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Sunday, June 21, 2009

TweetThis! Regional Malaria Operations Advisor - American Red Cross,Tanzania

American Red Cross
Closing date: 30 Jun 2009
Location: United Republic of Tanzania (the) - Dar es Salaam

This position is contingent upon receiving the appropriate funding.

City, Country: East Africa – Likely Dar es Salaam, Tanzania with travel to Madagascar and Uganda
% of travel required: 70% internationally, regionally, and nationally

Job Description/Qualifications:

The American Red Cross seeks an experienced Malaria Delegate to partner with national Red Cross and Red Crescent societies in East Africa to strengthen American Red Cross-supported malaria project implementation, as well as to assess program effectiveness, coverage and replicability. The responsibilities would involve a particular focus on post-net distribution community mobilization activities ("hang-up"), as well as new malaria prevention program development in the region. S/he would also be American Red Cross' key point person related to coordination with the Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Alliance for Malaria Prevention and other malaria-related donors and technical groups.

The Regional Malaria Delegate will provide technical and operational support to American Red Cross's malaria programs in East Africa to ensure quality programs and measurable program outcomes.

Specific responsibilities include:
- In coordination with the Tanzania Red Cross Society, provide managerial and technical support for a major USAID-funded hang-up intervention in Tanzania.- Develop coordinated implementation plans (with other in-country programs, if necessary), realistic targets in terms of volunteer participation and volunteer management systems for utilization during and post-campaign. - Coordinate appropriate and adequate hang-up training for staff and volunteers.
- Ensure effective household visitation schedules are established and monitored
- Ensure that monitoring tools are applied, analyzed and results shared with appropriate levels of stakeholders.- In coordination with the respective National Societies, provide ongoing managerial and technical support for malaria prevention programs in Madagascar and Uganda.
- Expand malaria prevention programming in Madagascar.
- Assist with the close-down of malaria prevention programs in Mozambique.
- In coordination with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and the American Red Cross's technical unit, develop, refine, and adapt training materials and job aids for use in hang-up programs.
- In coordination with American Red Cross’ technical unit, enhance monitoring tools used in campaigns.
- Ensure that programs follow best practices and lessons learned to guarantee quality programming and outcomes. Assist National Societies to monitor and note the knowledge acquired to ensure that there is organization memory of the strengths and constraints for future programming. Document process, results and lessons learned.
- Oversee the writing of the Quarterly Project Reports (QPR) in liaison with relevant national societies.
- When needed/requested, compose and/or assess project proposals, provide feedback, and participate in preliminary assessment missions.
- Contribute to the strategic evolution of the global malaria effort through participation in meetings with relevant partnerships (Federation, Alliance for Malaria Prevention, Roll Back Malaria, Global Fund etc.). Contribute to developing the profile of the American Red Cross in malaria prevention.
- Ensure country activities are closely coordinated with National Malaria Control Programs helping to improve NMCP and local Red Cross/Crescent society relations.
- Help improve in-country partnerships with other malaria stakeholders with the local national society.
- Be aware of and communicate with American Red Cross HQs regarding funding possibilities for program expansion.
- As appropriate, and in collaboration with American Red Cross technical unit and the relevant National Society, develop appropriate and practical operational research proposals related to the value of hang-up campaigns
- Help assess future malaria programming possibilities in region.
- Perform other work-related duties and responsibilities and may be assigned by the supervisor.


- Master's degree in public health or relevant equivalent experience and a minimum of five years experience working for a humanitarian aid organization in developing countries.
- At least five years managing public health programs, some of which should involve regional coordination responsibilities.
- Knowledge of and experience with social mobilization and/or behavior change communication.
- Skills in staff training and development
- Proven track record of successful teamwork
- Good facilitation/training skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- French fluency

Highly preferred:
- At least three years work experience in East Africa
- Portuguese fluency
- Red Cross/Red Crescent working experience.
- Experience in malaria prevention programs.

The American Red Cross is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
How to applyPlease visit our website at www.redcross.org/jobs and reference position 7802BR

Reference Code: RW_7S2TPH-49

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