13 May 2024

USAID/Tanzania/Vector Control Operations Manager – Malaria Vector Control Activity (MVCA) at MSH

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About MSH

Management Sciences for Health (MSH) is a mission-driven, global nonprofit advisory organization that provides governments, health organizations, and the private sector with the strategies, tools, and management support to deliver high-functioning health systems effectively and efficiently. For more than 50 years, we have focused on the people at the heart of the health system – from health ministries to communities, private sector to civil society – in each environment in which we work, serving as trusted advisors to make foundational changes that support the whole health system. Working shoulder-to-shoulder with countries and communities, MSH helps to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by building strong, resilient, sustainable health systems.

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MSH is seeking a Vector Control Operations Manager (VCOM) f or the anticipated 5-year USAID Malaria Vector Control Activity designed to identify and implement proven, evidence-based vector control approaches in Tanzania, in support of reducing the overall malaria burden, and moving Tanzania closer to malaria elimination.

This position is subject to project award and funding.

About the role

The VCOM will provide technical, organizational, and logistics management for the Project’s integrated vector control operations. Activities will include planning and leading insecticide-treated net (ITN) distributions with a goal of improving access, developing techniques to promote consistent and correct use of ITNs, and providing technical assistance to partners to implement high quality indoor residue spraying (IRS) and larval source management (LSM) interventions.

How will you accomplish this?

Leads the co-design and co-implementation of ITN distribution and social behavioral change (SBC) activities in Tanzania in close coordination with national government, district health leaders, and community members. This position is responsible for ensuring the project’s vector control strategies and activities are targeted, integrated, and equitable .
Manages the overall planning and implementation of all project vector control activities, including:
– Developing annual ITN distribution targets, quantifications, and schedules.

– Liaising with procurement agents on ITNs arrival and schedules.

– Recommending and coordinating ITN product selection with all involved stakeholders – national, technical, and local – based on the latest knowledge, data, and trends.

– Leading targeting, registrations, and technical approach for targeted ITN mass campaigns.

– Recommending and coordinating channels and approaches for continuous distribution.

– Managing ITN distribution for mass campaigns and route distribution

– Quantifying ITNs, personnel, transportation needs, and all other supplies for distributions.

– Leading the creation and deployment of ITN SBC materials, including electronic and interpersonal media content.

– Organizing planning meetings, community mobilization, and technical training.

– Coordinating with project M&E staff to design and manage robust ITN monitoring activities.

Oversees information, education, and communication (IEC) activities, community mobilization, and troubleshooting for all integrated vector control project activities.
Achieves integrated vector control related Monitoring & Evaluation indicator targets of the project.
Contributes to development and delivery of the country capacity-building plan to transfer integrated vector control skills to local institutions.
This list is not exhaustive, and we would expect our Technical Manager to be both innovative and strategic in suggesting and implementing new methods to achieve the outcomes and impact desired by our client and needed by the people the project aims to serve.


What do you need to apply?

MSH employs people of passion, we seek those individuals who dream of a better world. We look for professionals who combine experience, local knowledge, and an understanding of international best practices. Individuals who share our values of treat ing everyone with respect while being equitable and holding all of us accountable to make an impact .

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree + 5 years of relevant experience, or master’s degree + 3 years of relevant experience, or PhD + 2 years of relevant experience.
Experience working in Tanzania and a deep understanding of the local malaria vector control landscape.
Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in public health , business administration, or another relevant field. eDcBfrA vhcC1
At least six (6) years of professional experience managing project operations for a large development or health project, with significant experience in ITN programming.
Demonstrated professional experience managing ITN distribution, IRS, and/or LSM is highly desirable.
Experience with information management systems such as Electronic Logistics Management Information Systems ( eLMIS ), WMS (Warehouse Management System), and Transport Management System (TMS) software.
At least four (4) years working in close partnership with government stakeholders, local community leaders, and partner organizations with an emphasis on capacity strengthening and skills transfer.
Significant experience in the logistics and management of public health commodities.
Significant management and supervisory experience.
Prior experience with USAID-funded programs is highly desirable.
Excellent writing, computer, and organizational skills.
Fluency in designing and deploying digital tools is highly desirable.
English and Swahili language fluency .
Local candidates preferred.
MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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