Employment Opportunities

Senior Malaria Technical Advisor - USAID Guinea Local Health Systems Strengthening (GLHSS) Activity (Proposal)

Over the past 40 years, Medical Care Development International (MCDI) has worked to strengthen health systems through integrated, sustainable and locally driven interventions across several public health sectors. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: malaria control; maternal, neonatal and child health; water, sanitation, and hygiene; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; Zika; and other communicable diseases.

MCDI is currently seeking candidates to serve as the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor for the anticipated, five-year USAID Guinea Local Health Systems Strengthening Activity (GHLSS). The Project aims to strengthen local health systems in targeted geographic areas so that Guineans can access a higher quality of health care in their communities and local public health facilities.

The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will be responsible for overseeing the planning, coordination, and execution of all malaria-related activities for improved delivery and uptake of malaria-related services. S/he will liaise with and maintain productive collaborative relationships among project and in-country partners and provide technical leadership on implementation.

This is a key position on the project team and is contingent upon award to MCDI.

Responsibilities:
• Work in close collaboration with the Chief of Party to develop strategies to address all malaria-related activities for improved patient outcomes;
• Provide technical leadership and oversight to strengthen integrated malaria service delivery;
• Provide capacity-building technical assistance to the National Malaria Control Program in malaria case management, including in the review and development of malaria program policy and strategy, developing case management tools, and participating in technical working groups;
• Oversee strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring of malaria-related functions such as prevention, treatment, and diagnosis, including the implementation of malaria in pregnancy (MIP) services in the context of the focused antenatal care approach;
• Ensure close collaboration and integration of programming to deliver a cohesive and efficient strategy;
• Strengthen technical capacity to delivery basic integrated health services;
• Adapt and apply tools, national standards and guidelines, and best practices for use at the community levels to improve service delivery;
• Ensure the Project has appropriate representation at high-level stakeholder meetings and national and/or regional malaria technical working groups;
• Contribute to the knowledge management aspects of the Project, to include documenting project results and impacts, and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices, in various forms;
• Track and report on accomplishments of Project activities within the workplan; Contribute to regular and ad hoc project reporting and the development of project deliverables.

Qualifications/Requirements:
• Advanced degree in public health, infectious disease, or related field required; clinical degree (MD, RN, etc.) preferred;
• At least 10 years of progressive experience implementing malaria or other public health programs in Guinea or in the region, including at least 5 years of experience as a senior technical advisor/director in malaria programs;
• Experience supporting integrated service delivery interventions at the community and facility level required;
• Demonstrated experience implementing activities related to integrated community case management and facility-based integrated management of childhood illnesses required;
• Demonstrated experience interacting and maintaining relationships with high-level stakeholders and host country government officials;
• Demonstrated experience working effectively with program staff, implementing partners, civil society organizations, community leaders and local government authorities to implement and strengthen community and facility-based malaria services;
• Experience working with USAID/PMI and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations are preferred;
• Experience in writing scientific reports, manuscripts, and peer-reviewed publications is a plus;
• Strong interpersonal skills, team player and makes her/himself available as needed;
• Full professional proficiency in English and French;
• Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package with particular experience using Words, Excel, PowerPoint and Internet Explorer;
• Willingness to travel domestically;
• Priority will be given to qualified Guinean nationals.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to bdjobs@mcd.org by May 31, 2022. Compensation will be based on USAID FSN scales.

Location: Conakry, Guinea
Schedule: Full-time
Grade 11

Please reference position MCDI-248 when submitting your application.