Malaria Project Coordinators Vacancies at the Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3)

Posted on: Tue 17-01-2017

Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3) is a USAID/PMI funded project being implemented by Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Center for Communication Programs (JHU.CCP), in collaboration with Management Sciences for Health, NetHope, Population Services International, Ogilvy PR, Forum One and Internews.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: Malaria Project Coordinator
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Reports to: Executive Director
* The Project Coordinator will provide needed coordination and technical oversight for multi-faceted aspects of the program.
* This includes the development, implementation, monitoring & evaluation of the state based HC3 SBCC program.
* The Project Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director but works closely with the National HC3 program team and state coordinators.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
*In addition to coordinating all National and state activities of the project, specific duties and responsibilities other duties may be assigned. Specific duties include the following:
* Represent HC3 at high level partner meetings to provide updates and insights to USAID and other RBM partners as may be required
* Establish and maintain effective relationships with USAID, health partners, implementing partners, Federal and State MOHs and other key stakeholders
* Working with the national team, manage and provide technical assistance in the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of a capacity strengthening project in SBCC and malaria prevention at the National level
* Ensure deliverables are on track and discuss with supervisors any important observations that need immediate attention
* Extend same support to the implementation currently going on in the HC3 states and ensuring synergy with contextualization of activities as suits each local setting
* Support programmatic aspects of the program; put strategies in place to ensure effective implementation of program activities, including development of annual work plans and facilitation of timely implementation and responsiveness to stated objectives and USAID
* Develop annual program implementation budgets and monitor budget expenditures.
* Working with the national team and supporting the state teams to develop appropriate capacity building initiatives for the ASCM unit at the state level, as well as program partners and other malaria stakeholders as needed
* Join the HC3 Project team to attend technical working group meetings where relevant
* Model and promote capacity building practices among all staff and partners and ensure junior staff are supported and able to fully realize and develop potential through supportive supervision and leading by example
* Support the implementation and supervision of quality SBCC campaigns at the state level, as well as the adaptation of national malaria SBCC materials for state campaigns
* Provide support to work closely with the state ACSM working group and PMI implementing partners (MAPS) to harmonize work plans and ensure collaboration of malaria activities at each state
* Ensure that state plans are timely and on track; undertake supervisory visits as agreed
* In consultation with the national team, work with finance staff to appropriately budget for activities
* QA and ensure timely submission of all program reports and disseminate program success stories, and other reporting duties as assigned
* Work closely with National and state teams to ensure cost effective strategies are implemented.
* The position will be based in Abuja.
* Travel to focal states is expected to be approximately 40-50%
Education and/or Experience
* Master's Degree or higher in a Health-related field, Social Services, Management, International Development or Business Administration.
* Qualification and experience in Project Management is a MUST
* Minimum of 8 years’ experience in senior management of complex public health programs in Africa, preferably in Nigeria and definitely on malaria.
* Strategic vision for the health sector, leadership qualities, professional reputation, strong interpersonal skills, and written and oral presentation skills.
Language Skill
* Must be fluent in written and spoken English.
Application Closing Date
5pm, 31st January, 2017. 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their cover letter and CV's only as one PDF document to: [email protected] The subject line for your submission must read: “Application for Malaria Project Coordinator.” Any emails without this exact subject line will be immediately discarded. The PDF document containing the cover letter and CV only must be named using the candidate’s last and first name.
* Candidates should not send any other documents or attachments. Any applications submitted with certificates, transcripts etc. will be immediately discarded.
* Candidates should not send links to online resumes or CVs. Any applications submitted with a link to an online resume or CV will be immediately discarded.
* Only final candidates will be contacted for further engagement.
* This is a one-year position. Modality for engagement is flexible (either direct hire or consultant).