• Vacancy at The USAID Supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS)

  • Posted on: 9 October, 2014 Deadline: 23 October, 2014
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  • The USAID supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), is a 5 year project which is expected to take on the USAID mandate of improving malaria control at scale in nine (9) states namely; Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kebbi, Kogi. Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara. Health Partners International (HPI), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS project, now seeks to employ a professional with expertise in Capacity Building to coordinate all related outputs and activities in its Kogi State field office.

    State Capacity Building Officer


    The Capacity Building Officer will be based in the Kogi office of the MAPS Project and will be responsible for working with various stakeholders at the State and LGA levels as well as MAPS Capacity building team. S/he will also strengthen capacity and provide technical expertise in malaria case management focusing on effective control and prevention in Nigeria.

    Additional key responsibilities will include;
    ?    Provide strategic leadership and oversee all capacity building activities relating to malaria prevention and control in the program state;
    ?     Assist the states to undertake an assessment of gaps in case management systems at state and LGA levels;
    ?    Support the State and LGAs to plan, conduct and supervise malaria case management activities;
    ?    Assist the State Malaria Control program to effectively harmonize all malaria control activities at State and LGA levels;


    • Interested candidates must have a post-graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines in health and medical sciences.
    • A minimum of 4 years 'experience in capacity building functions or a similar role as well as hands-on knowledge of capacity building tools is essential forthis role.
    • Previous experience and extensive knowledge in policy development, health system reforms, management of health service delivery and Primary Health Care in Nigeria is an essential requirement.
    • In addition, significant track record in program and people management at both state and LGA level and excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft office tools as well as report writing skills is essential for this role.

    Method of Application

    Terms and Conditions of Employment: The appointment term will be for a period of 12 months, with an initial 6 months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a copy of their recent CV through the appropriate link at www.gridconsulting.net All applications must be submitted latest Thursday, 23rd October, 2014. Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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