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Federal Ministry of Health Job Recruitment 2013 in Nigeria | 4 Positions


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The National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP), with support of Roll Back Malaria (RBM) Partners has committed itself to universal coverage for all malaria interventions as the optimal approach to malaria control. The Malaria Strategic Plan 2009-2013 thus expands the programmatic focus from the vulnerable to the entire population at risk. The major interventions adopted for malaria control in Nigeria include ensuring that:

All individuals, especially vulnerable groups, have access to appropriate treatment within 24 hours of onset of symptoms;

All individuals, especially vulnerable groups sleep inside Insecticide Treated Nets/long lasting Insecticide-treated Nets.

The target of the NCMP is to ensure that at least 80% coverage of these interventions accomplished by 2010 is sustained. This would be achieved through provision of anti-malaria commodities to Public Health Institutions and not-for-profit Health Organizations for the implementation of these interventions. Several funding partners, including the Global Fund to fight AIDs, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)contribute towards the achievement of the NMCP's goals through articulated support to agreed programme areas.

The NMCP is one of the Principal Recipients implementing the Global Fund Round 8 Malaria Grant in Nigeria. Under the Phase 2 of the grant, which commenced in November 2011, the objective is to contribute to the rapid and sustained scale up of Malaria Control interventions for impact and intensifying Malaria control interventions towards universal access in Nigeria. The project is focused on the creation, development and expansion of government-private partnership and strengthens the participation of communities and peoples in malaria control interventions. The Global Fund Round 8 Phase 2 Malaria Project is implemented in 30 States including the F.C.T.

The Federal Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and the Global Fund has decided to reposition NMCP to be more responsive to the implementation of the Grant for optimal impact. To this end, vacancies now exist at NMCP for the following positions:
  1. Senior Technical Advisor (STA)
  2. Head of Finance, Global Fund Program
  3. Project Accountant
  4. Internal Auditor (GF)
POSITION DESCRIPTION & QUALIFICATIONS

1. Senior Technical Advisor (STA) - Abuja

Job Description
Candidate will report to the National Coordinator. The job entails the provision of Technical Advice to the National Coordinator (NC) in support of the successful implementation of the Global Fund grant in line with the National Malaria Strategic Plan, which focuses on prevention, diagnosis and treatment, advocacy, communication, monitoring & evaluation and community mobilization.

Scope of Work
The technical advisory covets all aspects of the Global Fund Malaria Control Project in Nigeria and related activities.

Qualifications and Skills
  1. Advanced Degree in Public Health/Health Management;
  2. At least ten (10) years of professional experience in health program management, in malaria control program in Nigeria or similar country context;
  3. Good understanding of Global Fund grants and processes;
  4. Demonstrated ability to supervise functional teams and coordinate staff;
  5. Demonstrated ability to undertake staff performance / management systems evaluation;
  6. Demonstrated advisory, analytical and problem solving skills;
  7. Excellent writing and oral communication and presentation skills;
  8. Ability and willingness to travel to project-supported states within Nigeria;
  9. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
2. Head of Finance, Global Fund Program - Abuja

Job Description
Candidate will report to the National Coordinator. NMCP depends on its ability to demonstrate outstanding stewardship of financial donations/grants, and to maintain the highest accounting and finance standards for its grants.

The Head of Finance would play a pivotal role in overseeing all financial aspects of GF grant implementation, responsible for the financial control environment of the organization, including accurate and timely delivery of monthly, quarterly and annual reporting and the preparation of budgets, forecasting, and variance reporting analysis for NMCP, its Sub-Recipients and State Malaria Control Programs.

The successful candidate would work closely with the senior management team of the organization, external and internal auditors, consultants, Local fund Agent of the Global Fund, and members of staff from the Global Fund Secretariat. S/He will lead, mentor and develop a finance team of 6, direct reports and report directly to the National Coordinator of the NMCP.

The development and delivery of risk management and compliance strategies will be fundamental to the successful execution of the role of the Head of Finance. The successful candidate is expected to build strong relationships across the organization, with external stakeholders, and ensure the finance function is deeply embedded in both the day-to-day functions and longer term strategic initiatives of the organization.

Scope of Work:
The scope of work covers all aspects of the financial management of Global Fund Malaria Control Project implemented by NMCP.

Qualifications and Skills
  1. Advanced Degree in Accounting/Finance;
  2. ICAN or equivalent degree (CA, CPA, and ACCA) strongly recommended;
  3. A minimum of 10 years non-profit accounting and grants management experience;
  4. Understanding of GF policies and procedures would be viewed favourably;
  5. Effectiveness in training and coaching finance and non-finance staff in internal control policies and procedures to ensure highest standards are maintained;
  6. Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management;
  7. Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures;
  8. Excellent experience of computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word;
  9. A confident communicator with strong interpersonal and negotiation skills;
  10. Ability to manage a complex and diverse workload and to work to tight deadlines;
  11. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to operate effectively within a constantly changing environment;
  12. "Can do" attitude, with proven ability to deliver results and manage change effectively;
  13. Ability to build a proactive team, motivating staff and working collaboratively with colleagues and providing support and advice as necessary.
3. Project Accountant (GF) - Abuja

Job Description
Candidate will report to the Head of Finance. The Project Accountant will play a pivotal role in the establishment and proper maintenance of the finance and accounting system of the project in accordance with the policies and procedures of the NMCP and the Global Fund.

Qualifications and Skills
  1. Bachelors degree in accounting, business or finance.
  2. ICAN or equivalent degree (CA, CPA, ACCA) strongly recommended.
  3. A minimum of 7 years non-profit accounting and grants management experience.
  4. Understanding of GF policies and procedures would be viewed favorably.
  5. Excellent experience of budgeting and budget management.
  6. Excellent understanding of financial systems and procedures.
  7. Enthusiastic and self motivated but works well in teams.
  8. Strong analytical skills and ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  9. Excellent experience of computerized accounts packages, Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  10. Comfortable with ambiguity and able to operate effectively within a constantly changing environment.
4. Internal Auditor (GF) - Abuja

Job Description
Candidate will report to the Head of Internal Auditor. NMCP depends on its ability to demonstrate outstanding, stewardship of financial donations/grants, and to maintain the highest accounting and finance standards for its grants. The internal auditor would seek to identify risks to the project.

The successful candidate would be expected to plan and conduct risk based internal audit assignments including audits, forensic reviews and special investigations etc. S/He would be responsible for evaluating internal control systems and recommending improvements to the internal control systems.

The development and delivery of risk management and compliance strategies will be fundamental to the successful execution of the role as Internal Auditor.

In addition, the successful candidate would not only strive to provide the highest level of professional service but also maintain the highest ethical standards and due professional care in his or her work and ensure that internal audit activities are carried out in compliance with The IIA's International Standards for the Professional Practice of Internal Auditing (Standards).

Qualifications and Skills
  1. Bachelors degree in accounting, business or finance.
  2. Must be a member of a professional accountancy body preferably ICAN, ACCA or CPA;
  3. More than 5 years audit experience in handling grant project or similar health projects;
  4. Experience with the big 4 audit firms will be an advantage;
  5. Must be self-initiating, be able to work independently on routine work assignments and also be able to participate in assignments in a team environment;
  6. Excellent skills in planning and project management and in maintaining composure under pressure while meeting multiple deadlines;
  7. Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and interpersonal skills with the ability to present complex and sensitive issues to all levels of senior management;
  8. Excellent skill in negotiating issues and resolving problems;
  9. Excellent Computer skills;
  10. Familiarity with the common indicators of fraud;
  11. Enthusiastic and self-motivated;
  12. Demonstrated ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and identities;
  13. Willingness to travel to other States about 30% of the time as a minimum.
Important Date
The application will close on Friday, 6th September 2013.

HOW TO APPLY?
Interested and qualified candidates should forward a Letter of intent, highlighting the required attributes with CV to:

The National Coordinator,
National Malaria Control Programme
Abuja, FCT.

Or Email: nmcpnigeriarecruits@gmail.com

Note: Submissions without a subject title will NOT be processed. Interviews will commence thereafter with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Only shortlisted candidates would be contacted for further assessment/interviews.

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