Senior Malaria Advisor

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Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

The Global Health Fellows Program (GHFP) is a five year cooperative agreement implemented and managed by the Public Health Institute (PHI) in partnership with the Harvard School of Public Health, Management Systems International and Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

Roles and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the USAID Representative, USAID/Washington and USAID/West Africa, the Senior Malaria Advisor will:

  • Plan malaria prevention and control activities
  • Provide managerial and technical support to the ational Malaria Control Program (NMCP)
  • Develop and implement the Malaria Operational Plan (MOP) in line with USAID objectives and goals.
  • Ensure activities are consistent with internationally-accepted best practices and relevant to Burkina Faso-specific malaria epidemiology.
  • Attend malaria-related meetings and ensure effective communication and coordination between malaria program-funded activities.
  • Ensure that programmatic commodities are purchased in a timely and cost-effective manner, and monitor the distribution of these commodities.
  • Ensure the timely preparation and submission of the malaria program’s financial and technical reports

    Other tasks or responsibilities may be assigned based on (a) organizational and programming need and/or (b) the Technical Advisor’s own interests.

    Required Skills, Knowledge and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in public health, international health, or social sciences.
  • Minimum 10 years’ relevant experience in designing, implementing and managing malaria and other health programs in developing countries.
  • Ability to interpret policy and contribute to the development of policy decisions related to malaria in Burkina Faso.
  • Knowledge and skills in quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods.
  • Demonstrated flexibility and openness in responding to changing work priorities and environment.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain State Department-approved medical clearance to live and work in Burkina Faso for self and eligible accompanying family members.
  • US Citizenship required.

    Application deadline is 12 May.

    For more information and application, visit: Senior Malaria Advisor Website

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