|Position Title||Senior Associate (or Director), Country Acceleration|
|Duration of Assignment||To be negotiated|
|Application process||Please send your CV with relevant information to email@example.com by 20th June 2018. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.|
The Asia Pacific Leaders’ Malaria Alliance (APLMA), is an alliance of Heads of Government committed to addressing the challenge of malaria elimination. The Alliance was formed at the 2013 East Asia Summit (EAS) in Brunei in response to leaders’ concerns about the rising risk of malaria resurgence, due to increasing drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
The APLMA secretariat works with and through national and international agencies to progress elimination. Specifically, APLMA works to ensure leaders and their senior officials are informed of progress, key enablers for success and risks to progress. APLMA works to assist in translating the collective will of the region’s leaders into coordinated action supported by relevant authorities and partners. These are structured around the six Roadmap priorities and articulated in the APLMA Strategic Plan 2016-2020.
There is now a need to accelerate and enhance the APLMA Secretariat’s function and role in connecting with key countries and ensuring that we have a holistic and unified approach to country engagement. Countries are the spearhead of our actions and ultimately where our outcomes and success will be measured. Country engagement and acceleration of national malaria elimination efforts has been and remains the key strategic and operational aims for the Secretariat.
The overall purpose of the role is to lead coordination and delivery of the APLMA Secretariat’s country engagement with the specific objective of achieving acceleration towards malaria elimination.
The objectives of the position are to:
In coordination with the CEO and senior management team, support engagement with technical agencies such as WHO and other in-country providers as it relates to the APLMA country acceleration agenda and strategies.
The post holder will report to the CEO.
Develop / Refine and deliver priority country strategies – as of May 2018 (but subject to change)
Note: Close coordination will be required with the Senior Director of Operations & Board affairs to manage communications from Board Chair to countries in follow up on their commitments.
Identify and progress opportunities for building visibility around the nations expected to eliminate by 2020. Ensure visibility over any key bottlenecks that risks pushing these achievements off track. Work with the Secretariat team to develop mitigation strategies as required.
Liaise with each of the members of the senior management team and CEO to ensure that country facing engagement is joined up. Ensure the delivery of country strategies synergises with other platforms and initiatives managed by APLMA and APMEN.
Masters degree or advanced qualification in public health, health policy, or a related discipline.