State Technical Officer at Malaria Consortium



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 are recruiting a suitable candidate to join our team in the position below:

Job Title: State Technical Officer

Location: Niger
Job Type Full Time

Job Purpose

  • To work with the State project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects activities with a focus on the capacity building, logistic system for health commodities and supervision of health facility and community health workers in the state.

Scope of Work

  • The State Technical Officer (STO) would support the programme activities at state level, in all service delivery points in all the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of operation to ensure timely programme delivery to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the State Project Manager (SPM) and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities
Technical contributions (70%):

  • Coordinate the implementation of state-based activities on malaria prevention (including routine LLIN distributions, use and monitoring)
  • Work closely with the SR that would deliver mass distribution of LLINs in state of operation
  • Support the State MoH to deliver Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention (SMC) services to eligible children in the state
  • Coordinate programme activities to support malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS
  • Support the State MoH to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp)
  • Technical support for the planning and management of malaria and other communicable disease control programmes at state level
  • Coordinate public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers, Community Care Givers and PMVs on malaria prevention and case management
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to ZPM
  • Coordinate the project specific and support to State MoH on procurement, supply chain and logistics activities
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Support state M&E activities
  • Represent MC on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at state level with approval of the SPM

Project Management (20%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on time.
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the work plan and smooth transition of the project to government.
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager.

Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (10%):

  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Degree in Medical, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Knowledge of medical supplies procurement and supply chain management
  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Familiar with public health principles
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
8th March, 2023 (23:59 GMT).

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Due to the nature of this role we will be reviewing applications on an ongoing basis and the role might be filled and closed before the closing date. Early applications are encouraged.
  • Candidates blacklisted by The Global Fund need not apply.
  • To apply for this position you will need to have the right to work in Nigeria.

 

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