In addition, the USAID PMI Resident Advisor shall represent USAID/Ethiopia and the USG on various national malaria related technical and policy forums. The incumbent will report directly to HAPN Office Director.
Statement of Duties to be Performed
1. Team Management
The incumbent will supervise four Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) who work as part of the USAID-based interagency PMI team. These four FSNs include two Senior Malaria Technical Advisors, one Malaria Advisor, and one Program Manager. In collaboration with the CDC PMI RA the incumbent will be responsible for providing leadershipand oversight of the work carried out by the USAID/Ethiopia PMI staff includingmanagement of malaria projects and program activities being implemented by PMI partners in Ethiopia.
2. Technical Management, Activity Development and Design
The incumbent,working in collaboration with In collaboration with the CDC PMI RA and fellow PMI/Ethiopia Team members, PMI staff based in the U.S., FMOH/NMCP, RHBs and otherin-country malaria stakeholders, will be responsible for overseeing the development of the annual PMI Malaria Operational Plan, implementing partner annual work plans, as well as design of any new procurement mechanisms to be developed under PMI in Ethiopia. The incumbent will ensure that these plans and procurement are in line with PMI objectives and policy guidance. Technical areas of intervention and focus include but are not limited to malaria prevention, control and elimination activities, including the procurement and distribution of life-saving malaria commodities, implementation of indoor residual insecticide spraying programs, technical assistance for strengthening malaria diagnosis and treatment, andimplementation of social behavior change and communication activities. The incumbent, in collaboration with other members of the Ethiopia PMI Team, will also be responsible for monitoring and reporting the results of all PMI activities implemented by PMI implementing partners. The USAID PMI Resident Advisor shall alsodirectly manage and oversee services and deliverables provided by contractors and grantees, in accordance with USG contractual and program management regulations, procedures, and practices.
3. Partner Relationships and Coordination with Other PMI Personnel
Successful performance in this position depends upon establishing and maintaining healthy, productive and collaborative relationships with a wide range of partnersand stakeholders, including FMOH, RHBs, regional governments, and a range of in-country malaria stakeholders (e.g., UNICEF, WHO, NGOs, FBOs, academia and universities). The USAID PMI Resident Advisor shall, therefore, develop and maintain strong relationships with these partners and stakeholders in order to effectively assure that all of PMI's activities in Ethiopia are complementary and enhance all other malaria activities being implemented in Ethiopia. The incumbent is expected to participate in regular meetings hosted by FMOH, RHBs and other stakeholders and, as appropriate, spend time at the MOH/NMCP to provide direct technicalassistance to the program. The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly and work jointly with PMI staff based in the supporting PMI/Ethiopia's program, i.e., USAID/Washington and CDC/Atlanta PMI staff. Furthermore, to ensure that U.S. PMI activities in Ethiopia are being implemented in coordination with, and complementary to, other USG health supported activities, close interactions and coordination with other USAID/Ethiopia HAPN teams as well as other USG agencies (e.g. CDC/Ethiopia, Peace Corps, Department of Defense) is required.
4. Monitoring and Evaluation
Monitoring and evaluation are key components of the PMI program efforts globally including in Ethiopia. The USAID PMI Resident Advisor shall be responsible for providing oversight and leadership for theimplementation of the PMI monitoring and evaluation plan in line with PMI targets, as well as to ensure that PMI implementing partners develop project monitoring plans; this will include providing timely reports back to PMI headquarters asneeded. It is also expected that the USAID PMI Resident Advisor shall provide expert advice and practical experience in helping the FMOH, RHBs and other in-country malaria stakeholders to monitor the Ethiopia National Malaria Control Program inputs and outcomes and progress towards program goals, and overall malaria program impact.