IMA World Health is seeking
a Senior Malaria Specialist to be proposed as a key position for the Tanzania Comprehensive Health Services Delivery (CHSD) Southern project. The purpose of CHSD Southern is to support the recipients' intervention and assistance to the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to increase access to high quality, comprehensive and integrated health services, especially for women and youth, with a focus on maternal, neonatal, child and reproductive health and nutrition outcomes. These activities should cover geographic areas with the highest disease burden across the following regions: Iringa, Ruvuma, Morogoro, Lindi, and Mtwara. Iringa is a key region in which USAID/Tanzania is targeting and integrating efforts across its multiple sectors to help achieve its Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) result. The Senior Malaria Specialist will answer directly to the Technical Director while working in close collaboration with the project's technical staff. Duties:
  • Provide overall supervision of project activities, including management of personnel and subcontractors in relation to the malaria activities
  • Support the delivery of antenatal and postnatal care and integrated community case management (iCCM) of malaria
  • Strengthening malaria prevention and care in pregnant women through continued use of intermittent preventive treatment for pregnant women (IPTp), improving malaria case management capabilities, including use of Artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs) and rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs)
  • Support key malaria intervention areas including distribution of and use of insecticide treat nets (ITNs), intermittent preventative treatment for pregnant women, and integrated case management of severely ill children including the improvement of malaria diagnosis and treatment
  • Manage quality and timely reporting to USAID through monthly, quarterly and annual reports
  • In collaboration with the project's M&E Specialist, monitor project results and is responsible for ensuring that the project provides high quality services, meets its annual targets and maximizes positive outcomes
  • Overseas and leads technical trainings relevant to the project's implementation
  • In collaboration with the project's M&E Director, monitors project results and is responsible for ensuring that the project provides high quality services, meets its annual targets and maximizes positive outcomes
  • Ensure visibility of project results, achievements and lessons learned through presentations at conferences and workshops and/or publishing articles through professional journals
  • Ensure technical capacity of staff and provide technical assistance and backstopping when required
  • Ensure project activities are reasonable and in accordance with USAID rules and regulations
The position requires a competent and experienced person with the following attributes:
  • A Master's Degree in public health, social sciences, international development, or a related field
  • Seven years of senior level management experience in the design, implementation, and management of projects of similar size, complexity, and setting
  • Ten years senior level experience in malaria programming
  • Knowledge of USG Health initiatives and related reporting requirements and funding parameters
  • A working knowledge of PMI indicators and the Government of Tanzania's Malaria Medium-Term Strategic Plan
  • Experience leading donor-funded projects in Tanzania or elsewhere in Africa
  • Demonstrated experience in managing sub-grants including risk assessment and working with host government entities as grantees
  • Excellent record of accurate and on-time reporting to donor agencies
  • Exceptional English written and oral communication skills'

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