Demand Creation Officer, Niger State at Malaria Consortium

Demand Creation Officer, Niger Stated

Job purpose

To work with the project manager and team in providing technical support and direct implementation of GF malaria project activities with a focus on community engagement and mobilisation; interpersonal communication and counselling for health and community based health workers; and other behaviour change communication activities in the state.

Scope of work

The Demand Creation Officer would support the programme activities at state level, in all service delivery points in all the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of operation to ensure timely programme delivery to achieve given targets and objectives.

Key working relationships

The officer working under the line-management of the State iCCM Delivery Officer and in close collaboration with the state, LGA, community actors, stakeholders and relevant partners would deliver aspects of the project as per the specified job tasks and expected deliverables. The officer would have dotted-line management from the Country Communications Manager.

Key accountabilities

1. Technical contributions (70%)

· Contribute to the development of demand creation strategy for the project

· Coordinate the development and roll-out of training manuals for health workers, facility / community health committees and community mobilisers on demand creation including interpersonal communication and counselling and design and use of job aids.

· Coordinate the planning, coordination and monitoring of project demand creation activities

· Contribute to the finalization of criteria for selection of communities, health facilities, volunteers, community mobilisers for GF Project implementation based on continuum of care approach

· Work with other project team to coordinate the selection of communities in the selected LGAs for iCCM implementation

· Work with other project team to coordinate mapping and identification of community mobilisers and facility/ community health committees

· Liaise with other project staff to ensure synchronization between demand and supply activities of the project

· Oversee and provide close support to project implementing partners in the implementation of demand creation activities

· Coordinate the development of project communications strategy and general documentation for internal and external dissemination of the project

· Support project communication activities (development of dissemination documents to allow wider sharing of Malaria Consortium’s experiences, lessons and successes e.g. case studies, website design and management, newsletters, reply to requests from project donor.)

· Technical support for the planning and management of community based programmes at state level

2. Project Management (20%)

· Contribute and work with the relevant personnel to prepare all necessary project start up and planning tools on time

· Contribute to project exit strategy as part of project design and ensure inclusion of relevant activities to promote sustainability within the workplan and smooth transition of the project to government

· Contribute to quarterly lessons identification and learning documentation and dissemination

· Preparation and submission of project demand creation activity reports to Project Manager

3. Technical performance management and Quality Assurance (10%)

· Take the lead in ensuring roll-out of project demand creation activities meet national standard of quality

· Document evidence and best practices that are related to the project

Person specification

Qualifications and experience:

Essential

· A degree in communication, social sciences, public health or another relevant specialty is a minimum requirement

· Significant experience of working in developing countries

· Excellent project health communication planning, management and monitoring & evaluation skills

· Experience working in the health sector

Work-based skills and competencies:

Essential

· Technical knowledge and skills in health communication

· Familiar with public health principles

· Familiar with monitoring and evaluation of community based health programmes

· Familiar with demand creation approaches in the health sector

· Excellent report writing and presentation skills are also needed

· Fluency in Hausa Language is a must

· Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point) and Internet searches

· Solid experience in convening and facilitating meetings with diverse populations and communities

How to Apply

If interested and suitable, kindly click the link below: https://recruitment.malariaconsortium.org/VacancyDetails.aspx?VacancyID=2085

Closing: 15th October 2019