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Job Title: Malaria Implementation Officer

Location: Cross River, Nasarawa, Zamfara (Nigeria)  

Programme: USAID-funded Malaria Project

Recruiter: GRID Consulting Limited

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 seven states. Activities in the MAPS project has commenced in the seven Nigerian States namely; Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara.

Malaria Consortium (MC), one of the implementing partners of the MAPS project, now seeks to employ a professionals with expertise in implementing Malaria programme activities in the Cross River, Nasarawa and Zamfara State field offices.

The Malaria implementation officers will be based each in the following locations; Cross-River, Nasarawa and Zamfara state offices. The officers 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 levels; 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.

SPECIFIC DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

•          Coordinate the implementation of state-based activities on malaria prevention (including LLIN 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 activities as well as State M&E activities;

•          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;

•          The officers based in Cross River and Zamfara maybe requested to support programme activities across the Southern and Northern States of the programme respectively;

Qualified candidates should possess the following:

•          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.

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.

METHOD OF APPLICATION:

Interested applicants should send their application and updated CV to mapsvacancy@gridconsulting.net.

All applications must be submitted latest Thursday, 31st October, 2013. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Candidates should specify which state they are applying for.

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