• Vacancy at Health Partners International

  • Posted on: 18 May, 2011 Deadline: 27 May, 2011
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  • The USAID supported Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS) programme is a 5-year project which is expected to take on USAID’s mandate of improving malaria control at scale in seven states. Activities on the MAPS project have commenced in three Nigerian States namely; Cross-River, Nasarawa and Zamfara.

    Health Partners International, one of the implementing agencies of the MAPS Programme now seeks to employ professionalsto work in MAPS and coordinate the Management and Monitoring and Evaluation capacity Building activities at the state levels of the 3 current focal states of MAPS.

    Management and M&E capacity Building Officer: x3
    This position will be based in each of the MAPS States (Cross-River, Nassarawa and Zamfara). The Management and M&E Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for working with partners at the State level and below to strengthen capacity in management and Monitoring & Evaluation for effectively addressing malaria prevention and control in Nigeria. S{he will work with the State level MAPS team and the federal level capacity building MAPS team, to ensure the achievement of key programme outputs.

    Other responsibilities include:
    -Oversee all management and M&E capacity building activities carried out in each state relating to malaria prevention and control in Nigeria;
    -Maintain an oversight of all management and M&E capacity building activities carried out in each state related to malaria prevention and control;
    -Maintain an oversight of all management and M&E capacity building activities carried out in each state related to malaria prevention and control;
    -Ensure that State and LGA stakeholders and organizations play leading roles in planning, conducting, supervising, monitoring and evaluating malaria prevention and control activities related to management and monitoring & evaluation systems.
    -Assist partners to undertake a thorough assessment of gaps in Management and M&E systems with regards to malaria prevention and control in Nigeria at State levels and for both the rural and urban facilities;
    - Provide strategic leadership at State levels to Programme as it regards all issues relating to
    capacity building of Management and M&E systems for malaria prevention and control;
    - Assist the State Malaria Control Programme to develop effective harmonization of all agencies malaria control activities at State level relating to capacity building in management and M&E systems;
    - Ensure that ongoing programme activities are well co-ordinated, lessons are shared across the programme and delivered on time;

    A post-graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines in health and medical sciences.
    S/he must have an extensive experience and knowledge of Public Health, policy development and health systems reforms in Nigeria. A minimum of Five years of experience in Management and M&E in Public Health,
    A minimum of five years hands-on management experience of health service delivery and Primary Health care in Nigeria. A good knowledge and experience of capacity building tools.
    Good knowledge of malaria prevention and control in Nigeria or other African countries,
    a Good knowledge and use of project data management and analysis software such as; HMIS, DHIS, EPiInfo, Epidata, Microsoft Excel, Access, Stata or SPSS is very essential.
    Excellent communication and inter-personal skill is mandatory for this position.

    Terms and Conditions of Employment:
    The appointment term will be a period of 4.5 years for each position, with an initial 6 months probationary period. The programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.

    Method of Application:
    Interested candidates who fully meet the above requirements should submit an application letter attached to a detailed CV – to include a daytime telephone contact and email address stating the position and location of interest in the ‘subject line’ of the mail. This should be done and through the appropriate link at www.gridconsulting.net

    All applications without an application letter will NOT be processed. All applications must be submitted latest Friday, 27 May, 2011. Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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