Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Senior Campaign Manager
Locations: Ondo and Anambra
Role type: National
Length of contract: 1-year
Travel involved: Up to 70%
Child safeguarding level: 3
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)2
- Malaria Consortium recently received grants to implement insecticide-treated net (ITN) distribution campaign in collaboration with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) in both Ondo and Anambra states through philanthropic funding. Malaria Consortium is also a sub-recipient for the new grant of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GF) under the NME) and Catholic Relief Services as the principal recipients.
- The Senior Campaign Manager will be responsible for planning, coordinating and implementing ITN distribution activities and financial management in Ondo and Anambra state.
Scope of Work
- The role involves ensuring the proper planning and coordination of all activities related to the delivery of ITNs to households in Ondo and Anambra states including macro and microplanning, 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 Malaria Consortium’s Senior Country Technical Coordinator, Malaria Consortium country and head office teams, and closely with the NMEP, and liaison with SMoH officials, community leaders and Health teams.
- S/he will provide technical leadership during the implementation of LLIN campaign in Ondo and Anambra State.
Oversee coordination, planning and implementation of ITN Campaign activities in Ondo and Anambra states:
- Work closely with the Project Director to ensure effective implementation of the ITN campaign in Ondo and Anambra States in line with the national guidelines.
- Support the recruitment, supervision and management of the Work Stream Advisors and Campaign Technical Assistants Team (CTAT)
- Support the development of ITN distribution work plans and budgets
- Compile LGA microplans into state level microplans and develop ITN 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 3rd Party Logistics Company and SMOH regarding logistics of ITNs
- 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
- Ensure that the ITN distribution campaign is implemented with all the necessary precautions in place to avoid and prevent COVID-19 transmission
- 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
- Support the roll out and dissemination of updated NMEP-approved guidelines, standard operating procedures and other job-aids for malaria prevention via ITN 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
- Ensure that complementary technical approaches are established with other stakeholders in the Malaria programme
- Coordinate responses to implementation bottlenecks related to ITN campaign in the state
- Facilitate the incorporation of lessons learnt into the implementation package
- Support the National LLIN Campaign Coordination Network in advocacy and resource mobilization efforts.3
- In collaboration with NMEP, and National LLIN Campaign Coordination Network, oversee the transparent disbursement and management of operational costs for ITNs
- Track the expenditure of the Campaign Technical Assistants(CTA) operating costs in adherence to the CTA operational budget and in line with agreed principles.
Monitoring and evaluation support:
- Provide support in track progress towards relevant performance indicators, analyzing reasons for shortfalls and adapting programme strategies as needed
- Provide support in developing training and implementation monitoring plans for country office and project staff to monitor LGA level training to ensure quality of delivery
- Support in monitoring the registration of households, collection and compilation of household registration data, as well as the actual ITN distribution to beneficiaries.
- Support the design and implementation of feedback and response channels to enhance accountability of program vis-à-vis beneficiaries of the ITN mass campaign services
- Maintain regular communication with the Programme Director, Country Technical Coordinator, Country Programme Manager and Commodity Manager providing periodic updates on progress on implementation.
- On completion of the ITN campaign, arrange for state debriefing and prepare campaign report
- Document and disseminate lessons learnt and experiences from Ondo and Anambra
- Support the SST 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 and security managers at Malaria Consortium 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 Malaria Consortium at relevant technical working groups and coordination forums e.g. IVM sub-committee
- 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 related/similar role4
- Experience in conducting trainings
- Excellent knowledge of ITN campaign procurement, logistics, warehousing, security, demand creations activities and distribution processes.
- Previous experience managing funds and short-term projects
- A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in a managerial role
- Previous experience in the implementation of projects particularly leading campaigns;
- Familiarity with mass ITN campaigns in Nigeria and its implementation guidelines
- 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 ITN distribution activities is a plus
Work-based skills and competencies:
- Excellent communication skills, with strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
- Excellent diplomacy and stakeholder liaison skills and experience in working in partnerships to deliver programmes
- Good writing and communication skills
- Ability to work effectively with a wide variety of partners including MoH
- Competency in computer applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
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 internally5
- Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
- Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers
- Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
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
Flexibility / adaptability:
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 work
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Application Deadline 4th July, 2021
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