Malaria Technical Advisor - Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC)

Catholic Relief Services

About the organization

Catholic Relief Services is the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. CRS works to save, protect, and transform lives in need in more than 100 countries, without regard to race, religion or nationality. CRS’ relief and development work is accomplished through programs of emergency response, HIV, health, agriculture, education, microfinance and peacebuilding.


CRS seeks a Technical Advisor for Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) & other drug-based chemoprevention for an anticipated USAID-funded Reaching every at-risk community and household with malaria services (REACH Malaria) global program. The purpose of the anticipated contract is to provide implementation support services and technical assistance to countries to accelerate progress in comprehensive delivery of facility and community-based malaria services, including malaria case management, prevention of malaria in pregnancy, seasonal malaria chemoprevention, health systems strengthening, data collection and use for service delivery, and other malaria prevention interventions. CRS will be a sub to a prime organization and this position will be part of the REACH Malaria’s core team.

You will contribute to strategy development in the field of seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC), and other drug-based chemoprevention interventions as applicable, on REACH Malaria program at a regional or global level and provide technical leadership and advice in line with CRS program quality principles and standards, donor guidelines, and industry best practices to PMI countries to advance the delivery of high-quality programming to the poor and vulnerable. Your expertise, advice, and influence will significantly contribute to determining how effective, adaptive and innovative SMC and other drug-based chemoprevention interventions programming are across in PMI countries.


Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in Public Health, or other similar program areas required. PhD or equivalent degree (e.g., MD, DrPH, EdD) a plus.
Minimum of seven years of work experience in public health (preferably in malaria) with progressive responsibilities, ideally with an international NGO, with three years overseas in multiple regions as a technical advisor and/or program manager of a malaria and/or multi-sectoral project with a malaria component.
Strong understanding and application of technical principles and concepts in SMC & new drug-based chemoprevention. Good knowledge of related disciplines to ensure proper cross-sectoral approach.
Expertise in the development and production of curricula, tools, and other products to support SMC & new drug-based chemoprevention interventions and programming. Demonstrated experience to transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through training, mentoring, and other formal and informal methods.
Experience with program monitoring and evaluation including development of indicators, data collection tools and methodologies, data analysis, and data presentation.
Experience and skills to represent the REACH Malaria consortia at meetings with donors, government, international NGOs, local partners – faith-based and civil society.
Understanding of partnership principles.
See full qualifications on CRS website.

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