Reporting to the Technical Operations Manager, the LLIN Coordinator will lead the development and implementation of the program’s net distribution campaign in all the districts in Malawi. This position will also work collaboratively with the District Health Management Teams, District Task Force Committees to plan household registration and distribution of nets to about 3.5m households in 2018.
Develop LLIN household registration and distribution plans, and establish performance benchmarks for the project.
Become familiar with the joint work plan, joint budget, partnership agreements, contracts and the national implementation guidelines for the mass campaign distribution.
Together with the Technical Operations Manager, participate in National Coordinating Committee meetings and other discussions that may be held with MoH and donors. Participate in national, regional and local planning and review LLIN meetings, trainings, supervision activities and workshops to ensure that:
Ensure that the project activities are implemented in line with World Vision international guidelines,
Smooth and timely flow of logistical resources from the project through sound planning, procurement and review processes,
The district’s performance is measured and reviewed to improve progress toward benchmarks,
The project supports the timely completion of distribution activities
Organize field visits to regions, sectors and health areas to interact with partners to assess preparedness for LLIN distribution campaign, identify bottlenecks and help addressing these;
Support the preparation and conduct of micro planning at the local level;
Coordinate with the logistics coordinator the pre-positioning of the LLINs on distribution sites;
Review training plans for the campaign and participate in the organization of the training activities;
In collaboration with the BCC coordinator, prepare and propose material for high level advocacy for the campaign;
In collaboration with the BCC coordinator put in place an appropriate strategy to monitor and report on the distribution and hang-up of the LLINs;
Document the entire campaign process with milestones and lessons learnt;
Prepare quarterly activity reports
Any other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications, experience and Competencies
Bachelor’s Degree in public health, business administration, supply chain, pharmaceutical management or related field or other relevant field.
Minimum 5 years of experience in managing health commodities, preferably LLIN distribution; additional experience in health information systems and desirable.
Strong interpersonal skills are required.
Demonstrated report writing skills required.
Experience working with government entities, stakeholder groups, health workers, local authorities, and community groups.
Experience in managing technical and administrative teams for donor- funded health projects
Demonstrated ability to coordinate closely with government staff, effectively manage their expectations, and build capacity.
Strong management skills are required, along with the ability to work well in a team environment.
Willingness to travel within the country as needed.
Oral and written English language required, additional knowledge of recognized local languages preferred.