Vacancies at Malaria Consortium

Abuja, Kebbi and Osun

Company Info

Non-profit

200 + Employees

Malaria Consortium

The Malaria Consortium – Malaria Consortium, founded in 2003, is one of the world’s premier non-profit organisations dedicated to the complete prevention, control, and treatment of malaria and other infectious illnesses among vulnerable and underserved people. We are increasingly finding that our malaria work can be successfully integrated with other related public health treatments for greater impact, thus we have broadened our mandate to include child health and neglected tropical disease programmes.

1). Field Assistant – Perennial Malaria Chemoprevention (PMC) Case-Control Study Osun state

Location: Osun

Duration: December-2023- May- 2024.

Job Description

  • We are requires qualified field assistants who will support the case-control study for the PMC Effect Study in Osun state. The case-control study is designed to estimate the efficacy of SP in preventing clinical malaria.
  • The field assistant will lead in the identification of children with confirmed malaria at the assigned health facility, in the age range (2 – 20 months) eligible for PMC and eligible to be recruited as cases. Field assistants will also support confirmation of cases using an LDH-based rapid test. Eight Local Government Areas in Osun State comprising of 40 intervention Wards are being used for this study including: Ayedaade, Ede South West, Atakunmosa West, Iwo, Irewole, Ife North, Obokun and Egbedore.

Specific Tasks for field Assistants

  • Receive briefing from Malaria Consortium team on the assignment
  • Recruit and interview cases. Potential cases are children aged 2-20 months, presenting with fever, or history of fever in the last 48 hours and who therefore require a malaria test. Cases must be patients who are accompanied by a parent or legal guardian who is able to give consent. Please aim to recruit cases at approximately the same rate (cases/week) uniformly throughout the study. The number of cases/controls to be recruited will be distributed evenly throughout the periods per week/month.
  • Identify the controls from the neighbourhood where the cases reside and interview the controls.
  • Liaise with clinic staff in the study areas to ensure dates of SP doses are carefully recorded on child record cards and in a clinic NHMIS register.
  • Sensitise communities about the aims and procedures of the case-control study.
  • Ensure quality control procedures for LDH-based RDTs to be used.
  • Follow up with medical record officers to ensure that the dates of all PMC treatments among the case and the control children are accurately documented. The field assistant will have to clarify with the record officer to ensure that the data are well documented before extracting and sending to the electronic database using the data collection tool.
  • Copy dates from the child’s home-based record, and cross-checked in the clinic NHMIS register, and the caregiver should be asked about when the child received SP.
  • Respond to related queries and data needs and requests from the project’s technical team and key sub-national partners, SMEP and SPHCDA.

Deliverables for Consultant

  • List of identified cases from the assigned health facility
  • Data submitted from interviews with caregivers
  • Data extracted from National Health Management Information System Registers
  • RDT malaria test results of blood sample collected from cases

Qualifications and Experience: Research Assistants
Expert Profile

  • The field assistant will have a minimum of diploma in a health-related course with experience in health services provision

Essential

  • Resident in Osun state
  • Registered nurse/midwife, hold diploma or degree in health-related sciences, or equivalent subject-matter experience
  • Significant experience in blood sample collection and interviews, including the use of ODK to capture data
  • Familiarity with primary health care setting
  • Familiarity with community-based study, in particular in the context of Southwest Nigeria
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in Yoruba language.

Desirable:

  • Experience of collaborating with government institutions and non-governmental organisations or academic institutions
  • Experience in translating Yoruba Language into English Language that is understood by diverse audiences

Timeline for activities/Total TA Days:

  • Duration- December-2023- May- 2024
  • Total TA days- 30 days (5-days per month).

Application Closing Date
22nd November, 2023.

Note

  • Kindly note that applicants who do not follow this specification, will be disqualified.
  • All application should be sent in on or before 7:59am, Thursday 23rd November 2023.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, therefore early applications are highly encouraged.
  • Malaria Consortium does not accept or ask for payment during recruitment. We also would not accept hardcopy CVs; all applications should be sent through the above link

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2). Admin Officer

Location: Kebbi
Employment Type: Full-time

Scope of Work

  • The Administrative Officer under the guidance of the State Project Manager will provide general Administrative and logistics support to the Program office and ensure efficient use, functioning and management of the office in line with MC policies.
  • This will include to have an updated data bank of consultants, vendors and stakeholders.
  • The officer will ensure an effective maintenance system of all office equipment, including generator, photocopiers, computers and its networks, printers and other office assets.

Key working relationships:

  • The job holder will support the SMC state project office and will reports to the State Project Manager.
  • S/He will work together with the state team and country office staff in planning, budget, scheduling and coordination of project activities.
  • He will also liaise with relevant country office staff to ensure resources for scheduled activities are available on time and to required standard, this will include quantification of printed materials ensure logistics are put in place.

Key Accountabilities
Office Administration (35%):

  • Provide and oversee the day to day administration of the office with support from staff
  • Provide support to the team by overseeing the management and maintenance of the office assets, utilities, office equipment, consumables and supplies;
  • Responsible for recording and updating of office assets in the asset register;
  • Provide monthly reports on state activities as it relates to the admin, procurement and logistics to the office manager at the country office;
  • Oversee the setting up of a filing system for the office, ensuring ease of storage and retrieval of documents.
  • Responsible for the effective maintenance of all IT equipment and computer in the office

Procurement & Logistics (35%):

  • Oversee all logistic arrangements including maintaining an updated record of events, travel itineraries of staff and short-term consultants (as applicable) to ensure proper delivery and satisfaction of service to the project;
  • Responsible for procurements of assets to the state offices in line with MC procurement policies as well as vendor management and other service providers contracting (including security and IT);
  • Will ensure updated records and valid documentation all of vendors. And other service providers and consultants are registered on NAV;
  • Responsible for negotiations with hotels, travel and transport services and oversee general logistics for field/state activities;
  • Liaises with Country Office on administrative and logistics difficulties and other office maintenance issues;
  • Provide support to the office driver, by providing supervision, coaching and mentoring in developing vehicle movement plan, implementation and review;
  • The officer will check the vehicle log sheet and driver’s time sheet and sign off on them monthly;

Programme Activities (30%):

  • Support the coordination of internal and external stakeholder or technical meetings, workshops, seminars, including all travel and accommodations arrangements;
  • Support the compilation of participants list (i.e. CHWs, health facility staff, team supervisors, ward supervisors, state, and LGA supervisors), during MDA and other project events
  • Responsible for contracting short term consultants in state office in close communication with the HR manager at the country office and in line with the procurement policy;
  • Coordinate the administration and logistics of the programme office on all field related activities in the state;
  • In line with the programme budget and working closely with the finance officer, ensure value for money of all procurements for programme activities carried out in the state.

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Administration, Social Sciences, Project Management or similar
  • A minimum of 3-years’ experience in a related role
  • Previous experience within the INGO sector and in a related role
  • Person resident in and working experience in the State of Assignment
  • An in-depth experience in similar positions/assignment
  • Ability to work independently in an organized manner but within an integrated team

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Highly numerate and analytical
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to work with little or no supervision
  • Strong Microsoft office suite skill
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Budget development, work-plan Implementation and Expense reporting

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • Proven writing skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally sensitive setting
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of use of database tools will be an added advantage
  • Skill in MS Access will be an added advantage
  • Proven team-building and representational skills.

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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3). Security Manager

Location: Abuja
Employment Type: Full Time
Slot: 3 Openings

Scope of Work

  • The three Security Managers positions (SMs) will oversee one zone each of North-East (Yobe), North-West (Sokoto) and South (Anambra) where Malaria Consortium’s activities in Nigeria are located, managing the day-to-day safety and security operations to ensure the achievement of project goal and objectives.
  • The position holders will report to the Senior Security Manager (SSM) serving as his or her designate in their location of operation.
  • The SM will analyze complex security issues and contexts, create and continually update a country security communication tree and their location specific Safety and Security Plans (SSPs) and associated Standard Operational Procedures (SOPs), give sound practical safety and security advice, and make decisions to support safe operations within the zones.

Key working relationships:

  • The Security Managers will, under the supervision and guidance of the SSM, work closely with Malaria Consortium staff (especially the state team leads), peer NGO security focal points, security agencies within the International NGO sector at the State and LGA levels in the states within their zones.
  • S/he will closely interact with the State Security Focal Persons (SSFPs) across states within their zone and projects ensuring safety and security of MC staff and properties.
  • The SSFPs will be the first recipient of security information from the SMs, with copy to other senior colleagues at the national (Country Director, Country Operations Manager and Programme Leads).

Key accountabilities
General Security Management of MC office operations) – 40%:

  • Create the zonal security communications tree for their zones and ensure that it is always updated.
  • Ensure that all states’ offices within their zones have a designated fire warden, and that fire equipment checks, and fire drills are done at least once every 6 months.
  • Establish and maintain an active information network within their zones, which includes state security actors, peer NGO security focal points and relevant security alert sources to obtain daily reliable and credible and relevant safety information.
  • Ensure that all state SSFPs are conducting Security Briefings for all new state staff and visitors to the states within their zones (national and international).
  • Embed all safety and security SOPs within the office environment and ensure all staff comply.
  • Work with the SSM and operations staff to ensure that all Malaria Consortium vehicles, offices and rented vehicles (within their zones) have the right equipment and tools to support good safety and security, and that all such equipment is regularly checked and tested.
  • Conduct quarterly physical security assessments of states with their respective zones.
  • Conduct fire safety checks in all projects’ offices within their zones during quarterly visits and make budgeted recommendations for improvements.
  • Ensure that all staff working in MC offices in their zones completes the required online security trainings.
  • Provide weekly security reports to the SSM and SSFPs, copying senior colleagues at the national level, including with a risk map by LGA and LGAs with planned activities for the following week, highlighting relevant risks and mitigation plans.

Intervention/Project-specific security management – 35%:

  • Conduct security risk assessment prior to the commencement of all community-level project intervention, especially SMC and LLIN campaign, within their zones, and ensure recommendations from the assessment feed into the planning and design of implementation strategies.
  • Review the security profile of each state within each zone at the end of each SMC cycle and submit updated risk profile at least two weeks to the commencement of the next cycle.
  • Review the list of hospitals for the conduct of REVEAL activity and any such activities before commencement or research, data collection and other activities.
  • Conduct post-implementation security status review of each state within their zones after each cycle (in case of SMC) and completion of phased out implementation, for level of compliance with security protocol in previous cycle and make recommendations accordingly, for the next cycle / next phase of project activities.
  • Input daily and weekly into all project activity plans in the states within their zones, the LGAs, Wards and community ensuring that all activities are planned based on the principle of ‘staff safety first’.
  • Along with the SSFPs, Operations and Project staff, make daily decisions on project activities in states within their zones, from a security perspective, approving, restricting, or delaying activities and/or movements where needed.
  • Maintain a movement tracker for the movement of all staff and temporary employees in states within their zones, related to activity planning, implementation, and evaluation, ensuring that it is updated daily and accurate at all times, and includes start and end locations, estimated start and end times, driver and passenger names and contact details, as well as vehicle details.
  • Ensure that for all project staff movements within their zones, during routine daily or project activity implementation, there is an agreed mode of communication that is functional in the areas to be visited, with agreed check-ins for every trip.
  • Provide security clearance for all project and operations related trip for staff and locations within their zone.

Security Document Development, Updating and Capacity Building – 20%

  • Support the SSMs and SSFPs within their zones, to draft, implement and continually update (at least every 6 months) the location specific SSPs, with associated SOPs, using the standard template which includes communications and movement protocols, security communication tree, information flows, etc.
  • Ensure that all staff in Malaria Consortium Nigeria offices within their zones receive a safety and security induction and have completed relevant internal and online security training courses.
  • Work with the SSFPs to ensure that all state staff are trained on and are familiar with and follow the programme Safety and Security Plan and associated SOPs; with reports shared with the SMs and the other relevant country office staff.

Security Management – 5%

  • Serve as the primary contact for the SSFPs in each state on safety and security incident reporting.
  • Work with SSFPs and country office leadership as may be necessary in the management of security incidents.
  • Monitor all agreed security management actions and provide update as necessary.

Qualifications and experience
Essential:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience in security management of operations in diverse situations, including stable and conflict-riddled and security-challenged environment, with extensive experience of security management in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated courses in security management
  • Has previous experience as a Security Officer or Manager in an international NGO within the last 3-5 years
  • Experience in risk analysis and management
  • Ability to demonstrate their links with relevant security networks in Nigeria
  • Conversant with the geography of the zone of interest and speaks the local language(s) of the zone.

Work-based skills and competence:
Essential

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Knowledge of, and ability to use Microsoft office suite skill
  • Able to pay attention to detail
  • An effective communicator, with strong interpersonal skills
  • Proven writing skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally sensitive setting
  • Ability to explain complex security issues to a non-technical audience
  • Ability to be able to work in an organized manner but within an integrated team

Desirable:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting a strategic vision into an operational model
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Good representational skills.

Salary

  • Competitive.

Deadline: 22nd November, 2023 (23:59 GMT).

How to Apply: Interested and qualified candidates should use the links below to apply:

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