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Latest Job Vacancies at Abt Associates, 4th April, 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: Project Assistant / Capacity Building Officer – SHOPS Plus

Job ID: 60210
Location: Nigeria

Job Summary
Opportunity:

  • Abt Associates seeks a Capacity Building Officer to support a family planning project under SHOPS Plus. SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
  •  The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.
  • In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus willbuild the capacity of public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in FCT.
  • The Capacity Building Officer will ensure effective coordination of competency-based FP, including LARC trainings at state level. This position reports directly to the FCT State coordinator with a dotted line to the Capacity Building Specialist (CBS)

Key Roles and Responsibilites

  • Work closely with the RH/FP Capacity Building Specialist (CBS) and other State Team members to manage training and other requirements in line with project objectives within the state
  • Work closely with the Capacity Building Specialist to identify training needs/ requirements for the state
  • Support and work with appropriate state officials to implement competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs, utilizing existing training modules as available
  • Ensure effective and efficient operations through providing necessary capacity enhancement and institutional support for operations
  • Lead the mapping and selection of health providers that will participate in trainings
  • Collaborate with state FP coordinators to organize training courses and workshops and lead in operationalization of these trainings
  • With support of the State Coordinator and under the guidance of the CBS identify, contract, and manage trainers to implement project training courses in the state
  • Ensure FP trainings in the state meet quality standards
  • Maintain records of training attendance
  • Monitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and submit appropriate reports promptly
  • Work collaboratively with other technical staff and implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementation
  • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reports
  • Work with team members to implement systems for measuring, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of capacity building approaches
  • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)
  • Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
  • Attend to other duties as may be identified or assigned

Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • RN/RM, degree in Clinical Nursing/Midwifery, relevant Paramedical degree or M.B.B.S degree. (Master’s Degree in Public Health is an advantage)
  • 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and managing clinical trainings and workshops (specific experience with FP/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
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, organising and delivering training and capacity building activities
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
  • Ability to run basic statistical analysis and generate good report is needed
  • 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 the state approximately 50% of the time

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note: Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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