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Post Date: February 11, 2020
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
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
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
Experience fundraising, managing grants, project financing, and working with donors
Knowledge about malaria and public health
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