Employment Opportunities

HR and Administrative Officer, Equatorial Guinea

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), the international health division of Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), has worked to strengthen health systems through practical, evidence-based and high-impact interventions across several public health sectors in over 40 countries. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholder to improve the health outcomes of vulnerable populations. By joining MCDI, employees join a diverse network of highly capable individuals, many of whom are experts in their field.

Project Overview

Since the beginning of 2019 until 2023, the former Bioko Island Malaria Control Project (BIMCP) and the Equatorial Guinea Malaria Vaccine Initiative (EGMVI) have merged into the Bioko Island Malaria Elimination Project (BIMEP). The BIMEP is funded by Marathon Oil and partners, and the Government of Equatorial Guinea (EG). The Project implementation will be carried out by Medical Care Development International (MCDI) with the collaboration of EG Ministry of Health and Social Welfare (MoHSW), Sanaria Inc., Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) and the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute (SwissTPH), among many stakeholders. The BIMEP applies the implementation, research results, and “lessons learned” from both, the former BIMCP and EGMVI throughout over almost two decades of malaria control and vaccine research, and also guides its efforts into a single malaria elimination program. In addition, MCDI is also implementing the Cervical Cancer Screening and Treatment (CCST) Project in Equatorial Guinea on behalf of Noble Energy.

Position Overview

MCDI is seeking a full-time HR and Administrative Officer who will be responsible for the overall human resources and administrative activities in supporting our field office operations in Equatorial Guinea for the BIMEP, Vaccine and CCST groups. This position will be under the direction and supervision of MCDI’s Equatorial Guinea Country Director. This is an exciting leadership opportunity and offers a chance for the right candidate to grow and have a positive impact while working with a diverse and engaged team.

The general responsibilities of the HR and Administrative Officer include:
a) Recruitment: In close coordination with Component Managers, take responsibility for all recruitment and recruitment planning and create standard recruitment procedures
b) HR Contracting: Prepare standard contracts and agreements for all the EG projects (including amendments, renewals), liaise with legal counsel to ensure alignment with EG labor laws.
c) Performance Management: oversee and administer the performance evaluation process for local nationals. Provide guidance to managers and employees on personnel matters.
d) Policies and Procedures: Review and update the project employee manuals and ensure compliance with EG labor laws.
e) Payroll and Benefits: Oversee benefits management and working with Finance to ensure smooth payroll processing.
f) Legal: Ensure policies are in line with country labor laws. Serves at the HR liaison with the Ministry of Labor regarding labor matters and proactively seek legal counsel to address issues as they arise and proactively implement measures to mitigate risks.
g) Logistics: Coordinate project-related logistics with relevant staff including vehicle management, travel and accommodation arrangements for expatriates, etc.
h) Procurement: Manage procurement of local goods and services working closely with home office procurement and technical staff. Ensure a proper inventory system is in place.

Qualifications, Skills and Experiences:
• BS/BA in Human Resources, Business Administration or a related field required; Post-graduate degree desirable
• A minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience in International Development administration with demonstrated experience in human resources and operations management including procurement and logistics, field operations.
• Prior work experience in a developing country context is required; work experience in sub-Saharan Africa is preferred
• Prior supervisory experience required
• Solid interpersonal skills, team player, highly adaptable and able to work under stress.
• Sensitivity to the concerns of the developing world and ability to work with community-based providers from different cultural backgrounds
• Excellent command of both Spanish and English (French also desirable)
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Highly computer literate, highly skilled in the use of MS Excel and proficient in the use of Windows® programs for word-processing, database management, presentations, and electronic communication

Location: Malabo, Equatorial Guinea
Application Requirements:
To apply, please submit:
1. An updated CV
2. A cover letter (please include salary expectations)
All applications should be sent to mcdjobs@mcd.org. Position will be open until filled.