USAID Funded Project (MAPS) Vacancies (4 Positions)

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28 Sep, 2011

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Vacancies in Nigeria

A Large International non-profit organisation seeks qualified candidates for $80 million USAID-funded Nigeria Malaria Action Program for States (MAPS) Project designed to support the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). MAPS works in several states to increase the quality, access, and uptake of specific malaria control interventions, including ITNs, ACTs, RDTs, and IPTp to pregnant women.

The following positions are now open in Ebonyi, Oyo, and Benue States:

1.)  BCC/Community Mobilization Officers

Job Functions

  • Work with the Behavior Change Communication (BCC) Advisor to coordinate the development of BCC/IEC/media materials for the state program and also work closely with the local Implementing Agencies (IAs) to design and deliver communications interventions for behavior change to target groups across the state.
  • Foster individual and community mobilization through both proven and innovative implementation of key campaign messages, including proper and consistent LLIN use and maintenance; comprehension and use of ACTs; and increased use of ANC services.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health; Communications; Marketing; or a relevant field. Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of five years working experience in BCC, including IEC-related activities and community mobilization.
  • Demonstrated skill in community mobilization and coalition-building in both public and private sectors.
  • Fluency in English language, Pidgin English, and one or more of the local state languages.

2.)  Finance and Administration Associate

Job Functions

  • Provide financial and administrative support while ensuring integrated and efficient day-to-day administrative operations of the MAPS state office.
  • Assist in implementing accounting and financial policies of the organization to ensure financial integrity of the program and compliance with donor rules and regulations.
  • Assist in the preparation and monitoring of monthly work plan and cash flow requests in the state.
  • Maintain accurate accounts, prepare monthly financial reports and pipelines, and submit reports with supporting documents on time to the Finance & Grants Manager in Abuja.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Degree/Diploma in Business Management, Accounting, Economics, or other relevant field.
  • 5 years relevant working experience required, with a minimum of two years of experience in a comparable position.
  • Three years of general accounting experience in a non-profit organization is desirable.
  • Knowledge of Quickbooks is required and experience in USAID financial regulations is preferred.

3.)  Utility Worker/Office Assistants

Job Functions

  • Maintain the premises of the MAPS office, including cleaning and organizing the offices, hallways, kitchenette, and bathrooms.
  • Perform administrative tasks (e.g., filing, photocopying, answering telephones) as well as assisting with office logistics and state office start-up activities.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Minimum of two years of similar experience and duties.
  • Sufficient familiarity with standard office equipment (ie, phone, fax, photocopier, scanner, copier) so as to perform basic administrative tasks.
  • Excellent cleaning, organisational skills, and fluency in English language.

4.)  Driver

Job Functions

  • Drive MAPS staff and visitors in a timely and pleasant manner, ensuring safety of passengers.
  • Ensure the vehicle(s) parts are in good running order by daily checking oils, fuel, washer fluid, tire pressure, and water level, etc. Alert manager should any issues be encountered or require professional repair services.
  • Complete a daily vehicle log book and reconcile fuel usage with the Administrative Officer.
  • Perform minor vehicle services, cleaning, changing tires, and tightening parts.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Prior experience working in a similar capacity with an international NGO is preferred, though not required. Candidates should have experience completing minor vehicle repairs.
  • Strong familiarity with the state being applied for and surrounding areas.
  • A clean driver’s license, Class E; additional safe driving courses preferred and proven track record of safe driving.

Application Deadline
30th September, 2011

Method of Application
Only qualified applicants who meet the above requirements are asked to send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected] by September 30, 2011. Kindly indicate which the position and location being applied for in the cover letter and in the subject line of your email.

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