• Vacancies In A USAID-Funded Malaria Project

  • Posted on: 13 May, 2014 Deadline: 23 May, 2014
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  • The USAID supported Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS), is a 5 year project implementing USAID mandate of improving malaria control at scale in nine (9) states namely; Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo, Zamfara, Akwa-Ibom, Kebbi and the country office Abuja. Malaria Consortium (MC), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS project, now seeks to employ professionals with expertise in implementing malaria programme activities in the Abuja and Kogi offices.

    Prevention Specialist (Public Sector LUNs)

     

    Responsibilities
    The Prevention Specialist will be based in the Abuja office. S/he will work closely with MAPS team particularly with the program technical specialists and relevant external stakeholders to ensure continuous and effective implementation of malaria prevention strategies.

    Additional key responsibilities will include;

    • Lead the MAPS project activities to increase the availability and access to LUNs through the public sector.
    • Support the public sector/states in LUN distribution which includes mop-up and future state wide campaigns;
    • Support MAPS focal states through training and capacity building to ensure skills are built at health facilities, LGAs and states for prevention interventions;
    • Liaise with relevant stakeholders to ensure LUN availability in MAPS states;
    • Provide technical support to states for quantification and forecasting for future LUN needs.

    Qualification:

    • Candidates must have an advanced degree in social, health or medical sciences with a minimum of 6 years' experience within the development sector.
    • S/he must have demonstrable experience in project and data management.
    • Prior experience in LLlN Distribution and campaign activities from start to finish is essential.
    • Hands-on use of relevant computer application tools and database
    • softwares such as Ms Excel, Access, SPSS, Epi Data, Epi Info & NetCalc is also required for this position.

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    Malaria Implementation Officer

     

    Responsibilities

    • The Malaria Implementation Officer will be based in the Kegi state office of the MAPS project.
    • S/he will be responsible for the implementation of Malaria technical activities as well as Malaria control strategies at the state, LGAs, health facilities and grass-root levels.
    • The officer will represent the project in Malaria Technical Group and other relevant health coordinating committees with the approval of the state coordinator.

    Additional key responsibilities will include;

    • Coordinate the implementation of State-based activities on malaria prevention (including LUN distribution, use and monitoring):
    • Provide support for malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LM IS;
    • Provide technical support to states to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women;
    • Provide technical support for capacity building on malaria technical areas including training of personnel at the state ministry of health and other facilities;
    • 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;

    Qualifications

    • Candidates must have a medical degree and post-graduate qualification in Public Health, Epidemiology or other related discipline.
    • S/he must have at least 5 years' work experience in public health particularly in malaria programme services or service delivery.
    • Prior knowledge of the operations of public and private sector stakeholders within the aid sector is essential.
    • Excellent communication skills with hands-on computer proficiency is also required.

    Method of Application

    Terms and Conditions of Employment: The appointment term will be a period of up to 15 months, with an initial 6 months probationary period.

    Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should submit a copy of their recent CV using the name of the position as subject of the email through the appropriate link at www.gridconsulting.net All applications must be submitted latest Friday, 23rd May, 2014.

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