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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: Driver

Locations: Abuja, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos, Katsina, Yobe
Department: Operations
Length of Contract: 5 years
Role Type: National
Grade: 2
Travel involved: Yes
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: Line manager: Admin Officer

Job purpose

  • This job holder is responsible for operating the vehicle and ensures general safety of assigned vehicle.

Scope of work

  • The driver would be responsible for picking up and driving the programme officials, pickups and other scheduled appointments.
  • And also will be responsible for performing minor maintenance tasks on the vehicles to assure the functionality of the vehicle.

Key working relationships

  • The role will report to the State Admin Officers for SuNMaP2 and will work closely with the state team for logistics support in carrying out daily operations of programme activities.

Key accountabilities
Safely transport persons and goods (70%)

  • Transport safely Malaria Consortium employees and goods as directed by the line manager
  • Always be in possession of a valid driving license and personal identification
  • Respect and observe the Nigeria traffic regulations, speed limits and adjust speed according to road and risk conditions (for example, when driving in villages or populated areas)
  • Observe Malaria Consortium standard operating procedures for vehicles
  • Observe the manufacturer technical conditions of use for all vehicles
  • Report any accident immediately to line manager and the nearest police station for purpose of insurance claims
  • Assist in loading and off-loading, and fetching water
  • Ensure safety of vehicles assigned to you at all times
  • Ensure passengers wear seat belts at all times

Vehicle maintenance and checklist for field trips (20%):

  • Responsible for daily and weekly preventive maintenance and report to the line manager any problems with vehicles
  • Ensure vehicles are always on full fuel tanks
  • Diligently and promptly update the movement and fuel consumption logbook
  • Furnish the logbook to the line manager as and when required to facilitate preparation of monthly vehicle and fuel consumption reports
  • Always ensure the vehicle insurance and licenses are valid before driving any vehicle
  • Alert line manager when service and maintenance schedules are due
  • Clean the vehicle inside and outside as and when necessary/ keep your vehicle clean externally and internally at all the times
  • Check that items mentioned in the logbook are in the vehicle before leaving
  • Perform daily vehicle pre–departure checks to include fuel, engine oil, coolant, lights, tyres, horn, tools and equipment, brakes, windows and mirrors, etc.
  • When a field trip is planned, the driver has to inspect and prepare the vehicle the day before leaving and be ready for scheduled departure time
  • The driver has also to prepare additional materials according to trip needs (for example, additional fuel tank, stickers, flag, medical and food kits, additional spare tyres)
  • Conduct daily, weekly and monthly vehicle check
  • Behave in a professional manner at all the times with the understanding that the public associates your behaviour with Malaria Consortium
  • Ensures the official vehicles are safely parked within the office environment and approved sites at all times

Security, communication and miscellaneous duties (10%):

  • Ensure the vehicle radio communication is in good working condition
  • Maintain regular radio communication with the base station while travelling away from the base. Radios should be switched on for communications at all times
  • Observe and ensure adherence with security guidelines in the programme area of operation
  • Assist Logistics Officer and colleagues in gathering security information analysis especially pertaining to routes to be travelled. To advise the logistician on the security of such routes and whether Malaria Consortium vehicle should travel or not on a given route
  • Promptly report all relevant security incidents/concerns to the Logistics Officer
  • Carry out other delegated tasks using Malaria Consortium vehicles. Theses may range from mail delivery, payment of bills, picking or dropping of staff or visitors and other similar tasks
  • Organise the assigned task in the most efficient and effective manner, so as to minimize vehicle use (fuel consumption, wear and tear)
  • Carry out any other duties as requested by the Logistics Officer and any senior staff
  • Follow Malaria Consortium’s security protocol at all times.

Qualifications and experience
Essential:

  • Minimum Qualification of O’ Level Certificate
  • Fluent in English
  • Valid driving licence
  • Previous experience working as a driver.

Desirable:

  • Three years’ driving experience

Work-based skills and competencies
Essential:

  • Honest, hardworking and pleasant personality with effective interpersonal skills.

Core competencies

  • Delivering results: LEVEL A – Focuses on delivering contribution to Malaria Consortium and achieving own objectives:
  • Puts in effort required to ensure the delivery of own work and objectives to meet (and exceed) expectations
  • Strong self-management of time and effort
  • Checks own work to ensure quality

Analysis and use of information: LEVEL A – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

Interpersonal and communications: LEVEL A – Listens and clearly presents information:

  • Actively listens and pays attention
  • Presents information and facts in a logical way
  • Shares information willingly and on a timely basis
  • Communicates honestly, respectfully and sensitively

Collaboration and partnering: LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:

  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements
  • Respects and listens to different views/ opinions
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

Leading and motivating people: LEVEL A – Open to learning and responds positively to feedback:

  • Willingness to manage own development and performance
  • Builds capacity of colleagues by sharing knowledge (induction) and acting as induction ‘buddy’ when asked
  • Open to learning new things
  • Responds positively to feedback from others
  • Identifies mistakes and takes positive steps to improve

Flexibility/ adaptability: LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes/ mistakes

Living the values: LEVEL A – Demonstrates Malaria Consortium values:

  • Demonstrates integrity, honesty and fairness in dealing with colleagues and stakeholders
  • Maintains ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Treats all people with respect.

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness: LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives.

Salary
N1,068,323 (Basic Salary) per annum.

Deadline: 3rd May, 2019.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here for More Information (PDF)


Job Title: LGA Field Officer 

Location: Jigawa (4 Positions), Katsina (2 Positions), Sokoto (2 Positions) and Yobe (2 Positions)
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 2-years
Role type: National
Grade: 6
Travel involved: 40% within the State
Child safeguarding level: TBC
Reporting to: LGA Cluster Supervisor
Slots: 10 Openings

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 county 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.
  • Ensure implementation of activities is in line with the laid down protocols, by continuously monitoring and conducting supervision and on-job training of LGA, HFW and CHWs.
  • Maintain a good relationship and work jointly with – Public Health Officers and other partners to undertake home visits, meetings and to ensure health LGA’s ownership.

Reporting & Data Quality Control (10%):

  • Review all field implementer reports, provide feedback on areas which needs correction and submit the final hard copy report to the LGA Cluster supervisor after LGA Level approval.
  • Assist ME Officer on the data quality queries and ensure identified issues are rectified in time.
  • Ensure submission of EoC Report, success stories, trip reports etc. to keep the LGA cluster and Zonal Project Manager abreast with the project implementation at LGA level.

Coordination and Representation (10%):

  • Responsible for overall planning and coordination of LGA and HFW/supervisors and CHWs during training and supervision visits.
  • Liaise with key partners including LGA Administrator , State MOH, Community leaders, other stakeholders (as necessary)
  • Attend data validation meetings at LGA level and as directed by LGA cluster supervisor /Zonal project manager
  • Establish and maintain links with health and other nutrition services with special attention to referral cases

Administrative and other Duties (10%):

  • Ensure the development of individual and team action plans to ensure role complementarities in achieving the set treatment target.
  • Participate in the follow-up of supplies consumption.
  • Overall planning of stock levels, making sure that they are sufficient for the operations at SMC sites
  • Ensure that all HF realized physical inventory of all SMC commodities supplied at the end of each cycle.
  • Any other duties as required by the line manager

Qualifications and Experience
Essential:

  • Clinical Officer, Nurse or Public Health qualification
  • At least two years field experience in related field
  • Fluency in English, Hausa and/or other local languages is required
  • Experience working in drug/commodity supply management , ME and logistics
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences including LGA staff, HFW and community leaders
  • Experience of conducting quality supportive supervision and data use

Desirable:

  • A broad range of experience including logistics, training and capacity building ability
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Experience working at LGA level

Work-based Skills
Essential:

  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Basic computer skills particularly Microsoft Office
  • Flexible, ability to work both as an individual and as a team member and under stress in what can be a harsh environment
  • Nigerian

Desirable:

  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems in a challenging environment
  • Ability to speak and understand English

Core Competencies
Delivering Results:

LEVEL A – Takes on pieces of work when required and demonstrates excellent project management skills:

  • Shows a flexible approach to taking on additional work / responsibilities when needed to achieve results
  • Demonstrates excellent project management skills to agreed timescales (timelines, targets, donor requirements)
  • Makes clear and timely decisions within remit of own role

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B – Gathers information and identifies problems effectively:

  • Interprets basic written information
  • Attentive to detail
  • Follows guidelines to identify issues
  • Recognises problems within their remit
  • Uses appropriate methods for gathering and summarising data

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL B – Fosters two-way communication:

  • Recalls others’ main points and takes them into account in own communication
  • Checks own understanding of others’ communication by asking questions
  • Maintains constructive, open and consistent communication with others
  • Resolves minor misunderstandings and conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL A – Is a good and effective team player:

  • Is as a good and effective team player
  • Knows who their customers are and their requirements.
  • Respects and listens to different views/opinions
  • Actively collaborates across teams to achieve objectives and develop own thinking
  • Proactive in providing and seeking support from team members

Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL B – Manages own development and seeks opportunities:

  • Actively manages own development and performance positively
  • Learns lessons from successes and failures
  • Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise

Flexibility/ adaptability:
LEVEL B – Remains professional under external pressure:

  • Able to adapt to changing situations effortlessly
  • Remains constructive and positive under stress and able to tolerate difficult situations and environments
  • Plans, prioritises and performs tasks well under pressure
  • Learns from own successes / mistakes

Living the values:
LEVEL B – Promotes Malaria Consortium values amongst peers:

  • Shows a readiness to promote Malaria Consortium’s values amongst peers
  • Promotes ethical and professional behaviour in line with Malaria Consortium’s values Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL A – Manages own workload effectively:

  • Plans and manages own workload effectively
  • Is familiar with Malaria Consortium’s mission and current strategic plan
  • Understands own contribution to Malaria Consortium’s objectives

Salary
Competitive.

Deadline: 30th April, 2019.Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Click Here For More Information (PDF)

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