• Vacancy at Grid Consulting

  • Posted on: 27 February, 2013 Deadline: 8 March, 2013
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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 works with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence supports 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 operational in Nigeria since 2008 and recently opened a country office in Nigeria to fully establish itself with long term commitment.

    UNITAID Project
    Malaria Consortium recently awarded funding by UNITAID to create a private sector market for Quality Assured Malaria RDT's through licensed premises. The 3-years project which will be implemented in three states, namely; Anambra, Cross-River and Ogun now seeks to recruit professionals in its implementing offices:

    Technical Officer (Marketing)

     

    The Technical Officer (Marketing) will oversee activities geared towards increasing the uptake of the enhanced RDTs in the private sector. The job holder will be responsible for developing and implementing a diagnostics marketing strategy for malaria diagnostics brands, targeted at both the providers and consumers. Additional key responsibilities include.

    Specific Duties & Responsibilities
        Coordinating regular meeting with key stakeholders on the progress of the project towards gathering learning on stock, RDT results interpretation, adherence and over-treatment of ACTS.
        Ensuring constant availability of quality assured diagnostics stock in the private sector pipeline by tracking orders, shipping, stocking and providing information on commodities as they move from manufacturers to the importers, wholesalers, distributors, retailers and end –users.
        Working with importers, distributors and healthcare providers to improve access to good quality malaria diagnostics. Working with the Regional BCC specialist to develop IEC materials and a BCC campaign.
        Monitoring market price of the enhanced product. Monitoring and supervision of sub contracted marketing activities.

    Qualification

    Candidates should possess the following:
        Bachelor’s degree in International health or other related discipline with a Post-Graduate qualification in one of; Procurement, Marketing or Business management is required for this post.
        The job holder must be familiar with the Nigerian Health Sector and the operations of the Ministry of Health. S/he must have a minimum of 3-years’ experience, prior experience managing large scale programmes and strong interpersonal and negotiating skills.
        Excellent report writing and presentation skills are required for this position.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should please submit a covering letter addressing your suitability for the post and a CV to include contact numbers and email to: malaria@gridconsulting.net Please quote the job title in the subject line.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews

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