Malaria Technical Lead

Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM)

Posted 4 weeks ago

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Christian Health Association of Malawi (CHAM) is an ecumenical umbrella association co-owned by Episcopal Conference of Malawi and Malawi Council of Churches. CHAM is the second largest provider of health services in Malawi. It has 187 Health Facilities and 11 Training Colleges which are located in hard-to-reach areas across the country. The objective of CHAM in general is to provide technical support, and develop health services among all its member facilities in order to achieve equity and universal access to health care, to act for the benefit of the people of Malawi especially in the poor and hard to reach rural areas.

With funding from USAID Presidents Malaria Initiative (PMI), CHAM invites applications from suitably qualified persons to fill the vacant position of Malaria Technical Lead for the Towards Malaria Elimination (TOME) Project. The TOME project is jointly implemented by CHAM in consortium with DAPP Malawi and supports the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) on malaria case management in Salima and Lilongwe (Rural) Districts.

Position:               MALARIA TECHNICAL LEAD

Grade:                  CM3

Project:                  TOME

Reports to:            Director of Health Programs

Roles and Responsibilities

  1. Spearheading the comprehensive coordination of project case management, offering expert guidance in malaria case management, integrated Community Case Management (iCCM), and Malaria in Pregnancy (MiP) interventions.
  2. Fostering collaboration with the National Malaria Control Program (NMCP) and District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) to strategize, execute, and disseminate project performance and outcomes effectively.
  3. Designing the project’s work plan, managing budgets, and compiling quarterly and annual reports.
  4. Forging robust partnerships with malaria program donors and key stakeholders, ensuring seamless alignment of project objectives with overarching goals.
  5. Providing support to DAPP Malawi and project leadership, offering strategic insights and operational guidance to ensure the project’s smooth functioning.
  6. Collaborating with USAID/PMI to design innovative tools, strategies, and initiatives aimed at enhancing patient outcomes and advancing project objectives.
  7. Tracking progress of all project activities against established work plans and preparing comprehensive reports to monitor project performance.
  8. Serving as a representative of the project and CHAM in pertinent malaria programming meetings convened by stakeholders, the Ministry of Health, and other implementing partners.
  9. Updating stakeholders, health authorities, and senior management on project activities, progress, and achievements to foster transparency and accountability.
  10. Engaging in a collaborative review of monitoring and evaluation tools with the project monitoring team, ensuring continuous refinement and enhancement to optimize project impact and effectiveness.
  11. Leading the development of grant proposals focused on malaria prevention, control, and eradication efforts through collaborations with subject matter experts and the CHAM Business Development Unit.

Qualifications and Experience

  1. Master’s degree in a health-related field
  2. At least 5 to 10 years professional experience in malaria programming and implementation
  3. Should be familiar with malaria case management programming
  4. Experience in conducting Outreach Training and Supportive Supervision approaches (OTSS).
  5. Strong understanding of malaria epidemiology, prevention strategies, and control measures.

Requisite Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  1. Good interpersonal skills and team player.
  2. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  3. Good presentation skills
  4. Good computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should download a standard Employment Application Form from the CHAM website at www.cham.org.mw.   A completed Employment Application Form, Curriculum Vitae with three traceable referees, copies of academic certificates and a covering letter addressed to Executive Director, CHAM Secretariat, P.O Box 30378, Lilongwe 3, should be submitted to: recruitment@cham.org.mw .

Closing date for receiving applications is 30th April 2024 and only shortlisted applicants will be acknowledged.

Disclaimer

CHAM uses very competitive recruitment and selection processes therefore the organisation does not accept bribes or gifts in any form for the purpose of offering employment to any candidate.

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