Senior Malaria Advisor / Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP)

Location CM
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/19/2022 2:17 PM)
Job ID
International Positions


Jhpiego seeks a Senior Malaria Advisor / Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) to provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of prevention and case management for an upcoming USAID-funded malaria project in Cameroon. This project will support the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and the Ministry of Health (MOH) to implement activities to reduce malaria morbidity and maternal and child mortality. The project will operate over a 5-year period.


The position will operate under the leadership of the Chief of Party and with technical implementation teams to ensure the project progresses towards expected results. S/he will also work with M&E staff to ensure project deliverables are monitored and course corrections are identified and implemented as appropriate. In collaboration with project team and partners, the position will support the design and implementation of service delivery strategies based on scientific evidence. Other key responsibilities include supervising technical staff and adjusting project activities based on monitoring at the regional and district level.


This position is contingent upon award from USAID. Cameroon nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Provide technical leadership and strategic direction for the project’s technical assistance efforts, ensuring the integration, quality and sustainability of interventions  
  • Provide day-to-day technical oversight for design, planning and implementation of activities in support of project goals and objectives  
  • Establish and implement a system to ensure technical quality of project activities and fidelity across target regions and districts
  • Develop and/or update evidence-based training materials, standards, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems needed for implementation of the project to meet the needs of USAID and the Government of Cameroon
  • Actively participate in relevant technical advisory/working groups and professional forums representing Jhpiego
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies and lead the formulation of innovative approaches to address malaria control, treatment and prevention interventions
  • Identify training needs for clinical and community healthcare providers and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those needs
  • Work closely with the Chief of Party on setting project priorities and directions, and responding to requests for support from local counterparts
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement a plan to track data/results related to malaria control, treatment and prevention to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations
  • Document successes, lessons learned and challenges in implementation as well as reports of project activities and results to the project and donor, including routine quarterly and annual reports and other reporting requirements as requested
  • Author/co-author abstracts, presentations, and articles for journals and conferences
  • Supervise technical staff
  • Manage technical contributions of subgrantees, including defining scopes of work
  • Maintain excellent relationships with USAID and in-country stakeholders and develop rapid responses
  • Provide technical leadership to the development the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with MOH, NMCP, and other relevant stakeholders to ensure timely implementation and compliance to the requirements and regulations of the award

Required Qualifications

  • A clinical degree (doctor, nursing, midwifery), with Master of Public Health preferred
  • At least 10 years’ experience implementing and/or providing technical assistance for malaria control and elimination projects and/or health systems strengthening projects
  • At least 8 years’ experience in implementing and/or providing technical assistance to large, donor-funded multi-year international health sector projects that have implemented activities in malaria prevention and control
  • Demonstrated experience training clinical and community-based healthcare workers in malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment
  • Demonstrated experience providing capacity building assistance at individual and organizational levels
  • Skilled in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery projects; training; pre-service education; performance and quality improvement; monitoring and evaluation
  • Demonstrated experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment necessary for strengthening related service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of the healthcare system in Cameroon, particularly the public health system; experience living and working in Cameroon preferred
  • Familiarity with USAID’s administrative, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts and fostering team work
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and maintain interpersonal and professional relationships with USAID, US President’s Malaria Initiative advisors, host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, CSOs, and the private sector
  • Expertise in research to practice—identifying and adapting best practices to specific project contexts
  • Excellent verbal, written interpersonal and presentation skills in English and French
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to travel nationally to project sites


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