State Coordinator

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Job Description

The Management Sciences for Health (MSH), a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Coordinator

Job ID: 13-10929
Location: Cross River
Grade: J
Group / Office: PDG (Program Delivery Group)
Dept / Unit: PDGGEN - Program Delivery Group
Project / Program: A576 - PMI - S
Reports to: State Team Director.


  • PMI-S is a five-year PMI/USAID flagship malaria project implemented through a consortium led by MSH. The project is supporting the Government of Nigeria through its agencies at the federal, state, LGA and community levels to reduce under-five and maternal mortality by delivering quality services for management of malaria, its complications, and prevention. PMI-S project focuses on strengthening the capacity of the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) for the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan 2014-2020.
  • PMI-S will target eight states of Nigeria, namely: Akwa Ibom, Benue, Cross-River, Ebonyi, Nassarawa, Oyo, Plateau and Zamfara.
  • The State Coordinator, Cross River will provide overall leadership and management of the PMI-S project in the state in a manner that strengthens partnerships with the state government and other partners, and leads to sustainable Malaria elimination efforts.
  • The State Coordinator will spearhead coordination, implementation and reporting of the PMI-S project in the State and ensure optimal resource management of the project.  The State Coordinator will serve as a member of the Project Management Team and will be responsible for overall project performance in the state of primary responsibility.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Take overall leadership and management of the PMI-S state malaria program.
  • Lead the development of an integrated malaria plan for the State.
  • Operationalize malaria plan in the State, ensuring efficient coordination of resources to maximize integration and synergy of program areas.
  • Guide and manage the achievement of the malaria overall goal in the states.
  • Contribute to establish a system for project monitoring, evaluation and reporting in collaboration with the M&E Advisor.
  • Together with the M&E Advisor, support the state HMIS Officer to establish a functional state M&E data system with periodic analyses and review to inform program management.
  • Establish a system for timely relevant technical support to all implementing health facilities.
  • Take responsibility for management of the state malaria budget and all other resources under the direction of State Team Director.
  • Advocate and represent MSH Malaria project at the highest level in the state on matters of Malaria.
  • Liaise and network with relevant malaria partners and collaborators in the state to improve MSH’s visibility, coordination of activities and promotion of shared advocacy agenda.
  • Supervise staff and manage staff performance and development.
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements as well as required data and keep Senior Management Team informed of state activities on monthly, quarterly and annual basis and as needed.


    Job Requirements
    Minimum years of experience


    Other Requirements

    Qualifications and Experience

    • Graduate degree in Public Health, Public Administration, Management or related discipline or equivalent experience, and a postgraduate degree in related field preferred.
    • At least 8 years’ senior level work experience in health program management in developing countries, five of which should be at state level.
    • Experience implementing malaria elimination programs under PMI or other donor agency.
    • Demonstrated capacity to collaborate with State Health departments, SPHCDA, partners supporting SMOH, and LGAs to achieve results.
    • Demonstrated leadership and capacity to oversee USAID-funded projects.
    • Proven programmatic, technical and managerial expertise in providing support to institutions to strengthen their management and/or leadership capacity, systems and processes, and sustainability potential.
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
    • Computer skills: Windows applications for word processing and spreadsheet software.
    • Extraordinary verbal and written communication skills to manage project communications and disseminate project information are required.

    Application Closing Date
    31st January, 2020

    How to Apply
    Interested and qualified candidates should:
    Click here to apply online


    • Recruitment for this job position is contingent upon receiving funding and donor approval.
    • Please note that this position holder will be stationed in Cross River State.

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    About Management Sciences for Health (MSH)
    MSH, a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. Since its founding in 1971, MSH has worked in over 150 countries with policymakers, health professionals, and health care consumers to improve the quality, availability and affordability of h...
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    Job Summary
    January 28, 2020
    Offer Type
    Full time
    Minimum of 8years
    Cross River
    January 31, 2020
    NGO / Non-Profit / International Agencies
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