RTI International is seeking qualified Manager for Malaria and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases for the International Development Group•s (IDG•s) Global Health Division (GHD). GHD currently has a staff of over 400 and works in over 25 countries.• GHD implements broad-based programs in infectious diseases; integrated family health; and health systems strengthening.
The Manager for Malaria and Other Mosquito-borne Diseases will lead and oversee program development and implementation, as well as, provide targeted technical assistance to strengthen developing country national and sub-national malaria programming, including efforts on case management, vector control, surveillance, and M&E. The ideal candidate will have experience across multiple regions (including Africa, Asia and/or Latin America) and have a solid understanding of global best practices across a variety of geographic contexts.• This position will report to the Vice President, Global Health. The position will be based in either Washington D.C. or Research Triangle Park, NC.
- Provide leadership and support for all aspects of GHD•s work in malaria, including strategy development, proposal development and management of GHD HSS project activities.
- Provide technical assistance to strengthen developing country health systems at national and subnational levels to ensure high quality and equitable service delivery in malaria and other mosquito-borne illnesses.• Areas of technical support could include case management, vector control, surveillance, and M&E
- Provides senior oversight to technical performance of GHD malaria projects; participates in strategic planning and implementation of project technical activities; and reviews technical work products.
- Provides oversight and supervision to Chiefs of Party (COP) and other malaria program technical and administrative staff members.
- Review and contribute to the development of annual project budgets, work plans, quarterly, annual, and other project reports.
- Collaborate with GHD Portfolio Directors, senior technical experts and other program staff to identify and analyze opportunities and strategies for new business and program expansion;
- Lead new business development for malaria opportunities in collaboration with the New Business Development team, which could include one or more of the following: anticipating and planning for new business opportunities; meeting with clients in the pre-opportunity stage; leading capture planning and visits; developing technical and cost strategies and approaches; serving as lead technical writer or proposal leader for malaria bids; identifying and securing potential partners; and recruiting consultants and staff.
- Actively contribute to further RTI•s scientific stature by presenting / publishing project findings at conferences, technical working group meetings, and peer-reviewed literature.
- Represent RTI with donors, strategic program partners and other stakeholders at technical meetings, events and forums. Interact and network with donors, potential partners, competitors, and major international health groups to ensure engagement on the latest developments in HSS and other relevant technical areas.
Education and Experience:
- Master•s degree in Public Health, Health Sciences or related field and at least 10 years of progressive experience in program design, program management, and M&E.•
- Experience working in malaria programming in developing countries, as well as project M&E for donor-funded projects (experience with USAID-funded projects preferred).
- Experience providing technical assistance related to strengthen institutional and individual capacity in the component areas of malaria programming at national and sub-national levels. Development of tools and approaches to promote systems strengthening, more efficient use of resources, and increased transparency, accountability, and citizen participation in systems monitoring and performance.
- Experience working on integrated health service delivery programs, with a focus on systems strengthening, highly preferred
- Experience overseeing and/or implementing USAID-funded health projects in Asia, Africa and/or Latin America.
- Demonstrated experience analyzing data to inform project practices, knowledge of reporting procedures, best practices, WHO guidelines, and malaria tools for M&E.
- Demonstrated strength and experience writing technical reports and proposals.
Knowledge and Skills:
- Demonstrated leadership, management, and decision making skills.
- Documented track record in business development as well as strategy and program portfolio development.
- Comprehensive technical knowledge in the implementation of malaria programming, including case management, prevention, vector control, surveillance, and M&E.
- Proven track record in building successful relationships and coordinate activities with Ministries of Health, donors, partners, and stakeholders in the global health / malaria community and ability to build consensus across diverse set of stakeholders.
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a team-oriented setting
- Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated skills at writing clearly and succinctly, including publication for medical and scientific literature.
- Ability to produce thorough, high quality work within a tight timeframe.
- Strong knowledge of PMI is required; knowledge of other donor initiatives (e.g. Ending Preventable, Maternal and Child Deaths Call to Action, the President•s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief) will be an asset.
- Flexibility and ability to handle multiple tasks and work collaboratively within a matrix-oriented environment.
- Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Data Analysis and Visualization software (STATA, SPSS, ArcView)
- Willingness to travel up to 30% of time.
- Must be fluent (writing and speaking) in English. Additional fluency in French, Portuguese, or Spanish will be an asset.•
- Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.• RTI is proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V.
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