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Case Management Advisor - MCAPS

The PMI MCAPS Program is a five-year program (2022–2027), funded by USAID, in coordination with PMI. PMI MCAPS was awarded to MCD, and consortium partners FHI 360, Malaria Consortium, and three local Mozambican organizations: Ariel Glaser Foundation, CSM, and FDC on June 10, 2022.

The PMI MCAPS program seeks to improve the provision of quality malaria service delivery by strengthening the capacity of health practitioners at all levels of the health system. The PMI MCAPS Program will achieve this goal by using blended technical assistance (TA) and capacity building (CB) and innovative approaches that address the gaps in malaria program management technical skills, strengthening the quality and use of data for decision making, and increasing access to quality malaria case management services through integrated supportive supervision (ISS) and on-the-job training (OTJ). For malaria programmatic sustainability, the PMI MCAPS Program also aims to strengthen local NGOs, particularly the consortium’s three local partner NGOs, as well as national systems.

Program coverage and beneficiaries:

Participants in the PMI MCAPS Program include the NMCP, MOH managers and staff at provincial and district levels, MOH health practitioners at facility and community levels involved in malaria service delivery, and the local consortium NGOs at the community level.

Beneficiaries include the population living in the three provinces totaling 14.2 million (2.2 million people in Manica, 5.7 million in Zambézia, and 6.3 million in Nampula), particularly pregnant women and children under five years of age.

Overview of Position: The Case Management Advisor (CMA) is responsible for the development, implementation, technical support, and coordination of PMI/MCAPS malaria case management activities at the health facility and community levels. The CMA oversees PMI/MCAPS capacity-building activities (related to malaria detection and case management) within the MOH/NMCP and ensures close collaboration between project staff and MOH staff at the provincial level.

The specific responsibilities of the CMA include, inter alia:

Program Oversight

1. Liaise with and provide technical advice to the staff of the NMCP at the national level.

2. Provide technical support for malaria case management activities at the health facility level. This includes ensuring proper implementation of national treatment guidelines, strengthening diagnosis through malaria rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) and microscopy at the health facility level.

3. Provide technical assistance to improve the delivery of Intermittent Preventive Treatment of malaria in pregnancy (IPTp), including training, supervision, and monitoring of health providers. This work will be carried out in close coordination with the Ministry of Health/NMCP and partner organizations involved in IPTp in the three provinces where the project is implementing activities.

4. Prepare the malaria technical working group agenda on case management.

5. Produce and disseminate the minutes of the meetings held by malaria technical working groups.

6. Support the Technical Director in the re-establishment of provincial malaria technical working groups.

Capacity building of provincial/district MOH staff

1. Development of a plan for on-the-job training and orientation of malaria case management service providers at health facility level.

2. In close coordination with the Technical Director, support the development and/or updating of case management training materials based on the existing materials developed under the PMI/MCAPS project and those developed by MCD Global Health.

Monitoring and Evaluation

1. In coordination with the provincial/regional Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, oversee and strengthen the Health Information System (SIS-MA) for malaria to ensure that data from patient records are routinely collected and processed in an accurate and timely manner.

2. In close collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the NMCP, supervise ISS visits at the district and health facility levels as needed.

Qualifications, skills, and experience

Medical Doctor with a Master’s degree either in Public Health, Medical Parasitology, or Tropical Medicine, and at least 5 years’ experience in clinical medicine, preferably internal medicine/pediatrics and/or infectious diseases/tropical medicine.

Proven experience in the organization and functioning of the National Health System of the Republic of Mozambique.

At least five years of experience in the management of uncomplicated/complicated malaria and malaria in pregnancy.

Knowledgeable in the diagnosis of malaria by RDT and/or microscopy.

Good experience with data analysis and technical report writing.

Good oral and written communication skills.

Highly computer literate, familiar with Windows® programs for word processing, presentations, and electronic communication. Please reference position MCAPS-377 when submitting your application.