The USAID supported Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS) programme is being initiated in three Nigerian States namely Zamfara, Nasarawa and Cross-River. The programme is managed by a Consortium led by AED with other partners; the Malaria Consortium, Health Partners International and GRID. This team will take on USAID's mandate of improving malaria control at scale In seven states.
Terms and Conditions of Employment: The appointment term will be a period of 4.5 years for each position, with an initial 6 months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.
State Capacity Building Officer :X3
This position will be based in one of each of the MAPS States. The Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for working with partners at the State level and below; to strengthen capacity in management and M&E for effectively addressing malaria prevention and control in Nigeria. S/he will work with the State level MAPS team and the federal level capacity building MAPS team, to ensure the achievement of key programme outputs.
S/he will oversee all management and M&E capacity building activities carried out in each state and relating to malaria prevention and control in Nigeria.
A post-graduate qualification in Public health or other related disciplines in health and medical sciences. Extensive experience and knowledge of public health, policy development and health systems reform in Nigeria. Five years of experience in M&E and management in public health A minimum of five years hands-on management experience of health service delivery and primary health care in Nigeria. Knowledge and experience of capacity building tools. Knowledge and use of project data management and analysis software such as; OHIS, EPiInfo, Epidata, Microsoft Excel, Acmces5, Stata or SPSS is very essential. Excellent communication and inter-personal skill is mandatory for this position.
Procedure for Application:
Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit a detailed CV to include a daytime telephone contact and valid email addresses with a covering letter as an attachment in a Microsoft word document Applications should be made through firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications is 18th January 2011.