• Jobs at UKaid Malaria Programme - SuNMaP

  • Posted on: 14 February, 2012 Deadline: 27 February, 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, Kastina, Lagos, Niger and Ogun with headquarter 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 society and partner from the commercial sector

    The programme has been in operation for over three years and is now expanding to four additional states; namely; Enugu, Jigiwa, Kaduna and Yobe. We are now looking to fill the following positions across the existing and new operating states:

    Northern Region Programme Manager:   Kano

    This position will assist the Programme Director in the management of SuNMaP activities in 6 Northern States. This includes management of state level teams and maintaining effective relationships with programme partners including other DFID health programmes, State Ministries, State Malaria Control Programme, key individuals in the Government, other aid agencies, private sector, Civil Society groups and other Parastatals within the Northern States. Other key responsibilities include;

    - Ensuring all programme offices in the North run their business smoothly and their financial transactions are sound;
    - Ensuring that local procurement and management arrangements meet the accounting requirements of the Government of Nigeria and that of OFID;
    - Assisting in the timely submission of quarterly programme progress reports of Northern States as specified by the Government of Nigeria and DFID;

    Qualifications:

    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 programmes in a developing country, S/he must have proven technical skills and knowledge in health service delivery and primary health care in a developing country. Previous experience and knowledge in Public health, policy development and health system reforms is essential for this position. Similarly strong communication and coordination skills are required.

    Malaria Specialist: Abuja

    The Malaria Specialist is responsible for the planning and implementation of the outputs of the programme relating to malaria case management and prevention.
    S/he will be involved in providing technical assistance to programme activities related to malaria case management and prevention as well as supporting the
    identification and resolution of bottlenecks during implementation. The Specialist will liaise with other technical and state managers to ensure effective implementation of programme strategies relating to malaria prevention and treatment. Other key responsibilities include:

    - Supporting the Programme Directors in the identification of potential modification to programme strategies for continuous improvement;
    - In collaboration with the Programme Technical Director, supporting NMCP in the review process of National Malaria Control policies and strategies related to malaria case management and prevention;
    - Supporting the capacity building efforts of the programme using relevant tools and approaches for relevant stakeholders and programme staff in various aspects of malaria control and related fields;

    Qualifications:

    A Health professional with a Master’s degree in Public Health or other related fields with a minimum of 8-years relevant work experience in malaria control. S/he must have a good knowledge of malaria and of the health system structures in Nigeria. Excellent planning, budgeting and communicating skills are required for this position. Previous experience in a coordinating role and within a donor-funding environment will be an added advantage.

    Operational Research and Knowledge Management Specialist: Abuja

    The OR and KM Specialist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the outputs of the programme relating to operational research, as well as the facilitation of programme management and documentation activities. S/he in collaboration with the Programme Technical Director will support the development of the NMCP Operational research platform and coordinate activities related to programme operational research. Other responsibilities include;

    - Providing capacity building  support to NMCP  and SMCPs, as well as SuNMaP technical staff in programme supported states;
    - Liaising with research groups involved in studies to ensure effective tracking of implementation in line with approved protocols;

    Qualified candidates should possess the following:
    - A post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related fields with a minimum of 8-years experience in operational research.
    - S/he must be conversant with health communication approaches and techniques. A good understanding of concepts and approaches, which guide effective knowledge management, is essential for this post.
    - Previous hands-on experience in website and knowledge management in a similar working environment will be an added advantage.

    Capacity Building Manager: Abuja

    The Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for coordinating all capacity building efforts across the entire programme. S/he, working closely with the Programme Technical Director will support the NMCP in the review process of National Capacity Building strategies for the management of malaria control. Also, the Capacity Building Manager will liaise with other technical and state managers to ensure effective implementation of programme strategies relating to NMCP and programme capacity building packages;

    Qualified candidates should possess the following:

    • A post-graduate qualification in Public or Health management or other related fields with a minimum of 5-years experience.
    • S/he must have an excellent knowledge of health system strengthening concepts and context.
    • Additional skills required for this position include any one of: experience in adult education, teaching or curriculum development and demonstrable proficiency in relevant computer packages. Previous experience in a similar role and within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.

    Operations Manager: Abuja

    The Operations Manager will provide support to the programme management and technical teams in planning, budgeting, scheduling and tracking of all programme technical activities. S/he will liaise with relevant staff in operations at both the National and State levels to ensure resources required for scheduled activities are available on time and at the required standard. In addition, the Operations Manager will monitor and report on programme activity process indicators on accelerated routine commodity, training, HMIS and NMCP Malaria data;

    Qualified candidates should possess the following:

    • A post graduate degree in one of Public health, Health Logistics, Health Management or Supply Chain Management is required; together with a minimum of 5 years experience in a coordinating.
    • The ideal candidate must have a good knowledge of the health system structure in the Nigerian context, as well as a demonstrable proficiency in the use of computer packages.

    Account Officer: Abuja

    The Officer will be responsible for checking the accuracy of all financial transactions posted to the ledgers on the finance system of the Programme. S/he will check advance requests and ensure they are being processed in adherence to approved financial regulations. The officer will support the Financial and Management Accountant on all financial related issues;

    Qualified candidates should possess the following:

    • A bachelor’s degree in any discipline with a minimum of 5 years working experience. Additional skills required will include; excellent inter-personal, communication and planning skills.
    • Previous hands-on experience in the use of computer and accounting softwares is essential for this position. Previous working experience in a similar role and working environment will be an added advantage.

    Driver: Anambra, Kano, Lagos

    This position will be based in each of the three operating States. Each job holder will be responsible for operating the programme vehicle and ensuring the general safety of the vehicle at all times. The successful candidate will also be responsible for pick-ups and other scheduled programme appointments;

    Qualified candidates should possess the following:

    • 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. Previous experience in a similar role and environment will be an added advantage.

    Terms of Appointment:

    The appointment term will be a period 15 months for each position, with an initial 6 months probationary period. As a result, the programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions apply.

    Mode of Application:

    Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of an application letter and CV addressed to the Human Resource Officer through the link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net . The subject line of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for. Applications without a subject title will NOT be processed. All applications must be received on or before 27th February, 2012. Interviews will commence in March with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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