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Technical Malaria Manager Job at SuNMAP Nigeria
« on: Aug 07, 2013, 05:31 AM »
Job Title: Technical Malaria Manager

Location: Kano, Lagos, Niger (Nigeria)

Project: SuNMAP Program

Recruiter: GRID Consulting Limited

The Support to National Malaria Programme (SuNMaP); a UKaid Malaria Programme seeks to recruit professionals with technical expertise in Malaria control and treatment in Africa; particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa. The SuNMaP Project focuses on strengthening the delivery of malaria efforts towards reducing malaria within the target population of women and children under five. The approach towards achieving these objectives is to work closely with stakeholders in the public and private sector including civil societies, NGOs, faith-based organisations as well as the commercial sector. The following positions are currently vacant within the programme;.

SuNMaP – Technical Malaria Manager

These positions are operationally based in each of the three programme offices; namely; Kano, Lagos and Niger. The Technical Malaria Manager will be responsible for providing technical support to the State Ministry of Health and other partners engaged in malaria control effort. S/he will be involved in direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria at the State, community and grass-root levels.

S/he will coordinate and maintain an oversight of programme activities in the State as well as in other cluster states within the region. The incumbent will also provide technical support to the state-level malaria control efforts including harmonization of malaria control efforts at the state level

Main Duties:

•   Plan with SMCP and other partners to strengthen delivery of malaria control programme.

•   Coordinate planned interventions within supported state in the area of capacity building of health workers within public and private sector, antimalaria commodity distribution and logistics management.

•   Strengthen the implementation of preventive measures against malaria; Coordinate the public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers and PMVs on malaria diagnosis and case management;

•   Coordinate Behaviour change communication (BCC) and community mobilization interventions.

•   Oversee a range of technical assistance in the state to strengthen HMIS, LMIS and commodities monitoring systems in the statet. Ensure programme monitoring data are regularly collected, collated and fed-back to the Central programme team.

•   Monitor access to LLINs and ACTs through the commercial sector and civil society.

Qualifications:

•   A Health professional with a Master’s degree in International or Public Health with a minimum of 8years post-qualification experience in the public health sector in Nigeria/Africa.

•   S/he must have previous hands-on experience in malaria, general management and disease control. Excellent planning, budgeting and communicating skills are required for this position.

•   Previous experience in project management and a strong understanding of health policy formulation and strategy within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.

PROCEDURE FOR APPLICATION:

Interested candidates, who meet the qualifications and requirements for the position, should apply online with an electronic copy of an application letter (Cover Letter) and CV.

Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date: 15th August, 2013

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