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  • Posted: Dec 24, 2020
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    The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian and development network, with millions of volunteers in 190 member National Societies. We are guided by Strategy 2020 - our collective plan of action to tackle the major humanitarian and development challenges of the present decade. We wil...
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    Senior Officer, Malaria Technical Advisor - ITN Campaign Efficiency

    Job Purpose

    • To act as the focal point within the IFRC malaria team for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) project on insecticide-treated net (ITN) campaign efficiency.
    • To develop, implement and oversee a monitoring, evaluation and reporting framework for the BMGF project and ensure its implementation and management through a cloud-based system to allow all partners to assess progress against targets.
    • To support achievement and monitor progress against targets for all seven workstreams within the BGF project.
    • To support collection and compilation of data and results of evaluations specific to the BMGF project in order to develop updated operational guidance and ensure consensus across malaria partners.
    • Ensure the operational support for technical assistance to countries and partners that allows field-based testing of improved practices and collection of lessons learned as supported under the BMGF investment.
    • To ensure correct and timely reporting on all project activities and support rapid decision-making for course corrections to achieve project objectives.

    Job Duties & Responsibilities 1

    Enable IFRC to be a global leading player in the Community Health sector

    • Contribute to and support the work of IFRC at relevant international fora, in publications, conferences and meetings and ensure that key issues and challenges as informed by BMGF-supported efforts are well presented towards positioning of RCRC as a global leader for reaching the most marginalized and at-risk populations with malaria interventions
    • Identify and facilitate opportunities for strategic cooperation between IFRC and BMGF to support global, national and community-level malaria efforts
    • Contribute to and support malaria activities towards the achievement of the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the WHO Global Technical Strategy Targets (including High Burden to High Impact) and other relevant global malaria targets
    • Work closely with other members of the Community Health Team and with other teams within the Secretariat to ensure appropriate visibility, resource mobilization and public awareness of the work of IFRC/RCRC
    • Ensure compliance and accountability on the BMGF grant
    • Support coordination, roll out, monitoring and evaluation of project activities, participate in periodic and final project review meetings and ensure that projects are implemented according to the approved proposal, budget, and timeline

    Support National Societies in order to improve performance in Community Health

    • Provide support both remotely and through in-country missions as requested from National Societies, including for planning and deployment of health interventions using a campaign platform to work towards effectiveness and efficiency in project design, proposal development, project implementation, monitoring and evaluation and narrative reporting
    • Ensure that information about the project, the workstreams and the expected deliverables is available to IFRC staff and National Societies to facilitate transfer of updated tools and guidance where useful to the RCRC
    • Contribute to the health themes covered by the Community Health Team including opportunities for synergy between the malaria programmes supported under the BMGF grant with active outreach (HIV, TB, harm reduction, migrants), immunization and others as applicable, including support to the Team Leader of the Community Health Team to achieve collective objectives

    Management of BMGF grant

    • Establish the M&E framework for the project in collaboration with BMGF and project partners
    • Support the Information Systems and M&E Officer and the AMP Coordinator to establish the project workspace, calendar for activities and deliverables for all partners, financial expenditure monitoring, narrative and financial report deadlines, risk register, etc.
    • Support the deployment of AMP TA providers to ensure piloting of new practices and documentation of best practices as supported under the BMGF investment
    • Ensure that all partners and stakeholders to the BMGF project (e.g. IFRC, AMP Core Group, BMGF, etc.) have access to the project workspace and receive regular status updates
    • Monitor progress of and provide quality control for all data management and evaluation activities conducted under the investment grant per project tracker
    • Identify specific deliverables that require support from additional consultants; draft terms of reference and support timely contracting through the AMP Coordinator
    • Prepare monthly progress reports related to the overall project for IFRC, the AMP Core Group and BMGF
    • Lead organization of the annual project review meeting to discuss progress and results
    • Lead preparation and finalization of the annual reports

    Job Duties & Responsibilities 2

    • As needed, represent IFRC in all relevant fora and proactively work for time on agendas to present the project, updates and results
    • Participate in all conference calls for AMP and the BMGF grant, as well as additional relevant calls
    • Liaise with IFRC regional, cluster and country offices, as well as National Societies, where activities are taking place to in-brief and out-brief on any in-country missions and, otherwise, to provide updates on work being undertaken by IFRC as part of the grant
    • Conduct periodic field visits to provide technical advice to NMCPs, National Societies and partners related to outcomes of work done through the project
    • Support organization and implementation of TA provider training sessions to build skills and capacity around the seven workstreams under the project
    • Undertake other duties as instructed by the AMP Operations Manager, Senior Technical Lead to support departmental and project objectives

    Duties and Responsibilities continue in the Comments section



    • Advanced university degree (master's or equivalent) in health or equivalent professional experience
    • Relevant post graduate degree in project management, public health



    • At least 5 years' working experience in the humanitarian or development sector, with a focus on health
    • Demonstrated professional credibility in the sector and experience working in an international or cross-cultural environment
    • At least 2 years' experience with management of projects, including project start up, monitoring and reporting
    • At least 3 years' experience with ITN distribution (campaign and/or continuous)
    • Experience in a multicultural environment, with developing countries and/or with an international organisation


    • Experience working in a RC/RC National Society and/or Federation/ICRC


    Knowledge, Skills and Language


    • Knowledge of addressing Community Health / public health and experience in practically applying this knowledge into policy, programmes and positioning, preferably in complex settings / emergencies
    • Programme and project management
    • Results oriented and demand driven individual, entrepreneurial, ability to lead in unprecedented and/or ambiguous situations
    • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, including the ability to lead within a matrix management structure and utilise talent and experience of team members in a productive way - people management and development
    • Outstanding networking, representational, communication and negotiation skills. An ability to be proactive and persuasive - diplomacy
    • Demonstrated track record in innovating, contributing to a learning culture, sharing knowledge and developing new approaches to engaging partners - capacity building
    • Professional credibility, able to work effectively at all levels across the organisation
    • Proven good judgment and ability to work with complete integrity and confidentiality
    • High degree of discretion, tact and sensitivity in dealing with internal and external clients and stakeholders at all levels.
    • Ability to work within a multi-cultural, multilingual, multidisciplinary environment.
    • Fluently spoken and written English


    • Good command of another malaria-endemic country language (French, Portuguese, Spanish or Arabic)


    Continuation of Duties and Responsibilities

    Contribute to an effective, high quality IFRC team:

    • Be accountable to the AMP Operations Manager, Senior Technical Lead by providing progress reports on results against objectives and risk analysis
    • Be flexible in your work definition according to needs and targets and improve team efficiencies and effectiveness within available resources
    • Be a proactive team member fostering a customer service-oriented culture that values proactivity, continuous improvement, innovation, high performance and cost effectiveness
    • Foster a creative environment with colleagues in the Secretariat, Region, Country Cluster and Country delegations, as well as National Societies, and an open and co-operative view to external actors for developing and reinforcing partnerships

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