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  • Posted: Feb 18, 2022
    Deadline: Feb 28, 2022
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    Malaria Consortium Nigeria is committed to tackling the large number of malaria cases and deaths in the country. Working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and other partners, we lead and support three major malaria control initiatives in the country: Support to the National Malaria Control Programme (SuNMaP); NetWorks and MAPS. Our areas of focus in...
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    National Consultant - Health Systems Strengthening / Malariologist (Regional STTA)

    Activity Timelines: February - March 2022
    Total TA Days: 12 TA Days


    • We require qualified personnel with expertise in Malaria programming who will facilitate a landscape and context analysis of the malaria control situation in Borno, Lagos and the FCT.
    • The landscape and context analysis will involve collaboration with key stakeholders at the national (NMEP, FMOH -Child Health Dept) and sub-national levels (Borno, Lagos and FCT) especially the SMOH, SPHCBs, SMEPs, LGAs and MFPs including community-based service providers.

    The key domains of the analyses will include :

    • Community accountability structures
    • Malaria control and child health situation analysis
    • SMEP and LGA institutional capacity assessment
    • Partners and private sector stakeholders landscaping
    • Health systems assessment (especially PSM and HMIS relevant to malaria programming) in both public and private sectors.

    Objectives of the analysis are to:

    • Assess the state’s community level structure for malaria accountability and expansion of access to quality services
    • Describe the current malaria situation and programme implementation status in the states (malaria epidemiology, intervention coverage, barriers and facilitators of intervention coverage, and treatment seeking behaviour).
    • Conduct a rapid assessment of the capacity of key personnel at the state and LGA (programme officers) to plan and implement malaria control activities effectively and selected health facility workers on integrated case management of fever.
    • Conduct a landscape analysis of partners and private sector organizations working on malaria in the state.
    • Assess the key health systems components especially procurement supply chain management and health management information systems relevant to malaria programming both in the public and private sector.

    Specific Tasks / Deliverables

    • Draft protocol and tool for landscape and context analysis
    • Organize stakeholder engagement meetings and interviews
    • Conduct desk reviews - published and unpublished literature review, review of reports, policies, plans etc
    • Mapping of stakeholders and potential malaria partners in the states
    • Conduct field work – including key informant interviews and health worker interviews
    • Map commodity procurement and distribution channels and document gaps
    • Conduct S.W.O.T analysis of LMIS and HMIS
    • Assess SMEP/LGA institutional capacity
    • Synthesize findings from desk review and empirical data collection
    • Write report.

    Qualifications and Experience

    • PhD or equivalent experience in Health Care Management or Public / Global Health or a related research discipline.
    • At least 15 years post-qualification experience
    • Experience in evaluation of health systems and/or maternal and child health programmes
    • Very strong background in Supply Chain and Logistics, and field management and coordination
    • Experience in evaluation of supply chain management systems
    • Strong knowledge of WHO Good Storage and Good Distribution Practices
    • Familiarity with the malaria commodity procurement and supply chain management in Nigeria as well as cold chain system for vaccines
    • Familiarity with the commodity logistics management information system in NIgeria
    • Experience working closely with senior government officials
    • Experience in qualitative study design, data collection methods and data analysis using relevant data analysis software like AtlasTi, Nvivo etc.
    • Experience in evaluating community structures and systems
    • Experience working closely with senior government officials.

    Method of Application

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