Senior Project Officer (Malaria Surveillance)
In coordination and under the management of Deputy Project Manager,the role holder will lead SCI’s malaria elimination activities in project townships under Magway Region effectively and to coordinate and collaborate with NMCP (Magway Region) for malaria elimination and surveillance activities at regional, townships and field level to accelerate malaria elimination activities of Magway Region.
SCOPE OF ROLE:
Reports to: Deputy Project Manager
Staff reporting to this post: Not Applicable
Budget Responsibilities: Authorise expenditure up to 3000 USD
Role Dimensions: Regular contact of detailed explanations of policy, regulations, programs, services and representation of SCI at the local level or with mid-level counterparts
KEY AREAS OF ACCOUNTABILITY :
- Lead and support malaria case investigation, foci investigation and response activities at Saw, Sidoktaya and Ngape townships in timely manner by coordinating effectively with respective SCI staff and NMCP staff from townships.
- Lead and act as focal for recording and reporting of malaria elimination activities including data analysis and quality assurance of SCI malaria project at township and regional level.
- Provide regular and updated technical support to SCI staff for malaria elimination activities by organizing trainings, workshops or during on-site field visits.
- Assist NMCP (Magway Region) for receiving and recording positive case notification within set timeline, and assist for malaria case investigation, foci investigation and response activities for townships under Magway Region.
- Work closely with NMCP (Magway Region) for malaria elimination and surveillance activities of Magway Region by supporting technically and operationally.
- Co-facilitate the malaria elimination-related meetings, trainings and workshops for NMCP staff and other relevant stakeholders at township or regional level.
- Organize awareness raising sessions for communities and stakeholders regarding malaria elimination to promote community participation.
- Assist Project Manager with periodic and other reporting including provision of primary data and other related documents in an efficient and timely manner.
- Remain in close contact with Deputy Project Manager (Magway) and Program Manager (Yangon) for all project-related matters.
- Monitor and document the progress of project activities in geographic area/s of assignment.
- Prepare and submit programmatic reports reflecting quantitative and qualitative achievements of malaria elimination activities.
- Conduct Monthly analysis on records of case notification, case investigation, FOCI investigation and response by close cooperation with SCI MEAL team and NMCP focal person.
- Delegated budget holder responsibility for program implementation budget in the areas under his/her responsibility.
- Monitor closely the use of the budget for the grant mentioned above & report variances and provide sound justification to line managers and finance team.
- Support Deputy Project Manager (Magway) and Program Manager (Yangon) in preparing requests for budget revisions, realignment and other grant modifications.
Communications and Coordination:
- Ensure that project related key information are relayed to concerned person.
- Prepare communication and visibility materials representing the malaria elimination activities under SCI’s malaria project for effective communications with stakeholders.
- Ensure sound coordinate with field staffs of SCI and NMCP focal for conducting Malaria Surveillance activities.
Capacity Building and Technical Support:
- Identify key learning opportunities and processes from the project and proactively design and organize opportunities to share key lessons to inform project design.
- Build the capacity of the project staffs relating with updates on malaria elimination.
Leadership and Representation:
- Represent Save the Children as necessary at local events, and proactively explore opportunities to and engage in advocacy work to change policies and practices for wider and lasting impact on the lives of children in his/her geographic area of responsibility.
- Ensure coordination, communication and liaison with key stakeholders including: local authorities, UN agencies, international and national NGOs and other relevant civil society organizations active in the area.
- Prepare periodic work plans and reports as necessary in a timely manner.
- Assist in documentation of process and impact of the program as needed.
- Ensure the entire project staff abide by the Do No Harm approach to programming at all time and is complying with Save the Children policies and guidelines.
- 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.
Child Safeguarding responsibilities
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.
- Must be a Bachelor’s degree holder in Medicine (M.B.,B.S).
- Strong knowledge on Malaira Elimination as well as community base malaria prevention and control activities.
EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS
- Bachelor’s degree in health, public health or equivalent experience.
- At least 3 years experience in implementing public health related projects preferably malaria programs.
- Demonstrated skills, experience and knowledge in health project related to malaria prevention and control, preferably with knowledge of Malaria Surveillance in Elimination setting.
- Experience coordination and cooperation with national malaria control program as implementing partner at township and regional level.
- Ability and willingness to travel and stay in remote area as necessary.
- Good written and spoken English.
- Experience in working on community-driven projects, supporting community structures and leaders to implement projects.
- Experience and knowledge of effective financial and budgetary controls for health-related NGO/INGO grants.
- Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
- 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.
- Experience working with children and on children’s issues.