Mozambique

Senior Project Coordinator, New Nets Project

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Tropical Health LLP is an international consultancy company specialising in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health and disease control programmes in Africa and Asia. Registered in the UK in 2011, the company builds on the long experience of its core staff as well as a wide network of affiliated consultants. We contribute in a unique way to the cost effectiveness and sustainability of development aid in the health sector by improving the availability, quality and use of evidence for strategic and operational planning and programme implementation. We firmly believe in the principles of developing local capacity and transferring skills and knowledge.

New Nets Project - Mozambique

The New Nets Project, funded by a partnership between Unitaid and the Global Fund, is piloting the distribution of next-generation long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) with new insecticide combinations in sub-Saharan African countries hardest hit by malaria. Led by IVCC, the New Nets Project consortium includes various National Malaria Control Programs (NMCP), Population Services International, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and PATH. In Mozambique, enhanced malaria surveillance activities will accompany piloted distributions of next-generation LLIN products to generate epidemiological and entomological data needed to evaluate their public health impact, anthropological data on factors that influence their uptake and usage, and durability monitoring to evaluate LLIN longevity. Evidence generated during these pilots will provide important context to support National Malaria Control Program, malaria control policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders in their LLIN decision-making and planning processes.

Tropical Health is currently recruiting a Senior Project Coordinator to coordinate the implementation of multiple community-based evaluations of next-generations LLINs in Mozambique. The Project Coordinator will be responsible for working with in-country partners (including NMCP, the National Instituted of Health [INS], and Tropical Health, LLP) and PATH technical leads in Washington, DC to plan, organize, and implement enhanced surveillance activities in up to seven pilot study districts in Northern and Western Mozambique. The position will report to the Tropical Health Technical Director in Baltimore, MD, and will help coordinate the activities of a team of 8 staff and 30-40 data collectors to successfully implement study activities while maintaining close collaboration and frequent communication with Tropical Health Technical Leads in Baltimore, MD, other project consortium partners, and key malaria control stakeholders in Mozambique.

Job Purpose

To coordinate study activities under the New Nets Project, including annual household surveys, data quality assessments at health facilities, entomological monitoring, qualitative data collection, and LLIN durability monitoring in up to seven districts of Northern and Western Mozambique.

Timeframe

Full time position with anticipated project funding from April 15, 2020 through July 31, 2022

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Senior Project Administrator, Tropical Health HQ, and in-country partners to ensure successful implementation of all study activities in up to seven districts of Northern and Western Mozambique
  • Help draft, coordinate the implementation of, and ensure compliance with standard operating procedures for

    • Data quality assurance activities at district health facilities
    • Annual cross-sectional surveys
    • Anthropological surveillance activities
    • Entomological surveillance activities
    • LLIN durability monitoring activities
  • Liaise with Tropical Health field and HQ staff, the Mozambican National Malaria Control Program, the US President’s Malaria Initiative, Tropical Health, and other project partners to implement planned evaluation activities, including epidemiological, entomological, and anthropological surveillance.

  • Work with Tropical Health and PATH technical leads to set up and maintenance of data reporting systems for epidemiological and entomological data and ensure monthly data flow.

  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with epidemiological, entomological, and anthropological project partners.

  • Develop and maintain relationships with health facilities selected for the project and lead activities such as conducting site assessments; activating selected sites; supporting facility performance improvement plans, training providers and community health officers/ volunteers;

  • Lead data quality facility assessments at district health facilities (travel 1 week each month)

  • Manage team of seven direct reports

  • Work with in-country and Tropical Health administrative contacts to facilitate contractual and financial reporting requirements.

  • Continuously monitor project activities and regional security and troubleshoot problems as they arise.

  • Conduct field visits to surveillance sites to ensure adherence to established protocols and procedures and troubleshoot problems as they arise

  • Correspond closely with the US-based team to provide updates on project progress and issues, including regular

    • Participation in project phone conferences and meetings
    • Informal correspondence and check-ins as needed

Required Experience

  • A minimum of five years of experience working in global health – experience in malaria control and elimination a plus
  • Proven experience conducting health research activities in Mozambique
  • Master’s degree in public health or similar
  • Ability to lead, manage, and supervise a diverse team of at least 40 field staff
  • Familiarity with malaria programs, including malaria epidemiology and vector control
  • Experience interfacing with and navigating governmental and nongovernmental organizations
  • Demonstrated effective project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work with a variety of partners with minimal supervision
  • Strong stakeholder mobilization, problem-spotting and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, including presentation of technical data and medical information to both technical and non-technical audiences;
  • Ability to pool data together, analyze and produce relevant reports;
  • Excellent people-management and social interaction skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to communicate effectively in English is a plus
  • Team-oriented and ability to facilitate productive working relationships inside and outside the organization
  • Ability to travel frequently within Mozambique required. Travel estimated to be at least 50%.
  • Must have legal authorization to live and work in Mozambique

Please visit our website at http://www.trophealth.com/index.php/opportunities for a full job description.

How to apply

For application details, please visit our website at http://www.trophealth.com/index.php/opportunities.

Closing date for applications is Friday 17th April, 2020 at 5pm Mozambique time.