Catholic Relief Services Technical Malaria Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services Technical Malaria Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an international non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist persons on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality.

CRS works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates.

The Technical Malaria Specialist (TMS) will support the Senior Program Manager (SPM) to provide oversight on the Quality of care for malaria case management, working closely with NMEP, SRs and other relevant stakeholders.

Job Ref Code: TMS170119


Case Management:

  • Work closely with NMEP and SMEPs to ensure improved quality of malaria case management practices (including but not limited to SMC and Severe Malaria)
  • Work closely with NMEP, SMEPs and other relevant stakeholders in improving program quality
  • Participate in Case Management Sub-committee meetings with NMEP and partners
  • Participate in Malaria Technical Working group meetings
  • Work closely with NMEP, SRs and CSOs to improve accountability on grant implementation
  • Provide overall oversight roles to the SRs
  • Provide support in ensuring that SR program activities are implemented according to the approved work plan and budget, paying attention to agreed timelines.
  • Participate in monitoring and supervision of grant activities implemented by the SRs, ensuring that activity reports are developed, and feedback provided to SRs
  • Support in tracking Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and other indicators on the grant

    Budget Management:

  • Support and participate in budget management activities (including but not limited to budget planning, financial reporting by SRs, forecasting and analysis of burn rates)
    Support and participate in reviewing actual financial performance against the budget for the various SR budgets, and explain variances on a regular basis
  • Support and participate in activities to ensure sub-recipients remain in compliance with CRS and Global Fund donor rules and regulations for management of resources
  • Participate actively in the monthly CRS Budget Comparison Report (BCR)/budget review meetings

    Partnership Management:

  • Support SPM as the Case Management contact for CRS sub-recipients, including sharing new information and ensuring healthy relationships are maintained between the sub-recipients and the state governments
  • Represent CRS at relevant technical meetings with other malaria partners as delegated by the SPM, DCoP or CoP
  • Carry out any other duties assigned by the supervisor

    Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL):

  • With oversight from the SPM, collaborate and support the MEAL team to track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Provide support in the design and implementation of feedback mechanism for enhancing accountability on grant implementation
  • In collaboration with other CRS and SRs staff, provide support and technical assistance to partners and other collaborating agencies to ensure that lessons learned and best practices for malaria programming are documented and disseminated
  • Facilitate learning exchanges among SRs and between SRs and government ministries on malaria case management, and support quality improvement initiatives

    Management and Administration:

  • Support elaboration of Program Update/Disbursement Requests (PU/DR) in collaboration with other program staff
    SRs’ program reports and provide feedback on implementation progress and performance, identifying solutions to address challenges and weaknesses
  • Ensure implementation of activities in compliance with all CRS and Global Fund administrative and operational procedures and policies, as well as other applicable donor regulations


  • M.D/MBBS required with significant field experience in clinical and/or community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment AND post graduate degree in public health or health management.
  • At least 6 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health with a strong preference for candidates with at least 4 years’ experience in malaria programming.
  • Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges highly desired.
  • Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
  • Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
  • Experience with implementation of GF grant is a plus.
  • Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
  • Excellent analytical and information seeking skills, good decision-making skills.
  • Experience with participatory planning and evaluation methods preferred.
  • Must be familiar with and committed to gender equity in programming and management practices
  • Strong inter-personal and public relations skills.
  • Willingness and ability to travel regularly and at short notices.
  • Excellent English language oral and written communication skills.

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should download the "CRS Application Form" using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application (e.g. Chief of Party COP210119) to: Application Closing Date 1st February, 2019.


  • CRS is an equal –opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’.
  • Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Statement of Commitment to Protection:
    ‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation

    For more information and job application details, see; Catholic Relief Services Technical Malaria Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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