LGA Field Officer at Malaria Consortium – Kano, Katsina & Yobe

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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 position below:

Job Title: LGA Field Officer

Locations: Kano, Katsina & Yobe
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 1-year
Role type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: 4
Reporting to: LGA Cluster Supervisor

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 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 received funding to implement SMC in three West African countries including Nigeria. In Nigeria, malaria consortium has decided to use the fund to continue SMC implementation in the 4 states it has been supporting since 2013 with UNITAID (Sokoto and Zamfara), DFID (Katsina and Jigawa) and BMSMC (Katsina) funds.
  • Under this new funding and any anticipated additional funding, all Malaria Consortium SMC activities in country will be consolidated into a single project and managed by Senior Project Manager who will report to the Country Programme Manager.

Job Purpose:

  • The LGA Field Officer oversees and implements all aspects of SMC activities at LGA, health facilities and household level.
  • He/she is responsible for planning, implementation, reporting and coordination with local government representatives and community-level stakeholders.

Scope of Work:

  • The role of LGA Field Officer is to ensure quality implementation of delivery of SMC services at the community level by HFW/supervisors and CHWs through the timely delivery of SMC commodities and supplies, provision of supportive supervision, training and documentation of program activities.
  • S/he provides supportive supervision and training to the above actors and ensures respect of SMC administration protocols.
  • He/she interacts with the State Minister of Health, LGA management team, keeps them updated on the program progress and ensures high-quality SMC implementation.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Interacts with Malaria Consortium LGA cluster supervisor; Zonal project Manager, SPM, Admin Supply chain Office, Finance Officer, and monitoring and evaluation Officer.
  • The LGA Temporary Officer will relate with State Ministry of Health, LGA management team, HFW/supervisors CHWs and community leaders.

Key accountabilities
Programme Implementation, treatment tracking and management (70%):

  • Implement all SMC activities at health LGA level, including timely implementation of work plan, planning meetings, commodity distributions and monitoring to avoid any stock out, Community mobilization activities, supervision, monitoring and reporting.
  • Ensure accountability of received commodities and supplies through tracking consumption levels and review of reconciliation reports
  • Responsible for capacity building of field partners (Supervisors, HFW, CHWs, and community mobilisers) through training, on-job support and quality supervision.
  • Track program targets and timely implement the planned activities to ensure program meets targets and review reports from LGAs and HFW for accuracy and completeness prior to submission.

Salary
Competitive.

Application Closing Date
28th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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Author: Austine