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M&E Consultant - Kenya

Position Overview

Akros is recruiting a consultant to work closely with the Kenyan Ministry of Health Division of Vector Borne and Neglected Tropical Diseases (DVB-NTD), implementing partners, and the Vihiga County Health Department, and subcounty and ward teams, to implement digital health tools during the upcoming soil-transmitted helminths/schistosomiasis Mass Drug Administration campaign in Vihiga County in December 2022. Best candidates will be ready to jump in with a “hands on” leadership approach and quick learning.

Technical Analyst for Digital Implementation - Mozambique

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled, technical analyst who has significant experience handling end to end digital program implementations, particularly implementations of digital data collection systems. This individual will support the testing and piloting of DIGIT (Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact and Transformation), which is a digital public good. DIGIT is an open, interoperable free-to-use platform that offers solutions for citizens, first mile employees, administrators, commercial players and policy makers.

The technical analyst will build close working relationships with the Ministry of Health (MISAU) Mozambique to spearhead the technical standup of the DIGIT platform in Mozambique. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with highly technical teams to ensure DIGIT is implemented in line with MISAU requirements. The technical analyst will also work with software development team members to configure and deploy the existing open-source platform to swiftly meet field needs. He or she will work closely with the business analyst (also currently being recruited for) to prepare for pilot and scale of the DIGIT platform. He or she will work closely with MISAU and partner technical staff to build in-country capacity for implementation of the DIGIT platform.

Business Analyst for Digital Implementation - Mozambique

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled, business analyst who has significant experience handling end to end program implementations, particularly implementations of digital data systems. This individual will support the testing and piloting of DIGIT (Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact and Transformation), which is a digital public good. DIGIT is an open, interoperable free-to-use platform that offers solutions for citizens, first mile employees, administrators, commercial players and policy makers.

The business analyst will support Akros’ in-country presence and close working relationships with the Ministry of Health (MISAU) Mozambique to spearhead coordination with stakeholders and will maintain a strong understanding of all moving pieces within the project. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with highly technical teams to ensure DIGIT is implemented inline with MISAU requirements. The individual will coordinate with other project stakeholders to ensure that the project is adequately monitored and evaluated, and that all perspectives and experiences are captured and incorporated into learnings for future improvement and iteration. The business analyst will also work with implementation teams to understand existing country and use case context, and to configure and deploy the existing open-source platform to swiftly meet field needs. The business analyst will coordinate and lead training of trainer events and capacity building exercises prior and during implementation of DIGIT.

Liberia/Benin Business Analyst

Position Overview

Akros is designing, building and implementing systems that make a significant health impact in
cost-effective ways. Akros, in collaboration with eGov, is supporting a project that will support digital data collection and service delivery inline with the strategic plan of the Ministries of Health in Liberia and Benin. Akros will support the testing and pilot of the DIGIT system in Liberia and Benin in a staged manner, exploring feasibility and scale in an iterative fashion.

We are looking for a skilled, business analyst who has significant experience handling end to end program implementations, particularly implementations of digital data systems. This individual will support the testing and piloting of DIGIT (Digital Infrastructure for Governance, Impact and Transformation), which is a digital public good. DIGIT is an open, interoperable free-to-use platform that offers solutions for citizens, first mile employees, administrators, commercial players and policy makers.

Health Implementation Consultant—Senegal & Mali
Dakar, Senegal

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled, technical program manager to work with and support field-based implementation teams, understand field needs, and translate those needs into planning and implementation system design and modifications. The PM will independently establish close working relationships with the Senegal and Mali NTD teams, will spearhead coordination with stakeholders, and will maintain a strong understanding of all moving pieces within the project, managing and tracking tasks against timelines. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our technical teams to configure and deploy a digital platform for geospatial data collection and intervention planning to swiftly meet client needs.

Executive Vice President—BD (employment or consultancy)

Position Overview

This is a growth-oriented role. The ideal candidate will be outward-focused, expanding Akros’ global health portfolio using your industry expertise, relationships and understanding of Akros’ key products and services. In the medium-term, focus may expand to lead and shape BD teams internally – institutionalizing Akros business development infrastructure, identifying new technical opportunities, and shaping Akros position and direction accordingly.

While Akros holds a slight preference for long-term employment candidates, we will gladly consider shorter-term consultancies from individuals. Applications from firms will not be considered. Consultant applications will receive higher scrutiny in order to test the feasibility of securing outcomes within the shortened engagement term.

SLL Country Manager

Position Overview

Akros Research is supporting a 3-year program, funded by the Mastercard Foundation and in partnership with the Africa CDC, to increase Covid19 vaccine uptake in Africa. This initiative, called Saving Lives and Livelihoods, includes multiple components and partners working to procure, distribute, and promote vaccine uptake in a safe manner. As a part of this consortium Akros Research will support Africa Union members states in the Eastern and Southern African regions to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance systems.

The Country Manager will support member countries, in line with pre-defined microplans, to improve their safety surveillance systems. This support may range from ensuring administrative procedures are in place to fund local supervision and training activities to providing technical assistance to improve adverse events following immunization (AEFI) and adverse events of special interest (AESI) data acquisition, storing and sharing process to identifying consultants to provide pharmacovigilance expertise. The Country Manager will need to be detail-oriented in their administrative requirements, will need to be adaptable and creative to support activity identification, and will need to diplomatically interact with member state representatives on behalf of the project.

Data Officer - Pharmacovigilance

Position Overview

The Pharmacy and Poisons Board (the Board), the National Regulatory Authority in Kenya established the National Pharmacovigilance Centre which collects, manages, assesses, analyses, identifies signals and communicates safety information related to health products and technologies authorized by the Board. The PPB has a robust reporting system, the Pharmacovigilance electronic reporting system (PvERS) that collates and manages safety reports from both the health care professionals, public, public health programs and the marketing authorization holders.

The National Pharmacovigilance Centre (NPC) works in collaboration with the county governments on Pharmacovigilance related activities. In addition, the NPC from time to time utilizes the designated Pharmacovigilance experts from the counties to review reports received on adverse events and participate in the entry of the data onto the VigiFlow.

In this regard, the NPC with support from Akros Research plans to engage five (5) Pharmacovigilance personnel for five (5) days to review and upload AEFI reports received. The personnel shall be drawn from a pool of Pharmacovigilance experts from the counties.

Senior Data Scientist (SDS), USAID Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity

Position Overview

TMSA aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to reduce the burden of malaria and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination.  USAID/Tanzania will fund malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy through quality improvement initiatives and malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring and monitoring and implementation of other drug-related interventions. Estimated start date is September 2022.

The Senior Data Scientist (SDS) will provide broad technical support to the Malaria Surveillance and Epidemiology officers (SEO) under TMSA. The SDS will be responsible for providing design, oversight and technical backstopping as the SEO works with NMCP in strengthening HIS, data quality, data visualization and merging any gaps between these data outputs and management decision-making. The SDS will provide specific support to further strengthen the microstratification framework on mainland, establishing novel ways to digitize these data layers, integrate with routine and ad hoc data sources, and assist with intervention management and assessment decisions using these data.

Senior Data Scientist (SDS), USAID Tanzania Malaria Surveillance Activity

Position Overview

TMSA aims to support the Government of Tanzania (GOT) to reduce the burden of malaria and move towards the long-term goal of malaria elimination.  USAID/Tanzania will fund malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy through quality improvement initiatives and malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring and monitoring and implementation of other drug-related interventions. Estimated start date is September 2022.

The Senior Data Scientist (SDS) will provide broad technical support to the Malaria Surveillance and Epidemiology officers (SEO) under TMSA. The SDS will be responsible for providing design, oversight and technical backstopping as the SEO works with NMCP in strengthening HIS, data quality, data visualization and merging any gaps between these data outputs and management decision-making. The SDS will provide specific support to further strengthen the microstratification framework on mainland, establishing novel ways to digitize these data layers, integrate with routine and ad hoc data sources, and assist with intervention management and assessment decisions using these data.

Geospatial Technologist

Position Overview

Akros supports multiple governments to use geospatial technology to plan and implement health services including health surveillance, response and analytics. We require a geospatial technologist to support our geographic information system (GIS) and spatial intelligence work. This is a remote position, with periodic travel to support deployments. You will work closely with our program teams (based across Africa), as well as our software development team (based in South Africa).

SLL Accounts Assistant

Position Overview

Akros Research is supporting a 3-year program, funded by the Mastercard Foundation and in partnership with the Africa CDC, to increase Covid19 vaccine uptake in Africa. This initiative, called Saving Lives and Livelihoods, includes multiple components and partners working to procure, distribute, and promote vaccine uptake in a safe manner. As a part of this consortium Akros Research will support Africa Union members states in the Eastern and Southern African regions to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance systems.

The Accounts Assistant will assist the Finance Manager in the implementation of internal control systems and financial procedures, ensuring full compliance of Akros Research, Africa CDC, and Mastercard Foundation regulations, policies, and procedures; and in preparing financial documentation for transactions as required by Africa CDC and Mastercard Foundation.

SLL Finance Manager

Position Overview

Akros Research is supporting a 3-year program, funded by the Mastercard Foundation and in partnership with the Africa CDC, to increase Covid19 vaccine uptake in Africa. This initiative, called Saving Lives and Livelihoods, includes multiple components and partners working to procure, distribute, and promote vaccine uptake in a safe manner. As a part of this consortium Akros Research will support Africa Union members states in the Eastern and Southern African regions to strengthen COVID-19 vaccine safety surveillance systems.

The Akros Research SLL Finance Manager will provide management oversight for all finance functions of the Akros Research-managed activity across Eastern and Southern African regions. He/she will support the set up and management of a complex systems of regionally focused finance systems. S/he will also provide guidance on financial procedures, and will ensure full compliance with Africa CDC and MasterCard Foundation financial regulations, policies, and procedures.

Global Informatics Operations Specialist, USAID/PMI Preventing Malaria Through Vector Control

Position Overview

The Operations Specialist will provide global operational leadership and coordination across in-country, and regional teams. This role will be responsible for overseeing coordination of informatics activities across countries, and providing broad operational and administrative support and oversight to Akros teams. S/he will be responsible for ensuring in-country and regional teams are executing workplan activities on time, and coordinating resources across countries to ensure efficiency during program start-up and other critical stages of the project lifecycle. She/he will liaise between Akros in-country staff and the regional and HQ hubs and escalate challenges and/or threats to meeting project deadlines and/or objectives. This position is contingent on a successful award to Akros.

Global Malariologist and Informatics Specialist, USAID/PMI Preventing Malaria Through Vector Control

Position Overview

The Malariologist and Informatics Specialist will provide global technical leadership to in-country, and regional support teams. This role will be responsible for providing broad technical support, and oversight of the integration of malaria data and novel intervention strategies into management decision-making processes across program countries. S/he will be responsible for providing design, oversight and technical backstopping as in-country and regional teams work with local governments and stakeholders to understand the health information systems (HIS) context, recommend approaches for new interventions supporting malaria elimination, strengthen data quality and visualization, and merge any gaps between these data outputs and management decision-making.

Multiple Positions in Tanzania

Position Overview

The anticipated USAID Tanzania Malaria Case Management Activity ($27 million) aims to support the Government of Tanzania to reduce the burden of malaria and to move toward the long-term goal of malaria elimination. USAID/Tanzania will fund malaria case management, malaria in pregnancy through quality improvement initiatives and malaria surveillance, entomological monitoring, and monitoring and implementation of other drug-related interventions. Estimated start date is August 2022.

Group Finance Manager, HQ

Position Overview

Akros is a small, growing international development group comprised of two entities: a US- based corporation and a Zambia-based NGO. Both entities work collaboratively towards shared objectives, and receive funding from multiple international clients.
The US-based finance team provides oversight and support for both the US and Zambia entities. In general, this role will directly manage the books for the US entity, including: all postings and monthly report preparation, payroll for all US and international staff (and federal/state taxes for US staff), treasury management and AR/AP. In regards to the Zambia entity, this role will review bank recs, provide occasional testing of transactions, review month- end reporting and roll up Zambia data into group reporting templates.

Informatics and Data Use Advisor - Rwanda

Position Overview

The Informatics & Data Use Advisor will work closely with the Ingobyi M&E unit to provide training and continuous mentoring of health facility data mangers. S/he will be responsible for building system users’ capacity in DHIS2, developing resource materials and protocols, and driving demand for data quality and use. The Informatics and Data Use Advisor will also work with Akros to develop and utilize new technologies to address RMNCH and malaria implementation issues. This will likely entail creating, modifying and maintaining an intervention modeling platform.

Informatics and Data Use Advisor - Rwanda

Position Overview

The Informatics and Data Use Advisor will work closely with the Ingobyi MEL Team to provide training and continuous mentoring of health facility data managers. S/he will support building system users’ capacity in DHIS2, developing resource materials and protocols, and driving demand for data quality and use. The Informatics and Data Use Advisor will also work with Akros to develop and utilize new technologies to address RMNCH and malaria implementation issues. This will likely entail creating, modifying, and maintaining an intervention modeling platform.

Microplanning Program Manager - Rwanda

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled, technical program manager who is able to work with our field-based implementation teams, understand the field needs, and translate those to system design and modifications. The PM will establish an in-country presence and close working relationship with Rwanda’s NTD teams, will spearhead coordination with all stakeholders and will maintain a strong understanding of all moving pieces within the project, managing and tracking tasks against timelines. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our technical teams to expand an existing platform for smart ‘spatial intelligence’ data collection and intervention planning. The PM will coordinate with other project stakeholders to ensure that the project is adequately monitored and evaluated, and that all perspectives and experiences are captured and incorporated into learnings for future microplanning package improvement and iteration. The PM will also work with our implementation teams to understand existing country and use case context, and to configure and deploy the existing open-source platform to swiftly meet the client needs.

Microplanning Program Manager - Kenya

Position Overview

We are looking for a skilled, technical program manager who is able to work with our field-based implementation teams, understand the field needs, and translate those to system design and modifications. The PM will establish an in-country presence and close working relationship with Kenya’s NTD teams, will spearhead coordination with all stakeholders and will maintain a strong understanding of all moving pieces within the project, managing and tracking tasks against timelines. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our technical teams to expand an existing platform for smart ‘spatial intelligence’ data collection and intervention planning. The PM will coordinate with other project stakeholders to ensure that the project is adequately monitored and evaluated, and that all perspectives and experiences are captured and incorporated into learnings for future microplanning package improvement and iteration. The PM will also work with our implementation teams to understand existing country and use case context, and to configure and deploy the existing open-source platform to swiftly meet the client needs.

Senior Applications Software Developer

Position Overview

We are seeking a talented software developer who is able to work with our field-based implementation teams, understand the field needs, and translate those to system design and modifications. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our teams to expand an existing platform for smart “spatial intelligence” data collection and intervention planning and take this approach to new areas of health. We envision this individual to also work with our implementation teams to understand existing country and use case context, and to configure and deploy the existing open source platform to swiftly meet the client needs.

Development and Operations Engineer

Position Overview

We are looking for a Development and Operations Engineer who is able to join our growing organization. In this position, you will manage infrastructure  projects and processes. Keen attention to detail, problem-solving abilities, and a solid knowledge base  are essential. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our teams to expand an existing  platform for smart ‘spatial intelligence’ data collection and intervention planning and take this approach  to new areas of health. We envision this individual to also work with our implementation teams to  understand the existing country and use case context, and to configure and deploy the existing open source platform to swiftly meet the client needs.