15 May 2024

Public Health Expert (M/f) at Enabel

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Job Description


Public Health Expert (m/f)

Enabel is the Belgian development agency. It implements Belgium’s governmental cooperation. The agency also works for other national and international donors. With its partners in Belgium and abroad, Enabel offers solutions to address pressing global challenges – Climate Change, Urbanisation, Human Mobility, Peace and Security, Economic and Social Inequality – and to promote Global Citizenship. With 2,100 staff, Enabel manages more than 200 projects in twenty countries, in Belgium, Africa and the Middle East.

Its staff members in Brussels and overseas embody the commitment of the Belgian State and other development partners to international solidarity.

Enabel is preparing the implementation of the recently signed five-year bilateral cooperation program (2024 – 2029), with a total budget of 95 million euros, in three priority development sectors in Rwanda: health, agriculture, urbanization and support in public financial management.

The health component of this portfolio will be implemented as one programme with a total budget of 42 million euro. Taking informed decision-making as a lead principle – since it’s a lead-principle for the Ministry of Health (MoH) – three broad results are identified which link up with the national health policy and strategies:

Result 1: people, communities, health providers, as well as health managers at decentralized and central level can make informed choices with regard to health and/or health care.

Result 2: a coordinated system of getting evidence-based health research into policy and practice is in place.

Result 3: the quantification, procurement, distribution, and stock-management system of medicines /equipment by RMS as well as quality control of medicines by RFDA and use of e-LMIS at all levels has improved. Active participation in policy dialogue will be an important component of the portfolio implementation.

In view of the implementation of its health component, Enabel is currently looking for (f/m) a Public Health Expert.

Duty Station: Nyamasheke District with possibility to serve any other district where need can arise for future opportunities.

Duration of the contract: Open-ended– local contract according to the Rwandan labor law.

Expected starting date: 1st July 2024

Salary package according to our salary grids (class 6 – Sector & Thematic Expert):From 3.509.819RWF monthly gross salary depending on the number of years of relevant experience.


The Public Health Expert will work under the direct supervision of the Intervention Manager and in close collaboration with RBC/SPIU to support the Districts to make informed decision in prioritizing its operational and strategic plan regarding maternal, neonatal, sexual and reproductive health, and related non-communicable disease, mental health and nutrition. She/he will contribute to the MoH and RBC informed evidence-based decisions from the district through Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and Getting Research Into Practice and Policy (GRIPP) and accompany change while strengthening partner capacities. The Expert will provide and coordinate the technical inputs needed to achieve the expected results of the programme/ intervention through DHMT and JADF coordination meeting.

She/he will ensure people, communities, health providers, and health managers at decentralized and central level can make informed choices with regard to health and/or health care.

In general, (s)he will:

Result Area 1: As Technical Advisor:

Contribute to reach the objectives for evidence-based during situation analysis, planning, execution, coordination and monitoring and evaluation of activities.
Work in close collaboration and follow-up with selected NGOs/CSOs and ensure their operational plans are aligned with district priorities.
Ensure operational plans are inclusive of vulnerable people (Persons with Disabilities, Refugees, GBV victims)
Participate to the strategy dialogue at the district level and feed the dialogue at central level
Strengthen the synergies and strategic coherence of the intervention with interventions in sexual and reproductive health and women’s rights, Family Planning-ASRH (Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health) Nutrition, Non-Communicable Diseases, and Mental Health.
Ensure program report is aligned with the operational planning.
Result area 2: As Agent of change:

Lead the change process and contribute to partner entity capacity development,
Contribute to strengthening the capacities of the district health staff
Ensure effective Gender mainstreaming in District Strategic and operational plans
Contribute to the Steering Committee preparation and implementation of recommendations.
Result Area 3: As Knowledge Management Agent :

Contribute to the capitalization process and the dissemination of the results to stimulate a learning and knowledge driven approach,
Contributing to the action-research process to inform the sector policy and practices
Contributing to the data collection, analysis and use for decision making
Ensuring knowledge sharing with the stakeholders through existing platform
Ensure district capacity building in research development and reinforce the ownership
Support the DHU (Director of Health, DG of Hospitals, Clinical Director, Quality Improvement Officers, M&E Officer) in research protocol writing, data collection/Analysis and report development.
Ensure program progress report is aligned with the intervention expected results and related indicators and comply to the reporting timeline.

Qualification and experience

Rwandan Citizen;
Master’s degree in Public Health
At least 5 years of experience as a Public Health Expert in the public sector level and/or within an international organization
Knowledge and experience of at least 3 years implementing sexual and reproductive health programs and Primary Health Care (Non Communicable Diseases, mental health and nutrition)
Proven experience and knowledge of Rwanda health systems especially at operational district level
technical skills

Proven experience in research, monitoring and evaluation of health programmes developed at national/district level
Knowledge on health services quality improvement cycle process
Clear and concise writing skills, good communication, presentation and facilitation skills
Demonstrated interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-actor environment.
Fluent in Kinyarwanda and in English, knowledge of French is an asset
Good knowledge of IT tools (Word, Excel, Power Point and Database)

Strong interpersonal skills: Capacity for facilitation, support, negotiation, flexibility, empathetic attitude, networking in a multicultural context.
Proactive, innovative, and creative (e.g. be able to reflect on the improvement of the internal and external communication to capitalize experiences and “lessons learnt”);
Capacity to work in a multicultural context;
Ability to work independently to produce expected results;
High level of rigor, integrity and willing to learn;
Flexible, adaptable, and able to execute a range of job duties and changing priorities.
Able to fit in a collaborative governance mindset (Self responsible, accountable, authentic communication …)
Applicants are also required to commit to the vision, mission and values of Enabel (https://www.enabel.be/content/enabel-vision-mission-values)

Following this recruitment procedure, a shortlist of successful applicants may be constituted which may be sourced in the next three years for similar job openings.

Method of Application

Applicants fulfilling the above-mentioned criteria are invited to submit their application documents through Enabel job site to the following link Public Health Expert (enabel.be) by clicking the "Apply now" button to include detailed Curriculum Vitae (max 5 pages), a motivation letter and a copy of University degree(s). Submit the full file not later than 30th May 2024.Only applications submitted via the above link will be considered.

Enabel is committed to equal opportunities and diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, origin, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability status or any other factor other than competence.

Enabel never requests money to be part of any recruitment process.

Done at Kigali, 15th May 2024

Resident Representative,

Enabel in Rwanda

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