Civil Society for Malaria Control, Immunization and Nutrition (ACOMIN) is the National Network of Civil Society Organizations working on the prevention, treatment, and mitigation of the impact of malaria, and the promotion of immunization and better nutrition in Nigeria. ACOMIN is a non-political, non-sectarian, and non-profit organization working in collaboration with the government, partners, and stakeholders both at the National and State levels. We seek to recruit qualified candidates to fill the under-listed positions under the Global Fund Malaria and C19RM/RSSH Grants. ACOMIN National office is situated in Abuja, Nigeria.
The Program Officer will principally be responsible for supporting project activities in their coverage states by providing technical assistance and supervision to implementing organizations/CBOs working on the project in the State, provide effective program management and supportive supervision, as well as monitoring and reporting on the activities of Implementing organizations/CBOs in their assigned states.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Providing up-to-date information relating to current and emerging issues in malaria in the state or area of coverage.
- Proactively and efficiently manage the implementation of the project activities within their states of assignment
- Participating in the development, management, and review of program activities of implementing organizations/CBOs in the states of responsibility
- Monitoring and evaluating the progress of implementation in areas of responsibility, this will involve undertaking periodic visits to program sites within the selected Local Government Areas and wards in their states
- Achieving and maintaining an effective and efficient level of communication with the ACOMIN National office, partners, and stakeholders in their states
- Supporting the implementing organization to draw up periodic work plans and budgets
- Develop state-specific advocacy plans and/or promote issue areas to various stakeholders and coordinate Advocacy visits at all levels in the state;
- Develop and manage state-specific project plans;
- Responsible for the financial management of the state project activities;
- Support and supervise the daily work of field officers;
- Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to standard guidelines;
- Represent ACOMIN and make presentations at meetings related to malaria;
- Participate in related activities of other projects being implemented by ACOMIN in the state;
- Manage the state’s reporting cycle to ensure that targets are met and complete reports sent to the national office on a periodic basis, or when required with strict adherence to timeline;
- Ensure the quality of the Program/ Monitoring and Evaluation by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality;
- Perform other duties as may be assigned.
- Candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences or other related disciplines, a postgraduate qualification in Public Health or another related discipline is an added advantage.
- S/he must have a minimum of three years’ work experience in Public Health; particularly in Malaria programs or any other programs in other disease areas.
- Five (5) years minimum experience is required for candidates without a postgraduate degree
- Local knowledge, language, and residency in the state of choice are mandatory.
- Proven presentation skills and ability to write detailed and coherent reports.
- Ability to utilize office application programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other program software e.g. DHIS and statistical applications like SPSS, epilnfo, etc
- Experience in designing tools and strategies for data collection, analysis, and production of reports.
- Proven ICT skills, especially in the development of MIS software using database software.
- Proven ability to maintain schedules for deliverables and track budgets.
- Ability to coordinate with partners from all levels of government and the private sector.
Ability to guide and motivate staff in the field.
Method of Application:
A one-page application letter, addressed to the National Coordinator, clearly providing evidence of competencies required for the job, current or last remuneration, as well as a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae indicating clearly your valid telephone numbers, e-mail address, and current contact address should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy email@example.com.
The subject of your application should read the position you are applying for, the location, and your name as such: State Program Officer Niger State – Sadiya Tolu Eze or State Program Officer Cross-River State – Dayo Audu Amaka
All applications must be received by close of business on 4th April 2023. All applications must be sent via e-mail to the address shown above. No surface mail or telephone calls will be entertained.
Do note that any candidate with submissions for multiple positions and who do not abide by the method of application will be disqualified.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.