Technical Advisor Malaria Diagnostics Specialist REACH project

Salary Competitive
Location Based in one of the Malaria Consortium country offices
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This is a Temporary, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Malaria Consortium is recruiting for a Technical Advisor Malaria Diagnostics Specialist for the REACH project. This position can be based in any of our country offices, which include Nigeria, Uganda, London, Mozambique, South Sudan, Ethiopia, Togo, Burkina Faso, Chad and our Asian offices. 

The post holder will provide technical support under REACH Malaria with a focus in the area of improving malaria diagnosis. The Technical Advisor - Malaria Diagnostics Specialist will contribute to strategy and technical direction for interventions to improve malaria diagnosis and assure the quality of the work undertaken to promote malaria diagnosis in the public and private sector.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Substantial experience in global health with a focus on malaria control and elimination
  • A master’s degree or higher in public health, or other related area in particular laboratory-related discipline, preferably with a strong malaria program component.
  • Extensive experience in malaria/communicable disease diagnosis and quality assurance
  • Experience at senior level in a technical role which involves working closely with national government counterparts
  • Strong experience in mentoring senior, high-calibre technical staff
  • Demonstrated experience building capacity of National Malaria Control Programs in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ability to travel internationally – at least 40% of the time.
  • Effective English oral and written communication skills is required.

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This role is conditional of Malaria Consortium securing funding for this role.  

Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

This is a fixed term contract for the period of 5 years.

Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the prevention, control, and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations.

Our mission is to save lives and improve health in Africa and Asia through evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote Universal Health Coverage.

We are dedicated to ensuring our work is supported by strong evidence and remains grounded in the lessons we learn through implementation. We explore beyond current practice, to try out innovative ways – through research, implementation, and policy development – to achieve effective and sustainable disease management and control. 

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