Career Opportunities at Malaria Consortium

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: National Consultant (Programme Management)

Location: Niger
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 18 days
Consultant Profile: National Consultant(1)
Specific Tasks: Programme Management Training

Job Description

  • Receive briefing from MC Technical team upon resumption of consultancy.
  • Review relevant documents related to CHIPS Programme management and implementation.
  • Contribute to the development of the training plan and contextualized training module to submit to the MC Technical Team for review.
  • CHIPS Programme Implementation Unit (PIU) is a sub-unit of the Department of Community Health Services (CHS) within the SPHCDA. It is led by the CHIPS Coordinator, principal officials responsible for coordinating other programme components
  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, actively contribute technical support to the conduct of the assessment (field work, findings, report ) on the leadership and capacity strengthening for sustainable CHIPS programme
  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, actively contribute to development /adaptation of programme management tools.
  • Provide technical support to the conduct of training development materials, facilitate sessions, evaluation etc) on Programme Management to
  • Support the administration of evaluation tools ( pre-test and post-tests etc) and share analysis of results
  • Contribute to the development of Programme Management mentoring plan with MC

Qualifications

  • Certified Master Trainer in Programme Management for Development Professionals (or its equivalent).
  • At least 5 years post graduate degree experience in Project/Programme Management in the Health or other development sector, with at least 3 years as a trainer.
  • Demonstrable skill in facilitating adult learning sessions.
  • Proficiency in use of Computer software including MS Office-Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in evaluation of training programmes

Technical Team:

  • In consultation with the Lead Consultant, plan, and the conduct bi-annual Programme Management visit to SPHCDA and SMOH and share findings and recommendation for the visit
  • Prepare report of the on the key aspects of the TA support as agreed with Lead TA.

Deliverables:

  • Programme Management Training: Snr National Consultant and National Consultant
  • Proposed Training plan and contextualized training modules, submitted.
  • Training need assessment conducted and finding shared
  • Analysis of Pre-test and post-test results of all participants
  • Appropriate certificates awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.
  • Training report with appropriate recommendations for follow-up and consolidation of knowledge.
  • Programme Management mentoring plan shared with MC Technical Team
  • Conduct bi-annual Programme Management visit conducted to SPHCDA and SMOH, and findings and recommendation shared
  • On the last day of assignment, one-page (bullet point) summary of findings and recommendations provided to and discussed with the Staff Technical Lead.
  • Within 5 days after the assignment completion, provide a draft report to the Staff Technical Lead for this specific assignment using the standard format provided.
  • Within 5 days after receipt of comments on the draft report, produce a final draft report to the Staff Technical Lead.

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Job Title: Senior National Consultant (Leadership Planning, Training and Mentoring)

Location: Niger
Duration: 36 days (Spread Over 3months).

Call For Consultants For (Chips) Programme – Leadership And Institutional Capacity Strengthening

  • Malaria Consortium requires experienced consultants who will contribute to strengthening capacity of Health institutions and the leadership responsible for CHIPS specifically in building leadership skills, towards adapted CHIPS program, dissemination and sustainability in Niger state.
  • Malaria Consortium requires qualified personnel who will contribute to strengthening capacity of Health institutions and the leadership responsible for CHIPS specifically in building leadership skills, towards adapted CHIPS program, dissemination and sustainability in Niger state.

Consultant Profile:

  • Senior National Consultant (1)

Senior National Consultant
Phase 1:

  • Briefing by the relevant MC management and staffs to establish common understanding of the interventions and the process.
  • Attend meeting with the relevant top management of the relevant MDAs to introduce the technical assistance team and the interventions.
  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, actively contribute technical support to the conduct of the assessment (field work, findings, report) on the leadership and capacity strengthening for sustainable CHIPS programme and identify core issues and gaps regarding leadership
  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, identify internal and external institutional and structural arrangements for sustainable CHIPS roll-out at State and LGAs level.
  • Actively contribute technical support to development of consensus with the MC and State teams on the leadership and management structure, to feature the relevant MDAs, with the short and long-term roles documented.
  • Provide technical support to the leadership and capacity strengthening identified leaders to develop the individual leadership plan in relation to the achievement of the short and longterm targets of the CHIPS programme (State level plan; LGA level plans).
  • Develop a training module and mentoring plan in support of the leadership and capacity strengthening intervention.
  • Develop training plan the training plan on leadership and capacity strengthening to address the identified problems/ issues.
  • Conduct of training (development materials, facilitate sessions, evaluation etc) on leadership and capacity strengthening to address the identified problems issues amenable to training and mentoring.

Phase 2:

  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, actively contribute technical support to the conduct biannual assessment of leadership and capacity strengthening intervention; and apply findings to inform mentoring for identified leaders/revision of the plans conduct of the assessment
  • In collaboration with the Lead TA, conduct follow-up mentoring in support, with the parameter of the mentoring defined.
  • Mentoring of the individual trained leader to implement the plan developed(3months)Prepare report of the on the key aspect of the TA support as agreed with Lead TA

Phase 3: Statewide roll out to other LGAs and communities.

  • The implementation and lessons from implementation of the set of activities in phases 1 and 2 for the state and 9 LGAs will determine the expansion of the scope to

Deliverables
Phase 1:

  • CHIPS leadership and capacity strengthening core issues and gap identified, analysed and documented.
  • Internal and external institutional arrangements related to CHIPS programme identified, and documented
  • Agreed leadership and management structure for CHIPs programme described, and graphically illustrated.
  • Leadership and capacity strengthening plan for CHIPS programme developedTraining (State and LGA level) of identified leaders (State level; and LGA level) and conducted and reported.

Phase 2:

  • Leadership and capacity strengthening intervention assessed; and findings applied for improvement
  • Follow-up mentoring of the leadership and capacity strengthening intervention conducted and documented.

Other Deliverables:

  • At the end of each phase, one-page (bullet point) summary of implementation process/ findings and recommendations provided to and discussed with the Staff Technical Lead
  • Within 5 days after the assignment completion, provide a draft report to the Staff Technical Lead for this specific assignment using the standard format provided
  • Within 5 days after receipt of comments on the draft report, produce a final draft report to the Staff Technical Lead.

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health, Management, Statistics, or Social Sciences.
  • At least seven (7) years experience in application of planning including development of logic model for intervention in the heath sector.
  • Experience with development of leadership mentoring plan and assessment of performance according to plan.
  • Conversance and demonstrable ability to interact with team of health experts to achieve desired results.
  • Facilitation skills and a team player with respect for timelines
  • Ability to summarise and graphically illustrate finding of assessment/ intervention for different audiences.
  • Report writing skills, with proficiency in the use of MS office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

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Job Title: Lead Regional / Senior National Consultant (Public Health Leadership and Institutional Capacity Strengthening)

Location: Niger
Duration: 36 days (spread over 3months).

Call For Consultants For (Chips) Programme – Leadership And Institutional Capacity Strengthening

  • Malaria Consortium requires experienced consultants who will contribute to strengthening capacity of Health institutions and the leadership responsible for CHIPS specifically in building leadership skills, towards adapted CHIPS program, dissemination and sustainability in Niger State.
  • Malaria Consortium requires qualified personnel who will contribute to strengthening capacity of Health institutions and the leadership responsible for CHIPS specifically in building leadership skills, towards adapted CHIPS program, dissemination and sustainability in Niger State.

Consultant Profile:

  • Lead ( Regional / Senior National Consultant) (1)

Role of the Lead Consultant (Leadership and Institutional Capacity strengthening)

  • Leadership and Capacity Need Assessment (Phase one- 3 month):
    • This will involve development / adaptation of available and relevant tools to be valid and reliable for identification of the core problems and issues/ needs around the performance of the statutory roles and around the core elements of institutional and leadership capacity of the institutions relevant for CHIPS programme.
  • Planning and Capacity building :
    • Based on the findings of the assessment.
  • Phase 2: Mentoring (3 months) of the individual trained leader to implement the plan develop

Specific Tasks
Phase 1: Introduction and Assessment

  • Briefing and introduction of Intervention and technical assistance team meetings
  • Identify key issues, individuals, structure, and arrangement regarding leadership support for sustainable CHIPS programme and assign roles and responsibility.

Planning, Capacity Building and Monitoring:

  • Support leadership and capacity strengthening as follows

Phase 2: Assessment of Intervention and Mentoring

Lead ( Regional / Senior National Consultant)
Phase 1:

  • Briefing by the relevant MC management and staffs to establish common understanding of interventions and the process.
  • Attend meeting with the relevant top management of the relevant MDAs to introduce the technical assistance team and the interventions.
  • Lead the assessment (tools development, analysis, and define gaps) on the leadership and capacity strengthening support for sustainable CHIPS programme and identify core issues and gaps regarding leadership.
  • Identify internal and external institutional and structural arrangements; and key individuals currently or in medium-term responsible for sustainable CHIPS roll-out at State and LGAs level.
  • Develop consensus with the MC and State teams on the leadership and management structure, to feature the relevant MDAs, with the short and long-term roles documented.
  • Provide technical support to the leadership and capacity strengthening identified leaders to develop the composite leadership plan in relation to the achievement of the short and longterm targets of the CHIPS programme (State level plan; LGA level plans).
  • Actively contribute to development of technical training module and mentoring plan in support of the leadership and capacity strengthening intervention.
  • Actively contribute to development training plan on leadership and capacity strengthening to address the identified problems/ issues.
  • Lead and provide oversight) to the conduct training on leadership and capacity strengthening to address the identified problems issues amenable to training and mentoring.

Phase 2:

  • Conduct bi-annual assessment of leadership and capacity strengthening intervention; and apply findings to inform mentoring for identified leaders/revision of the plans
  • Conduct follow-up mentoring in support of the leadership and capacity, strengthening, with the parameter of the mentoring defined.
  • Mentoring of the individual trained leader to implement the plan developed (3months)
  • Prepare overall report for the consultancy.

Qualifications

  • A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health, Management, or Social Sciences.
  • At least ten (10) years’ experience in application of capacity building approaches for effective leadership; additional leadership training qualification will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrable experience in design, and institutionalisation of effective leadership structure and functions within government health system.
  • Demonstrable ability to interact at management and policy level in the health sector to achieve desired results.
  • Demonstrable ability and experience to lead and manage team of health experts, for efficient performance of assigned task tasks.
  • Leadership attributes, facilitation skills, and a team player with respect for timelines.
  • Report writing skills, with proficiency in the use of MS office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel).

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Job Title: Senior National Consultant (Programme Management)

Location: Niger
Employment Type: Full-time
Duration: 18 days
Consultant Profile: Senior National Consultant(1)
Specific tasks: Programme Management Training

Job Description

  • Receive briefing from MC Technical team upon resumption of consultancy.
  • Review relevant documents related to CHIPS Programme management and implementation!
  • Submit proposed training plan and contextualized training module to MC Technical Team for review.
  • Conduct a training needs assessment to inform revision of the content and method of the capacity building support to the CHIPS PMU, as appropriate.
  • Develop/adapt programme management tools that will be used as resource materials for the participants.
  • Conduct training on Programme Management according to best practices.
  • Design and administer evaluation tools ( pre-test and post-tests, etc) and share analysis of results.
  • Develop and share Programme Management mentoring plan with MC Technical Team
  • Lead and provide oversight to the conduct bi-annual Programme Management visit to SPHCDA and SMOH and share findings and recommendation for the visit.
  • Prepare overall report for the consultancy.

Qualifications

  • Certified Master Trainer in Programme Management for Development Professionals (or its equivalent).
  • At least 8 years post graduate degree experience in Project/Programme Management in the Health Sector, with at least 5 years as a trainer.
  • Skills and experience in team management, supervision, and conflict resolution –
  • Availability at the training venue for the entire period of the training programme.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with top and middle level management staff of government and agencies
  • Proficiency in use of Computer software including MS Office-Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Technical Team:

  • In consultation with the Lead Consultant, plan, and the conduct bi-annual Programme Management visit to SPHCDA and SMOH and share findings and recommendation for the visit
  • Prepare report of the on the key aspects of the TA support as agreed with Lead TA

Deliverables:

  • Programme Management Training: Snr National Consultant and National Consultant
  • Proposed Training plan and contextualized training modules, submitted.
  • Training need assessment conducted and finding shared
  • Analysis of Pre-test and post-test results of all participants
  • Appropriate certificates awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.
  • Training report with appropriate recommendations for follow-up and consolidation of knowledge.
  • Programme Management mentoring plan shared with MC Technical Team
  • Conduct bi-annual Programme Management visit conducted to SPHCDA and SMOH, and findings and recommendation shared
  • On the last day of assignment, one-page (bullet point) summary of findings and recommendations provided to and discussed with the Staff Technical Lead.
  • Within 5 days after the assignment completion, provide a draft report to the Staff Technical Lead for this specific assignment using the standard format provided.
  • Within 5 days after receipt of comments on the draft report, produce a final draft report to the Staff Technical Lead.

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How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae to: [email protected] using the job title as the subject of the mail.

 

Application Deadline 15th June, 2021.

 

Note

  • Kindly note that applicants who do not follow this specification, will be disqualified.
  • Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • 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 email address.

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