The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is seeking concept notes for its Leadership & Management Training for Impact in Malaria Eradication.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is guided by the principle that every person deserves the chance to live a healthy and productive life. Malaria is a deterrent to this goal and is a priority focus for the foundation. The foundation’s efforts in malaria include fostering development of new treatments, diagnostics and preventive measures, which include vaccines and mosquito control. Also included are mosquito and parasite surveillance to assess data for effective decision making.
In order to obtain the ultimate goal of global malaria eradication, it is imperative that endemic country scientists, implementers and leaders of National Malaria Control Programs (NMCPs) be prepared with accurate and current information about malaria. Equally important are skills in leading, inspiring and collaborating with malaria professionals in a wide variety of settings and in various roles.
In addition, applicants should ideally be able to provide a course in the science of malaria as well as the strategy and tactics required for the journey to malaria elimination and eradication. Applicants may form consortia or collaborations in order to be able to provide the desired Malaria and Leadership and Management Training.
Leadership Themes included in the training program should encompass a significant portion of the following.
- Leadership of Self
- Technical Leadership
- People and Team Leadership
- Systems Leadership
- Strategic Leadership
- Resource Mobilization Leadership
- Partnership Leadership
- Gender Equity and Social Justice Leadership
- Political and Policy Leadership, Regional Leadership
- Project Management
- Last Mile Leadership
- Communication and Advocacy Leadership
- Financial Leadership
- Crisis Management Leadership
- Succession Leadership
- Applicant is an existing and legally recognized institution that has a track record in leadership/management capacity building and/or training in malaria in the African context.
- Preferably an indigenous African Institution or Africa-based significant hub of an organization whose headquarters are outside of Africa. Where it is a consortium of international organizations then the African institution should take the lead.
- Applicant is experienced and capable of providing training programs for participants from a variety of African countries either virtually/remotely or in person or both.
Desirable but optional criteria:
- Applicants who can reliably create an “alumni forum” for participants
- Ability to link the training to certification and credits for longer term study e.g diploma or Masters courses
- Ability of applicant to carry out baseline 360-degree evaluations in leadership styles and “online psychometric evaluation” for participants. For example, Harvard Business School recommends:
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