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Recent Job Openings at Abt Associate, 13th February, 2019


Abt Associates – The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance – as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Technical Specialist / Capacity Building Specialist – SHOPS Plus

Location: Abuja

Job Description

  • The Capacity Building Specialist will ensure effective coordination of competency-based, comprehensive FP trainings in project states.

Key Roles and Responsibilites

  • Work closely with the RH/FP Technical Director and State Coordinators to identify specific training requirements in line with project objectives and state requirements.
  • Work with state officials to develop competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs, utilizing existing training modules as available
  • Participate in the mapping and selection of health providers that will participate in trainings
  • Collaborate with state FP coordinators to organize training courses and workshops
  • Identify, contract, and manage trainers to implement project training courses
  • Work with state governments and relevant FP partners to ensure availability of quality training materials and supplies
  • Ensure FP trainings meet quality standards
  • Maintain records of training attendance
  • Develop training reports, case studies and success stories
  • Monitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements
  • Work collaboratively with other technical staff to ensure effective and timely program implementation
  • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reports
  • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the FP Technical Director

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • RN/RM, Degree in Clinical Nursing/Midwifery or M.B.B.S Degree. (Master’s Degree in Public Health is preferred)
  • At least 7 years experience and 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and managing clinical trainings (specific experience with FP, including LARC training is desirable)
  • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
  • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
  • A proven team player
  • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
  • Ability to travel within and outside the state approximately 50% of the time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


Job Title: Call for Health Expert

Location: Nigeria

Abt Associates is seeking long-term International Health experts for a health systems strengthening programme in Nigeria, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID). We are looking for a range of expertise with proven experience in the following technical areas in Nigeria at the institutional level:

  • Health systems strengthening – Ref. number 01
  • Health financing – Ref. number 02
  • Public financial management – Ref. number 03
  • Health governance – Ref. number 04
  • Institutional and individual capacity building – Ref. number 05
  • Advocacy and accountability – Ref. number 06
  • Health information systems and data – Ref. number 07
  • Private sector health – Ref. number 08
  • Family planning – Ref. number 09
  • Gender, equity and social inclusion – Ref. number 10
  • Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning – Ref. number 11

Abt Associates is looking for experts with proven experience delivering health impacts in complex and challenging operational environments. Candidates will need to convey this impact through their applications and have clear examples to illustrate this impact. The individuals should also be value driven, in alignment with Abt Associates: being committed to excellence, mission-driven, global in their outlook, collaborative and holding themselves accountable through the work they do. More information here: http://jtai.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=1036269&from=direct.

General Professional Experience

  • Experience working within the Nigerian health sector, with demonstrable impact
  • Experience liaising with and supporting the Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health and/or Local Government Authorities in Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Yobe
  • Experience working with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and/or civil society organisations to strengthen health outcomes in Nigeria
  • Experience with donor-funded programmes, specifically DFID, is preferred

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Degree qualified in a related field, preferably Masters
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Deadline: Sunday, 31st March, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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