Malaria Program Coordinator – National Position at Plan International

Plan International is a leading girls and children’s rights organization. Plan strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We motivate our people and partners to: empower children, young people and communities to make vital changes that tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, exclusion and vulnerability  drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels through our reach, experience and knowledge of the realities children face  work with children and communities to prepare for and respond to crises, and to overcome adversity support the safe and successful progression of children from birth to adulthood

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Plan operates in 77 countries around the world. It brings its support to millions of children, their families and communities, mainly in Africa, Asia, Middle East, and South America. It implements projects in the Health, Water and Sanitation, Education, Child Protection, Sustainable Livelihood, and cross-cultural communication. Child sponsorship forms the basis of our work with children. Worth to mention, Plan International global ambition is to support 100 million girls learn, lead, decide and thrive!


As part of its commitment to support Plan International Federation reach 100 million girls so to Learn, Lead, Decide and Thrive, Plan International Liberia has developed a Country Strategy for the next five years (2019 to 2024) with specific focus on reaching 600,000 marginalized girls and children all over the country, with a strong commitment to work with partners at various levels to put an end to violence against girls and young women including Child Early Forced Marriage and Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and other norms and practices that hinder their development and empowerment.


Dimensions of Role

  • Reports to the DCOP and provides specialist guidance and support on Malaria programming in line with the approved Program Unit (PU) annual plan and relevant policies
  • Has no delegated authority to approve Program Outlines and payments;
  • A member of the Program Unit Management Team (PUMT) and advises the PUMT on programming issues;
  • Represents Plan at district and County stakeholder forums/networks, consultative sessions, or conferences on Malaria programming initiatives.


Key End Results and typical Responsibilities

Operations and project management

  • Overall responsibility for effective and efficient management of the Global Fund Malaria project consistent with the project management cycle;
  • A good understanding of Plan procedures, systems and guidelines;
  • Initiate and maintain regular minutes of 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 through linkages and collaboration with partners at grassroots level.  This involves working with communities providing skills and know-how to enable them to spearhead Malaria prevention and control activities;
  • Ensure all relevant authorities are included in the planning and implementation of projects as appropriate;
  • Proactively contribute to programme development and strategy.


Program management

  • Ensure familiarity with donor compliance issues, ensuring all projects are compliant with these 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;
  • Ensure Plan complies with all legal and bureaucratic requirements in country;
  • Ensure regular communications are maintained;
  • Responsible for the preparation of projected expenditures quarterly;
  • Responsible for accurate budget control and overall responsibility for financial management at the project site in line with project proposals.


Other key deliverables

  • Maintain good inter-team communications, engender good team dynamics, and take suitable action when problems occur;
  • Responsible for ensuring adequate linkages with decentralized agencies of the Ministry of Health;
  • Carry out representation with other NGOs, UN agencies, local and national government bodies, donors and other relevant parties;
  • Ensure all relevant parties are kept informed of Plan activities as appropriate (e.g. donors, health authorities etc.);
  • Be the project contact with press and media, in discussion with CD, and capable of giving media interviews.


Child Protection & Gender Equality Mainstreaming

  • Promotes and abides by Plan policies and procedures including but not limited to:  Gender equality mainstreaming, child protection, Code of Conduct and the related mandatory reporting responsibilities.


Dealing with Problems

Application of knowledge required for the role, complexity of problems handled & the degree of investigation, analysis, & creative thinking required to solve them.

  • Ability to think strategically, recognize program and persuade colleagues of Malaria program opportunities that Plan should exploit;
  • High degree of capacity to resolve a wide range of challenges related to Malaria programming;
  • Providing leadership and advice on Malaria programs.


Communications and Working Relationships

Working contacts inside and outside the organization; include the purpose and level (high, medium, low) of the contact


Internal Level of contact
PLT members to facilitate timely decisions on major issues related to Malaria programming strategies and implementation High
Program Units:  provide technical advice to field staff on Malaria programming and learn from their experience at community level High
NO support Staff High
Functional networks within Plan Medium


External Level of contact
Development stakeholders at regional/provincial and district levels to share fitting practices and to identify/implement opportunities for collaboration in Malaria programming High
National technical networks on Malaria, Medium


Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours Required to Achieve Role’s Objectives



  • A degree in Environmental Health, Health Promotion, Public Health or equivalent qualification;
  • Additional qualifications and experience in project management, 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
  • A minimum of 3 years practical experience working with rural communities;
  • Experience of donor liaison;
  • Ability to work with teams, communicate and coordinate with government departments and other agencies at various levels;
  • 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;



  • 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.



  • Be committed to the welfare of children and able to adhere to the vision and mission of the Plan, including commitment to gender equality;
  • 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.


Physical Environment and Demands

  • The post will be based at Plan International Liberia office in Maryland and Sinoe Counties
  • Typically, office environment with extensive travel in program areas.


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Behaviours (Plan International’s Values in practice)

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 organisation 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 maximise 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

  • 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.


Location:                   Maryland & Sinoe Counties     

Grade:                        D1

Department:            Program Department

Reports to:               Deputy Chief of Party – Global Fund Malaria Programme

Closing Date:           June 2, 2022


Early application is encouraged as we will review applications throughout the advertising period and reserve the right to close the advert early. A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International’s Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan follows an equal opportunity policy and actively encourages diversity welcoming applications from all especially women and people living with disability. As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan International is fully committed to promoting the realisation of children’s rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for. Our organisation is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas. We will provide equality of opportunity and will not tolerate discrimination on any grounds. We foster an organisational culture that embraces and exemplifies our commitment to gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion while supporting staff to adopt good practice, positive attitudes and principles of gender equality and inclusion.


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