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PATH is a global organization that works to accelerate health equity by bringing together public institutions, businesses, social enterprises, and investors to solve the world’s most pressing health challenges. With expertise in science, health, economics, technology, advocacy, and dozens of other specialties, PATH develops and scales solutions—including vaccines, drugs, devices, diagnostics, and innovative approaches to strengthening health systems worldwide.
The Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases program, as a leader in the effort to end malaria illnesses and deaths, refines and develops tools and approaches, supports national programs, and builds evidence and data to empower national governments to pursue malaria elimination.
PATH is seeking an experienced Surveillance Officer to coordinate the Malaria and NTD program’s global work supporting multi-country assessment, strengthening, and evaluation of malaria surveillance systems. Through the Malaria Control and Elimination Partnership in Africa (MACEPA) project and others, PATH is working with national malaria control programs across Africa to improve the collection, reporting, and use of malaria surveillance data to support timely, accurate, and rationale decision-making to optimize the impact of interventions. Reporting to the Senior Scientific Director, the Surveillance Officer will lead the design and implementation of assessments of malaria surveillance systems in Africa including documentation of existing strategies and approaches and development of roadmaps for system strengthening. The Surveillance Officer will additionally work closely with the global and country data/analytics and research/evaluation teams to support data quality assessments, program evaluations, and other analyses using routine health information system data.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Lead the design and implementation of landscaping assessments of malaria surveillance systems across several countries in Africa
- Work closely with PATH in-country teams and national malaria control programs to develop roadmaps and tracking systems for monitoring surveillance system strengthening
- Work closely with PATH in-country teams and data and analytics teams to document and standardize surveillance data processing procedures
- Contribute to and integrate learnings from assessments of different digital health tools and community case management strategies
- Participate in evaluations of surveillance systems, including the role of community case management and reporting
- Contribute to analysis of routine malaria surveillance data
- Contribute to the development and implementation of strategies for synthesizing and disseminating key results, programmatic lessons learned, methodologies developed and other project outputs
- Contribute to annual and ad hoc reports on project progress and impact
- Collaborate with team members, partner organizations, national malaria programs, and donors in work planning and project implementation as needed
- Participate in development of data collection tools and forms, guidelines standard operating procedures, and training manuals and materials for various malaria surveillance strategies and approaches
- Coordinate/participate/facilitate project team and partner meetings
- Conduct field visitsas needed for the project
- Prepare and collaborate on project/technical briefs, manuscripts, and PowerPoint presentations