Job Title: Technical Advisor

Advertised by: Swiss TPH(Tropical and Public Health)

Deadline: 01 June 2012

Working Location: Dar Es Salaam

Job Description

The Swiss TPH is seeking a senior Technical Advisor for Malaria Case Management under the NETCELL Project to provide technical support to the NMCP to implement the national MCM Strategy, including diagnosis and treatment. Duty station is Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Duties and responsibilities:
Programme implementation and supervision:provide essential technical and management support for the day-to-day running of the Case Management Unit within NMCP in Dar es Salaam; assist in coordinating all Case Management activities in Tanzania, in support of and in close collaboration with the Head of the Case Management Unit; facilitate the development and implementation of an action plan to address gaps in NMCP capacity.
Strategic planning:provide technical and operational support to NMCP to develop the annual integrated malaria plan with accompanying budget, particularly with regard to case management interventions.
Capacity building:Provide continuous coordination and management capacity building to NMCP and Case Management Unit staff in order to effectively and efficiently manage all Case Management interventions; in collaboration with the different NMCP Units create effective working relations with the relevant departments in the MoHSW as well as with the Ministry of Regional and Local Government (PMO-RALG) to ensure all malaria case management interventions are fully integrated into the national and Comprehensive Council Health Plans (CCHPs) and budgets.
External relations and reporting:maintain close relations with other Case Management stakeholders in Tanzania (government, Medical Stores Department, NGOs, academia, bilateral and multilateral donor agencies, commercial sector) as well as international actors in the field of malaria case management; contribute to the dissemination of the Case Management results in Tanzania, through media aimed at the general public as well as a science I public health audience.

Qualifications and Required Experiences

An advanced degree (at least MSc or MD level) in a subject related to public health.
At least 7 years successful professional experience, either in the private or the public sector in areas related to health, with a strong focus on management.
A demonstrated capacity to work independently and manage a large and complex public or public-private health programme
A demonstrated capacity to lead and improve the professional capacity of a team
Swiss TPH is able to offer a competitive package to qualified applicants.
At equal qualification preference will be given to a Tanzanian citizen.

How to Apply

Send electronically your letter of application with curriculum vitae, and contacts (including e-mail) for three referees before
Ms Sabrina Schmutz,
Human Resources, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Christian Lengeler

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