Operational Research and Knowledge Management Specialist, Capacity Building Manager at Ukaid Malaria Programme

Vacancies: Operational Research and Knowledge Management Specialist, Capacity Building Manager


SuNMaP is DFID-funded five-year programme to support the Nation Malaria Control Programme. It currently operates in six states, namely; Anambra, Kano, Katsina, Lagos, Niger and Ogun with headquarters in Abuja. This E50m projects is managed by a consortium of three international organizations, namely; Malaria Consortium UK. Health Partners International UK and GRID Consulting Nigeria.


The objective of SuNMaP is to strengthen the delivery of the Nigeria’s National Malaria control effort by proving technical support to improve the capacity of the National Malaria Control programme (NMCP) at all levels. In doing this he programme is working with stakeholders in the health sector public and private; as well as civil society and partners from the commercial sector.


The programme has been in operation for over three years and is now expanding to four additional states; namely; Enugu, Jigawa, Kaduna and Yobe. We are now looking to fill the following positions across the existing and new operating states:


Position:     Operational Research and Knowledge Management Specialist:

Location:   Abuja

The OR and KM Specialist will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the outputs of the programme relating to operational research, as well as the facilitation of programme management and documentation activities. S/he in collaboration with the Programme Technical Director will support the development of the NMCP Operational research platform and coordinate activities related to programme operational research. Other responsibilities include;

  • Providing capacity building support to NMCP and SMCPs, as well as SuNMaP technical staff in programme supported states;
  • Liaising with research groups involved in studies to ensure effective tracking of implementation in line with approved protocols;



  • A post graduate qualification in Public Health or other related fields with a minimum of 8-years experience in operational research. S/he must be conversant with health communication approaches and techniques. A good understanding of concepts and approaches, which guide effective knowledge management, is essential for this post. Previous hands-on experience in website and knowledge management in a similar working environment will be an added advantage.



Position:     Capacity Building Manager:

Location: Abuja

The Capacity Building Manager will be responsible for coordinating all capacity building efforts across the entire programme. S/he, working closely with the Programme Technical Director will support the NMCP in the review process of National Capacity Building strategies for the management of malaria control. Also, the Capacity Building Manager will liaise with other technical and state managers to ensure effective implementation of programme strategies relating to NMCP and programme capacity building packages.



  • A post-graduate qualification in Public or Health management or other related fields with a minimum of 5-years experience. S/he must have an excellent knowledge of health system strengthening concepts and context.
  • Additional skills required for this position include any one of: experience in adult education, teaching or curriculum development and demonstrable proficiency in relevant computer packages. Previous experience in a similar role and within a donor funding environment will be an added advantage.


Terms of Appointment:

  • The appointment term will be a period 15 months for each position, with an initial 6 months probationary period. As a result, the programme offers very competitive salary packages. Local terms and conditions apply.


Mode of Application:

Interested candidates should submit an electronic copy of an application letter and CV addressed to the Human Resource Officer through the link on our website at: www.gridconsulting.net . The subject line of the mail must contain the title of the position applied for. Applications without a subject title will NOT be processed. All applications must be received on or before 27th February, 2012. Interviews will commence in March with a view to engaging the best candidates immediately. Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.



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