Health Systems Strengthening Specialist, Spécialiste du renforcement des systèmes de santé, Yaoundé, DRS – DevelopmentAid Recruitment Solutions

Health Systems Strengthening Specialist, Spécialiste du renforcement des systèmes de santé, Yaoundé, DRS – DevelopmentAid Recruitment Solutions

Role Responsibilities/ Responsabilités du rôle

DRS (DevelopmentAid Recruitment Solutions) is currently looking for a Senior Malaria Technical Advisor in Cameroon for the anticipated, five-year USAID-funded project: “USAID/PMI Systems to End the Malaria Burden through Meaningful Engagement-II (SEMBE II)”. The Project seeks to strengthen the capacity of the Cameroonian government and local stakeholders to lead and promote local solutions in the fight against malaria.

Title of the role: Senior Malaria Technical Advisor

Supervisor: Chief of Party

Location: Yaoundé, Cameroon (traveling up to 25-30%)

Starting date: 31/05/2022

Key duties and responsibilities:

Provide technical leadership and oversight to strengthen capacity for malaria diagnosis and treatment, with a focus on the community level;

Provide capacity‐building technical assistance to the NMCP in community malaria case management, including in the review and development of malaria program policy and strategy, developing case management tools, and participating in technical working groups;

Assist the COP in ensuring that the Project monitors its progress and performance and achieves the Project benchmarks as per the Project Monitoring and Evaluation Plan;

Provide technical support for training and supportive supervision of trained community health workers;

Assist the COP in annual work planning and budgeting and reporting (quarterly and annually) processes in accordance with USAID rules and regulations;

Supervise Project technical staff, and provide capacity building to Project staff as necessary;

Ensure the Project has appropriate representation at high‐level stakeholder meetings and national and/or regional malaria technical working groups;

Contribute to the knowledge management aspects of the Project, including documenting project results and impacts, and dissemination of lessons learned and best practices, in various forms.

Qualification, Experience, and Skills:

Education: Medical degree (Doctor of Medicine) or at least a Masters’ degree in Medical Sciences, public health or a related field.


Minimum of 6 years in senior management roles related to malaria program management or as part of malaria control activity;

Strong knowledge and understanding of malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) both at health facility and community levels;

Demonstrated experience interacting and maintaining relationships with high‐level stakeholders and host country government officials;

Experience supporting service delivery quality improvement initiatives;

Experience working effectively with project staff, implementing partners, civil society organizations, community leaders, and local government authorities to implement and strengthen community and facility‐based malaria services;

Experience working with USAID/PMI and knowledge of USAID rules and regulations.


Full professional proficiency in English and French;

Proficient in the use of the standard Microsoft Office package with particular experience using Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet Explorer;

Strong management and problem solving skills.

Applications and updated CVs should be submitted to, under the title: DRS 11419 SMTA. Due to the high number of applications received via DevelopmentAid website, we can reply to shortlisted candidates only. Please note that the above requirements can be modified during the recruitment process according to client’s procedures.

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