The QED Group, LLC

  • Senior Technical Advisor (Tanzania)

    Job Locations TZ
    Category
    Global Health Solutions
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Close Date
    11/30/2018
  • Overview

    The QED Group, LLC, is a full-service international consulting firm committed to solving complex global challenges through innovative solutions. We are determined to provide all our clients with best-value services so they increase their efficiency, learning capacity, and accountability to the public in an ever more complex and interconnected world. Through Monitoring, Evaluation, Global Health, Innovations and Data Analytics and Learning and Knowledge Management practice areas, QED is working to maximize our clients' return on investment through accountability, continuous learning, and sound management.

     

    The QED Group is preparing a proposal for the USAID/Tanzania Vector Control Activity and is seeking a Technical Advisor. The purpose of the Tanzania Vector Control Activity (TVC) is to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania to improve health outcomes. Authorized under USAID/Tanzania’s Comprehensive Health Service Delivery (CHSD) Project Appraisal Document (PAD), this project is critical to the achievement of USAID’s Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) for Tanzania. The Activity has five objectives:

    • Objective 1: Determine the ITN population access among targeted populations and the quantity of ITNs needed in the coming year to maintain high population access to ITNs’;
    • Objective 2: Deliver Insecticide Treated Nets to targeted populations;
    • Objective 3: Implement social and behavior change communication (SBCC) as and where needed to ensure uptake and use of ITNs in the NMCP, ZAMEP and PMI priority regions;
    • Objective 4: Provide annual guidance on effectiveness of vector control interventions used in Tanzania; and
    • Objective 5: Provide guidance on new evidence-based vector control approaches that show potential for successful outcomes in Tanzania and, when appropriate, assist with implementation of proven approaches.

    Responsibilities

    The Senior Technical Advisor will work closely with the Chief of Party (COP) and other project staff. Under the supervision of the COP, the Technical Advisor will be responsible for program management oversight, and timely implementation of malaria vector control efforts. The Technical Advisor will provide technical guidance and oversee all implementation activities in collaboration with stakeholders, partners and local country government (MOHSW, NMCP, and ZAMEP). Key responsibilities will include:

    • Work actively in the support of field activities.
    • Support the COP in the development of country work plans, vector control operations reports, and other technical and programmatic reports, as required.
    • Work collaboratively with the COP, and other project staff to implement vector control best practices.
    • Design and implement vector control monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system in close coordination with other technical and management teams, including the development of performance indicators, setting annual targets, monitoring project progress, and ensuring timely data collection.
    • Conduct regular M&E and mentoring visits to local partners.
    • Ensure that QED provides high quality technical assistance and capacity development to local partners and project stakeholders.
    • Translate evidence, current research, and guidelines into practical programmatic and field operations.

    Qualifications

    • A Master’s degree or higher in public health, medical sciences, or other related area.
    • Demonstrated knowledge on malaria control and proven experience in managing malaria programs.
    • Minimum 5 years of successful experience as Project Director or large donor-funded technical assistance teams for project of similar magnitude and complexity in developing countries. Progressively responsible supervisory experience, including: direct supervision of staff; quality evaluation of staff performance and deliverables.
    • Sound technical knowledge of malaria and vector control policy and context
    • Demonstrated experience strengthening malaria service delivery at the regional, national, clinical and community-level
    • Knowledge of the global malaria partnership landscape and familiarity with the international donor community.
    • Demonstrated skills in effectively negotiating with host governments, donors, UN agencies, other USAID projects local organizations and partners.
    • Ability to perform internal control functions to manage day to day operations of the project and excellent management skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written.

    How to Apply

    To apply for this position please follow the following steps:

    1. Complete the online application.
    2. Attach your resume.
    3. Click on the link: Biodata AID1420-17, fill out the form, sign it, and attach/upload it to your application. You may also include other documents such as cover letter and/or a work sample.
    4. Submit your application, resume, completed biodata, and any additional documents.

    Please note that applications submitted by other means; or without resume and/or biodata will not be considered.

    Only finalists will be contacted. No phone calls please.

     

    Reasonable accommodation requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The QED Group, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply. AA//V/D.

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