Job categories:                    Grant Management

Department/office:            Ministry of Health / National Malaria Programme 

Duty station:                        Manzini 

Duration:                              12 months (with possibility of extension depending on funding and performance)

Application period:            1st January 2019 — 31st December 2020 )

Background Information
The Ministry of Health through the National Malaria Programme (NMP) is a beneficiary to the Global Fund Grant. The National Malaria Programme (NMP) is tasked with malaria elimination, a goal stipulated in its National Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020. The Ministry of Health is therefore seeking to employ an individual with grant and or project management skills to assist the Programme attain its vision of a malaria free Eswatini.

Function Responsibilities

The Grant Coordinator will work under the day-to-day operational and technical supervision of the Programme Manager. The incumbent shall be responsible for administrative duties and work closely with Programme partners in executing tasks and in line with the expectation of the Ministry of Health.

Specific tasks will include:
Grant Management

  • Prepare grant awards requests/ proposal documents, using approved templates, ensuring that all documents are drafted and submitted in line with donor requirements;
  • Review grant budgets, and financial reports against approved budgets, and provide critical feedback to the programme and implementing partners Organizes bi-annual review meeting to review the implementation of the NMP Grant and discuss reports, solution to grants implementation challenges and way forward.
  • Coordinate and facilitate the preparation of periodic reports disbursement request under the NMP grant. This includes the preparation of the forecast.
  • Assists in the preparation and completion of key program documents required by donors. This includes but is not limited to— Performance Frameworks, Budget, Health Product.
  • Monitor the implementation of grant activities and provides timely updates to the Programme.
  • Participates and attends donor related meetings
  • Ensures an effective communication and information flow between National Malaria Programme (NMP) and relevant stakeholders, including Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM) and the Local Fund Agent (LFA);
  • University Bachelor’s degree in Administration, Business Studies, Grant Management, Finance or an equivalent degree in related fields is required;
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in contracts/grant management and or project administration;
  • Previous experience with, and a good knowledge of the development and humanitarian sector/ working with UN, Donors, NGOs is an advantage;
  • Additional experience of project support functions (finance, human resources, procurement & logistics) is an advantage;
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct financial and budget analysis is strongly desirable;
  • Strong computer skills, including internet navigation and office applications (MS Office).

letters, Curriculum Vitae and copies of Academic certificates can be hand delivered to the Manzini NMP Office; Pilani Flats Building, next to Dulux Manzini or emailed to recruitment@malaria.org.sz by close of business on 25th November 2019.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

About Ministry of Health / National Malaria Programme 

As a low malaria transmission country, Swaziland is among the four Southern African countries identified by the African Union (AU) Health Ministers and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) to be able to achieve malaria elimination. Malaria elimination is a top priority in the national development agenda and the national health policy. In April 2011, Cabinet approved a national elimination policy, a document outlining the guiding principles necessary to achieve elimination. The government financial commitment has sustained large scale programme implementation over the years.