Are you looking for your next challenge in the public health sector? Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria for an upcoming five-year integrated health services project in Benin. The objective of the program is to strengthen the delivery of high-impact malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence (GBV) services in the public sector in four departments of Benin. Building on the achievements of current and past USAID-supported activities, the overall objective of the activity is to contribute to the reduction of maternal, newborn, child, and child mortality and morbidity. adolescents, with strong government and citizen engagement in the health sector.
This position is subject to project award and funding.
With the guidance and support of the Chief of Party (COP) and in partnership with the National Malaria Control Program of the Ministry of Health, the Malaria Technical Advisor will help improve the quality and utilization of malaria services malaria-related malaria in pregnancy and malaria cases. management across Benin.
- Contribute to improving the quality and utilization of malaria services related to malaria in pregnancy and malaria case management.
- Assess the status of malaria service delivery in Benin and help develop new/revised approaches.
- Provide technical assistance to key partners working at different levels, including community level, in best practices and approaches for managing malaria services.
- Contribute to M&E and strengthening of malaria data and data use.
- Provide oversight and support for any pilot work related to malaria control interventions.
- Work closely with the National Malaria Control Program (PNLP) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) as well as with the PNLP units that are housed in the Departmental Health Directorate (DDS), focusing on their support to build their capacity to better manage malaria control activities within their respective departments.
- Work closely with project staff and partners and stakeholders in Benin as plans are developed for durable solutions to maintain malaria services.
- Participate in key national malaria working groups and networks.
- Liaise regularly with the PMI/Benin team.
- Have at least a master’s degree in malariology, public health, entomology or a related field.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in malaria and vector control programs.
- Minimum of 10 years of experience in the implementation and management of international health development projects.
- Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with high-level colleagues, particularly interacting productively, proactively, and comfortably with government agencies, NGOs, private sector groups, USAID, and other donor organizations .
- Demonstrated experience in program management and administration and contract compliance. Experience with USAID projects is strongly preferred.
- Track record of strong commitment to sharing knowledge, documenting experiences, supporting creative initiatives and sharing credit.
- Demonstrated strategic agility, diplomacy, conflict management, team spirit, written and oral communication and negotiation skills.
- Must have proven experience supervising and mentoring technical staff for similar health projects in developing countries.
- Experience organizing and working with teams to produce high quality deliverables.
- Previous work with international NGOs and US government funded projects in difficult contexts.
- Experience in Benin highly appreciated.
- Fluency in English and French (written and spoken) is required
- Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills.
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