Malaria Consortium Project Director Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium Project Director 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.


The Project Director will provide overall programme oversight to the project. He/she will be the focal point for engagement with GF and representation at National level. He/she will lead the Global Fund


Responsibilities


Strategic planning, management and governance

  • Ensure regular communications are maintained between the different teams particularly between zonal/state teams and with the Abuja office.
  • Be responsible for the project risk register. Work with the team members of the SMT in the identification, tracking, prevention and management of key programme risks especially those related to performance and fiduciary management.
  • Be liaison between the project, NMEP, the PR - CRS and the donor - GF.

    Programme (Routine, LLIN Campaign and SMC distribution) management

  • Develop and implement work plans, ensuring that campaign and routine programming work plans are integrated into an overall consolidated programme work plan.
  • Work closely with the Country Technical Coordinator to see that work plans are aligned with best technical approaches.
  • Perform strategic oversight on the overall delivery of the LLINs campaign in Yobe State.
  • Perform oversight with the project team to ensure successful implementation the 2019 and 2020 mass drug administration (MDA) for SMC in Katsina and Yobe states.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits are carried out periodically in conjunction with the project team, key stakeholders and PR.
  • Travel to the field as necessary to provide support and oversight to the zonal and state teams.
  • Ensure all relevant authorities and stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of the project as appropriate.
  • Work with the Country Technical Coordinator to; o Adapt MC technical quality standard for the project and ensure its compliance o See that project lessons and experiences are documented.
  • Work with the SMT to see that programme improvement is data-driven.

    Logistics, Finance and Administration

  • Ensure the project is efficiently and accurately managed within allowable line item flexibility and there is full accountability of resources.
  • Ensure familiarity and compliance of staff and stakeholders with/to Malaria Consortium and GF compliance issues.
  • Work with team members to prepare projected project expenditures.
  • Work with the finance team (both at the country
    office and GF project based) to monitor expenditure and budget compliance on a regular basis, report any concerns to the WCAPD and develop plans to mitigate any under or over expenditure.
  • Closely monitor project budget spending and burn rates.
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure timely financial reporting and assistance at audits for the project.

    Human Resource Management

  • Work with the HR manager to ensure the project is roles are filled with quality staff and their performance continuously improve throughout the project implementation period.
  • Line manage members of the staff using performance-based management approaches.

    Representation

  • Represent MC in all GF activities.
    Other representations as might be delegated by MC management team.


    Requirements


  • Master's Degree in Public Health, International Development or related discipline.
  • Senior management level experience on large sized health projects in Africa.
  • At least 15 years working experience in international projects.
  • At least 5 years of those spent in projects in developing countries lasting more than 2 years and managing teams of 10 or more including local and international staff.
  • Experience managing at least one project for an external government client for at least 2 years.
  • Experience working with performance-based contracts.
  • Experience in project and financial management with a proven track record of timely submission of high quality project deliverables.
  • Experience managing donor grants or contracts such as DFID, GFATM or USAID/PMI.
  • Experience working on malaria, maternal and child health programmes, including community health delivery.
  • Familiar with the Nigeria health system.


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 4th April, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Project Director Jobs in Nigeria


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