Title: Community Case Management -Program Advisor, Malaria
Location: Kinshasa, Lusaka, or Nigeria
Division: Programs and Innovation / Africa Region
Reports to: PATH MACEPA Project Director
*Please include a cover letter with your resume describing your interest in the position and how you meet the qualifications.
PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing Heath challenges.
PATH is home to the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA), a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-funded project which provides technical assistance to National Malaria Control Programs in Africa to strengthen partner coordination, improve data systems and data use to better inform strategies and targeting of interventions and resources and, ultimately, to reduce malaria burden. Key components of this work are to generate evidence on novel and existing malaria tools to guide decision-makers, and to work with donors to ensure the resources needed to implement these interventions are available.
MACEPA is currently recruiting for a Community Case Management (CCM) Program Advisor to provide technical oversight and management in case management and CCM project activities’ implementation and optimization. This position is responsible for providing strategic and technical direction and implementation of case management and CCM activity design and outputs.
PATH is seeking a highly motivated individual with robust CCM experience, strong management skills, extensive malaria expertise, robust analytical and writing skills, and extensive organizational and communication skills.
- Collaborate with MACEPA’s country leads and regional and global technical staff to develop and implement evidence-based and technically sound CCM strategies in support of country malaria and community health programs.
- Liaise with ministries of health and national malaria programs to ensure targeted MACEPA activities respond and adapt to country national strategic plans and annual needs
- Lead cross-portfolio CCM working group.
- Facilitate knowledge-sharing across global, regional, and country-based team-members to institutionalize knowledge and ensure consistency of PATH’s technical support, in CCM, but also in the areas of data quality and use and surveillance system strengthening.
- Assess progress against goals and donor commitments to measure impact, identify program bottlenecks or weaknesses, help devise solutions to strengthen programs as necessary and ensure teams are consistently updated on progress and results.
- Assist the country teams to engage partners and technical expertise for case management and CCM tasks.
- Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by MACEPA team members, including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports and implementation updates, and/or communications with partners.
- Support development of annual country and global work plans and learnings for MACEPA and assist the country team to manage effective implementation of planned activities, including providing timely and relevant review and feedback throughout implementation.
- Represent PATH and MACEPA at conferences, manage relationship and coordination with regional and international bodies.
- Provide technical and operational assistance to the development of new concepts, proposals, and awards as relevant and as time permits.
- Represent PATH internally and externally at donor workshops and meetings; at international conferences; and with peer organizations and private sector partners.
- Identify, initiate, and participate in new opportunities, program design, proposal writing, and other business development efforts.
Required skills and experience:
- Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, or related field.
- Eight+ years of progressively responsible leadership roles in the design and/or delivery of public health programs and research with a preference for experience in developing country settings.
- Five+ years of in-country experience leading and/or implementing CCM malaria programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Excellent technical skills in the areas of malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation with the ability to deliver quality, high impact projects while providing value to donors.
- Excellent people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future, setting standards, and managing individual and team performance across multiple country sites.
- Demonstrated strong technical leadership, facilitation, and mentoring/capacity building skills.
- Expertise working with Ministries of Health and other stakeholders, donors, and partners to develop and build consensus on implementation plans and manage them to success.
- Experience engaging and supporting USAID, BMGF, UNITAID, and/or other leading international development donors.
- Experience working in coordination with international, regional, and national NGOs.
- Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse internal and external individuals.
- Critical thinker, creative problem-solver, and innovator.
- Fluency in English (fluency in French preferred).
- Ability to travel domestic and internationally an estimated 30% of the time.
« This position is open to Kinshasa, Lusaka and Abuja. »
PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.
PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment.
PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, caste, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.
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