Medical Care Development International (MCDI)

Senior Technical Advisor (Malaria Diagnostics)

Medical Care Development International (MCDI)

Job Description

Begin a rewarding career with the International Division of Medical Care Development, Inc., (MCD). MCD was founded in 1966 as an US‐based not‐for‐profit established to assist the State of Maine to bring higher quality health care to its rural population. It now operates in more than ten states. In 1977 an international division, Medical Care Development International (MCDI), was founded with the belief that MCD’s successful approach to Health Systems development in the rural United States could be adapted to meet the needs of developing nations. A global non‐profit organization, MCDI uses practical, evidence‐based and high‐impact approaches to strengthen health systems in developing countries and to improve the health of vulnerable populations overseas through integrated, sustainable and locally‐driven interventions. MCDI has implemented public Health Programs in over 40 countries aimed at targeting the world’s most vulnerable populations. MCDI collaborates with donors, national governments, the private sector, health agencies, communities and local stakeholders to improve health and save lives in the following areas: water, sanitation and hygiene; malaria control; maternal, neonatal and Child Health; tuberculosis; HIV/AIDS; and other Communicable Diseases. We are seeking a full-time Senior Technical Advisor for the USAID PMI Impact Malaria project who will act as MCDI’s key representative within the project and will be responsible for overseeing the planning, Coordination, and execution of all malaria activities at the regional, district, and facility level for improved delivery of malaria-related services. S/he will liaise with and maintain productive collaborative relationships with in-country partners such as 1) PMI Impact Malaria Consortium (PSI/MCDI/Jhpiego/ UCSF/Global Health and Sciences/ MEI; 2) PMI/Country team and other PMI implementing partners; 3) Ministry of Health/National Malaria Control Program and other departments; 4) other stakeholders working in malaria, such as local NGO, private sector representatives, WHO country office, etc. This individual will work in close collaboration with other project partners to develop tools and strategies to address all malaria-related activities for improved patient outcomes. S/he will contribute to strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring of malaria-related functions and provide technical leadership. S/he will also assist in the dissemination of the malaria case management (diagnostic and treatment) policy and track and report on accomplishment of activities in the workplan and submit weekly written/or verbal updates. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing international organization. Qualifications, Skills and Experience: · A clinical or medical degree in a health-related field required; a Masters’ degree is a plus · A minimum of 10 years’ professional experience in malaria programs including diagnosis, treatment, prevention, control and/or malaria elimination, either in an academic, research and/or program setting with at least 5 years in a senior management position · Experience preventing malaria in pregnancy and malaria case management is preferred · Experience in project management, managing staff and resources to execute research or field implementation programs is required · Experience working with malaria donors such as USAID PMI, World Bank, Global Fund, and DfID is preferred · Experience in writing scientific reports, manuscripts, and peer-reviewed publications is a plus · Strong interpersonal skills, team player and makes her/himself available as needed · Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; French Language is a plus · Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package Position: Senior- level Location: USA (open to remote working) We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. Application Requirements: To apply, please submit: An updated CV and cover letter (including salary expectations) via email to: mcdjobs2@mcd.org. Application Deadline: October 4, 2020
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