State Malaria Service Delivery Expert Job at Malaria Consortium
State Malaria Service Delivery Expert Job at Malaria Consortium

Career Openings 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 positions below:

 

 


Job Title: 
LGA Field Officer
Location: Jigawa (4 Positions), Katsina (2 Positions), Sokoto (2 Positions) and Yobe (2 Positions)
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 2-years
Role type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Slots: 10 Openings
Country and Project Background

  • The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:
    • Malaria control/elimination
    • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
    • Nutrition
    • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
  • Malaria Consortium has recently received funding 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.

Job Purpose

  • The LGA Field Officer oversees and implements all aspects of SMC activities at LGA, health facilities and household level. He/she is responsible for planning, implementation, reporting and coordination with local government representatives and community level stakeholders.

Scope of Work:

  • The role of LGA Field Officer is to ensure quality implementation of delivery of SMC services at the community level by HFW/supervisors and CHWs through the timely delivery of SMC commodities and supplies, provision of supportive supervision, training and documentation of program activities.
  • S/he provides supportive supervision and training to the above actors and ensures respect of SMC administration protocols. He/she interacts with the State Minister of Health, LGA management team, keeps them updated on the program progress and ensures high-quality SMC implementation.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Interacts with Malaria Consortium LGA cluster supervisor; Zonal project Manager, SPM, Admin Supply chain Office, Finance Officer, and monitoring and evaluation Officer.
  • The LGA Temporary Officer will relate with State Ministry of Health, LGA management team, HFW/supervisors CHWs and community leaders.

Key Accountabilities
Programme Implementation, treatment tracking and management (70%):

  • Implement all SMC activities at health LGA level, including timely implementation of work plan, planning meetings, commodity distributions and monitoring to avoid any stock out, Community mobilization activities, supervision, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensure accountability of received commodities and supplies through tracking consumption levels and review of reconciliation reports
  • Responsible for capacity building of field partners (Supervisors, HFW, CHWs, and community mobilisers) through training, on-job support and quality supervision.
  • Track program targets and timely implement the planned activities to ensure program meets targets and review reports from LGAs and HFW for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is in line with the laid down protocols, by continuously monitoring and conducting supervision and on-job training of LGA, HFW and CHWs.
  • Maintain a good relationship and work jointly with – Public Health Officers and other partners to undertake home visits, meetings and to ensure health LGA’s ownership.

Reporting & Data Quality Control (10%):

  • Review all field implementer reports, provide feedback on areas which needs correction and submit the final hard copy report to the LGA Cluster supervisor after LGA Level approval.
  • Assist ME Officer on the data quality queries and ensure identified issues are rectified in time.
  • Ensure submission of EoC Report, success stories, trip reports etc. to keep the LGA cluster and Zonal Project Manager abreast with the project implementation at LGA level.

Coordination and Representation (10%):

  • Responsible for overall planning and coordination of LGA and HFW/supervisors and CHWs during training and supervision visits.
  • Liaise with key partners including LGA Administrator , State MOH, Community leaders, other stakeholders (as necessary)
  • Attend data validation meetings at LGA level and as directed by LGA cluster supervisor /Zonal project manager
  • Establish and maintain links with health and other nutrition services with special attention to referral cases

Administrative and other Duties (10%):

  • Ensure the development of individual and team action plans to ensure role complementarities in achieving the set treatment target.
  • Participate in the follow-up of supplies consumption.
  • Overall planning of stock levels, making sure that they are sufficient for the operations at SMC sites
  • Ensure that all HF realized physical inventory of all SMC commodities supplied at the end of each cycle.
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Clinical Officer, Nurse or Public Health qualification
  • At least two years field experience in related field
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and/or other local languages is required
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management , ME and logistics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including LGA staff, HFW and community leaders
  • Experience of conducting quality supportive supervision and data use

Desirable:

  • A broad range of experience including logistics, training and capacity building ability
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience working at LGA level

Work-based Skills
Essential:

  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
  • Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team member and under stress in what can be a harsh environment
  • Nigerian

Desirable:

  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment
  • Ability to speak and understand English

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

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

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

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

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

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

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:

  • Is as a good and effective team player
  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements.
  • Respects and listens to different views/opinions
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

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

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary
Competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Locations:
 Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: 3
Reporting to: Zonal Project Manager 
Country and Project Background

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

Job Purpose

  • The Cluster Supervisor will support the microplanning and implementation of project activities at LGA level, with health facilities and communities at LGA level in the supported States (Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara) in Nigeria.
  • S/He will support the planning and coordinating activities such as training, supervision, reporting of activities, as well as the relationship and communication with key actors at LGA level, under the supervision of the Malaria Consortium SMC LGA Coordinator.
  • The post is based at state level, with frequent travel to LGA/Health Facilities and communities.

Scope of Work:

  • The position holder will support the microplanning and coordination of activities at LGA level, including maintaining close communication, participate in key activities such as planning, training and supervision of SMC as well as the reporting of data to the Zonal Project manager.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Cluster Supervisor is line managed by the Zonal project Manager, who maintains most on-going communication and planning for the position holder.
  • The position holder also maintains relationships with the country office departments, including finance and logistics. Key external relationships are with staff at the state Malaria Control Programme and with LGA health staff.

Key Accountabilities
LGAs activities (60%):

  • Support the coordination of SMC activities in the supported LGAs by Malaria Consortium:
  • Assist the LGAs and health facilities in planning for SMC activities
  • Assist in SMC administration, training and supervision at LGA level
  • Assist in the elaboration of a work plan for SMC which is consistent with budget and microplans
  • Identify and participate in meetings on coordination with actors engaged in various activities in health LGAs covered by Malaria Consortium
  • Identify and participate in meetings at LGA level focused on malaria and community level activities
  • Participate in meetings and trainings organized by other partners in the relevant LGAs.
  • Assist the Malaria Consortium SMC LGA Coordinator in the coordination of plans and communication between LGA health authorities and Malaria Consortium on progress and challenges
  • Assist in quantification on needs for SBCC materials and inputs for SMC delivery
  • Track and report on progress against the work plan

Distribution of SP+AQ and SMC delivery (20%):

  • Assist in the planning and quantification of materials required for SMC delivery and quantification for SP+AQ and distribution of SP+AQ to ensure no stock-outs at any level or time during SMC campaign in his/her supported LGAs
  • Participate and report on SMC activities at LGAs level on the consumption of materials for SMC delivery (cards, tally sheets) and SP+AQ to ensure smooth delivery
  • Support and ensure proper supervision of the CHWs and health facility staff/in charge

Reporting and documentation (20%):

  • Ensure that data are collected and transmitted from health facilities to LGAs and to the Malaria Consortium M&E Officer and the Zonal project Manager
  • Ensure that the State Coordinator have received in good time information regarding LGAs activities and potential risks or situations that could impact on SMC activities, also indirectly, specifically related to communication, training, supervision
  • Provide on time drugs reconciliation report at the end of each round of SMC distribution for his/her supported LGAs
  • Undertake all other tasks as necessary and instructed by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Training in nursing or public health
  • Five years’ experience of working in public health
  • Experience working at LGAs and/or community level.
  • Experience working on campaign style interventions (delivery of interventions or social mobilization)

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • Good understanding of the Nigeria health system
  • Understanding of communication for behaviour change and social mobilisation
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as individually
  • Ability to travel to LGAs outside of state at least 40% of the time
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Hausa

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 A – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

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

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

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

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

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL 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 A – Recognises own stress levels and adapts:

  • Recognises limitations and takes steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress
  • Remains focussed on objectives and goal in a rapidly changing environment
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

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 A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary
Competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

 

 

Job Title: Zonal Project Manager
Locations: 
Sokoto, Zamfara & Jigawa / Katsina
Slot: 3 Openings
Department: Management
Length of contract: 2-years
Role type: National
Grade: 9
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Senior Project Manager

Country and Project Background

  • The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016).
  • The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 projects. 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 has recently received grant from the Good Ventures 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.

Job Purpose

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

Key Working Relationships:

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

Scope of Work

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

Key Accountabilities (percent of time spent on each area) 
Project Management (60%):

  • Work with the programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with the SMC Malaria Project Implementation Plan.
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time.
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed SMC project team in their states.
  • Work directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation in the states and see that activities are carried out on time and within budget.
  • Liaise regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required.
  • Liaise with other partners relevant for successful SMC malaria implementation in the state.
  • Line manages an effective and technically sound SMC project team in the state.
  • Liaise with state stakeholders to get their buy-in and ensure effective implementation of SMC activities in the state
  • Ensure the mass drug distribution campaign is carried out according to guidelines, and in compliance to donor funding requirements
  • Organize and participate in the training of State, LGA and community volunteers teams involved in the distribution activities
  • Participate in the state and LGA level microplanning meetings for the distribution activities
  • Be responsible for timely financial accountability for any disbursed funds for project activities in the state
  • Support SMOH to develop SMC scale – up plan especially in the period after the project period
  • Duty of care on all campaign personnel.
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans.
  • Work closely with the SPM to prepare the programme monitoring and evaluation plan in conjunction with the Project M&E Manager. Work with the project team to implement it.
  • Work with the country finance team and project finance associate to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets.
  • Be responsible for zonal project budget management and reporting
  • Be responsible for preparing project progress report, which is submitted to the SPM and regional programme director quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis.
  • Work with finance team and SPM to prepare quarterly financial reports.
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the SPM to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme.
  • Coordinate with other donors and implementers to ensure complementarity of implementation of the SMC malaria project in project states by leveraging resources and harmonizing efforts where possible.
  • Work with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator, SPM, for social mobilization to see that a programme communications strategy is developed and implemented.
  • Coordinate the documentation of SMC supported activities in form of activity-specific reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference.
  • Contribute to SMC coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point presentations.
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders.
  • Oversee project partners inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment
  • Work with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI.

Technical Contributions (10%):

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

Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (20%):

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

Representation (10%):

  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events,
  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project.
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in SMC interventions

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

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

Desirable:

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

Work-Based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques and previous experience in mass drug distribution campaign activities
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Understanding of public health issues in Nigeria

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

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

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

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

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Salary
Competitive.

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

 

Application Deadline  13th February, 2019. 23:59.