State Team Leader

Tropical Health LLP

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Tropical Health LLP is an international consultancy company specializing in the monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of health and disease control programmes in Africa and Asia. We contribute in a unique way to the cost-effectiveness and sustainability of development aid in the health sector by improving the availability, quality, and use of evidence for strategic and operational planning and programme implementation. We offer a variety of services in the M&E field including independent evaluations and reviews, health research studies, comprehensive programme M&E design and solutions, health surveillance and information systems. 

Job Description

  • Tropical Health is seeking an exceptional manager/expert to provide technical and management oversight for a small team of experts in Jigawa, Nigeria.
  • In close collaboration with government and other stakeholders, the post-holder will lead the implementation of sustainable solutions aimed at reducing the malaria burden in Jigawa State.


  • The State Team Leader will oversee the strategic and evidence-informed State-level implementation of malaria interventions and will, in addition, provide focus contributions in the area of malaria monitoring, evaluation (M&E) and research.
  • The STL will oversee the strategic and evidence-informed State-level implementation of malaria interventions and will, in addition, provide focused technical contributions in the area of malaria M&E and research.
  • The STL will be responsible for providing technical leadership in Jigawa state, implementing technical strategies to achieve long-term institutional and transformational change through identified strengthening initiatives.
  • The STL will also ensure that programme M&E and research is implemented to high standards and work closely with the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP), to develop their own capacity in M&E.

Key areas of responsibility are:

State level leadership and team management:

  • Ensure that state-level project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational and reporting requirements are adhered to.
  • Provide overall state-level technical leadership and representation of the project.
  • Work with the Deputy Programme Director and Technical Specialists to implement technology strategies that achieve long-term institutional and transformational change to Nigeria’s Malaria response in the State, making sure interventions respond to the rapidly changing malaria landscape.
  • Strengthen the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) ability to provide stewardship, ensuring it effectively plans and resources its response to malaria, based on available evidence.
  • Manage and supervise a team of experts, while promoting an atmosphere in which programme staff collaborates to achieve the vision, mission, and strategies of the programme.
  • Maintain close collaboration and partnership with implementing partners, other development programmes and government for the successful State level delivery of the programme.
  • Report against the logical framework in line with programme M&E systems, and support the preparation for programme annual reviews.
  • Lead the State level annual planning and budgeting processes.

Technical implementation:

  • Ensure the programme M&E and research is implemented to the highest standard in Jigawa State and provide support in the area to other states, as required and feasible

Strengthen the SMEP capacity to:

  • Develop, implement and track progress against sound malaria M&E plan
  • Collect, collate, quality assure, analyze and interpret routine (surveillance) and surveyor evaluation data
  • Promote and support the use of data and evidence for planning, budgeting and decision making

Job Requirements

  • The STL should hold an MSc in Public Health, Epidemiology, Surveillance, Research Methods or other relevant subjects and at least 7 year's proven experience in a relevant context.
  • We are looking for a results-oriented individual with coordination experience in international health programmes, with a deep knowledge of health systems and the Nigeria malaria context.
  • The candidate will have experience in management, capacity building and leadership, a successful background in project and budget management, demonstrated an understanding of Northern Nigeria states context and experience of working with state authorities.
  • The successful candidate will also have excellent computer skills including MS Excel and statistical software packages and data analysis skill. Nigerian nationals are encouraged to apply.

Interview Date:

  • 28th March 2018.


  • Only candidates selected for the interview stage will be contacted. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in working with us.

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Tropical Health LLP

Job Level

Manager (Staff Supervisor/Head of Department)




NGO/Community Services & Dev

Job Type


Minimum Qualification


Preferred Years of Experience

7 - 10 years