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Vacancy Notice – ACSM Specialist, Gombe SR

(Gombe State)



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 Governments’ 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 individuals to fill the positions indicated below at the Kwara and Gombe states Malaria Elimination Programme offices.

Position: Duties and Responsibilities
Scope of work:

  • Provide technical support for ACSM activities that will target key malaria behaviors, like the use of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN), uptake of IPTp, proper diagnosis before treatment and complete treatment with ACT.
  • Provide support to generate, analyze and share data on outcomes and impact of social and behavior change activities as part of the evidence base for improved uptake of malaria intervention and prevention services.
  • Support NMEP ACSM branch to assess the SBC situation and based on the findings support the design of suitable strategies and mechanisms for monitoring quality of malaria SBCC activities based on developed/reviewed guidelines.

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