Senior Malaria Advisor - Burundi

Bujumbura, Burundi
Apply by 9 June 2018
Posted on 10 May 2018

Job Description


Counterpart International is currently seeking a Senior Malaria Advisor to support a recently released five-year Cooperative Agreement to implement the Tubiteho Health Service Delivery Activity on behalf of USAID/Burundi. The main objective of the award is focused on increasing use of quality reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health as well as malaria control and prevention services in Burundi. The Total Estimated Amount range for this activity is $24 million to $28 million. With limited funding, Tubiteho will focus on specific provinces to increase access to quality essential health services; increase positive health behaviors; and strengthen the health system.

Primary Responsibilities

The Senior Malaria Advisor will assist the Technical Director in carrying out the technical oversight and management functions of the Activity. S/he will ensure that Activity interventions are of high quality, adhere to USG malaria technical guidance and global best practices, and will also be responsible for guiding the design of specific, quantifiable performance indicators and targets and reporting results.


Desired, highly desired and required qualifications are as follows:

  • Master’s degree or higher in public health, medical sciences, or other related area (required)
  • Eight years of experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria programs in Burundi or in a similar African context. A sound technical knowledge of malaria control; specific experience in case management and/or malaria in pregnancy a plus (highly desired)
  • Proven knowledge and experience with USG programs, procedures and systems for Activity design, procurement, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation (highly desired)
  • Experience in collaborating with different stakeholders including the NMCP, the Ministry of Health, district management teams, donors and other NGOs supporting malaria prevention and control activities is required (highly desired)
  • Previous experience working in challenging operating environments and/or countries of similar socio-economic context managing activities of similar scope and complexity (and especially those having addressed aspects of R/MNCH and malaria service delivery).(highly desired)
  • Written and oral proficiency in English and French (required)
  • Kirundi language skills a plus (desired)

Burundi nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

No phone calls or emails, please. Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

About the Organization

Counterpart International helps people build better lives and more durable futures, community by community. We equip individuals, organizations and communities-our counterparts- to become solution creators in their own families, communities, regions and countries. We work with them in some of the world’s most challenging places to tackle social, economic, environmental, health and governance issues that threaten their lives and undermine their futures.

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