Malaria Consortium Job Recruitment (3 Positions)

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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 positions below:

1) Job Title: Country Accounts Officer

Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Job type: Fixed term
Level: Finance
Grade: 6
Role type: National
Length of contract: 2 years
Travel Involved: 5 %
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting To: Line manager – Accountant
Direct reports: None

Job Purpose
The Country Accounts Officer will provide a cashier function to the MC Country Office and accounting services of maintaining proper financial records of all transactions in accordance with MC financial procedures.

Scope of Work:

  • The Country Accounts Officer will be responsible for timely posting of all Invoices approved and paid, petty cash management and banking, filing of country office monthly financial information inclusive of payment vouchers, bank information, financial correspondence etc.
  • S/he will also ensure orderliness within the finance department.
  • The Country Accounts officer will deals with all cash receipts and payments as well as advising the Financial Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing area of concern with suggested solution.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Country Accounts Officer will be a member of the Country finance team and will report to the Country Accountant.
  • S/he will work with project based staff (both national and state based) and the Country Admin/Operation team.

Key Accountabilities:
Finance Work (40%):

  • Prepare monthly reports to the Accountant as set on monthly finance timetable which comprises the following:
    • Bank reconciliation statement including copy of bank statement
    • Aged list of outstanding Advances and Other ledger balances
    • Fixed asset register update and Spot Check reports
    • Authorised Petty Cash Count Certificate and reconciliations
    • Monthly timesheet update
    • End of Month Checklist
  • Making Payments of all meetings, workshop and training participants and consultants
  • Safeguarding the organisation resources by scrutinising all payment requests, TAFs, PRFs by adhering to the MC Manual, Policies and Procedures
  • Advising the Accountant on the arising financial matters and sharing areas of concern with suggested solutions
  • Follow up on the stock balance of financial documents (forms, vouchers, receipts etc.) and make a timely order before stock-outs occurs.

Suppliers Invoice (25%):

  • Receive all invoices from suppliers & vendors and prepare the Invoice authorisation forms
  • Review and post all invoices onto PSF ledger ensuring the accuracy of codes, support documentation, budget availability and necessary approval from the authorised personnel
  • Prepare all payments – cash, cheque, bank transfers and obtain approval from the authorised personnel
  • Post payments onto PSF general ledger ensuring the accuracy of all the required codes

Operations Related Work (25%):

  • Be responsible for issuing travel and activity advances to project managers, consultants and/or any other staff travels, including reconciliation of the same on return
  • In charge of archiving and filling all finance documents and ensuring that they are in safe custody and easily accessible by the finance team
  • In -charge of collating timesheets of all MC Nigeria staff

Petty Cash (10%):

  • In charge of keeping the Petty cash impress system and records, making requisitions and issues as approved by the authorised personnel.
  • Take collections after issuing proper receipts and make a deposit of all cash collections in a timely, honest and trust worthy manner
  • Count Petty Cash on a minimum of a monthly basis with the Accountant
  • Post all petty cash invoices and vouchers into the General Ledger with accurate codes.

Person specification
Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • HND or Bachelors in Accounting
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a finance team, with at least one year in an Accounts Officer position

Desirable:

  • Experience in working in INGO an added advantage
  • Member of Accounting Professional body is an added advantage
  • Work-based skills and competencies:

Essential:

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledge of NGO donors and their financial reporting requirements
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft excel
  • Good analytical and reporting skills
  • Strong ability to be able to manage and prioritise multiple tasks
  • Willingness to learn at all times
  • Working knowledge of accounting software is an added advantage
  • Trustworthiness, Stress tolerance and operational decision-making skills is an added advantage

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

LEVEL A – Focuses on delivering contribution to Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives:

  • Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
  • Strong self-management of time and effort
  • Checks own work to ensure quality

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL A – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL A – Listens and clearly presents information”

  • Actively listens and pays attention objectively
  • Presents information and facts in a logical way
  • Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
  • Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:

  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements
  • Respects and listens to different views/opinions
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL A – Open to learning and responds positively to feedback:

  • Willingness to manage own development and performance
  • Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
  • Open to learning new things
  • Responds positively to feedback from others
  • Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve

Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes / mistakes

Living the values:
LEVEL B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary

  • Competitive.

Benefits:

  • National

Application Closing Date
24th July, 2020.

2) Job Title: Senior Project Manager

Location: Abuja / Nigeria Country
Job type: Fixed term
Level: Management
Grade: 10
Role type: National
Length of contract: 1 year
Department: Management

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control / elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Malaria Consortium has recently become a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2020 in Nigeria.

This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high-quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe and iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies.

  • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
  • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
  • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
  • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
  • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
  • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
  • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard

Job Purpose

  • To work with the country office team, manage GF-SMC project activities and resources, provide leadership and stewardship to the project team and maintain collaborative links with the project’s key stakeholders at national and sub-national levels.

Scope of Work:

  • The senior project manager will provide overall leadership to the GF-SMC project team and be responsible for implementing project activities in the State. S/he will be responsible for the provision of project management of the project at the national level. The position will be based in the country office, with regular travel within implementing states.

Key Working Relationships:

  • S/he would be reporting to the Project Director, but relating with the Principal Recipients for the grant, other SRs, major stakeholders and partners including the iCCM Taskforce and subcommittees, states and LGAs where the project is operational. S/he would line manage the key project staff in the country and state offices.

Key Accountabilities
Project management (60%):

  • Work with the project team and other relevant personnel in the country office to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning
  • Work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time
  • To build and performance manage an effective and technically unsurpassed GF project team
  • Line manages with the country project team and the zonal project managers
  • Be responsible for coordinating overall project implementation and see that activities are carried out on a time and within budget and targets for each milestone as set by GF are met
  • Liaise regularly with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to provide timely and comprehensive updates and reports as required
  • Work with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans
  • Work closely with the Project Director to prepare the project monitoring and evaluation framework. Work with the project team to implement it
  • Work with the country finance team to track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Work with relevant country office staff to ensure they are aware of the project needs and support is provided adequately to the project team
  • Be responsible for project budget management including the preparation of annual budget and forecasts, implementation as planned, tracking and reforecasting
  • Be responsible for preparing project progress and quarterly narrative reports on time
  • Work with the country finance and Country Technical Coordinator to prepare quarterly financial reports
  • Work with the relevant country personnel and the Country Technical Coordinator to prepare an exit strategy and to implement it, to see the smooth end of the programme
  • Work with the Country Technical Coordinator, Demand Creation Officer and project partners to see that a project communications strategy is developed which includes the production of case studies, reviews of lessons learnt and general documentation for internal and external dissemination
  • Be responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Lead the development of any additional country project documentation that may be requested by the Country Director or Regional Programme Coordinator
  • Be responsible for building functional partner relationships among the project’s stakeholders
  • Oversee project partners inputs and subcontractors’ activities to deliver harmonized, aligned and effective outputs
  • To manage the risks of the project including financial, reputation and security in a challenging environment especially to the project teams in the north eastern geopolitical zone of the country
  • Lead on the performance management of the project staff

Technical Contributions (10%):

  • Work with the project teams and the Country Technical Coordinator to determine technical support needs to implement the project effectively and with high quality. Liaise with the Country Technical Coordinator to obtain the technical support
  • Contribute to the development and production of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes

Technical performance management and quality assurance (20%):

  • Take the lead in monitoring and evaluating project performance
  • Keep abreast with evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Representation (10%):

  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise regularly with GF and PRs focal persons on iCCM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of communication
  • Work with the Country Director and Country Technical Coordinator to keep key national stakeholders abreast with the project
  • To exert influence and to advocate for Malaria Consortium’s key technical positions and promote best practice in malaria and iCCM interventions

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience

Essential:

  • Postgraduate Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive experience of working at national level in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience managing programme / project budgets
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Desirable:

  • Proven leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience in advocacy and policy influencing

Work-based Skills and Competencies
Essential:

  • Demonstrable passion for Malaria Consortium’s mission; a strategic manager with integrity and a desire to work in a dynamic environment
  • Proof of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed.
  • Clear communication skills for managing partnerships and relationships with senior stakeholders at all levels

Core Competencies

Delivering results:
LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility / adaptability:
LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
26th July, 2020.

3) Job Title: State Technical Officer


Locations: Kano, Katsina and Yobe
Grade: 7
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Travel involved: In-country
Child safeguarding level: Non Focal Point
Reporting to: Zonal Programme Manager
Direct reports: M&E specialist

Country and Project Background
The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support To National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008–2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects. It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:

  • Malaria control/elimination
  • Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Nutrition
  • Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)

Currently, the Nigeria country office manages MC programmes/projects in Sierra Leone, Chad and Burkina Faso. Malaria Consortium has recently become a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.

The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2020 in Nigeria. This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states – Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe and iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:

  • To ensure at least 80% of targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
  • To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
  • To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
  • To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
  • To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
  • At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
  • To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard.

Job Purpose

  • To work with the project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of projects for iCCM activities with a focus on the identification, training, logistic system for iCCM commodities and supervision of health facility and community health workers in the state.

Scope of Work:

  • The State Technical Officer (STO) would support the programme activities at state level, in all service delivery points in all the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of operation to ensure timely programme delivery to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the Zonal Programme Manager (ZPM) 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 state-based activities on malaria prevention (including routine LLIN distributions, use and monitoring)
  • Work closely with the SR that would deliver mass distribution of LLINs in state of operation
  • Coordinate programme activities to support malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS
  • Support the State MoH to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp)
  • Technical support for the planning and management of malaria and other communicable disease control programmes at state level
  • Coordinate public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers, Community Care Givers and PMVs on malaria prevention and case management 
  • Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas 
  • Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to ZPM
  • Coordinate the project specific and support to State MoH on procurement, supply chain and logistics activities
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Support state M&E activities
  • Represent MC on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at state level with approval of the ZPM

Project Management (20%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start up and planning tools on time.
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government.
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager

Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (10%):

  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme

Qualifications and Experience
Essential: 

  • Degree in Medical, Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Significant experience of working in developing countries
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Excellent written and spoken English

Work-based skills and competencies:
Essential: 

  • Knowledge of medical supplies procurement and supply chain management
  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Familiar with public health principles 
  • Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community-based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed

Core Competencies
Delivering results:

LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information: 
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally 
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develops the skills and competences of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL D – Clarifies priorities and ensures learning from experience:

  • Clarifies priorities when leading change
  • Sees and shows others the benefits of strategic change
  • Helps colleagues/team members to practice stress management through prioritization of workloads and modelling of appropriate self-management and care
  • Makes time to learn from experience and feedback, and apply the lessons to a new situation

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment

  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
19th July, 2020.

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