Demand Creation Officer at Malaria Consortium – Jigawa

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations, which is dedicated to the comprehensive control of malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Southeast Asia. Malaria Consortium (MC) works to improve lives in Africa and Asia through sustainable, evidence-based programmes that combat targeted diseases and promote child and maternal health.

Malaria Consortium has recently been awarded funding from Givewell Foundation to implement seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) in three countries, including Nigeria. The funds will support SMC implementation in selected LGAs in Jigawa and Katsina states as a follow on to previous SMC campaigns funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and DFID. Approved by WHO in 2012, SMC is the monthly administration of a combination sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine and amodiaquine (SP+AQ) to children aged 3-59 months during the malaria transmission season to prevent or reduce the effects malaria. Evidence suggests that SMC given monthly prevents approximately 75% of all malaria episodes.

We are currently looking to recruit candidates for the role below in the Givewell SMC project:

Job Title: Demand Creation Officer

Location: Jigawa

Job Description

  • The Demand Creation Officers will contribute to the development and review of the project social and behaviour change communication plan; with direct responsibility for implementation of advocacy, social mobilisation, programme communication, monitoring and evaluation activities in support of the project at the State, LGA and community level

Qualifications

  • Candidates must have a degree in Communication, Public Health or other relevant fields and a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in social and community mobilization, public health and advocacy.
  • Experience collaborating with Ministry of Health and/or State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) in the northern states is a plus.
  • Also, fluency in English and Hausa languages as well as experience working in culturally challenging environments is compulsory for this role.

Terms and Conditions of Employment
The appointment term will be for a renewable period of up to 24 months, with an initial 6 months’ probationary period.

Application Closing Date

10th July 2017.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a copy of their recent CV to: mcvacancy@gridconsulting.net

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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