State Coordinator at Management Sciences for Health (MSH)

Posted on: Mon 10-06-2024

Project Overview

PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) and State Malaria Elimination Programs (SMEPs) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.

Position: State Coordinator

Position Reports To Task Order 4 Director

Location: Bauchi, Sokoto and Kebbi State

Number Required: | per State

Main Purpose Of This Job

The State Coordinator will provide overall leadership and management of the PMI-S 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 the coordination, implementation and reporting of the PMI-S 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.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Take responsibility for all Task Order 04 requirements for planning and reporting on state-level activities,
  • Provides overall leadership and management of the PMI-S-supported state malaria program including leading the development of an integrated malaria plan for the State.
  • Lead operationalization of the PMI-S state malaria plan.
  • Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and stakeholders in the slate to strengthen coordination, integration and resourcing of activities and promotion of a shared vision for malaria elimination in the state.
  • Interacts and communicates on behalf of PMI-S to key stakeholders in the malaria partnership and government counterparts at the state level
  • Leads and provides oversight to quality assurance of state-level implementation
  • Contribute to establishment of a system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting in collaboration with the Senior M&E Advisor that includes periodic analyses and reviews for evidence-based decision-making and program management.
  • Jake responsibility for the management of the state malaria budget and all other resources under the direction of the State Team Director
  • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep the Project Senior Management Team informed of state activities on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis and as needed

Qualification and Experience

  • Master's degree in Public Health, international development, or another related field,
  • Demonstrated a minimum of five years of progressive experience in public health and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, and community leaders. project beneficiaries and project staff;
  • Strong technical leadership, health program and financial management background, ability to negotiate, collaborate and coordinate with a range of stakeholders in the context of complex and shifting priorities;
  • Demonstrated management capacity in malaria programs with proven ability to oversee multiple projects simultaneously in multiple locations;
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, analytical, and supervisory in service delivery and team-building skills; and,
  • Excellent writing, communication and presentation skills.

Management Sciences for Health offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

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Applications are due for submission by Monday, 10 June 2024 at midnight WAT