Public Health Specialist at Malaria Consortium

Public Health Specialist at Malaria Consortium – Here are the requirements and how to apply for the position of Public Health Specialist in the ongoing Malaria Consortium job recruitment.

Public Health Specialist at Malaria Consortium – About Position

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s foremost non-profit establishments focusing on the broad prevention, control, and treatment of malaria and other infectious diseases among exposed and underprivileged populations. They increasingly realize that their work on malaria can be effectively linked with other similar public health interventions for bigger impact and therefore enlarged their remit to comprise child health and abandoned tropical disease interventions.

They are hiring to fill the following position described below.

Job Title: Public Health Specialist

Location: Abuja
Grade: 9
Job Type: Fixed Term
Role type: National
Level: Management
Travel involved: Up to 40%
Department: Technical
Length of contract: 2 years
Reporting to: Country Technical Coordinator
Direct reports: None

Job Responsibilities

Technical contributions (60%):

  • As part of the Senior Country Team, work in collaboration with Country Technical Coordinator (CTC) to provide technical support to the portfolio of malaria consortium projects.
  • Work with CTC to support projects in MCN in the area of design, implementation, and interpretation of results frameworks.
  • Lead the effort of the country office in the development of plans of action for project evaluations and coordinate the evaluation of country projects
  • Lead statistical analysis of research and M&E data, and contribute to reports and publications to disseminate to national stakeholders
  • Contribute to the planning of field activities and development of standard operating procedures
  • Contribute to the design of data collection tools and database systems for the entry, storage, and retrieval of epidemiological data
  • Work with M&E officers across projects in the development/strengthening of routine and supplementary disease surveillance systems
  • Liaise with the National Malaria Elimination Programme and other health service departments responsible for health program implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation and Health Management Information System at all levels
  • Provide technical assistance in the analysis and interpretation of results from surveys conducted and surveillance systems
  • Contribute to the design of technical proposals
  • Contribute to Malaria Consortium Knowledge Management content and strategy at National, Regional and Global levels
  • Contribute to on-going operational research work across the Nigeria portfolio of projects
  • Work with the M&E team in the planning, design, and implementation of health-related surveillance systems or epidemiologic studies and participate in the development of field testing of innovative tools and approaches in surveys, rapid assessments, routine data collection, and surveillance

Strategic contributions (20%):

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  • Support the institutionalization of MCN’s guidance for Programme Technical Quality Assurance
  • Work with CTC in strengthening and expanding the internal learning platforms within MCN and support capacity building for relevant technical staff across MC’s Nigerian portfolio on public health and disease epidemiology
  • Ensure regular planning and implementation of the quarterly cross-learning forum

Program management (15%):

  • Work as part of the Nigerian Technical team to provide technical assistance to country requests
  • Provide technical support to project managers in the review of consultancy and donor reports to ensure compliance with MC’s technical standards
  • Organize and participate in technical update meetings between projects and the CTC and follow up of actions

Communication and advocacy (5%):

  • Draft manuscripts as identified by the technical team for peer-reviewed journals
  • Contribute to documentation of lessons learned from the organization’s work including the production of learning briefs, learning papers, general documentation and contribution to publications.

Job Requirements


  • Postgraduate degree in public health with a focus on epidemiology/biostatistics or demography;
  • A minimum of 8 years’ post-graduate working experience in public health;
  • Substantial Experience in the development, implementation, monitoring, review, documentation, reporting and dissemination of public health interventions.
  • Mid-level management experience in planning and implementing large-sized health projects in Nigeria
  • Experience working on maternal and child health programs, including community health delivery
  • Extensive experience in research design and implementation
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently
  • Full professional proficiency in English (written and spoken) required

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How to apply for Public Health Specialist at Malaria Consortium

Interested and suitably qualified individuals should: Click here to apply online

Application Deadline

  • 4th April 2020

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