Malaria Specialist (Pending Donor Approval) at Health Partners International (HPI)

Health Partners International (HPI) anticipates the release of a programme in Nigeria which will aim to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor services for malaria in 6 supported Nigerian states and at the federal level. The project will produce the following outputs: strengthened government stewardship at national level and in supported states, increased and sustainable availability of antimalarial commodities, such as insecticide treated bed nets, malaria testing kits and malaria drugs, more efficient and equitable malaria prevention and treatment services, better engaged citizens and institutions in the country’s malaria response through awareness and social behaviour change, and an evidence based learning environment. We are recruiting to fill the position of: Job Title: Malaria Specialist (Pending Donor Approval)Location: NigeriaContract: Part time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)Description of RoleThe Malaria Specialist will provide overall technical leadership to support quality malaria interventions, especially in diagnosis, case management and prevention of malaria in general.Areas of focus include acute severe malaria, seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis and ICCM. Skills also needed in lab diagnosis and QA.S/he must develop training plans to ensure training and skills transfer to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministries of Health (Federal, State, Local Government level)and other development partners.Duties and ResponsibilitiesProvides overall technical leadership on the planning, design implementation, monitoring and reporting of malaria prevention and case management activitiesSupport the formulation of evidence-based national health policies, strategies and systems for public sector service delivery, and coordinate the development of the technical aspects of project implementation.Support program activities focused on the private sector, malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and operations research, in conjunction with the M&E and Private/Commercial Sector Specialist, the NMEP and other partners.Work collaboratively with senior staff, and donor stakeholders to develop and periodically refine program strategies as needed.Develop and maintain systems for assuring quality of all interventions including prevention, diagnosis, malaria in pregnancy and severe malaria among others;Coordinate the development of all technical aspects of program implementation and ensure appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels, especially with donor contractors collaborating on this project in the areas of BCC and procurement. 

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