Senior Malaria Specialist Vacancy at Malaria Consortium

On 11/Jan/2019 / In NGO Jobs

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 work in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.

Senior Malaria Specialist

Grade: 8 
Department: Technical Length of contract: Five years 
Length of contract: 10 Years
Role type: National 
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Team Leader, SUNMAP2/ 
Dotted line manager:  Country Technical Coordinator 
Direct reports: Market systems development specialist, Diagnostics specialist, SBCC specialist  

Qualifications and Experience

  • Postgraduate degree in Epidemiology or Public Health with a focus on malaria control/elimination
  • At least 8 years working in technical role with an excellent understanding of malaria control/elimination approaches
  • Significant experience in intervention design and implementation of large-scale malaria control projects
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of malaria control Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Experience in setting up standards of technical quality as well as internal quality assurance mechanisms 
  • Experience with value-for-money measurements
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system


  • Significant knowledge in communicable diseases control
  • Experience of supporting development of learning processes and structures, ideally in an NGO context
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Work-Based Skills

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


  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills including familiarity with software such as STATA, R or Statgraphics
  • Demonstrable publication writing skills include peer reviewed publications
  • Advocacy skills

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 lessonâ€learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for

Malaria Consortium 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 D – Develops external networks to increase internal thinking/ learning:

  • Actively develops partnerships with relevant organisations, think tanks and individuals
  • Takes initiative to establish a network or partnership where one does not exist
  • Ensures any external learning is effectively brought in-house



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