Director, Technical Malaria

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Director, Technical Malaria


FHI 360 is seeking qualified Specialists for the position of Malaria Technical Director for an upcoming US Government funded integrated health service delivery project in Tanzania. Under the supervision of the Chief of Party, the Malaria Technical Director will be responsible for technical oversight of malaria treatment and prevention activities.
  • Contribute to the strategy for and oversee the implementation of the project’s malaria prevention and treatment activities including LLIN distribution, facility and community case management activities, prevention of malaria during pregnancy, and SBCC interventions.
  • Provide general technical support to the Government of Tanzania in malaria case management, including developing case management tools, participating in technical working groups, and providing technical leadership.
  • Support direct reports to implement training programs for the public and private sector in quality malaria case management and IPTP.
  • Collaborate with Government of Tanzania staff to strengthen the quality improvement and supervision systems for malaria interventions.
  • Promote the use of indicators to monitor compliance with case management standards.
  • Oversee supportive supervision of trained facility and community health workers.
  • Contribute to work plan development and project reporting.
  • Work with M&E Advisor 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

Job Summary / Responsibilities:

  • Directs the development and implementation process of a company’s services involving departmental or cross-functional teams focused on the delivery of new or existing projects.
  • Plans and directs schedules and monitors budget/spending.
  • Monitors the project/program from initiation through delivery.
  • Organizes the interdepartmental activities ensuring completion of the project/program on schedule and within budget constraints. Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
  • Leads the operational and tactical activities for one or more programs.
  • Develops and implements processes and procedures to achieve strategic technical goals of multiple programs.
  • Directs and guides managers, and staff with training and developing process improvement initiatives to ensure compliance with company and government standards.
  • Engages in writing publications and developing proposals for new programs.
  • Provides technical expertise with monitoring and evaluating programs and serves as primary decision maker for technical issues on project/program.
  • Oversees the strategic direction, budgetary planning, and technical process of department to ensure business objectives are met.
  • Identifies and consults with executive management on recommendations to make better business decisions.


  • Medical Degree, DVM or MPH/PhD
  • Strong background in malaria epidemiology preferred
  • Proven technical skills in malaria, including malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy
  • Experience and understanding of working with Ministries of Health in policy and strategy formulation for strengthening the use of research and routine program data for regular programmatic decision-making and strengthening of malaria surveillance
  • Currency with global and regional trends and emerging evidence in effective malaria prevention and treatment to inform program and national strategies to maximize the projects’ impact as Tanzania works towards malaria pre-elimination
  • At least Ten (10) years of experience implementing malaria programs in Tanzania and other developing countries
  • Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
  • Oral and written English language required, additional knowledge of Kiswahili preferred.
  • Tanzanian and African professionals are encouraged to apply.
This job description summarizes the main duties of the job. It neither prescribes nor restricts the exact tasks that may be assigned to carry out these duties. This document should not be construed in any way to represent a contract of employment. Management reserves the right to review and revise this document at any time.
We offer competitive compensation and an outstanding benefit package. Please click here to visit FHI 360's Career Center for a list of all open positions.
FHI 360 is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. FHI 360 is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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