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Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria Surveillance-Tanzania

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improve targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. The Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will work closely with the COP, Technical Lead for Vector Control and other project staff. Under the supervision of the COP, the Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will be responsible for program management oversight, timely implementation of malaria surveillance and response system, routine health information system strengthening and associated capacity building and operational research activities in close collaboration with stakeholders and partners.ResponsibilitiesImplementation of malaria surveillance and response systemEnsure that required protocols are developed, training is conducted, and smooth field implementation, data quality assessment and supportive supervision are regularly conductedEnsure that protocols developed for analysis of malaria data quality and use is documented and discussed with NMCP and other relevant stakeholdersRoutine health information system strengtheningImprove malaria data quality and use through the routine health information systemCapacity building and operational research activitiesEnsure that any relevant protocols related to operational research activities are submitted to the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) ethical review committee and other Institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC/Tanzania) for approval, as neededContribute to preparation of project performance reports, writing of technical reports and scientific papers for presentation in scientific meetings and publishing in various journalsProgram management oversight including participation in field supervision, monitoring of activities and coordinating needed assistance to ensure smooth implementationPerform any other duties as assigned by COP and supervisorRequirementsAdvanced degree in a relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institutionMinimum of 8 years of experience in public health, including at least 5 years of malaria surveillance experienceAbility to use advanced database and statistical analysis software (SAS, STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, etc.)Direct experience with malaria disease surveillance, programmatic surveillance and transmission surveillanceDirect experience creating evidence for informed policy decisions on malaria control interventionsDirect experience with HMIS/DHIS2, LMIS, MIS, preferably in TanzaniaAbility to achieve consensus among senior stakeholders and operational and budget management experienceDirect experience leading technical teams is highly desiredAdvanced skills in M&E and experience designing monitoring and evaluation plans, designing, implementing and supervising data collection activities also desiredExcellent written and verbal skills in English are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise as referenced aboveStrong interpersonal and intercultural skills


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