Wednesday, August 17, 2011

AED Recruits State Coordinators for Malaria Control

Benue, Ebonyi, and Oyo States

FHI 360 is seeking three State Coordinators for the $80 million USAID-funded Nigeria Malaria Action Plan for States (MAPS) Project designed to support the Nigeria National Malaria Strategic Plan and National Malaria Control Program (NMCP). A flagship program of the US Government's President's Malaria Initiative (PMI), MAPS works at the national level and in several Nigerian states to increase the quality, access, and uptake of specific malaria control interventions, including LLINs, ACTs, RDTs, and IPTp for pregnant women.

The project engages the public health sector and the formal and informal private health sector to: a) strengthen the management capacity of the State Ministry of Health and Local Government Area health personnel to provide planning and oversight of malaria interventions; b) promote positive malaria-related behaviors through behavior-change communication activities and community mobilization; and c) improve the ability of the focus states and NMCP to effectively monitor and evaluate malaria interventions and use data effectively for decision-making.

Based in Benue, Oyo, and Ebonyi states (one State Coordinator per State), the State Coordinators will oversee all state-level activities on behalf of MAPS, providing leadership for the state MAPS team and coordinating the activities of MAPS across all thematic areas in the state.

Provide overall vision and leadership to the state team, including oversight of state-level finances, human resources, monitoring and evaluation, and project implementation and planning in conjunction with state staff and Abuja-based Implementation Director.
Lead the development of MAPS state-specific activity plans, drawing from the annual MAPS work plan and state malaria program operational plans.
Provide inputs on the annual planning processes of MAPS.
Draft and contribute to the development and review of technical documents, reports, and materials for state-specific implementation.
Act as a representative of FHI 360 and foster harmonious relationships and partnerships among MAPS and state-level governments, partners, donors, and other non-state entities.
Work to strengthen the management capacity of the State Ministry of Health and Local Government Area health personnel to provide planning and oversight of malaria interventions.
Participate in technical meetings at state and national levels as determined by the Implementation Director to support state malaria programs.
Oversee a staff of approximately eight employees.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Implementation Director (supervisor).

First degree in Social, Physical, or Health Sciences; a post-graduate degree in Public Health, Development, or a Social Sciences-related field is preferred.
Public health experience (preferably malaria or infectious diseases) in Nigeria, including working in or with government agencies at the local, state and/or national levels.
A minimum of 10 years working experience with a minimum of two years in the development sector.
Demonstrated experience in project or organizational management required.
Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point.

Consideration will only be given to nationals of Nigeria who possess authorization to work in Nigeria.

All of the Academy for Educational Development's (AED) programs, staff, and other assets have been acquired by FHI 360, however AED is currently the operating entity on behalf of FHI 360 in Nigeria for the MAPS Project. Employees hired locally will be employed by AED.

Only qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to The deadline to submit applications is August 30, 2011. In the subject line, please specify the position for which you are applying and in your cover note indicate from what source you learned about this position opening. We thank all individuals for their interest; however only those who are shortlisted for interviews will be contacted.

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