The following JD is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required.
Position: Project Officer
Program:Malaria Control Program
Line Manager:Project Coordinator
Technical Line Manager:Coordinator M&E
Duration:One year with possibility of extension
Merlin International Profile
Merlin is the only UK health specialist charity, founded in 1993, which responds worldwide, with vital healthcare and medical relief for vulnerable people affected by natural disasters, conflict and healthcare collapse. Each year, Merlin assists more than 15 million people, in up to 20 countries, through working with local healthcare actors including government, community groups and NGOs.
Merlin is implementing Malaria Control program through strengthening the capacities of existing healthcare delivery systems in selected highly endemic districts of NWFP and Baluchistan provinces with financial assistance from The Global Fund for fight against HIV AIDs, TB and Malaria. The program is implemented in close collaboration with local ministry of health and federal and provincial directorate of malaria control. A core team of technical and non technical workers is being recruited to provide the required support for quality and timely implementation of the project.
The Project officer will work in close coordination and cooperation with the Coordinator M&E, vector control officer and district malaria focal person to ensure coherence of approaches, donor compliance, proper coordination with all stakeholders, program implementation and share the lesson learned to facilitate communities acceptance. With overall technical guidance from Project Coordinator and technical Adviser, the position holder will conduct need assessments, strengthen malaria diagnostic,quality assurance, IRS and LLIN distribution services at district, levels, collect, compile and tabulate program data and provide technical support of partners at all levels.
Program development and Capacity Building
Fluent spoken and written English and Pashtu
INGO experience will be preferred
Previous field experience in targeted areas is essential, preferably in a management role
Experience in health and capacity building Programs that include strong community component.
Proven problem solving and organizational skills, flexibility and calm under pressure and difficult security conditions.
Experience in finances or related issues
An understanding and interest in logistics
Familiarity with relevant software for logistics and accounting.
Good communicator including report and proposal writing skills
Good team worker; able to live and work closely with the team
Strong leadership skills and a supportive management style
Experience of liaison activities
Local languages skills.
Knowledge of Merlin's guidelines and procedures.
Domicile should of district of operation