Malaria Case Management Officer (1 post) - Shinda Malaria, Dar
The Officer will provide technical and programmatic support in malaria case management (MCM) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) services, with a primary focus on malaria diagnostics.
Ifakara Health Institute seeks a Technical Officer to join the PMI | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (Shinda Malaria) team. The Technical officer will provide technical and programmatic support in malaria case management (MCM) and malaria in pregnancy (MiP) services, with a primary focus on malaria diagnostics. Occasionally the incumbent will have to travel outside Dar es Salaam region and work within the Shinda Malaria supported regions and the NMCP’s malaria sentinel sites where Therapeutic Efficacy Studies (TES) are being conducted. The Officer will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of malaria diagnostic activities at both facility and community levels. The Officer will work closely with Technical Advisors (TAs) to ensure the above activities are successfully implemented, monitored, and reported. The Officer will also maintain good working relationships and collaboration with project stakeholders including healthcare workers, R/CHMT members, and other partners.
The Shinda Malaria Activity is a five-year program (August 2022 – August 2027) implemented by Ifakara Health Institute, which supports the Government of Tanzania (GOT) in reducing malaria burden and in moving towards malaria elimination. The Activity is made possible by the support of the American people through the US President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Shinda Malaria project works with the GOT to reduce malaria burden and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination―while achieving USAID’s strategy to support institutional growth and capacity development for local institutions. Shinda Malaria will address the urgent healthcare needs of malaria at-risk populations, especially vulnerable pregnant women and children under five, and support Tanzania partners to grow and execute malaria programs sustainably and successfully.
The Shinda Malaria project will primarily work to support both facility- and community-based malaria activities in all councils of Kagera region, as well as making contributions to the national malaria priorities through the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP).
Qualifications & Experience
Holder of a Degree in Clinical Medicine or its equivalent with a valid medical practitioner license. Applicants must have at least 5 years of work experience in a public, private sector or NGO, with at least 3 years of clinical work, particularly in Malaria case management.
More Info & How to apply
Apply by 17:00hrs on Friday, July 14, 2023. For more details and how to apply, read the job announcement: Malaria Case Management Officer - Shinda Malaria, Dar