FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories. We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of: Malaria Technical Advisor
Job Summary / Responsibilities:
Nigeria Malaria Action Plan for States (MAPS) is a $79.9 million USAID-funded project. MAPS is a 5-year (October 2010 – September 2015) comprehensive malaria program designed to support the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP). MAPS is a flagship program of the US Government’s President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI), the project works at the national level and in nine Nigerian states to increase the quality, access and uptake of specific malaria control interventions, including Long Lasting Insecticidal Nets (LLIN), Artemisenin-based Combination Therapies (ACTs), Rapid Diagnostic Tests (RDTs), and Intermittent Preventive Treatment for pregnant women (IPTp).
The project engages the public and private health in a formal and informal way to: a) strengthen the management capacity of the State Ministry of Health and Local Government Area health personnel to provide planning and oversight of malaria interventions; b) promote positive malaria-related behaviours through behaviour-change communication activities and community mobilization; and c) improve the ability of the focus states and NMEP to effectively monitor and evaluate malaria interventions and use data effectively for decision-making. MAPS project is jointly managed by a consortium led by FHI360, Malaria Consortium (MC) and Health Partners International (HPI).
The Malaria Technical Advisor will be based in Abuja, Nigeria and will provide overall technical leadership for the MAPS programme, with a focus on public sector interventions. The Malaria Technical Advisor will have sound technical knowledge and experience in Malaria control interventions. This position is anticipated to fulfill the role of Deputy Chief of Party (DCOP) and will report to the Programme Chief of Party.
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Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.