Lymphatic Filariasis (LF) Epidemiology and Intervention Advisor
Akros is seeking an LF Epidemiology and Intervention Advisor to act as the key clinical advisor in the design and development of comprehensive, effective, and feasible diagnostic, case management and referral methodologies and protocols implemented during the anticipated MDA campaign. The Advisor will be responsible for:
- Providing primary guidance on the development of comprehensive and effective training materials for community health volunteers on mass drug administration (MDA) protocols, and LF morbidity mapping (MM) best practices
- Contributing to the design of effective and feasible referral mechanisms and protocols for patients requiring further care during MDA campaigns
- Developing robust data collection tools to screen and capture critical health and morbidity data on identified LF cases
Akros is looking for a skilled, technical, and detail-orientated coordinator who is able to work with our field-based implementation teams and development partners to ensure the Reveal platform is deployed in multiple countries and to support service delivery across multiple health areas. Best candidates will be ready to jump in and work with our teams and partners for on-time scoping, testing, and field implementation in multiple settings. The Reveal coordinator will work with our Reveal team to implement our catalytic implementation model—to upskill country governments and implementing partners on rolling out Reveal in a sustained fashion.
Reveal Product Manager
Akros is seeking a product manager to manage the deployment of Akros surveillance solutions throughout the entire lifecycle: gathering requirements, coordinating engineers, assisting with implementation, and related support. The product manager will have a firm grasp of system capabilities among the range of surveillance tools generally accepted and used throughout Africa and Asia: OpenMRS, OpenSRP, ODK, DHIS2, RapidPro, and more. The product manager will also have appropriate levels of software engineering experience, which (s)he will use to guide requirements gathering and translate these into actionable deliverables for subcontracted engineering teams. The product manager will use these complementary skill sets to cast a vision for surveillance solutions in the context of: internal requests from Akros Project Managers/Portfolio Leads, requests for proposals from external clients, concept notes for public presentations and more. The role is visionary and pragmatic.
Senior Applications Software Developer
Akros is looking for a consultant who is able to work with our field-based implementation teams, understand the field needs, and translate those to system design and modifications. Ideal 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 consultant 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.
Business Development Specialist
Akros is in a rapid scale-up phase, and is seeking aggressive production levels from a BD specialist to support partner engagement and bid coordination and preparation from Lusaka, Zambia. S/he will work under the oversight of Akros’ Regional Director and participate in proposal preparation for both Zambia-specific and regional opportunities, track business development efforts for the organization, and assist with costing preparation and review, as required.
Catalyst Center Program Lead
The Program Lead (PL) will provide project management oversight in an upcoming program aimed at driving civic participation through Ward-level Catalyst Centers in two districts of Eastern Province. A Catalyst Center is a Ward-level gathering point that provides free internet access, a community gathering place, and information on government services. The PL will be responsible for ensuring program development, deployment and delivery on time and according to specification. To this end, the PL will interact with (government and donor) clients, quantify client requirements (both in outcomes and methods), translate requirements into clear work plans, assemble teams to complete work, and monitor execution. The PL will be responsible for assessing risks and putting in place strategies to mitigate these risks. The PL will hold project members accountable to key project outcomes and lead the team by way of managing activities towards the establishment and critical use of Catalyst Centers. This position is contingent on successful award of the project to Akros.
Malaria Elimination Technical Officer
The Malaria Elimination Technical Officer will support continued innovation, contextualization and implementation of malaria surveillance and response platforms operating at decentralized and central levels. The Officer will backstop a number of our malaria-related programs. The position is based in Lusaka, Zambia, with frequent travel to Rwanda, across sub-Saharan Africa, Honduras, and Haiti. Akros, in partnership with Ona, is redefining intervention precision with Reveal, formerly mSpray. Reveal uses geospatial information to manage household-level interventions, like indoor residual spraying, insecticide treated net distribution, reactive case detection, and mass drug administration, to ensure accurate and effective coverage. The Reveal tool is currently supporting three separate programs at Akros. The Malaria Elimination Technical Officer will support Reveal-related activities across all three programs concurrently.
Data Visualization and Use Specialist
The Data Visualization and Use Specialist will support Akros projects by bringing a good understanding of the value of data, methodologies to support data uptake, a strong understanding of the use of data feedback loops, and familiarity with various data visualization platforms. The Officer will work closely with Akros public health field officers with a broad range of technical backgrounds and will be willing and interested to learn new areas of health, education or other sectors in order to provide the right data use frameworks.
The Communications Officer will provide high-quality advocacy and communication support to our exciting work. The Communications Officer will be based in Lusaka, Zambia with frequent field visits and will provide communication and documentation support to Akros. Akros has achieved success in bringing improved health to the communities in which they work – we seek to document our unique approaches, as well as share success stories with the global community. The Communications Officer would be central to working with our in-country field staff to understand the nature of Akros’ work and achievements, and to document them in the most tangible, real-life and boots on the ground way possible.
HMIS Senior Advisor (Evidence for Health)
The anticipated USAID Evidence for Health (EH) project will provide technical support to health offices, implementing partners, local partners and the Government of Zambia stakeholders as each strives to improve data systems and utilization. Akros is currently seeking candidates for several roles on this upcoming opportunity. We present the anticipated scope of work for each roles as follows.
The HMIS Senior Advisor directly reports to the Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) in activity implementation and management. The Advisor will provide technical, strategic advice and programmatic direction for the development and implementation of HMIS aspects of the activity, for optimizing the generation, identification, collection, processing, storage, and dissemination of quality data and strategic information. The expert technical advice provided will be used by the COP to support the technical assistance, and political direction provided by the activity to key government and non-government partners.
Communications & Advocacy Fellowship
Akros seeks a Communications Fellow to provide high-quality advocacy and communication support to our exciting work. The Communications Fellow will be based in Lusaka, Zambia with frequent field visits and will provide communication and documentation support to Akros. Akros has achieved success in bringing improved health to the communities in which they work – we seek to document our unique approaches, as well as share success stories with the global community. The communications fellow would be central to working with our in-country field staff to understand the nature of Akros’ work and achievements, and to document them in the most tangible, real-life and boots on the ground way possible. This will include frequent field visits to remote locations in Zambia, routine interactions with a variety of stakeholders including local traditional leaders, government staff, and partners. Akros has a list of successes and success story focuses and would work with the communication fellow to develop a targeted plan for the fellowship to capture, create, and disseminate these through a variety of channels.
Performance Tracking Manager: Let's Read
The Performance Tracking Manager (PTM) will work closely with Akros staff and the Informatics Team to design and implement the performance tracking system on time, in budget, and in a manner that is sustainable. The PTM will lead the Akros Let’s Read team to work with MOGE to roll out the Let’s Read performance tracking system and data analysis trainings across Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern, and Western provinces. This includes supervising Performance Tracking Officers and any additional team members within the Akros office, overseeing progress against deliverables and milestones, anticipating and proactively mitigating risks for program output, financial and operational implementation. The PTM is responsible for accurately projecting and burning costs throughout program implementation, building the capacity of team members to grow professionally, and overseeing the adoption of a data use culture within the MOGE at central, provincial, district and sub-district levels.
Performance Tracking Officer: Let's Read
The Performance Tracking Officer (PTO) will work with the Akros Let’s Read team and MOGE to roll out the performance tracking system and data analysis trainings across Eastern, Muchinga, Southern, Northwestern, and Western provinces. This includes training of teachers and head teachers on data entry, engaging parents and traditional leaders for data feedback for community decision-making, and training zonal, district and provincial-level officers on system use, data analysis, dashboard access, and basic system administration. PTOs will provide data use support by conducting trainings, providing technical support visits, and mentoring staff in data use at all subnational levels. This includes data quality audits, support for leveraging subnational performance review meetings as a platform for investigating and analyzing data, and other technical support as needed.
Data Entry Clerk - Short Term
Akros provides database maintenance and support for a USAID-funded project that tracks girls aged 10-24 through HIV-related service delivery programs and mentorship. 20 data entry clerks are needed to complete data entry on individual participants from paper forms into the electronic database. Training on use of the database and computers for the duration of data entry will be provided.
Country Director, Zambia
Country Director, Zambia
The Country Director will be responsible for managing ongoing contractual obligations including adherence to workplans, budgets and deliverables; managing human resources, including identification and fulfillment of HR gaps and mentoring and communicating with staff to effect their greatest level of achievement; building and maintaining strong relations with donors (e.g. USAID, UNICEF, etc.) and relevant Government points of contact; and pursuing business development opportunities that will grow country operations.
In collaboration with Akros senior management, the Country Director will set vision and culture at Akros-Zambia, striving for excellence in all projects and relationships to contribute to the continued improvement of health and well-being in Zambia through data-driven systems.