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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International partnered with CAMRIS, to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition (HIDN)/Division of Malaria
Title: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor
GS: 15 - Equivalency
Application Deadline: Open until Filled
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 USG’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Malaria Division seeks a Senior Malaria Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) to work on the PMI Monitoring and Evaluation Team, and in a cross-cutting fashion, on the Case Management and Malaria in Pregnancy Teams, assisting with the management and oversight of the PMI M&E activities, coordinating USAID Missions, PMI country teams, and Roll Back Malaria partners.
The Senior Technical Advisor is an integral member of USAID’s PMI team, assigned to the PMI Monitoring and Evaluation 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. S/he will exercise independent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in serving USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines. The Senior Technical Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Division Chief, Malaria and programmatic input from members of the Malaria Division Senior Management Team.
BACKGROUND: BUREAU FOR GLOBAL HEALTH/OFFICE OF HEALTH, INFECTIOUS DISEASE, AND NUTRITION/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. The Office of Health, Infectious Disease and Nutrition (HIDN) is one of GH’s six offices. The Malaria Division is one of five divisions of the HIDN Office. Leadership, management and oversight of the President’s Malaria Initiative is carried out from the Malaria Division under the leadership of the US Global Malaria Coordinator.
The President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) is a US Government (USG) effort led by USAID to reduce the intolerable burden of malaria and help relieve poverty on the African continent. The goal of PMI is 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 Initiative is results-based, focused, and exhibits a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.
In May 2009, President Obama announced the Global Health Initiative (GHI), a comprehensive USG initiative to reduce the burden of disease and strengthen communities around the world. The 2008 Tom Lantos and Henry J. Hyde Global Leadership against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act (Lantos/Hyde Act) authorizes up to $5 billion in additional USG funding for malaria prevention and control. Building on the progress and experiences of the PMI during the past eight years, PMI will work with partners to halve the burden of malaria (morbidity and mortality) in 70% of the at-risk populations of sub-Saharan Africa, thereby removing malaria as a major public health problem and promoting development throughout the African region.
The Senior Technical Advisor is a key member of the Malaria Division, providing malaria-specific technical and programming guidance and support to strengthen and guide implementation across PMI countries with a focus on malaria monitoring and evaluation. The Senior Technical Advisor will support the work of PMI staff at USAID headquarters and at PMI country and regional mission programs. The Senior Technical Advisor will work in collaboration with global malaria stakeholders and technical partners, Ministries of Health, and USAID cooperating agencies to provide technical leadership across the PMI portfolio but with a focus on malaria monitoring and evaluation. S/he will exercise independent judgment in planning and carrying out tasks, in serving USG priorities at critical technical and policy forums, in resolving problems and conflicts, and in taking steps necessary to meet deadlines.
The Malaria Senior Technical Advisor will:
Technical Leadership and Project Management Support
Documentation and Reporting
*******In order to fully evaluate your eligibility, your resume must include relevant paid and non-paid experience showing dates held with month, year and hours worked per week for each position.******
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