Director of Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation

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Job Title: SENIOR MALARIA TECHINICAL DIRECTOR, TANZANIA CASE  MANAGEMENT AND SURVEILLANCE 

Reporting to: CHIEF OF PARTY – TANZANIA CASE MANAGEMENT AND SURVEILLANCE Location: DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA 

Start date: APPROXIMATELY, JUNE 2022 - Contingent upon funding 

Who we are 

With 50 years of experience, working in over 60 countries, Population Services International (PSI)  is the world’s leading non-profit social marketing organization. PSI is reimagining healthcare, by  putting the consumer at the center, and wherever possible – bringing care to the front door. We  are working to fix market failures, shape future health markets and shift policy and funding to  better support consumer empowered healthcare. 

There are over 8,000 “PSI’ers” around the world. We are a diverse group of entrepreneurial  development professionals with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. All with unique skills  that we bring to the critically important work that we do. 

Join us 

PSI seeks a Senior Malaria Technical Director to provide technical guidance for the implementation  of malaria case management, surveillance and social and behavior change activities under the  anticipated $40M 5-year USAID/PMI-funded “Tanzania Case Management and Surveillance  Activity”. The project will strengthen national and sub-national capacity to implement malaria  service delivery, case management, and surveillance in Tanzania. 

Your contribution 

The Senior Malaria Technical Director will be responsible for providing technical guidance for the implementation of malaria case management, surveillance and social and behavior change   activities under the USAID PMI Tanzania Case Management and Surveillance Activity, an anticipated 5-year activity in Tanzania. PSI anticipates the project will provide technical assistance  

to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania to implement malaria service delivery, case   management, and surveillance activities. 

The Senior Malaria Technical Director will be responsible for supporting the COP and project team  to ensure that project activities are implemented according to international and national guidelines and best practices. The Senior Malaria Technical Director will also be responsible for ensuring quality of malaria case management, surveillance and social and behavior change  

activities implemented by the project. The Senior Malaria Technical Director will also be responsible for strengthening the technical capacity of project staff and local implementing. 

Key Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of the COP and in line with USAID and PSI policies, the Senior Malaria Technical Director will be responsible for:  

  • Providing technical assistance for the implementation of malaria case management,  surveillance, and social and behavior change activities to government stakeholders (e.g.  National Malaria Control Program, Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Program, and others) and local  implementing partners. Continuously building the capacity of government stakeholders and  local implementing partners to implement malaria case management, surveillance, and social  and behavior change activities; 
  • Providing technical assistance for the implementation of malaria case management,  surveillance, and social and behavior change activities to project staff at all levels of the project  to ensure successful implementation of evidence-based activities. And mentoring project staff  in Tanzanian and global best practices in malaria control and elimination; 
  • Monitoring the publication of new evidence at the global, regional, and national level on  malaria case management, surveillance, and social and behavior change; 
  • Developing analytically sound and comprehensive reports on the project’s implementation of  malaria case management, surveillance, and social and behavior change activities in Tanzania; Supporting coordination mechanisms across consortium partners to ensure adherence to  Tanzanian and global guidelines and best practices for malaria control and elimination; Provide oversight for all supportive supervision activities working closely with the Director of  Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation; 
  • Ensuring project activities are implemented in line with Tanzanian and WHO guidelines and  best practices for malaria control and elimination; 
  • Developing partnerships and relationships with key in-country stakeholders; Supporting the project team to prepare annual work plans; 
  • Collecting, distilling, and disseminating malaria control and elimination best practices to inform  donors and other stakeholders. Contributing to the development of knowledge management  and thought leadership outputs to disseminate evidence and best practices from the project. 

What are we looking for? 

  • Must have a MD or MPH, or other related biological science postgraduate degree. A minimum of five years field experience in implementation of malaria case management  programs in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC). 
  • In-depth knowledge of malaria and public health principles and practices, particularly in  malaria case management and program management and leadership. 
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili.
  • Demonstrated global malaria technical knowledge with established reputation for  excellence in malaria case management. 
  • Experience mentoring others. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous  locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies,  technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations and  project support staff. 

What would get us excited? 

  • Proven coaching, facilitation, and communication skills. 
  • Excellent knowledge of Global Fund and Tanzania Government approaches and regulations. 

POSITION 2 

Job Title: DIRECTOR OF SURVEILLANCE, MONITORING & EVALUATION, TANZANIA CASE  MANAGEMENT AND SURVEILLANCE 

Reporting to: CHIEF OF PARTY – TANZANIA CASE MANAGEMENT AND SURVEILLANCE

Location: DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA 

Start date: APPROXIMATELY, JUNE 2022 - Contingency upon funding 

Join us! 

PSI seeks a Director of Surveillance, Monitoring & Evaluation to lead the management of  surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation activities under an anticipated $40M 5-year USAID/PMI funded “Tanzania Case Management and Surveillance Activity”. The project will strengthen  national and sub-national capacity to implement malaria service delivery, case management, and  surveillance in Tanzania. 

Your contribution 

The Director of Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation will be responsible for leading the surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation components of the project under the USAID PMI Tanzania   Case Management and Surveillance Activity, an anticipated 5-year activity in Tanzania. PSI   anticipates the project will provide technical assistance to the Government of the United Republic   of Tanzania to implement malaria service delivery, case management, and surveillance activities.  

Key Responsibilities 

Under the supervision of the COP and in line with USAID and PSI policies, the Director of  Surveillance, Monitoring, and Evaluation will be responsible for:  

  • Leading the project’s support for surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation activities;
  • Providing technical assistance for the development and implementation of surveillance  and monitoring strategies in collaboration with government and local implementing  partner stakeholders; 
  • Supporting surveillance and monitoring systems strengthening of government surveillance  and monitoring systems; 
  • Overseeing capacity strengthening to government and local implementing partner  stakeholders and project staff; 
  • Continuously building the capacity of government and implementing partner staff to  conduct surveillance and monitoring activities and mentoring project staff in global and  local best practices in surveillance and monitoring; 
  • Establishing an internal project monitoring system to monitor and evaluate project  performance, including appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, etc; 
  • Ensuring methodological rigor of any research undertaken by the project; Overseeing development and submission of timely, accurate, and complete reporting; Ensuring project activities are implemented in line with Tanzanian and WHO guidelines and  best practices for malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation; 
  • Developing partnerships and relationships with key in-country stakeholders; Supporting the project team to prepare annual work plans. 

What are we looking for? 

  • A Master’s Degree or higher in surveillance, statistics, evaluation, public health, or relevant field. 
  • A minimum of six years of experience with progressively increasing responsibility working in surveillance, monitoring, evaluation, or research on public health programs in a low- or middle-income country (LMIC), preferably Tanzania. 
  • Fluent in English and Kiswahili. 
  • Excellent manager—of people, data, activities, and processes. Demonstrated global malaria technical knowledge with an established reputation for excellence in malaria surveillance,  monitoring, and evaluation.  
  • Documented hands-on practical experience establishing, managing, and strengthening monitoring and evaluation systems for health programs in LMICs. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous research.  
  • Experience mentoring others. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to coordinate and work effectively with diverse stakeholders in numerous locations and levels, including private partners, donors, government officials and bodies, technical experts, civil society organizations, community members and organizations, and project support staff. 

How to apply: 

Application for the position must include: 

  • Cover letter illustrating your suitability for the position against the listed requirements. 
  • Detailed curriculum vitae showing contact address, email, and day –time mobile phone  number (s) and three (3) referees, ONE being your last employer. 

Application will be considered valid, if sent/received before 1700hrs, Friday, 10 th December, 2021.  Please note that only short –listed candidates meeting the above requirements will be contacted.  Send you application to [email protected] in MS Word or PDF file. Indicate the name of  position on the subject line of your email. Please do not attach any certificates when submitting  online. 

PSI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from qualified individuals regardless of actual or perceived race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual  orientation, marital status, personal appearance, matriculation, political affiliation, family status  or responsibilities, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions  or breastfeeding, genetic information, amnesty, veteran, special disabled veteran or uniform  service member status or employment status .




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