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  • Vacancy In A USAID-Funded Malaria Project

  • Posted on: 3 December, 2013 Deadline: 10 December, 2013
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    The USAID supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), is a 5 year project which is expected to take on the USAID mandate of improving malaria control at scale in nine (9) states. Activities in the MAPS project has commenced in the seven Nigerian states namely; Benue, Cross-River. Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara.
    Health Partners International (HPI), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS project, now seeks to employ a professional with expertise in Capacity Building to coordinate all related outputs and activities in its Akwa Ibom and Kebbi field offices.

    State Capacity Building Officer


    Job Details
    This position will be based in the Akwa Ibom and Kebbi offices of the MAPS Project. The Capacity Building Officer will be responsible for working with stakeholders at the State and LGA levels to strengthen capacity in Malaria program management 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 program outputs.

    Additional key responsibilities will include;
    •    Oversee all malaria program management capacity building activities carried out in each state related to malaria prevention and control;
    •    Assist the states to undertake an assessment of gaps in management systems with regards to malaria control at state and LGA level;
    •    Support the State and LGAs to play leading roles in planning, conducting and supervising malaria prevention and control activities;
    •    Provide technical expertise at the State level to the malaria program on issues of capacity building for the management of malaria control;
    •    Provide strategic leadership at State level to Program as it regards all issues relating to capacity building of Management for malaria prevention and control;
    •    Assist the State Malaria Control program to effectively harmonize all malaria control activities at State and LGAlevels;


    • A post-graduate qualification in Public Health or other related disciplines in health and medical sciences.
    • An extensive knowledge of management in Public health, policy development and health systems reforms in Nigeria.
    • A good hands-on knowledge of capacity buildinq tools is required for this position.
    • A significant track record in program and people management at state level is essential.
    • S/he must have a minimum of 4-years' ,experience in Capacity Building
      functions or a similar role.
    • Previous experience in the management of Health service delivery and Primary Health care in Nigeria is essential.
    • Excellent knowledge and use of Microsoft office tools as well as report writing skills is essential.

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    Malaria Implementation Officer


    Job Details
    The Malaria implementation officers will be based each in the following locations; Akwa- Ibom and Kebbi State offices. The Malaria Implementing Officer will be responsible for direct implementation of Malaria technical activities as well as the control of Malaria at the State, LGA, health facilities and grass-root level; under the MAPS' project. S/he will represent the project in Malaria Technical Group and other relevant health coordinating committees with approval from the State Coordinator.

    Additional key responsibilities will include;

    • Coordinate the implementation of State-based activities on malaria prevention (including LLlN distribution, use and monitoring);
    • Provide support for malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the State; including support for LMIS;
    • Provide technical support at the State levels to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women:
    • Support monitoring and evaluation of project and M&E activities in respective State:
    • Provide technical support for capacity building on malaria technical areas including training of personnel at the State Ministry of Health and other health facilities within the State:
    • Provide technical expertise at the State level to the SMCP as it relates to all issues on capacity building for the management of malaria control;
    • Represent the Programme Management at the level levels in strategic meetings with the Ministries of health;


    • Candidates must have a medical degree and post graduate qualification in Public health, Epidemiology or other related discipline.
    • S/he must have a minimum of five years' work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programme services or service delivery.
    • Additional skills required will include; excellent communication and facilitation skills with hands-on computer proficiency.
    • Previous working knowledge of the operations of the public and private sector stakeholders is essential.
    • A previous experience in the development sector is desirable and will be an added advantage.

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    Operations Officers


    Job Details

    • The Operations Officer will be based in each of the listed States: Akwa-Ibom and Kebbi.
    • S/he will coordinate and ensure the State offices are running effectively at all times.
    • The job-holder will be actively responsible for developing and maintaining strong relationships with service providers; including hotels, car-hires, travel agencies. et cetera.
    • S/he will assist in organising programme activities: such as; workshops, trainings. meetings; in the State office.


    • A Bachelor's degree in anyone of Management or Social Sciences is required for this posnion.
    • The ideal candidate must have a minimum of three years' experience in logistics and office management.
    • Previous experience in budgeting and hands-on knowledge of Microsoft office tools is required.
    • S/he must have strong management and interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work with minimal supervision.
    • Previous experience within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.

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    Terms and Conditions of Employment:

    • The appointment term will be a period of 2-years, with an initial 6 months probationary period.
    • The programme offers verY competitive salary packages.
    • Local terms and conditions will apply.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit an application letter and a copy of their
    recent CV through the appropriate link at All applications must be submitted latest Tuesday, 10th December, 2013. Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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