Field Officer & 2 positions | Malaria Consortium

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Field Officer & 2 positions | 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 to fill the position below:

Job Title: LGA Field Officer 

Location: Jigawa (4 Positions), Katsina (2 Positions), Sokoto (2 Positions) and Yobe (2 Positions)
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 2-years
Role type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Slots: 10 Openings

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 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

  • The LGA Field Officer oversees and implements all aspects of SMC activities at LGA, health facilities and household level. He/she is responsible for planning, implementation, reporting and coordination with local government representatives and community level stakeholders.

Scope of Work:

  • The role of LGA Field Officer is to ensure quality implementation of delivery of SMC services at the community level by HFW/supervisors and CHWs through the timely delivery of SMC commodities and supplies, provision of supportive supervision, training and documentation of program activities.
  • S/he provides supportive supervision and training to the above actors and ensures respect of SMC administration protocols. He/she interacts with the State Minister of Health, LGA management team, keeps them updated on the program progress and ensures high-quality SMC implementation.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Interacts with Malaria Consortium LGA cluster supervisor; Zonal project Manager, SPM, Admin Supply chain Office, Finance Officer, and monitoring and evaluation Officer.
  • The LGA Temporary Officer will relate with State Ministry of Health, LGA management team, HFW/supervisors CHWs and community leaders.

Key Accountabilities
Programme Implementation, treatment tracking and management (70%):

  • Implement all SMC activities at health LGA level, including timely implementation of work plan, planning meetings, commodity distributions and monitoring to avoid any stock out, Community mobilization activities, supervision, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensure accountability of received commodities and supplies through tracking consumption levels and review of reconciliation reports
  • Responsible for capacity building of field partners (Supervisors, HFW, CHWs, and community mobilisers) through training, on-job support and quality supervision.
  • Track program targets and timely implement the planned activities to ensure program meets targets and review reports from LGAs and HFW for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is in line with the laid down protocols, by continuously monitoring and conducting supervision and on-job training of LGA, HFW and CHWs.
  • Maintain a good relationship and work jointly with – Public Health Officers and other partners to undertake home visits, meetings and to ensure health LGA’s ownership.

Reporting & Data Quality Control (10%):

  • Review all field implementer reports, provide feedback on areas which needs correction and submit the final hard copy report to the LGA Cluster supervisor after LGA Level approval.
  • Assist ME Officer on the data quality queries and ensure identified issues are rectified in time.
  • Ensure submission of EoC Report, success stories, trip reports etc. to keep the LGA cluster and Zonal Project Manager abreast with the project implementation at LGA level.

Coordination and Representation (10%):

  • Responsible for overall planning and coordination of LGA and HFW/supervisors and CHWs during training and supervision visits.
  • Liaise with key partners including LGA Administrator , State MOH, Community leaders, other stakeholders (as necessary)
  • Attend data validation meetings at LGA level and as directed by LGA cluster supervisor /Zonal project manager
  • Establish and maintain links with health and other nutrition services with special attention to referral cases

Administrative and other Duties (10%):

  • Ensure the development of individual and team action plans to ensure role complementarities in achieving the set treatment target.
  • Participate in the follow-up of supplies consumption.
  • Overall planning of stock levels, making sure that they are sufficient for the operations at SMC sites
  • Ensure that all HF realized physical inventory of all SMC commodities supplied at the end of each cycle.
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Clinical Officer, Nurse or Public Health qualification
  • At least two years field experience in related field
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and/or other local languages is required
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management , ME and logistics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including LGA staff, HFW and community leaders
  • Experience of conducting quality supportive supervision and data use

Desirable:

  • A broad range of experience including logistics, training and capacity building ability
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience working at LGA level

Work-based Skills
Essential:

  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
  • Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team member and under stress in what can be a harsh environment
  • Nigerian

Desirable:

  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment
  • Ability to speak and understand English

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

LEVEL A – 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 – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

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:

  • Is as 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

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here For More Information (PDF)


Job Title: LGA Cluster Supervisor

Locations: Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Zamfara, Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Role type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: 3
Reporting to: Zonal Project 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 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

  • The Cluster Supervisor will support the microplanning and implementation of project activities at LGA level, with health facilities and communities at LGA level in the supported States (Jigawa, Katsina, Sokoto, Yobe and Zamfara) in Nigeria.
  • S/He will support the planning and coordinating activities such as training, supervision, reporting of activities, as well as the relationship and communication with key actors at LGA level, under the supervision of the Malaria Consortium SMC LGA Coordinator.
  • The post is based at state level, with frequent travel to LGA/Health Facilities and communities.

Scope of Work:

  • The position holder will support the microplanning and coordination of activities at LGA level, including maintaining close communication, participate in key activities such as planning, training and supervision of SMC as well as the reporting of data to the Zonal Project manager.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Cluster Supervisor is line managed by the Zonal project Manager, who maintains most on-going communication and planning for the position holder.
  • The position holder also maintains relationships with the country office departments, including finance and logistics. Key external relationships are with staff at the state Malaria Control Programme and with LGA health staff.

Key Accountabilities
LGAs activities (60%):

  • Support the coordination of SMC activities in the supported LGAs by Malaria Consortium:
  • Assist the LGAs and health facilities in planning for SMC activities
  • Assist in SMC administration, training and supervision at LGA level
  • Assist in the elaboration of a work plan for SMC which is consistent with budget and microplans
  • Identify and participate in meetings on coordination with actors engaged in various activities in health LGAs covered by Malaria Consortium
  • Identify and participate in meetings at LGA level focused on malaria and community level activities
  • Participate in meetings and trainings organized by other partners in the relevant LGAs.
  • Assist the Malaria Consortium SMC LGA Coordinator in the coordination of plans and communication between LGA health authorities and Malaria Consortium on progress and challenges
  • Assist in quantification on needs for SBCC materials and inputs for SMC delivery
  • Track and report on progress against the work plan

Distribution of SP+AQ and SMC delivery (20%):

  • Assist in the planning and quantification of materials required for SMC delivery and quantification for SP+AQ and distribution of SP+AQ to ensure no stock-outs at any level or time during SMC campaign in his/her supported LGAs
  • Participate and report on SMC activities at LGAs level on the consumption of materials for SMC delivery (cards, tally sheets) and SP+AQ to ensure smooth delivery
  • Support and ensure proper supervision of the CHWs and health facility staff/in charge

Reporting and documentation (20%):

  • Ensure that data are collected and transmitted from health facilities to LGAs and to the Malaria Consortium M&E Officer and the Zonal project Manager
  • Ensure that the State Coordinator have received in good time information regarding LGAs activities and potential risks or situations that could impact on SMC activities, also indirectly, specifically related to communication, training, supervision
  • Provide on time drugs reconciliation report at the end of each round of SMC distribution for his/her supported LGAs
  • Undertake all other tasks as necessary and instructed by the supervisor

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Training in nursing or public health
  • Five years’ experience of working in public health
  • Experience working at LGAs and/or community level.
  • Experience working on campaign style interventions (delivery of interventions or social mobilization)

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential:

  • Good understanding of the Nigeria health system
  • Understanding of communication for behaviour change and social mobilisation
  • Team player and demonstrated ability to work within a team as well as individually
  • Ability to travel to LGAs outside of state at least 40% of the time
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Hausa

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 A – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

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 B – Collaborates effectively across teams:

  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from expert colleagues
  • Raises difficult issues with teams/ partners and stakeholders with a view to positive resolution
  • Proactive in building a rapport with a diverse range of people

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 A – Recognises own stress levels and adapts:

  • Recognises limitations and takes steps to manage any resulting pressure or stress
  • Remains focussed on objectives and goal in a rapidly changing environment
  • Takes responsibility for own work and for the impact of own actions

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 A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
14th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here For More Information (PDF)


Job Title: Security Manager

Location: Yobe
Role type: National
Grade: 9
Department: Management Length of contract: 1-year
Travel involved: Yes Child safeguarding level: TBA
Reporting to: Line manager:  Project Director (GF)

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 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. The programme is being implemented in 13 states of Nigeria. MC is implementing the facility-based treatment aspects of the programme in six out of the 13 states – Gombe, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Niger and Yobe; and an integrated community case management (iCCM) components in two states – Kebbi and Niger.
  • In the second year of implementation, a new intervention, Seasonal Malaria Chemoprophylaxis (SMC) was added to be implemented in two states (Katsina and Yobe) and LLIN campaign in Yobe.

Job Purpose

  • The job holder will be responsible for ensuring that all Malaria Consortium activities in six states where the GF programme  are implemented in a safe manner, following agreed SOPs and with daily decision making based on risk and security awareness.

Scope of Work:

  • The Security Manager position will be in charge of managing the day to day security of all Malaria Consortium operations in 6 states in the GF programme to ensure the achievement of project objectives.
  • Successful candidate will analyse complex security issues and contexts, define and continually refine security SOPs, give sound practical safety and security advice, and along with the Campaign Manager and the Country Safety and Security Focal Point make decisions to support safe operations.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Security Manager will work closely with the Campaign Manager, Malaria Consortium staff in targeted states, the Country Safety and Security Focal Point, peer NGO security focal points, security agencies within the International NGO sector at the State and LGA levels.

Key Accountabilities 
Security Support – 100%:

  • Establish, implement and continually update the programme Safety and Security Plan, with SOPs including communications and movement protocols, security tree, information flows, etc.
  • Establish and maintain an active information network, which includes state security actors, peer NGO security focal points and relevant security alert sources to obtain daily reliable and credible and relevant safety information.
  • Input daily and weekly into all project activity plans for the programme, LGA, Ward and community activities ensuring that all activities are planned based on the principle of ‘staff safety first’
  • Along with the Campaign Manager and the Country Safety and Security Focal Point, make daily decisions on project activities from a security perspective, restricting or delaying activities and/or movements where needed.
  • Maintain a movement tracker for the movement of all state staff and temporary employees, ensuring that it is updated daily and accurate at all times, and includes start and end locations, estimated start and end times, driver and passenger names and contact details, vehicle details.
  • Ensure that for all state staff movements there is an agreed mode of communication that is functional in the areas to be visited, with agreed check-ins for every trip
  • Ensure that all state staff are trained on and are familiar with, and follow the programme Safety and Security Plan and associated SOPs
  • Ensure that all staff received security briefings on starting their role and that there are weekly security briefings for all staff
  • Provide weekly security reports to the Campaign Manager, the Country Safety and Security Focal Point, the Country Director and the Global Operations Manager, including with a risk map by LGA and LGAs with planned activities for the following week, highlighting relevant risks and mitigation plans
  • Embed all safety and security SOPs and develop the safety and security capacity of the State staff
  • Ensure that all Malaria Consortium vehicles, offices and rented vehicles have the right equipment and tools to support good safety and security, and that all such equipment is regularly checked and tested
  • Be the Yobe state Fire Warden, ensuring that the office and vehicles have relevant fire safety equipment that is regularly tested, and conducting periodic fire drills

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience   
Essential:

  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in security management of operations in a conflict situation
  • Demonstrated courses in security management
  • Has held a senior security manager role in an international NGO within the last  years
  • Significant experience in risk analysis and management
  • Ability to reside and work in Yobe state
  • Ability to demonstrate their links with relevant security networks in Nigeria

Desirable:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in an organized manner but within an integrated team
  • Ability to give attention to details

Work-Based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Strong Microsoft office suite skill
  • Superior attention to detail
  • An effective communicator
  • Excellent analyst
  • A good trainer Proven writing skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally sensitive setting
  • Ability to explain complex security issues to a non-technical audience

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Proven representational skills

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 – 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

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 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

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

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using 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 Closing Date
19th February, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here for More Information (PDF)

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