Earn over 49,000 US Dollars annually as Regional Programme Coordinator at Malaria Consortium

Organization: Malaria Consortium
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Regional Programmes Manager
Salary: USD 49,543 – 55,736
About US:
Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations dedicated to
the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa
and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium works with communities, government and
non-government agencies, academic institutions, local and international
organisations, to ensure good evidence supports delivery of effective services,
providing technical support for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and
activities for evidence-based decision-making and strategic planning. The
organisation works to improve not only the health of the individual, but also
the capacity of national health systems, which helps relieve poverty and
support improved economic prosperity. Malaria Consortium (MC) manages a wide
range of communicable disease projects in a number of countries. These projects
range from technical support to central governments to direct implementation of
projects for the control of malaria, pneumonia, diarrhoeal diseases,
tuberculosis and neglected tropical diseases at district and community levels.
About Project:
Consortium is anticipating to implement a multi-country programme aiming at
improving malaria prevention for pregnant women in six countries of the Sahel.
Job Summary: The Regional Programme Coordinator will be responsible
for overall programme coordination, leading the design and implementation of
the programme’s research studies, leading the coordination with research
institutes in the countries of implementation as well as globally, and working
closely with the organisation’s relevant teams (M&E, technical, external
relations) to ensure that programme progress is appropriately documented and
learning shared with key stakeholders. The incumbent steers the technical
writing of documents such as peer-reviewed publications. The role, in addition,
provides oversight to the M&E Officers in each of the six implementation
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Programme Management:
  • Lead programme start up and planning (at
    regional and country level).
  • Ensure the management and coordination of
    partners (sub-grantees) at global, regional and country level.
  • Oversee the development of the narrative
    reports in accordance to donor guidelines, working with partners and
    country managers.
  • Ensure timely submission and review of all
    programme deliverables, ensuring collection of partners input for
    bi-annual and annual reporting, regular monitoring of partners activities
    and providing specific support when needed.
  • Work closely with HR team (country or
    regional) to recruit all full time staff on the programme and consultants.
  • Ensure sustainability measures are put in
    place in a timely manner, for scale up or a sustainable exit process.
2. Budget Management:
  • Develop a consolidated budget for this
    programme with the support from the finance team.
  • Oversee the management and monitoring of the
    country level budgets.
  • Keenly review expenditures to delegated amount
    and track overall budget.
  • Regularly review monthly budget variance
    report and transactions list within 3 days in order to confirm accuracy.
  • Lead the quarterly reforecast of budget
  • Oversee the preparation and submission of the
    financial reports in accordance to Malaria Consortium and donor
3. Research coordination
and management: technical inputs and support
  • Lead the conceptualisation, design,
    implementation and reporting of the research studies outlined in the
    programme and see that good research practices are followed.
  • Work closely with technical staff to adapt
    existing capacity development plan and tools for community health workers.
  • Work in liaison with technical personnel to
    adapt the existing information, education and communication materials to
    include IPTp messages and strengthen referral of pregnant women from the
    community to the health centres for ante-natal care services.
  • Work with the Country Project Managers and
    their Country Directors to determine technical support needs to implement
    the Programme in their countries effectively and with high quality. Liaise
    with the technical cluster leads and the Africa Technical Director to
    obtain the technical support.
  • Working in liaison with regional and country
    teams, ensure that qualitative analysis is conducted to understand
    vulnerability issues and barriers to IPTp administration and uptake,
    especially gender considerations, and how to effectively address them
    through the planning and implementation of the project.
4. Monitoring &
Evaluation and Quality Assurance:
  • Work closely with the M&E team, lead the
    development of the programme M&E plan and work with Project Managers
    to see that implementation occurs on time and that the information feeds
    into internal and external learning cycles.
  • Oversee the development of the annual and
    semi-annual M&E reports.
  • Work closely with health facility and MoH
    personnel to see that health commodities provided for Malaria Consortium
    supported activities through this project are appropriately quantified,
    managed and monitored including pharmacovigilance.
  • Keenly monitor the performance of the
    programme and see that the work is of high technical quality.
5. Programme
Communications and Documentation:
  • Act as the primary point of contact with all
    partners and request/provide information and updates as required for the good
    management of the project.
  • Work with the organisation communications
    specialists to design the communications strategy, including but not
    limited to the production of case studies, reviews of lessons learnt,
    general documentation for internal and external dissemination, and peer
    reviewed publications.
  • Lead on the technical writing of programme
    dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s
    experiences, lessons and successes and provide technical inputs in
    advocacy materials and technical briefs.
6. Stakeholders’
engagement and representation:
  • Work closely with Project Managers to prepare
    and implement a stakeholder engagement plan in order to create a close
    working relationship with the Ministry of Health, regulatory authorities
    and relevant private sector organisations in each participating country.
  • Coordinate with and represent Malaria
    Consortium at appropriate programmatic, coordination, partner meetings,
    regional events, technical networks and working groups.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The applicant should hold a postgraduate
    qualification in medicine, public health, epidemiology or another relevant
  • Broad knowledge in public health experience
    in different low income country settings, preferably in Africa
  • Working knowledge and experience with
    quantitative and qualitative research methodologies and proven data
    management and analysis experience using software such as STATA, EPI info
  • Previous experience in finance management for
    development or research projects
  • Excellent technical and report writing
    skills, attentive to detail with high levels of accuracy, and excellent
    planning and organisation skills
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and
    working knowledge of French
  • Previous experience in integrating gender
    equality aspects in health project programming is desired
  • Broad knowledge and understanding of health
    systems strengthening approaches is an added advantage
  • Previous experience of people management, including
    training and mentoring is an added advantage
  • Evidence of peer-reviewed publications is
How to Apply:
suitably qualified and interested candidates in joining the world’s largest
non-profit organizations, Malaria Consortium, are strongly encouraged to apply
online by visiting the link below.
Deadline: 11th February, 2016
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