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Current Vacancies at Jhpiego Nigeria, 21st May, 2019

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Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some its partners: Jhpiego, mDoc and the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF), will be implementing a MSD for Mothers funded cooperative agreement called MSD for Mothers (MFM) Quality of Care (QoC) Project. This project offer a unique and synergistic approach to co-design and implement an innovative QoC model to achieve the projects expected outputs, focusing on indirect causes of maternal morbidity and mortality. The project will be implemented in 2 states – Abuja and Lagos for a minimum period of 15 months.

We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Data Analyst

Locations: Niger and Ebonyi
Supervisor: TBD
Reports to: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Slot: 2

Background

  • Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is one of the key interventions recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for preventing malaria among pregnant women living in high malaria transmission countries including Nigeria.
  • Despite the availability of this affordable intervention and medicines, a high proportion of pregnant women do not have access to them. Unitaid is funding Jhpiego – An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University and her partners to implement a five- year project – “Transforming Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for optimal pregnancy” (TIPTOP) in four African countries – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Madagascar; Mozambique and Nigeria. In Nigeria the project will be implemented in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo States.

Overview

  • The Data Analyst will oversee data collection, verification, and analysis for an upcoming UNITAIO project to expand access to preventive chematherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp) for pregnant women. The Data Analyst will provide key ‘support for deployment of tablet-based data collection, supporting adherence to standard operating procedures in data collection, verification and quality improvement.
  • Provide routine reports to the M&E Specialist on status of data collection, successes and challenges, and recommendations for overcoming them.
  • Support and build capacity of health workers and managers in quality data recording, analysis and interpretation, and use of data for decision-making.
  • Collect and report Local Government and State service delivery data against the indicators. Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee day-to-day data collection of State/Local Government service delivery data
  • Coordinate all M&E data collection, capacity-building activities with facility staff
  • Ensure quality of data through data verification, validation including routine data quality audits
  • Conduct initial analysis of data, and report to the M&E Specialist
  • Contribute to results reporting to UNITAID by providing written documentation on M&E activities and indicator results for – progress and annual reports, as appropriate,
  • Utilize the data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system, designed to capture, analyze, and disseminate project data
  • Promote and support the dissemination of project information among the project teams

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in any of the following Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience. Masters degree in public health isan advantage
  • 5 – 10 years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately SSOM per year)
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • M&E experience in maternal and child health care
  • Familiarity with Nigeria health management information system and other national M&E systems
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance
  • Ability to coach, mentor and develop technical capacity in national programs and technical staff
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in Countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple soclo-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least two of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access and power BI
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally.

 

Job Title: Community Mobilization Officer

Locations: Niger and Ondo
Supervisor: TBD
Reports to: Malaria Technical Advisor
Slot: 2

Background

  • Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is one of the key interventions recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for preventing malaria among pregnant women living in high malaria transmission countries including Nigeria.
  • Despite the availability of this affordable intervention and medicines, a high proportion of pregnant women do not have access to them. Unitaid is funding Jhpiego – An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University and her partners to implement a five- year project – “Transforming Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for optimal pregnancy” (TIPTOP) in four African countries – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Madagascar; Mozambique and Nigeria. In Nigeria the project will be implemented in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo States.

Overview

  • Community Mobilization Officer needed to build capacity of facility-based personnel at the Local Government level for UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community- based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine pyrimithimine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • The Community mobilization Officer will mentor and build capacity of Community Health Workers (CHWs) on IPTp at the Local Government Area (LGA) level as well as supporting ANC providers on the most up to date guidance on IPTp.
  • S/he will ensure adherence to antenatal care protocols for malaria case management and malaria in pregnancy (MIP).

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement of a B.Sc. degree in Social Science, but a degree in Medical Sociology or Masters in Public Health is preferable
  • At least a minimum of 8 years’ experience applying and implementing malaria in pregnancy programs
  • At least 5 years’ experience in implementing $10M per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the West AfrIcan countries
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to malaria case management
  • Experience building capacity at individual and organizational levels
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, performance and quality improvement
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria necessary for strengthening malaria service delivery at the LGA, clinic and community-level
  • The ability to liaise with senior MON officials and dignitaries, executives of NOOn, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community
  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of Nigeria healthcare system, particularly the public health system, experience living and working in Nigeria preferred
  • Strong presentations skills in English preferred
  • Familiarity with UNITAID, management and reporting procedures and systems
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings Ability to speak the local language and dialect of the people of project location as may be required in working with the community people and volunteers
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally.

 

Job Title: Driver

Locations: Niger and Ondo
Supervisor: TBD
Reports to: Data Analyst
Slot: 2

Background

  • Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is one of the key interventions recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for preventing malaria among pregnant women living in high malaria transmission countries including Nigeria.
  • Despite the availability of this affordable intervention and medicines, a high proportion of pregnant women do not have access to them. Unitaid is funding Jhpiego – An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University and her partners to implement a five- year project – “Transforming Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for optimal pregnancy” (TIPTOP) in four African countries – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Madagascar; Mozambique and Nigeria. In Nigeria the project will be implemented in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo States.

Overview

  • The Driver will be responsible for driving the project vehicle for UNITAID-TIPTOP business purposes, including driving staff to project- supported facilities within the State. The Driver will provide logistical/transport/office support for the Jhpiego Nigeria office.
  • This includes maintaining office vehicle(s), ensuring that the vehicle policies are adhered to, driving and assisting with other office duties. The Driver will maintain vehicle mileage and related records as required by Jhpiego policies.
  • S/he is expected to be flexible and work longer than office hours when in the field and departing/arriving from the field. Also, when not in the field the Driver is expected to report to work early in order to assist with other office duties.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of secondary school certificate (SSC) with a pass in English and Mathematics
  • Valid driving license with excellent driving ability
  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience in a similar position preferably in an NGO
  • Basic knowledge of automobiles and ability to make minor repairs and perform preventive maintenance
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines
  • Working knowledge of a local language in the project state will be an advantage.
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization.

 

Job Title: Program Assistant

Locations: Niger and Ondo
Supervisor: TBD
Reports to: Project Officer
Slot: 2

Background

  • Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria during pregnancy (IPTp) with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine is one of the key interventions recommended by World Health Organization (WHO) for preventing malaria among pregnant women living in high malaria transmission countries including Nigeria.
  • Despite the availability of this affordable intervention and medicines, a high proportion of pregnant women do not have access to them. Unitaid is funding Jhpiego – An Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University and her partners to implement a five- year project – “Transforming Intermittent preventive treatment of malaria for optimal pregnancy” (TIPTOP) in four African countries – Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC); Madagascar; Mozambique and Nigeria. In Nigeria the project will be implemented in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo States.

Overview

  • Program Assistant needed to manage day-to-day office operations for an upcoming UNITAID project in Ondo and Niger states to expand accent to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for-pregnant women.
  • The Program Assistant will organize schedules and provide key logistical support for project team members’ travel to project sites.
  • S/he will facilitate distribution of project materials to project sites,

Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day operations of project office in Nigeria.
  • Organize schedules for project site visits.
  • Arrange travel/hotel reservations and track related travel expenses.
  • Provide administrative support to operation of project activities.
  • Work within established Jhpiego systems and in accordance with local regulations.
  • Draft correspondence to IGAS, MOH, SPHCDA, NOOs, and other agencies as requested.
  • Coordinate the procurement of office supplies, organize proper storage, maintain stock’reports and monitor uSage.
  • Organize transport and distribution of project materials to project sites and maintain accurate stock reports.
  • Report issues to the State Project Officer and troubleshoot as seeded.
  • Schedule and coordinate internal and external meetings, including invitations, meeting space, logistics, and refreshments.
  • Coordinate technological needs with IT Officer. Draft meeting notes and share with meeting participants.
  • Maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team.
  • Schedule and support project visitors, including travel, visas, logistics, office space and meetings.
  • Assist with drafting, editing and proofreading of technical materials and program reports, including progress reports, activity charts, and annual reports as requested.
  • Work collaboratively with project and headquarters finance staff to prepare and track the progress of project and activity budgets.
  • Ensure compliance with UNITAID operational policies and regulations.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelors’ Degree in any of the Social Sciences Public Health, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience
  • Experience in coordinating international donor financed projects
  • Familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures
  • 3-5 years’ of experience in administrative support of international health projects
  • Ability to track expenses, keep accurate financial records and work within donor budgets.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents
  • Strong decision making and results oriented approach
  • Ability to Interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts such as networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners
  • Familiarity with Nigeria government regulations including immigration, importation, and customs.
  • Experience and understanding of malaria prevention, care and treatment
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations worldwide
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Proficiency in word processing and Microsoft Office
  • Fluent in written in English preferred
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Deadline: 4th June, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV as one Single Document indicating location to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org

Note

  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified. The title/subject of your email and application should be the position / Location you are applying for.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview. Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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