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  • Posted on: 11 January, 2012 Deadline: 23 January, 2012
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  • SuNMaP is DFID-funded five year programme to support the National Malaria Control Programme.  It currently operates in six states, namely; Anambra, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Niger and Ogun with headquarters in Abuja. This £50m project is managed by a consortium of three international organizations, namely: Malaria Consortium UK, Health Partners International UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.
    The objective of SuNMaP is to strengthen the delivery of the Nigeria’s National Malaria control effort by providing technical support to improve the capacity of the National Malaria Control programme (NMCP) at all levels. In doing this, the programme is working with stakeholders in the health sector public and private; as well as civil societies and partners from the commercial sector.
    The programme has been in operation for over three years and is now expanding to four additional states; namely; Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna and Yobe.

    LOCATION: Abuja
    This Senior position is a long-term technical assistant who will be seconded to NMCP to assist the National Programme with coordination and harmonization of programme activities. S/he will support NMCP to.
    Work with all stakeholders (including funders and implementers in both the Federal and State Governmental agencies) to ensure buy-in to the coordination framework.
    Agree monthly work-plans and deliverables with the head of NMCP and SuNMaP.
    Review and update stakeholders mapping document, networks; currently or potentially supporting malaria control in Nigeria.
    Revise the coordination framework for the NMCP in light of the lessons on its implementation so far.
    Ensure the Nigeria Malaria Partnership Coordination continue to be effective.
    An experienced Health Professional with a degree in International or Public Health is required, with a minimum of 10-years working experience in Malaria control programme.
    S/he must have proven technical skills and knowledge in Malaria Case management and general Programme coordination with knowledge of operations in the Public sector.
    Ability to operate at enhanced levels with programme partners within the donor community is essential. Similarly, strong communication and coordination skills are required for this position.

    LOCATION: Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna & Yobe
    This position will be based in each of the four new operating States. Each Technical Malaria Manager will be responsible for providing technical support to the State Ministry of Health and other partners engaged in malaria control effort.
    S/he will be involved in direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria at the State, community and grass-roots level. S/he will coordinate and maintain an oversight of programme activities in the State including harmonization of malaria control efforts at the state level. Other key responsibilities include;
    Coordinating public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers and PMVs on malaria diagnosis and case management.
    Coordinating the implementation of state based activities including malaria commodity distribution.
    Ensuring programme monitoring data are regularly collected, collated and fed-back to the Central programme team.
    Monitoring access to LLINs and ACTs through the commercial sector and civil society.
    A Health professional with a Master’s degree in International or Public Health with a minimum of five years relevant work experience.
    S/he must have experience in malaria, and general management and control of other diseases. Excellent planning, budgeting and communicating skills are required for this position.
    Previous experience in a similar role within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.

    LOCATION:  Lagos
    This position will be operationally based in the Lagos Programme Office. The Marketing Support Officer will be responsible for providing support to the antimalarial commodity (LLINs, ACTs and RDTs) market and its key players.
    S/he will work with the Programme Commercial Sector Partners to analyse the market and design interventions to address market constraints. S/he will monitor all market interventions through regular field visits and also work closely with the Senior Manager to document market information for lesson learning and decision making
    A University degree in Business, Marketing, or other related discipline is required.
    A minimum of 3-years’ experience in market development, a good understanding of the private sector,  as well as excellent communication skill is required for this post.

    LOCATION:  Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Ogun & Yobe
    This position will be based in each of the seven operating states. The officer will be actively responsible for providing operational support to the Technical Malaria Manager on programme activities in each of the States. Some of these support activities include; development of annual work-plans and budgets, inventory and commodity management, management of  consultancy assignments and data management for the Programme and State Ministries of Health.
    A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 5-years work experience in programme support and management.
    Additional skills required for this position include; excellent communication and negotiation skills, good management and organization skills, as well as excellent planning and report writing skills. S/he must be fully computer literate.
    Previous experience in a similar role and within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.

    LOCATION:  Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Ogun & Yobe
    This position will be based in each of the seven operating states. The job holder will be responsible for providing general accounting services to the State Programme office. S/he will perform the role of a cashier in maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions in accordance with the programme financial policies and procedures.
    S/he will monitor advances, maintain banking relationships with programme bankers, compile monthly cash forecast, implement regular reviews of internal control and provide support in maintenance of programme assets register.
    A bachelor’s degree or HND in Accounting with a minimum of 5-years’ work experience in a similar role.
    S/he must have an excellent working knowledge of computer and accounting soft-ware packages, strong management and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    Previous experience in a similar role and within a donor funding environment will be an added.

    LOCATION:  Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Niger, Ogun & Yobe
    This position will be based in each of the four new operating states. The job holder will be responsible for ensuring adherence to all administrative policies and procedures in the programme administrative manual.
    S/he will maintain an effective and efficient workflow of all activities within the programme office environment. This includes: support for personnel and logistic activities. S/he will oversee the procurement and supply of goods and services, maintain proper inventory of all office assets including general security of properties, office equipments, vehicles and fuel management.
    A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 5 years working experience.
    Additional skills required will include; excellent supervisory, inter-personal, communication and planning skills.
    Previous working experience in a similar role and working environment with masters in Business Administration will be an added advantage.

    LOCATION: Abuja, Enugu, Jigawa, & Yobe
    This position will be based in Abuja and each of the three new operating States. The job holder will be responsible for operating the programme vehicle and ensuring general safety for the vehicle at all times. The successful candidate will also be responsible for pick-ups and other scheduled programme appointments.
    A minimum of five years driving experience and not less than an SSCE qualification is required for this position.
    Ability to speak, write and read English Language is essential for this position.
    Previous experience in a similar role and environment will be an added advantage
    To apply for this post, please email a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to  sunmap@gridconsulting.net . Please quote the job title in the subject line.
    Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

    CLOSING DATE: 12 noon, Friday 23 January 2012
    Interview date: February
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