Technical Director, Burkina Faso

  • Mid-level
  • Posted on 24 March 2020

Job Description

RTI International is seeking Technical Director candidates for an anticipated USAID-funded malaria prevention and control project in Burkina Faso. The purpose of this project is to—in collaboration with the Programme de la Lutte Contre le Paludisme (PNLP), in-country stakeholders and the U.S. Presidents Malaria Initiative—strengthen malaria prevention, control and surveillance efforts in Burkina Faso, in alignment with the country’s respective national malaria strategic plan and USAID priorities. The Technical Director will be responsible for all technical aspects of the project, i.e. that interventions implemented are aligned with national strategies and plans, follow national and international standards and guidance, are technically state-of-the-art and sound, and as effective and impactful as possible. The position will be based in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Works in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and other technical staff to provide strategic inputs to the project’s activities.
  • Oversees project technical activities pertaining to the integrated delivery and scale up of proven malaria interventions, including diagnosis and treatment of cases, seasonal malaria chemoprevention, and distribution of insecticide-treated bednets.
  • In collaboration with the project’s M&E Director, monitors program results and is responsible for ensuring that the project provides high quality services, meets its annual targets and maximizes positive outcomes.
  • Liaises with other critical government and development partners working in malaria such as MOH, PNLP, PMI, Global Fund, WHO, World Bank, etc.
  • Represents RTI in national level technical working groups, committees, etc.
  • Ensures the timely and quality completion of all program technical deliverables and reports in accordance with USAID guidelines.

  • Medical degree or PhD in epidemiology, entomology, or public health.
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience working in the field of international health programming in Africa, preferably in Burkina Faso and preferably on USG-funded projects.
  • Prior experience working on malaria prevention and control programming in Burkina Faso and/or in partnership with the PNLP strongly desired.
  • Demonstrated senior-level expertise in malaria prevention and control; experience in malaria case management preferred.
  • At least five years’ supervisory experience with USG-funded international health project design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience in directing, managing, implementing, and evaluating large, complex projects involving the collection, analysis, and presentation of health data that covers the full range of technical, field and administrative skills required for successful implementation.
  • Experience in strengthening the capacity of government and stakeholder staff as well as local organization counterparts and communities.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large team team-oriented setting.
  • Willingness and ability to travel frequently within Burkina Faso.
  • Excellent proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Fluency in French and English (tested FSI R3/S3).

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