Job Vacancies at Malaria Consortium
Job Vacancies at Malaria Consortium

New NGO Employment 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 below:

Job Title: Senior Campaign Manager

Location: Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 1 year
Role Type: National
Grade: 10
Travel involved: Up to 70%
Reporting to: Line manager – Project 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 has recently become 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 2020 in Nigeria.

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

  • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
  • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
  • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
  • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
  • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
  • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
  • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard

Job Purpose

  • The Senior LLIN Campaign Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing LLIN distribution activities and financial management in Yobe state.

Scope of Work:

  • The postholder is responsible for the delivery of an effective LLiN campaign which includes
  • planning and coordination of all activities in Yobe state including macro and microplanning, advocacy, procurement, supply chain management, household mobilization, demand creation as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the process.
  • This role will back stop the State Support Team of NMEP in the technical, demand creation, logistics and security work streams to ensure the delivery of a high quality campaign.

Key Working Relationships:

  • This role will involve working under the supervision of the GF Programme Director, other MC country teams and closely with the NMEP, the PR (CRS) and liaison with SMoH officials, community leaders and Health teams. S/he will provide technical support to the state and community health teams to

Key Accountabilities 
Oversee coordination, planning and implementation of LLIN Campaign activities in Yobe state:

  •  Work closely with the Project Director to ensure effective implementation of the LLIN campaign in Yobe State in line with the national guidelines.
  • Work closely with logistics and operations team in the project to plan and implement quality LLIN campaign
  • Support the recruitment, supervision and management of the Work Stream Advisors and State Support Team (SST) consultants
  • Support the development of LLIN distribution work plans and budgets
  • Support the roll out and dissemination of updated NMEP-approved guidelines, standard operating procedures and other job-aids for malaria prevention via LLIN mass campaigns
  • Work with the operations unit to ensure timely procurement of all campaign materials.
  • Participate in planning and advocacy meetings at the national and state levels
  • Coordinate and monitor LGA level microplanning meetings for the distribution activities
  • Compile LGA microplans into state microplans and develop LLIN pre-positioning plans for each LGA.
  • Liaise with the state team and SST to assess state and LGA stores for adequacy of space and security.
  • Liaise with Chemonics and CRS regarding logistics of LLINs
  • Coordinate the training of state, LGA, community volunteers and health workers involved in the distribution activities and temporary staff supporting the mass campaigns, to facilitate the payment of their allowances in a timely manner.
  • Coordinate responses to implementation bottlenecks related to LLIN campaign in the state
  • Facilitate the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package
  • Support the National LCCN in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.
  • In collaboration with NMEP, CRS and National LCCN, oversee the transparent disbursement and management of operational costs for LLINs.
  • Track the expenditure of the SST operating costs in adherence to the SST operational budget and in line with agreed principles.
  • Manage and supervise field staff involved in the distribution exercise
  • Be responsible for timely financial accountability for any disbursed funds. This will include the submission to the finance unit of all relevant support documentation to facilitate payments
  • Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners, including the SMoH health teams, Health Workers and other volunteers
  • Ensure that complementary technical approaches are established with other stakeholders in the Global Fund programme.

Monitoring and Evaluation:

  • Track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and adapting program strategies as needed
  • Support the design and implementation of feedback and response channels to enhance accountability of program vis-à-vis beneficiaries of the LLIN mass campaign services
  • Develop training and implementation monitoring plans for country office and project staff to monitor LGA level training to ensure quality of delivery.
  • Monitor the registration of households, collection and compilation of household registration data, as well as the actual LLIN distribution to beneficiaries.

Reporting:

  • Maintain regular communication with the Programme Director, State Programme Manager, Commodity Manager and MC CTC providing periodic updates on progress on implementation.
  • On completion of the LLIN campaign, arrange for state debriefing and prepare campaign report
  • Document and disseminate lessons learnt and experiences from Yobe
  • Support the State Support Team to ensure reports are developed for each work stream
  • In collaboration with NMEP’s IVM Unit, other malaria partners and SMoHs, contribute to the development and implementation of tools, approaches and strategies to strengthen the implementation of mass campaigns in the country

Other:

  • Work with the operations manager at the CO and security manager in Yobe 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
  • Represent MC at relevant technical working groups and coordination forums
  • Adhere to all project policies and procedures

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience 
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Health or Social Sciences field
  • A minimum of 7 years’ experience in related/similar role
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a managerial role
  • Previous experience in the implementation of projects particularly leading campaigns;
  • Familiarity with mass LLIN campaign in Nigeria and its implementation guidelines
  • Experience in conducting trainings
  • Excellent knowledge of LLIN campaign procurement, logistics, warehousing, security, demand creations activities and distribution processes.
  • Previous experience managing funds and short-term projects

Desirable:

  • Thorough understanding of preventive aspects of malaria control
  • Previous hands-on experience working in hard to reach locations
  • Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of NMEP as well as SMEP
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
  • Previous experience in mass campaign LLIN distribution activities is a plus

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
  • Excellent project management skills including planning
  • Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
  • Competency in computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Good writing and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of partners including MoH

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 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 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
28th January, 2019.

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

Click Here for More Information (PDF)

 

Job Title: NIG PM – Programme Manager

Location: Niger
Department: Management
Job Type: Fixed Term
Length of Contract: 4 years
Grade: 10
Travel Involved: In-country travel (50%)
Child Safeguarding Level: TBC
Reporting to: Nigeria Country Director
Direct reports: Technical Officer, M&E Officer, Finance Officer & Admin Officer

Country and Project Background
In Nigeria, many women of child bearing age (44,000) and children under-five (940,000) die annually from preventable and treatable causes (UNICEF/WHO 2012). While the trends show that Nigeria has made progress since the 1990s in reducing under-five and maternal mortality rates, the country remains the second largest contributor to under-five and maternal deaths in the world (UNICEF 2018).

Niger State Government is committed to improving her health sector and articulated this in the state health plan and adoption of ‘primary health care under one roof’ policy to reduce fragmentation of services and to bring their management under one authority. The state leadership is also committed to increasing the number of primary health care centres in compliance with the national standards by having a focal health centre per ward.

Niger State Government has also entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) to strengthen its primary health care (PHC) system. The BMGF component of the MoU is delivered through technical assistance (TA) grants implemented by other partners with a focus on strengthening leadership and governance of health services, health care financing, human-resources for health, health information management, access to affordable medical products, service delivery and community engagement in health service delivery.

Malaria Consortium has recently received a BMGF four (4) year grant to provide ‘wraparound’ technical assistance for implementation of the community based health service delivery component of the state plan through harmonizing and integration of the various health service interventions at the community level including maternal and child health services.

Job Purpose

  • The Project Manager will work closely with the state, and s/he will support the coordination and timely delivery of all project activities
  • The job holder will interact with government actors, BMGF partners, community representatives and structures who should be involved in key decision making and implementation
  • S/he will take the lead in liaising with other TA partners and government at all levels in strengthening the support of health systems for Community Health Influencers, Promoters and Services (CHIPS) programme
  • The job holder will steer project implementation through the SMoH and State Primary Health Care Development Agency (SPHCDA) ensuring value-for-money. S/he will provide oversight for programme management, project team, its leadership as well and support to
  • State Ministry of Health (SMoH) and its implementing partners.

Scope of Work

  • The job holder will work with the SMoH to bring together key decision makers, development partners (including other BMGF grantees), relevant multi-sectorial stakeholders and community representatives to inform the organization of activities under the CHIPS programme and its implementation
  • S/he will be responsible for programme management systems and tools for efficient running of the programme, working closely with SMoH and the SPHCDAs
  • S/he will work with Niger SMoH to develop and use a sustainability framework to map the different governmental, community, development partner stakeholder interactions and actions needed to sustain the CHIPS programme beyond this grant
  • The position holder will ensure that the work plans are prepared and approved in a timely manner, and implemented to meet targets
  • S/he will ensure strong project cycle management through a value-for-money framework
  • The Project Manager will support the Niger State Government, who will provide leadership from the inception of the project, to reach consensus and include activities for state community-based primary healthcare in the state annual operational plan (AOP), guided by the signed MoU with BMGF
  • The position holder will ensure that state implementation complies with BMGF regulations and Malaria Consortium policies and procedures
  • S/he will serve as the first level of quality assurance for narrative project donor reports from the team.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Nigeria Country Director as Line Manager
  • Provide strategic, programmatic and management oversight to the project team
  • Focal contact for all partners, SMoH, SPHCDA and BMGF
  • BMGF Nigeria representation at the state.

Key Accountabilities (Percentage level of effort)
Programme Management (80%):

  • Provide technical support for the strategic plan for the project; in addition to finalizing the design of the CHIPS programme in Niger state, and introducing the programme and actively supporting its implementation in the state
  • Liaise with stakeholders to review and agree on the appropriate state structures to oversee the CHIPS programme roll-out and ensure there is alignment and harmonization
  • Provide support to the state on partners’ mapping for the community-based PHC programme
  • Provide TA to the SMOH/SPHCDA for the adaptation and development of tools for CHIPS strategy roll-out, including training, implementation, supervision and QA tools
  • Coordinate the organization and identification of technical assistance for appropriate capacity building activities as required by the project
  • Support the development and finalization of a multi-year costed implementation plan linked to the State AOP from which an annual workplan for CHIPS programme is drawn;
  • Actively contribute to the review of the AOP and workplan
  • Provide support to the SMOH, SPHCDA and LGAs to define the composition of the community service delivery units at both levels in terms of the number, qualification and skills of health workers
  • Work with state counterparts to adapt a decision tree model to support selection of a package of interventions and support system for the CHIPS programme
  • Provide TA inputs to development and strengthening of required support systems for CHIPS through active participation in the relevant TWG
  • Provide technical support to the SMoH and support them to draw on international best practices to guide the programme development decisions for the various components and processes of the CHIPS programme, whilst taking into account the various contextual complexities of implementing the programme within the local service delivery system
  • Support the project to identify how the different components of the CHIPS programme such as training of human resources, supply chain management, supervision, health information management will operate in a coherent way, by defining the inter-relations of the different components of the program and how they will fit into the state’s PHC system
  • Oversee project partners’ inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits are carried out periodically with key stakeholders and project implementing partners
  • Proactively identify, manage and document potential risks for the project using appropriate MC tools.

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 team is familiar with Malaria Consortium and BMGF compliance issues, ensuring all TAs and partners in the state are compliant with these also (as appropriate)
  • Work with the state-based team to prepare projected project expenditures
  • 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 in the recruitment of State-based staff for the project
  • Line manage team using performance-based management approaches, in line with relevant policies in Malaria Consortium

Representation (5%):

  • FMoH/SMoH/SPHCDA Programme Management Sub-committee
  • BMGF Nigeria representation at the state
  • Relevant national events to be well-informed, contribute to relevant policy and programme development, and showcase the project’s achievements.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development or related discipline
  • Senior-level management experience on large sized health projects in Nigeria,
  • Over 7 years working experience in international projects
  • Experience working on maternal and child health programmes, including community health delivery
  • Experience managing at least one project for an external government client
  • At least three years experience managing teams
  • Experience using value-for-money frameworks and/or working on performance-based contracts
  • Experience in project and financial management with a proven track record of timely submission of high quality project deliverables
  • Familiar with the Nigeria health system

Desirable:

  • Experience in delivering TA-focused projects
  • Experience managing donor grants or contracts such as BMGF, DFID, GFATM or USAID/PMI.

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
  • Familiar with value-for-money principles
  • Good capacity building skills especially mentoring and coaching
  • 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:

  • Conversant with the basic epidemiology of public health cases in Nigeria
  • Resource mobilisation skills including an understanding of state and national public health and malaria networks
  • Data-driven decision making mentality
  • Excellent advocacy skills, and comfortable being a strong advocate for malaria control

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
  • 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.

Salary
Competitive

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2019.

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

Click Here for More Information (PDF)

 

Job Title: Project Director (Global Fund)

Location: Abuja
Donor title:  Project Director
Department: Management
Length of Contract: 2 years
Grade: 11
Travel involved: In-country, and possible for international
Reporting to: West & Central Africa Programmes Director
Direct reports: Senior Programme Manager Senior LLIN campaign Manager Senior Technical Specialist

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 has recently become 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 2020 in Nigeria.

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

  • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
  • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
  • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
  • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
  • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
  • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
  • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard

Job Purpose:

  • The Project Director will provide overall programme oversight to the project.
  • He/she will be the focal point for engagement with GF and representation at National level.
  • He/she will lead the Global Fund
  • Senior Management Team (SMT). The post holder will be responsible for the development and monitoring of a sustainability plan working closely with other members of the SMT.

Scope of Work:

  • The Programme Director will lead a project team that includes experienced technical and programme management specialists and oversee the provision of short term technical assistance from GF grant to NMEP and SMEPs and other key stakeholders. He/She will work to keep GF grant on course to achieve its targets and fully compliance with GF, PR and MC policies, guideline and code of conduct.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Serve as contact for all GF funded activities managed by MC.
  • Line management by the West & Central Africa Programmes Director.
  • Country Technical Coordinator for coordination of short-term technical assistance.

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

  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different teams particularly between zonal/state teams and with the Abuja office.
  • Be responsible for the project risk register. Work with the team members of the SMT in the identification, tracking, prevention and management of key programme risks especially those related to performance and fiduciary management.
  • Be liaison between the project, NMEP, the PR – CRS and the donor – GF.

Programme (Routine, LLIN Campaign and SMC distribution) management (50%):

  • Develop and implement work plans, ensuring that campaign and routine programming work plans are integrated into an overall consolidated programme work plan.
  • Work closely with the Country Technical Coordinator to see that work plans are aligned with best technical approaches.
  • Perform strategic oversight on the overall delivery of the LLINs campaign in Yobe State.
  • Perform oversight with the project team to ensure successful implementation the 2019 and 2020 mass drug administration (MDA) for SMC in Katsina and Yobe states.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits are carried out periodically in conjunction with the project team, key stakeholders and PR.
  • Travel to the field as necessary to provide support and oversight to the zonal and state teams.
  • Ensure all relevant authorities and stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of the project as appropriate.
  • Work with the Country Technical Coordinator to:
  • Adapt MC technical quality standard for the project and ensure its compliance
  • See that project lessons and experiences are documented.
  • Work with the SMT to see that programme improvement is data-driven.

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 and compliance of staff and stakeholders with/to Malaria Consortium and GF compliance issues.
  • Work with team members to prepare projected project expenditures.
  • Work with the finance team (both at the country office and GF project based) to monitor expenditure and budget compliance on a regular basis, report any concerns to the WCAPD and develop plans to mitigate any under or over expenditure.
  • Closely monitor project budget spending and burn rates.
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure timely financial reporting and assistance at audits for the project.

Human Resource Management (10%):

  • Work with the HR manager to ensure the project is roles are filled with quality staff and their performance continuously improve throughout the project implementation period.
  • Line manage members of the staff using performance-based management approaches.

Representation (10%):

  • Represent MC in all GF activities.
  • Other representations as might be delegated by MC management team.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, International Development or related discipline.
  • Senior management level experience on large sized health projects in Africa.
  • At least 15 years working experience in international projects.
  • At least 5 years of those spent in projects in developing countries lasting more than 2 years and managing teams of 10 or more including local and international staff.
  • Experience managing at least one project for an external government client for at least 2 years.
  • 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 malaria, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 D – Analyses the external environment confidently:

  • Generates a range of policy options and appraises them based on the internal and external evidence
  • Develops ways of applying new knowledge and ensures lesson-learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for Malaria Consortium

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

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 D – Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience:

  • Clarifies priorities when leading change
  • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change
  • Helps colleagues/ team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
  • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation

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 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

Application Closing Date
28th January, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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