Program Coordinator, Malaria
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The Institute of Human Virology (IHVN) is a leading and reputable indigenous non-governmental organization implementing comprehensive HIV/AIDS prevention, care and treatment, Multi-Drug Resistant TB, Malaria and Research Programs, in partnership with the different tiers of the Government of Nigeria, health facilities and community based organizations. As a Sub-Recipient to National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) in the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model Grant, we require the services of resourceful and experienced candidates for the following positions:
Position: Program Coordinator, Malariaâ
LOCATION: Abuja (Central)
BASIC FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Overall Responsibilities: S/he has the responsibility for coordinating the planning, implementationand reporting of all IHVN Global Fund supported malaria activities centrally and across all the implementing States, ensuring that Program targets are achieved within defined timelines, as outlined in the workplan and within donor and organizational policies and procedures.
Key working relationships:
Internal: Associate Director GF,State Managers, State Malaria Program Officers, Finance and Administration department, othertechnical departments and members of the Malaria Implementation team.
External: National Malaria Elimination Program, Country Coordinating Mechanism, Local Fund Agents, State Ministries of Health, State Malaria Elimination Programs, Community Based Organizations and other Malaria Implementing Partners.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
Medical degree, BSc Nursing or Basic General Nursing and/or Midwifery Certificate is required. A Postgraduate Degree in Public Health or other health related disciplines will be an added advantage. The Candidate should have at least 5 years of relevant experience in public health or health management, with a strong preference for candidates with at least 2 years' experience in malaria programming, demonstrable knowledge of the Nigerian health system and social networks, strong inter-personal and public relations skills, excellent English language oral and written communication, with proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:Develop program documents, including but not limited to proposals, work plans, and technical briefs for IHVN management, NMEP, The Global Fund, and other key stakeholders. Coordinate the planning and implementation of all program activities by technical teams at Central and State levels, according to approved work plans and within the stipulated timelines and budget limitations. Manage disbursement requests from NMEP, program budgets, tracking of financial and material resources at all levels, funds reallocation and reprogramming requests, according to the policies and guidelines of GF/NMEP and IHVN. Serve as a Liaison officer between IHVN and NMEP. Represent IHVN in relevant meetings with NMEP, development partners and other stakeholders at the national level and ensure appropriate IHVN representation in various Malaria technical working groups. Ensure all members of the GF Malaria team understand program priorities and promote buy-in from team members. Provide technical support to IHVN State offices on the implementation of State work plans and other activities at the State level. Organize and participate actively in monitoring and hands on mentoring of State and facilities' staff on key deliverables and monitor State level performance on allocated targets. Oversee and conduct malaria program review meetings. Ensure that all required reports (Program, M&E, Finance, logistics, etc.) are prepared and submitted to various stakeholders within the expected time frame. Collaborate with the finance team to review actual financial performance against the budget, and explain variances on a monthly basis. Coordinate and participate actively in the planning, organizing, conducting, facilitating and evaluation of capacity building activities for IHVN staff and health care providers of implementing facilities, in collaboration with IHVN training department, State Officesand NMEP. Evaluate program achievements and use findings in facilitating improvement strategies to achieve desired targets. Liaise with IHVN and NMEP operations research units to identify research opportunities that will translate into improved quality of services and program implementation. Perform any other role as assigned by the Associate Director, GF.
How to Apply
All qualified candidates should send a detailed resume and a one page cover letter as one MS Word document explaining suitability for the position to Associate Director, Human Resources through this email address e-mail. Application must explicitly state the position and location applied for in the subject of the email e.g. Program Coordinator, Malaria â Abuja. Candidates are advised to provide three professional referees with functional email addresses and telephone numbers of the referees.
Note: Only applications sent in the required format will be considered and only short listed candidates will be contacted. IHVN is an equal opportunity employer.
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