Vacancy: LGA Facilitators at Malaria Consortium

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Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organizations specialising in the prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable populations. Our mission is to save lives and improve health in Africa and Asia, through evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote universal health coverage.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: LGA Facilitator

Location: Kano
Timeline for assignment: The timeline for the assignment is March 2024 – March 2025

Purpose of the Assignment

  • The purpose of this assignment is to support the generation of subnational health systems evidence to inform planning for malaria in Kano state to strengthen the tailoring of specific malaria interventions and optimize their implementation in the specific health systems context in Kano.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the technical assistance involves the development of the malaria operational planning capacity-building modules and training plan which will be used in training stakeholders and support them in the development of malaria operational plan based on evidence of different high value malaria intervention mixes recommended for different LGAs in Kano state.

LGA Facilitators:

  • The LGA facilitators will assist the Senior national consultants (planning) in facilitating the data-driven malaria operational planning process to achieve effective and targeted malaria interventions in 12 LGAs in year 1 and 44 LGAs in year 2. 12 Facilitators are required for this assignment in year 1 to oversee 12 LGAs and 44 Facilitators are required for this assignment in year 2 to oversee 44 LGAs.

Requirements
Essential:

  • MSc in Public Health, Global Health, Sociology, Anthropology, Research Methods or a related social science discipline, or another post-graduate qualification with a substantial quantitative research component
  • Three years’ experience of working in public health
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively on a team, particularly with Ministries of Health, SMEP, SPHCDA and/or other government sectors and partners;
  • Knowledge of malaria prevention and control in endemic settings
  • Demonstrable understanding of stakeholders’ engagement in relation to overcoming the barriers as well as approaches of effectively communicating with broad stakeholders such as state & LGA decision-makers and community beneficiaries.
  • Ability to speak Hausa language and familiarity with and respect for the tradition and culture of the study location (state of assignment) is required.
  • Familiarity with the terrain of the project location is required.
  • Excellent command of English with exceptional writing and communication skills and the ability to present information in clear, concise, and compelling ways;
  • Results-oriented attitude to work;
  • Availability during the project timeline;
  • Excellent skills in in MS Office software package

Desirable:

  • Excellent experience in conducting Stakeholders’ engagement.
  • Experience in working effectively with government and non-government partners.
  • Experience of working on malaria programmes, familiarity with SPHCDA, Ministries of Health; SMEP.
  • Experience working at LGAs and/or community level.
  • Fluent in English and Hausa.

Timeline for assignment:

  • The timeline for the assignment is March 2024 – March 2025

Application Closing Date
16th May, 2024.

How To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:

CLICK HERE TO APPLY

Note

  • Kindly note that applicants who do not follow this specification will be disqualified.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • Kindly note that applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and as a result, the process may conclude before the advertised deadline. Therefore, early applications are highly encouraged.
  • NB: 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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