• Vacancy at Malaria Consortium via Grid Consulting

  • Posted on: 3 February, 2015 Deadline: 16 February, 2015
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  • Malaria Consortium (www.malariaconsortium.org) is one of the world's leading non-profit organisations, which is dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium (MC) works to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted
    diseases and promote child and maternal health.

    Malaria Consortium works with partners, including all levels of Government to improve the lives of all, especially the poorest and marginalised in Africa and Asia. MC targets key health burdens, including malaria, pneumonia and other
    neglected tropical diseases, along with other factors that impact child and maternal health.

    Malaria Consortium has been in operations in Nigeria since 2008 to fully establish its long term commitment. It now seeks to recruit a Marketing Technical Officer for its recently awarded UNITAIO project to create a private sector market for WHO approved Malaria ROTs.

    Marketing Technical Officer:

     

    The Technical officer will be located in Cross River State. The Job holder will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of all project activities in the state. Some of which include; sensitizing private sector consumers and manufacturers to increase the use of the WHO approved malaria RDT's.

    Other key responsibilities include:

    •   »   Develop and implement a marketing strategy for the malaria RDT brand targeting majorly providers and consumers;
    •   »   Work closely with the Country Office Communications Manager to develop and implement IEC materials and BCC campaign;
    •   »   Coordinate market research analysis to identify importers, distributors and health care workers to support a seamless supply chain distribution as well as track market price for RDT's periodically;
    •   »   Participate in regular meetings with major stakeholders to gather data for proper analysis on campaign progress, product acceptance and adherence as well as overtreatment with ACTs;
    •   »   Prepare periodic reports on progress of implementation of work-plans amongst team members as well as document key findings and lessons learnt for dissemination to stakeholders for possible publication;

    Qualification

    Interested candidates must have a minimum degree in Marketing, Market research or other related fields. A Masters' degree in Business Administration will be an added advantage. S/he must have at least 3-5years' experience in managing large scale marketing programmes as well as a good knowledge of the operations of the Nigerian private health sector and Ministry of Health. The ideal candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal and negotiation skills and must be proficient in the use of Microsoft office packages especially MS Excel and other relevant database tools.

    Terms and Conditions of Employment

    The appointment term will be for a renewable period of up to 24 months, with an initial 6 months probationary period.

    Method of Application

    All Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a copy of their recent CV to mcvacancy@gridconsulting.net. All applications must be submitted latest Monday, 16th February, 2015.

    Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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