Regional Malaria Director, Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA)

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PATH is a global nonprofit dedicated to achieving health equity. With more than 40 years of experience forging multisector partnerships, and with expertise in science, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales up innovative solutions to the world’s most pressing health challenges.


The PATH Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) is currently recruiting for a Regional Malaria Advisor, Southern and East Africa to provide technical expertise and management in the areas of data quality and use, surveillance system strengthening, and community case management implementation and optimization, as well as lead overall surveillance and monitoring activities across the PATH MNTDs division. This position is responsible for providing strategic and technical direction and implementation of activity design and seen as the subject matter expert in their respective technical area. PATH is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong management skills, extensive malaria expertise, robust analytical and writing skills, and extensive organization and communication skills.




MACEPA Regional Leadership:


  • Collaborate with MACEPA’s country leads and regional and global technical staff in Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, and Nigeria (and additional geographies as needed) to develop and implement evidence-based and technically sound strategies for MACEPA’s activities, particularly in the areas of data quality and use, surveillance system strengthening, community case management, data analytics, and monitoring and evaluation
  • Support development of annual country and global work plans and learning agenda for MACEPA and assist the country team to manage effective implementation of planned activities, including providing timely and relevant review and feedback throughout implementation
  • Assess progress against goals and donor commitments to measure impact, identify program bottlenecks or weaknesses, help devise solutions to strengthen programs as necessary and ensure teams are consistently updated on progress and results
  • Provide proactive day-to-day management of MACEPA’s country leads, aligned with the matrixed approach to staff management in country offices, to support technical implementation and development
  • Assist the country teams to engage partners and technical expertise for discrete work plan tasks
  • Ensure the quality of products and documents produced by PATH team members, including strategic plans, guidelines and standard operating procedures, presentations, project reports and implementation updates, and/or communications with partners.

MNTD surveillance and monitoring portfolio leadership:


  • Develop cross malaria portfolio surveillance and monitoring learning agenda
  • Lead cross-portfolio surveillance and monitoring working group
  • Facilitate knowledge-sharing across global, regional, and country-based team-members to institutionalize knowledge and ensure consistency of PATH’s technical support, particularly in the areas of data quality and use, surveillance system strengthening, and community case management.


PATH Malaria portfolio leadership and representation:


  • Represent PATH at conferences, manage relationship and coordination with regional and international bodies.
  • Provide technical and operational assistance to development of new concepts, proposals and awards as relevant and as time permits

Required Experience


  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Medicine, or related field.
  • A minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible leadership roles in the design and/or delivery of public health programs and research with a preference for experience in developing country settings.
  • A minimum of 5 years of in-country experience leading and/or implementing malaria programs in East/Southern Africa.
  • Excellent technical skills in the areas of malaria surveillance, monitoring, and evaluation with the ability to deliver quality, high impact projects while providing value to donors.
  • Excellent people management skills with commitment to building a shared vision of the future, setting standards and managing individual and team performance across multiple country sites.
  • Demonstrated strong technical leadership, facilitation, and mentoring/capacity building skills.
  • Expertise working with Ministries of Health and other stakeholders, donors and partners to develop and build consensus on implementation plans and manage them to success.
  • Experience engaging and supporting USAID, BMGF, UNITAID, and/or other leading international development donors.
  • Experience working in coordination with international, regional, and national NGOs.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to interact in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse internal and external individuals.
  • Critical thinker, creative problem-solver, and innovator.
  • Fluency in English (fluency in French and/or Portuguese preferred).
  • Ability to travel domestic and internationally an estimated 30% of the time.

PATH is dedicated to building an inclusive workforce where diversity is valued.


PATH is an equal opportunity employer. Every qualified applicant will be considered for employment. PATH does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or orientation, genetic information, age, national origin, marital status, disability status, political ideology, military or protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


Job Location

Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique

Company Location

Africa – Lusaka, Zambia; Lilongwe, Malawi; Maputo, Mozambique

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