The USAID supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), is a 5 year comprehensive malaria programme which is expected to increase the coverage and use of life saving malaria interventions in support of the Nigerian National Malaria Strategic Plan and the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP). The project is also tasked with increasing the quality, access and uptake of the identified malaria prevention and control interventions in Nigeria by helping to implement and scale- up these interventions in seven states. Activities in the MAPS project has commenced in the seven Nigerian States namely; Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara.
Malaria Consortium (MC), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS program, now seeks to employ a Malaria Technical Advisor; who will provide overall technical leadership for the MAPS programme with a focus on public sector interventions.
This position, working closely with other senior staff and the Chief of Party will provide strategic technical directions for the programme on public sector interventions.
He/She will coordinate the development of the technical aspects of the programme implementation approaches; thereby ensuring appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels.
Other key responsibilities include
Supports NMCP stewardship role on public-private partnership in collaboration with MAPS Implementation Director
Provides technical support to relevant branches in NMCP
Ensures MAPS, NMCP and States; link malaria control activities within a health systems strengthening approach
Provides technical input into the programme monitoring and evaluation
Line manages Case Management specialist, Diagnostics specialist, Public Sector Prevention Specialist
A Medical degree and post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines in health or medical sciences is required.
He/She must have a minimum of 10 years' experience with an extensive knowledge of Malaria control in Africa and of Nigeria as well as its Health systems is essential for this position.
The ideal candidate must have a good understanding of the operations in terms of policy and strategy formation within the Ministry of Health.
Proven technical skills and knowledge in malaria including malaria case management, malaria prevention and control in Nigeria or other African countries and training health workers is. essential.
Prior experience and skills in keeping relevant scientific research and applications for local context is required for this position.
A Good knowledge of Capacity Building tools as well as 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 for a period of two and a half years with 6-months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.
Method of Application:
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a copy of their recent CV to include contact numbers and email addresses; through 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.
Interested and qualified? Go to USAID career website on to apply