VillageReach Associate, Health Systems Jobs in South Africa

VillageReach Associate, Health Systems Jobs in South Africa

About Villagereach

VillageReach transforms health care delivery to reach everyone, so that each person has the health care needed to thrive. We develop solutions that improve equity and access to primary health care**.** This includes making sure products are available when and where they are needed and primary health care services are delivered to the most under-reached.

Radical collaboration with governments, the private sector and other partners strengthen our ability to scale and sustain these solutions. Our work increases access to quality health care for more than 58 million people in sub-Saharan Africa. VillageReach is incorporated in Washington State and has offices in Seattle (USA), Democratic Republic of Congo, Malawi, and Mozambique.


VillageReach invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Associate, Health Systems team. The Health Systems team takes a systems and cross-technical approach to ensure delivery of equitable primary health care. The Associate will support across different workstreams in the team, such as demand, and human resources for health.

The successful candidate will be a person motivated by mission, by a highly dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, and by the understanding that their contribution can and will impact the success of VillageReach. Candidates eligible to work in DRC, Malawi, Mozambique, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Tanzania, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa are eligible to apply.

This position does not qualify for relocation or work permit sponsorship. This is an immediate hire and candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.


VillageReach seeks an Associate to support across different workstreams in the Global Technical Health Systems team, such as vaccine demand, human resources for health, and equity.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Associate, Health Systems include the following. Other duties, responsibilities, and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Promoting Equity through Supply Chain

VillageReach developed a framework for promoting an equity lens in supply chain to improve supply outcomes of availability, potency, and access.

  • Support the deployment and implementation of supply chain equity guidance by identifying opportunities in countries where VillageReach works

  • Collaborate with country governments to communicate the importance and value of equity, in relation to efficiency

  • Collaborate with other supply chain partners to identify opportunities for deployment of the guidance where VillageReach does not have presence

  • Build partnerships with donors and governments to use the supply chain equity framework in their funding applications

  • Socialize the equity framework through multiple mechanisms, such as organizing webinars, posting on forums, writing blogs etc.

  • Create presentations and materials for country teams to use with governments

  • Document learnings

    Community Health Workers (CHWs) and Human Resources for Health:

  • VillageReach is leading research and advocacy work related to the use of Community Health Workers (CHWs) as vaccinators.

  • Support research and advocacy efforts related to leveraging CHWs as vaccinators

  • Support development and implementation of supply chain interventions to improve vaccine supply availability for CHWs

  • Support desk review to synthesize the existing HrH
    landscape and inform new areas of work

  • Contribute to the development of educational materials and/or training curriculum

  • Provide surge support as needed to contribute to donor reports and new business development opportunities

  • Synthesize lessons learnt from work for dissemination across countries and support writing blogs or papers

  • Implement strategies to improve human resources for health (HrH) related to health worker capacity development, community-level service delivery, health worker wellness, community health workers, supply chain workforce development

    Cross-cutting Team Support:

  • Helps organize meeting agendas and action items
    Support with project management across multiple grants, by tracking deliverables and timelines

  • Support demand generation and community engagement to improve equity

  • Liaise with VillageReach advocacy and communications team to produce communications materials including white papers, collateral, and/or blogs relevant to VillageReach project work


    Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS with 3-5 years of relevant program experience;.

  • Strong project management experience working across time zones and multiple offices

  • Understanding of inequities in health care with ability to apply equity lens and anti-racism principles to all work, required

  • Ideal candidates will have specific skills & direct project implementation experience in at least one of the following technical areas: immunization, community health, training/workforce development, equity, demand generation

  • Demonstrated understanding of challenges with working in rural, underserved and low-income context. Experience living in and/or working in a low-income country a plus

  • Skillful written and verbal communication with ability to synthesize and deliver information to diverse audiences in a clear and concise way, required

  • Understanding of global partnerships and country stakeholders, preferred

    Other Qualifications:

  • Ability to manage complex relationships and partnerships with donors, technical partners, and governments

  • Experience or ability working with diverse stakeholders and collate information from multiple sources

  • Self-motivated; independent worker able to set and meet deadlines with minimal coaching. Proactive about reaching out to colleagues to complete responsibilities or asking for direction when needed

  • Proven record of accomplishment balancing detailed execution with strategy and partner/opportunity landscape

  • Comfortable taking on a role that will evolve/change based on emerging needs. Ability and desire to learn new skills and technical areas quickly while on the job.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel) and comfortable in a fast-paced technical environment with many technologies in use

  • Fluency in spoken and written English required. French and/or Portuguese is a bonus

  • Comply with VillageReach policies, including COVID-19 vaccine policy

    How to Apply

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