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Technical Director
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Job Title: Technical Director, Malaria

Job Field
Medical, Health, Safety

The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions
Abt Associates seeks qualified malaria specialists for the position of Technical Director for an upcoming USAID-funded malaria control project in Nigeria. The project will focus on malaria in pregnancy, case management, and health systems strengthening in a number of states across the country.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Chief of Party, the Technical Director will be responsible for technical oversight of malaria treatment and prevention activities. He/she will work in close collaboration with national, state and local government agencies and officials, local and community organizations, and other partners to support a range of activities essential to malaria prevention and treatment in Nigeria. This position is contingent upon a successful contract award to Abt Associates.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
Contribute to the strategy for and oversee the implementation of the project’s activities including malaria in pregnancy, case management, and health systems strengthening.
Provide general technical and leadership support to national agencies in malaria case management, including developing case management tools and participating in technical working groups.
Support direct reports to implement training programs for the public and private sector in quality malaria case management and IPTp.
Collaborate with national, state, and local agency staff to strengthen quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
Promote the use of indicators to monitor compliance with the project’s activities including malaria in pregnancy, case management, and health systems strengthening.
Oversee supportive supervision of trained facility and community health workers.
Contribute to work plan development and project reporting.
Work with M&E Director to monitor and evaluate the progress and impact of activities and guide operational research studies.
Document project results and impacts in various forms, including media stories, lessons learned, case studies, etc.
Supervise direct reports with particular focus on their key tasks and the quality of project deliverables.
Other duties as assigned.

Medical Degree, DVM or MPH, PhD
Strong background in malaria in pregnancy, case management, and malaria epidemiology preferred
At least 10 years of experience implementing malaria projects in developing countries
Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy;
Outstanding professional reputation
Oral and written English language required, additional knowledge of recognized local languages preferred.  
Demonstrated skills, abilities, and experience to:
Perform successfully in project roles of similar magnitude and complexity, including those funded by USAID;
Work collaboratively across technical disciplines;
Communicate effectively, with strong interpersonal, written, and oral presentation skills;
Apply excellent computer skills in word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and PowerPoint; and
Travel to project locations within Nigeria, as required.
10+ years of experience and a bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.


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