Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Team Lead - Madagascar
International Health and Development
Infectious Disease Detection and Surveillance Team Lead
ICF is seeking a Team Lead who will be responsible for technical direction in strengthening diagnostic services and surveillance; overall management of activities in Madagascar; and coordination with other project team members and partners who lead specific activities. The Team Lead will work closely with USAID/Madagascar to provide thought leadership and represent the project in country. This position reports to the IDDS Country Programs Lead based in Rockville, MD. This position operates under the management and oversight of the IDDS project senior management team, led by the IDDS Project Director. Selected candidate must be willing and able to travel 25% within Madagascar and other travel as needed.
- Represent IDDS in Madagascar to the USAID mission (Global Health Security Advisor), the Government of Madagascar, and other stakeholders.
- Provide technical leadership and assistance in strengthening diagnostic facilities for the detection of priority pathogens and in surveillance for priority pathogens including strengthening quality management in diagnostic facilities, community-based surveillance, and using DHIS 2 for surveillance.
- Oversee and provide technical and managerial support to IDDS sub contractors or other implementing partners working on IDDS work plan.
- Ensure IDDS’ activities are aligned with country priorities and are well-coordinated with other organizations working in Madagascar.
- Utilize evidence- based methods and best practices to implement work plan activities.
- Lead the project team in Madagascar – providing the vision, coordination, resource management, and oversight of technical and administrative staff required to accomplish work plan activities and meet project objectives.
- Ensure country financial and technical reporting requirements are met.
- Follow established processes to guarantee the technical and programmatic quality of IDDS work in Madagascar and overall responsiveness of the technical team. This can include making necessary adjustments to operations to fit the requirements when necessary or recommended by USAID.
- Ensure that any departures in work scope or budget or any legal,
- regulatory, or ethical concerns are promptly reported to IDDS leadership in the US.
- Work closely with USAID and with the IDDS US-based team to define and adjust annual work plans as well as implementing technical activities.
- Work closely with Global Health Security Agenda, TB program, and other initiatives as are agreed are in the scope for IDDS as well as partners and stakeholders to ensure coordinated approach.
- Travel within Madagascar to review IDDS project processes and progress.
- Work collaboratively and coordinate with regional and/or other country Technical Leads and partners to implement work plan activities effectively and efficiently, with attention to quality and due dates.
- Master’s degree or higher in public health, international development, or related field with a focus on infectious disease detection, surveillance, or diagnostics
- 10+ years of experience managing health systems strengthening programs
- Familiarity with USG management, programs, and operations including regulatory and reporting requirements
- Technical competency in infectious disease surveillance or detection
- Fluency in written and spoken English and French
- Strong English and French presentation skills
- Authorization to work in Madagascar
- Fluency in Malagasy
- Experience residing and working in Madagascar
- Experience working with the Global Health Security Agenda
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data for decision making
- Demonstrated interpersonal skills in facilitation and stakeholder engagement/coordination
Selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.
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