Current Recruitment at Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

We are recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Finance Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job Type: Fixed Term
Job Level:  Finance

Job Summary

  • Malaria Consortium is recruiting for an Accounts Officer to join our Finance team in the Country office in Abuja for the GF Malaria project.
  • The Accounts officer will provide a cashier function to the MC Country office and will oversee all accounting services of maintaining proper financial records of all transactions in accordance with MC financial procedures.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:

  • HND or B.Sc degree in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3-years experience within a finance team
  • Experience working in an INGO
  • Member of an accounting professional body is an added advantage.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: State Finance Officer

Location: Kaduna
Level: Finance    
Job Type: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • The State Finance Officer will provide a cashier function and accounting services of maintaining proper financial records of all transactions in accordance with MC Financial procedures to the field office in the state.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:

  • A Degree or HND in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3years in a finance team, with at least one year in accounts officer role
  • Excellent working knowledge of accounting software

Remuneration

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: National

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 15th February, 2021.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Location: Abuja / Nigeria Country Office
Grade: 10
Department: Management
Length of Contract: 3 years
Role Type: National
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Travel involved: In-country (50%) with occasional int’l

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID / UKaid funded Support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control / elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Malaria Consortium is a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2025 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve five objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 5 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, and iCCM only in Jigawa and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:

  • Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.
  • Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025
  • Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.
  • Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.
  • Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels

Job Purpose

  • To work with the country office team, manage project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national levels.

Scope of Work:

  • The senior project manager will provide overall leadership to the project team and be responsible for implementing project activities in the State.
  • S / he will be responsible for the provision of project management of the project at the national level.
  • The position will be based in the country office, with regular travel within implementing states.

Key Working Relationships:

  • S / he would be reporting to the Programme Director, but relating with the Principal Recipients for the grant, other SRs, major stakeholders and partners including the iCCM Taskforce and subcommittees, states and LGAs where the project is operational.
  • S / he would line manage the key project staff in the country and state offices.

Key Accountabilities
Project Management (60%):

  • Work with the project team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed GF project team
  • Line manages with the country project team and the zonal project managers
  • Be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation and see that activities are carried out on a time and within budget and targets for each milestone as set by GF are met
  • Liaise regularly with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans
  • Work closely with the Country Technical Coordinator to prepare the project monitoring and evaluation framework. Work with the project team to implement it
  • Work with the country finance team to track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Work with relevant country office staff to ensure they are aware of the project needs and support is provided adequately to the project team
  • Be responsible for project budget management including the preparation of annual budget and forecasts, implementation as planned, tracking and reforecasting
  • Be responsible for preparing project progress and quarterly narrative reports on time
  • Work with the country finance and Country Technical Coordinator to prepare quarterly financial reports
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the Country Technical Coordinator to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see the smooth end of the programme
  • Work with the Country Technical Coordinator, Demand Creation Officer and project partners to see that a project communications strategy is developed which includes the production of case studies, reviews of lessons learnt and general documentation for internal and external dissemination
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Lead the development of any additional country project documentation that may be requested by the Country Director or Regional Programme Coordinator
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders
  • Oversee project partner’s inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • To manage the risks of the project including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment especially to the project teams in the north eastern geopolitical zone of the country
  • Lead on the performance management of the project staff

Technical Contributions (10%):

  • Work with the project teams and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality. Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain the technical support
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes

Technical performance management and quality assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Representation (10%):

  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise regularly with GF and PRs focal persons on iCCM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in malaria and iCCM interventions

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Postgraduate Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive experience of working at national level in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing programme / project budgets
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Clear communication skills for managing partnerships and relationships with senior stakeholders at all levels

Core Competencies

Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks
  • Analysis and use of information:
  • LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:
  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and / or think tanks
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

Salary
Competitive

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Service Delivery Officer

Locations: Niger & Jigawa
Level: Technical
Hours: 40.00
Job Type: Fixed Term

Job Description

  • To work with the State Project Mnager and team; in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activites with a focus on the identification, training, and logistics system for iCCM commodities and supervision of health facilities and community health workers in the state.

Requirements
The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree in Public Health, Health policy,epidemiology or another relevant speciality is a minimum requirement.
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries.
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation skills.

Salary
Competitive.

Benefits
National.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Supply Chain Specialist

Location: Abuja
Department: Operations
Length of Contract: 3 years
Role type: National
Grade: 9
Travel involved: Yes
Child safeguarding level: Tbc
Reporting to: Programme Director

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects.

It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control / elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Malaria Consortium is a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2025 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve five objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, and iCCM only in Jigawa and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:

  • Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.
  • Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025
  • Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.
  • Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.
  • Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels.

Job Purpose

  • The Supply Chain Specialist will work to ensure that all drugs and commodities received for the GF programme are properly documented, distributed and accounted for as per the signed agreements and in a timely manner.
  • The Specialist would liaise very closely with the donors, principal recipients (PR), third party logistics (3PL), State Ministry of Health (SMoH), health facility staff and other stakeholders in quantifications, distribution plans, last mile distribution and management/reporting of all donated drugs and commodities.
  • S/he would ensure that all drugs and commodities recompilation data are collected, analysed and available on time.

Scope of Work
Under the supervision of the Programme Director, the incumbent is responsible to:

  • Support the efforts on improving MC supply chain implementing, monitoring and performance measurement
  • Coordinate activities of all drugs and commodities procurement for MC in Nigeria in the programme states
  • Support the provision of technical assistance to government partners to identify their bottlenecks in collecting, communicating and using data to improve their drug and commodities supply chain system (National, state, LGAs and health facility and community levels)

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Supply Chain Specialist will be a member of the programme implementation team and report to the Programme Director and other project staff in delivering programme work plan.

Key Accountabilities
Supply Chain (70%):

  • Ensuring that the supply chain team meets the needs of the programmes in a timely manner and does so in accordance with donor requirements, MC policies and procedures
  • Verify that supply chain policies and procedures are documented, disseminated and consistently applied within the state of operation; and updated when needed
  • Confirm that storage facilities comply to warehousing standards
  • Responsible for assets and inventory management meeting programme needs, eliminate losses and inform accurate and timely reporting
  • Ensure that compliance monitoring processes are developed and effectively implemented
  • Work with programme staff to ensure procurement planning and identification of operational support needs
  • Ensure proper tracking of master agreements and contracts to ensure availability of up to date and accurate information

Coordination / Feedback (20%):

  • Ensure smooth relationship with Country Office Commodity Manager
  • Provide regular feedback to the country Commodity Manager in a timely manner.

Capacity Building and Partners Support (10%):

  • Organise and provide support to SMoH on supply chain management at state, LGA and health facility/community levels to improve commodity recording and reporting

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Very strong background in Supply Chain and Logistics, and field management and coordination
  • A First Degree in Pharmacy, Logistics Management or similar field
  • Experience in managing security in a hostile environment
  • Experience managing a medical supply chain

Desirable:

  • 3 years’ project management experience with proven experience as Operation Office or relevant role

Work-based skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven writing skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in developing countries
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Negotiation, Facilitation and coordination skills

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel and knowledge and use of database tools.

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

LEVEL B – Takes on pieces of work when required and demonstrates excellent project management skills:

  • Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work/ responsibilities when needed to achieve results
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
  • Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role.

Analysis and Use of Information:
LEVEL B – Uses evidence to support work

  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs.

Interpersonal and Communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands other’s underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively.

Collaboration and Partnering:
LEVEL B – Collaborates effectively across teams

  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
  • Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
  • Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people.

Leading and Motivating People:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities

  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise.

Flexibility / Adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes/ mistakes

Living the Values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic Planning and Thinking and Sector Awareness
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities

  • Takes account of team members’ and others’ workload when planning
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of others’ activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist

Location: Abuja
Grade: 9
Role Type: National
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 4 years
Travel involved: Up to 40% travel
Child Safeguarding level: 3
Reporting to: Senior Programme Manager

Project Background
Malaria affects most Nigerians and remains a public health problem despite progress in the last two decades. Between 2008 and 2018, even though the overall under-five mortality rate (U5MR) reduced by 15.9 percent, from 157 to 132 per 1000 live births, the reduction in infant mortality rate (IMR) during the same period was less marked: 10.7 percent (from 75 to 67 per 1000 live births), with no noticeable change in the neonatal mortality rate over the same period (NDHS 2019).

Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants (IPTi) is the administration of preventive antimalarial drugs to infants to provide personal protection against malaria transmission. Under current WHO guidelines, the drug sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is delivered to infants at approximately 10 weeks, 14 weeks, and 9 months of age during routine immunization services. IPTi is safe, costeffective, well accepted by health workers and communities, and has been found to reduce clinical malaria by 30%, and episodes of anaemia by 21%.

Despite the WHO recommendation to administer IPTi in areas of moderate-to-high transmission since 2010, there has been limited uptake to date. The intervention is not yet recommended as one of the interventions in the Nigerian Malaria Control Policy. A rapid assessment of stakeholders’ perspective on barriers to IPTi policy uptake in Nigeria revealed that providing evidence on feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the intervention at field level will be key for policy uptake.

Malaria Consortium has been awarded a grant by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to carry out an effectiveness-implementation hybrid project on feasibility and effectiveness of on IPTi in Nigeria. It is aimed at generating the required evidence to inform policy and possible scale-up of IPTi in Nigeria, and ultimately contribute towards a reduction in under 5 mortalities in the country.

Job Purpose

  • The M&E Specialist is responsible for developing the overall M&E framework, design and implementation of all M&E related activities, monitoring performance framework, as well as quality reporting on the SP-IPTi project outcomes. It is the responsibility of the M&E Specialist to work with
  • National and Subnational government counterparts to develop a scalable M&E framework for delivery of SP-IPTi through the expanded programme on immunization (EPI) platform in Nigeria.

Scope of Work:

  • The M&E Specialist is expected to provide timely and relevant information on the project’s progress against performance indicators and critical milestones.
  • The post holder will coordinate, organise and supervise data collection, both routine or per specific requests of quantitative and / or qualitative assessments, which will be used to monitor and evaluate project activities, outcomes and impact in line with the project objectives.
  • S / he will serve as the main focal person for all MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activities of the project and manage the database.
  • The position holder will provide technical support to the Surveillance, M&E and OR branch of the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and the national IPTi Research and Policy uptake subcommittee (NIRPUS) in conjunction with the Research Specialist and Senior Programme Manager. The post holder will be a member of Malaria Consortium’s M&E community of practice.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The position holder will be expected to collaborate, coordinate and work closely with all involved in M&E design and implementation, including the Senior Programme Manager, Research Specialist, the Principal Investigator and Co-principal investigator for the SP-IPTi project.
  • S / he will liaise closely with the surveillance and data management units of NMEP and NPHCDA to ensure coordination and harmonization of tools and processes.
  • The post holder will provide on-going technical support and practical assistance to the state project team, communicating project monitoring outcomes primarily with the project team, serving as bases for strategic planning and programmatic review.

Key Accountabilities
Technical Contributions (30%):

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive monitoring and evaluation plan to ensure the achievement of project targets and guarantee the quality control of project activities.
  • Prepare training materials and plan sessions for field teams to ensure the best achievement on data collection.
  • Develop and implement a robust supportive supervision and mentoring framework for health workers at implementation facilities and communities.
  • Develop a standard operating procedure (SOP) for sentinel surveillance at the study sites
  • Recruit and train sentinel site data collectors on the SOP for sentinel surveillance
  • Feed the Field Implementation Managers (FIM) with technical input and ongoing feedback on project outcomes ensuring quality implementation by the teams the FIM`s are supervising.
  • Data / information management (30%)
  • Organize internal implementation of M&E data collection, management and analysis and donor reporting functions
  • Liaise with the respective national and sub-national stakeholders to ensure that the Malaria Consortium database is coherent with the National Program database (HMIS)
  • Lead data collection and validation activities for the project
  • Design and implement a data quality assurance system for the project
  • Be responsible for the data collection, management, and analysis and reporting of any requested survey and of routine monitoring activities
  • Design and manage the databases for all monitoring and evaluation activities in relation to this project in collaboration with the Malaria Consortium country office technical team and PI for the research.
  • Provide the Field Implementation Managers, the Senior Management Team, the Senior Program Manager and / or Operation Research Specialist with any data needed for management decisions

Communications and Reporting (20%):

  • Prepare timely consolidated progress reports, reports on M&E findings for internal as well as for external donor use on monthly, quarterly, semester and/or yearly bases
  • Prepare and provide the regular sharing of the outputs of M&E findings with all project staff, implementing partners and stakeholders
  • Prepare presentations as requested by Senior Management, Senior Management Team and / or Project team.

Representation and Documentation (20%)

  • Participate in relevant meetings at national and sub-national levels and where possible, present results and experiences of the project
  • Provide effective support to monitoring visits of donors and / or partners related to both project planning, review and fundraising.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • A postgraduate degree in Statistics, Project Management, Public Health, or a related subject
  • Advanced training and vast experience in Monitoring and Evaluation
  • At least 5 years of direct work experience in M&E
  • Experience with performance monitoring and evaluation for health projects, including developing performance indicators, data collection and analysis
  • Experience in developing monitoring and evaluation plans, and supporting documents, including data collection and management guidelines
  • Experience with sentinel surveillance and routine immunization
  • Experience in HMIS data validation, analysis and evaluation
  • Experience in translating data into accessible reports and comprehensive presentations / compilations for diverse audiences
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative surveys and its supervision and analysis
  • Experience in writing high quality project reports
  • A team-oriented individual who demonstrates inclusivity and transparency in their ways ofworking and sharing information. Motivating colleagues working on M&E related tasks

Desirable:

  • Experience in working in malaria-related projects/programmes
  • Familiarity with DHIS2
  • Experience in M&E of routine immunization programmes
  • Experience in writing high quality project reports

Work-based skills:
Essential:

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent planning and organising skills
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken in English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and good team spirit
  • Excellent knowledge in the use of data management and analysis software
  • Willingness to participate in field activities / surveys and travel to remote areas within the project implementation sites
  • Ability to follow deadlines, accuracy and attention to detail

Desirable:

  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills
  • Capable of working with minimum supervision
  • Innovative and ideas driven
  • Knowledge of project management techniques and tools

Core Competencies

Delivering Results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions: for example, interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally and effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns, motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL B – Collaborates effectively across teams:

  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
  • Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
  • Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities:

  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise

Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:

  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning.
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s
  • activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Salary
Competitive

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: State Project Manager

Location: Jigawa
Grade: 9
Department: Management
Length of Contract: 3 years
Role Type: National

Country and Project Background

  • The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID / UKaid funded support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:
    • Malaria control / elimination
    • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
    • Nutrition
    • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Malaria Consortium is a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.
  • The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to preelimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2025 in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 5 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, and iCCM only in Jigawa and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies.
  • Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.
  • Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025
  • Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.
  • Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.
  • Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels

Job Purpose:

  • To work with the country office team and GF Senior Project Manager to effectively manage project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national level.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The State Project manager would be working with the state team and stakeholders in their States, especially the State Ministries of Health and LGA Departments of Health / PHC, manage the rollout and implementation of the malaria and iCCM activities in project states.
  • S / he would report to the Senior Project Manager.

Scope of Work:

  • The State Project Manager (SPM) would support the programme activities at state levels, being in charge of state to ensure timely project delivery of the programme to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key Accountabilities
Project management (60%):

  • Work with the programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with the GF Malaria Project Implementation Plan
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed GF project team in the states with their zone
  • Work directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation in the states within the zone and see that activities are carried out on time and within budget
  • Liaise regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Liaise with other PRs, SRs and partners relevant for successful GF malaria implementation in the state
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans
  • Work closely with the SPM to prepare the programme monitoring and evaluation plan in conjunction with the Project M&E Manager. Work with the project team to implement it
  • Work with the country finance team and project finance associate to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Be responsible for zonal project budget management and reporting
  • Be responsible for preparing project Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) which is submitted to the Principal Recipient (PR) quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis
  • Work with the project Finance Associate and SPM to prepare quarterly financial reports
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the SPM to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme
  • Coordinate with other donors and implementers to ensure complementarity of implementation of the GF malaria project in project states by leveraging resources and harmonizing efforts where possible
  • Work with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator, SPM, programme PRs and SR for social mobilization to see that a programme communications strategy is developed and implemented
  • Coordinate the documentation of GF supported activities in form of activity-specific reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Contribute to quarterly preparations for PR-SR coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point presentations
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders
  • Oversee project partner’s inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment
  • Work with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI

Technical Contributions (10%):

  • Work with the project teams, SPM and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality. Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain regional or global technical support
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes

Technical Performance Management and Quality Assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Representation (10%):

  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise regularly with CRS’s focal persons on respective project activities and the GF PMU through the SPM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in malaria and iCCM interventions

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Postgraduate or Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Experience on GF-supported project
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding of public health issues in West and Central Africa

Core Competencies
Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and / or think tanks
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:

  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Salary
Competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Senior Compliance Officer

Location: Abuja
Department: Programmes Compliance Department
Length of contract: 3 years
Role type: National
Grade: 8
Travel involved: Up to 25% travel within Nigeria
Safeguarding risk level: 2 – Moderate Risk
Reporting to: Line manager: Programmes Compliance Manager

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 projects specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control/elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Malaria Consortium is a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2025 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve five objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 5 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, and iCCM only in Jigawa and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies.

  • Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.
  • Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025
  • Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.
  • Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.
  • Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Compliance Officer will work with the programmes compliance unit to examine and evaluate the adequacy, effectiveness and efficiency of the projects’ systems and procedures in five states (Kano, Yobe, Kaduna, Niger and Jigawa) to ensure compliance to MC and GF and recommend corrective actions to improve operations, quality of implementation (including technical quality), enhance internal controls and reduce costs where possible.
  • This will involve review of State offices’ books and records with a view to ensure compliance with rules and procedures.

Scope of Role

  • The Senior Compliance Officer is responsible for review of listed State offices’ books and records with a view to ensure compliance with rules and procedures of MC and GF.
  • The objective of the role is support the programmes compliance unit to provide quality assurance and support management to adopt realistic solutions which address the root causes of major identified risks

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Senior Compliance Officer will report to the Programmes Compliance Manager with a dotted line reporting to TBC.
  • The Senior Compliance Officer working with the Programmes Compliance Manager will regularly interact with relevant officers to check compliance to MC and project policy and procedures as it applies to their thematic areas. This position is also expected to work closely with all unit’s team members in the selected states.
  • The Senior Compliance Officer will be required to support the Programmes Compliance Manager to work with GF to understand donor rules & regulations and liaise with relevant partners and colleagues at Malaria Consortium to ensure the requirements are met.
  • The function of the role will expand to cover other donors as the portfolio of projects in country office increases.

Key Accountabilities
Programme Campaign Support (40%):

  • Conduct compliance checks on programmes campaigns preparations (e.g. SMC & LLIN) and support in identifying areas requiring improvements
  • Carry out compliance spot checks on campaigns implementation, closure activities and post campaign activities.
  • Carry out spot checks on all campaign commodities (drugs and other materials) before, during and after distribution in the selected states
  • Conduct compliance checks on campaign related procurements carried out at the state levels (per ASL) before contracts/POs are issued to vendors
  • Support the programmes compliance unit to conduct post campaign compliance review highlighting areas requiring improvements.

Programme Compliance (40%):

  • Conduct regular compliance checks on other non-campaign related activities in the selected states (e.g. review PO’s and Contracts)
  • Conduct specific review or tasks requested by MC Management, provided such reviews and tasks do not compromise the Senior Compliance Officer’s independence or objectivity
  • Identify potential risk areas in the course of compliance review and provide recommendations on how to strengthen the system

Continuous improvement (10%):

  • Support in promoting a country office -wide culture of compliance and risk management
  • Work with the Programmes Compliance Manager to advise project management and general staff on critical intersections between project implementation and compliance issues, based on knowledge of organizational policy, donor regulations, and specific award terms and conditions.

Reporting (10%):

  • Provide support to the programmes compliance manager to generate report on internal process issues and the implementation of quality assurance action plans to the West and Central Africa Programmes Director

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • General and Public Administration, Auditing/Accountancy, Programme Management qualification or equivalent
  • Minimum of five years’ experience, with at least three years’ work-experience in internal audit/compliance
  • Significant experience of working with donors and Grants.
  • Knowledge of Global Fund and DFID rules and regulation including the financial and technical reporting requirements
  • Someone who is an ACA, ACCA or has certification in compliance and risk management is preferred.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the NGO sector
  • Experience of working in an international context

Work-Based Skills
Essential:

  • Experience working in a compliance environment
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • A proven ability to work independently and prioritise and manage your workload to complete assessments and deliver timely reports
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a readiness to take initiative to resolve issues
  • An ability to work with management to identify the root cause of issues
  • Attention to detail to deliver accurate and credible results and objective assurance
  • Good interpersonal skills with a persuasive, diplomatic and confident manner while also demonstrating the tenacity to effectively challenge management.
  • An ability to build effective working relationships and provide advice at all levels

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of accounting software
  • Familiar with the International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF) of internal auditing
  • Confident being a role model for others
  • Willing to travel to the field at short notice
  • Team player

Core Competencies
Delivering results
LEVEL B- Takes on pieces of work when required and demonstrates excellent project management skills:

  • Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when needed to achieve results
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
  • Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B – Uses evidence to support work:

  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL B – Fosters two-way communication:

  • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
  • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
  • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
  • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL B – Collaborates effectively across teams:

  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
  • Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
  • Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities:

  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise

Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:

  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning.
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Salary

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

 

Job Title: Senior Malaria Prevention Manager

Location: Abuja
Department: Management
Level: Management
Hours: 40.00
Job Type: Fixed Term
Role type: National
Grade: 10
Travel Involved: In-country (Up to 70% )
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Programme Director – GF

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control/elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Malaria Consortium is a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2025 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve five objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 5 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, and iCCM only in Jigawa and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:

  • Improve access and utilization of vector control interventions to at least 80% of targeted population by 2025.
  • Ensure provision of chemoprevention, diagnosis and appropriate treatment for 80% of the target populations at risk by 2025.
  • Improve generation of evidence for decision making and impact through reporting of quality malaria data and information from at least 80% of health facilities (public and private) and other data sources including surveillance, surveys and operations research by 2025.
  • Strengthen coordination, collaboration, and strategic partnership to promote efficiency and effectiveness of malaria control activities towards achieving at least 75% improvement from baseline using a standardized OCA tool.
  • Improve funding for malaria control by at least 25% annually through predictable and innovative sources to ensure sustainability at federal and sub-national levels.

Job Purpose

  • To work with the country office team, manage GF-SMC and LLIN project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national levels.

Scope of Work:

  • The senior project manager will provide overall leadership to the GF-SMC and LLIN project team and be responsible for implementing project activities in the State.
  • S/he will be responsible for the provision of project management of the project at the national level.
  • The position will be based in the country office, with regular travel within implementing states. This role will back-stop the LLIN State Support Team and SMC Technical Working Group of NMEP to ensure the delivery of a high quality SMC and LLIN campaigns.

Key Working Relationships:

  • S/he would be reporting to the Programme Director, but relating with the Principal Recipients for the grant, other SRs, major stakeholders and partners including the SMC and iCCM Taskforce and subcommittees, states and LGAs where the project is operational.
  • S/he would line manage the key project staff in the country and state offices.
  • S/he would line manage the Zonal Project Managers in charge of SMC and LLIN activities in implementing states.

Key Accountabilities:
Project management (60%):

  • Work with the project team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start-up and planning.
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time.
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed GF project team
  • Line manages with the country project team and the zonal project managers
  • Lead the development of LLIN and SMC distribution work plans and budgets
  • Be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation and see that activities are carried out on a time and within budget and targets for each milestone as set by GF are met
  • Liaise regularly with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required.
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans.
  • Work closely with the Programme Director to prepare the project monitoring and evaluation framework. Work with the project team to implement it.
  • Work with the country finance team to track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Work with relevant country office staff to ensure they are aware of the project needs and support is provided adequately to the project team.
  • Be responsible for project budget management including the preparation of annual budget and forecasts, implementation as planned, tracking and reforecasting.
  • Be responsible for preparing project progress and quarterly narrative reports on time
  • Work with the country finance and Country Technical Coordinator to prepare quarterly financial reports.
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the Country Technical Coordinator to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see the smooth end of the programme.
  • Work with the Country Technical Coordinator, Demand Creation Officer and project partners to see that a project communications strategy is developed which includes the production of case studies, reviews of lessons learnt and general documentation for internal and external dissemination.
  • Liaise with the third party logistics and CRS regarding logistics of LLINs and SMC drugs.
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Lead the development of any additional country project documentation that may be requested by the Country Director or Regional Programme Coordinator.
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders.
  • Support the recruitment, supervision and management of the Work Stream Advisors and State Support Team (SST) consultants for LLIN distribution and Cluster Supervisors and LGA Field Officers for SMC implementation.
  • Oversee project partner’s inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs.
  • To manage the risks of the project including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment especially to the project teams in the north eastern geopolitical zone of the country.
  • Lead on the performance management of the project staff.
  • Work with the office manager at the CO and security manager to ensure prompt dissemination of, and adherence to security protocols and alerts to field staff.
  • Be accountable for Malaria Consortium’s equipment/materials in the field including security for vehicles, hand-held security scanners, phones and other materials.

Technical Contributions (10%):

  • Work with the project teams and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality. Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain the technical support.
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes.

Technical Performance Management and Quality Assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Representation (10%):

  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise regularly with GF and PRs focal persons on LLIN and SMC keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in malaria prevention interventions

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • Postgraduate Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement.
  • Extensive experience of working at national level in developing countries.
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills.
  • Experience managing programme / project budgets.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

Desirable:

  • Proven leadership skills and team leading.
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing.

Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Clear communication skills for managing partnerships and relationships with senior stakeholders at all levels.

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks Analysis and use of information

LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information.
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks.
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence Interpersonal and communications

LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively Collaboration and partnering

LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence.
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers Leading and motivating people.

LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback.
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance.
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively.
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills.
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties Flexibility/ adaptability.

LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same.
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations.
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team Living the values.

LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness

LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors.
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business.
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans.

Salary
Competitive.

Benefits
National.

Interested and qualified candidates should:Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline 19th February, 2021.

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