Job at Abt Associates, Malaria Service Delivery Lead - Tanzania Malaria Case Management and Surveillance March 2022


Job at Abt Associates, Malaria Service Delivery Lead - Tanzania Malaria Case Management and Surveillance March 2022

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Abt Associates (Abt) is a mission-driven global leader in research, evaluation and program implementation in the fields of international development, health, and social and environmental policy. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators. The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries. Serving both the public and private sectors, Abt supports participatory governance processes that empower citizens and promote accountability and transparency across sectors. Our impact is felt in responsive and inclusive institutions, empowered communities, equitable access to public services, improved mobilization and management of financial resources, and enhanced enabling environments for economic growth and opportunity.


The anticipated Tanzania Malaria Case Management and Surveillance Activity, a five-year Cooperative Agreement, seeks to reduce the burden of malaria and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination. This activity will focus on malaria case management, quality improvement for malaria in pregnancy, malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and drug efficacy monitoring, targeting pregnant women and children under five in the Tanzania Mainland and Zanzibar.

Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Malaria Service Delivery Lead will be responsible for technical oversight of all service delivery activities including case management (CM) and malaria in pregnancy (MIP)at the community and facility levels .

Specific duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Contribute to the strategy for and oversee the implementation of the project’s malaria case management activities including facility and community case management activities, prevention of malaria during pregnancy, supportive supervision, and government of Tanzania and local partner capacity building in these areas
  • Coordinate across technical streams (e.g., CM/MIP, community engagement, SBC, entomological monitoring, surveillance. MEL) to ensure case management project/MIP activities are cohesive and mutually reinforce one another to achieve project results;
  • Provide technical support to the NMCP and ZAMEP in strengthening malaria case management/MIP at national, health facility, and community levels including enhanced supervision and data for decision-making;
  • Oversee the development and implementation of capacity building plans targeted towards health facilities and a local implementing partner to strengthen their abilities in malaria case management at community and facility levels;
  • Lead and contribute to work plan development and project reporting;
  • Work with MEL Lead to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of activities, guide operational research studies, and adapt programming based on iterative learning;
  • Document and disseminate project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, conferences, etc;
  • Lead and supervise direct reports with particular focus on their key tasks and the quality of project deliverables;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualification requirements include the following:

  • Medical degree preferred;
  • Strong background in malaria epidemiology preferred;
  • At least 8 years of experience supporting malaria clinical and case management programs;
  • Experience providing technical assistance or capacity building support to strengthen service delivery;
  • Familiarity with MSDQI;
  • Experience working in services delivery at facility or community level;
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy;
  • Possess outstanding professional reputation and have strong demonstrated interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills;
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed;
  • Oral and written English language required;


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