Malaria Consortium Recruitment for State Technical Officer

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Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified graduates for Malaria Consortium Recruitment for State Technical Officer. The Application deadline is 16th April 2019.

Malaria Consortium is an international non-profit organization specializing in the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases – particularly those affecting children under five. 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: State Technical Officer

Locations: Kano, Niger, and Gombe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: Non-Focal Point
Reporting to: Zonal Programme Manager
Direct reports: M&E specialist

Job Purpose

  • To work with the project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activities with a focus on the identification, training, logistic system for iCCM 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 Zonal Programme Manager (ZPM) 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 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 ZPM
  • 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
  • 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

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 the inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the work plan and smooth transition of the project to the 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 the international standard of quality
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme

Requirements
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

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • 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

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:

  • 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
  • Clarifies priorities when leading change
  • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change

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.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 16th April 2019.

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