Federal Ministry of Health - Nigeria recruitment for experienced Public Health experts

Federal Ministry of Health - Nigeria adopted the use of LLINs as the main intervention for malaria vector control because of its cost

effectiveness. In 2009, the country embarked on national mass LLIN campaigns targeting distribution of over 64 million LLINs. Till date, 57,779,191 LLINs have been distributed In 36 states and the Federal Capital. Territory using this strategy. This represents 82% of the total national target.

The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) of the Federal Ministry of Health and Society for Family Health (SFH) are Principal Recipients (PRs) to the Global Fund Round 8 Phase 2 Malaria grant titled, “Contributing to Rapid and Sustained Scale-up of Malaria Control Interventions for Impact in Nigeria" in both the public and private sectors. The grant covers Five (5) Service Delivery Areas including Prevention with LLINs. NMEP and SFH have also received interim funding from the Global Fund in addition to the Phase 2 Round 8 fund whose proceeds is majorly for procurement of LLINs for replacement campaigns in 2014.

In view of the needs for effective coordination of the LLIN campaign activities in 2014, it has become necessary to engage a Technical Adviser on Coordination and three Advisors (i.e.Technical, Logistics and Demand creation work stream Advisors) to support the planning and implementation of the campaign activities. The TORs for the Technical Adviser on Coordination and the Advisors are stated below.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Position: Campaign Coordinator (TA)
Location:
Abuja
Job Description
  • Support the IVM branch in the organization of the technical resource pool into function units
  • Provide support and general technical advice to the State Support Team (SST) structure
  • Support the IVM branch to review progress in the implementation of the WN campaigns
  • Support in periodic review of existing LLIN Mopping and implementation plans
  • In collaboration with IVM branch, provide periodic updates to the IVM Steering Committee & National Coordinator of the NMCP
  • Support the coordination of the responses to implementation bottlenecks related to LLIN campaigns
  • In collaboration with the IVM branch, supervise funding flows and timely release of funds to campaign implementers (preparing budgets and requests, following up to see if things are moving according to plan, etc.),
  • Ensure monthly campaign reports, planning/working documents (revised tools, guidelines etc) and other documents ore disseminated to malaria partners and relevant stakeholders
  • Provide technical support for the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package, including timely follow-up on findings from the monthly campaign reports.
Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in health programmes, preferably in areas related to training, data management and M&E.
  • Specific experience in malaria programmes strongly desired.
  • Proven experience in managing public health programmes or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self .managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field.
Period of Consultancy:
  • The period for this consultancy work is Twelve months, from January to December 2014 for the TA.

Job Position: Technical Work Stream Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description
  • Provide Technical Advice to NMEP, State Support Team (SST) and Partners for implementation of LLIN campaign
  • Support in planning, and implementing LLIN distribution campaigns
  • Provide periodic updates to IVM branch, State Support Team Coordinator and the 1VM Steering Committee
  • Provide leadership to technical work stream and leverage resources across the State Support Teams
  • Provide technical support for the overall planning and rollout of capacity building related to the campaigns at all levels with inputs from relevant technical staff across the work streams
  • Provide advice and technical support into state preparatory processes such as micro planning, budget development for LLIN campaigns
  • Participate in training state-level personnel in implementing LLIN campaign distribution
  • In collaboration with NMEP and other stakeholders, monitor and evaluate ILIN campaign performance and document lessons learned to future campaigns
  • Provide on-the-job capacity building for personnel in technical work stream
  • Support technical work stream with compilation of data from household mobilization, LLIN distribution, in process monitoring and end process monitoring as needed
  • Support the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package
  • Ploy the principal role in the compilation of monthly campaign reports and dissemination to NMEP, partners and relevant stakeholders.
Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in health programmes, preferably in areas related to training, data management and M&E.
  • Specific experience in malaria programmes strongly desired.
  • Proven experience in managing public health programmes or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field.
Period of Consultancy:
  • The period for this consultancy work is Twelve months, from January to December 2014.
Job Position: Logistics Work Stream Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description
  • Support in planning, and implementing LLIN distribution campaigns.
  • Provide periodic updates to IVM branch, State Support Team Coordinator and the IVM Steering Committee.
  • Provide leadership to logistics work stream and leverage resources across the state support teams
  • Facilitate and monitor the training of logistics personnel
  • Provide on-the-job capacity building for personnel in technical work stream
  • Support the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package
  • Provide TA for monitoring the procurement, shipping, port and customs clearance and transport of LLINs to State level to determine timeline for State campaign implementation
  • Support the development of microplans, including a storage plan for the IGA and a transport/rooting plan
  • Support the development of microplans, including a storage and transportation plan far movement of the LLINs through the supply chain to the distribution points
  • Facilitate and/or monitor training for personnel atoll levels of the supply chain
  • Support monitoring of the transportation and storage of LLINs throughout the supply chain
  • Provide TA for Tracking of LLINs delivered, distributed and remaining an a daily basis
  • Provide TA for collation of data from LLIN distribution to ensure timely reconciliation and implementation of reverse logistics
  • Support the compilation of campaign reports.
Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in health programmes, preferably In logistics and supply chain management, training and M&E.
  • Specific experience in malaria programmes strongly desired.
  • Proven experience in managing public health programmes or projects in Nigeria or similar developing country context.
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector and the Nigerian context in terms of road Infrastructure, challenges with supply chains and accountability for commodities.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired,
  • A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field.
  • Period of Consultancy:
  • The period for this consultancy work is Twelve months, from January to December 2014.
Job Position: Demand Creation Work Stream Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description
  • Provide periodic updates to IVM branch, State Support Team Coordinator and the IVM Sub-Committee
  • Provide leadership to Demand Creation work stream and leverage resources across the state support teams
  • Support the provision TA input into State Demand Creation preparatory processes such as adaption of DC campaign materials
  • Participate in training state-level demand creation work stream members in implementing LLIN campaign distribution
  • Provide on-the-job capacity building for National and State officers in Demand Creation
  • Support the incorporation of lessons learnt Into the implementation package
  • Provide technical advice for the design of rolling state specific demand creation approaches/plans
  • Provide technical advice for the implementation of the state level demand creation plans
  • In collaboration with the ACSM branch of NMEP, dissemination of progress reports to all relevant stakeholders
  • Provide recommendations for improvements as derived from the reviews of progress
  • Support Stakeholder coordination and engagement
  • Support the compilation of campaign reports, and continuous review of progress against the plans
  • Provide TA for planning, for the post-campaign activities focused on ILIN hanging and use based on existing data and mapping of resources for BCC in the State
  • Provide TA for the development of advocacy and media kits and engagement of media
  • Support identification of influencers and stakeholders for involvement in demand creation activities (e.g. State not ambassador)
  • Support advocacy and engagement at all levels (community, ward, LGA, State).
Qualifications
  • An advanced degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or related field.
  • At least 10 years of professional experience in health programmes, preferably in advocacy, communication and social mobilization,training and M&E.
  • Specific experience in behaviour change communication for malaria programmes strongly desired.
  • Proven experience in managing public health programmes or projects In Nigeria or similar developing country context,
  • Demonstrated ability to monitor, supervise, and train in health service programmes.
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector and the Nigerian context in terms of barriers and facilitators for health service uptake.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills highly desired.
  • A proven ability to work as port of a team and to be self-managing.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Ability and willingness to travel in the field.
Period of Consultancy:
  • The period for this consultancy work is Twelve months, from January to December 2014.

Remuneration and Terms of Payment
  • To be determined.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should submit the following to the address indicated below:
  • A detailed CV that shows evidence of relevant qualifications.
  • Letter of motivation.
The above should be submitted in an envelope with the position being applied for clearly written on the right upper part of the envelope and submitted by courier to the office of:

The National Coordinator,
National Malaria Elimination Programme,
1st Floor, Abia House,
Central Business District,
Abuja, FCT.


OR
To: nmcpnigeriarecruits@gmail.com with the position applied for as the subject of the e-mail.

Note: That successful individuals will be expected to commence work immediately from 20th January 2014.

Application Deadline 21st December, 2013

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