Malaria remains a major cause of illness and death in the African Region. In Nigeria, it is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality accounting for about 30% of childhood deaths and 11% of maternal deaths. It is estimated by WHO that about 53 million cases occur annually. Nigeria accounts for 53% of malaria cases in West Africa and about 25% of the global malaria burden. It is also estimated that 81,640 deaths occur in Nigeria annually (about 9 deaths per hour). This is about 45% of total malaria
deaths in West Africa and 19% of global malaria death. Additionally, at least one billion USD is lost each year as a direct result of malaria infections making malaria a leading cause of poverty, low productivity, and reduced school attendance.
The donor Partners including the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria are supporting Government’s efforts toward a malaria free Nigeria. The National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) is one of the two Principal Recipients (PRs) of Global Fund malaria grant. NMEP is looking for qualified individual to fill the position indicated below at her office in Abuja.
Position: STATE M&E SPECIALISTS, FOR KWARA AND GOMBE STATES RESPECTIVELY Location: KWARA AND GOMBE STATES (NB: TWO STATE M&E SPECIALISTS REQUIRED; ONE FOR KWARA STATE AND THE OTHER FOR GOMBE STATE)
Scope of work
The State M&E Specialist (SM&ES) will support the State Malaria Elimination Programme (SMEP) as a Sub-Recipient and other key state actors in the day-to-day implementation of NMEP Global Fund malaria grant. She/He will be based in the state in the Global Fund Project Implementation Unit (PIU) of State Malaria Elimination Programme, and work with State Programme as a team and report to NMEP Head of SME through NMEP M&E Manager.