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The Global Fund Malaria Cycle 7 (GC7) grant is a three-year Global Fund supported grant (2024-2026), with Management Sciences for Health (MSH) as a sub-recipient (SR) to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) and National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) as Co-Principal Recipients (PRs). The goal of the grant is to contribute to the achievement of the goal of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2021-2025 of achieving a parasite prevalence of less than 10% and reducing mortality attributable to malaria to less than 50 deaths per 100,000 live births by 2025. The scope of the grant includes vector control, case management (facility and community based), monitoring and evaluation, procurement and supply chain management, and health systems strengthening.

The State Team Lead will provide overall leadership and management of the Global Fund (GF) Malaria project in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners and leads to sustainable Malaria elimination efforts. S/He will spearhead coordination, implementation, and reporting of the GF Malaria project in the state and ensure optimal resource management of the project. S/He will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall project performance in the state of primary responsibility.

Responsibilities

Project Management

Take responsibility for all project requirements for planning, implementation, and reporting of state-level activities.

Provide overall leadership and management of the project-supported state’s malaria program including leading the development of state-specific work plan for the project.

Take responsibility for the management of the state-specific budget, work plan, and all other resources, ensuring that the budget is implemented in strict compliance with MSH policy and the GF’s policy and procedures.

Lead and provide oversight to quality assurance of state-level project implementation.

Contribute to the establishment of a system for project monitoring, evaluation, and reporting in collaboration with the M&E Specialist in the state that includes periodic analysis and reviews for evidence-based decision-making and program management.

Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Project Senior Management Team informed of state level activities on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis and as needed.

Team Leadership and Coordination

Supervise project staff in assigned state and manage their performance and development.

Build a cohesive state team to implement the project with demonstrable team spirit.

Manage the state team to ensure that all project staff have the right orientation, enabling environment and tools to deliver in their respective roles.

Ensure cross functional networking and learning amongst the project team and other partners/stakeholders in the state towards effective implementation of the project in assigned state.

Ensure that project staff comply with MSH policies and procedures relevant for the effective operations of the state-office. For example, orientation training for new state-office staff should address relevant internal controls.

Stakeholder Management

Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and stakeholders in the state to strengthen coordination, integration, and resourcing of activities and promotion of a shared vision for malaria elimination in the state.

Act as the primary liaison between MSH and the State Government (GoN) officials – SMEP, HMB, DPRS, LMCU, SMoH, LGA, Wards, etc. to facilitate information sharing and networking.

Interact and communicate on behalf of MSH project leadership to key stakeholders in the malaria partnership and government counterparts at the state level.

Ensure the visibility and reputation of MSH among malaria program partners and the state government in assigned state

In consultation with the Project Director, represent MSH at state level meetings, relevant technical working committees as well as other partners’/stakeholders’ forums in the state.

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualifications

MSH is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, religion, creed, citizenship, national origin, age, veteran status, or disability unrelated to job requirements. MSH will take affirmative action to ensure that qualified applicants are employed and that employees are treated without regard to their race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran and disability status. In compliance with U.S. Department of Labor Executive Order 11246, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, and Section 4212 of the Vietnam Era Readjustment Assistance Act, MSH has developed and maintains an affirmative action program and plan.

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