Programme Advisor – Francophone

Imperial College London - Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology

School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine

Campus: St Mary’s Campus, Paddington

The Schistosomiasis Control Initiative (SCI) works to improve the health and development of the world’s poorest populations by eliminating the poverty sustaining and life-threatening effects of schistosomiasis (bilharzia) and intestinal worms (hookworm, whipworm and roundworm).

SCI works with governments in sub-Saharan Africa to create or scale up deworming programs. SCI solicits grants from large funders, identifies country recipients, provides funding to governments for government-implemented programs, provides advisory support and conducts research and analysis on the outcomes of the projects.

We are seeking a Programme Advisor – Francophone to be responsible for the provision of all technical assistance required to support endemic Country Programme Managers within their Ministry of Health and/or Education to implement mass drug administration (MDA) programmes for the control of neglected tropical diseases, specifically schistosomiasis and intestinal helminths.

The post holder will ensure that programme activities are delivered in a timely, comprehensive and cost-efficient way by planning, finalising and executing workplans according to strict deadlines and within budget. Work plans will be developed based on MDA activity goals and targets, and implementing evidence-based interventions, as well as new technologies and practices. The Programme Advisor - Francophone will liaise regularly with in-country NTD teams to ensure programme delivery in line with SCI objectives and Key Performance Indicators.

We are looking for candidates who have a post-graduate qualification in public health, epidemiology or equivalent with an advanced qualification in written and spoken French language. You will possess a strong understanding of health systems in developing countries and have practical public health field-experience, preferably in Africa along with experience in financial management (budget development, cash flow forecasting) and experience in report/proposal/grant development and writing.

This is a full time, fixed term post until 31 December 2018. Imperial College is supportive of flexible working. The College is happy to discuss the possibility of implementing such arrangements for this post, with suitably qualified people, subject to operational requirements.

For an informal discussion please contact Lynsey Blair l.blair@imperial.ac.uk

Our preferred method of application is online via our website at http://www.imperial.ac.uk/job-applicants

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