Malaria Consortium Zonal Project Manager Job Vacancy

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:
Zonal Project Manager
Location:
Kano
Department: Management
Length of contract: 3 years
Role type: National
Grade: 9

Job purpose
  • To
    work with the country office team and GF Senior Project Manager to
    effectively manage 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 level.
Key
working relationships
  • The
    Zonal Project manager would be working with the state team and
    stakeholders in their zones, especially the State Ministries of Health and
    LGA Departments of Health/PHC, manage the rollout and implementation of
    the malaria and iCCM activities in seven project states. S/he would report
    to the Senior Project Manager.
Key
accountabilities

Project management (60%) :
  • Work
    closely with the SPM to prepare the programme monitoring and evaluation
    plan in conjunction with the Project M&E Manager. Work with the
    project team to implement it
  • Work
    with the country finance team and project finance associate to prepare and
    track progress of project and activity budgets
  • Be
    responsible for zonal project budget management and reporting
  • Be
    responsible for preparing project Progress Update and Disbursement Request
    (PUDR) which is submitted to the Principal Recipient (PR) quarterly,
    including narrative reports on a timely basis
  • Work
    with the project Finance Associate and SPM to prepare quarterly financial
    reports
  • Work
    with the relevant country personnel and the SPM to prepare an exit
    strategy and to implement it, to see to the smooth end of the programme
  • Coordinate
    with other donors and implementers to ensure complementarity of
    implementation of the GF malaria project in project states by leveraging
    resources and harmonizing efforts where possible
  • Work
    with the Country Communication Manager, the Country Technical Coordinator,
    SPM, programme PRs and SR for social mobilization to see that a programme
    communications strategy is developed and implemented
  • Coordinate
    the documentation of GF supported activities in form of activity-specific
    reports and ensure proper archiving of such for easy access and reference
  • Contribute
    to quarterly preparations for PR-SR coordination meetings in form of
    progress updates and power point presentations
  • Be
    responsible for quarterly lessons identification and learning
    documentation and dissemination
  • 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
  • Manage
    risks to Malaria Consortium including financial, reputation and security
    in a challenging environment
  • Work
    with the project M&E Officer and Country M&E Specialist to ensure
    that high quality project data is collected, analysed and disseminated to
    relevant stakeholders at all levels and reported to PI
  • Work
    with the programme team and other relevant personnel in the country office
    to lead activities for smooth project start up and planning in line with
    the GF Malaria Project Implementation Plan
  • 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 in the states with their zone
  • Work
    directly with the SPM and be responsible for coordinating overall project
    implementation in the states within the zone and see that activities are
    carried out on time and within budget
  • Liaise
    regularly with the SPM to provide timely and comprehensive updates and
    reports as required
  • Liaise
    with other PRs, SRs and partners relevant for successful GF malaria
    implementation in the state
  • Work
    with the project team to develop and implement annual work plans
Technical
contributions (10%) :
  • Work
    with the project teams, SPM 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
    regional or global 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, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM to
    participate in national level meetings and workshops to represent Malaria
    Consortium at programmatic and coordination events
  • Liaise
    regularly with CRS’s focal persons on respective project activities and
    the GF PMU through the SPM keeping the relevant Country Team in loop of
    communication
  • Work
    with the Country Director, Country Technical Coordinator and SPM 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
Qualifications
and experience

Essential:
  • Proven
    leadership skills and team leading
  • Experience
    in advocacy and policy influencing
  • Excellent
    written and spoken English
  • Postgraduate
    or Master’s degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Epidemiology or
    another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • Extensive
    experience of working at national or state level in developing countries
  • Excellent
    project planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills
  • Experience
    managing project budgets
Desirable:
  • Experience
    on GF-supported project
  • Advance
    knowledge of Microsoft office
Work-based
skills and competencies

Essential:
  • Proof
    of strong interpersonal and negotiating skills
  • Excellent
    report writing and presentation skills are also needed
  • Understanding
    of public health issues in West and Central Africa
Salary
NGN5, 386, 500 (Basic Salary)
How
To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply
Application
Deadline
26th October, 2018

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