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  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality. CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria in 2000 and currently focuses on vulnerable children, agriculture, health and HIV, extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

    We are recruiting to fill the position of:

    Technical Officers

     

    Department: Health Systems Strengthening Unit
    Location: Ondo and Ekiti State
    Band: C-1
    Reports To: TM, GF Malaria
    Supervisees: Partner Health Facilities

    Job Summary

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) shares the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. CRS will partner with the NMEP as a sub-recipient on the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model grant for Nigeria in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    CRS will support NMEP in the implementation of the following interventions:

    • Vector Control - distribution of LLINs.
    • Case management - diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDTs, treatment with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs); treatment for severe malaria with injectable Artesunate.
    • Specific Prevention Interventions (SPI) - Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp).
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
    • Health Information Systems and M&E.
    • Program Management.

    Primary Function

    • The GF Malaria Technical Officer (TO) will be responsible for coordinating the program activities to achieve donor targets in accordance with the work plans, approved deadlines- at the partner health facilities.

    Job Responsibilities
    1.) Program Management:

    • Provide support to the TM in coordinating the GF Malaria project at the health facility level.
    • Ensure that program activities are implemented according to the work plans, approved deadlines, and within the budget limitations in the assigned state.
    • Ensures that the CRS Zero Cash Policy is respected at the field level programming.
    • Coordinates capacity building activities of the CRS GF malaria partner staff and Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs).
    • Ensures the proper execution of the state workplan and the submission of the various trip reports.
    • Participate actively in the program wide quarterly program review, coordinate the analysis of the quarterly M&E state reports and follow up with appropriate actions.
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of partner finances and progress status to the TM & SPM.

    2.) Budget Management:

    • Actively participate in activities to ensure appropriate budget planning and financial reporting by partners.
    • Review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis
    • Actively participate in activities to ensure partners remain in compliance with CRS and GF donor rules and regulations for management of resources

    3.) Partnership Management:

    • Act as a CRS state contact/support for designated partners, including sharing new information and ensuring healthy relationships are maintained between partners and CRS/ SMoH.
    • Provide support to partners as requested, including project development and facilitation of workshops and supporting partners to build linkages with other implementing partners and state governments.
    • Build relationships with other stakeholders in the state which will include other implementing partners, state governments and state agencies for Malaria control.

    4.) Training and Mentoring:

    • Participate in all designated state meetings and trainings.
    • Serve as a resource person at malaria trainings coordinated by CRS.
    • Ensures the program priorities are understood and promote buy in from partner facilities.
    • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CRS partners.

    5.) Representation:

    • Participate in state level meetings with SMoH.
    • Participate in state level technical meetings with other malaria partners e.g. Technical Working Groups etc.

    CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities
    The Technical Officer will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department. This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities; with particular emphasis on coordination with other GF/NFM program staff.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Participate in review of project proposals
    • Participate in Program Department meetings and contribute to development of Program Department priorities.
    • Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate GF/NFM methodologies, best practices, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, that can be useful for CRS/Nigeria GF/NFM programming.
    • Participate in and share information from relevant trainings and workshops, as requested.
    • Participate in CRS/Nigeria strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities

    Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Serves with integrity
    • Models stewardship
    • Cultivates constructive relationships
    • Promotes learning

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: GF Coordinator/Head of Unit, Health Systems Strengthening, SPM, program and finance team members, Head of Programming and CRS Finance and Administration Staff, as well as, the GF Malaria team as a whole.
    • External: NMEP, Assigned GF Malaria partners, staff of the LFA, NMEP, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), other malaria implementing partners.
    • Physical Requirements/Environment: Ability to travel frequently to the project sites in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    Qualifications

    • M.D/MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR post graduate degree in health management or public health.
    • At least 3 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 1 year experience in malaria programming. Some health-related community development experience is required.
    • Experience managing developmental programs is required.
    • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges highly desired.
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
    • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
    • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
    • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Disclaimer Clause:

    • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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    Senior Program Manager

     

    Department/ Health Systems Strengthening Unit
    Location: Abuja
    Band: E1
    Reports To: GF Coordinator/Head of Unit
    Supervisees: M & E Mgr., Supply Chain Officer, Technical Managers, ACSM Officer

    Job Summary

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) shares the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. CRS will partner with the NMEP as a sub-recipient on the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model grant for Nigeria in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    CRS will support NMEP in the implementation of the following interventions:

    • Vector Control - distribution of LLINs.
    • Case management - diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDTs, treatment with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs); treatment for severe malaria with injectable Artesunate.
    • Specific Prevention Interventions (SPI) - Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp).
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
    • Health Information Systems and M&E.
    • Program Management.

    Primary Function

    • The GF/NFM Senior Program Manager (SPM) will be responsible for coordinating the planning process and implementation of the program activities to achieve donor targets in accordance with the work plans, approved deadlines, within the budget limitations and donor guidelines.
    • The SPM must also ensure integration of other CRS activities and programs with other GF/NFM programs especially in states where these projects coexist.

    Job Responsibilities
    1.) Program Management:

    • Provide support to the GF Coordinator/Head of Unit in managing the GF/NFM project.
    • Coordinate the planning process and ensure that program activities are implemented according to the work plans, approved deadlines, and within the budget limitations
    • Ensures that the CRS Zero Cash Policy is respected at the field level programming.
    • Coordinates capacity building activities of the CRS GF malaria staff and partner staff.
    • Ensures the proper execution of the monitoring and evaluation plan and the elaboration of the various trip reports with the assistance of the multidisciplinary team.
    • Coordinates the process of requesting funds from NMEP.
    • Manage program budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources, according to the policies and guidelines of GFATM and CRS
    • Conduct program wide quarterly program review meetings for assigned CRS GF malaria states, coordinate the analysis of the quarterly M&E reports and follow up with appropriate actions.
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status to the management structures of CRS and NMEP.

    2.) Budget Management:

    • With support from the Finance and Compliance team, work with the GF/NFM Local Partner Treatment Facilities (LPTFs) in budget management, including monthly liquidation and request for advance.
    • Actively participate in activities to ensure appropriate budget planning and financial reporting by partners.
    • Review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis
    • Approves program expenditures, budget adjustments, and cost modification requests to donors
    • Actively participate in activities to ensure partners remain in compliance with CRS and GF donor rules and regulations for management of resources
    • Participate actively in the monthly Budget Comparison Report (BCR) meetings.

    3.) Partnership Management:

    • Act as primary contact/support for designated partners, including sharing new information and taking the lead on ensuring healthy relationships are maintained between partners and CRS/ NMEP/SMoH
    • Provide support to partners as requested, including project development and facilitation of workshops and supporting partners to build linkages with other implementing partners and state governments
    • Build relationships with other stakeholders in the state which will include other implementing partners, state governments and state agencies for Malaria control.

    4.) Training and Mentoring:

    • Ensure that all meetings and trainings hold as scheduled and provide leadership at these meetings when present.
    • Serve as a resource person at malaria trainings coordinated by CRS.
    • Ensure all members of the GF Malaria team understand program priorities and promote buy in from team.
    • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CRS staff and partners.

    5.) Representation:

    • Represents CRS at all national level meetings with NMEP, LFA and fiduciary agent.
    • Represents CRS at all national level technical meetings with other malaria partners e.g. Technical Working Groups etc.

    CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities
    The Senior Program Manager will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department. This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities; with particular emphasis on coordination with other GF/NFM program staff.

    Specific responsibilities include:

    • Participate in review of project proposals
    • Participate in Program Department meetings and contribute to development of Program Department priorities
    • Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate GF/NFM methodologies, best practices, M&E tools, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, that can be useful for CRS/Nigeria GF/NFM programming
    • Participate in and share information from relevant trainings and workshops, as requested
    • Participate in CRS/Nigeria strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities

    Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Serves with integrity
    • Models stewardship
    • Cultivates constructive relationships
    • Promotes learning

    Key working relationships:

    • Internal: Country representative CRS Nigeria, GF Coordinator/Head of Unit, Health Systems Strengthening program and finance team members, Head of Programming and CRS Finance and Administration Staff, as well as, the GF Malaria team as a whole.
    • External: NMEP, Assigned GF/NFM partners and partner field offices staff, staff of the LFA, NMEP, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), other malaria implementing partners.
    • Physical Requirements/Environment: Ability to travel frequently to the project sites in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    Qualifications

    • M.D/MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR post graduate degree in health management or public health.
    • At least 8 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 5 years’ experience in malaria programming . Some health-related community development experience is required.
    • Experience managing developmental programs is required.
    • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges highly desired.
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
    • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
    • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
    • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Disclaimer Clause:

    • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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    Supply Chain Officer

     

    Department: Health Systems Strengthening Unit
    Location: Ondo State
    Band: C-1
    Reports To: SPM- GF Malaria
    Supervisees: Partner health facilities.

    Job Summary

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) shares the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. CRS will partner with the NMEP as a sub-recipient on the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model grant for Nigeria in Ondo and Ekiti states.
    CRS will support NMEP in the implementation of the following interventions:

    • Vector Control - distribution of LLINs.
    • Case management - diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDTs, treatment with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs); treatment for severe malaria with injectable Artesunate.
    • Specific Prevention Interventions (SPI) - Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp).
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
    • Health Information Systems and M&E.
    • Program Management.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Serve as a link between CRS and NMEP, SMoH, NMEP’s third party logistics agents and the State CMS to ensure the supply of commodities to health facilities is seamless.
    • Develop and/or adapt suitable training guides and protocols to facilitate capacity building at the partner health facilities.
    • Work with partner health facilities to implement pharmacy related improvements and recommendations identified during assessments.
    • Participate in site assessment visits and contribute actively to the development of plans and other management activities of the CRS GF Malaria team.
    • Serve as a link between CRS and NMEP, SMoH, NMEP’s third party logistics agents and the State CMS to ensure the supply of commodities to health facilities is seamless.
    • Provide technical assistance and strengthen the capacity of health facility personnel and Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs) as appropriate in the management of malaria commodity supply, distribution in the assigned states
    • Support partner health facilities in forecasting and quantification of malaria commodities and the submission of their bi-monthly LMIS reports by collecting, synthesizing and transmitting data & information related to pharmaceuticals utilization at the partner facilities as an input into forecasting future needs for CRS and NMEP.
    • Write and submit monthly and quarterly reports to the SPM and Technical Managers; and as the need arises
    • Conduct physical inventory of malaria commodities in the partner facilities on monthly basis and sends report to the SPM & TMs accordingly.
    • In collaboration with NMEP’s State Logistics Officer, ensure that delivery of health products from the State Central Medical Stores to CRS’ partner facilities is well coordinated to ensure appropriate and timely refill of facility commodities requirements based on bi-monthly facility stock reports submitted by facilities.
    • Represent CRS at all national and state level PSM meetings and PSM technical working groups.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Serves with integrity
    • Models stewardship
    • Cultivates constructive relationships
    • Promotes learning

    Key working relationships:

    • Internal: GF Coordinator/Head of Unit, Health Systems Strengthening program and finance team members, Head of Programming and CRS Finance and Administration Staff.
    • External: NMEP logistics staff, assigned GF/NFM partner health facility staff, staff of the LFA, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), NMEP’s third party logistics agents, SMoH, other staff of the Government of Nigeria.
    • Physical Requirements/Environment: Ability to travel frequently to the project sites in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in a health-related discipline, logistics management, business administration or any other related degree from a recognized university, B. Pharm preferred.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience in providing technical and managerial services in pharmaceutical supplies logistics
    • Specific experience in malaria is strongly desired.
    • Ability to form relationships and work closely with national and state level health authorities and partners.
    • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and provide support to health facilities in supply chain activities.
    • Familiarity with local logistical operations in the country such as distribution, inventory management and warehousing operations
    • Demonstrable ability to provide training in rational use of medicines, inventory management and issues relating to drug supply management
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and, ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
    • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and on short notices.
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Disclaimer Clause:

    • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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    Technical Managers

     

    Department: Health Systems Strengthening Unit
    Locations: Ondo and Ekiti
    Band: D-1
    Reports To: SPM, GF Malaria
    Supervises: Technical Officers, M & E Officer, Program Assistants

    Job Summary

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) shares the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. CRS will partner with the NMEP as a sub-recipient on the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model grant for Nigeria in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    CRS will support NMEP in the implementation of the following interventions:

    • Vector Control - distribution of LLINs.
    • Case management - diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDTs, treatment with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs); treatment for severe malaria with injectable Artesunate.
    • Specific Prevention Interventions (SPI) - Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp).
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
    • Health Information Systems and M&E.
    • Program Management.

    Primary Function
    The GF Malaria Technical Manager (TM) will be responsible for coordinating the planning process and implementation of the program activities to achieve donor targets in accordance with the work plans, approved deadlines, within the budget limitations and donor guidelines at the state level.

    Job Responsibilities

    1.) Program Management:

    • Provide support to the SPM in coordinating the GF Malaria project at the state level.
    • Ensure that program activities are implemented according to the work plans, approved deadlines, and within the budget limitations in the assigned state.
    • Ensures that the CRS Zero Cash Policy is respected at the field level programming.
    • Coordinates capacity building activities of the CRS GF malaria partner staff.
    • Ensures the proper execution of the monitoring and evaluation plan and the elaboration of the various trip reports with the assistance of the multidisciplinary team.
    • Manage program state budgets, including tracking of financial and material resources, according to the policies and guidelines of GFATM and CRS.
    • Participate actively in the program wide quarterly program review, coordinate the analysis of the quarterly M&E state reports and follow up with appropriate actions.
    • Ensure accurate and timely reporting of program finances and progress status to the SPM & HoU.

    2.) Budget Management:

    • With support from the Finance and Compliance team, work with the CRS GF Malaria partner health facilities in budget management, including monthly liquidation and request for advance.
    • Actively participate in activities to ensure appropriate budget planning and financial reporting by partners.
    • Review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a regular basis
    • Actively participate in activities to ensure partners remain in compliance with CRS and GF donor rules and regulations for management of resources

    3.) Partnership Management:

    • Act as primary state contact/support for designated partners, including sharing new information and taking the lead on ensuring healthy relationships are maintained between partners and CRS/ SMoH
    • Provide support to partners as requested, including project development and facilitation of workshops and supporting partners to build linkages with other implementing partners and state governments.
    • Build relationships with other stakeholders in the state which will include other implementing partners, state governments and state agencies for Malaria control.

    4.)Training and Mentoring:

    • Ensure that all state meetings and trainings hold as scheduled and provide leadership at these meetings when the SPM is unable to attend.
    • Serve as a resource person at malaria trainings coordinated by CRS.
    • Ensure all members of the GF Malaria state team understand program priorities and promote buy in from team.
    • Support the planning and delivery of trainings, workshops and other capacity development interventions for CRS partners.

    5.) Representation:

    • Represents CRS at all state level meetings with SMoH.
    • Represents CRS at all state level technical meetings with other malaria partners e.g. Technical Working Groups etc.

    6.) CRS/Nigeria Program Responsibilities

    • The Technical Manager will also participate as a full member of the CRS/Nigeria Program Department. This will include active involvement in all Program Department activities; with particular emphasis on coordination with other GF/NFM program staff.

    Specific Responsibilities include:

    • Participate in review of project proposals
    • Participate in Program Department meetings and contribute to development of Program Department priorities.
    • Research, stay up to date on, and disseminate GF/NFM methodologies, best practices, reports, findings, etc., including those from other country programs, that can be useful for CRS/Nigeria GF/NFM programming.
    • Participate in and share information from relevant trainings and workshops, as requested.
    • Participate in CRS/Nigeria strategic planning and implementation of strategic priorities

    Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):
    These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.

    • Serves with integrity
    • Models stewardship
    • Cultivates constructive relationships
    • Promotes learning

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: GF Coordinator/Head of Unit, Health Systems Strengthening, SPM, program and finance team members, Head of Programming and CRS Finance and Administration Staff, as well as, the GF Malaria team as a whole.
    • External: NMEP, Assigned GF Malaria partners, staff of the LFA, NMEP, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), other malaria implementing partners.
    • Physical Requirements/Environment: Ability to travel frequently to the project sites in Ondo and Ekiti states.

    Qualifications

    • M.D/MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR post graduate degree in health management or public health.
    • At least 4 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 2 years’ experience in malaria programming . Some health-related community development experience is required.
    • Experience managing developmental programs is required.
    • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges highly desired.
    • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
    • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
    • Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
    • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
    • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
    • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
    • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
    • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
    • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.
    • Proficiency in MS Office suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.

    Disclaimer Clause:

    • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

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    Advocacy, Communication and Social Mobilization (ACSM) Officer

     

    Project: Health Systems Strengthening Unit
    Location: Ondo
    Band: C-1
    Reports To: SPM, GF /Malaria

    Job Summary

    Catholic Relief Services (CRS) shares the National Malaria Elimination Program’s (NMEP) vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bring malaria-related mortality to zero. CRS will partner with the NMEP as a sub-recipient on the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model grant for Nigeria in Ondo and Ekiti states.
    CRS will support NMEP in the implementation of the following interventions:

    • Vector Control - distribution of LLINs.
    • Case management - diagnosis with Rapid Diagnostic Kits (RDTs, treatment with Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACTs); treatment for severe malaria with injectable Artesunate.
    • Specific Prevention Interventions (SPI) - Intermittent Preventive Therapy in Pregnancy (IPTp).
    • Procurement and Supply Chain Management.
    • Health Information Systems and M&E.
    • Program Management.

    Primary Function

    • Social/community mobilization and behavioral change communication for Malaria
    • Advocacy and networking
    • Partnership and representation

    Job Responsibilities

    • Mentor the Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs) and ensure that their activities are in line with the project’s ACSM work plan.
    • Organize regular advocacy visits to state and local government malaria implementation teams, other state and LGA-level stakeholders and establish linkages and working relationships with these.
    • Working with the GF Malaria team and health facilities, organize regular targeted advocacy visits to designated community stakeholders such as TBAs, women groups, traditional and religious leaders, and establish linkages between the project and these stakeholders.
    • Working with state teams, carry out mapping exercises relating to malaria service delivery in order to identify underserved groups (especially among pregnant women and under-5 and school-age children) and ensure the provision of services to these identified groups.
    • Develop and implement strategies for well-targeted social mobilization activities – including outreaches and town hall meetings - in schools, markets, and communities to increase awareness of malaria services and increase coverage for malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment services.
    • Ensure the availability of relevant IEC materials for deployment during outreaches and at the facilities.
    • Ensure that an effective and documented referral system is in place at community level to link clients to the GF-supported facilities.
    • Ensure proper documentation of all implemented activities and data gathered, and ensure that same (both narrative and numbers) are reported in a timely fashion.
    • Ensure that the ACSM activities at the state and LGA levels are aligned with NMEP’s assigned social mobilization sub-recipient (SM SR) activities.
    • Other duties as may be assigned by the SPM and Head of Unit.

    Qualifications

    • A first degree in a relevant field such as Medical/Nursing Sciences, Community Health, Health Education, Biological Sciences and Social Sciences.
    • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in malaria programming at the community level.
    • Experience in managing social and behavior change communication programs.
    • Experience in capacity building for health programming is required.
    • Previous experience working with donor funded projects is required.
    • Ability to work independently and efficiently within the CRS-GF Malaria team, while interfacing closely with the entire CRS team.
    • Good interpersonal skills, the ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in an ongoing basis and capable of establishing stronger and mutually beneficial links between CRS and her partners.
    • Strong English language communication skills, including written and verbal.
    • Strong assessment, organizational, analytical and planning skills.
    • Computer competency (MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint) is essential
    • Flexible and independent.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Fluent in one or more local language of assigned states (Ondo or Ekiti).
    • Willingness to travel frequently within the assigned project states.

    Agency Wide Competences (For all CRS Staff):

    • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CRS and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results.
    • Serves with integrity
    • Models stewardship
    • Cultivâtes constructive relationship
    • Promotes learning

    Key Working Relationships:

    • Internal: S/he will report to the Senior Program Manager, and be expected to work in close collaboration with other GF Malaria team members especially the TMs, Technical Officers, M & E Technical Officers and Supply Chain Officer) in the areas of demand generation, advocacy and partnership.
    • External: Assigned GF Malaria partners health facilities staff, NMEP, State Ministries of Health (SMOH), Role Model Caregivers and Traditional Birth Attendants etc.

    Disclaimer Clause:

    • This job description is not an exhaustive list of the skill, effort, duties, and responsibilities associated with the position.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the Application Form below and send with a detailed resume as attached MS word document to: NG_HR@global.crs.org Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the application form and in the subject of the email e.g Technical Officer - Ondo and Ekiti.

    Note: Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted.

    Click Here To Download Application Form

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