Recent Openings at Malaria Consortium Feb 2019

 

Jobs  Vacancy : Current Career Openings at Malaria Consortium Feb 2019 [3 Positions]

 

Job Description : Current Career Employments at Malaria Consortium Feb 2019 [3 Positions]

Category : NGO 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.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Senior Market Systems Development Specialist
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Technical Length of contract: 5 years
Role type: National Grade: 10
Travel involved: In-country travel
Reporting to: Project Director Direct reports: None

Country and Project Background
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible.

Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.

The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.

The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Market Systems Development Specialist will lead in developing programme strategy on market systems development.
  • S/he will be responsible for applying a market systems approach in facilitating development of functional and sustainable systems for the delivery of malaria commodities and services, which a sizable proportion of the population can access at affordable prices and agreed quality standards.

Scope of Work:

  • The Senior Market Systems Development Specialist operates with a national scope as a member of the SUNMAP2 core team and will report to the Project Director.
  • He/she will be responsible for supporting NMEP and market partners to identify the constraints to developing high quality malaria services and antimalaria commodities in the retail market as well as develop and support action plans to address these.

Key Accountabilities
Technical Contributions (80%):

  • Lead the SUNMAP2 market systems engagement team to design, manage and monitor market led malaria control interventions
  • Support programme team and market players  in adapting these strategies in addition to identifying, developing, implementing, monitoring and design interventions to address systemic constraints in the market
  • Identify partners the programme (NMEP) can work with to facilitate systemic change to the market
  • Take the lead in developing programme PPP strategy; in addition to providing support to market players to pilot and roll-out successful innovations in the market;
  • Lead in monitoring and identifying constraints to the growth of malaria product markets using making markets work for the poor (M4P) approach.
  • Support partners in disseminating the outcome of these interventions to adopt and implement good practices
  • Develop and maintain strong network with the private and the public sector stakeholders in the malaria control market systems in Nigeria
  • Represent the programme on the commercial sector WG of NMEP coordination platform
  • Ensure that the commercial sector engagement strategy is harmonized with the overall SUNMAP2 project mandate involving public health systems for malaria control

Project Management (20%):

  • Contribute to MEAL activities related to market systems
  • Be responsible to ensure achievement of targets as per project log-frame
  • Be responsible to mentor the SUNMAP2 private sector field / implementation team
  • Liaise with the technical advisors for intervention design, management and monitoring
  • Ensure that the technical advisory team and the project management team have regular update of progress against achievements
  • Harness, document and disseminate results and learning to the internal and external stakeholders

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience 

Essential:

  • Postgraduate degree in Economics, Health Economics or related field
  • At least 8 years’ experience in working for projects applying market systems approach (M4P) in Nigeria
  • Proven experience in ability to identify and engage private and public sector on innovative market driven solutions for scalable and sustainable results
  • Experience in managing partnerships with government and private agencies
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of market systems development projects
  • Knowledge about health care or health related market systems / context
  • Proven skills in managing partnerships and agreements, including contract development, market and business (partnership) development and monitoring
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Experience and understanding of working with commercial sector manufacturers and distributors of health or similar commodities
  • Significant experience in project management
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Proven experience in business and market development

Desirable:

  • Experience providing technical support to project teams remotely and physically, while meeting high standards
  • Experience planning, facilitating and managing stakeholder engagement and consultation workshops
  • Experience using most significant change (MSC) technique in program evaluations
  • Knowledge of international development, particularly DFID- funded projects

Core Competencies
Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C –  Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions: for example, interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C –   Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C –  Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback,
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL C –  Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors,
  •  Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business,
  •  Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

Salary
Competitive.

Application Deadline 8th February, 2019.

 

Job Title: Senior Malaria Specialist
Location:
 Abuja, Nigeria
Department: Technical Length of contract: Five years
Role type: National Grade: 10
Travel involved: Up to 40%
Reporting to: Team Leader, SUNMAP2/ Project Director
Direct reports: Market systems development specialist, Diagnostics specialist, SBCC specialist

Country and Project Background
Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria.

Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.

The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Malaria Specialist will provide technical leadership on all aspects of malaria control to the project and working closely with the project team to implement evidence-based approaches to achieve the projects outcomes.
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination including providing technical support to NMEP, SMEP and other key stakeholders.
  • He/She will supervise a team of three specialists and support them to implement work plans in a coherent and harmonised manner.

Scope of Work:

  • Provide technical oversight for the project and take direct a lead in implementing malaria initiatives such as severe malaria case management and seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC). The position holder line manages four technical specialists.
  • He/She will support the team to adapt the project strategies to their settings and see that they are revised periodically based on learnings (both internal and external to the project).
  • He/She will provide technical assistance and capacity building to NMEP and SMEP especially within a paradigm of changing malaria epidemiology along the malaria elimination continuum.
  • He/She will represent the programme on relevant technical working groups.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Senior Malaria Specialist will mobilise and coordinate with a broad range of stakeholders to deliver the project.
  • They will work closely with the National Malaria Elimination Programme, State Malaria Elimination Programmes in the six SUNMAP2 supported states, public and private sector actors in the malaria control landscape and Malaria Consortium’s team of global technical specialists.
  •  Along with the Team Leader he/she will liaise periodically with DFID Nigeria.
  • He/She will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) of the project.

Key Accountabilities (Percentage level of effort) 
Strategic Contributions (10%):

  • 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 (40%):

  • 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 decisionmakers 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 (25%):

  • 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 (10%):

  • 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 (10%):

  • Lead in building project capacity in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment such as writing of capacity building tools and work guidance documents.
  • Organise 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 (5%):

  • 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

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • 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

Desirable:

  • Significant knowledge in communicable diseases control
  • Experience of supporting development of learning processes and structures, ideally in an NGO context
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment

Work-based Skills
Essential:

  • Excellent skills in public health and or disease control, and in particular related to malaria Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Management of high performing teams, including ability to delegate efficiently and technically support teams
  • Mentoring and coaching skills with respect to junior staff
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little support
  • Expert competency level in reviewing, understanding and synthesising data for sharing with wider audiences
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and reprioritise when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SUNMAP2 supported states for up to one week at a time to oversee implementation activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving mind-set
  • Positive work attitude; a team player

Desirable:

  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Excellent statistical analysis skills including familiarity with software such as STATA, R or Statgraphics
  • Demonstrable publication writing skills include peer reviewed publications
  • Advocacy skills

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL D – Inspires wider teams to achieve outstanding results and to manage risks

  • Proactively improves effectiveness and performance of other senior staff to increase ability to meet objectives, acquiring new skills when appropriate
  • Encourages mitigating risks amongst the teams/ groups they work with/ manage
  • Ensures the quality of all internal/ external work of own and others

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL D – Analyses the external environment confidently

  • Generates a range of policy options and appraises them based on the internal and external evidence
  • Develops ways of applying new knowledge and ensures lessonâ€�learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for
  • Malaria Consortium Interpersonal and communications:

LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and Partnering:
LEVEL D – Develops external networks to increase internal thinking/ learning:

  • Actively develops partnerships with relevant organisations, think tanks and individuals:
  • Takes initiative to establish a network or partnership where one does not exist
  • Ensures any external learning is effectively brought in-house

Leading and Motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility/ Adaptability:
LEVEL D – Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience:

  • Clarifies priorities when leading change
  • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change.
  • Helps colleagues/ team members to practise stress management through prioritisation of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
  • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to new situations

Living the Values:
LEVEL D – Acts as a role model in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Champions and takes ownership of corporate decisions, values and standards and ensures team members implement them in a positive manner
  • Acts as role model internally and externally in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Is accountable for ensuring that cultural awareness is demonstrated across the area (s) they manage

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

Salary
Competitive.

Application Deadline 13th February, 2019.

 

Job Title: Zonal Project Manager
Location:
 Kano
Role type: National
Grade: 9
Department: Management
Length of contract: 3 years
Travel involved: In-country travel
Reporting to: Line manager – Senior Project Manager
Direct reports: M&E, STO/SDO, Admin Officer , Accounts Officer

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control/elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Malaria Consortium has recently become a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients. The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2020 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe and iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:

  • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
  • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard
  • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
  • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
  • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
  • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
  • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018

Job Purpose:

  • To work with the country office team and GF Senior Project Manager to effectively manage project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national level.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Zonal Project manager would be working with the state team and stakeholders in their zones, especially the State Ministries of Health and LGA Departments of Health/PHC, manage the rollout and implementation of the malaria and iCCM activities in seven project states.
  • S/he would report to the Senior Project Manager.

Scope of Work:

  • The Zonal Project Manager (ZPM) would support the programme activities at zonal and state levels, being in charge of a cluster of states to ensure timely project delivery of the programme to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key Accountabilities 
Project Management (60%):

  • 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 Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) which is submitted to the Principal Recipient (PR) quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis
  • Work with the project Finance Associate 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 GF malaria project in project states by leveraging resources and harmonizing efforts where possible
  • Work with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator, SPM, programme PRs and SR for social mobilization to see that a programme communications strategy is developed and implemented
  • Coordinate the documentation of GF supported activities in form of activity-specific reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Contribute to quarterly preparations for PR-SR coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point presentations
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders
  • 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 programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with the GF 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 GF project team in the states with their zone
  • Work directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation in the states within the zone and see that activities are carried out on time and within budget
  • Liaise regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Liaise with other PRs, SRs and partners relevant for successful GF malaria implementation in the state
  • 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

Technical Contributions (10%):

  • 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

Technical performance management and quality assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Representation (10%):

  • 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
  • Liaise regularly with CRS’s focal persons on respective project activities and the GF PMU through the SPM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • 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 malaria and iCCM interventions

Person Specification 
Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • 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

Desirable:

  • Experience on GF-supported project
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding of public health issues in West and Central Africa

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  •  Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  •  Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and Communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and Partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks

  • Builds strong networks internally:
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility/ Adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the Values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:

  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Salary
Competitive.

Application Deadline 22nd February, 2019.

How To Apply
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