SuNMaP is DIFD-funded five year programme to support the National Malaria Control Programme. It currently operates in ten states, namely; Anambra, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Niger, Ogun and Yobe with headquarters in Abuja. This £50m project is jointly managed by a consortium of three international organizations, namely: Malaria Consortium UK, Health Partners International UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.
The objective of SuNMaP is to strengthen the delivery of the Nigeria's National Malaria control effort by providing technical support to improve the capacity of the National Malaria Control programme (NMCP) at all levels. In doing this, the programme is working with stakeholders in the health sector public and private; as well as civil and faith based societies and partners from the commercial sector.
The programme is looking to fill the post of a Programme Technical Director in the Abuja Office.
This position will provide overall technical leadership for the programme with focus on public sector interventions. He/She will work closely with other senior programme staff as well as Technical Advisers to coordinate the development of all technical aspects of the programme implementation approaches; thereby ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
Other key responsibilities include;
Provides technical support to relevant branches in NMCP.
Supports NMCP stewardship role on public-private partnership in collaboration with SuN MaP Commercial Sector Manager and provide input into SuN MaP commercial sector strategy.
Coordinates the senior technical team to provide technical input and monitor activities of implementation in capacity building, prevention and treatment, communication, operational research and monitoring and evaluation.
Contributes to the harmonization of outputs of the programme.
Represents the programme in malaria technical sub-committees and other meetings as agreed with the Programme Director In collaboration with Malaria Consortium, Country technical coordinator; support efforts for cross learning and institutional capacity building across Its portfolio of programmes and projects.
Line manages medium to long-term consultants as agreed by the Programme Director;
A Medical degree and post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines in health and medical sciences. An extensive knowledge of the Nigerian Health systems is required for this position; as well as a good understanding of working with the Ministry of health in policy and strategy formation.
Proven technical skills and knowledge in malaria including malaria case management and training health workers is essential. He/she must have a minimum of 10 years' with proven skills in keeping relevant scientific research and applications for local context.
A Good knowledge of Capacity Building tools as well as malaria prevention and control in Nigeria or other African countries is required.
Previous knowledge and use of Microsoft Excel, knowledge of HMIS, DHIS Epidata and EpiInfo is desirable.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
The appointment term will be till August 2015 with an initial 6-months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages.
Method of Application:
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a copy oftheir recent CV to include contact numbers and email addresses; throuqh the appropriate link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net. All applications must be submitted latest Thursday, 2nd May, 2013. Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview; with a view of engaging the successful candidate immediately.
Interested and qualified? Go to DFID career website on to apply