Senior Technical Advisor, Malaria Surveillance

Palladium Group
  • Location
    Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jul 17

Position description

Project Overview and Role

Palladium is bidding on an upcoming USAID proposal that will focus on strengthening malaria surveillance and improve targeting of vector control interventions across transmission zones in Tanzania. The Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will work closely with the COP, Technical Lead for Vector Control and other project staff. Under the supervision of the COP, the Technical Lead, Malaria Surveillance will be responsible for program management oversight, timely implementation of malaria surveillance and response system, routine health information system strengthening and associated capacity building and operational research activities in close collaboration with stakeholders and partners.


  • Implementation of malaria surveillance and response system;
  • Ensure that required protocols are developed, training is conducted, and smooth field implementation, data quality assessment and supportive supervision are regularly conducted;
  • Ensure that protocols developed for analysis of malaria data quality and use is documented and discussed with NMCP and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Routine health information system strengthening;
  • Improve malaria data quality and use through the routine health information system;
  • Capacity building and operational research activities;
  • Ensure that any relevant protocols related to operational research activities are submitted to the National Institute for Medical Research (NIMR) ethical review committee and other Institutions, such as the Centers for Disease Control (CDC/Tanzania) for approval, as needed;
  • Contribute to preparation of project performance reports, writing of technical reports and scientific papers for presentation in scientific meetings and publishing in various journals;
  • Program management oversight including participation in field supervision, monitoring of activities and coordinating needed assistance to ensure smooth implementation;
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by COP and supervisor.


  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (MBA, MD, MPH, PhD) from an accredited academic institution;
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in public health, including at least 5 years of malaria surveillance experience;
  • Ability to use advanced database and statistical analysis software (SAS, STATA, Epi Info, SPSS, etc.);
  • Direct experience with malaria disease surveillance, programmatic surveillance and transmission surveillance;
  • Direct experience creating evidence for informed policy decisions on malaria control interventions;
  • Direct experience with HMIS/DHIS2, LMIS, MIS, preferably in Tanzania;
  • Ability to achieve consensus among senior stakeholders and operational and budget management experience;
  • Direct experience leading technical teams is highly desired;
  • Advanced skills in M&E and experience designing monitoring and evaluation plans, designing, implementing and supervising data collection activities also desired;
  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English are required to communicate technical information to audiences with varying levels of technical expertise as referenced above;
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural skills.

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