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Project Assistant (Malaria)

TITLE: Project Assistant (Malaria)

(For Myanmar National Only)

LOCATION: Manton Township, Northern Shan State

ROLE PURPOSE: Under the guidance of Project Coordinator based in Namtu, Project Assistant (Malaria) role is to involve in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Malaria Project funded by GFATM, under RAI3E Regional Malaria Grant with the support from Project Officer.

KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY:

Program Management

  • Together with Project Officer, the Post holder is responsible for activity planning, implementation and review to ensure the achievements of malaria project outputs are in accordance with project’s objectives, logical framework in assigned township of Northern Shan State.
  • Assist Project Officer in planning and preparing work plan and field activities of malaria elimination project.
  • Conduct data collection, checking and verification for volunteer activities, and submit reports to the supervisor as monthly basis.
  • Work closely with supervisor to facilitate capacity building trainings and workshops for malaria volunteers, partners and other variety of stakeholders.
  • Technical support to Integrated Community Malaria Volunteers (ICMVs) including for malaria case- based reporting surveillance (MCBRS) mobile application.
  • Conduct regular and effective monitoring visit to assigned project villages and report the findings to supervisor with action plan.
  • Responsible for health education sessions, behavior change communication (BCC) and awareness raising activities at the village and work sites level to promote community participation in malaria prevention and control activities.
  • Submit monthly activity reports and narrative reports to the supervisor by using findings during program implementation, inputs and feedback from the community and Community Development Facilitators.
  • Assist supervisor in budget estimation and cash forecasting for assigned project activities.
  • Lead and supervise Community Development Facilitators by promoting teamwork and motivation.
  • Liaise with authorities, Basic Health Staff and Non-State Actors regarding the project activities as necessary.
  • Assist in procurement of materials, supplies and maintenance of project equipment and repair as necessary.
  • Participate in project surveys and need assessments as required.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with township NMCP focal persons and participate in malaria elimination activities such as malaria case reporting and investigation.
  • Initiate for identification and mapping of Mobile Migrant Ethnic and Vulnerable populations (MMEVs) of assigned townships in regular interval and submit the updated MMEV information to line manager.
  • Support local partner organization’s Malaria Project activities by giving technical support and participating in partner’s field level activities such as trainings, volunteer supervisions etc.
  • Monitor partners’ malaria project activities and outputs to reach desired objectives and results.
  • Keep records of activities, and report regularly and as requested on programme progress.
  • Actively support the organization’s efforts towards accountability to beneficiaries, in particular through child participation and complaints & response mechanisms.
  • Take steps to ensure that the programme benefits the poorest and most disadvantaged community especially MMEVs.
  • The candidate must have the flexibility of responsibility according to the project’s need i.e. SCI is working in a constantly changing humanitarian and development aid environment, reasonable specific work duties may be requested that may not fit into the above responsibilities, but which will help promote over all programs goals and aims.

Others

  • Organize the various project intervention campaigns such as distribution of LLINs, Active Case Detection and Mass Malaria Screening with participation of CHWs and community.
  • The candidate must have the flexibility of responsibility according to the project’s need i.e. SCI is working in a constantly changing humanitarian and development aid environment, reasonable specific work duties may be requested that may not fit into the above responsibilities, but which will help promote over all programs goals and aims.
  • Assist and participate in any necessary tasks related with program or operational sides assigned by line managers.

Child Safeguarding relatives

  • Ensure that all beneficiaries of your program are receiving ongoing, age-appropriate verbal or written information in relevant languages about Save the Children’s Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.
  • Ensure they fully understand the provisions of the Child Safeguarding Policy, the Code of Conduct and Local/Country Procedures.
  • Conduct themselves in accordance with the rules of the Child Safeguarding Policy, in their personal and professional lives – which includes reporting suspicions of child abuse.
  • Be vigilant about observing possible child abuse/harm in their personal and professional lives.

QUALIFICATIONS, EXPERIENCE AND SKILL

  • Any graduates preferably in subject related to health.
  • Minimum 1 year working experience in health related programs or/and in public health programs preferably Malaria programs.
  • Professional working experience with international organizations preferable.
  • Good communication skills and/ or social mobilization skills.
  • Willingness to travel and night-stop at field project villages, and work in difficult and challenging working environment with limited support.
  • Experience and knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Word and EXCEL.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across the organization developing effective working relationships to deliver outstanding results for children.
  • Sensitivity to the cultural & political environment, with the experience of working in conflict-affected areas.
  • Experience of working in a team/ willing to work with team.
  • Adaptable and practical, diplomatic skills and behaviors.
  • Sensitivity to the cultural & political environment, and ability to learn about these.
  • Due to the nature of program, local candidates who know the context of project locations are preferable.
  • Commitment to and understanding of Save the Children’s aims, values and principles.
  • Willingness and capability to comply with all relevant Save the Children policies and procedures with respect to health and safety, security, equal opportunities and other relevant policies, including the Child Safeguarding Policy.

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Job description

21 Apr 2021

10 May 2021 - 23:59 +0630

Monton, Myanmar

Programme Operations

Fixed-term contract

Full-time

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