• Vacancy In A USAID-funded Malaria Programme

  • Posted on: 30 October, 2012 Deadline: 12 November, 2012
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  • The USAID supported Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS), is a 5 year program being implemented in seven states (Benue, Cross River, Ebonyi, Nasarawa, Kogi, Oyo and Zamfara states). It is implemented by a consortium led by FHI 360 with the other partners the Malaria Consortium and Health Partners International. This team will take on USAIO's mandate of improving malaria control at scale in seven states. Health Partners International (HPI), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS programme, now seeks to employ qualified professionals to fill two vacant positions 

    Capacity Building Programme Officer (CBPO) 
    The capacity Building Programme Officer will work with the country office and state MAPS team to facilitate the achievement of key programme outputs, develop work-plans for programme capacity building and maintain effective relationship with all MAPS team 
    members. S/he will be actively involved in the initiation, design, management, implementation and coordination of programme activities in the national and state level to scale up key malaria control interventions in Nigeria. 

    The CBPO will oversee activities of short term consultants and also provide support to the Ministry of Health and programme partners in the implementation of programme capacity building activities. 

    Qualification: A post-graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines with at least 3 years' experience in a coordinating role working with an international donor funded programme. The ideal candidate must be attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible and self-motivated. S/he must be able to meet tight deadlines and prioritize efficiently. Other skills essential for this position include: good cornmunication, organization and demonstrable computer application skills e.g. MS Office. 

    Finance and Administration Assistant (FAA) 
    The Finance and Administration Assistant will be responsible for the general finance, administrative and logistics activities of the state. S/he will provide support to the finance team and also report to the Finance and Administration Associate and the National capacity Building Advisor. The FAA will carry out a range of finance based functions such as: preparing and filling of payment vouchers and all other accounting documents, cash lodgement and petty cash management and monthly bank reconciliation. Other administrative and logistics functions include; maintaining an adequate filling system and provision of logistics support for consultants and programme events. 

    Qualification: The ideal candidate must hold a Bachelor's Degree or its equivalent in Accounting, Banking and Finance or other related disciplines with minimum of 2 years' experience in an international donor funded programme. S/he should be a partly qualified accountant with a reputable professional accountant body with good hands-on experience with Microsoft office package. Other skills required for this position are; excellent communication (verbal and written), organizational and administrative skills. Proficiency in the use of accounting software particularly QuickBooks is highly desirable for this position. 

    Method for Application: Candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a recent 0/ through the appropriate link at: www.gridconsulting.net. The subject 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 submitted latest by Monday, 12'" November, 2012. Interviews will commence thereafter. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. 
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