Malaria Consortium State Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium State Project Manager 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.


Responsibilities


Strategic planning, management and governance

  • Provide strategic planning support to the state-based SUNMAP2 team
  • Provide effective support and oversight to the members of the state-based SUNMAP2 team to ensure that implementation occurs according to operational plans
  • Support the SUNMAP2 Senior Management Team in identifying opportunities which can be used to sustain the impact of the project and/or extend the scale of the project
  • Ensure regular communication is maintained between the State-based team and the Abuja-based SUNMAP2 team
  • Be responsible for the state level project risk register. Work with the Project Manager and members of the State-based team in the identification, tracking, prevention and management of key programme risks especially those related to performance and fiduciary management
  • Be liaison between the project, State government and DFID representative in the State
  • Maintain effective communication with other DFID-funded programme leads

    Programme Management (50%):

  • Develop and implement work plans, ensuring that partner work plans are integrated into an overall consolidated state level project work plan
  • Oversee project partner’s inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
    Manage a number of complex public, civil society and commercial sector partnerships
  • Work closely with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that work plans are aligned with best technical approaches
  • Coordinate the provision of programme management strengthening support to the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP)
  • Provide high level technical support on malaria control to the State MoH and partners engaged in malaria control
  • Promote harmonisation of malaria control efforts at state level
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews/audits are carried out periodically in conjunction with the project team, key stakeholders and project partners
    Travel to the field as necessary to provide support and oversight to the State team
  • Ensure all relevant authorities and stakeholders are included in the planning and implementation of the project as appropriate
  • Maintain a good and proactive collaboration with the relevant authorities at State level, such as SMEP, and other stakeholders including other relevant DFID-funded programmes and GFATM malaria grant sub-recipients
    Work with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that project lessons and experiences are documented
    Work with the SUNMAP2 SMT to see that programme improvement is data-driven
  • Remain engaged with current funding opportunities for malaria control/elimination through liaising with other INGOs, government bodies, donors and UN agencies

    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 with Malaria
    Consortium and donor compliance issues, ensuring all implementing partners in the state are compliant with these
  • Work with the state-based team to prepare projected project expenditures
  • Work with the Project Manager and Project’s Senior Finance Expert to monitor expenditure and budget compliance on a regular basis, report any concerns to the Project Director and develop plans to mitigate any under or over expenditure
  • Closely monitor state-related project budget spending and burn rates
  • Work closely with the finance team to ensure timely financial reporting and assistance at audits for the project
  • Work closely with the logistics team to ensure that all items required for the state based activities are procured in a timely manner and in line with donor requirements

    Human Resource Management

  • Work with the HR team to lead the recruitment and selection of State-based staff for the project
  • Line manage members of the State-based team using performance-based management approaches

    Representation

  • Be responsible for representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, State level government bodies, donors and other relevant parties.
  • Coordinate project representation at technical working groups and other relevant coordination frameworks
  • Relevant national events to showcase the project’s achievements


    Requirements


  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, International Development or related discipline
  • Mid-level management experience on large sized health projects in Nigeria
  • Over 5 years working experience in development projects
  • At least 2 years of those spent in projects based in the state and managing teams of 5 or more personnel
  • Experience managing at least one project for an external government client
  • 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 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 7th June, 2019.


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


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