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  • Posted on: 13 May, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

    Senior Malaria Technical Advisor

     

    Job Description

    • The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States program envisions a flagship malaria project which will contribute to the efforts the Government of Nigeria to reduce the burden of malaria and specifically, reduction of all cause under-five morbidity and mortality as well as maternal mortality and its associated complications.
    • The project will provide facility and community based malaria case-management and prevention through the public and private sectors in nine or more States of Nigeria.
    • Availability of position is contingent upon funding and approval of key personnel.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    • The Senior Malaria Technical Advisor Specialist will provide overall technical leadership to support quality malaria interventions especially in diagnosis, case management and prevention of malaria in general and malaria in pregnancy (MIP) in particular.
    • The focus will be on public sector facilities but also at the community level as indicated by the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative program and National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) priorities.
    • S/he will support the formulation of evidence-based national health policies, strategies and systems for public sector service delivery, and coordinate the development of the technical aspects of project implementation.
    • S/he will support program activities focused on the private sector, malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and operations research in conjunction with the Senior M&E and Senior Private Sector Advisors, the NMEP and other partners.
    • Works collaboratively with senior staff, USAID, the Government of Nigeria and partners to develop and periodically refine program strategies as needed.
    • Provides overall technical leadership on the planning, design implementation, monitoring and reporting of malaria prevention and treatment activities under the U.S President’s Malaria Initiative for States program.
    • Develops and maintains systems for assuring quality of all interventions including prevention, diagnosis, malaria in pregnancy, severe malaria among others; capacity building and information, education and communication protocols and SOPS are appropriate for the project.
    • Coordinates the development of all technical aspects of program implementation approaches and ensures appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels; and especially with USAID contractors collaborating on this project in the areas of BCC and procurement.
    • Communicates a common vision among diverse partners (i.e. Government of Nigeria USAID, CSOs) and coordinates multi-disciplinary technical assistance teams with the Government.
    • Ensures effective integration and coordination of program implementation among partner organizations through effective leadership.
    • Maintains a strong and wide network with key partners and stakeholders, and ensures that the project is represented in appropriate technical, steering, and advisory groups.
    • Supports maintenance of the program surveillance system.
    • Supports the management, development and monitoring of work plans and budgets and ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance for interventions by all partners.
    • Provides technical input into the program monitoring and evaluation as well as surveillance
    • Represents the program in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the COP and FHI 360 country leadership.

    Qualifications

    • Medical degree - MD or MPH/PhD, postgraduate qualification in international health or related discipline;
    • Minimum of ten (10) year experience in malaria epidemiology and control in Africa, including some at international level;
    • Proven technical skills in malaria case management, integrated community case management and prevention at international level;
    • Experience and understanding of working with Ministries of Health in policy and strategy formulation at national and sub-national level;
    • Experience in training health workers, preferably in both public and private sectors (formal and informal);
    • Ability to build positive local working relationships with local communities, LGA officials, and where appropriate, donor representatives;
    • Previous experience in developing country contexts and ideally, in Nigeria an asset;
    • Prior experience with USAID-funded projects or similar international donor funded programs is preferred;
    • A history of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries
    • Excellent and demonstrated project management and coordination skills.
    • Background in research desirable
    • Must be able to read and write in English with professional proficiency as well as possess presentation development send delivery skills
    • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills, including proven ability to develop and communicate a common vision among diverse partners and lead a multi-disciplinary team
    • Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain professional relationships and to work collaboratively with host-country government counterparts and civil society organizations
    • Strong experience in results dissemination and publication is preferred.

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    Chief of Party/Project Director

     

    Job Description

    • The U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States program envisions a flagship malaria project which will contribute to the efforts the Government of Nigeria to reduce the burden of malaria and specifically, reduction of all cause under-five morbidity and mortality as well as maternal mortality and its associated complications.
    • The project will provide facility and community based malaria case-management and prevention through the public and private sectors in nine or more States of Nigeria.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    • This is a senior position that will lead the USAID - Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) malaria program. The Program Director will serve as the main point of contact of the program and will oversee the development and implementation of all Task Orders (TOs) within the project.
    • S/he will have overall project management including staff, quality and timely submission of all deliverables, external representation of the project and coordination with the USAID IDIQ Contracting Officer’s Representative (COR).
    • The successful candidate will have some experience in capacity building and provision of high level technical assistance to internal and external stakeholders.
    • S/he will be a creative, innovative and strategic thinker, and will have: excellent communication, analytical, interpersonal and cross-cultural skills; and a proven ability to produce results under limited supervision. H/she will manage and coordinate multiple projects running simultaneously in multiple locations (up to 9 States of Nigeria).
    • Manages the entire program and oversee the implementation of all TOs simultaneously in different locations;
    • Provides oversight, and monitoring of activities for malaria prevention and treatment activities for all TOs;
    • Ensures the timely development and completion of detailed and accurate technical program deliverables and reports to fulfill USAID reporting requirements;
    • Coordinates technical activities with the USAID Nigeria mission, partners, sub-recipients, government agencies, international and local NGOs, and community organizations.
    • Liaises and coordinates with other related projects and activities ongoing in Nigeria including FHI 360’s ongoing programs;
    • Leads the development and implementation of annual work plans and contributes to the development of performance monitoring plans, working closely with project technical experts on all project activities;
    • Works closely with the Director of Finance and Administration and monitors project budget, checking for proper burn rates, allowability, allocability, and appropriateness of expenses;
    • Represents FHI 360 in all relevant technical meetings and coordination bodies; ensures that meetings are documented and results circulated to appropriate staff and other relevant actors on a timely basis;
    • Coordinates visits of FHI 360, donor, partners, etc. related to the project

    Qualifications

    • Preferred qualifications: MD, DVM, or MPH/PhD, with strong background in malaria epidemiology is required;
    • Minimum eight years managing and working in malaria prevention and treatment and control activities;
    • More than 10 years of experience working in international settings, preferably in Africa and preferably in malaria programs;
    • Demonstrated ability in effectively managing large partnerships; and multi-location projects an asset;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage large scale project grants, including project design, budget preparation, expenditure tracking, monitoring and evaluation, and reporting;
    • Ability to mobilize and coordinate partners around selected malaria intervention policies, approaches and indicators;
    • Experience with planning, implementation, data management, and research/study analysis and interpretation preferred;
    • Strong experience in results dissemination and publication is preferred;
    • Demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively with partners and communities as well as transfer knowledge to diverse audiences through workshops, training and meetings using participatory methods;
    • Excellent analytic, organizational and computer skills; skilled in MS Office including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team
    • Proficiency in English written and oral communication skills.

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    Senior Private Sector Advisor

     

    Job Description

    • The U.S. President's Malaria Initiative for States program envisions a flagship malaria project which will contribute to the efforts the Government of Nigeria to reduce the burden of malaria and specifically, reduction of all cause under-five morbidity and mortality as well as maternal mortality and its associated complications.
    • The project will provide facility and community based malaria case-management and prevention through the public and private sectors in nine or more States of Nigeria.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities
    The position will ensure that project employs cutting edge and evidence based strategies to improve malaria case management in the private sector. The Senior Private Sector Advisor will ensure that the inclusion of the informal private sector in malaria in the malaria response as per the national guidelines and protocols.  S/he will work with the Senior M&E and Senior Technical Malaria Advisors to improve the performance (i.e. quality and productivity) of a range of private sector providers; and assist in improving reporting and data collection and management from the private sector:

    • Serves as the main point of contact for private sector engagement on malaria interventions and collaborations for each specific TO;
    • Advises Project Director and other key personnel on public-private partnership strategy and contributes to the strategic direction of the project
    • Develops overall private sector strategy and plan for the U.S. President’s Malaria Initiative for States Project, ensuring its alignment with both PMI and NMEP strategies and identifying opportunities for expansion in the private sector at federal, state, and community level;
    • Supports the development of strategic partnerships in malaria control activities that provide synergy and complement existing strengths;
    • Enhances strategic coordination with NMEP on the public –private sector strategy.
    • Identifies cost effective innovations for expansion in the private sector including marketing strategies, capacity building, demand creation, data collection and supervision;
    • Contributes to market analysis and segmentation for private sector service delivery and commodity management;
    • Works with the Senior M&E Advisor to identify indicators that will communicate success in the private sector;
    • Works with the Senior Malaria Technical Advisor to develop/adapt appropriate tools for quantification of commodity, costing, distribution, capacity building and supportive interventions especially on malaria diagnosis for malaria program;

    Qualifications

    • Master's degree in Public Health, Business Administration, or another relevant field;
    • Minimum eight years working in a public-private - mix project, preferably in malaria prevention and treatment and control activities;
    • Demonstrated experience in marketing of health products in Nigeria;
    • Demonstrated progressive field experience in malaria prevention and treatment programs in developing countries;
    • In depth knowledge of the private sector and public-private sector partnerships for health;
    • Demonstrated experience implementing health programs in the private sector, and the community;
    • Demonstrated capacity to mobilize private sector stakeholders at a senior management level.

    Method of Application

    To apply, FHI360 Career Page

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