Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2020 Application Form Portal – There is an ongoing recruitment exercise by Malaria Consortium to enable all interested and qualified persons to apply successfully using steps and guidelines as outlined in this article below
Job Title: Research Specialist
Location: IPTi team in Abuja
Length of Contract: 4 years
Role Type: National
Travel involved: Up to 40%
Child safeguarding level: 2, moderate risk
Reporting to: Senior Project Manager
Direct Reports: None
- Malaria affects most Nigerians and remains a public health problem despite progress in the last two decades. Between 2008 and 2018, even though the overall under-five mortality rate (U5MR) reduced by 15.9 percent, from 157 to 132 per 1000 live births, the reduction in infant mortality rate (IMR) during the same period was less marked: 10.7 percent (from 75 to 67 per 1000 live births), with no noticeable change in the neonatal mortality rate over the same period (NDHS 2019).
- Intermittent Preventive Treatment in infants (IPTi) is the administration of preventive antimalarial drugs to infants to provide personal protection against malaria transmission. Under current WHO guidelines, the drug sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP) is delivered to infants at approximately 10 weeks, 14 weeks, and 9 months of age during routine immunization services. IPTi is safe, cost effective, well accepted by health workers and communities, and has been found to reduce clinical malaria by 30%, and episodes of anaemia by 21%.
- Despite the WHO recommendation to administer IPTi in areas of moderate-to-high transmission since 2010, there has been limited uptake to date. The intervention is not yet recommended as one of the interventions in the Nigerian Malaria Control Policy. A rapid assessment of stakeholders’ perspective on barriers to IPTi policy uptake in Nigeria revealed that providing evidence on feasibility, acceptability and effectiveness of the intervention at field level will be key for policy uptake.
- Malaria Consortium is anticipating funding to carry out an effectiveness-implementation hybrid project on feasibility and effectiveness of on IPTi in Nigeria. It is aimed at generating the required evidence to inform policy and possible scale up of IPTi in Nigeria, and ultimately contribute towards a reduction in under 5 mortalities in the country.
How to Apply for Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2020
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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Closing Date for Malaria Consortium Recruitment 2020
Application Deadline is 8th December, 2020.