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Technical Officer [Clinician] (1 post) - Shinda Malaria, Kagera

June 28, 2023, 1:41 p.m.

Technical Officer [Clinician] (1 post) - Shinda Malaria, Kagera

The Officer will provide technical and programmatic support in malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy services.

Position Summary
Ifakara Health Institute seeks a Technical Officer to join the PMI | Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity (Shinda Malaria) team. The Officer will provide technical and programmatic support in malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy services. The Officer will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities at service delivery both in facility and community settings, based on sound and current scientific evidence. The Officer will work closely with the Shinda Malaria Regional Manager and the Technical Advisor, on malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy, to ensure Shinda Malaria activities are successfully implemented, monitored, and reported in all councils of Kagera. The Officer will also maintain 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
Have 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: Technical Officer [Clinician] - Shinda Malaria, Kagera