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Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2019 | How To Apply

Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2019 | How To Apply

Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2019 | How To Apply

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: Senior Market Systems Development Specialist 

Location: Abuja

Hours: 40.00

Job Type: Fixed Term

Length of Contract: 5 years

Role Type: National

Grade: 10

Reporting to: Project Director

Job Purpose

  • The Senior Market Systems Development Specialist will lead in developing programme strategy on market systems development
  • S/he will be responsible for applying a market systems approach in facilitating development of functional and sustainable systems for the delivery of malaria commodities and services, which a sizable proportion of the population can access at affordable prices and agreed quality standards.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Postgraduate Degree in Economics, Health Economics or related field
  • At least 8 years experience in working for projects applying market systems approach (M4P) in Nigeria
  • Proven experience in ability to identify and engage private and public sector on innovative market driven solutions for scalable and sustainable results
  • Experience in managing partnerships with government and private agencies
  • Experience in monitoring and evaluation of market systems development projects
  • Knowledge about health care or health related market systems / context
  • Proven skills in managing partnerships and agreements, including contract development, market and business (partnership) development and monitoring
  • Proven negotiation skills

Job Title: NG BFMS – Budgeting and Financial Management Specialist

Location: Abuja, Nigera

Department: Technical

Length of Contract: 5 years

Role Type: National

Grade: 9

Travel involved: Up to 40%

Child safeguarding level: TBC

Reporting to: Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist

Job Purpose

  • The Budgeting and Financial Management Specialist will provide technical direction on relevant aspects of budgeting and financial management through a health systems strengthening framework to improve the quality of service delivery in both the public and private health sectors using malaria as the entry point into the health system at Federal, State and LGA levels.
  • He/she will contribute to the development of an approach for supporting the budgeting process at Federal, State and Local government including expenditure tracking on malaria which is embedded into the health systems strengthening strategy.
  • He/she will support the SUNMAP2 team to implement the strategy at State and Local government level and will work closely with stakeholders at Federal government level to implement the strategy.
  • He/she will support NMEP to review and revise its Financial Management System (FMS) by addressing critical weaknesses.
  • The position holder will work closely with their line manager, the project team and Short Term Technical Assistance (STTA) to implement evidence-based approaches to achieve the projects outcomes.

Key Accountabilities

Strategic contributions (10%):

  • Contribute to the development of project’s approach on health budgeting and financial management system strengthening in which malaria is an entry point into the health system. This should include financing for sustainable programme impact and alignment with the sustainable goals for development.
  • Contribute to the development and improvements in the projects value-for-money approach, in particular related to the optimisation of cost-effectiveness.
  • Contribute to the development of a framework for technical quality improvement for the project
  • Provide technical support to the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP), including support in the coordination of partners, harmonisation of tools and approaches, and donor alignment.

Technical leadership and oversight (40%):

  • Facilitate and support the project’s technical team, in an effective approach to healthcare financing within WHO’s Health Systems Framework, the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and SUNMPA2’s health systems strengthening strategy. The approach will include involvement of the private sector.
  • Support the institutionalisation of malaria interventions implementation into the health system at Federal and State levels, from intervention design to quality assurance of implementation. Specifically related to health budgeting and financial management as one of the pillars of health systems, i.e. healthcare financing, and contributing to the sustainable development goals.
  • Periodically participate in sustainability capacity assessments, working with the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor and the Senior MEAL Specialist in this regard.
  • Provide technical support to Ministry of Health in areas such as Budgeting, Financial Management including public expenditure tracking. This includes sustainability of interventions such as SMC and iCCM.
  • Work with the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist and the Senior Malaria Specialist to embed malaria control activities into the broader health systems to improve programme and impact sustainability.
  • Remain abreast of relevant technical developments in healthcare financing and share them with the project team and with NMEP and SMEP.
  • Facilitate the use of data and experiential learning to inform quality improvement of project implementation and technical assistance
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision-makers at national and state levels to make better use of financial data, include data from SUNMAP2

Learning, sharing and positioning (25%):

  • Work with the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist and Senior MEAL Specialist to facilitate the use of a learning agenda approach including accountability within the project and amongst key stakeholders such as NMEP and SMEP.
  • Help to operationalise the learning agenda approach, results measurement and documentation
  • Develop guidance documents on how budgeting and financing of malaria interventions should be embedded within the health systems and monitored using the project results measurement framework. This may require checklists, SOPs or guidance instructions.
  • Work with the Senior Health Systems Strengthening Specialist and Senior MEAL Specialist to lead the documentation of relevant experiences and lessons learnt from the project including production of learning briefs, learning papers and general documentation (e.g. narrative reports, infographics)
  • Disseminate lessons learned to national and global audiences through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports

Technical quality and continuous improvement (10%):

  • Facilitate the regular use of project and other financial information for technical quality improvement
  • Facilitate the development and embedding of standards of annual operational planning and budgeting into NMEP and SMEP.

Capacity building and institutional strengthening (10%):

  • Lead in building project capacity in strengthening health budgeting and financial management approaches through writing of capacity building tools and work guidance documents.
  • Organise periodic technical strategy meetings to update the project team on new developments and current trends in using malaria as an entry point into health systems strengthening in Nigeria, in the region and globally.
  • Work closely with long term technical assistance (LTTA) to NMEP to strengthen its institutional capacity for programme management, and health systems strengthening.
  • Contribute to capacity building efforts to strengthen both individual and institutional technical capacities within the National Malaria Elimination Programme, and State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and LGA levels working with State Malaria Service Delivery Experts.

External Representation (5%):

  • Participate in national or regional technical working groups as relevant
  • Make presentations at national and regional conferences showcasing the HSS approaches we are using in the project, including how programme and impact sustainability are achieved.

Job Title: Finance Officer (BMGF) 

Location: Niger

Department: Finance

Length of contract: 4-years

Grade: 6

Travel involved: Up to 20% in country

Reporting to: Project Manager

Dotted line manager: Country Finance Manager

Job Purpose

  • To work closely with the Project Manager and with the Project team to ensure the project maintains acceptable accounting standards and financial control according to the MC and donor finance rules and procedures.

Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • A degree in Accounting or Business Administration is required
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a related function and supervisory role;

Desirable:

  • Member of Accounting Professional body
  • Experience in working in INGO Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Willingness to learn at all times

Work-based Skills

Essential:

  • Working knowledge of accounting software, especially PS Financial
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • Strong ability to be able to manage and prioritize multiple tasks
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills

Desirable:

  • Able to manage pressure
  • Excellent team player, including working in diverse cultural environment
  • Line management capabilities

Job title: Administrative Officer (BMGF) 

Location: Niger

Department: Operations

Length of contract: 4 years

Role type: National

Grade: 6

Travel involved: In-country travel on occasion

Reporting to: Project Manager

Direct reports: Cleaners

Job purpose

  • The Administration Officer will be responsible for providing administrative support to the project office in Niger. This includes and not limited to providing and maintaining health and safety, effective running of the office at all times.

Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • Degree or similar qualification in Administration or related field
  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an operations related role specifically in administration and logistics
  • Previous experience in procurement particularly within the donor funding environment
  • Proven written and oral skills in English
  • Ability to work effectively and sensitively with staff
  • A collaborative and flexible style, with a strong service mentality
  • Effectively prioritise and perform to tight deadlines

Desirable:

  • Attentive to detail
  • Highly organised
  • Flexible and self-motivated
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Fire warden experience
  • First aid competence
  • Facilitation and coordination skills

Work-based skills and competencies

Essential:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to troubleshoot basic ICT issues

Desirable:

  • Good analytical skills.

Application Deadline 25th April, 2019.

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