Malaria Coordinator

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Malaria Coordinator

  • Post Date:November 12, 2021
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  • Career Level Other
    Qualification Degree
    Experience 3-5 Years
  • Industry Health Care
Job Description

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organization that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We believe in the power and potential of every child. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood and we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity.

We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge. In Zimbabwe, we have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 31 years. Plan International operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity.

Malaria Coordinator – Country office, Harare

Reporting to the Malaria Project Manager, this job is needed in order to facilitate and manage the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the Community-Based Enhanced Malaria Prevention and Control Project in the assigned geographical areas within the framework of National Strategic Plan for Roll Back Malaria (NSP-RBM). The Malaria Coordinator provides specialist guidance and support on malaria programming in line with the approved PA annual plan and relevant policies.


Operations management

  • Overall responsibility for effective and efficient management of the malaria project consistent with the project management cycle. A good understanding of Plan procedures, systems and guidelines.
  • Initiate and maintain regular, minuted project team meetings.
  • Reporting in line with the donor contracts and compliance requirements.
  • Ensure monitoring systems are in place and that project reviews are carried out periodically in conjunction with the team, local stakeholders and project partners.
  • Travel as dictated by the need of the project.

Program development

  • Facilitate community empowerment and capacity building program activities.
  • Contribute to the development and updating of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) strategy.
  • With the support of the Gender Advisor, facilitate gender assessments, reviews and audits to assess ways to continually integrate Gender Equity and Inclusion in malaria programming.

Program management

  • Ensuring all projects are compliant with donor requirements and Plan procedures.
  • Ensure appropriate administrative, financial and logistical Plan systems/procedures are in place, maintained and adhered to so that all support functions are carried out effectively and efficiently.

Other key deliverables

  • Responsible for capacity development and training of all staff on malaria.
  • Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, donors and other relevant parties.
  • Be the project contact with press and media, in discussion with CD, and capable of giving media interviews.

Child Protection

  • Promotes and abides by internal policies and procedures including but not limited to: Child Protection Policy; Code of Conduct; mandatory reporting responsibility.
  • Maintains external networks and has professional contacts that contribute to increasing knowledge and professionalism in implementing effective child protection procedures and practices.


  • A degree in Health Promotion, Public Health or equivalent qualification.
  • Additional qualifications and experience in project management, monitoring of BCC activities, report writing and social/community development skills will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to co-ordinate holistic and integrated project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
  • First-hand knowledge of Zimbabwe National Malaria Control Programme.
  • A minimum of 3 years practical experience working with rural communities.
  • Experience of donor liaison.
  • Experience in financial, budget and administrative management or related issues.
  • Knowledge of strategic planning processes and theories of child-rights programming.
  • Knowledge of development issues, trends, challenges and opportunities and implications to community development.
  • Class 3 or 4 Driver’s license and willingness to ride a motorbike.

Specific skills of this position:

  • Proven ability to develop project proposals and concepts
  • Excellent networking and partnership building skills
  • Research, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good communication, facilitation and report writing skills
  • Strong team-building and motivational skills
  • Strong negotiating, strategic thinking and influencing skills
  • MS office skills


  • Demonstrates clear respect to all and especially children without discrimination
  • Ability to develop, motivate and coach and mentor others
  • Promotes high quality malaria programs
  • Having initiative and able to work independently
  • Promotes innovation and learning within the malaria field
  • Communicates clearly and effectively on malaria program issues
  • Confident in taking initiative and exploring new opportunities
  • Assertiveness and shows cultural sensitiveness


We are open and accountable

  • Promotes a culture of openness and transparency, including with sponsors and donors.
  • Holds self and others accountable to achieve the highest standards of integrity.
  • Consistent and fair in the treatment of people.
  • Open about mistakes and keen to learn from them.
  • Accountable for ensuring we are a safe organization for all children, girls & young people.

We strive for lasting impact

  • Articulates a clear purpose for staff and sets high expectations.
  • Creates a climate of continuous improvement, open to challenge and new ideas.
  • Focuses resources to drive change and maximize long-term impact, responsive to changed priorities or crises.
  • Evidence-based and evaluates effectiveness.

We work well together

  • Seeks constructive outcomes, listens to others, willing to compromise when appropriate.
  • Builds constructive relationships across Plan International to support our shared goals.
  • Develops trusting and ‘win-win’ relationships with funders, partners and communities.
  • Engages and works well with others outside the organization to build a better world for girls and all children.

We are inclusive and empowering

  • We empower our staff to give their best and develop their potential.
  • We respect all people, appreciate differences and challenge equality in our programs and our workplace.
  • We support children, girls and young people to increase their confidence and change their own lives.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements are required to submit their curriculum vitae & cover letter outlining their suitability for the position. Plan International takes very seriously the responsibility and duty to ensure that we and anyone who represents us does not in any way harm or place at risk children and young people. In this regard, reference & background checks will be performed including clearances on child related offences in conformity with Plan’s Safeguarding Policy.

This position is open to Zimbabwean nationals and is dependent on award of funding by the donor.

Location: Zimbabwe (Harare)
Type of role: Fixed Term Contract
Closing Date: 14 November 2021