Current Vacancies at Malaria Consortium, 21st September, 2018

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: Zonal Project Manager
Job Type: Fixed Term
Level: Technical
Hours: 40
Benefits: National

Job Purpose

  • To work with the country office team and GF Senior Project Manager to effectively manage project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national level.

Key Working Relationships

  • The Zonal Project manager would be working with the state team and stakeholders in their zones, especially the State Ministries of Health and LGA Departments of Health/PHC, manage the rollout and implementation of the malaria and iCCM activities in seven project states.
  • S/he would report to the Senior Project Manager.

Scope of Work

  • The Zonal Project Manager (ZPM) would support the programme activities at zonal and state levels, being in charge of a cluster of states to ensure timely project delivery of the programme to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key accountabilities
Project management (60%):

  • Work closely with the SPM to prepare the programme monitoring and evaluation plan in conjunction with the Project M&E Manager. Work with the project team to implement it
  • Work with the country finance team and project finance associate to prepare and track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Be responsible for zonal project budget management and reporting
  • Be responsible for preparing project Progress Update and Disbursement Request (PUDR) which is submitted to the Principal Recipient (PR) quarterly, including narrative reports on a timely basis
  • Work with the project Finance Associate and SPM to prepare quarterly financial reports
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the SPM to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme
  • Coordinate with other donors and implementers to ensure complementarity of implementation of the GF malaria project in project states by leveraging resources and harmonizing efforts where possible
  • Work with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator, SPM, programme PRs and SR for social mobilization to see that a programme communications strategy is developed and implemented
  • Coordinate the documentation of GF supported activities in form of activity-specific reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Contribute to quarterly preparations for PR-SR coordination meetings in form of progress updates and power point presentations
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders
  • Oversee project partners inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • Manage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment
  • Work with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI.
  • Work with the programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with the GF Malaria Project Implementation Plan
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed GF project team in the states with their zone
  • Work directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation in the states within the zone and see that activities are carried out on time and within budget
  • Liaise regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Liaise with other PRs, SRs and partners relevant for successful GF malaria implementation in the state
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans

Technical contributions (10%):

  • Work with the project teams, SPM and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality.
  • Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain regional or global technical support
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes.

Technical performance management and quality assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project.

Representation (10%)

  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise regularly with CRS’s focal persons on respective project activities and the GF PMU through the SPM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • Work with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in malaria and iCCM interventions
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Qualifications and experience

  • Postgraduate or Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent written and spoken English
  • Extensive experience of working at national or state level in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing project budgets
  • Proven leadership skills and team leading


  • Experience on GF-supported project
  • Advance knowledge of Microsoft office
  • Work-based skills and competencies:

Work-based skills and competencies

  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding of public health issues in West and Central Africa

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 C – Supports others to cope with pressure):

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team.

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 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.

NGN 5,386,500


Application Deadline 2nd October, 2018.



Job Title: Demand Creation Officer
Kebbi & Niger States
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 3 years
Grade: 7
Child safeguarding level: Non Focal Point
Reporting to: Line manager: iCCM Delivery Officer
Dotted line manager: Country Communications Manager

Job Purpose

  • To work with the project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of GF malaria project activities with a focus on community engagement and mobilisation; interpersonal communication and counselling for health and community based health workers; and other behaviour change communication activities in the state.

Scope of Work

  • The Demand Creation Officer 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 State iCCM Delivery Officer and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and relevant partners would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.
  • The officer would have dotted-line management from the Country Communications Manager.

Key Accountabilities 
Technical contributions (70%):

  • Contribute to the development of demand creation strategy for the project
  • Coordinate the development and roll-out of training manuals for health workers, facility / community health committees and community mobilisers on demand creation including interpersonal communication and counselling and design and use of job aids.
  • Coordinate the planning, coordination and monitoring of project demand creation activities
  • Contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities, volunteers, community mobilisers for GF Project implementation based on continuum of care approach
  • Work with other project team to coordinate the selection of communities in the selected LGAs for iCCM implementation
  • Work with other project team to coordinate mapping and identification of community mobilisers and facility/ community health committees
  • Liaise with other project staff to ensure synchronization between demand and supply activities of the project
  • Oversee and provide close support to project implementing partners in the implementation of demand creation activities
  • Coordinate the development of project communications strategy and general documentation for internal and external dissemination of the project
  • Support project communication activities (development of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes e.g. case studies, website design and management, newsletters, reply to requests from project donor.)
  • Technical support for the planning and management of community based programmes at state level

Project Management (20%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Preparation and submission of project demand creation activity reports to Project Manager

Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (10%):

  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project demand creation activities meet national standard of quality
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Qualifications and Experience

  • A degree in communication, social sciences, public health or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries
  • Excellent project health communication planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience working in the health sector

Work-based skills and competencies:

  • Technical knowledge and skills in health communication
  • Familiar with public health principles
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes
  • Familiar with demand creation approaches in the health sector
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Fluency in Hausa Language is a must
  • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point) and Internet searches
  • Solid experience in convening and facilitating meetings with diverse populations and communities

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 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 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 planing 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 other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works


Application Deadline 5th October, 2018.



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