Senior Technical Advisor, IMPACT Malaria

Senior Technical Advisor, IMPACT Malaria

PSI - Population Services International

Dar es Salaam, United Republic of Tanzania

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In Tanzania, IM will work closely with NMCP, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program (ZAMEP), President's Office-Regional Administrative and Local Government (PO-RALG), PMI/Tanzania, and other PMI partners to improve the quality of and access to malaria services at both the facility and community levels. IM will build on progress made in malaria service delivery by focusing on the following areas of work:

  • Provide high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP and ZAMEP for the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans related to case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and chemoprevention;
  • Strengthen case management and MIP prevention by supporting the implementation and/or planning and data use of Malaria Service Delivery and Quality Improvement (MSDQI) in public and private health facilities in selected districts;
  • Provide technical and implementation support for integrated community case management (iCCM), including development and rollout of training and supervision.

We are looking for a Senior Technical Advisor to provide high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP and ZAMEP for the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans related to case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and chemoprevention, and to provide high-level technical oversight to the IM team in Tanzania.

Your contribution

  • Provide high quality technical expertise and assistance to NMCP and ZAMEP for the development of policies, strategies, and implementation plans related to case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP), and chemopreventio;
  • Contribute to technical working groups advising on and interpreting NMCP-led operations research studies on chemoprevention and on findings from the group ANC study;
  • Provide technical assistance to ZAMEP in designing case management-related activities recommended by Zanzibar’s Malaria Elimination Advisory Committee (ZMEAC) and in preparing presentations and reports for ZMEAC meetings/consultations;
  • Contribute to finalization and rollout of revised national treatment guidelines, including technical inputs, dissemination, and orientation of health workers in up to 15 regions
  • Lead internal quarterly technical reviews of the team’s work on MSDQI and iCCM;
  • Coordinate with other USAID-funded health sector activities to ensure that services are seamless and client-centered.

What are we looking for?

The candidate we hire will embody PSI’s corporate values:

  • Collaboration: You can work independently, but thrive within a team;
  • Trust: You trust that your manager and team will have your back and care deeply about gaining that same trust from your teammates;
  • Pragmatism: You dive in and maintain momentum even when things are ambiguous and you don’t let perfect get in the way of good enough;
  • Honesty: You aren’t afraid to speak up and speak your mind;
  • Measurement: You set clear and challenging goals and hold yourself accountable to driving measurable results;
  • Commitment: You’re independent and a free thinker, but you’re ready to buy in to the direction of the team and commit to its success.

The basics

  • You have a master’s degree in public health, infectious diseases, or related degree at a minimum; MD or PhD preferred;
  • You have at least 10 years of experience in malaria, preferably in Africa;
  • Demonstrated commitment to and technical expertise in malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy, malaria chemoprevention and malaria elimination;
  • You have significant experience living and working in a developing country on infectious diseases;
  • You have demonstrated strong leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills;
  • You have demonstrated experience working with host country government;
  • You have demonstrated experience working with host country nationals;
  • You are fluent in English; working knowledge of Swahili a plus;
  • References will be required;
  • The successful candidate will be required to pass a background check.

What would get us excited?

  • Proven coaching, facilitation, and communication skills;
  • Fluent Swahili speaking and writing skills;
  • Excellent knowledge of U.S. Government approaches and regulations.

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