Country and Project Background
- The Nigeria Country Office in Abuja, started operations in 2008, through the DFID/UKaid funded Support to National Malaria Programme, SuNMaP (2008 – 2016). The office had presence in 23 states of the country and has managed at various times, about 15 programmes and projects.
It follows the mandate of the parent organization in Nigeria and has been working specifically in the following areas:
- Malaria control/elimination
- Integrated community case management (iCCM) for malaria, pneumonia and diarrhoea
- Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs)
- Malaria Consortium has recently become a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.
- The goal of the grant is to contribute towards reducing the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero by 2020 in Nigeria.
- This project aims to achieve seven objectives while delivering high quality malaria services in 14 states (MC implementing in 7 of the states - Kano, Kaduna, Jigawa, Niger, Yobe, Gombe, iCCM only in Kebbi and Niger, SMC in Yobe and Katsina and LLIN Campaign in Yobe) through improved service delivery mechanisms, demand creation and health system strengthening strategies:
- To ensure at least 80% of the targeted population utilizes appropriate preventive measures by 2020
- To test all care-seeking persons with suspected malaria using RDT or microscopy by 2020
- To treat all individuals with confirmed malaria seen in private or public facilities with the effective anti-malarial drug by 2020
- To provide adequate information to all Nigerians such that at least 80% of the populace habitually takes appropriate malaria preventive and treatment measures as necessary by 2020
- To ensure the timely availability of appropriate antimalarial medicines and commodities required for the prevention and treatment of malaria in Nigeria wherever they are needed by 2018
- At least 80% of health facilities in all LGAs report routinely on malaria by 2020
- To strengthen governance and coordination of all stakeholders for effective program implementation towards an “A” rating by 2018 on a standardized scorecard
- The Senior LLIN Campaign Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing LLIN distribution activities and financial management in Yobe state.
The scope of Work:
- The postholder is responsible for the delivery of an effective LLiN campaign which includes
- planning and coordination of all activities in Yobe state including macro and micro planning, advocacy, procurement, supply chain management, household mobilization, demand creation as well as monitoring, evaluation and reporting of the process.
- This role will back stop the State Support Team of NMEP in the technical, demand creation, logistics and security work streams to ensure the delivery of a high-quality campaign.
Key Working Relationships:
- This role will involve working under the supervision of the GF Programme Director, other MC country teams and closely with the NMEP, the PR (CRS) and liaison with SMoH officials, community leaders and Health teams. S/he will provide technical support to the state and community health teams to
- Oversee the coordination, planning and implementation of LLIN Campaign activities in Yobe state:
- Work closely with the Project Director to ensure effective implementation of the LLIN campaign in Yobe State in line with the national guidelines.
- Work closely with logistics and operations team in the project to plan and implement quality LLIN campaign
- Support the recruitment, supervision and management of the WorkStream Advisors and State Support Team (SST) consultants
- Support the development of LLIN distribution work plans and budgets
- Support the roll out and dissemination of updated NMEP-approved guidelines, standard operating procedures and other job-aids for malaria prevention via LLIN mass campaigns
- Work with the operations unit to ensure timely procurement of all campaign materials.
- Participate in planning and advocacy meetings at the national and state levels
- Coordinate and monitor LGA level microplanning meetings for the distribution activities
- Compile LGA micro plans into state micro plans and develop LLIN pre-positioning plans for each LGA.
- Liaise with the state team and SST to assess state and LGA stores for adequacy of space and security.
- Liaise with Chemonics and CRS regarding logistics of LLINs
- Coordinate the training of state, LGA, community volunteers and health workers involved in the distribution activities and temporary staff supporting the mass campaigns, to facilitate the payment of their allowances in a timely manner.
- Coordinate responses to implementation bottlenecks related to LLIN campaign in the state
- Facilitate the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package
- Support the National LCCN in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.
- In collaboration with NMEP, CRS and National LCCN, oversee the transparent disbursement and management of operational costs for LLINs.
- Track the expenditure of the SST operating costs in adherence to the SST operational budget and in line with agreed principles.
- Manage and supervise field staff involved in the distribution exercise
- Be responsible for timely financial accountability for any disbursed funds. This will include the submission to the finance unit of all relevant support documentation to facilitate payments
- Develop effective and collaborative relationships with all project partners, including the SMoH health teams, Health Workers and other volunteers
- Ensure that complementary technical approaches are established with other stakeholders in the Global Fund programme.
Monitoring and Evaluation:
- Track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and adapting program strategies as needed
- Support the design and implementation of feedback and response channels to enhance accountability of program vis-à-vis beneficiaries of the LLIN mass campaign services
- Develop training and implementation monitoring plans for country office and project staff to monitor LGA level training to ensure the quality of delivery.
- Monitor the registration of households, collection and compilation of household registration data, as well as the actual LLIN distribution to beneficiaries.
- Maintain regular communication with the Programme Director, State Programme Manager, Commodity Manager and MC CTC providing periodic updates on progress on implementation.
- On completion of the LLIN campaign, arrange for state debriefing and prepare campaign report
- Document and disseminate lessons learnt and experiences from Yobe
- Support the State Support Team to ensure reports are developed for each work stream
- In collaboration with NMEP’s IVM Unit, other malaria partners and SMoHs, contribute to the development and implementation of tools, approaches and strategies to strengthen the implementation of mass campaigns in the country
- Work with the operations manager at the CO and security manager in Yobe to ensure prompt dissemination of, and adherence to security protocols and alerts to field staff
- Be accountable for Malaria Consortium’s equipment/materials in the field including security for vehicles, hand-held security scanners, phones and other materials
- Represent MC at relevant technical working groups and coordination forums
- Adhere to all project policies and procedures
Qualifications and Experience
- Bachelor’s degree or higher in Health or Social Sciences field
- A minimum of 7 years’ experience in a related/similar role
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a managerial role
- Previous experience in the implementation of projects particularly leading campaigns;
- Familiarity with mass LLIN campaign in Nigeria and its implementation guidelines
- Experience in conducting training
- Excellent knowledge of LLIN campaign procurement, logistics, warehousing, security, demand creations activities and distribution processes.
- Previous experience managing funds and short-term projects
- Thorough understanding of preventive aspects of malaria control
- Previous hands-on experience working in hard to reach locations
- Familiarity with the strategies and guidelines of NMEP as well as SMEP
- Experience in using participatory adult learning techniques
- Previous experience in mass campaign LLIN distribution activities is a plus
Work-based Skills and Competencies
- Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
- Excellent project management skills including planning
- Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
- Competency in computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- Good writing and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of partners including MoH
LEVEL C - Supports others to achieve results:
- Displays a positive and enthusiastic approach and is not deterred by setbacks, finding alternative ways to reach goals or targets.
- Supports others to plan and deliver results
- Supports others to manage and cope with setbacks
Analysis and use of information:
LEVEL B - Uses evidence to support work:
- Identifies and uses various sources of evidence and feedback to support outputs
- Uses evidence to evaluate policies, projects and programmes
- Identifies links between events and information identifying trends, issues and risks
- Ensures systems are in place to address organisation needs
Interpersonal and communications:
LEVEL C - Adapts communications effectively:
- Tailors communication (content, style and medium) to diverse audiences
- Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
- Understands others’ underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
- Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively
Collaboration and partnering:
LEVEL C - Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:
- Builds strong networks internally
- Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
- Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
- Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers
Leading and motivating people:
LEVEL B - Manages own development and seeks opportunities:
- Actively manages own development and performance positively
- Learns lessons from successes and failures
- Seeks and explores opportunities within Malaria Consortium which develop skills and expertise
LEVEL C - Supports others to cope with pressure:
- Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
- Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
- Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team
Living the values:
LEVEL C - Supports others to live Malaria Consortium’s values:
- Demonstrates personal integrity by using position responsibly and fairly
- Cultivates an open culture within the wider team, promoting accountability, responsibility and respect for individual differences
- Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:
LEVEL B - Is aware of others’ activities and vice versa in planning activities:
- Takes account of team members and others workload when planning
- Maintains awareness of impact on other parts of the organisation, keeping abreast of other’s activities, objectives, commitments and needs
- Has a good understanding of the sector in which Malaria Consortium works