• Job Vacancy at Malaria Consortium

  • Posted on: 21 September, 2015 Deadline: 5 October, 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 with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence support delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
    strategic planning.

    The organisation has been in operations in Nigeria since 2008 with its country office in Abuja. MC now seeks to recruit professionals in this capacity.

    Malaria Technical Advisor


    We are hiring for a Malaria Technical Advisor to be based in Nigeria. The Malaria Technical Advisor will provide overall technical leadership of the malaria program ensuring that the interventions are of high technical quality and implemented on time and within budget. The position holder will work closely with the National and State Malaria Elimination Programs to see that the optimal benefits from USAID funded project are realized.

    The successful candidate will have:

    • Medical degree and postgraduate qualification in public health, epidemiology, international health or related discipline
    • Extensive experience in malaria control in Nigeria or other parts of Sub Saharan Africa.
    • Proven technical skills in malaria, including malaria case management
    • Experience and understanding of working with Ministries of Health in policy and strategy formulation
    • Experience and understanding of Nigerian health systems context
    • Significant experience in project management
    • Excellent writing and presentation skills
    • Strong technical knowledge and skills in malaria control
    • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of large scale malaria control Programs
    • Excellent writing, reporting and presentation skills
    • Strong analytical ability
    • Excellent project management and planning skills
    • Good budgeting skills
    • Good communication skills with a variety of audiences inside and outside the organisation
    • Able to delegate efficiently and technically support teams with no direct line management responsibility over them
    • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
    • Excellent personal and time management skills

    Travel involved: Some in-country travel (20%) and occasional international travel

    Availability of the position is contingent upon issuance of a USAID funding mechanism, and selection of final applicant is subject to USAID approval.

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should visit Malaria Consortium's Career Page

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