State Malaria Service Delivery Expert  

 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: State Malaria Service Delivery Expert  Locations: Jigawa, Katsina, Yobe Grade: 8Hours: 40.00Role Type: NationalJob Type: Fixed TermDepartmant: TechnicalLength of Contract: 5 yearsReporting to: State Team Manager Country and Project BackgroundMalaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016. The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets. This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability. Job PurposeThe State Malaria Service Delivery Expert would take the lead in the implementation of malaria interventions and ensure delivery of technical content of the programme activities at the state level in line with the programme strategies and supported by the State Government.Scope of WorkSpecifically, the job holder will work with the State Team Manager and team members in providing technical support to the development of programme technical strategies for the implementation of malaria prevention and case management in various communities within the state.S/he will provide technical support and contribute to the development of technical strategies at the state level in addition to continuously expanding to the value add of the programme as part of the joint leadership of programme VFM at the state level.The job holder will provide capacity building support to the SMoH and the SMEP to support the health systems to coordinate, integrate and expand health reforms especially its ability to cope with donor support and changing epidemiology.Key Working RelationshipsThe State Malaria Service Delivery Expert working under the line-management of the State Team Manager 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 the implementation of malaria prevention and case management service delivery in the state.Provide technical oversight to the supply chain officer on logistics of commodities of malaria commodities from the central medical stores to the health-facilities;Provide support to the SBCC, gender and equity officer to ensure harmony and synergy in programme roll out and implementation.Coordinate the planning and roll-out of training of health workers in the state.Work with the project MEAL Officer to ensure that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to relevant stakeholders at all levelsContribute to the review of supervision model and roll-out plan for the stateProvide technical support to the implementation of supervisory activities to health facilities based on finalized supervisory planProvide technical support in assessing the logistics and supply chain for SuNMaP2 commodities in the relevant statesContribute to adaptation of SuNMaP 2 training manuals to State contextDevelop training plans for service delivery components of SuNMaP2Work with other technical officers to contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities and volunteers for project implementation based on continuum of care approachPrepare and submit project malaria technical activity reports to State team leadsCoordinate the project specific support to State Ministry of Health on procurement, supply chain and logistics activitiesContribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks.Represent MC on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at state level with approval of the State Team ManagersLiaise with the State SMoH and other partners for successful implementation of all SUNMAP2 activities related to service delivery.Provide support during mass distribution of LLINs in the StatesProject management (20%):Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on timeContribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the work-plan and smooth transition of the project to governmentPrepare and submit project service delivery activity reports to State Team ManagersContribute to quarterly programme reporting of achievement against MC’s strategic objectives and milestonesManage risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environmentWork with the State and national finance teams to prepare quarterly financial reportsTechnical performance management and quality assurance (10%):Contribute to the roll-out of project service delivery activities which meet international quality standards.Document evidence and best practices that are related to the projectWork with the relevant state and country level personnel to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programmeContribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and disseminationParticipate in quarterly country office cross-learning forum 

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