Vacancies at Malaria Consortium Nigeria

Urgent Public Health Vacancies at Malaria Consortium Nigeria, August 2019

Malaria Consortium is an international non-profit organisation specializing in the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases – particularly those affecting children under five.

Founded: 2003

Headquarters location: London, United Kingdom

Type of business: International non-government organisation, NGO

Location: The Green House, 244-254 Cambridge Heath Road, London, E2 9DA, United Kingdom

Founders: Sylvia Meek, Sunil Mehra

Areas served: Africa, Asia

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations specializing 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 positions below:

 

# 1 Job Title: Health Management Information System (HMIS) Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Department: Technical Length of contract: 2 years

Role type: National Grade: 8

Travel involved: In-country up to 50%

Reporting to: M&E Specialist Direct reports: None

Dotted Line Manager: Country Technical Coordinator

Country and Project Background

The Nigeria Country Office with 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; and
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
  • Malaria Consortium recently received a grant to implement SMC in three West African countries including Nigeria. In Nigeria, malaria consortium has decided to use the fund to continue SMC implementation in the 4 states it has been supporting since 2013 with UNITAID (Sokoto and Zamfara), DFID (Katsina and Jigawa) and BMSMC (Katsina) funds. Under this new funding and any anticipated additional funding, all malaria consortium SMC activities in county will be consolidated into a single project and managed by senior project manager who will report to the country programme manager.  A Zonal Project Manager will head each of the states.

Scope of Work:

  • The incumbent will work as part of the project team under the M&E Specialist overall leadership of Country Technical Coordinator for the attainment of the project goal.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the M&E Specialist and in close collaboration with SMC field staff (Cluster Supervisors and Field Officers), State, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.
  • The position holder will work closely with focal persons for SMoH HMIS and other partners working on HMIS in supported states.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Degree in Statistics, Demography, Mathematics or related discipline
  • Experience in managing HMIS as well as familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems
  • Experience in DQA and data quality improvement approaches
  • A minimum of 4 years post qualification

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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)
  • Facilitation and coordination skills
  • The ideal candidate must be attentive to detail, highly organised, flexible and selfmotivated 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
  • 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

Desirable:

  • Fluency in written and spoken Hausa

Core Competencies

Salary

Competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should:

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#2 Job Title: Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Donor Title: Senior Health Systems Strengthening Expert

Department: Technical

Length of Contract: Five years

Grade: 11

Travel involved: Up to 40%

Reporting to: Line manager: Team Leader, SUNMAP2

Direct reports: Supply Chain expert, Budgeting and Financial Management Expert

Dotted Line Manager: TBD

Country and Project Background

Malaria 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.

Job Purpose

  • The Health Systems Strengthening Expert will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health systems to improve the quality of service delivery in both the public and private health sectors using malaria as the entry point into the health system at Federal and State levels
  • He/she will lead the design and oversight of interventions which usethe WHO Health Systems frameworkand Malaria Consortium’s approach to health systems strengthening to facilitate changes required to embed and institutionalise SUNMAP2 into the Nigeria Health system at Federal,State and LGA levels
  • The position holder will work closely with the project team and Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA) to implement evidence-based approaches to achieve the projects outcomes
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on how malaria can be used to strengthen health systemsincluding providing technical support to NMEP, SMEP and other key stakeholders
  • He/She will supervise a team of twoexperts and support them to implement work plans in a coherent and harmonised manner.

Scope of Work:

  • The position holder will lead the development,working with the project team and STTA, of SUNMAP2’s strategy on health systems strengthening using malaria as an entry point into the health system at Federal, State and LGA levels
  • He/She will be the focal point for the DFID health systems programme to ensure coordination and harmonisation
  • He/She will harness and coordinate expert inputs from STTA into strategy development, oversight and implementation
  • He/she will support project team members to adapt the strategy into all streams of work and build capacity of project teams and implementing partners to deliver the projects health systems strengthening strategy
  • He/She will provide and coordinate HSS technical assistance to the National and State Ministries of Health, including their Malaria Elimination Programmes
  • This will require them to identify gaps which can be addressed through technical assistance
  • He/She will support NMEP in its efforts in harmonisation, partner coordination and donor alignment
  • He/she will also look to engage with broader health issues such as the sustainable goals for development
  • The position holder will lead the projects efforts towards the institutionalisation of specific malaria control interventions such as seasonal malaria chemoprevention and integrated community case management
  • He/She will represent the programme on relevant technical working groups, such as the Capacity Buildingworking group under the Programme Management subcommittee.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or Development related fields, with a focus on health systems strengthening approaches
  • At least 8 years working in technical role with an excellent understanding of health systems
  • Significant experience in intervention design and implementation of large-scale health projects
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of strengthening health systems in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Experience with value-for-money measurements
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system, including government planning and budgeting processesat Federal and State levels.

Desirable:

  • Significant knowledge in communicable diseases control
  • Experience of supporting development of learning processes and structures, ideally in an NGO context
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery.

Work-based Skills:

Essential:

  • Excellent skills in public health, and in particular related to malaria
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Management of high performing teams, including abilityto delegate efficiently and technically support teams
  • Mentoring and coaching skills with respect to junior staff
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little support
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and re-prioritise when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SUNMAP2 supported states for up to one week at a time to oversee implementation activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solvingmind-set
  • Positive work attitude; a team player.

Desirable:

  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Demonstrable publication writing skills include peer reviewed publications
  • Advocacy skills.

 

#3 Job Title: Senior Technical Specialist

Location: Abuja

Department: Technical

Length of contract: July 2019 – Dec 2020

Role type: National

Travel involved: In-country

Safeguarding level: TBA

Reporting to: Programme Director

Dotted line manager: Country Technical Coordinator

Grade: 9

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; and
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Scope of Work:

  • The Technical Specialist (TS) will provide additional technical support working closely with the Country Technical Coordinator (CTC), to the technical team at the country office level with specific attention to follow-up on ToRs, concept notes, engagement of technical assistance (TA), TA and programme reports, tracking/follow up on technical quality of state level activities through interphase with the STOs.
  • Furthermore, the TS would follow up on additional/emerging issues in the programme; e.g. technical activities at the national level especially the integration of malaria with RMNCH+N, demand creation, and oversee quality of care (QoC) processes and procedures to ensure quality assurance (QA) at the programme level.
  • S/he would also be involved in representation of the programme during meeting with PRs and other stakeholders.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Medicine, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty with at least ten years work experience, is a minimum requirement;
  • Previous experience working at national level with oversight for at least 3 states
  • Demonstrable experience working with national programmes and engaging with stakeholders at that level.
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries and experience with GF or GAVI funded programmes would be an added advantage;

Work-based Skills and Competencies

Essential:

  • Knowledge of global and country specific malaria policy and guidelines;
  • Knowledge of medical supplies procurement and supply chain management;
  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea;
  • Demonstrable report writing and presentation skills.
  • Excellent project management and M&E skills; and familiarity with accountability and learning
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Job Title: Operational Research & Surveillance Specialist

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Grade: 9

Role type: National

Department: Technical

Length of contract: 2 years

Reporting to: Senior Project Manager

Direct reports: Consultants (Data collectors and supervisors)

Dotted Line Manager: Country Technical Coordinator

Travel involved: In-country

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • Postgraduate degree in Epidemiology, Statistics or Public Health
  • 10-12 years post qualification and 8 years working in a research role with an excellent understanding of operational research approaches
  • Demonstrable knowledge and ability to design and implement research studies, including design of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
  • Good qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a team of experts delivering specialized TA services
  • Previous public health sector experience in sub-Saharan Africa countries
  • Familiarity with Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in Low and Middle Income countries e.g. DHIS2
  • Experience in setting up standards of quality as well as internal quality assurance mechanisms
  • Strong writing skills with publications in peer-reviewed journals

Desirable:

  • Significant knowledge in communicable disease control, particularly malaria
  • Experience in working effectively with government and non-government partners

Work-based skills:

Essential:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively on a team, particularly with Ministries of Health and/or other government sectors and partners
  • Proven ability in transferring skills, particularly working with government and nongovernment colleagues
  • Demonstrated verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills including familiarity with software such as STATA, R or Statgraphics, CSPro, Atlas ti, NVIVO
  • Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Expert competency level in reviewing, understanding and synthesizing data for sharing with wider audiences
  • Practical organizational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritize and re-prioritize when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SMC supported states to oversee OR or other data collection activities
  • Excellent command of English with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to present information in clear, concise, and compelling ways
  • Computer literacy, including high degree of skills in MS Office and Stata

 

Application Deadline for all Openings is 14th August, 2019

Apply Via this Link

https://recruitment.malariaconsortium.org/Vacancy.aspx?MenuID=6Dqy3cKIDOg=

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