Malaria Technical Advisor

  • Full-time staff position
  • Posted on 24 March 2020
  • Sierra Leone
  • Closing on 1 May 2020
  • Current

Job Description


Malaria Advisor (MIP) will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work outlined in the work plan and annual Task Order for IMPACT MALARIA. This includes working in close collaboration with the Program Management team, contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on prevention of malaria in pregnancy services, supervision and quality improvement systems and training and orientation systems. Will also work closely with the Jhpiego international technical and program staff to ensure comprehensive technical and programmatic support in project and consequently the National program. Advisor will also be responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of the project work plan.

  • Provides overall technical guidance and leadership for implementation of MIP activities at national, facility and community level
  • Provide leadership for Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement measures in MIP including community-based activities
  • Identify and use opportunities for integration of Impact Malaria support
  • Represents Impact Malaria in county and sub county technical working group committees in relation to malaria in pregnancy
  • Contributes to the capacity building of Impact Malaria staff, health workers and supervisors at health facility and community health volunteers at community levels on malaria in pregnancy and quality improvement
  • Work with national reproductive health program and county reproductive health departments to develop and disseminate policies, tools and strategies to improve access to and delivery of malaria in pregnancy services
  • Ensure successful collaboration on malaria in pregnancy policies, guidelines and program implementation between NMCP, reproductive health and other relevant national programs
  • Compile and analyze data for performance monitoring and evaluation of the project and utilize data to take corrective actions
  • Participate in trainings, mentorship, meetings and workshops for malaria interventions
  • Strengthen support supervision by being part the routine supervision team at the subnational levels
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of project’s work plans, budgets and technical quarterly and annual reports to the project and its funding agencies on malaria in pregnancy programming and activities
  • Develops and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues in all the program objectives, donors, Local NGOs, CBOs and partners in the county
  • Represents Impact Malaria for the Malaria in Pregnancy component in relevant stakeholder meetings
Required Qualifications
  • Adanced degree in public health, medicine or nursing
  • 9+ years’ field experience and in-depth malaria and/or maternal health technical knowledge
  • 4 years’ senior level experience designing, implementing or managing large, complex malaria and RMNCH programming (e.g., maternal health, neonatal health, family planning, quality improvement, research, etc.)
  • Familiarity with Sierra Leone’s health system, key stakeholders and relevant government policies/strategies
  • Understanding of public health and development approaches particularly in Sierra Leone context
  • Experience working with MOH systems and personnel
  • Experience working with donor funding agencies including USG and/or private sector foundations
  • Clinical and community-based training skills
  • Experience in implementing quality assurance or quality improvement approaches preferred
  • Experience implementing quality assurance or quality improvement approaches preferred
  • Ability to manage projects, set priorities, and plans for the successful implementation of programs
  • Ability to work well with others and a team player
  • Excellent analytical, communication and report writing skills
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability and willingness to learn the technical side of program implementation
  • Excellent communication, presentation and writing skills
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Field oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level global health professionals
  • Ability to travel independently in new environments on short notice
  • Computer literate with skills in MS Office Suite
  • Sensitive to socio-cultural differences in the region

About the Organization

Jhpiego is an international, non-profit health organization affiliated with The Johns Hopkins University. For 40 years and in over 155 countries, Jhpiego has worked to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families.

Jhpiego works with health experts, governments and community leaders to provide high-quality health care for their people. Jhpiego develops strategies to help countries care for themselves by training competent health care workers, strengthening health systems and improving delivery of care.

Jhpiego designs innovative, effective and low-cost health care solutions to ensure a level of care for women and their families. These practical, evidence-based interventions are breaking down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

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