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Friday 6 December 2013

Regional Programme Coordinator in Uganda at Malaria Consortium

Job Title:   Regional Programme Coordinator – Improving Severe Malaria Outcomes (ISMO)
Organisation: Malaria Consortium (MC)
Duty Station:  Kampala,
Country Uganda
Reports to: Executive Director

About MC:
Malaria Consortium and other partners are implementing a multi-country programme which aims to strengthen the market for severe malaria treatment through catalytic supply and demand management initiatives. The main goal of this project is the reduction in mortality from severe malaria in targeted countries. This will be through the accelerated global adoption of Injectable Artesunate (Inj AS). In order to reach this goal, the consortium of is carrying out market interventions for accelerating the uptake of Inj AS in six select countries over a three year period to help improve severe malaria outcomes by strengthening the market for Inj AS.
The project’s global and country-level implementation activities focus on four primary outputs:
Increase in adoption of appropriately used Inj AS in the six select countries
Incentives for generic manufacturers to invest in and complete the WHO prequalification of their product in the market for quality assured Inj AS;
Transition of funding support for Inj AS by other global donors/funders of malaria treatments;
Improved forecasting in the select countries and procurement planning for stabilization of the market for Inj AS

The outcome of these activities will result in the creation of a stable and sustainable market for quality assured Inj AS with two or more suppliers. This will guarantee access to quality Inj AS for the treatment of severe malaria.

The applicant should hold a postgraduate qualification in paediatrics, medicine, public health, epidemiology or another relevant speciality.
Significant public health or research experience in different low income country settings, preferably in Africa.
Experience working closely with Ministries of Health and other stakeholders in relation to malaria control policy and practice.

Skills and Experience:
Good understanding of malaria case management.
Familiarity with quantitative and qualitative research methods as applied to malaria case management
Experience in managing public health or communicable disease projects in low income settings
Experience managing large budgets
Excellent programme planning and management skills
Demonstrable research skills

Excellent technical and report writing skills
Excellent problem solving, planning and organising skills
Ability to work under pressure to strict deadlines
Attentive to detail with high levels of accuracy
Fluency in written and spoken English
Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation and negotiation skills
Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-cultural team
Proactive and enthusiastic approach, with a willingness to participate in field activities/surveys and travel to remote areas within the region
Proficiency in MS office suite

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If you need more information, please visit our website www.malariaconsortium.org where you will have access to the full job description. Otherwise, if contented, please send your CV, with a covering letter outlining how you meet the person specification and your current salary information, to Human Resources at HR.Recruitment@malariaconsortium.org We appreciate your application, however only short listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the closing date.

Deadline: 14th December 2013