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Job Vacancies At DFID-Funded Malaria Programme - SuN MaP Via Grid Consulting - 4 Positions

Date Posted: 02/Apr/2014
Deadline: 11/Apr/2014

SuNMaP is DFID-funded seven year programme (2008 -2015) to support the National Malaria Elimination Programme. It currently operates in ten states, namely; Awka, Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Niger, Ogun and Yobe with its headquarters in Abuja. The project is managed by a
consortium of three international organizations, namely: Malaria Consortium UK, Health Partners International and GRID Consulting Nigeria.

The objective of SuN MaP is to strengthen the delivery of the Nigeria's National Malaria control effort by providing technical support to improve the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination programme (NMEP) at all levels. In doing this, the programme is working with stakeholders in the health sector public and private; as well as civil societies and partners from the commercial

The programme has been in operation for over five years and now seeks to employ additional professionals to fill some senior management positions:

Knowledge Management & Research Specialist (Abuja)


  • The Knowledge Management and Research Specialist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the outputs of the programme relating to operational research.
  • The ideal candidate will provide technical support in facilitating knowledge management and documentation activities within the project.
  • S/he in collaboration with· the Programme Technical Director will support the strengthening of the NMEP Operational research platform and coordinate activities related to programme operational research.

Other responsibilities include;

  • Provide Capacity building support to NMEP and SMEPs, as well as SuNMaP technical staff in programme supported states in knowledge management related issues;
  • Provide support to the implementation of programme knowledge management systems and documentation;
  • Liaise with research groups involved in studies to ensure effective tracking of implementation in line with approved protocols;
  • Facilitate the development of study concepts, expressions of interest and study proposals;
  • Provide support to selected study groups in the development and implementation of study protocols and tools and dissemination;


  • A post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related fields with a minimum of 8-years' experience in operational research is required.
  • S/he must be conversant with health communication approaches and techniques.
  • A good understanding of the concepts and approaches which guide effective knowledge management; is essential for this post.
  • Previous hands-on experience in website and knowledge management in a similar working environment will be an added advantaae.


Monitoring and Evaluation Analyst (Abuja)


  • This position is based in Abuja and will report to the Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist.
  • This position will provide support for the elaboration and the implementation of analysis, annual evaluation and periodic monitoring of progress of programme activities.

Other key responsibilities include;

  • Provide support for the training of staff on the use of recommended reporting and monitoring formats and guidelines;
  • Develop a field monitoring plan and undertake regular field visits to ensure compliance and timely execution of planned performance, monitoring and evaluation in the programme implementing states;
  • Provide support for the development of lesson learnt for performance improvement, effectiveness and impact of interventions;
  • Analyse results of lessons learnt and provide strategies for the development of information via reports and brief dissemination to stakeholders;


  • A health professional with a minimum of 3-years' experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of the development of programmes.
  • S/he must be familiar with various data software packages as well as new developments in the M&E discipline.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical and drafting skills with the ability to translate data into practical and feasible operational programme format; is required for this
  • position.



Technical Malaria Manager (Anambra)


  • This position will be based in the Anambra office of the programme.
  • S/he will be responsible for providing technical support to the State Ministry of Health and other partners engaged in malaria control effort.
  • The Technical Malaria Manager (TMM) will be involved in the direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria at the State and LGA levels.
  • S/he will coordinate and maintain an oversight of programme activities in the State.

Other key responsibilities include;

  • Plan with SMEP and other partners to strengthen delivery of malaria control programme;
  • Coordinate planned interventions within supported state in the area of capacity building of health workers within the public and private sector, anti-malaria commodity distribution and logistics management;
  • Strengthen the implementation of preventive measures against malaria;
  • Coordinate the public sector, private sector and civil society on-site training of health workers and Patent Medical Vendors (PMVs) on malaria diagnosis, case management and referrals;
  • Coordinate Behaviour change communication (BCC) and community mobilization interventions;
  • Oversee a range of technical assistance in the state to strengthen Health
  • Management Information Systems (HMIS), Logistics Management
  • Information System (LMIS) and commodities monitoring systems in the state;
  • Ensure programme monitoring data are regularly collected, collated and fed-back to the Central programme team;
  • Monitor access to Long Lasting Insecticidal treated Nets (LLlNs) and ACTs through the commercial sector and civil society;


  • A Health professional with a Master's degree in International or Public Health with a minimum of 8-years post-qualification experience in the public health sector in Nigeria/Africa.
  • S/he must have experience in malaria, general management and disease control.
  • Excellent planning, budgeting and communicating skills are required for this position.
  • Previous experience in project management and a strong understanding of health policy formulation and strategy within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.



Senior Technical Malaria Officer(Lagos)


  • The job holder will assist the Technical Malaria Manager (TMM) in providing technical support to State level malaria control efforts and direct implementation of projects for the control of malaria at the state, community and grass-root levels.
  • S/he will provide support the TMM in engaging partners for malaria control, capacity building of health workers and coordinate LLlNs distribution at the state levels.


  • A medical degree and post graduate international qualification in a health related discipline with a minimum of 8 years prior experience in public health in Nigeria.
  • S/he must have proven technical skills in malaria case management and a significant knowledge of the policies and practices of the Nigerian Ministries of Health.
  • Proven training, presentation and writing skills are required for this post. Prior experience in a similar project environment will be an added advantage.

Method of Application



The appointment term will be for a maximum period of 2-years with an initial 6 months probationary period. The programme offers highly competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions will apply.

Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of an application letter and an updated CV through the link on our website at: [email protected]. All applications must be received by Friday, 11th April, 2014. Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for selection tests and interviews


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