The USAID supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), is a 5-year project aimed at implementing the USAID mandate of improving malaria control at scale in nine (9) states namely; Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo, Zamfara, Akwa-Ibom, Kebbi and the country office Abuja.
Malaria Consortium (MC), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS project, now seeks to employ professionals with expertise in implementing malaria programme activities in the Kogi office of the programme.
The Malaria Implementation Officer will be based in the Kogi state office of the MAPS project. S/he will be responsible for the implementation of Malaria technical activities as well as Malaria control strategies at the State, LGAs, health facilities and grass-root levels. The officer will represent the project in Malaria Technical Groups and other relevant health coordinating committees with the approval of the state coordinator.
Other key responsibilities include:
» Coordinate the implementation of State-based activities on malaria prevention (including LLIN distribution, use and monitoring);
» Provide support for malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS;
» Provide technical support to states to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women;
» Provide technical support for capacity building on malaria technical areas including training of personnel at the state ministry of health and other facilities;
» Provide technical expertise at the state level to the SMCP as it relates to all issues on capacity building for the Management of malaria control;
Candidates must have a Medical degree and a post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology or other related discipline. S/he must have at least 5 years' work experience in public health particularly in malaria programme services or service delivery. Prior knowledge of the operations of public and private sector stakeholders within the aid sector is essential. Excellent communication skills with hands-on computer proficiency is also required.
Terms and Conditions of Employment
The appointment term will be a period of up to 15 months, with an initial 6 months probationary period.
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a copy of their recent CV using the name of the position as subject of the email through the email firstname.lastname@example.org All applications must be submitted latest Friday, 5th December, 2014. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interview.