Long-term technical advisor

Apply by 28 February 2018
Senior-level , Field assignment
Posted on 15 August 2017

Job Description

Chemonics seeks multiple French-speaking long-term technical advisors for the ongoing Human Resources for Health in 2030 Capacity Building for Malaria (HRH2030 CBM) Activity in Burundi and Togo. The HRH2030 CBM Activity will build on the long-term technical assistance programs implemented by the Leadership, Management, and Governance Project, the Maternal and Child Survival Program, and others to improve country Global Fund (GF) grant performance. The purpose of the HRH2030 CBM Activity is to improve country GF grant performance through change in policy or guidelines, improvement in monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, and reduction in stock-outs through advisors seconded to national malaria control programs (NMCPs). Advisors will work within and with the NMCPs in country to build NMCP capacity and ensure collaboration with other partners to optimize malaria interventions supported by GF resources and improve management and overall effectiveness of NMCPs. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist the relevant NMCP in taking appropriate management actions (planning, M&E, and coordination) to meet the GF grant requirements and/or conditions precedent to enable speedy GF disbursements
  • Assist the NMCP in the planning, logistics, communications, and M&E of national and subnational level activities, such as insecticide-treated nets distribution campaigns
  • Assist the NMCP in the design and implementation of the national malaria M&E plan, including collecting data from NMCP partners on their activities. Advisors will also provide expert advice and practical experience to help the NMCP and in-country malaria stakeholders to jointly monitor inputs, outcomes, and progress toward goals
  • Assist the NMCP and the Ministry of Health to initiate and conduct policy dialogue between the GF portfolio manager and country team to facilitate implementation of existing grants and development of new grants
  • Collaborate with NMCP senior staff, implementing partners, and other stakeholders and donors, such as the World Health Organization, UNICEF, the World Bank, and NGOs to identify malaria control intervention gaps in-country, consistent with the malaria control coverage needs identified by the NMCP strategy
  • Work in collaboration with the NMCP and implementing partners to support a malaria routine data system as part of country health management information systems
  • Work with the NMCP and other stakeholders to ensure full accountability and value for GF resources provided for malaria control
  • Assist the NMCP to strengthen management and organizational capacity


  • Advanced degree (master’s, Ph.D., or M.D.) in a health-related field. Specialized experience in malaria is preferred
  • At least ten years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries. Preference given to candidates with experience in Africa
  • Demonstrated experience managing teams of experienced professionals
  • Demonstrated technical leadership, program management, strategic planning, policy experience, and problem solving skills on complex projects in a highly sensitive environment are required
  • Experience with large, donor-funded public health programs, especially USAID, preferred
  • Previous experience with or good knowledge of GF operating procedures (proposal development and submission, M&E, and reporting)
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment with a broad range of local and U.S. government personnel and partners, communicate information to both health and non-health audiences, achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters, and coordinate and collaborate with donors
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, tact, and diplomacy are required to establish and develop working relationships and a high level of trust with public/private organizations and to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation, and briefing papers
  • Demonstrated leadership, versatility, and integrity
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and concisely – both orally and in writing in English and French is required
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, Access, and SPSS) are required

Application Instructions:

Please submit your CV, cover letter, and/or recommendations to HRHCBMRecruit@chemonics.com. Applications will be accepted until February 28, 2018, or until the position is filled. Please include the country position (Burundi or Togo) that you are applying for. No telephone inquiries, please. Finalists will be contacted. ​​ ​​

About the Organization

Owned entirely by employees, Chemonics is an ISO-9001 certified international development company. For more than 40 years, we have partnered with local and international organizations to promote social and economic change around the world.

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