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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has contracted through Social Solutions International to recruit and hire qualified individuals for the following position:
Malaria Technical Advisor
United States Agency for International Development/Bureau for Global Health/Office of Infectious Disease/Division of Malaria
Salary Range: $96,970 – $126,062 (GS-13 equivalent)
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 U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI). The Division seeks a Malaria Technical Advisor (Technical Advisor) to work in the Division’s Social and Behavior Change Communication (SBCC) Unit, providing technical assistance to PMI focus countries, assisting with the management and oversight of the PMI SBCC portfolio, and providing overall backstopping support to one to two PMI focus countries.
The Technical Advisor is an integral member of USAID’s PMI team, assigned to the Malaria Division’s SBCC Unit. 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 Technical Advisor will receive day to day guidance from the Malaria Division Chief.
BACKGROUND: BUREAU FOR GLOBAL HEALTH/OFFICE OF INFECTIOUS DISEASE/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 and in technically and programmatically supporting USAID Mission health program implementation in the field. The Office of Infectious Disease (ID) is one of GH’s eight offices. The Malaria Division is one of four divisions of the ID Office. Leadership, management, and oversight of PMI are carried out from the Malaria Division under the leadership of the US Global Malaria Coordinator as are management of USAID’s malaria research investments (most notably vaccine, drug, and insecticide research programs) and USAID’s global partner engagement including WHO and RBM Partnership to End Malaria.
The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative is the US Government’s (USG) flagship global malaria initiative led by USAID and implemented together with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The Initiative is results-based, focused, and exhibits a high level of financial and programmatic accountability.
In 2015, PMI launched the next six-year strategy, setting forth a new bold vision, and an ambitious goal with specific objectives. The PMI Strategy for 2015-2020 takes into account the progress over the past decade and the new challenges that have arisen, and reflects the U.S. Government’s commitment to work with PMI-supported countries and partners to further reduce malaria deaths and substantially decrease malaria morbidity working towards the long term vision of a world free of malaria.
The Technical Advisor is a key member of the Malaria Division’s SBCC Unit, providing malaria-specific technical and programmatic guidance and support to strengthen and guide implementation across PMI focus countries with a focus on delivering high-quality SBCC. The Technical Advisor will support the work of PMI staff at USAID headquarters and at PMI country and regional mission programs. The 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-related SBCC. 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 Technical Advisor will:
Technical Leadership and Project Management Support
Documentation and Reporting
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