Sr. Malaria Advisor

Location US-MD-Baltimore
Posted Date 7 months ago(12/15/2021 9:52 AM)
Job ID
2021-4445
Category
US Based Positions

Overview

Jhpiego’s Technical Leadership and Innovation (TLI) office drives impact across Jhpiego’s core areas of work in women’s health (maternal and newborn health, reproductive health and family planning, and women’s cancers), infectious disease (HIV/AIDS, Malaria, COVID response/global health security) and health systems strengthening (primary health care, immunization, safe surgery). This dynamic team of technical leaders provides “best in class” technical leadership and support responsive to country needs and in pursuit of accelerated impact.

 

In support of its ongoing Strategic Refresh, Jhpiego seeks a highly motivated, competent and dynamic individual to join its global Malaria Portfolio as a Sr. Malaria Advisor. Jhpiego’s contribution to ending malaria includes its work in global technical leadership and support to malaria programming and implementation in 23 countries malaria-endemic countries. The Malaria Portfolio receives funding from the United States President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Unitaid, ExxonMobil Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

 

The Sr. Malaria Advisor will contribute to the provision of technical leadership and to ensuring technical excellence across Jhpiego’s portfolio of malaria projects.  Sr. Malaria Advisor will also represent Jhpiego globally, develop opportunities and maintain relationships that grow critical aspects of Jhpiego’s portfolio namely malaria case management, malaria surveillance and elimination, health systems strengthening including governance, financing, procurement and supply chain management and implementation research. The Sr.  Advisor will provide leadership, expertise, and high level technical and program support for implementation of malaria prevention, treatment, surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, research and learning activities at country level. This will include support for policy adoption, updating of guidelines, building health worker capacity, continuous quality improvement, improving access to quality malaria services, facilitating data use for decision making and documentation of best practices and lessons learned.

 

Responsibilities

  • Alongside the Malaria Director, drive the implementation of the vision and strategic plan for malaria activities within Jhpiego
  • Seek opportunities to integrate malaria priorities across the organization and work with Jhpiego country colleagues to operationalize strategic objectives and activities in different country settings
  • Build technical capacity for malaria within Jhpiego and coach and mentor staff and local partners accordingly, including developing and implementing annual training plans, learning activities, and materials to support capacity building
  • Provide senior level, high quality technical assistance to two country programs by supporting country programs with strategic program guidance, staff training, and capacity building
  • Lead on and contribute to the development of guidance, learning resources, tools and define and test new tools/innovations for accelerating prevention, control and elimination of malaria
  • Ensure that the programs that are assisted are technically sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the priorities and needs of the countries and donors
  • Assess and analyze service delivery issues that impede access to quality care, and the development and testing of appropriate strategies for long-term, sustainable resolution
  • Support the development of malaria innovations and new products and high impact approaches in malaria
  • Lead the design of implementation research that may promote new initiatives and innovations for future adoption
  • Support business development activities including identifying and supporting new opportunities and leading the technical design of new projects with the business development team.
  • Provide leadership for building Jhpiego’s reputation as a global leader in malaria by serving as an expert on relevant malaria global technical working groups and by representing Jhpiego in external fora including international conferences and meetings, supporting field staff to present and disseminate learning from country implementation, and contributing to the development of peer-reviewed publications
  • Provide support to the realization of external communication priorities including supporting the development of success stories, blogs, and other program and technical related communication materials that demonstrate Jhpiego’s technical expertise, results, and programming excellence

 

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in public health, pharmacy, nursing or related degree
  • 15+ years implementing and/or managing international field-based malaria programs
  • Strong technical and programmatic background in malaria, especially management, technical support and programmatic direction.
  • Experience in working in challenging environments in Africa and Asia
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management
  • Proven technical experience in the design, implementation, or measurement of malaria interventions
  • Proven experience in leading highly skilled and qualified technical personnel
  • Proven collaborator with ability to see and create connections across vertical health areas, as well as across functional areas
  • Excellent understanding of the donor landscape for funding opportunities
  • Excellent understanding of USAID systems and other donor structure and processes (e.g. PMI, The Global Fund, Unitaid, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation)
  • Proven ability and experience developing productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Results oriented with strong change management and decision-making skills
  • Proven ability to work in a complex, fast-paced, multi-cultural environment with multiple tasks and short deadlines
  • Excellent inter-personal and communication skills, including strong technical writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to travel nationally and internationally up to 20% of time
  • Fluency in French preferred

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