The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: State Technical Malaria Lead
Job Requisition ID: R3046
Location: Akwa Ibom
Job Type: Full-time
The State Technical Malaria Lead will be responsible for supporting the State Coordinator with technical leadership of the program by providing malaria technical expertise in the conceptualization and implementation of state systems and processes to support effective and efficient delivery of malaria services.
S/he will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on malaria control and elimination to USAID PMI and key stakeholders including the State Malaria Elimination Program.
The position will oversee malaria services quality assurance initiatives at the state level including improvements to diagnosis through RDTs and microscopy, and accurate treatment of both severe and uncomplicated cases of malaria using national treatment guidelines; IPTp, iCCM, and SMC implementation where applicable.
Provide technical leadership in the development and monitoring of the state malaria annual work plan (AOP) and work closely with the State Coordinator to implement and monitor departmental work plans.
Engage the State Malaria Elimination Program, SPHCDA, HMB, and relevant SMOH entities and partners to share progress, accomplishments, and challenges and ensure common understanding of current as well as future malaria technical direction.
Interacts with the key stakeholders in the malaria partnership at state level
Collaborate with the State Coordinator and the Finance and Operations Manager to optimize and utilize project resources in the most efficient way to achieve project results.
Lead and supervise the project’s malaria technical team at state level
Build capacity of SMEP and roll out a mentoring and supportive supervision program at all levels of the state health system
Provide technical contributions to the state M&E/HSS officer in the development and implementation of a project surveillance monitoring and evaluation (SME) system including tracking the malaria cascade (persons with fever, tested with RDT/microscopy, positives treated with ACT, and outcome of treatment) and the related commodity data.
Provide TA to the SMEP on effective engagement of private sector health service providers in planning and implementation of state malaria elimination programs.
Contribute to writing project reports, documentation of good practices, and technical publications.
Contribute to visibility of PMI for States Project work through innovative presentation of project approaches and results at state, federal and international levels
Qualifications and Experience
Advanced Degree in Health and Postgraduate qualification in Public Health or related discipline.
Knowledge and minimum of three (3) years of progressively responsible experience working on malaria control in public and private in Nigeria.
Should have good understanding of the Nigerian health system and the interrelationships within the public and private health sector.
In depth knowledge of malaria and public health principles with proven technical skills in malaria, including malaria case management, and integrated community case management of childhood illnesses
Experience working with Ministry of Health and other Health Departments/Agencies on policy and strategy formulation at national and/or subnational levels.
Experience with broader human resource capacity building
Nigerian with good understanding of local context.
Significant experience in project management, program coordination and sound negotiation skills with malaria partners.
Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.
Application Closing Date
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should: