Jhpiego Malaria Technical Advisor (Case Management) Job in Kisumu, Kenya

Jhpiego is a non-profit NGO that prevents the needless deaths of women and families in limited resources settings.

To accomplish this, Jhpiego implements innovative evidence-based solutions for intractable problems in health to overcome barriers to high-quality care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

The Impact Malaria (IM) project is funded by USAID / PMI to provide implementation support and technical Assistance for malaria service delivery ¡n health facility and community settings in order to meet Kenya’s goal of
reducing malaria mortality and morbidity by 75% of the 2016 levels by 2023.

IM is doing this by working in close collaboration with the Division of National Malaria Program (DNMP) of the Ministry of Health (MOH) and eight county departments of health from the malaria lake endemic region i.e. Bungoma, Busia, Homa Bay, Kakamega, Kisumu, Migori, Siaya, and Vihiga to strengthen malaria case management and prevention of malaria in pregnancy.

We are seeking on a full-time basis -an experienced individual who has excellent organizational and technical skills, is a team player, dedicated, hardworking, innovative, highly motivated and able to work in a high-pressure
environment requiring multi-tasking abilities.

Malaria Technical Advisor (Case Management)
Kisumu

The Malaria Technical Advisor (Case Management) will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work outlined in the work plan for Impact Malaria.

S/he will serve as the project capacity building manager and work in close collaboration with the Program Management team, including senior technical staff to contribute to continuity across program implementation areas and service delivery with emphasis on malaria diagnosis, case management, management of malaria in pregnancy, training, mentorship, supportive supervision and quality improvement systems.

The Malaria Technical Advisor will also work closely with the Jhpiego international technical and program staff to ensure comprehensive technical and programmatic support in project and consequently the NMP and county health teams.

S/he will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria ‘case management.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as the project capacity building manager.
  • Engage NMP and relevant partners to adopt/adapt latest malaria case management treatment guidelines and strategies.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Technical Advisor, provide technical expertise ¡n the development and monitoring of national and county work plans.
  • Engage tutors at training institutions to mainstream pre-service and ¡n-service training programs.
  • Develop and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision program across the levels of healthcare at county level as it relates to malaria case management.
  • Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of good practices and technical publications.
  • Compile and analyze data for performance monitoring and evaluation of the project and utilize data to take corrective actions.
  • To line-manage a team of Technical Officers to ensure effective delivery of their job descriptions and manage their performance into a high performing team.
  • Contribute to program management and ensure timely program implementation, planning, development and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Contribute to the preparation and implementation of project’s work plans, budgets and technical quarterly and annual reports for the project and its funding agencies.

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and a Master’s in Medicine, Public Health or a relevant field.
  • Strong experience in the clinical management of malaria.
  • Experience providing technical leadership in public health programs.
  • Proven experience and understanding of the workings with MOH and county health teams.
  • Strong clinical background ¡n medicine or paediatrics.
  • Strong technical knowledge and skills in malaria control.
  • Excellent writing, reporting and presentation skills ¡n English.
  • Excellent project management and planning skills.
  • Experience teaching clinical courses and conducting trainings and mentorship programs.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send an application letter and CV, with 3 professional referees, to the following email address: HR.Kenya@jhpiego.org by 13 March 2020.

Indicate how your education and experience qualifies you for the position.

Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Jhpiego is an equal opportunity employer promoting gender, equity and diversity.

Persons with disabilities and other minority groups are encouraged to apply


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Kisumu

Kisumu, Kenya
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Kisumu County

Kenya
Health and Medical, NGO and UN
Updated: March 10, 2020 — 2:09 am