dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable
diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with
communities, government and non-government agencies, academic institutions, and
local and international organisations, to ensure good evidence supports
delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and
evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
strategic planning. Malaria Consortium works to improve not only the health of
the individual, but also the capacity of national health systems, which helps
relieve poverty and support improved economic prosperity.
Building Specialist will provide technical support to country offices and
projects in the development of approaches and tools for capacity building and
curriculum development. The position is based in one of Malaria Consortium’s
regional or an agreed location in Africa. The incumbent will work in liaison
with the Africa Technical Director to provide technical advice and guidance on
human capacity building initiatives relating to its broad communicable disease
portfolio. The post holder will also serve as a resource to key stakeholders
such as Ministry of Health, and the National Malaria Control Programme
- Offer technical advice on human capacity building approaches and methods, at facility and community levels.
- Take part in the development of and field-testing of capacity building approaches, materials and tools.
- Keenly monitor the quality of the capacity building aspects of Malaria Consortium projects and establish standards to ensure project materials comply with existing global and/or national benchmarks regarding human capacity development.
- Offer timely technical assistance to Ministries of Health and other development / implementing partners, strategy development related to human capacity development.
- Direct efforts to strengthen capacity of technical staff within Malaria Consortium as well as public and private sector projects in capacity building approaches and content development
- Design, develop and implement, evaluation methods for project capacity building activities.
- Contribute to the conduct of both qualitative and quantitative research associated with human capacity development
- The jobholder will also represent the organisation at national, regional and international meetings on matters relating to human capacity development and health system strengthening of malaria, and other communicable diseases.
- Be a core member in Malaria Consortium’s Capacity Building Community of Practice and support strategic initiatives led by this group
- Serve as country focal point as deemed appropriate by global technical director and regional technical director
- Manage and prepare documentation based on Malaria Consortium’s work in capacity building for dissemination in line with our organizational knowledge management strategy, in forms such as learning briefs, learning papers and journal publications.
- Provide technical inputs as required to the organization’s global advocacy work
- Technical staff professional development
- Participate in technical capacity building both internally and externally
providing technical inputs to proposal writing and programme design
particularly on capacity building
- The ideal candidate for the Malaria Consortium Capacity Building Specialist job vacancy must hold a post graduate degree in public health, health education or related field, clinical specialty additional certification in communicable or infectious disease
- A minimum of ten years of field experience in a developing country with at least five years professional experience working at a senior level within the health sector supporting capacity building initiatives, including proficiency in adult learning techniques and approaches.
- Significant experience in curriculum, pedagogy and training material development.
- Previous exposure and experience in training of health staff at all levels of the health system, including community level.
- Prior experience coaching and mentoring senior staff within Ministries of Health, particularly within Africa.
- Proficient in qualitative research methods
- Working knowledge of health systems strengthening including health service delivery, clinical mentoring, support supervision, competency development and performance improvement.
- Fluent written and spoken English.
- Excellent mentoring skills and a commitment to national and expatriate staff capacity development.
- Previous experience of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures is desirable
- Familiarity with epidemiology of malaria.
- Familiarity in management of other common childhood illnesses and nutrition.
- Knowledge of French or Portuguese is desired
- Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
- Supports others to plan and deliver results
- Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks
information: Works confidently with complex data to support work
- Interprets complex written information
- Works confidently with data before making decisions: for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
- Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence
- Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
- Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
- Understands other’s underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
- Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively
Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in
external networks and think tanks
- Builds strong networks internally
- Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
- Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
- Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers
others or direct reports.
- Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
- Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
- Conducts staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
- Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills
- Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties
adaptability: Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience
- Clarifies priorities when leading change
- Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change.
- Helps colleagues/team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
- Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation
others to live Malaria Consortium’s values
- Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
- Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences
to date with the internal and external environment
- Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
- Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
- Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans
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