Earn Over 59,000 Dollars as Capacity Building Specialist at Malaria Consortium

Organisation: Malaria
Kampala, Uganda
and Benefits:
Upto USD 59,098 depending on experience
Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to
the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa
and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The
organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also
the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and
support improved economic prosperity.
Consortium (MC) manages a wide range of communicable disease projects in a
number of countries. These projects range from support to central governments
in the implementation of projects for the control of malaria, pneumonia,
diarrhoeal diseases and neglected tropical diseases at district and community
levels. Malaria Consortium is looking to expand its capacity with a highly
competent and motivated capacity building specialist to provide technical
support and oversight to country offices in their capacity building and
curriculum development efforts which have grown over the years. The position is
based at the regional office in Kampala, Uganda, but an alternative location
can be considered in exceptional circumstances.
The Capacity Building Specialist will work closely with the Africa
Technical Director to provide technical support and oversight to country
offices in Africa on human capacity building initiatives relating to its broad
communicable disease portfolio
Duties and Responsibilities:  
Provide guidance on human capacity building
approaches and methods in Malaria Consortium programmes in Africa.
Actively monitor the quality of the capacity
building aspects of Malaria Consortium projects and establish standards to
ensure project materials comply with existing global and/or national benchmarks
regarding human capacity development.
Offer technical support to Ministries of Health
and other development / implementing partners in strategy development related
to human capacity development.
Steer efforts to strengthen capacity of relevant
technical staff across the portfolio of projects in capacity building approaches
and content development
Contribute to the development of proposals;
provide technical support to projects and participate in operational research
studies related to health systems strengthening.
Prepare documentation based on Malaria
Consortium’s work in capacity building for dissemination in line with our organizational
knowledge management strategy, in forms such as policy briefs and journal
Design, develop and implement, evaluation methods
for project capacity building activities.
Represent the organisation at some high level
national, regional meetings on matters relating to human capacity development
and health system strengthening of malaria, tuberculosis and other communicable
Mentor and contribute to the performance
improvement of national and expatriate staff.
Skills and Experience:  
The ideal candidate for the Capacity Building
Specialist placement should have a minimum of ten years of practical field
experience in a developing country with at least five (5) years professional
experience working at a senior level within the health sector supporting
capacity building initiatives, proficient in Adult learning techniques and
approaches .
He / she should also hold a post graduate degree
in public health, health education or related field, clinical specialty
additional certification in communicable or infectious disease would be an
added advantage.
Demonstrable past experience in curriculum and
training material development.
Significant experience in training of health staff
at all levels of the health system.
Detailed knowledge of health systems strengthening
including health service delivery, clinical mentoring, support supervision,
competency development and performance improvement.
Fluent written and spoken English.
Good mentoring skills and a commitment to national
and expatriate staff capacity development.
Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office.
Working knowledge of French or Portuguese is
Past experience of establishing strong working
relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures is
considered an added advantage
Familiarity with basic epidemiology of malaria is
also desired
Detailed knowledge and understanding of the management
of other common childhood illnesses and nutrition would be an advantage.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates should Apply Online at Malaria Consortium’s
14th June, 2015

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