The States Project Officers are Needed for Malaria Control and Health Promotion in Flood Affected Populations Project
The MCHP-FAP Project Officer will coordinate the distribution of malaria control commodities to health facilities in the selected communities and work closely with primary health care facilities and community-based stakeholder groups to build greater awareness and adherence to prevention, control, and treatment approaches. Stakeholder groups include community leaders, churches, NGO/CBOs, schools, government agencies, public and private health facilities, and vendors. The Project Officer must have a broad understanding of malaria prevention and control, and must be able to effectively communicate with members of the communities served, as well as respected officials and leaders. S/He must also be able to develop effective written and visual communications materials and facilitate malaria-health discussions within group and one-on-one settings.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Director, the State Project Officer will carry out the following responsibilities:
Coordinate the supply chain management of health commodities including ACTs, LLINs, and RDTs.
Coordinate with the Senior M & Officer to plan and conduct baseline assessment and produce baseline report
Deliver health commodities & IEC materials to selected facilities/health providers participating in the project in line with health facilities commodities forecasting
Contribute to work plans, budgets, pipelines, technical reports, and deliverables
Maintain excellent records of products deliveries/replenishment.
Organize and conduct health outreach programmes in selected communities
Foster individual and community mobilization through both proven and innovative implementation of key campaign messages, including proper and consistent LLIN use and maintenance; comprehension and use of ACTs; and increased use of ANC services.
Develop and disseminate IEC messages to improve mothers' awareness of the risk of malaria during pregnancy and promote the use of IPTp during various phases of pregnancy.
Monitor level of stock at facilities and ensure that no stock out of health commodities occurs in participating health facilities throughout the duration of the project
Ensure that participating facilities/health providers maintain and utilize all the necessary MIS & data collection tools as at when due
Monitor distribution at facilities to ensure appropriate target group are being reached
Participate at stakeholder’s periodic visits and meetings to review activities/progress against program objectives.
Participate in end project Evaluation and document finding and report
Any other duties as may be assigned to ensure successful implementation of project
A Bachelor’s degree in Public Health Social Sciences, Mass Communications, Management, Marketing, Humanities or equivalent
At least 2 years’ experience in developing, implementing and reporting for community programs focused on health, including malaria and other services to women and children
Strong familiarity with communities and community health systems in Akwa Ibom,
Demonstrated ability to work with the public sector, community groups, government agencies and civil society groups
Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills with proficiency (reading, writing, speaking and comprehension) in English
Demonstrated leadership and team management qualities including crises and conflict management and mediation
Proficiency in computer application; word processing, spreadsheet, database, presentation packages and internet applications highly desirable
Ability to carry out independent work with initiative, creativity and good judgment without close supervision
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact professionally with culturally diverse staff, consultants and project beneficiaries
In the cover letter (no more than two pages in length), the candidate should briefly describe his or her motivation for the position and highlight relevant experience.