New Job Vacancy at University Research Co.,LLC (URC) - Malaria Surveillance and Epidemiology Officer

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Malaria Surveillance and Epidemiology Officer - Proposal

Location: Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

University Research Co., LLC (URC)

Guided by a strong vision of equitable and resilient systems that respond to people’s needs and emerging threats, URC helps countries and local actors to build, implement, and sustain science-driven, scalable solutions. Established in 1965, URC offers a range of technical expertise to empower governments, communities, and service providers toward strengthening their own health and social systems and improve service quality.

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We aim to expand access to and improve the quality of services, addressing maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health; global health security and infectious diseases, including HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria; reproductive health and family planning; nutrition and water, sanitation, and hygiene. In our interactions with each other and our clients, we stay true to our values for transformative change by focusing on:

Creativity: by unleashing our creativity, we enhance engagement and interaction to improve problem-solving.

Collaboration: not only our work towards the same vision and mission instill staff with a strong sense of purpose, but also enables us to complement each other’s skills and allocate work to maximize everyone’s strengths.

Accountability: we hold ourselves responsible for accomplishing goals, completing assignments, and making decisions.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion: we embrace the importance of a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, where our leadership and staff model behavior that enriches our organization, demonstrates respect for all people, and supports opportunities for all staff.

Transparency: we understand that when employees deeply trust one another and their leaders, they will be more engaged in their roles because they will not be worried about unfair treatment.

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The Tanzania Malaria Case Management Activity (TMCM) aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to reduce the burden of malaria and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination. Under this activity, USAID/Tanzania will fund malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy (MIP) through quality improvement initiatives and malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and monitoring and implementation of other drug-based interventions. With the improved surveillance data gained during the implementation of this activity, the Recipient and government partners will refine responses to outbreaks and foci of transmission and adjust Indoor Residual Spraying (IRS) and other vector control interventions in zones with differing transmission profiles. The target populations for the TMCM Activity are malaria at-risk populations, especially vulnerable populations such as pregnant women and children under five.


URC is searching for an experienced Malaria Surveillance and Epidemiology Officer for the USAID Tanzania Malaria Case Management Activity (TMCM).

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Required Experience and Qualifications:

Master’s Degree in public health, demography, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a related discipline.

At minimum five years or more of progressive and responsible experience in management of malaria or other infectious disease surveillance and monitoring systems public Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification. Experience in all aspects of collecting and analyzing health data – e.g., designing data collection tools, assessing data for validity, analyzing quantitative data, and presenting findings in a programmatically useful way

Excellent knowledge of data collection protocols for quality data collection and verification.

Exceptional ability to analyze multiple sources of data to identify data trends and provide recommendations on project implementation.

Demonstrated experience working closely with others and fostering collaboration to achieve project goals.

Experience in designing epidemiological studies and analysis plans, writing up study protocols, and managing study implementation.

Demonstrated ability to function as an active member of a team and to lead a team when needed.

Advanced knowledge of analytic software (e.g., Excel, Stata, R, SAS). Knowledge of GIS and database management is desirable.

Demonstrated skills in oral and written communication in Swahili will be evaluated favorably.

Experience working in a malaria program country is highly desirable.

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Citizens of Tanzania are encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Unless otherwise directed we will retain your CV in our database for future opportunities.

URC is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

We value and seek diversity in our workforce


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