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: Zonal Project Manager
Locations: Sokoto, Zamfara & Jigawa / Katsina (3 positions)
Role type: National
Length of contract: 2 years
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).
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.
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.
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.
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
Qualifications and Experience:
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
Experience on SMC-supported project
Advance knowledge of Microsoft office
Work-based Skills and Competencies:
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
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
Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C - Adapts communications effectively:
Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
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.
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
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
Application Closing Date
29th September, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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