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  • Posted on: 30 October, 2013 Deadline: 8 November, 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 support delivery of effective services, by providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities tor evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning.

    The organisation has been in operation in Nigeria since 2008 and recently opened a country office in Abuja to fully establish itself with its long term commitment. Malaria Consortium now seeks to recruit professionals in its country office and in a recently awarded 2-years CIDNWHO funded project; focused on catalysing the implementation of integrated community case management of malaria (iCCM), pneumonia and diarrhoea at scale in Niger State.

    Demand Creation Officer

     

    Job Details

    The Demand Creation Officer will work closely with the Programme Manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation ot projects for iCCM activities focused on community engagement and mobilization. The officer will coordinate the development of demand creation strategies fOF the project as well as ensure roll-out of project demand activities to meet international standards.

    Other key responsibilities include:

    • Ensure interpersonal communication and counselling for health and community based health workers;
    • Coordinate the development and roll-out of training manuals for facility and community health committees and community mobilisers:
    • Work closely with the service delivery officer to coordinate the selection of communities in theselected LGAs for iCCM implementation;
    • Contribute to the project's exit strategy as part of the project design; and ensure inclusion ofrelevant activities to promote sustainability within the work-plan and smooth transition of theproject to govemment;

    Qualifications:

    • A post-graduate degree in one of the following; Communication, Social Sciences, Public Health or other related disciplines is required for this position.
    • S/he must have a minimum of 3-years' experience working in a developing Country with excellent project health communication skills.
    • The ideal candidate must be excellent in Communication planning, Management as well as Monitoring and Evaluation.
    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are essential for this position as well as a good knowledge of public health principles.

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    Service Delivery Officer

     

    Job Details

    The Service Delivery Officer will work closely with tile Project Manager and the team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activities focused on identification, training, logistics for iCCM commodities and supervision of health facility and community health workers in the State.

    Other key responsibilities include;
    •    Provide leadership in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities to meet international standards of quality;
    •    Provide support for the finalization of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the ope rationalization of the frameworks;
    •    Coordinate the implementation of supervisory activities to community health volunteers based on finalized supervisory plans; Provide support for the adaptation of iCCM training manuals to Niger State Context:
    •    Contribute to the finalization of the criteria for selecting communities, health facilities and volunteers for iCCM project implementation based on continuum of care approach;
    •    Take the lead in assessing the logistics and supply chain for iCCM commodities in the State;

    Qualification:

    • A post-graduate degree in one of the following; Public health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or other health-related disciplines is required for this position.
    • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of 3-years' experience working in a developing country with an excellent knowledge of medical supplies, procurement and supply chain management. S/he must have an excellent knowledge and skills in malaria control, pneumonia and diarrhoea.
    • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are essential tor this position as well as a good knowledge of Monitoring and Evaluation and public health principles.

    Terms of Employment:

    • The appointment is for a period of 2-years; which is subject to an annual grant approval by CIDA/WHO based on performance.
    • There is possibility of contract extension for 3-4 years based on overall project performance.
    • The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.

    Method of Application

    Candidates who meet the above requirements: should submit an application letter and a recent CV through the appropriate link on our website at: www.griconsulting.net The subject of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for. All applications must be submitted by Friday, 8th November, 2013. Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidate immediately.

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