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Knowledge Management And Research Specialist At SUNMAP Program

Date Posted: 18/Aug/2014
Deadline: 26/Aug/2014

The DfID-funded Support to the Nigeria Malaria Programme (SuNMaP) is a 7-year (2008 – 2015) effort to control malaria. This will be achieved by improving capacity of the National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), in selected states and Local Government Areas (LGAs) and through commodity support. SuNMaP provides a unique opportunity for applying a comprehensive approach to malaria control whilst achieving rapid impact. Consequently, the project is adopting the pluralistic approach of working closely with all stakeholders especially the Government ministries, donor community, commercial sector, not-for profit agencies and civil society.


Knowledge Management and Research Specialist

The knowledge Management and research specialist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the outputs of the programme relating to operational research.

Specific tasks include:;

*  Provide Capacity building support to National Malaria Elimination Programme 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, tools and dissemination;

*    Provide Technical Support in facilitating knowledge management and documentation activities within the project

*   Provide support to the technical director for strengthening NMEP operational research platform and coordinate activities related to programme operational research.


•          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 advantage.



Interested candidates, who meet the qualifications and requirements for each position, should submit an electronic copy of an application letter and CV through to  [email protected] .

Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

Closing date: 26th August, 2014

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