FEDERAL MINISTRY OF HEALTH (CAMPAIGN COORDINATOR)

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.

Remuneration and Terms of Payment
To be determined.

Application Closing Date
21st December, 2013

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.

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