fhi360 Senior Malaria Advisor in Bujumbura, Burundi

Job Description

The USAID/Burundi TUBITEHO Health Activity will be a flagship Family Planning (FP), Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health (RMNCH) as well as Malaria project, that will contribute to the efforts the Government of Burundi to improve the health of all Burundians. TUBITEHO will focus on women, infants/children and adolescents. The project will also strengthen the health system at the household, community, district, provincial and national level – including in management and supportive supervision. The project will work in specific districts and potentially, country wide for certain elements of the implementation. The Senior Malaria Advisor is Key Position for the project.

Position location: Bujumbura, Burundi

  • Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel by USAID.

Job Summary

The Senior Malaria Advisor will provide overall technical leadership to support quality malaria interventions especially in diagnosis, case management and prevention of malaria in general and malaria in pregnancy (MIP) in particular. The focus will be on all facilities (public, private and faith-based) as well as at the community level. S/he will support the integrated implementation of q comprehensive package of malaria services together with other services – specifically for FP and RMNCH; contribute to an evidence-based demand creation /social and behavior change intervention; contribute to the review and updating of national/global health policies and guidelines; improvement of provider skills for case management of malaria and strengthening of integrated Community Case Management (iCCM). S/he will also support other cross cutting activities including gender mainstreaming and health system strengthening as they relate to malaria. S/he will work closely with the Chief of Party (CoP), Technical Director/Deputy Chief of Party (TD/DCoP), the Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Advisor (SMEL); the National Malaria Control Program and will coordinate with other partners and malaria programs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides overall technical leadership on the design, planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of integrated malaria prevention and case management activities under the TUBITEHO Health Activity.

  • Develops and maintains systems for assuring the quality of all integrated malaria interventions - including prevention, diagnosis, case management, malaria in pregnancy, severe malaria among others; capacity building; and information, education and communication protocols and ensures SOPS for malaria are evidence-based and align with WHO and National guidelines.

  • Works with CoP to ensure development of all technical aspects of program implementation approaches include malaria, and ensures appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels; and especially with USAID contractors and other relevant stakeholder such as the Global Fund.

  • Ensures effective integration and coordination of program implementation among partner organizations through effective leadership.

  • Works with CoP to maintain a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders, and ensures that the project is represented in appropriate technical working groups, committees and donors’ meetings as agreed with the COP and FHI 360 country leadership.

  • Supports the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budget and ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance are provided as expected.

  • Provides oversight of local implementing partners and strengthens their capacity in malaria activities at facility and community levels.

  • Provides technical input into the program monitoring and evaluation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, medical sciences, or other related area (required)

  • Eight years of experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria programs in Burundi or in a similar African context. A sound technical knowledge of malaria control;

  • specific experience in case management and/or malaria in pregnancy a plus (highly desired)

  • Proven knowledge and experience with USG programs, procedures and systems for Activity design, procurement, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation (highly desired)

  • Experience in collaborating with different stakeholders including the NMCP, the Ministry of Health, district management teams, donors and other NGOs supporting malaria prevention and control activities is required (highly desired)

  • Previous experience working in challenging operating environments and/or countries of similar socio-economic context managing activities of similar scope and complexity (and especially those having addressed aspects of R/MNCH and malaria service delivery). (highly desired)

  • Written and oral proficiency in English and French. (required)

  • Kirundi language skills a plus (desired)

  • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host-country government counterparts and civil society organizations

  • Strong experience in results dissemination and publication is preferred.

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