Malaria Consortium Operational Research & Surveillance Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium Operational Research & Surveillance Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions


Operational Research contributions

  • In conjunction with other project team members develop OR protocols and lead in pre-implementation activities such as securing ethical clearance and waivers where necessary, particularly where proposed procedures are not approved in national implementation guidelines
  • Coordinate day-to-day technical preparations, implementation and supervision of research activities in SMC states
  • Support the Data Analysis Specialist in statistical analysis of operational research data, and contribute to reports and publications to disseminate among partners
  • Write periodic research-related reports for project for donors and other audiences as required
  • Coordinate the implementation of in-country dissemination and research uptake activity plans, such as stakeholder consultations, media engagements, and country specific project learning outputs
  • Advise and support the SMC state teams in managing activity plans, consultants and budgets for specific operational research activities.
  • Support, and as appropriate lead, the documentation of operational research and lessons learnt from the project including drafting of manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals, learning briefs, learning papers and general documentation (e.g. narrative reports, infographics).
  • Support the dissemination of lessons learned to national and global audiences through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports.

    Quality Assurance of Operational Research

  • Ensure adherence to OR protocols during implementation. Flag any necessary changes to protocol and seek approvals as appropriate either from the CTC or the research ethics committees. Supervise SMC operational research project implementation and outputs, quality control of data collection and carry out regular project performance assessments
    as planned and other reports as required
  • Working with the SPM, contribute to the adherence of research guidelines and embedding into research studies, standards of operational research quality

    Capacity building and institutional strengthening

  • Participate in building project capacity in operational research, mainly in the NMEP and SMEPs but also where appropriate within SMC team
  • In liaison with the SPM and CTC, support capacity building initiatives of the project’s M&E team and contribute to the organisation’s strategic objectives

    External Representation

  • Participate in national or regional technical working groups as relevant


  • Postgraduate degree in Epidemiology, Statistics or Public Health
  • 10-12 years post qualification and 8 years working in a research role with an excellent understanding of operational research approaches
  • Demonstrable knowledge and ability to design and implement research studies, including design of qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.
  • Good qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a team of experts delivering specialized TA services
  • Previous public health sector experience in sub-Saharan Africa countries
  • Familiarity with Health Management Information Systems (HMIS) in Low and Middle Income countries e.g. DHIS2
  • Experience in setting up standards of quality as well as internal quality assurance mechanisms
  • Strong writing skills with publications in peer-reviewed journals

    How to Apply

    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 14th August, 2019

    For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Operational Research & Surveillance Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

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