Namibia: Program Manager, Malaria

Organization: Clinton Health Access Initiative
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 17 Mar 2017

Job Summary: The Program Manager will represent CHAI in-country to provide day-to-day management and technical support to the National Vector-borne Diseases Control Programme (NVDCP) under the Ministry of Health and Social Services (MoHSS), based in Windhoek, Namibia. The candidate will assist the NVDCP in implementing their objectives, provide on-going project management and strategic planning support, and will working closely with the MoHSS and other key stakeholders in country to promote malaria elimination activities in Namibia. The Program Manager will manage the CHAI team in Namibia under the supervision of the CHAI Malaria Senior Regional Manager. The position will be based in Namibia, but is expected to include some travel within the region.

  • Provide assistance to national and sub-national malaria management teams in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and documentation of elimination interventions and best practices.
  • Support the NVDCP in formulating and finalizing a new National Strategic Plan (2018-2022), based on findings from the end-term Malaria Program Review.
  • Support the NVDCP in finalizing the 2018-2020 Global Fund grant application, grant signing, and implementation of that grant.
  • Support the NVDCP and MoHSS on mobilization of domestic resources to fill key programmatic gaps in the Strategic Plan.
  • Support the NVDCP to ensure that testing, treatment, and surveillance are sustainably extended into the community to capture and cure all incident symptomatic cases.
  • Provide operational support for ongoing efforts to strengthen surveillance systems, particularly around adherence to reporting guidelines and data usage for decision-making.
  • Support development of detailed operational plans for successful deployment of targeted interventions.
  • Support policy-relevant operational research pilots in partnership with the University of Namibia (UNAM), including cross-border research collaboration with neighboring countries.
  • Identify key impediments to the successful execution of malaria elimination plans and work with malaria programs and other partners to develop solutions to rapidly address those bottlenecks.
  • Manage the CHAI team in Namibia, including administrative management related to CHAI office, budget, logistics and safety and security.
  • Represent the interests of CHAI in Namibia in technical working groups, development workshops, policy dialogues, and advocacy events where critical.
  • Other responsibilities as needed

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in public heath or related field, international development, or business administration.

  • Minimum 3-5 years relevant experience in management of public health programs, including both implementation and financial management aspects.

  • Experience working in an international context and/or entrepreneurial environment

  • Ability to think strategically and anticipate future consequences and trends

  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a multidisciplinary team

  • Strong work ethic, integrity, credibility, and dedication to CHAI’s mission

  • Ability to communicate effectively with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds

  • Proven ability to function in a fast-paced work environment

  • Demonstrated ability to work with a sense of urgency and timeliness

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

  • Demonstrated excellent analytical, quantitative, and problem solving skills

  • Ability to oversee multiple work streams simultaneously, to set priorities, and to work independently and flexibly with a strong commitment to excellence in high-pressure situations

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

  • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships in a challenging multicultural environment

  • Willingness to travel

Advantages:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in public heath or related field, international development, or business administration.
  • Experience living and working in Southern Africa, including as a native of the region
  • Experience working with government institutions
  • Experience in working with malaria and/or other infectious diseases
  • Work experience in the following areas: developing and managing grants, monitoring and evaluation, health systems, program coordination.

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Namibia: Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology

Organization: RTI International
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4,150 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions

RTI is seeking a GHS Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology who will support CDC Namibia in providing technical assistance, support and training to the Namibia government to enhance and build the epidemiologic and surveillance capacity of the government’s workforce and systems in order to detect, characterize and transparently report emerging biological threats at the earliest possible moment. Support will primarily be focused on improving the accurate and rapid collection, interpretation, identification and dissemination of information of emerging and reemerging diseases in accordance with the overall operational objectives of the CDC Global Health Security Agenda within the Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) and in accordance with the International Health Regulations of 2005 (IHR). In addition to supporting DGHP Namibia program activities involving surveillance and epidemiology and providing technical input into the analysis, interpretation, and use of surveillance data for policy making, the contractor will support the CDC Namibia surveillance team in training public health leaders in the use of epidemiological surveillance. Training services will include providing mentorship services to four senior level selectees for the existing CDC funded Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training Program (FELTP) on related surveillance projects. This service position requires working closely with CDC funded Government partners, including the Namibia Ministry of Health (MOH) and the related public health institutes to implement projects supporting the development of surveillance systems.

Qualifications:

· Doctorate level degree (MD or PhD) with post-graduate training in field epidemiology

· Master’s level degree in epidemiology

· Five years post-graduate work in public health, public programs or related area

· At least three years international experience with progressive responsibility in Surveillance, Epidemiology

· Ability to effectively communicate in English on a daily basis with various groups (Speaking, Reading and Writing)**.**

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to globalhealthresearch@rti.org. Please use Technical Advisor for Surveillance and Epidemiology (Namibia) in the subject line.**

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Namibia: HIV Strategic Program Consultant

Organization: RTI International
Country: Namibia
Closing date: 01 Mar 2017

RTI International is one of the world’s leading research institutes. We work with governments, businesses, foundations, universities, and other clients and partners to improve the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4,150 tackles hundreds of projects to address complex social and scientific challenges facing our clients and the people and communities they serve. Our experts hold degrees in more than 250 scientific, technical, and professional disciplines across the social and laboratory sciences, and international development fields. RTI works in more than 75 countries and maintains offices on four continents. Our headquarters is located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. Our dedication to innovative, objective research and technical services makes RTI an outstanding partner for clients around the world whose greatest challenges demand rigorous approaches and science-based solutions.

RTI is seeking a contractor who will provide overall programmatic planning, technical consultation and assistance to the CDC Namibia Senior Management Team in aligning program services and portfolios to address 2015 Namibia Country Operational Plan for PEPFAR data driven requirements. The task focuses on care and treatment, prevention, laboratory, and strategic information programs funded by CDC PEPFAR. Additionally the contractor will support the CDC Namibia’s Senior Science Officer to ensure the integrity and soundness of science based studies and interventions related to CDC funded HIV/AIDS programs.

Qualifications:

· Master’s level degree or higher, preferably in a health related field

· Five years of post-graduate international experience in strategic planning, development of public health programs and project management.

· Demonstrated experience in use and analysis of a broad scope of qualitative and quantitative methods and data sources, including primary data collection and secondary data analysis At least three years’ experience with PEPFAR programs

· Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with professional, technical staff and Ministries of Health in developing countries; and experience in providing technical assistance for international public health programs

How to apply:

To apply please send your CV and cover letter to globalhealthresearch@rti.org. Please use HIV Strategic Program Consultant (Namibia) in the subject line.**

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