Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire 60 views

Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria

Grade : J

Job ID : 13-10998

Location : Cote d’Ivoire-Abidjan

# of Positions : 1

Group/Office : PDG (Program Delivery Group)

Dept/Unit : PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program : P000 – Proposal

Reports To : Technical Director


Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Advisor, Malaria for a potential USAID-funded new malaria, maternal and child health (MCH) and family planning (FP) activity in Cote d’Ivoire.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

Specific Responsibilities

The Senior Advisor, Malaria is responsible for the following:

  • Contribute to improve quality and utilization of malaria services related to malaria in pregnancy and malaria case management.
  • Assess state of malaria service delivery in Cote d’Ivoire and assist in developing new/revised approaches.
  • Provide technical assistance to key partners working at various levels, including community levels, in best practices and approaches for management of malaria services.
  • Contribute to M&E and strengthening of malaria data and data use.
  • Provide oversight and support for any pilot work related to malaria interventions.
  • Work closely with National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) at the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as NMCP Units that are housed in the Direction Départementale de la Santé (DDS), focusing on supporting them to build their capacity to better manage malaria activities within their respective departments.
  • Work closely with project staff and Cote d’Ivoire partners and stakeholders as plans are developed for sustainable solutions to maintain malaria services.
  • Participate in key, in-country malaria working groups and networks.
  • Liaise regularly with PMI/ Cote d’Ivoire team.
  • Qualifications and Experience

    1. Master’s degree in Malariology, Public Health, Entomology, Epidemiology or related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years of malaria control programs experience.
  • Minimum of 7+ years of experience in the implementation and management of international development health projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with senior-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID and other donor organizations.
  • Demonstrated experience in program management and administration, and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is strongly preferred.
  • Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives, and sharing credit.
  • Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team building, written and oral communication, and negotiation skills.
  • Must have proven experience supervising and mentoring technical staff for similar health projects in developing countries.
  • Experience organizing and working with teams to produce high-quality deliverables. 10. Previous work with international NGOs and USG funded projects in difficult settings. 11. Experience in Cote d’Ivoire strongly preferred. 12. Fluency in French and strong English language skills. Demonstrated strong writing and oral presentation skills in English. 13. Must be willing to travel within Cote d’Ivoire.
  • Local nationals of Cote d’Ivoire only should apply.

    Applications are only accepted online.

    Background Information

    Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policy makers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of health services. Working with governments, donors, non governmental organizations, the private sector, and health agencies, MSH responds to priority health problems such as HIV & AIDS; tuberculosis; malaria; maternal, newborn and child health; family planning and reproductive health; and chronic non-communicable diseases such as cancer, diabetes, and lung and heart disease. Through strengthening capacity, investing in health systems innovation, building the evidence base, and advocating for sound public health policy, MSH is committed to making a lasting difference in global health.

    EEO Statement

    Management Sciences for Health is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, citizenship, physical or mental disability, or veteran status.

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    Technical Director

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