Malaria Consortium is hiring a Administrative Assistant.
Established in 2003, Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.
We work in Africa and Asia with communities, governments, academic institutions, and local and international organisations, to ensure effective delivery of services, which are supported by strong evidence.
Our areas of expertise include:
Seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) is a highly effective community-based intervention to prevent malaria infections in areas where the malaria burden is high and transmission occurs mainly during the rainy season. It involves administering monthly courses of sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) and amodiaquine (AQ) during this peak transmission period to those most at risk: children under five. In 2019, SMC was implemented in 13 countries in the Sahel region of Africa, targeting over 21 million children. To-date, SMC has not been deployed at scale outside of the Sahel due to concerns over the widespread resistance to SP across much of the African continent.
Malaria Consortium has been a leading implementer since the World Health Organization (WHO) issued its recommendation to scale up SMC in 2012. With our partners, we led the rapid scale-up through the Achieving Catalytic Expansion of Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention in the Sahel (ACCESS-SMC) project in 2015–2017, reaching close to seven million children in Burkina Faso, Chad, Guinea, Mali, Niger, Nigeria and The Gambia. This project demonstrated that SMC is cost-effective, safe and that high coverage can be achieved at scale. Since 2018, we have continued to support national malaria programmes in Burkina Faso, Chad, Nigeria and Togo, reaching over 12 million children in 2020. We also started research projects in Mozambique and Uganda to explore the feasibility and impact of SMC outside the Sahel.
The first phase of the SMC pilot project was implemented in 2020/21 in two districts of Nampula province with promising results. The second phase, to be implemented during the 2021/22 peak malaria season, will involve conducting a cluster randomised controlled trial (cRCT) to determine the effect of implementing SMC in an area where resistance to SP can be assumed to be high. The research will also involve further work to explore how resistance to SMC drugs affects the effectiveness of the intervention. This study has the potential to inform SMC policy and practice nationally and internationally.
The Administration Assistant will be responsible for providing Nampula based administrative support to Malaria Consortium SMC project in Mozambique.
The Administration Assistant will support the Procurement and Logistic Manager SMC in managing the Nampula office including maintenance, landlord liaison, cleaners. .
The Administration Assistant will report to the Procurement and Logistic Manager SMCr, and will work closely with all Nampula based staff to provide them with the required administrative support. She/he will also support the District staff and also will liaise with Operations Maputo in all administrative matters.
Qualifications and experience
If you are interested, please send an expression of interest and updated CV to [email protected].
Deadline for applications: Monday 26th July 2021
Job Type: Full-Time
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