RTI International Malaysia is seeking applicants for the role of Country
Technical Lead for the Better Health Programme Malaysia. This 3-year programme
is funded by the UK Prosperity Fund from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office
and is being implemented across 5 countries in South East Asia as part of a
regional effort to address non-communicable diseases. The Better Health
Programme (Malaysia) aims to improve prosperity and reduce poverty by improving
population health, reducing morbidity and mortality arising from
non-communicable diseases. In addition, the programme seeks to address
inequities in healthcare amongst women, the poor and marginalized communities
to contribute to inclusive economic growth. These objectives will be done
through three strategic pillars of the programme: community health; digital
health; and health literacy and education.
The Country Technical Lead will provide technical and programmatic
leadership to the Better Health Programme in Malaysia, which includes closely
working with and managing multiple stakeholders across the UK, South East Asia,
the US and Malaysia. This position
requires full management responsibilities of the core delivery team in Malaysia
as well as RTI expertise globally, and will be accountable for all deliverables
and results including programme implementation, operations research, monitoring,
evaluation, data analysis, training and reporting.
ideal candidate is a Malaysian national with experience in addressing non-communicable
diseases, community health and/or other health needs, extensive knowledge of the
Malaysian health system and structures, and a well- established track record in
programme management and stakeholder engagement. This position will report to
the Managing Director, RTI Malaysia and is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Travel within Malaysia may be required up to
25% of the time.
Malaysian implementation of the Better Health Programme technical programme
strategy and workplan in collaboration with global RTI technical colleagues and
dispersed programme stakeholders
with country technical leads based across South East Asia to ensure regional
deep country and technical knowledge, including of political economy and
country-specific challenges, and coordinate technical specialists in the areas
not covered by their personal expertise.
high-level stakeholder engagement (with the UK Government, Ministry of Health,
Regional Programme Management, service providers, industry associations, etc.),
coordinating and facilitating communications between local and global delivery
teams as well as regional technical specialists under BHP SEA
and manage technical delivery across three pillars – community health, digital
health and health literacy and education – ensuring the delivery of results and
value for money.
with UK agencies, institutions and companies to support technical delivery of
the programme at the country level, in consultation with the UK Linkages team.
and direction to all long-and short-term personnel under the contract,
including management of consultants.
Facilitate and leverage strategic and timely technical assistance from
within RTI’s home office to ensure state-of-the art technical guidance and
oversight of the programme.
Represent RTI Malaysia in all interactions and networking with programme
partners specifically the Malaysian Ministry of Health, PwC and the Foreign
Commonwealth Office and other stakeholders at technical meetings, events and
fora to ensure engagement on the latest developments in non-communicable diseases and other relevant
Actively contribute to further RTI’s scientific stature by presenting /
publishing project findings at conferences, technical working group meetings,
and in peer-reviewed literature.
Ensure inclusion of marginalized groups
across activities in keeping with programme focus on social inclusion.
Qualifications and Experience
Masters-level degree in Public Health or related field and at least 15 to 20 years’ progressive experience in program design, management, and implementation. A
PhD is highly desirable.
Comprehensive technical knowledge and experience in
non-communicable diseases, epidemiology,
surveillance, health economics and/or community and public health is highly
Research experience and a track record in peer-reviewed
publications is highly desirable.
Demonstrated experience managing and leading technical and
programmatic teams for complex health projects, preferably with experience in Malaysia including experience in the following: working with international
donors, client relationship management, developing work plans, developing and
monitoring budgets, managing implementation, monitoring performance, and
managing technical assistance teams.
Demonstrated experience in staff management and supervision.
Strong problem-solving skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and work
collaboratively within a matrix-oriented environment.
Excellent interpersonal and relationship / team building skills and high-level communication skills and able to fluently speak,
read, and write excellent English.Strong
proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applicationsTo
Qualified candidates are invited to apply to HR-Indo@rti-indomd.rti.org
by March 31, 2020, and include a cover letter and current CV. Only short-listed
applicants will be contacted. RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.