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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS International, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development; Bureau for Global Health; Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development, President’s Malaria Initiative Team
Title: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
The Africa Bureau’s Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD) provides strategic guidance and intellectual leadership to the Bureau; conducts economic, social and political analyses critical to the development of AFR policies, strategies, budgets and activities; manages or coordinates key Presidential and Agency Initiatives; and provides technical services to AFR's field missions. In carrying out these functions, AFR/SD serves as the Bureau's principal liaison with African and international partners, United States Government (USG) sister agencies, the private sector, universities and the Private Voluntary Organization (PVO)/Non-governmental Organization (NGO) community.
AFR/SD's Health Team works across all sectors related to health. The team directly manages activities that support African capacity development and improving the lives of Africa's most vulnerable populations. The Health Team works in close collaboration with other USAID Bureaus, including the Bureau for Food Security, the Bureau for Global Health and the Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, to integrate programs and coordinate strategic and technical support to USAID missions, program reviews and assessments, staff development, etc. It works closely with African and donor partners such as the African Union, the World Bank and others.
Within the Africa Region, the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is the USG’s flagship global malaria initiative led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). The aim of PMI is to reduce the intolerable burden of malaria and help relieve poverty on the African continent. When PMI was launched in 2005, the goal was to reduce malaria-related mortality by 50% by a rapid scale-up of a package of proven malaria prevention and treatment measures: artemisinin-based combination therapy; insecticide-treated mosquito nets, intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy, and indoor residual spraying. USAID is the lead agency for implementation of the PMI. The contributions of PMI, together with those of other partners, have led to dramatic improvements in the coverage of malaria control interventions in PMI-supported countries, and all 15 original countries have documented substantial declines in all-cause mortality rates among children less than five years of age.
In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a bold and ambitious goal with specific objectives. This PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen. Malaria prevention and control remains a major US foreign assistance objective and PMI’s Strategy fully aligns with the US Government’s (USG) vision of ending preventable child and maternal deaths and ending extreme poverty. Under the PMI Strategy for 2015-2020, the USG’s goal is to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity, towards the long-term goal of elimination.
The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (Senior Advisor), based in Washington, DC, is an integral member of USAID’s PMI team, assigned to the Bureau for Africa, Office of Sustainable Development (AFR/SD), Health Division team. Key responsibilities include: providing guidance, monitoring, and technical support to USAID at headquarters, and in the field with USAID Missions, PMI country teams, technical counterparts, implementing partners, Ministries of Health, and USAID cooperating agencies. The Senior Advisor will focus in particular on francophone countries implementing PMI in Africa. S/he will relay USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, help to resolve problems and conflicts, and taking steps necessary to meet deadlines.
S/he will work closely with and receive technical guidance from the Africa Health Team’s Deputy Chief as his/herUSAID POC.
The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor will be responsible for:
Country support of PMI priority countries in Africa
Technical and Project Coordination
Documentation and Reporting
Participating in interagency and intra-agency working groups as appropriate to the scope of work.
International and domestic travel approximately 20%.
This is an opportunity for employment or a contract, but we reserve the right to make no selection or award.
Social Solutions International and CAMRIS International offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits. Please submit your resume online at www.camris.com
Social Solutions and CAMRIS are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.