• Senior Malaria Technical Advisor /Medical Epidemiologist

    Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    GHSI-III - Global Health Support Initiative III
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    CAMRIS International is an international development and research firm that realizes innovative solutions to health and development challenges through high-quality, cost-effective program and research management services. With experience working in more than 80 countries, we combine our proven systems with today’s most effective, evidence-based best practices to improve the lives of people around the world.                      

     

    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/Office of Infectious Disease/Division of Malaria

     

    TitleSenior Malaria Technical Advisor /Medical Epidemiologist

     

    Salary: GS14 $117,191.00-$152,352.00

     

    Application Deadline:   Open until Filled

     

    Introduction

     

    The Malaria Division of the Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition Office of USAID’s Bureau for Global Health is charged with the technical leadership for and management of USAID’s malaria portfolio, including leading the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Division seeks a Senior Malaria Technical Advisor/Medical Epidemiologist (Senior Advisor) to work primarily in the Division’s newly-created Data Integration Unit while liaising with the Diagnosis, Treatment, Elimination, and Prevention Unit, bringing critically needed medical epidemiological skills and providing senior-level technical assistance to PMI focus countries.  This position will contribute directly to advancing PMI’s investments and efforts in country level data analysis, use and strengthening overall malaria surveillance systems. S/he will receive direction from the PMI Agency Lead (malaria division chief), working closely with Division technical staff and health staff in USAID regional bureaus and missions, USG and external partners, and the U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and Deputy Malaria Coordinator.

     

    BACKGROUND: BUREAU FOR GLOBAL HEALTH/OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE/DIVISION OF MALARIA

     

    The Bureau for Global Health (GH) serves as the Agency’s primary source of intellectual capital, technical leadership, and donor coordination for the health sector. GH is vested with the responsibility for advancing field-relevant, state-of-the-art research and the transfer of new technologies and approaches to field programs and in technically and programmatically supporting USAID Mission health program implementation in the field. The Office of Infectious Disease (ID) is one of GH’s eight offices. The Malaria Division is one of four divisions of the ID Office.  Leadership, management, and oversight of PMI are carried out from the Malaria Division under the leadership of the US Global Malaria Coordinator as are management of USAID’s malaria research investments (most notably vaccine, drug, and insecticide research programs) and USAID’s global partner engagement including WHO and RBM Partnership to End Malaria.   

     

    The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative is the US Government’s (USG) flagship global malaria initiative led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The Initiative is results-based, focused, and exhibits a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.

     

    In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a new bold vision, and an ambitious goal with specific objectives.  The PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity working towards the long term vision of a world free of malaria.

     

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Advisor will provide epidemiological expertise and technical assistance for PMI in the intersection of malaria-related service delivery and data analytics and use. S/he will also serve as technical lead for developing and rolling out PMI’s approach for strengthening next-generation surveillance system(s). S/he will serve as a technical resource for Malaria Division colleagues, CDC/Atlanta colleagues, and PMI staff and Ministries of Health from PMI’s focus countries throughout the Greater Mekong Subregion and sub-Saharan African.

     

    Specifically, the Senior Advisor will:

     

    Technical Leadership

    • Provide malaria and developing country subject matter expertise to PMI’s program efforts
    • Provide critical epidemiologic expertise to PMI’s strategy and approach to strengthening overall malaria surveillance systems
    • Provide leadership and technical expertise for the updating and revision of PMI’s technical guidance around surveillance, including health facility level data analysis, interpretation and use
    • Provide technical leadership in epidemiologic data analytics/integration, primarily as it relates to malaria-related service delivery.
    • Demonstrate programmatic use cases of genetic epidemiologic data in high transmission settings
    • Provide technical leadership to demonstrate programmatic application of ANC data for routine malaria surveillance

    Country Support

    • Provide technical and programmatic support to one or more PMI focus countries and participate as an integral member of one or more interagency country support teams.
    • Provide guidance and support to Missions and PMI country teams on the development of annual country malaria operational plans and assist in monitoring and tracking overall progress of PMI plans and activities.
    • Provide advice and assistance to Missions involved in malaria efforts, particularly the PMI-targeted countries in sub-Saharan Africa.
    • Provide support to Missions by participating in country support teams, reviewing mission strategies and annual reports and helping them to meet needs for technical and programmatic support.

     

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of medical degree (MD, DO) or PhD in public health epidemiology, health sciences or relevant discipline and 10+ years of relevant experience or combination of education and experience.
    • Strong knowledge of state-of-the-art technical aspects of malaria control
    • Demonstrated experience in conducting epidemiological analyses
    • Demonstrated experience working with developing country disease surveillance systems
    • Experience in developing and disseminating technical guidance
    • Practical experience with public health disease programs in resource-challenged settings
    • Demonstrated managerial and organizational skills
    • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Ability to work under pressure and in teams
    • Ability and willingness to travel internationally, approximately 20%
    • US citizenship or permanent residency required.
    • The ability to obtain and maintain, at a minimum, a facility access clearance.
    • Lived or worked in the United States for 3 of the last 5 years.  If not, supported USAID or the State Department during those years abroad

     

    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.

     

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