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.
in close collaboration with the Chief of Party and other technical staff
to provide strategic inputs to the project’s activities.
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
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
- 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.
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
- Experience in strengthening the
capacity of government and stakeholder staff as well as local organization
counterparts and communities.
organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a large
team team-oriented setting.
and ability to travel frequently within Burkina Faso.
proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
- Excellent oral and written
in French and English (tested FSI R3/S3).