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Sunday, 24 November 2013

Technical Advisor – Child Health - Malaria Consortium

Job Title: Technical Advisor – Child Health
Organisation: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports To: Project Coordinator

About MC:
Malaria Consortium is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity. Malaria Consortium is a global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of malaria, the control of neglected tropical diseases and the promotion of child health.

Job Summary: The Child Health Technical Advisor will be a key member of this team, providing child health specific programmatic guidance to Malaria Consortium and its partners.

Key Duties
Offer technical expertise at country level to the Ministry of Health (MoH) as it relates to all issues on capacity building child health
Represent the project at the MoH and in technical meetings related to child health
Review, develop, and prepare project training and communications activities on child health

Participate in operational research and monitoring and evaluation activities, collect and use available data to inform strategic and implementation decisions
Ensure quality in-service training that is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of population
The candidate should hold a Master's degree in child health, nutrition, early childhood development and/or equivalent relevant experience

Skills and Experience:
Significant experience in child health and/or public health, with experience in health programme design, implementation, coordination and management in developing countries, preferably in Africa
Strong programme management and policy analysis skills relevant to child health including programme monitoring and evaluation, budgeting, strategy development and ability to work effectively with partners and stakeholders. Ability to provide vision and input to strategy development at country and global level
Experience in collaborating with MoHs and/or national child health programmes in Africa on the implementation of technically sound public health programmes, including child health
Demonstrated technical leadership, policy experience, and problem solving skills working on and providing expert oversight of complex projects
Experience training and providing capacity building to colleagues, partners and ministry officials
Prior experience working on USAID funded programme(s)
Clinical training/previous experience in managing childhood illness would be an added benefit
Experience in technical analysis and writing, with proven ability to produce research protocols, journal articles, publishable manuscripts, technical briefs, etc.
Excellent planning, budgeting and communicating skills
Strong analytical ability
Project management and planning skills
Able to delegate efficiently and technically support teams with no direct line management responsibility over them
Excellent personal and time management skills
Experience working in Uganda is desirable
Experience with community-based management of communicable diseases is also desirable

 Apply To
For more information please visit our website www.malariaconsortium.org where you will have access to the full Job description. Please send a cover letter outlining how you meet the person specification along with your CV to: Human Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org. Please quote the position and country in the subject line of your application.

NB: Only short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.

Deadline: 2nd December 2013