State Technical Officer Vacancy at Malaria Consortium - Kano, Niger and Gombe

On 07/Nov/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.
Malaria Consortium
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: State Technical Officer
 
Locations: Kano, Niger and Gombe
Grade: 7
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: Non Focal Point
Reporting to: Zonal Programme Manager
Direct reports: M&E 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
 
Job Purpose
To work with the project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activities with a focus on the identification, training, logistic system for iCCM commodities and supervision of health facility and community health workers in the state.
 
Scope of Work:
The State Technical Officer (STO) would support the programme activities at state level, in all service delivery points in all the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of operation to ensure timely programme delivery to achieve given targets and objectives.
 
Key Working Relationships:
The officer working under the line-management of the Zonal Programme Manager (ZPM) and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.
 
Key Accountabilities
Technical contributions (70%):
  • Coordinate the implementation of state-based activities on malaria prevention (including routine LLIN distributions, use and monitoring)
  • Work closely with the SR that would deliver mass distribution of LLINs in state of operation
  • Coordinate programme activities to support malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS
  • Support the State MoH to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp)
  • Technical support for the planning and management of malaria and other communicable disease control programmes at state level
  • Coordinate public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers, Community Care Givers and PMVs on malaria prevention and case management 
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas 
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to ZPM
  • Coordinate the project specific and support to State MoH on procurement, supply chain and logistics activities
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Support state M&E activities
  • Represent MC on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at state level with approval of the ZPM
Project Management (20%):
  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on time.
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government.
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager
  • Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (10%):
  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality
Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme
Qualifications and Experience
Essential: 
  • Degree in Medical, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential: 
  • Knowledge of medical supplies procurement and supply chain management
  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Familiar with public health principles 
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
Salary
Competitive.
 
Application Closing Date
10th November, 2019; 23:59.
 
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

 

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