Malaria Consortium Current Vacancy – Apply Now!

Posted on :

6 Mar, 2019

Category :

NGO Jobs in Nigeria, Supply Chain 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: M&E Officer
Location:
 Kano
Grade: 7
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 3 years
Role type: National
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level:  Non Focal Point
Reporting to: Zonal Programme Manager/State Technical Officer
Dotted Line Manager: M&E Manager, Abuja

Country and Project Background 
The Nigeria Country Office with 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 programmes and 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; and
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).

Currently, the Nigeria country office manages MC programmes/projects in Sierra Leone, Chad and Burkina Faso.
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 preelimination 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) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies.

  • 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
  • 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

Job Purpose

  • The M&E officer will serve as the technical focal person for MEAL (Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning) activity which include data validation, DQA, coordination meetings, capacity building in data quality and supportive supervisory visit to strengthen health management information system in Global Fund project in the state.
  • S/he will work closely with  the state project manager / State technical officer to operationalise the project’s MEAL activities.

Scope of Work:

  • The position holder  will work as part of the project team under the direct supervision and guidance of the state project manager (Kano, Niger and Yobe states) / state technical officer (Gombe, Kaduna and Jigawa) and closely with the Country Technical Coordinator (CTC) to achieve the project’s objectives.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The M&E officer working under the line-management of the State Project Manager / State Coordinator and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities (Percent of time spent on each area)
Technical contributions 50%:

  • Develop a micro-plan for M&E activities following the  approved work plan and with guidance from the state project manager / state coordinator
  • Participate in the development and review of the Global Fund Malaria project MEAL plan.
  • At  state level, lead the Implementation of the MEAL Plan and put in place procedures for compliance
  • Lead the set up and maintenance of a project database and linkages with the national DHIS version 2 platform for reporting
  • Ensure availability of high quality routine data for all malaria indicators / parameters (both case management and prevention) and other project related data from all levels of health facilities (3o, 2o, 1o)
  • In Niger and Kebbi, to also ensure high quality data are available in useable format on a regular and timely basis for programmatic decision making by facilitating data collection and entry from:
    • CORP’s service utilization register
    • CORP’s status update form to capture changes to the CORP’s status in relation to the project (e.g. withdrawal, change of supervisor, lost to follow ups, etc.)
    • Supervision checklist to capture the details of the supervision visits
    • Demand creation activity recording form to capture activities carried out by the demand creation team
    • A logistics form that captures the logistic component of the project, including drug distributions, and other related equipment and tools.
  • Working closely with the State Project Manager / State Coordinator, plan regular data quality assessments, and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.
  • Ensure the timely submission of high quality programmatic progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) and the validation of such on a quarterly basis according to the approved project performance framework.
  • Work with project team to facilitate the documentation of activities in form of reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Working closely with the State Project Manager / State Coordinator, plan and coordinate quarterly routine monitoring visits to project supported sites and provide supportive supervision
  • Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building for state and LGA level implementers in the design and implementation of GF- supported monitoring and evaluation activities.
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design including development of survey protocols with support from country office and advisors. Perform other duties as assigned.

Program Management (10%):

  • Support SMoH staff with coordinating program management activities, by ensuring that the recommended coordination meetings hold at the LGA and state levels.
  • Work with the state and LGA Ministry of Health staff to ensure that reports are obtained from all health facilities within the state through appropriate state-specific mechanisms.
  • Participate in regular monitoring and supervisory visits to the GF-supported health facilities, and ensure that action plans are developed for identified gaps.
  • Support health facilities with ensuring that all items in the action plans are addressed and all outstanding gaps are closed.

Accountability (10%):

  • Support programming staff to engage key populations in monitoring and evaluating program’s performance and to incorporate participatory methods into M&E systems in Nigeria.
  • Orient program staff and partners on the basic principles and practices of beneficiary accountability in Nigeria.
  • Support the development and implementation of feedback and response channels to reflect the preferences of community members and beneficiaries.
  • Ensure that beneficiary feedback is adequately documented, addressed, analyzed, and utilized by program teams.

Knowledge Management and Learning (20%):

  • Ensure that state M&E and program teams regularly review and accordingly adjust M&E plans and tools in the light of changes and needs in the field context based on monitoring data and reflection sessions.
  • Support learning-to-action events and reflection sessions to systematically analyze data for programmatic use for the state, and to document and incorporate lessons learned into program design and implementation.
  • Conduct regular data review and analysis for feedback to states for program improvement, and for updates to national level (MC and government).
  • Support program staff in key activities including development of a learning agenda, organizing regular learning events, supporting operations research, and reflecting, documentation, and communication of learning initiatives.
  • Actively participate in the M&E Community of Practice with other PR, SRs and government M&E staff.
  • Support knowledge management systems and practices to gather, document and share best practices with project team, MC country office, government and technical partners. Collaborate with M&E and program staff to develop learning briefs, project bulletins and other materials for dissemination.
  • Promote adoption of the best practices in knowledge management by other project staff and government partners.

Representation (10%):

  • Liaise with technical counterparts in the State Ministry of Health, PRs, SRs, and other local stakeholders engaged in malaria activities in Nigeria.
  • At state level, represent MC and make presentations at technical meetings and events related to MEAL, including quarterly Principal Recipient and Sub-recipients quarterly review meetings. Representation will be agreed with the State Project Manager / State Coordinator.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a similar role
  • Degree in Statistics, Demography, Mathematics or any other relevant quantitative discipline
  • Cognate experience in monitoring and evaluation of community-based interventions is highly desirable
  • Hands-on experience in the use and managing HMIS and CLMS
  • Proficiency and demonstrable experience in database management software packages and statistical analysis especially with; Stata, SPSS, Epi Info and DHIS;
  • Experience in survey design and implementation and write up of survey results

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable contextual knowledge of local issues, community priorities, social and cultural constraints and realities related to community assessment, project design, evaluation and implementation
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and Global Fund programme implementation will be added advantages.
  • Experience working with donor grants or contracts such as GFATM, DFID or USAID/PMI
  • Excellent facilitation and coordination skills

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Proven writing, communication and presentation skills in English
  • He/she must clearly display the ability to effectively prioritise and perform tasks to meet tight deadline

Desirable:

  • Skills in qualitative research
  • The ideal candidate must be attentive to detail, highly organized, flexible and selfmotivated

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 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 practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
  • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation

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

 

Job Title: Supply Chain Officer
Locations:
 Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara and Yobe
Grade: 7
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Reporting to: Zonal Project Manager
Dotted line manager: Country Commodity Manager

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 programmes and 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 received funding to implement SMC in three West African countries including Nigeria. In Nigeria, malaria consortium has decided to use the fund to continue SMC implementation in the 4 states it has been supporting since 2013 with UNITAID (Sokoto and Zamfara), DFID (Katsina and Jigawa) and BMSMC (Katsina) funds.

Under this new funding and any anticipated additional funding, all Malaria Consortium SMC activities in county will be consolidated into a single project and managed by senior project manager who will report to the country programme manager.

Job Purpose

  • To provide technical support on the supply chain management of malaria commodities at the project office in Zamfara State, Nigeria.

Scope of Work:

  • The Supply chain officer will be actively responsible for maintaining an effective and efficient logistic management and inventory control of SMC drugs at the state level. S/he will be work directly within the Zamfara State Logistic Management Coordinating Unit and the Malaria Consortium office at the assigned state.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Supply Chain Officer will be a member of the programme implementation team and report to Country Commodity Manager   in delivering programme work plan.

Key Accountabilities 
Supply Chain Management (70%):

  • Contribute to state level quantification of commodities as well as development of distribution plans using credible and verifiable data sources
  • Support and assist in the management of SMC commodities at the assigned State Central Medical Stores (SCMS) and health facilities.
  • Ensure the availability and distribution of pharmaco-vigilance forms during each implementation cycle.
  • Provide guidance  on reporting ADR using the pharmaco-vigilance  forms to the state teams
  • Carrying out post-distribution gap analysis for all SMC commodities at the assigned state
  • Submit timely and accurate logistic report at the end of every SMC cycle and review all LMIS reports for SMC commodities at the assigned state.
  • Coordinate Reverse logistics for SMC drugs from health facilities to the state central medical store
  • Monitor the delivery of SMC commodities and escalate any discrepancies in the quantity of commodities delivered and any quality issues. This will be done at all the levels of the distribution of SMC commodities( SCMS, Health Facilities and Communities)
  • Working with the  state Logistic Management Coordination Unit on the management of SMC commodities and also serves as a link between Malaria Consortium and the state Logistic Management Coordinating Unit
  • Provide support for the Monitoring and Evaluation team and reconcile logistic data with M&E data
  • Maintaining and regularly updating a database of  SMC malaria commodity logistics data
  • Performs other duties as directed by the Zonal Project Manager.
  • Ensuring that the supply chain activities meet the needs of the programmes in a timely manner and does so in accordance with donor requirements, MC policies and procedures.
  • Carry out monthly stock status assessment of all SMC commodities at the state central medical store and report on the assessment to higher levels flagging issues needing action
  • Coordinating SMC microplanning during which targets which form the basis for SMC drug quantification are determined
  • Provide technical support to strengthen the   procurement and  supply chain management of malaria commodities at the assigned state

Coordination/Feedback (30%):

  • Ensure smooth relationship with Country Office and Supply Chain Managers
  • Support collation and transmission of pharmacovilance reports to NAFDAC and the state LMCU
  • Coordinate  micro-planning for the  supply chain  component  of SMC implementation at the assigned state
  • Facilitate routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to health facilities on effective supply chain management of SMC commodities.
  • Coordinate review meetings for all LMIS SMC reports to provide feedbacks on the quality of LMIS reports
  • Provide regular feedback to the country Supply Chain Manager in a timely manner
  • Provides support to the zonal project  manager on  program implementation

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Proven previous experience in  Supply Chain and Logistics Management of Malaria or HIV/AIDS commodities
  • The person must be familiar with the national supply chain system of MoH and LMIS , including MCLS
  • Experience working with and engaging stakeholders at the state level
  • Have a bachelor degree in Pharmacy  with 5 years post – qualification experience
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders on the supply chain management of public health commodities
  • Good inter-personal, communication and planning skills

Desirable:

  • Experience with good understanding of logistic management of public health commodities in Nigeria

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Negotiation, Facilitation and coordination skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Proven writing skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively in developing countries

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent computer skills in Excel and knowledge and use of database tools

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:
LEVEL B – Takes on pieces of work when required and demonstrates excellent project management skills:

  • Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work/ responsibilities when needed to achieve results
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
  • Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B –  Uses evidence to support work:

  • Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
  • Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
  • Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
  • Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs

Interpersonal and Communications:
LEVEL B – Fosters two-way communication:

  • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
  • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
  • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
  • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively

Collaboration and Partnering
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:

  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements
  • Respects and listens to different views/ opinions
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

Leading and Motivating People:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities:

  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise

Flexibility/ Adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes/ mistakes

Living the Values:
LEVEL B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values

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

Salary
Competitive

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline: 18th March, 2019.