Senior Associates & Project Managers in Mozambique

About Acasus

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

  • Monitor progress

  • 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.

Context & Impact

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.

Rolein Brief

Based in Maputo, you will support officials at central and provincial level to implement reforms based on our previously successful model. This implementation uses technology and data to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve health outcomes by providing better public services.

This work in Mozambique will involve supporting officials at central and provincial levels to implement a customised version of our reform model, which involves using technology and data to help managers and leaders take rapid action to improve the healthcare system. We have spent time with them on the ground already this year, 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.

    The ​Challenge

    • 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

    Successful Candidates ​must Demonstrate

    • Fluency in English and Portuguese

    • 2+ years at a major international consulting company

    • Experience working in the public sector, preferably in developing countries

    • Willingness to work in and travel to Mozambique

    Our Ideal Project Manager ​will Demonstrate

    • Excellent problem-solving skills

    • Strong drive and motivation

    • Highly developed interpersonal skills

    • Good communication skills

    • Interest in social issues

    • Motivation to join our organization

    The ​Reward

    • 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

    Next Steps

    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.

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