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Malaria Elimination Task Force Field Staff

Consortium for Health Action (ConsortiumHA-USA and Cambodia)

 

Position:  Malaria Elimination Task Force Field Staff

 

Background:

 

ConsortiumHA’s mission is to eliminate emerging incurable malaria, rapidly reduce malaria mortality, address related conditions and to tackle their underlying cause, poverty.  Together, we believe we have learned how to rapidly eliminate forest malaria from the Greater Sub Mekong Region (GMS).  For more information, see:  https// ConsortiumHA.org.

 

Elimination of Emerging Incurable Malaria in Cambodia

 

ConsortiumHA’s has a small grant from for the Elimination of Emerging Incurable Malaria in Cambodia, focusing on quality malaria treatment in Mondulkiri Province and Snoul District of Kratie Province.   The objectives of the project include the following:

  1. Base-line mapping of treatment quality by all identifiable malaria treatment providers, mapping of malaria transmission locations in terms of access to treatment/malaria prevention intervention usage, and population movement mapping for improved targeting of malaria posts and mobile malaria workers.
  2. Improved case-management by promoting treatment adherence via cell-phone reminders including alternatives for those who do not have a cell phones or signal coverage.
  3. Malaria drug quality monitoring through product sampling in both public and private sector outlets.

The work will be conducted in partnership with the National Center for Parasitology, Entomology and Malaria Control (CNM), the Provincial Health Departments (PHDs), intersectoral partners working in the forest, and NGOs operating in the area.  We will be using a novel mHealth system that links pictures and information to GPS coordinates to understand where malaria transmission is actually occurring, where health care providers are located and to monitor effective intervention usage near real-time.

 

Position Description:

 

Time frame March-June 2018 with initial funding, 3 or more years if additional funding is identified.

 

Duties

  • Lead field data collection activities using a smart phone based system
  • Participate in the development of a pay-for-performance system
  • Support development of the project database.
  • Support monitoring the team’s data collection and with high quality on a daily basis
  • Ensure coordination with the all project staff
  • Advise the team about methods which work, which need to be improved and which need to be added.
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications and Competencies

 

Essential

  • Strong background in data collection
  • Proficiency with smart phone use
  • Interest in collecting data from people in the forest
  • Ability to develop strong relationships with field, health center, and PHD staff
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy with field data collection
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills

 

Highly Desirable

  • Experience working in field and forest
  • Medical experience
  • Computer skills, including the ability to operate Excel and Microsoft Word and interest to learn on on-line systems.
  • Knowledge of the local cultures in Mondulkiri Province and/or Snoul District

 

Salary  $200-300/month; plan to start with base salary and move to pay-for-performance to increase salary/income

 

Applications

Candidates interested in being employed through ConsortiumHA on this project, if you or others are potentially interested, please contact Tuyen Pham at Tuyen@ConsortiumHA.org or Colin Ohrt at Colin@ConsortiumHA.org,  +855-61-478-475, or +855-97-268-2235.

 

Closing date:  15 March 18

 

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