Senior Technical Advisor Job At PSI Tanzania|Nafasi za kazi July 2020


Job title: Senior Technical Advisor

Department: PMI Impact Malaria project in Tanzania
Based at PSI in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reports to the Chief of Party

Who we are
As the flagship global service delivery project of the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the PMI Impact Malaria team works with national malaria programs to fight malaria and save lives by strengthening diagnosis, treatment, and drug-based prevention for those most at risk, particularly children and pregnant women. PMI Impact Malaria (IM) is led by Population Services International (PSI) in partnership with Jhpiego, Medical Care Development International, and the Malaria Elimination Initiative at University of California San Francisco.

IM’s global goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality due to malaria and move countries towards national or subnational pre-elimination. To achieve this goal, IM supports National Malaria Control Program Managers (NMCPs) to help tackle malaria service delivery challenges by:
Closing the gaps in malaria service delivery to get the best medicine, with the correct diagnosis, to the right patients, in the timeliest manner.
Unlocking the potential of key drug-based approaches, helping countries to introduce, implement, and scale-up proven innovations to move countries forward in their elimination efforts, according to each country’s unique malaria situation.
Strengthening malaria health systems and a rigorous use of data to link operational research and country-led dialogue with global technical leadership for the means of accelerating strategic service delivery improvements and advancing key learnings.

In each country, IM builds on key lessons learned from the PMI-funded Improving Malaria Diagnostics (IMaD) project (2008-2013) and MalariaCare (2013-2018). IMaD was mandated to focus solely on malaria diagnosis. MalariaCare expanded to include both malaria diagnosis and treatment. The scope of IM is expanded further to include malaria diagnosis and treatment, malaria in pregnancy, and new drug-based approaches like seasonal malaria chemoprevention, mass drug administration and reactive case detection, where appropriate.

Join us!
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 chemoprevention
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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PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform service member status or employment status.

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