Malaria Consortium Zonal Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Malaria Consortium Zonal Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

Organisational background

Established in 2003, 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.

We work in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local
and international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.

Key Accountabilities

  • Work with the programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office to
    lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with the SMC Malaria
    Project Implementation Plan.
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning
    tools on time.
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed SMC project
    team in their states.
  • Work directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project
    implementation in the states and see that activities are carried out on time and within
  • Liaise regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports
    as required.
  • Liaise with other partners relevant for successful SMC malaria implementation in the
  • Line manages an effective and technically sound SMC project team in the state.
  • Liaise with state stakeholders to get their buy-in and ensure effective implementation of
    SMC activities in the state
  • Ensure the mass drug distribution campaign is carried out according to guidelines, and in
    compliance to donor funding requirements
  • Organize and participate in the training of State, LGA and community volunteers teams
    involved in the distribution activities
  • Participate in the state and LGA level microplanning meetings for the distribution
  • Be responsible for timely financial accountability for any disbursed funds for project
    activities in the state
  • Support SMOH to develop SMC scale – up plan especially in the period after the project
  • Duty of care on all campaign personnel.
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans.
  • Work closely with the SPM to prepare the programme monitoring and evaluation plan in
    conjunction with the Project M&E Manager. Work with the project team to implement it.
  • Work with the country finance team and project finance associate to prepare and track
    progress of project and activity budgets.
  • Be responsible for zonal project budget management and reporting
  • Be responsible for preparing project progress report, which is submitted to the SPM and
    regional programme director quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis.
  • Work with finance team and SPM to prepare quarterly financial reports.
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the SPM to prepare an exit strategy and
    to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme.
  • Coordinate with other donors and implementers to ensure complementarity of
    implementation of the SMC malaria project in project states by leveraging resources and
    harmonizing efforts where possible.
  • Work with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator,
    SPM, for social mobilization to see that a programme communications strategy is
    developed and implemented.
  • Coordinate the documentation of SMC supported activities in form of activity-specific
    reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference.
  • Contribute to SMC coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s
  • Oversee project partners inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized,
    aligned and effective outputs
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a
    challenging environment
  • Work with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure that high quality
    project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI.
  • Work with the project teams, SPM and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine
    technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality.
  • Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain regional or global technical support.
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow
    wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes.
  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance.
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project.
  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to participate in
    national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic
    and coordination events,
  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to keep key
    national stakeholders abreast with the project.
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and
    promote best practice in SMC interventions

    Person specification
    Qualifications and Experience:
  • Postgraduate or Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or
    another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement.
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries.
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills.
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English

  • Experience on SMC-supported project
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques and previous experience
    in mass drug distribution campaign activities
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Understanding of public health issues in Nigeria

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 29th September 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; Malaria Consortium Zonal Project Manager Jobs in Nigeria

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