USAID MAPD Malaria Specialist Career Placement – Malaria Consortium




Job Title:   Malaria Specialist
Organization: Malaria
Consortium
Project Name: USAID/PMI
Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) Project
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
Reports to: Senior Malaria
Technical Advisor
Salary: USD 20,160 gross per
annum
About Malaria Consortium:
Malaria Consortium is the world’s leading not-for-profit organisation
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, and
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. Malaria Consortium 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.
About USAID MAPD Project:
The Malaria Action Program for Districts (MAPD) project is a 5-year
USAID/PMI funded project. The project aims to prevent and control Malaria
illnesses and deaths in order to minimise the social economic effects of the
disease among the overall population of Uganda especially in children under 5
years of age. The project will be implemented starting in August 2016, and will
cover 43 districts with a total population of more than 13 million. The Malaria
Action Program for Districts project offers a partnership uniquely positioned
to deliver this implementation rollout. Partners include Johns Hopkins Program
for International Education in Gynecology and Obstetrics (JHPIEGO), Banyan
Global, Deloitte &Touché Uganda, Infectious Diseases Institute (IDI) and
Communication for Development Foundation-Uganda (CDFU).
Job Summary: The Malaria
Specialist will provide malaria-specific programmatic guidance to the regional
coordinators as well as support to the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (SMTA).
The Malaria Specialist will be a key member of the project technical team,
providing malaria-specific programmatic guidance to the regional coordinators
and as well as support to the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (SMTA) in review
and development of project tools, technical guidelines and programmatic
reports.
Key Duties and
Responsibilities: 
·        
Support
the SMTA in providing technical expertise at the national level to the National
Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) as it relates to all issues on capacity
building for the management of malaria control (10%)
·        
Actively
take part in the review of the literature for new developments, promoting best
practices, policies and emerging issues in malaria (10%)
·        
Contribute
to the development of project work plans and budgets (10%)
·        
The
jobholder will attend regional and national level coordination and review
meetings, workshops, and participate in relevant training events, sharing
lessons learned with the project team and MOH/NMCP (10%)
·        
The Malaria
Specialist will work in liaison with the project regional coordinators to
develop quarterly regional specific implementation plans and their effective
implementation (30%)
·        
Support
the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor to review activity reports as well as quarterly and annual
programmatic reports (10%)
·        
Offer
technical support to the project M&E team to interpret programmatic data
and incorporate data from project implementation into project work plans (10%)
·        
Actively
facilitate learning between regional offices in order to share experiences,
capabilities, including best practices and lessons learned in malaria
prevention and control (10%)
Qualifications, Skills and
Experience:
·        
The applicant for the Malaria Consortium USAID
MAPD Malaria Specialist job placement should hold a medical degree and a Master’s in public health or health-related
discipline
·        
A
minimum of four years’ experience of working in communicable disease control
and a thorough understanding of both preventive and curative aspects of malaria
control
·        
Previous
experience in developing program work plans
·        
Previous
experience of working with NGOs and other stakeholders including
district and Ministry of Health
·        
Knowledge
of and experience of working on USAID funded projects
·        
Prior
exposure and experience in writing program reports
·        
Excellent
interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with colleagues
at all levels of service delivery
·        
Excellent
communication and presentation skills
·        
Proficient
in word-processing and data management software
·        
Critical
thinking, creativity and innovativeness
·        
Keen
attention to detail
·        
Strong
technical leadership with ability to mentor highly technical teams
Core Competencies:
Delivering Results: Takes on pieces of work when required and
demonstrates excellent project management skills
·        
Shows
a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when
needed to achieve results
·        
Demonstrates
excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets,
donor (requirements)
·        
Makes
clear and timely decisions within remit of own role
Analysis and use of
information:
Uses evidence to support work
·        
Identifies
and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
·        
Uses
evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
·        
Identifies
links between events and information identifying trends, issues and
risks
·        
Ensures
systems are in place to address organisation needs
Interpersonal and
communications:
Fosters two-way communication
·        
Recalls
others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
·        
Checks
own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
·        
Maintains
constructive, open and consistent communication with others
·        
Resolves
minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively
Collaboration and partnering:
Collaborates effectively across teams
·        
Proactive
in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
·        
Raises
difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive
resolution
·        
Proactive
in building a rapport with a diverse range of people
Leading and motivating
people:
Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports.
·        
Gives
regular, timely and appropriate feedback,
·        
Acknowledges
good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
·        
Carries
out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and
effectively
·        
Develop
the skills and competence of others through the development and application of
skills
·        
Coaches
and supports team members when they have difficulties
 Flexibility/ adaptability: Remains
professional under external pressure
·        
Able
to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
·        
Remains
constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult
situations and environments
·        
Plans,
prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
·        
Learns
from own successes / mistakes
Living the values: Promotes
Malaria Consortium values amongst peers
·        
Shows
a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
·        
Promotes
ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s
values
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness: Is aware
of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities
·        
Takes
account of team members and others workload when planning.
·        
Maintains
awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast
of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
·        
Has a
good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works
How to Apply:
All interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at the web
link below.
Deadline: 16th
September 2016 by 2:30 pm
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