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VACANCIES IN A USAID-FUNDED MALARIA PROGRAMME
The USAID-supported Malaria Action Programme for States (MAPS),  is a 5-year project which is expected to take on USAID’s mandate of improving malaria control at scale in seven states in Nigeria. Activities in the MAPS project have commenced in seven States, namely; Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Kogi, Nasarawa, Oyo and Zamfara with its Country office in Abuja.
Malaria Consortium; one of the implementing Partners of the MAPS projects now seeks to employ professionals to work in MAPS and implement project activities in its operational States.
MALARIA IMPLEMENTATION OFFICERS: (KOGI, OYO, ZAMFARA) X4
 
The Malaria Implementation Officers will be based; one in Kogi, two in Oyo and Zamfara state offices respectively. The officers will be responsible for direct implementation of malaria technical activities under the MAPS project and for the control of malaria at the State, LGA, Health facility, Community and grassroots levels. This includes LLIN distribution, its use and monitoring, providing technical support at the state levels to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women and malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment). S/he will also provide technical support for capacity building including training of state MoH and health facility personnel on malaria technical areas. The officers will represent the project on malaria Technical Group and other relevant health coordinating committees with approval from the State Coordinator.
Qualifications:
Candidates must have a medical degree and post graduate qualification in Public or International health, Epidemiology or other related discipline.
S/he must have a minimum of five years’ work experience in public health particularly in malaria programme services or service delivery.
Excellent communication and computer skills as well as previous knowledge of the operations of the public and private sector stakeholders are essential.
Previous working experience in the development sector is desirable.
OPERATIONS ASSOCIATE: Abuja
The Operations Associate will be actively responsible for providing operational support for all programme implementing activities. Some of these include; planning, budgeting and execution of activities as stated in the work-plan or as agreed with the programme and other stakeholders. The Operations Associate will report to the Malaria Technical Advisor and also liaise regularly with the MC country office on Finance duties which covers both the National and state offices and focus on all Admin and Logistics functions in the National office.
Other Responsibilities Include:
·         Implementing MC-MAPS financial and operational policies as directed by the MC Country office finance team.
·         Assisting the Malaria Technical Advisor in planning and developing budgets for national level MAPS activities.
·         Reviewing financial reports and retirements from the State offices as well as monitor advances and expenditure.
·         Providing logistical support for short term consultants; some of which includes; organizing meeting, workshops and travel arrangements.
Qualification:
Candidates must have a degree in Accounting with a minimum of three years’ working experience in a similar environment preferably an international donor funded project.
S/he must be competent in the use of any two of these accounting soft-wares; QuickBooks, PS Financials, Peachtree and MYoB. Excellent communication and organizational skills is required for this position.
OPERATIONS OFFICER: States X7
The Officers will be based in each of the MAPS supported states and will report to the State Coordinator in each state. S/he will provide support to the development of state level monthly and quarterly work-plans provide management support to the Ministry of health, programme partners particularly in implementing malaria prevention and case management services. The officer will assist in the management of inventories, admin and logistics functions as well as support campaigns for the distribution of LLINs and other project related events.
Qualification:
Candidates must have a degree in Medical/health, Business or Social sciences with a minimum of 3years experience in a coordinating role.
S/he must have a good knowledge of the health system structure in Nigeria. Excellent communication and computer skills are desirable for this position.
Terms of Employment:
The appointment term is for a period of 3years with an initial 6-months probationary period. The project offers highly competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions apply.
Application:
Interested applicants should send their application and updated CV through the link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net
Deadline:
Thursday, 24th January 2013
Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Interviews will take place in February with the view to engaging all successful candidates immediately.

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