Malaria Consortium Senior Malaria Specialist Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium Senior Malaria 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.


The driver would be responsible for picking up and driving the programme officials, pickups and other scheduled appointments. And also will be responsible for performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles to assure the functionality of the vehicle.


Responsibilities


Strategic contributions

  • Contribute to development of project strategy papers, in particular those directly related to malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
  • Contribute to the development and improvements in the projects value-for-money approach, in particular related to effectiveness and impact optimisation.
  • Lead the development and facilitate the use of a framework for technical quality improvement for the project
  • Provide strategic technical support to the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), include support in the harmonisation of tools and approaches.

    Technical leadership and Oversight

  • Provide technical support to the project’s technical team in relation to WHO’s Global Technical Strategy for malaria, the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and the technical approaches comprising SUNMAP2.
  • Oversee malaria interventions implementation from intervention design to quality assurance of implementation
  • Oversee data-driven adaptation of malaria intervention implementation to achieve project output and outcome targets. This will require working closely with other teams within the project and collaboration with partners and other organisations.
  • Periodically carry out statistical analysis of survey and other epidemiological data, working with the Senior MEAL Specialist in this regard.
  • Provide technical support in other aspects of the project such as Surveillance and Operational Research. This includes community-based services such as integrated community case management (iCCM) and community distribution of LLINs.
  • Work with the Team Leader and the Senior Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Specialist to embed malaria control activities into the broader health systems to improve programme and impact sustainability.
  • Remain abreast of technical developments in malaria control and share them with the project team and with NMEP
  • Facilitate the use of data and experiential learning to inform quality improvement of project implementation and technical assistance
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision makers at national and state levels to make better use of data, include data from SUNMAP2
  • Line manage four technical specialists, and in so doing provide them with inspiring technical leadership

    Learning, Sharing and Positioning

  • Work with the Senior MEAL Specialist to spearhead the use of a learning agenda approach including accountability within the project and amongst key stakeholders such as NMEP and SMEP.
  • Help to operationalise the learning agenda approach, results measurement and documentation
  • Develop guidance documents on how malaria interventions should be implemented and monitored using the project results measurement framework. This may require checklists, SOPs or guidance instructions.
  • Work with the Senior MEAL Specialist to lead the
    documentation of experiences and lessons learnt from the project including production of learning briefs, learning papers and general documentation (e.g. narrative reports, infographics)
  • Disseminate lessons learned to national and global audiences through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports
  • Work with NMEP to periodically refresh the national agenda for malaria research

    Technical quality and continuous improvement

  • Facilitate the regular use of project and other information for technical quality improvement
  • Contribute to the development and embedding of standards of malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment

    Capacity building and institutional strengthening

  • Lead in building project capacity in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment such as writing of capacity building tools and work guidance documents.
  • Organize periodic technical strategy meetings to update the project team on new developments and current trends in malaria control in Nigeria, in the region and globally.
  • Work closely with long term technical assistance (LTTA) to NMEP to strengthen its institutional capacity to use evidence for decision-making and to capture learning.
  • Lead capacity building efforts to strengthen both individual and institutional technical capacities within the National Malaria Elimination Programme, and State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and LGA levels working with State Malaria Service Delivery Specialist.
  • In liaison with the Country Technical Coordinator and Technical Director, support capacity building initiatives of the project’s technical team and contribute to Malaria Consortium’s strategic objectives

    External Representation

  • Participate in national or regional technical working groups as relevant
  • Make presentations at national, regional or global conferences showcasing the malaria control approaches we are using in the project


    Requirements


  • Postgraduate Degree in Epidemiology or Public Health with a focus on malaria control/elimination
  • At least 8 years working in technical role with an excellent understanding of malaria control/elimination approaches
  • Significant experience in intervention design and implementation of large-scale malaria control projects
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of malaria control Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)
  • Experience in setting up standards of technical quality as well as internal quality assurance mechanisms
  • Experience with value-for-money measurements
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd March, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Senior Malaria Specialist Jobs in Nigeria


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