Zonal Project Manager Vacancy at Malaria Consortium

On 17/Jan/2020 / 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 are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Zonal Project Manager
Location: Bauchi
Department: Management
Length of contract: 1 year
Role type: National
Travel involved: In-country travel
Safeguarding level: 2
Reporting to: Senior Project Manager
Direct reports: M&E, Admin / Supply Chain , Accounts Officers and LGA cluster supervisors
Grade: 9
Organisational / Project Background
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.
Our areas of expertise include:
Disease prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Disease control and elimination
Systems strengthening
Research, monitoring and evaluation leading to best practice
Behaviour change communication
National and international advocacy and policy development
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
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.
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.
Person Specification
Qualifications and experience:
  • Postgraduate or Master's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement - Essential
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries - Essential
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills - Essential
  • Experience managing project budgets - Essential
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading - Essential
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing - Essential
  • Excellent written and spoken English - Essential
  • Experience on SMC-supported project - Desirable
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office - Desirable
Work-based skills and competencies:
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills - Essential
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques and previous experience in mass drug distribution campaign activities - Essential
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed - Essential
  • Understanding of public health issues in Nigeria - Essential
  • 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 B - Uses evidence to support work:
  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs
  • 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 A - Open to learning and responds positively to feedback:
  • Willingness to manage own development and performance
  • Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
  • Open to learning new things
  • Responds positively to feedback from others
  • Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve
  • Flexibility / adaptability
LEVEL A - Recognises own stress levels and adapts:
  • Recognises limitations and take steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress
  • Remains focused 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 A - Demonstrates Malaria Consortium values:
  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Treats all people with respect
  • 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.
Application Closing Date
27th January, 2020.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:


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