIV treatment issues and ensure alignment with national and global agendas.
    • Engages with key stakeholders to foster dialogue, share best practices, and promote coordination of efforts aimed at advancing HIV treatment goals and reducing transmission rates.
    • Builds and maintains strong relationships with government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and other partners to strengthen the collective response to HIV/AIDS and maximize impact.
  4. Evidence-Based Strategy and Policy Advocacy:
    • Regularly reviews and synthesizes global evidence and best practices related to HIV treatment, including emerging trends, innovations, and research findings.
    • Provides timely analysis and recommendations to inform project strategies, MISAU policies, and programmatic decision-making, ensuring alignment with the latest scientific evidence and global guidelines.
    • Advocates for policy changes and programmatic adaptations based on evidence-based insights, aiming to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, and inclusivity of HIV/AIDS treatment services nationwide.
    • Collaborates with the Strategic Information (SI) team to ensure that evidence informs interventions and contributes to organizational learning. This includes facilitating knowledge-sharing sessions, supporting data-driven decision-making processes, and contributing to the continuous improvement of programmatic approaches.

Skills/Knowledge Required: 

  • A medical degree or a doctoral level degree in public health or related field.
  • At least 10 years of experience in clinical service delivery of HIV related interventions.
  • Strong skills in data use and interpretation.
  • Ability to perform at a senior policy level.
  • Demonstrated experience at a senior level participating or advising in high level MOH meetings/discussions/boards.
  • Demonstrated ability in monitoring similar programs and interpreting and utilizing national.
  • Strong mentoring and coaching skills, ability to provide constructive feedback with positive encouragement.
  • Strong oral and written skills in Portuguese are required and English is preferred. 


N’weti in partnership with Pathfinder are bidding to implement USAID’s Maternal and Child Health, Immunization and Nutrition (MNCHI&N) project. The project will be implemented in Nampula, Zambezia, Tete and Niassa. The Nutrition Director will be in charge for managing the nutrition technical area for the MNCHI&N project. The Nutrition Director will be overseen by the Technical Director. The position is subject to Pathfinder winning the USAID award.

Nutrition Director – Ref. da Vaga Nº 12 DN/2024

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Ensure technical leadership of the project’s nutrition strategy and progress toward nutrition outcomes;
  • Contribute key technical and programmatic expertise during co-creation, full MNCHI+N activity proposal stages, and (if successful) implementation of the anticipated USAID
  • Support implementation approaches to advance Intermediate Result (IR) 1 (Increased adoption of healthy MNCH, immunization and nutrition behaviors) & IR2 (Improved access to MNCH, immunization and nutrition services)
  • Provide technical and programmatic support to the program’s nutrition, community mobilization and social behavior change (SBC) strategies 
  • Ensure appropriate strategies and approaches are developed and implemented for nutrition to improve health-seeking behaviors and access to quality nutrition & health services to improve health and nutrition outcomes; including to improve care-seeking and routine household behaviors for nutrition and child feeding behaviors
  • Provide key guidance and implementation support including national, provincial and district-level (including with all partners, stakeholders, and CSOs) and community-level (including activities with community health workers, community leaders, young people in and out of school, and activists; on the topics of SRHR, nutrition, gender equality, routine immunization, integrated management of childhood illness (IMCI), and other topics) in the project geographies
  • Support digital marketing and awareness raising activities in the designated geographic areas for SBC on a range of MNCHI+N topics 
  • Contribute to capacity building of CSOs and the broader MNCHI+N ecosystem
  • Ensure multi-sectoral coordination and collaboration amongst partners and stakeholders
  • Ensure strategies for improving gender transformative approaches and social inclusion.


  • Masters Degree or its equivalent in Public Health, Nutrition, Medicine, Social and Behavior Change Communication, Social Marketing; Health Communication; Health Promotion; Social Sciences; or other relevant field;
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in nutrition/health programs
  • Demonstrated ability to provide technical leadership for large projects focused primarily on nutrition
  • Experience and knowledge of gender and other health programs preferred
  • Experience working in a USAID or other donor-funded projects preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Portuguese and English
  • Experience in supervising professional staff
  • Relevant computer software skills (including, at minimum the standard applications in MS Office)

Submission of Applications:

Interested candidates, who meet the established requirements, will be able to submit their application letters attaching their Curriculum Vitae until December 1, 2023 through the:

A N´weti não cobra nenhum valor monetário, espécie, ou qualquer outro tipo de favor para contratação.

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