Sunday, 23 February 2020

Malaria Consortium Job Recruitment

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: LGA Field Officer
Locations: Kano, Katsina & Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 1-year
Role type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: 4
Reporting to: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Country and project background
  • 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 country will be consolidated into a single project and managed by Senior Project Manager who will report to the Country Programme Manager.
  • 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)
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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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%):
  • 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.
  • 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.
Reporting & data quality control (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.
  • 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%)
Administrative and other duties (10%):
  • 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.
  • 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.
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • 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
  • 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.
Desirable:
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience working at LGA level
  • A broad range of experience including logistics, training and capacity building ability
Work-based skills:
Essential:
  • Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team member and under stress in what can be a harsh environment
  • Nigerian
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
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:
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
  • Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role
  • Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when needed to achieve results
Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data
  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL B – Fosters two-way communication:
  • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
  • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively
  • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
  • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:
  • 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
  • Is as a good and effective team player
  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements.
Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities:
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise
  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes / mistakes
  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
Living the values:
LEVEL B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives.
  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
Salary
Competitive.




Job Title: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Locations: Kano, Katsina and Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 1 year
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel Involved: 40% within the State
Child Safeguarding Level: 3
Reporting to: Zonal Programmes Manager
Direct Reports: LGA Field Officer
Country and Project Background
  • 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.
  • 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)
Job Purpose
  • 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 the LGA/Health Facilities and communities
  • line managing the activities of the field officer(s).
  • The Cluster Supervisor will support the micro-planning and implementation of project activities at LGA level, with health facilities and communities at LGA level in the supported States (Jigawa, Katsina, Kano, Sokoto and Yobe) 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
Scope of Work:
  • The position holder will support the micro-planning 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 Programme manager.
Key Working Relationships:
  • S/he 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.
  • The Cluster Supervisor is line managed by the Zonal Programme Manager, who maintains most ongoing communication and planning for the position holder
  • The position in addition line manages the LGA field officers
Key Accountabilities
LGAs activities (60%):
  • 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
  • Support the coordination of SMC activities in the supported LGAs by Malaria Consortium
  • Assist the LGAs and health facilities in planning for SMC activities
  • Supervise the activities of the field officers in the varying LGAs managed by MC
  • 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
Distribution of SP+AQ and SMC delivery (20%):
  • 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.
  • 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
Reporting and documentation (20%):
  • 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.
  • Ensure that data are collected and transmitted from health facilities to LGAs and to the Malaria Consortium M&E Officer and the Zonal Programme 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
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Experience working at LGAs and/or community level.
  • Experience working on campaign-style interventions (delivery of interventions or social mobilization)
  • Training in Nursing or Public Health
  • Five years experience of working in public health
Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:
  • Ability to travel to LGAs outside of the state at least 40% of the time
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Hausa.
  • 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
Core Competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks.
  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
Analysis and Use of Information:
LEVEL B – Uses evidence to support work:
  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs
  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
Interpersonal and Communications:
LEVEL B – Fosters Two-way Communication:
  • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
  • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively
  • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
  • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
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:
  • 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
  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
Flexibility / Adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes / mistakes
  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
Living the values:
  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
  • LEVEL B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers
Strategic Planning and Thinking and Sector Awareness:
LEVEL B – Manages own workload effectively:
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives.
  • Plans and manages own workload effectively




Job Title: Accounts Officer
Locations: Gombe, Kano and Niger, Yobe
Department: Finance
Length of Contract: 3 years
Role Type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 5%
Reporting to: Line manager – 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 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 and iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies.
  • 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
  • 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
Job Purpose
  • The Accounts Officer will provide a cashier function and accounting services of maintaining proper financial records of all transactions in accordance with MC financial procedures to the respective field offices in the zone.
Scope of Work:
  • The Accounts Officer will be responsible for timely posting of all Invoices approved and paid, petty cash management and banking, filing of field office monthly financial information inclusive of payment vouchers, bank information, financial correspondence etc. S/he will also ensure orderliness within the finance department.
  • The Accounts officer will deals with all cash receipts and payments as well as advising the Project Manager, Technical Officer and Financial Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing area of concern with suggested solution.
Key Working Relationships:
  • The Accounts officer (AO) will be a staff in the state and will report to the project manager while interacting directly with other staff including operations officer, administrative officer and other technical staff in the field office.
  • S/he will also work with stakeholders, Local government and communities in the state. Indirectly report to the country finance officer.
Key Accountabilities
Finance work (40%):
  • Making Payments of all meetings, workshop and training participants and consultants
  • Safeguarding the organisation resources by scrutinising all payment requests, TAFs, PRFs by adhering to the MC Manual, Policies and Procedures
  • Advising the Project Manager and Financial Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing areas of concern with suggested solutions
  • Follow up on the stock balance of financial documents (forms, vouchers, receipts etc.) and make a timely order before stock outs occurs
  • Prepare monthly reports to the Project Manager as set on monthly finance timetable which comprises the following:
    • Bank reconciliation statement including copy of bank statement
    • Aged list of outstanding Advances and Other ledger balances
    • Fixed asset register update and Spot Check reports
    • Authorised Petty Cash Count Certificate and reconciliations
    • Monthly timesheet updates
    • End of Month Checklist
Suppliers Invoice (25%):
  • Prepare all payments – cash, cheque, bank transfers and obtain approval from the authorised personnel
  • Post payments onto PSF general ledger ensuring the accuracy of all the required codes
  • Receive all invoices from suppliers & vendors and prepare the Invoice authorisation forms
  • Review and post all invoices onto PSF ledger ensuring the accuracy of codes, support documentation, budget availability and necessary approval from the authorised personnel
Operations related work (25%):
  • In charge of archiving and filling all finance documents and ensuring that they are in safe custody and easily accessible by the finance team
  • In-charge of collating timesheets of all field office staff
  • Be responsible for issuing travel and activity advances to project managers, consultants and/or any other staff travels, including reconciliation of the same on return
Petty Cash (10%):
  • In charge of keeping the Petty cash impress system and records, making requisitions and issues as approved by the authorised personnel. Take collections after issuing proper receipts and make a deposit of all cash collections in a timely, honest and trust worthy manner
  • Count Petty Cash on a minimum of a monthly basis with the Financial Accountant
  • Post all petty cash invoices and vouchers into the General Ledger with accurate codes
Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • HND or Bachelor’s in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance team, with at least one year in an Accounts Officer position
Desirable:
  • Working knowledge of accounting software
  • Good excel and other software skills
  • Experience in working in INGO an added advantage
  • Member of Accounting Professional body is an added advantage
Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Strong ability to be able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Willingness to learn at all times
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
Desirable:
  • Working knowledge of accounting software is an added advantage
  • Trustworthiness, Stress tolerance and operational decision making skills is an added advantage
Core Competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL A – Focuses on delivering contribution to Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives:
  • Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
  • Strong self-management of time and effort
  • Checks own work to ensure quality
Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL A – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data
  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
Interpersonal and Communications:
LEVEL A – Listens and clearly presents information:
  • Actively listens and pays attention objectively
  • Presents information and facts in a logical way
  • Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
  • Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively
Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members
  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements
  • Respects and listens to different views/opinions
Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL A – Open to learning and responds positively to feedback:
  • Open to learning new things
  • Responds positively to feedback from others
  • Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve
  • Willingness to manage own development and performance
  • Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes/ mistakes
  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
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.



Job Title: Zonal Project Manager
Locations: Kano, Katsina
Grade: 9
Role type: National
Safeguarding level: 2
Department: Management
Length of contract: 1 year
Travel involved: In-country travel
Reporting to: Senior Project Manager
Direct reports: M&E, Admin / Supply Chain , Accounts Officers and LGA cluster supervisors Dotted
Country and Project Background
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs). Currently, the Nigeria country office manages MC programmes / projects in Sierra Leone, Chad and Burkina Faso. Malaria Consortium recently received grant from a pool of Philanthropic organizations and individuals through the recommendations of Givewell to implement SMC in three West African countries including Nigeria. In addition, Malaria Consortium has funds from GF (as a sub-recipient in GFATM, with SMC component) and SuNMaP2 for SMC. In Nigeria, Malaria Consortium will be using these funds to implement SMC implementation in 7 States (Bauchi, Kebbi, Kano, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara).
  • Under this new funding and any anticipated additional funding, all malaria consortium SMC activities in county will be consolidated into a single project for better coordination and technical integrity. Approved by WHO in 2012, SMC is the monthly administration of a combination sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine (SP+AQ) to children aged 3-59 months during the malaria transmission season to prevent or reduce the effects malaria. Evidence suggests that SMC given monthly prevents approximately 75% of all malaria episodes.
  • 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
Job Purpose
  • To work with the country office team, GF Project Manager, 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 Zonal 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%):
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 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
  • 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.
Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team-leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • 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.
Desirable:
  • Experience on SMC-supported project
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office
Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Understanding of public health issues in Nigeria
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques and previous experience in mass drug distribution campaign activities
Core Competencies
Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks
  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
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:
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively
  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
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:
  • 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
  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback,
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team
  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
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:
  • 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
  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning
Salary
Competitive.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Note
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.

Application Deadline 28th February, 2020.

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