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  2020-09-15
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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: Service Delivery Officer – iCCM

Locations: Kaduna and Kano
Department: Technical
Length of Contract: 5 years
Role Type: National
Grade: 7
Travel involved: In-country
Reporting to: Line manager: State Team Lead
Direct Reports: None

Country and Project Background

  • Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible.
  • Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners. The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.
  • The follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets.
  • This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.
  • One of the components of this programme, as a strategy for increasing access to services, is integrated community case management of childhood illnesses including malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea. The iCCM component will contribute to the overall programme outcomes through:
    • Increased access to care through iCCM services
    • Improved performance of Community Oriented Resource Persons (CORPs) in the provision of care
    • Strengthened links between iCCM services and communities to increase demand
    • Strengthened capacity of FMoH and SMoH to support and sustain iCCM scale-up

Job Purpose

  • To work with the State team lead and SuNMaP2 iCCM team; in providing technical support and direct implementation of the iCCM components of the programme in line with the National iCCM Guidelines.

Scope of Work:

  • The SDO is responsible for all service delivery interventions of the SuNMaP2 ICCM project activities in the state.
  • The officer will specifically work with the State team lead and other programme team members with a focus on the identification, training and equipping of CORPs and their supervisors; ensuring regular supply of iCCM commodities; and sustained quality of service through regular supervision of the community health workers by the supervising health facilities, LGAs and state.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The officer working under the line-management of the State team lead and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and partners, would deliver the iCCM aspects of the programme as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables.

Key Accountabilities
Technical contributions (50%):

  • Develop activity workplan for iCCM drawing from the bigger state work-plan
  • Take the lead in all service delivery-related activities in the iCCM workplan and work with other team members to ensure timely delivery of work plan activities.
  • Contribute to the mapping of eligible communities for iCCM in the state of assignment working with demand creation officer, the community leaders and existing partners where available.
  • Contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities and volunteers for iCCM project implementation based on continuum of care approach
  • Develop and maintain a database of selected CORPs for SuNMaP2 iCCM and avoid duplication or overlap with other partners’ support.
  • Coordinate the planning and roll-out of training of State, LGA and health facility workers and community health volunteers (CORPs) on iCCM.
  • Contribute to the finalization of iCCM supervision model and roll-out plan with the state
  • Coordinate implementation of supervisory activities to community health volunteers based on finalized supervisory plan
  • Work with the demand creation officer to coordinate the selection of communities in the selected LGAs for iCCM implementation
  • Contribute to the finalisation of the project performance and M&E frameworks and take the lead in the operationalization of the frameworks
  • Technical support for the planning and management of community-based programmes at state level

Project Management (25%):

  • Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all relevant project start-up and planning tools on time
  • Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government
  • Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination
  • Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Project Manager

Technical Performance Management and Quality Assurance (25%):

  • Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project service delivery activities meet international standard of quality
  • Plan and implement quality of care assessment/clinical audit of CORPs periodically and use the findings to improve service delivery.
  • Work with the MEAL Officer to plan quarterly Data Quality Assessment at the community level.
  • Document evidence and best practices that are related to the project
  • Participate in Country Office technical meetings and fora

Person Specification
Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • A degree in public health, health policy, epidemiology or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement
  • 3-5 years’ experience working on a community-based programme/project.
  • Experience in coordination of large scale trainings and community health worker supervision.
  • Previous training on IMCI and iCCM would be an advantage.
  • Excellent project planning, management and monitoring and evaluation skills

Work-based Skills and Competencies:
Essential:

  • Technical knowledge and skills in control of malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
  • Good knowledge of Child Health policy and public health principles
  • Familiar with planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of community-based health programmes
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed

Salary

  • Competitive.

Benefits:

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Abuja
Donor Title: Senior Finance Expert
Department: Finance
Length of Contract: 5 years
Role Type: National
Grade: 9
Travel involved: 25% to the state offices
Reporting to: Project Manager
Direct Reports: None
Dotted Line: Country Finance Manager
Indirect Report: State Finance Officers (6)

Country and Project background

  • Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible.
  • Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria. Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.
  • The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SuNMaP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) covering the period 2008 to 2016.
  • The anticipated follow on project, SuNMaP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets.
  • This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

Job Purpose

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for all financial aspects of the project sub-award contracts, partner and project financial reporting, financial accounting and budget management ensuring good value for money is achieved on the project.
  • They will ensure compliance within the project of both the donor regulations and Malaria Consortium’s policies and processes.

Scope of Work:

  • They will provide a proactive, efficient, timely and relevant finance service to the project team including budget preparation with the appropriate mapping of financial transactions to be able to measure value for money and achievement of deliverables.
  • They will drive project financial reporting at a level of detail necessary to manage budgets effectively, checking financial transactions are recorded accurately.

Key Working Relationships:

  • The role will report to the Project Manager for SuNMaP2 and will work closely with the Country Finance Manager to provide support to the SuNMaP2 state teams and local partners and with the Finance Support Manager (West and Central Africa) for the global partners on financial management, budgeting and forecasting activities.

Key Accountabilities
Management Accounting (40%):

  • Understand and implement grant management policies, procedures, and practices, and provide policy, guidance, and interpretation to project staff and partners
  • Manage sub-granting mechanism to partner organisations
  • Ensure smooth operation of technical efforts and field activities by providing accounting, management and logistical support to facilitate the implementation of project activities.
  • Oversee the budgeting, reporting and accounting for the project for the Abuja office and the six states of operation to ensure timely and accurate reporting
  • Issue Budget versus actuals and transaction listings on a monthly basis, and review them with the Project Manager to ensure prompt correction of errors and resolution of problems
  • Prepare for review by the Project Manager and the Finance Support Manager, the Donor Budget versus Actual report, which must be submitted within two weeks of each quarter-end.
  • Develop the annual financial plan and quarterly forecasts for the project based on the work plans to be submitted within two weeks of the quarter end to the donor after review

Financial Accounting (40%):

  • Oversee all administrative, operational and financial management systems according to Malaria Consortium’s standard operating procedures
  • Evaluate the financial impact of management decisions, ensuring that the donor receives value for money and that all financial transactions undertaken are in line with Malaria Consortium’s and the donor’s policies
  • Compile and prepare routine financial reports for the management team
  • Prepare project financial invoices for review by the Finance Support Manager: West & Central Africa in good time to meet the monthly and quarterly deadlines
  • Identify financial risks of the projects and prepare and keep updated with the Project Manager the projects’ risk register
  • Support the state offices on month-end processing.
  • Make regular visits to the states of operation to ensure compliance with Malaria Consortium’s and the donor’s policies
  • Actively support the Country Finance Manager with the required audits of the project.
  • Follow-up on issues with the state offices raised by the Country Finance Manager on the month-end checklists for resolution and those raised as a result of audits

Value for Money (15%):

  • Assist the Project Manager in preparing a Value for Money (VFM) Action Plan, acceptable to the donor, with time-bound deliverable examples of economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The Action Plan should be agreed with the donor within six months of the start of the project.
  • Create a mapping of project costs (including unit costs) that will enable the programme to control cost, convert inputs efficiently into outputs, and obtain the maximum possible outcomes.

Human Resources (5%):

  • Provide finance induction to new State Finance Officers and non-finance staff in the project providing on-going support to the same people
  • Feed into the performance reviews of finance staff in the project
  • Highlight any financial capacity issues to the Country Finance Manager and Project Manager, making recommendations of any action required
  • Provide a gap fill service for the financial management in the project as required due to staff absence from leave or resignation

Person specification
Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • Qualified accountant in recognised global body, ACA or CIMA
  • Significant experience in a financial management managerial position
  • Highly familiar with cost accounting standards and management of sub-contracts and sub-grants with partners
  • Past exposure and experience working on large scale projects and managing teams across multiple locations
  • Previous experience of providing data to evidence value for money on a project.

Desirable:

  • Working knowledge of rules and regulations of donors and their application
  • Experience of working with DFID as a donor
  • Experience of working on a payment by results contract

Work-based Skills:
Essential:

  • Fluency in English with proven ability to communicate effectively within a multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to manage multiple priorities and deliver to deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills with good attention to detail
  • Demonstrated supervisory skills, and ability to work effectively within teams
  • Ability to develop and interpret standard financial reports (balance sheet, income statements, cash flow)
  • Excellent computer skills with high proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Desirable:

  • Experience of working with PS Financials

Core competencies
Delivering results:

LEVEL C – Supports others to achieve results:

  • Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets
  • Supports others to plan and deliver results
  • Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks

Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL C – Works confidently with complex data to support work:

  • Interprets complex written information
  • Works confidently with data before making decisions, for example; interpreting trends, issues and risks
  • Acquainted with the validity, relevance and limitations of different sources of evidence

Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

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 C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

Living the values:
LEVEL C – Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:

  • Demonstrates personal integrity by using role position responsibly and fairly
  • Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B – Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:

  • Takes account of team members and others’ workloads when planning.
  • Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
  • Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works

Salary

  • Competitive.

Benefits:

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