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Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria at World Vision May, 2024

With over 70 years of experience, our focus is on helping the most vulnerable children overcome poverty and experience fullness of life. We help children of all backgrounds, even in the most dangerous places, inspired by our Christian faith.

Come join our 33,000+ staff working in nearly 100 countries and share the joy of transforming vulnerable children’s life stories!

 

Employee Contract Type:

International Assignment – Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

 

Job Description:

World Vision is seeking a Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria, for the anticipated USAID-funded Global Health Social and Behavior Change (GH-SBC) Activity. The five-year, multi-country GH-SBC Activity seeks to implement theory-informed, evidence-based, locally led social and behavior change (SBC) programming. Key focus areas include family planning and reproductive health (FP/RH); malaria; and maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH), with attention to emerging pandemic threats and other infectious diseases. While focused primarily on health, the project may address SBC needs in other sectors, with particular attention to areas of potential complementarity such as environmental conservation, agriculture, food security, and nutrition. Final target geographies will be selected after award; however, countries may include Angola, Bangladesh, Burundi, Cambodia, DR, DRC, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nepal, Niger, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zambia, and/or Zimbabwe. This is a global, multi-country subaward.

The Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria, is responsible for providing overall strategic technical leadership and oversight in the implementation of social behavior change (SBC) strategies and activities to promote positive health seeking behaviors related to malaria prevention and treatment. S/he will possess deep, applied experience in SBC, malaria, and strengthening the capacity of local partners. S/he must also have a demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively and efficiently with host country agencies, including central and local governments, development partners, civil society, and community-based organizations.

Recruitment is contingent upon successful award of the project. Local candidates residing in the program’s priority countries are encouraged to apply. Selection of the final applicant is subject to USAID approval. The estimated program start date is September 2024.

 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provide expert guidance on evidence-based technical and programmatic approaches for SBC to promote positive health seeking behaviors related to malaria prevention and treatment.
  • Provide guidance on recommended improvements in the delivery of malaria programming and targeted SBC strategies.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and deliver technical assistance to local partners and stakeholders to implement best practices and methodologies in SBC and malaria treatment and prevention.
  • Contribute to the development of local partner capacity building training modules and methodologies, including evidence-based and innovative SBC and malaria treatment and prevention approaches, per partner organizational needs.
  • Upon the execution of field mission buy-ins, oversee appropriate level of technical assistance.
  • Liaise with local government officials, local communities, donor representatives and other stakeholders as appropriate. Consistently look for more effective and efficient implementation methods and opportunities to increase impact.
  • Collaborate with USAID, prime awardee, implementing partners, government counterparts and other stakeholders to ensure programming aligns with best practices and to share lessons learned.
  • Establish clear and frequent communication regarding program progress and oversight management with the prime awardee and consortium partners.

 

Knowledge/Qualifications:

  • At least 7 years’ experience in technical leadership of projects with a strong focus on SBC and malaria treatment and prevention.
  • Medical or nursing degree preferred. Master’s degree in health management, public health, or related discipline also highly desired.
  • Program technical leadership and implementation experience for programs funded by U.S. governments is required. Experience with USAID-funded programs preferred.
  • Experience in the technical design of SBC and malaria programs in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs).
  • Proven ability to effectively engage partners, manage and collaborate with a multi-partner consortium, and develop the capacity of local partners.
  • Proven ability to network and build collaborative relationships with diverse stakeholders, including donors, host-country governments, and local and international health and development implementers.
  • Brings strong technical expertise in malaria and SBC.
  • English speaking/writing proficiencies.

 

 

 

 

Applicant Types Accepted:

Local and International Applicants (IA’s) Accepted

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