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Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Resident Advisor - Democratic Republic of Congo
International Health and Development
Malaria Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Resident Advisor
Democratic Republic of Congo
ICF is a partner on the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)-funded President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) Measure Malaria Project, a five-year cooperative agreement led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). ICF’s role includes providing technical support to USAID and national programs to build capacity in malaria surveillance and monitoring and evaluation (SME) in PMI priority countries including DRC. ICF seeks a Malaria SME Resident Advisor who will be responsible for leading malaria activities in DRC and providing direct technical support to the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) to strengthen malaria SME, primarily in data reporting, analysis, and use for decision-making.
The Malaria SME Resident Advisor will operate independently and lead a team to work with technical staff at the NMCP, PMI/DRC, provincial advisors in target regions, SME M&E advisor as well as technical staff at ICF headquarters to develop, manage and implement annual work plans, monitor activities, and communicate results. In addition, he/she will be involved in a variety of SME and health management and information system (HMIS) activities, depending on the need of the NMCP and PMI/DRC. The Malaria SME Resident Advisor will be based in Kinshasa, DRC and will report to ICF/HQ.
The Malaria SME Resident Advisor will provide the overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise for the implementation of malaria activities for strengthening SME capacity in DRC through data quality assessment, data analysis, results dissemination, and write up of technical documents. Specific tasks include the following:
- Provide overall technical and administrative leadership and expertise
- Serve as the main liaison with USAID/DRC and PMI/DRC on management and technical issues
- Represent the malaria project at malaria meetings organized by the NMCP, PMI and other malaria stakeholders
- Oversee the implementation of the activities and ensure that activities meet stated objectives and reporting requirements
- Support the implementation of routine data quality assessments in target districts
- Support malaria SME training to strengthen capacity at the regional and operational level
- Organize post-training evaluations to assess knowledge retained and document change of attitude towards SME activities
- Provide technical leadership in the implementation and scale up of Centers of Excellence for M&E in target health zones in the DRC
- Provide technical assistance to the NMCP and PMI to extract routine malaria data from the DHIS 2 platform for secondary analysis
- Respond to other malaria SME technical support requests relevant to the NMCP and PMI and Measure Malaria
- Manage technical and administrative staff located in Kinshasa and in selected provinces
- Provide regular progress updates and write quarterly annual progress reports
- Provide advice and mentorship to project staff to realize their leadership potential and create a culture of learning and knowledge sharing
- Post-graduate degree in public health, epidemiology, demography, statistics, health information systems, or infectious disease control
- Strong technical expertise in malaria epidemiology and control and surveillance, monitoring and evaluation
- At least 7 years of experience in monitoring and evaluation of health programs, including the development and implementation of M&E plans, strengthening of health information systems, training and capacity building, supportive supervision, and data quality assessments
- Experience managing projects, specifically developing work plans and communicating project outcomes
- Experience managing geographically-dispersed teams
- Ability to work in DRC
- Previous experience working with agencies and U.S. government programs and initiatives such as USAID, PMI and PEPFAR
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills in French with the ability to communicate in English
- Willingness to travel in-country, 20% of the time
ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.
ICF is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. (EOE – Minorities/Females/ Protected Veterans Status/Disability Status/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity)
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