THIS IS A ROSTER VACANCY. APPLICANTS WHO MEET THE INITIAL SELECTION CRITERIA WILL BE CONSIDERED FOR ASSESSMENT. THOSE WHO PASS THE ASSESSMENT WILL BE PLACED ON THE ROSTER TO BE ENGAGED FOR ASSIGNMENTS WHEN REQUIRED.
ROLL BACK MALARIA PARTNERSHIP
The past fifteen years have seen tremendous gains in reducing the burden of disease and progressing towards malaria elimination. Between 2000 and 2015, global malaria incidence fell by 37 percent and mortality rates by 60 percent. Over 6.2 million deaths were averted, primarily among children less than five years of age. Since 1998, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership (RBM) has been central to the global fight against malaria. It has been essential to mobilizing these unprecedented resources and scaled up innovative interventions and to put the world on to a path of eliminating malaria.
The Country / Regional Support Partners Committee (CRSPC) is one of its key partnership mechanisms. The purpose of CRSPC is to implement a formal partnership mechanism to facilitate and harmonize timely support from the RBM Partnership mechanisms to achieve established targets.
The CRSPC is supporting countries to rapidly programme the country Global Fund Allocations with a value of US$3 billion over the next few months, the majority of them in the first two quarters of 2017, through the development of funding applications.
The Technical Support consultant shall work for the RBM Harmonization Working Group/ C ountry Regional Support Partnership committee to facilitate and support the development of a differentiated funding proposal application to the Global Fund (GF) to access resources for the respective national malaria programme. The countries to be supported present highly complex technical, epidemiological and political contexts for malaria prevention and control implementation. This significantly enhances the complexity of the funding application process and requires a senior and experienced consultant to manage this process, able to command the respect of senior government officials and partners. The resource allocations are high, in many cases over US$100 million.
As well as an in-depth knowledge of the technical aspects of malaria prevention and control in endemic countries, the assignment requires highly developed negotiation skills and a proven track record in achieving consensus across multiple stakeholders. The consultant will be expected to visit the country as necessary during the support period.