The MEASURE Evaluation Project, based at the Carolina Population Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), is a global health project funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). MEASURE Evaluation focuses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of population, health, and nutrition programs and improving health sector decision-making. In Tanzania, the Project received an Associate Award from USAID/Tanzania that is anticipated to run from 2014 ? 2019. We are currently seeking a Senior Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Specialist to provide strategic, technical assistance to malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation and operational research activities.
The Senior Malaria Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will be responsible for overall technical guidance and supervision of the malaria epidemic early detection system (MEEDS) and monitoring Parasitemia Prevalence and Malaria Epidemic Preparedness and Response Plan in both mainland Tanzania and Zanzibar. The position will be based at MEASURE Evaluation?s offices in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
Overall Technical Support
Responsible for provision and oversight of technical assistance relating to malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation in both mainland and Zanzibar.
Support to malaria-related operational research activities, including survey protocol development, training, field implementation, data analysis and report writing in collaboration with the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), Zanzibar Malaria Elimination Programme (ZAMEP) and other stakeholders. This role includes preparing oral and written reports, posters and presentations, including scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals and specialist scientific meetings, as needed
Implementation of Surveillance Systems
Provide hands-on leadership in the development, implementation, and monitoring of surveillance systems such as: Malaria Epidemic Early Detection System (MEEDS); active malaria case detection and notification; and assessment of Parasitemia Prevalence among Pregnant Women and Children in RCH sites in the Lake Zone;
Epidemiological Surveillance in health facilities through support to the development and/or implementation of appropriate data analysis systems for all information collected at all health facilities.