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Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2018/2019 Application Form. Malaria Consortium, one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations is currently seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to fill the following positions:

Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2018.

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.

Malaria Consortium Latest Job Recruitment.

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We are recruiting to fill the following positions below:.

1. Service Delivery Officer-iCCM at Malaria Consortium – 2 Openings.

Job Title: Service Delivery Officer-iCCM

Locations: Kaduna and Kano
Job Type: Fixed Term
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 5-years
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level:
Reporting to: Line manager: State Team Lead Direct reports: None
Dotted line manager:

Country and project background
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The 2 Last updated 11/10/2018

DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.
The follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.
One of the components of this programme, as a strategy for increasing access to services, is integrated community case management of childhood illnesses including malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. The iCCM component will contribute to the overall programme outcomes through:

  • Increased access to care through iCCM services
  • Improved performance of Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs) in provision of care
  • Strengthened links between iCCM services and communities to increase demand
  • Strengthened capacity of FMoH and SMoH to support and sustain iCCM scale-up

Job Purpose

  • To work with the State team lead and SuNMaP2 iCCM team; in providing technical support and direct implementation of the iCCM components of the programme in line with the National iCCM Guidelines.

Scope of Work:

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  • The SDO is responsible for all service delivery interventions of the SuNMaP2 ICCM project activities in the state. The officer will specifically work with the State team lead and other programme team members with a focus on the identification, training and equipping of CORPs and their supervisors; ensuring regular supply of iCCM commodities; and sustained quality of service through regular supervision of the community health workers by the supervising health facilities, LGAs and state.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the State team lead and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners, would deliver the iCCM aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities
Technical contributions (50%):

  • Develop activity workplan for iCCM drawing from the bigger state work-plan
  • Take the lead in all service delivery-related activities in the iCCM workplan and work with other team members to ensure timely delivery of work plan activities.
  • Contribute to the mapping of eligible communities for iCCM in the state of assignment working with demand creation officer, the community leaders and existing partners where available.
  • Contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities and volunteers for iCCM project implementation based on continuum of care approach
  • Develop and maintain a database of selected CORPs for SuNMaP2 iCCM and avoid duplication or overlap with other partners’ support.
  • Coordinate the planning and roll-out of training of State, LGA and health facility workers and community health volunteers (CORPs) on iCCM.
  • Contribute to the finalization of iCCM supervision model and roll-out plan with the state
  • Coordinate implementation of supervisory activities to community health volunteers based on finalized supervisory plan
  • Work with the demand creation officer to coordinate the selection of communities in the selected LGAs for iCCM implementation
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Technical support for the planning and management of community based programmes at state level

Project Management (25%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on time
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager

Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (25%):

  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality
  • Plan and implement quality of care assessment/clinical audit of CORPs periodically and use the findings to improve service delivery.
  • Work with the MEAL Officer to plan quarterly Data Quality Assessment at the community level.
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the project
  • Participate in Country Office technical meetings and fora

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:
Essential:

  • A Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • 3-5 years’ experience working on a community-based programme/project.
  • Experience in coordination of large scale trainings and community health worker supervision.
  • Previous training on IMCI and iCCM would be an advantage.
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation skills

Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Good knowledge of Child Health policy and public health principles
  • Familiar with planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed

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 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 others’ 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 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

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.

Remuneration

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: National

Application Closing Date
23:59; 7th December, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


2. Market Systems Development Officer at Malaria Consortium – Kano and Lagos.

Job Title: Market Systems Development Officer

Location: Kano, Lagos
Grade: 7
Role type: National
Job Type: Fixed term
Department: Technical Length of contract: 5 -years
Donor title: Market Systems Development Expert
Reporting to: State Malaria Service Delivery Expert

Country and Project Background

Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.

The anticipated follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • The Job Holder will be responsible for applying a market systems approach in facilitating development of an ACT market transition plan for the delivery of required quantities of ACTs (and RDTs) for the private sector market (2019 – 2021), which a sizable proportion of the population can access at affordable prices and agreed quality standards at the State level.

Scope of Work

  • The market systems development officer operates within the state level and will report to the State Malaria Service Delivery Expert at the State.
  • He/she will be responsible for supporting SMEP and market partners to collate evidence to inform the development of anti-malaria commodities market.
  • The Job holder will be responsible for supporting the antimalarial commodities’, its market and players, without becoming part of the market.
  • S/he will work with partners; identifying solutions to market constraints together; supporting the development and management of the desired change and learning together.
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Key Working Relationships:

  • State Team Manager, State Malaria Service Delivery Expert, Senior Market Systems Development Expert, SMEP, other government departments, market partners

Key Accountabilities
Delivery of high quality project (80%):

  • Analyses the market and design interventions as per the project target;
  • Take the lead  in facilitation of partnership between market players to implement, manage and report activities and progress of interventions;
  • Ensure monitoring of interventions through regular field/market visits;
  • Provides feedback to the market development specialist on opportunities and challenges as seen in the field/market
  • Provide and document market information for learning and decision-making;
  • Contribute to the periodic reports of the commercial activities of the programme
  • Contribute and participate in the periodic review meeting / capacity with market players
  • Work with SMEP, market partners and stakeholders to gather evidence on anti-malaria market at the States to include market and value chain analyses, forecasting the need both in public and private, market share.
  • Work with state stakeholders to use these information to identify constraints to the antimalaria market.
  • Support the selected market partners in innovating and implementing strategies to address market constraints and scale – up innovations that work.

Representation and Coordination (20%):

  • Support SMEP to create a joint public private partnership / vision for anti-malaria market and develop plan for developing market based on the vision.
  • Support SMEP platforms for review and re-planning of PPP plan
  • Attend relevant technical working group meetings at the state

Person Specification Qualifications and Experience    
Essential:

  • A degree in Business Development or a related discipline
  • Minimum of 3 to 5 years’ experience in market development or a related role
  • Demonstrates satisfactory knowledge of the private sector
  • Substantial experience working on projects which apply market systems approach in Nigeria
  • Proven experience in ability to identify and engage private and public sector on innovative market driven solutions for scalable and sustainable results
  • Knowledge about health care or health related market systems for malaria
  • Experience and understanding of working with anti-malaria manufacturers and/or distributors
  • Experience planning, facilitating and managing stakeholder engagement and consultation workshops

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of international development, particularly DFID- funded projects
  • Expertise in market analysis, business strategy development
  • Knowledge of national procurement procedures for health commodities
  • Experience and understanding of working with RDT manufacturers and distributors

Work-based Skills
Essential:

  • Comfortable working closely with senior government officials
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Ability to work with confidential market information
  • Capable of creating and maintain trust with market partners
  • Proven skills in managing partnerships and agreements, including contract development, market and business (partnership) development and monitoring
  • Confident and proficient in the use of MS Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Ability to work under pressure, and meeting tight deadlines
  • Excellent time management skills

Desirable:

  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Skills in basic statistical analysis
  • Ability to travel to the field at short notice
  • Comfortable working in a multi-cultural environment

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 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 B –  Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values

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.

Application Closing Date
7th December, 2018.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


3. SBCC Gender & Equity Officer at Malaria Consortium – 6 Openings.

Job Title: SBCC Gender & Equity Officer

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos and Yobe
Department: Technical
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 5-years
Grade: 7
Travel involved: In-country travel (20%)
Reporting to: State Malaria Service Delivery Expert

Country and Project Background
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria.

Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.

The anticipated follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • To provide health communications, promotion, gender mainstreaming, and implementation support to all SuNMaP 2 project activities in the state.

Scope of Work

  • This role involves implementation of communications activities which include social mobilisation and social behaviour change communication (SBCC), advocacy
  • It also involves mainstreaming of gender and equity related issues in programme planning, implementation and evaluation for the state. Other areas within the scope are documentation and dissemination of learnings and external communications/ public relations.
  • S/he will implement these activities according to the communications strategies of the country office, the projects’ activity planning and under the guidance of the SBCC Specialist
  • S/he will also ensure an appropriate level of relevant visibility for the project among stakeholders through engagement with the media, regional events and other relevant forums.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Officer directly reports to the State Malaria Service Delivery Expert and indirectly to the SBCC specialist
  • It also involves working closely with the project’s partners, including the media, state health teams, health workers and VHTs.

Key Accountabilities
Social and Behaviour Change Communication (SBCC) – 40%:

  • Provide input to all aspects of SBCC strategy development, implementation and evaluation including communication initiatives, training and capacity building, mass media, community/social mobilization, interpersonal communication, and media/materials development.
  • Provide technical assistance to support planning, development, coordination, and implementation of BCC materials in print and electronic formats.
  • Liaise with programme and other technical staff for the development and coordination of SBCC activities especially at planning and at implementation in selected communities.
  • Review research, programme, and media reports; and share/apply relevant findings to inform programmatic reviews and decisions.
  • Seek, identify and share innovative program approaches in response to changing priority areas and other condition.
  • Provide accurate budget and activity reports in adherence to the agreed timeline or schedule
  • Contribute to the design effective monitoring mechanisms for SBCC activities and arrange for technical assistance as appropriate.
  • Collaborate and liaise with the partners and key stakeholders to exchange best BCC practices
  • Work closely with the MEAL Officer in the monitoring and evaluation of project activities
  • Support the conduct of surveys and other relevant data gathering approaches, as required

Equity and Gender Mainstreaming (EGeM) – 30%:

  • Support the planning and implementation and monitoring of the EGeM component of the malaria programme in the focal state
  • Support the collection, analysis, sharing and application of relevant and current data on EGeM; in close coordination with M&E officer.
  • Ensure gender, poverty and social development issues are incorporated and implemented in all the malaria components, including training, capacity building, and development programs both at institution and community levels.
  • Ensure implementation and monitoring of the Gender and social inclusion action plan.
  • Provide inputs regarding EGeM for all training programs, both at institution and community levels.
  • Maintain regular communication on EGeM in relation to malaria with relevant partners and stakeholders within and outside the programme, document and share the information.
  • Develop mechanism to ensure effective participation of, women’s organisations, ministries and agencies in malaria programme planning, and implementation especially community level.

Documentation – 10%:

  • Support implementation of documentation exercises including success/significant change story collection supported with relevant pictures
  • Support to the State Manager and MEAL officer in story writing and data analysis as required
  • Support the MEAL Officer to ensure that all relevant project documentation is disseminated to the State health teams

Networking (5%):

  • Provide support to the projects’ staff to maintain effective relationships with local governments and development partners when required
  • Act as the main liaison agent between cultural and religious institutions in their region of intervention
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners, including the state health teams, implementing partners and a network of CSOs
  • Participate in relevant meetings, presenting project results and experiences as required

External Communications – 10%:

  • Facilitate the relationship between state media representatives, partners and stakeholders’ based in the state of intervention, in accordance with project guidelines regarding media/ community engagement
  • Ensure the quality data, testimonies and pictures are collected in the field and appropriately labelled.

Other – 5%:

  • Actively participate as a member of the project Technical Team
  • Adhere to all project policies and procedures

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in health communication/ promotion behavior change communications, community mobilization, activations, gender development, and projects documentation.
  • Master’s Degree in Communications, Social Sciences, Health Promotion, Marketing or related field, with a public health bias
  • Experience in story collection and story writing to document projects’ achievements and successes.
  • Basic understanding of gender and equity related issues in malaria and public health programmes
  • Adequate knowledge of the state, local government and community structures and institutions relevant to public health programmes.
  • Basic understanding of malaria and other public health issues in Nigeria; and the associated behavior change processes. associated to them
  • Experience in working with media organisations to achieve public health programme objectives
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Desirable:

  • Knowledge of the Nigerian Public health sector
  • Experience in health sector advocacy work
  • Foundational knowledge of public health approaches

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Good oral and written communications skills and ability to convey messages to diverse audiences
  • Strong interest in and desire to promote improved health policy and practice
  • Proven skills in writing, copy editing, proof reading and documentation, excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher or other design software)
  • Excellent organization, planning, communication and follow-up skills
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments
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Desirable:

  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively with all levels of associates, including management
  • Skills in the use of different media outlets (photography, film, TV, radio, newspapers etc.) for communications purposes
  • Experience in public health communications campaigns
  • Experience and skills in training and transfer of knowledge

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 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 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 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 B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:
    • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
    • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values.

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 other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
    • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works.

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
7th December, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


4. State Project Manager at Malaria Consortium – 6 Openings.

Job Title: State Project Manager

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Yobe
Donor title: State Team Lead
Department: Management
Length of contract: 5 years
Grade: 10
Job Type: Fixed Term
Travel involved: In-country travel (35%)
Reporting to: Project Manager
Direct reports: MEAL Officer, State Malaria Service Delivery Expert, Finance Officer, Admin Officer

Country and Project Background

Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.

The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016. The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • The State Project Manager will provide overall programme oversight at the state level.
  • He/she will be the focal point for engagement with DFID representative within the state including other DFID-funded programmes.
  • He/She will facilitate the development and monitoring of a state level sustainability plan with the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and its key development partners.
  • He/She will lead institutional capacity building efforts with SMEP including those linked to health reforms.
  • The position holder will directly line manage a team of four staff and represent the programme at the state coordination platforms.
  • The position holder will support SMEP to better coordination with other tiers of government both (NMEP and LGAs in their state).
  • He/she will support the state government to achieve state wide roll-out of project supported interventions.

Scope of Work

  • The State Project Manager will be responsible for the provision of programme technical support to state level malaria control effort and direct implementation of SUNMAP2 for the control of malaria at State, LGA. Ward and community levels.
  • The State Project Manager will lead a team that includes experienced technical and programme management experts and oversee the provision of short term technical assistance from SUNMAP2 to SMEP and other key stakeholders.
  • He/She will work to keep SUNMAP2 state activities on course to achieve targets especially because it will be a payment-by-result type of contract. He/She will apply value-for-money in their management approach.

Key Working Relationships:

  • DFID Nigeria representative in the state, including Team leads for DFID-funded programmes with activities in the state
  • Project Manager as line manager, including work planning
  • Provide strategic, programmatic and management oversight to the state-based team
  • SUNMAP2 Senior Management Team for high-level strategic, financial and donor-related issues

Key Accountabilities
Strategic planning, management and governance (20%):

  • Provide strategic planning support to the state-based SUNMAP2 team
  • Provide effective support and oversight to the members of the state-based SUNMAP2 team to ensure that implementation occurs according to operational plans
  • Support the SUNMAP2 Senior Management Team in identifying opportunities which can be used to sustain the impact of the project and/or extend the scale of the project
  • Ensure regular communication is maintained between the State-based team and the Abuja-based SUNMAP2 team
  • Be responsible for the state level project risk register. Work with the Project Manager and members of the State-based team in the identification, tracking, prevention and management of key programme risks especially those related to performance and fiduciary management
  • Be liaison between the project, State government and DFID representative in the State
  • Maintain effective communication with other DFID-funded programme leads.

Programme Management (50%):

  • Develop and implement work plans, ensuring that partner work plans are integrated into an overall consolidated state level project work plan Oversee project partner’s inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs Manage a number of complex public, civil society and commercial sector partnerships
  • Work closely with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that work plans are aligned with best technical approaches Coordinate the provision of programme management strengthening support to the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) Provide high level technical support on malaria control to the State MoH and partners engaged in malaria control Promote harmonisation of malaria control efforts at state level
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits are carried out periodically in conjunction with the project team, key stakeholders and project partners
  • Travel to the field as necessary to provide support and oversight to the State team
  • Ensure all relevant authorities and stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of the project as appropriate
  • Maintain a good and proactive collaboration with the relevant authorities at State level, such as SMEP, and other stakeholders including other relevant DFID-funded programmes and GFATM malaria grant sub-recipients
  • Work with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that project lessons and experiences are documented
  • Work with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that programme improvement is data-driven
  • Remain engaged with current funding opportunities for malaria control/elimination through liaising with other INGOs, government bodies, donors and UN agencies.

Logistics, Finance and Administration (10%):

  • Ensure the project is efficiently and accurately managed within allowable line item flexibility and there is full accountability of resources
  • Ensure familiarity with Malaria Consortium and donor compliance issues, ensuring all implementing partners in the state are compliant with these
  • Work with the state-based team to prepare projected project expenditures
  • Work with the Project Manager and Project’s Senior Finance Expert to monitor expenditure and budget compliance on a regular basis, report any concerns to the Project Director and develop plans to mitigate any under or over expenditure
  • Closely monitor state-related project budget spending and burn rates
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure timely financial reporting and assistance at audits for the project
  • Work closely with the logistics team to ensure that all items required for the state-based activities are procured in a timely manner and in line with donor requirements.

Human Resource Management (5%):

  • Work with the HR team to lead the recruitment and selection of State-based staff for the project
  • Line manage members of the State-based team using performance-based management approaches.

Representation (15%):

  • Be responsible for representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, State level government bodies, donors and other relevant parties. Coordinate project representation at technical working groups and other relevant coordination frameworks
  • Relevant national events to showcase the project’s achievements

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Essential:
    • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development or related discipline
    • Mid-level management experience on large sized health projects in Nigeria
    • Over 5 years working experience in development projects
    • At least 2 years of those spent in projects based in the state and managing teams of 5 or more personnel
    • Experience managing at least one project for an external government client
    • Experience working with performance-based contracts
    • Experience in project and financial management with a proven track record of timely submission of high quality project deliverables.
  • Desirable:
    • Experience managing donor grants or contracts such as DFID, GFATM or USAID/PMI
    • Experience working on maternal and child health programmes, including community health delivery
    • Familiar with the Nigeria health system.

Work-based Skills:

  • Essential:
    • Strategic thinking
    • Ability to manage and inspire high performing teams
    • Excellent programme management skills, with proven ability to implement high quality projects on time and within budget
    • Resource mobilisation skills including an understanding of state and national public health and malaria networks
    • Strong negotiation skills, particularly in engaging government health officials at all levels
    • Good influencing and persuasion skills and ability to remain compliant with organisational and donor policies
    • Ability to manage and prioritize high workload and multiple tasks in a fast paced environment with tight deadlines
    • Excellent problem solving skills
    • Excellent English language skills, both spoken and written
    • Capable of establishing strong working relationships with colleagues from different functions and cultures
    • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel
    • Excellent presentation skills
    • A team player, with a friendly attitude
    • Proactive and takes initiative as required
    • Results-oriented work ethic
  • Desirable:
    • Good capacity building skills especially mentoring and coaching
    • Conversant with the basic epidemiology of malaria in Nigeria
    • Data-driven decision making mentality
    • Familiar with value-for-money principles
    • Excellent advocacy skills, and comfortable being a strong advocate for malaria control

Core competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL D – Inspires wider teams to achieve outstanding results and to manage risks:

  • Proactively improves effectiveness and performance of other senior staff to increase ability to meet objectives, acquiring new skills when appropriate
  • Encourages mitigating risks amongst the teams/ groups they work with/ manage
  • Ensures the quality of all internal/ external work of own and others

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 D – Communicates complex technical and/ or sensitive/ high risk information effectively:

  • Communicates complex operational, technical and strategic issues clearly and credibly with widely varied audiences
  • Uses varied communication to promote dialogue and shared understanding and consensus across a variety of audiences
  • Influences internal and external audiences on specific issues
  • Scans the internal and external environment for key information and messages to support communications strategies
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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
  • Develop the skills and competence 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 D – Acts as a role model in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Champions and takes ownership of corporate decisions, values and standards and ensures team members implement them in a positive manner
  • Acts as role model internally and externally in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Is accountable for ensuring that cultural awareness is demonstrated across the area (s) they manage

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

Remuneration

  • Salary: Competitive
  • Benefits: National

Application Closing Date
23:59; 6th December, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


5. MEAL Officer at Malaria Consortium – 6 Openings.

Job Title: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer

Locations: Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos & Yobe

Department: Technical
Length of contract: 5- years
Job Type: Fixed Term
Grade: 8
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: Non Focal Point
Reporting to: State Team Lead
Dotted line manager: Senior MEAL Specialist

Country and Project Background

  • Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.
  • The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016. The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets.
  • This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support and oversight to all state-level Research, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning activities of the programme under the guidance of the state Team Lead and Senior MEAL Specialist.

Scope of Work

  • The Senior Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) Officer will serve as the main focal person for all Research, MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activities which include data validation, DQA, coordination meetings, capacity building in data management and supportive supervisory visit to strengthen health management information system in SuNMaP2 programme in the state.
  • S/he will assist and report to the state team lead and other State technical officers regarding the monitoring and evaluation of project activities.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the State team Lead and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners, would deliver aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.
  • S/he will have dotted line management to the Senior MEAL Specialist.

Key Accountabilities (percent of time spent on each area)
Technical contributions 50%:

  • Develop and implement a state-specific M&E plan drawing from the bigger programme M&E plan for the programme.
  • Plan and implement M&E activities related to SuNMaP2 in the approved work plan under the guidance of the State team lead.
  • Serve as the focal person for all monitoring and evaluation related work for the programme within the state.
  • Institute and implement a Data Quality Assessment (DQA) plan to ensure high quality data are available on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making
  • Manage the information-gathering process for results and performance reports, in addition to other briefings, summaries, papers, presentations, etc. for various audiences as needed. Coordinate the documentation of SuNMaP2 activities in form of reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Assist program and State team leads to develop robust monitoring plans for quantitative and qualitative reporting on programme performance indicators.
  • Adapt and maintain a high quality database for the project in line with the regional standards.
  • Contribute to work plans, sub agreements, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables.
  • Routinely monitor project performance against targets and prepare periodic reports on M&E activities for the programme.
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design including development of survey protocols.

Program Management (10%):

  • Support SMoH staff with coordinating program management activities, by ensuring that the recommended coordination meetings hold at the LGA and state levels.
  • Work with the state and LGA Ministry of Health staff to ensure that reports are obtained from all health facilities within the state through appropriate state-specific mechanisms.
  • Participate in regular monitoring and supervisory visits to the GF-supported health facilities, and ensure that action plans are developed for identified gaps.
  • Support health facilities with ensuring that all items in the action plans are addressed and all outstanding gaps are closed.

Accountability (10%):

  • Support programme staff to engage key populations in monitoring and evaluating program performance and to incorporate participatory methods into M&E systems in the State.
  • Orient programme staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability in the State.
  • Support the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback are adequately documented, addressed, analysed, and utilized by program teams.

Knowledge Management and Learning (20%):

  • Ensure that state M&E and program teams regularly review and adjust M&E plans and tools accordingly in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.
  • Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyse data for programmatic use for the state, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design and implementation.
  • Conduct regular data review and analysis for feedback to states for program improvement, and for updates to national level (MC and government).
  • Support program staff in key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives.
  • Support knowledge management systems and practices to gather, document and share best practices with programme team, MC country office, government and technical partners. Collaborate with M&E and program staff to develop learning briefs, project bulletins and other materials for dissemination.
  • Promote adoption of the best practices in knowledge management by other project staff and government partners.
  • Participate in country level Technical Team Cross-learning Forum.

Representation (10%):

  • Liaise with technical counterparts in the State Ministry of Health, and other local stakeholders engaged in malaria activities in Nigeria.
  • Participate in events/ meetings related to Monitoring, Evaluation and research in the state.
  • Actively participate in the M&E Community of Practice and government M&E staff.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • A minimum of 5-years’ experience in a related field
  • Degree in statistics, demography, mathematics or any other relevant quantitative relevant discipline
  • Demonstrable contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities related to community assessment, project design, evaluation and implementation
  • Cognate experience in monitoring and evaluation of community-based interventions is highly desirable
  • Expert user of DHIS2 and familiarity with the national HMIS and community HMIS.
  • Experience in managing HMIS and CLMS as well as familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems will be added advantages.
  • Experience in survey design and implementation, development of data bases and analysis and write up of survey results
  • Demonstrated skills in data management and quantitative data analysis

Desirable:

  • Previous MEAL experience at state level

Work-based skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • A solid understanding of health systems strengthening
  • Proficiency in database management especially DHIS; Excel, Word, PowerPoint and demonstrable experience with statistical software packages (Stata, SPSS, Epi Info)
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Proven writing, communication and presentation skills in English
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Facilitation and coordination skills, including stakeholder engagement and management skills.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • The ideal candidate must be attentive to detail, highly organised, flexible and self-motivated with excellent communication skills in written and oral communication
  • He/she must clearly display the ability to effectively prioritise and perform tasks to meet tight deadlines

Desirable:

  • Skills in qualitative research

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 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

  • 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 B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values

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.

Application Closing Date

10th December, 2018.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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