Job Vacancy at Jhpiego, Senior Technical Advisor, Tanzania

December 15, 2016 by Stuffzoom

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Last modified December 15, 2016

Jhpiego is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with the Johns Hopkins University. For more than 43 years, Jhpiego has empowered frontline health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families.

Jhpiego is looking for a highly motivated and dynamic individual to fill the position of Malaria Senior Technical Advisor. Jhpiego’s malaria portfolio covers 18 countries, in multiple countries in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as Myanmar and Nepal.  Jhpiego draws funding from the United States Government, Corporations and other global donors.

The Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical leadership within the malaria unit and help ensure technical excellence across Jhpiego’s portfolio of malaria projects. The Senior Technical Advisor will provide technical direction to country programs and ensure quality TA is provided to achieve maximum impact. S[he] will provide leadership and mentoring for capacity building in malaria and lead the development and implementation of selected activities. The Senior Technical Advisor will represent Jhpiego externally to build Jhpiego’s reputation as a technical leader in malaria and to foster new relationships and develop new business opportunities.

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in development of the vision and strategy for the malaria unit, provide leadership for the development of malaria unit workplans and strategies.  Help conceptualize, develop, and manage new malaria strategies and interventions for Jhpiego.
  • Provide quality technical assistance to country programs by providing technical direction, participating in joint work planning activities with program staff, leading implementation of relevant activities, and contributing to the development of reports and reviewing program data, progress and results to inform decisions and action.  Provide clinical and strategic guidance to Jhpiego’s Global Program Office and support the integration and implementation of key malaria technical interventions and activities in country programs.
  • Help ensure coordinated and quality provision of technical assistance to country programs, including drawing upon global data and trends to identify strategic opportunities, identifying needed shifts in technical approaches and implementation and by identifying opportunities to fill critical knowledge gaps.  Identify technical assistance support needs for country programs and ensure program priorities and needs are met through the provision of technical assistance.
  • Provide leadership for ensuring quality assurance for malaria by participating in the development of standards for technical interventions and routinely utilizing program data to identify program and country quality issues and trends and recommend strategies to resolve them.
  • Provide leadership for capacity building, coaching and mentoring of staff and local partners in malaria, including developing and implementing annual training plans, learning activities and materials to support capacity building. Contribute to staff orientation and malaria technical updates to ensure staff possess excellent knowledge of malaria technical content and approaches.
  • Help develop and maintain excellent professional relationships with colleagues, counterparts, and donors worldwide to maximize Jhpiego impact.  Develop new business opportunities, serve as the technical design lead and review proposals to ensure high-quality malaria technical approaches are reflected.
  • Represent Jhpiego externally to partners, donors and other counterparts. Ensure global leadership for Jhpiego in malaria by serving on external advisory or working groups and representing Jhpiego in key global and regional technical meetings and committees. Present state of the art practices in malaria prevention and control to USAID, Roll Back Malaria partners and other key stakeholders.  Participate in the production of global malaria guidance and reference documents, participate in external advisory or working groups and lead the development of peer-reviewed publications.
  • Keep abreast of and ensure latest technical guidance on malaria is widely disseminated and used.  Provide leadership for knowledge management for malaria by helping to identify KM priorities for the malaria unit, ensuring the transfer of state of the art knowledge, ensuring lessons learned and best practices are shared with staff globally, ensuring that malaria work is published and disseminated widely in the appropriate repositories and channels, and by participating in global fora and opportunities to present and disseminate learning from Jhpiego’s malaria programs.
  • Contribute to the malaria knowledge base, communication priorities and materials development by participating in or leading the development, writing and editing of content for products, presentations and other materials.  Ensure malaria communication and documentation priorities are met by helping to identify and document programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned.
  • Liaise closely with PMI/Washington and PMI country teams throughout the ‘malaria operational plan’ (MOP) planning cycle on all matters related to Jhpiego’s malaria programs and provide guidance to Jhpiego teams on engagement with PMI throughout the MOP cycle.
  • Collaborate with program staff to modify program budgets based on workplans updates, monitor and be responsible for effective spending for assigned activities and deliverables.  Monitor LOE for supervisees to ensure appropriate and equitable distribution of technical assistance for malaria projects.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clinical degree preferred.  Advanced degree in public health, health administration, public administration or related degree required.
  • 12+ year of direct experience in public health, including malaria.
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in providing technical assistance.
  • French and/or Portuguese language skills preferred.
  • Understanding of USAID systems, especially the PMI structure and processes.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in complex environments charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

All applicants should prepare a single document submission to include: cover letter, CV, references and salary history.

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