The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.
The Technical Officer (TO) position is designed to work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager, project staff, and project partners in ensuring the delivery of quality case management interventions in public and private health facilities. S/he will provide technical support to national and state malaria programmes in all aspects of program activities for case management at national, state and LGA levels to meet up with the technical demands of the Global Fund grant.
The TO will support state level technical staff in planning for state level training, quarterly on-site supervision visits and roll-out case management activities at service delivery points. S/He will be responsible for tracking of case management, special prevention intervention and vector control activities at the national and state levels and any other duties assigned by the supervisor.
Work in close collaboration with the Senior Technical Manager to support the NMEP, SMEP/SMOH in the implementation of all case management, special prevention intervention and vector control activities, in line with grant targets and deliverables by ensuring adherence to national strategies and guidelines for malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
Work with MSH state-level technical officers in planning and coordinating training for health workers, quarterly on-site supervisory visits and other SPI and vector control activities at the national, state and LGA levels.
Support to implement activities for improving Intermittent Preventive Therapy for pregnant women (IPTp) and routine LLIN distribution in pregnant women and children under-5 years
Support capacity building of the State MoH personnel on malaria technical areas
Preparation and submission of project malaria technical activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
Represent MSH on malaria Technical Working Groups (TWGs) and other relevant health coordinating committees at the national level
Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination.
Preparation and submission of project service delivery activity reports to Senior Technical Manager
Document evidence and best practices that are related to the programme by preparing abstracts and paper publications
M.D / MBBS required with field experience in community-based malaria prevention, diagnosis and treatment OR public health. Specialized experience in malaria is highly preferred.
At least 3 years of post NYSC relevant experience in public health. Any experience in malaria programming will be an added advantage. Some health-related community development experience is required.
Experience in malaria programming at the field level and providing technical assistance to partner organizations; knowledge and experience of programmatic and technical service delivery challenges is highly desired.
Ability to work both in a team and independently and ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training.
Experience with, and a demonstrated commitment to, community-based approach to development.
Experience with GF donor funding requirement a plus.
Capacity to prepare evidence-based reports and documents.
Strong professional oral and writing skills, including the development of reports, oral presentations, and technical documents.
Ability to interface with multiple stakeholders, representatives, and partners in a professional manner on an ongoing basis.
Previous experience with or good knowledge of Global Fund operating procedures
Ability to work effectively in a team environment and communicate information to both health and non-health audiences, and achieve consensus on policy, project, research, and administrative matters.
Good verbal communication skills, tact and diplomacy are required to establish and develop sustainable working relationships at the highest level and a high level of trust with public/private organizations. Verbal communication skills are also used to negotiate activity plans and resolve activity implementation issues with counterparts, partners and team members. Excellent written communication skills are required to prepare regular and ad hoc reports, activity documentation and briefing papers.
Excellent computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point) are required for effectively operating in this position. Good computer skills are required to implement, analyze, and monitor, and manage activity goals, inputs, outcomes, and achievements.
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