• Vacancy in a Donor-Funded Development Work at Malaria Consortium

  • Posted on: 14 August, 2014 Deadline: 22 August, 2014
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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 (MC) works with communities, Government and non-Governmental agencies, academic institutions, local and international organisations; to ensure good evidence support delivery of effective services, providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and activities for evidence-based decision-making and
    strategic planning.

    The organisation has been in operations in Nigeria since 2008 with its country office in Abuja. MC now seeks to recruit professionals in this capacity. 

    Director of Operations

     

    The Director of operations will be based in the Abuja Country office and will provide direct support to the Country Director in effective programme management. S/he will provide operational and management support to all Malaria Consortium projects including the SuNMaP project. The Director of operations will strengthen, establish and maintain effective working relationships with all new and existing partners.

    Other key responsibilities include:

    • Provide support to the Country Director in the development of long-term country and regional program strategies, long-term strategic partnerships, annual work-plans, and budgets aligned with MC global strategies, policies, and procedures.
    • Provide strategic leadership for identifying opportunities and implementing actions for improving efficiency and effectiveness of program management functions.
    • Represent MC in local/international meetings with donors, government representatives and other relevant stake holders;
    • Support Country Director to identify technical resource gaps and coordinate the identification, recruitment and selection of technical staffs in different regions;
    • Oversee regular program portfolio reviews and budget pipeline reviews to monitor performance based on results and cost, identify challenges with implementation, and oversee course corrections as needed;
    • Contribute to policy development and other relevant programme documents.

    Qualifications:

    • Interested candidates must have a post graduate degree in public health, health management or any relevant Social Science degree.
    • A minimum of 8 years' experience in implementation of public health programmes five of which should be in programme management and health service delivery in a developing country.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, communication, coordination and operational skills are required for this position.

    Method of Application

    To apply, please send a recent CV alongside an application letter highlighting why you are the best fit for the job as well as current salary information to hr.recruitment@malariaconsortium.org

    The subject of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for. Applications without a subject title will NOT be processed. All applications must be submitted latest by noon on Friday, 22nd August, 2014. Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidate. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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