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Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI)

Malaria Elimination Initiative Economist

The Global Health Group’s Malaria Elimination Initiative (MEI) is seeking a dynamic and talented individual for an exciting program of work to advance global understanding on the costs and economics and financing for malaria elimination. Key activities will include collecting and analyzing data on the costs of current and future malaria elimination efforts, compiling new evidence on the comparative costs and cost-benefits of malaria elimination, tracking resources and developing a gap analysis in select countries robust methodology for developing an investment case for malaria elimination, and analyzing the costs and cost-effectiveness of specific malaria elimination interventions particularly around surveillance and response.

Research Analyst, Vector Control

Req Number: 42128BR

The MEI seeks a candidate with expertise in malaria and strong research, writing and project management skills to join a new team of researchers that will advance understanding on the most effective vector control tools for malaria elimination, specifically on those that go beyond typical interventions such as insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying. To achieve the aims of the project, the MEI Vector Control Research Analyst will: 1) lead an in-country case study on multi-vector control and pest management approaches including and beyond that for malaria (location TBD, likely in Asia Pacific); 2) collaborate with country and partner organizations from the Asia Pacific Malaria Elimination Network (APMEN) to conduct research on vectors and vector control interventions in 16 countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Both the case study and the research on vectors and vector control tools in APMEN countries cover topics that are currently not well defined or well documented and which there is no scientific or global policy consensus; therefore the research will require significant ingenuity to draw an anecdotal evidence, incomplete data and grey or unpublished literature, and consultations with international experts and national malaria program managers, all in a short period of time. The Research Analyst will also provide meeting coordination support to the Senior Program Manager, Vector Control, with planning and executing advisory group meetings for the project.

Research Analyst, Vector Control

Req Number: 42126BR

The MEI seeks a candidate with expertise in malaria and strong research, writing and project management skills to join a new team of researchers that will advance understanding on the most effective vector control tools for malaria elimination, specifically on those that go beyond typical interventions such as insecticide-treated bed nets and indoor residual spraying. To achieve the aims of the project, the MEI Vector Control Research Analyst will: 1) lead a robust review of past, present, and future malaria vector control approaches and their effect, or potential effect, on transmission, and 2) lead an in-country case study on multi-vector control and pest management approaches and their impact (location TBD). Both the review and case study are on topics that are currently not well defined or well documented and which there is no scientific or global policy consensus; therefore the research will require significant ingenuity to draw an anecdotal evidence, incomplete data and grey or unpublished literature, and consultations with international experts, all in a short period of time. The Research Analyst will also lead background research on priority projects that emerge for the Vector Control teams, and support the development of funding proposals for additional project support.

The Research Analyst will report to the MEI Program Coordinator, Vector Control. The role requires approximately 20% international travel.

Program Analyst, Vector Control

Req Number: 42132BR

The MEI seeks a Program Analyst to support an exciting new program of research that explores innovative and novel approaches to vector control for malaria elimination. The MEI Program Analyst, Vector Control, will provide complex programmatic and administrative support to the MEI Vector Control team. Responsibilities will include working with the Global Health Group core team and MEI Leadership to coordinate recruitment of a new team of research staff and consultants; booking travel for the Vector Control team members; supporting submission of sub-contracts and administrative duties related to sub-contracts; processing expense reimbursements for Vector Control team members; and meeting coordination for the project team including planning of advisory group and other external expert meetings. The Program Analyst must have excellent time management and problem solving skills, be flexible and able to adjust to new projects and priorities as they arise, and have a hard-working, can-do attitude. This is a full time position through December 31, 2016 with possibility of extension based on performance and receipt of funding, reporting to the MEI Program Manager.

Note: the final offer for this position is dependent on receipt of funding, expected in February or March 2015.

Resource Mobilization Analyst

Req Number: 42127BR

The MEI Resource Mobilization Analyst will play a key role in the MEI’s work in conducting and coordinating research to understand the costs of eliminating malaria and the remaining financial gaps in several focus countries, including Bhutan, Philippines, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka and Vanuatu. The Resource Mobilization Analyst will be expected to travel for extended periods of time to work with the National Malaria Control Programs in the focus countries to collect costing data, using MEI-generated methodologies and costing tools. The Analyst will work with the MEI Deputy Lead for Policy and Finance and the MEI Economist (TBH) to analyze this data, summarize key findings and draw policy-relevant conclusions that will feed in to national business cases for eliminating malaria. The MEI Analyst will work with the MEI Deputy Lead for Policy and Finance and the MEI Economist to use these findings to draft policy briefs and business cases, and propose recommendations for the national malaria programs on their funding allocations for malaria elimination. Other related duties will include collaborating with and communicating with national malaria programs and other partners to coordinate the in-country studies, supporting national malaria programs in developing funding proposals to donors, conducting literature reviews, and providing miscellaneous support to the MEI Deputy Lead for Policy and Finance and MEI Economist.

Private Sector Healthcare Initiative (PSHi)

Metrics Working Group Coordinator

Req 42053BR

The Global Health Group’s Private Sector Healthcare Initiative (PSHi) is seeking a dynamic and motivated person to coordinate the work of the Social Franchising Metrics Working Group. PSHi, as the secretariat for this Group, chairs monthly calls and arranges annual meetings to advance the development of performance metrics. This person, in addition to organizing these calls and events, will also spearhead the piloting and testing of metrics, develop briefing documents on the findings of the pilot exercises, develop surveys, and support analysis of data using STATA or SPSS. This person will also contribute to the production of case studies and analytical papers, and will travel periodically, interview policy and franchise experts, and code text. Depending on the interests and talents of the individual, there are opportunities for growth in terms of policy analysis and program research.

Evidence to Policy Initiative (E2Pi)

None at this time

Global Health Group Finance & Operations Team

New opening coming in mid-February 2015 for a Finance Analyst III. Please check back if you are interested.