Acasus is a consultancy dedicated to helping governments implement transformational reforms in health and education. Our goal is to improve public health and education for those who need it the most. In just five years, Acasus has developed a strong reputation supporting governments across Asia, Africa and South America.
We work in small teams which support the most senior officials in government (typically at ministerial or prime-ministerial level) to drive rapid reforms. Much of our day-to-day work involves helping officials to:
Plan and develop strategies
Use data and other information
Build capacity and skills throughout the system
Improve coordination and cooperation
Solve problems and challenges as they arise
Access international evidence and lessons about what works
Our project teams include a mix of experienced consultants from leading international consultancies (McKinsey, Oliver Wyman, Roland Berger and others) and highly talented locally-hired staff. Our success depends on being able to attract good people and provide them with high quality professional development.
It is hard to overstate the potential impact of this work. In Pakistan, the team achieved the fastest vaccination rate increase ever recorded — raising coverage for life-saving vaccines for children from around 50% to 90% across the more than 2 million children born each year in Punjab province.
An international organization has asked Acasus to replicate this success across multiple countries in Africa starting with DRC and Mozambique and our work in DR Congo kicked off recently and is already proving highly effective.
Based in Maputo, you will support government officials (at central and provincial level) and Acasus Senior Associates to implement reforms based on our previously successful model.
You will support Acasus Senior Associates as well as officials at central and provincial levels to implement a customised version of our reform model, which involves strengthening data, leadership and management to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve health outcomes and save lives. We have recently spent time on the ground in Mozambique and there is a very high level of excitement and engagement around this project. Our team for this work will consist of five people based in Maputo; two international senior consultants and three locally-hired associates.
Work with key senior government health officials, and international partners, to dramatically improve health outcomes for children
Design and implement new systems for improving vaccination coverage across Mozambique
Develop excellent relationships and a trusted advisor status within government
Energize existing systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness
Fluency in English and Portuguese
Relevant experience in public sector work, ideally in health or education
Familiarity with governmental processes and operations
Strong teamwork skills and confidence to add input into discussions
Excellent problem-solving skills
Strong drive and motivation
Highly developed interpersonal skills
Good communication skills
Interest in social issues
Motivation to join our organization
Competitive compensation package
High degrees of responsibility and autonomy
The opportunity to drive a truly impactful set of reforms
The chance to shape a growing, young, entrepreneurial company with a social mission
Opportunities for further international travel with future projects
If this excites you, send us an email including your CV to [email protected] or click Apply Now.
Acasus prides itself on being an equal opportunity employer. We support & promote diversity & inclusion, and we will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity.