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End Malaria Council Officer

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  • Post Date: February 11, 2020
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Job Overview



Company Name: End Malaria Council

Terms of Reference: End Malaria Council

Title:    End Malaria Council Officer

Workplace: National Malaria Elimination Programme

Place of Residence: Lusaka, Zambia

Term: 1 year

Background

Countries across Africa are establishing high-level, multi-sector, country-led end malaria councils and funds. These initiatives bring together senior public and private sector leaders to advocate for malaria to remain high on the national agenda and mobilise additional resources to finance the national malaria strategic plan. Zambia launched the first ever country level End Malaria Council in March 2019 and established the End Malaria Fund thereafter.  The EMC is looking for a qualified and experienced officer who will support the management of the EMC and the EMF.

Purpose and Scope of the Assignment

The EMC Officer will work under the EMC Coordinator, in liaison with the National Malaria Elimination Programme, other Ministry of Health staff, staff from other line ministries and private sector as well as community organisations.

Key activities include:

  • Support the management of the EMC and EMF including:
    • Support the Coordinator on the day to day management of the EMC including helping to organise EMC and EMF meetings
    • Manage a work plan to coordinate stakeholders across multiple government line ministries and other sectors to implement the EMC
    • Implement back office systems and processes for managing the EMF and fund Secretariat, including a centralised work plan and M&E framework for documenting and tracking commitments on an ongoing basis
    • Provide support in preparing briefing materials, regular updates, reports, and other materials
      Support the preparation and updating of the EMC strategic, operational and work plans
    • Ensure the development of the resource mobilisation strategy and help execute the strategy
  • Mobilize all sectors and support the development of sector-specific commitments: Work with the EMC, EMF and EMF Working Committee (which includes NMEC) to engage various sectors, present on malaria, and conduct workshops to generate commitments for action and resource mobilisation.
    • Prioritise the relevant private sector, philanthropic, community, and religious organisations that can mobilise action and resources from their sector and across geographies.
    • Prepare briefing materials, including investment pitch and draft recommended actions they can take in support of the national malaria strategic plan
    • Work with respective EMC members to organise respective sector-wide meetings to brief each sector, generate commitments for action and resource mobilization and follow them up.
    • Organise the CEO Breakfast and other multi-sectoral events including developing budget and fundraising targets as well as liaising with communication subcommittee in preparation of communication plans, media syndication and press material.
    • Support the setting up of local EMCs
  • Dissemination and Publicity
    • Organise multisectoral meetings where representatives of each sector can report on the commitments
    • Prepare regular media briefings and public reports
    • Ensure the website is updated
    • Support documentation of best practice and lessons learnt

Qualifications and Experience

  • Education: University degree
  • Professional Experience:
    • Essential:
      • At least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in management, event planning, business consulting
      • Experience in project, contract, and budget management
      • Experience working with senior corporate executives and/or government officials
    • Desirable:
      • Experience fundraising, managing grants, project financing, and working with donors
      • Knowledge about malaria and public health
      • Organisational design
  • Skills
    • Strong analytical and strategic skills
    • Excellent organisation and process / project management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills and ability to organise and present information effectively
    • Ability to work independently and proactively
    • Ability to facilitate conversations between diverse and senior stakeholders and foster consensus
    • Diplomatic skills

Supervisor

Primary Supervisor: EMC Coordinator

Secondary Supervisor: Chief Technical Officer, ALMA.

Support

The End Malaria Council Officer will receive support from ALMA’s secretariat.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV and three references to Stephen Rooke (srooke@alma2030.org) by 14 February 2020

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