• Malaria Technical Advisor

    Location SL
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(9/24/2019 4:13 PM)
    Job ID
    2019-3726
    Category
    International Positions
  • Overview

    Malaria Advisor (MIP) will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work outlined in the work plan and annual Task Order for IMPACT MALARIA.  This includes working in close collaboration with the Program Management team, contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on prevention of malaria in pregnancy services, supervision and quality improvement systems and training and orientation systems.  Will also work closely with the Jhpiego international technical and program staff to ensure comprehensive technical and programmatic support in project and consequently the National program. Advisor will also be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the project work plan.   

     

    Responsibilities

    • Provides overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of MIP activities at national, facility and community level
    • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in MIP including community-based activities 
    • Identify and use opportunities for integration of Impact Malaria support
    • Represents Impact Malaria in county and sub county technical working group committees in relation to malaria in pregnancy 
    • Contributes to the capacity building of Impact Malaria staff, health workers and supervisors at health facility and community health volunteers at community levels on malaria in pregnancy and quality improvement
    • Work with national reproductive health program and county reproductive health departments to develop and disseminate policies, tools and strategies to improve access to and delivery of malaria in pregnancy services
    • Ensure successful collaboration on malaria in pregnancy policies, guidelines and program implementation between NMCP, reproductive health and other relevant national programs
    • Compile and analyze data for performance monitoring and evaluation of the project and utilize data to take corrective actions 
    • Participate in trainings, mentorship, meetings and workshops for malaria interventions 
    • Strengthen support supervision by being part the routine sueprvision team at the subnational levels
    • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of project’s work plans, budgets and technical quarterly and annual reports to the project and its funding agencies on malaria in pregnancy programming and activities
    • Develops and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues in all the program objectives, donors, Local NGOs, CBOs and partners in the county
    • Represents Impact Malaria for the Malaria in Pregnancy component in relevant stakeholder meetings

     

    Required Qualifications

    • Familiarity with Sierra Leone’s health system, key stakeholders and relevant government policies/strategies
    • Understanding of public health and development approaches particularly in Sierra Leone context
    • Adanced degree in public health or related field
    • 8+ years' field experience and in-depth malaria and/or maternal health technical knowledge 
    • 4 years' senior level experience designing, implementing or managing large, complex malaria and RMNCH programming (e.g., maternal health, neonatal health, family planning, quality improvement, research, etc.) 
    • Experience working with MOH systems and personnel
    • Experience of working with donor funding agencies and/or private sector foundations
    • Clinical and community-based training skills
    • Experience implementing quality assurance or quality improvement approaches preferred
    • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs.
    • Ability to work well with others and a team player 
    • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills
    • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills 
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform 
    • Experience working on USAID funded project preferred
    • Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation
    • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
    • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
    • Experience in public speaking and professional presentations
    • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming 
    • Ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
    • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level global health professionals
    • Ability to travel independently in new environments
    • Computer literate with skills in MS Office Suite
    • Sensitive to socio-cultural differences in the region

     

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