Malaria Advisor

Palladium International, Liberia

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
8th March, 2019


Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is seeking a Malaria Advisor for the USAID Strategic Technical Assistance for Improved Health System Performance and Health Outcomes (STAIP) Activity. The STAIP activity covers objectives that are intended to improve the health system's performance and strengthen delivery of primary maternal and child health, family planning and malaria services in public health facilities operating under the Ministry of Health in Liberia.

Responsibilities

Working with and aligning to the priorities of the National Malaria Control Program, the Malaria Advisor needs to be able to lead and provide strategic advice to the Contractor and partners to improve malaria outcomes in addition to supporting county level staff at the various county health teams to improve malaria service delivery. The Malaria Advisor will serve as the main point of contact for all technical malaria interventions related to the award and is expected to provide overall technical and strategic leadership to the award for all malaria related interventions/outcomes, including design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions. Working with and aligning to the priorities of the National Malaria Control Program, the Malaria Advisor needs to be able to lead and provide strategic advice to the Contractor and partners to improve malaria outcomes in addition to supporting county level staff at the various county health teams to improve malaria service delivery. The Malaria Advisor will serve as the main point of contact for all technical malaria interventions related to the award and is expected to provide overall technical and strategic leadership to the award for all malaria related interventions/outcomes, including design, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of malaria interventions. The Advisor should ensure that the award and NMCP implement malaria control activities within a health systems strengthening approach.

Requirements

  • Extensive knowledge and experience in malaria prevention and control;
  • Progressively responsible experience in malaria, maternal, child health, health systems strengthening or other related field;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing institutional capacity in government institutions in Liberia or similar context;
  • In depth knowledge of malaria and public health principles with proven technical skills in malaria, including malaria case management;
  • Experience working with Ministries of Health on policy and strategy formulation at national and subnational levels;
  • Experience training and or coaching health workers;
  • Significant experience in project management, program coordination and sound negotiation skills with malaria partners; and
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

Source:https://thepalladiumgroup.com/jobs/Malaria-Advisor---Liberia-VN6490


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