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Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: System Strengthening Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe State
Job type: Full Time
Starting date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: System Strengthening Manager

Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Strengthen government ownership, governance and policy to sustain and scale up quality, inclusive and accountable nutrition and health  interventions:

  • In collaboration with System Strengthening Manager, carry out analysis of trends and drivers of malnutrition at the state, LGA  and facility level and conduct capacity review and threshold setting for targeted HF
  • Work with SMOH and SPHCDA to organize a workshop towards defining and costing of surge actions  and subsequent incorporation into the AOP
  • Provide TA to SMOH and SPHCDA where required towards increasing budget allocation to health
  • Work with SMOH and ministry of education on the incorporation of nutrition into the school curriculum.
  • Provide TA to the state on the integration of Procurement and distributions of health and nutrition commodities into the state logistics management system with clear SOPs and tools for forecasting, distribution, storage and reporting
  • Work closely with SMOH and other relevant bodies to ensure improved recording and reporting into DHIS2
  • Work closely with SMOH and SMBP on the best strategy for the coordination of training of frontline health workers across the state
  • Work with SMOH on the selection and TOT training of dedicated master trainers within the state structure to facilitate and lead the training of frontline health workers through the coordination centre
  • In close collaboration with the advocacy team, support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
  • Update stakeholder contact information at state level and targeted local government level for nutrition and health sector on a regular basis.
  • Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH, supplies, technical capacities, information management and availability of policies/guidelines at state and health facility level

Objective 2 – Support and strengthen community participation in the health system:

  • Support government through the provision of technical assistance to identify the gaps in nutrition human resource
  • Support Program Manager to organize workshops and meetings at the state level in regards to HSS
  • Actively participate in the development of a toolbox of nutrition interventions with costings to serve as a guide for States to implement nutrition programmes leveraging on opportunities
  • In close collaboration with Nutrition team organize nutrition and health media jingles and campaign towards increasing the visibility of national MIYCN SBCC strategy
  • Conduct a State Drivers of change (SDOC) assessment, to include a stakeholder and power mapping to provide the provisional listing of the networks and influencers to engage with in coordination with advocacy team
  • Assess current funding for nutrition and health with the estimates from the 5 years costed multi–sectoral plans to identify the funding gaps in the state

Objective 3 – Project Management:

  • This position is responsible to support program Manager for budget planning, expenditure tracking related to HSS activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be –
  • Support MPM in developing HSS timeline
  • Support MPM in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS timelines and planning at different level
  • Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening and finalization process for HSS related positions
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistics and finance during the planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
  • Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
  • Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with N/H project manager.
  • Maintain close collaboration with state MoH, primary health care agencies and LGA public health coordinators
  • Lead coordination with state government and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs on a periodic basis in close coordination with Nutrition and Health Sector manager.

Objective 4 – Follow up of the HSS action plan with AAH teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs:

  • Support LGAs in planning and budgeting for health and nutrition service delivery in reference to identified gaps.
  • With support from the program manager, develop follow up mechanism and tools for tracking progress on the agreed HSS action plans
  • Organize periodic observation, visits and update the follow-up tools
  • Engage with State HIS officers to follow up on the progress on reporting
  • Engage with all respective government counterpart such as SMoH, SPHCMB, Monitoring and Evaluation team (DHIS2 officers) during the follow-up and share with them the progress on a regular basis

Objective 5 – Information management, reporting and coordination:

  • Liaise with N/H teams and ensure that health facility matrix, 4W/5W are updated by the respective teams and archived.
  • Ensure that attendance sheet are used and maintained by the teams for on-job coaching sessions, workshops/meetings and refresher training
  • Identify key progress, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform N/H project manager
  • Closely coordinate with State/LGA representatives from SMoH and health care agencies responsible for service delivery for the targeted LGAs
  • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners
  • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forum at district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.
  • Conduct regular meetings with other ACF sector or partners to discuss and document lessons learned
  • Regularly report and coordinate with line managers regarding challenges, issues faced in the field for timely and appropriate decision-making.

Objective 6 – Performance Management:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes ; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, and identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Internal & External Relationship
Internal:

  • System Strengthening manager: Line manager
  • State Project Manager/Field manager: exchange of information
  • Nutrition & Health sector manager & Advocacy team: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information

External:

  • SPHCDA, SMOH, SMBP: direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
  • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/Nutrition or related field
  • Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage

Skills & Experience:
Essential:

  • 3 years’ work experience in the development sector
  • Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
  • Previous role at coordination/supervisory level is required
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
  • Understanding of Nigeria political dynamics and structure is required

Preferred:

  • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with the Ministry of Health is preferable
  • Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
  • Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
  • Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior
  • Ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation

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

Job Title: Health System Strengthening Officer

Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Job type: Full Time
Start date: As Soon As Possible
Direct Line Manager: Health System Strengthening Manager

Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 – Provision of support to strengthen the human resource for health:

  • Support HSS manager to carry out health system assessment; diagnosis of health system in line with defined methodology and with technical support from Nutrition & Health HoD with the aim of identifying the gap in the targeted facilities, LGAs and state levels
  • Provide technical support to SMOH in the development of AOP to ensure all identified gaps in the health system are strategically captured
  • Work with the advocacy team to support SMOH and SPHCMB in the adoption and institutionalization of CHIPS program and subsequent implementation at the selected LGAs
  • Update stakeholder contact information at state level and targeted local and report to the HSS manager
  • Develop health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH, supplies, technical capacities, information management at the facility level and availability of policies/guidelines at state level
  • Liaise with Nutrition and Health service delivery team; Community Mobilization teams and keep them updated about the identified gaps on a regular basis.
  • Organise  and ensure dissemination of the finding from the assessment
  • Work closely with HSS manager to identify the best strategy toward centralization and coordination of training of frontline health workers on continues medical education at the state level
  • Actively participate at the selection of dedicated master trainers  and organise the TOT training in conjunction with HSS manager
  • Coordinate with nutrition and health sector manager to organise the training of frontline health workers
  • Work with HSS manager to provide support to SMOH towards development of annual training plan and incorporation into the state AOP to ensure consistent funding for training

Objective 2 – Support and strengthen community participation in health system:

  • Develop presentation on the LGA health governance structure with support from HSS Manager/N-H Project Manager for assigned LGA.
  • In collaboration with HSS manager, support the authorities at the selected LGAs to scale-up and strengthened Health Facility Management Committee (HFMC)  and Ward Development Committee to ensure ownership and sustainability of interventions at the ward level
  • Actively participate at the quarterly meeting with the HFMC and WDC
  • Lead and follow up the implementation of the adapted BFHI policy at the facility level and ensure designation of targeted facilities as baby friendly.
  • In close collaboration with Public Health Coordinators/Officers, collect available LGA level health plans, Budgets and share with line manager or MPM.
  • Provide required information to support development of health facility assessment, community assessment in liaison with Community Mobilization team.
  • Support HSS Manager to organize workshops and meetings at LGA level in regards to HSS planning, follow up meetings etc.

Objective 3 – Project Management:

  • Support HSS Manager in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS LGA activity plans
  • Inform line manager about planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc. at LGA level well in advance.
  • Inform transport planning/requirement to line manager for any particular activity at LGA level well in advance using predefined tools.
  • Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with line manager.
  • Maintain close collaboration with public health coordinators/officers and other partners in the assigned LGA

Objective 4 – Follow up of the HSS action plan with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs:

  • Conduct periodic observation visits to health facilities and update the HSS action plan follow up tool
  • Draft summary report on the progresses made at LGA level, challenges and way forward and inform line manager on a monthly basis
  • Organize periodic meetings with health facility to update the health facility matrix on the pre-identified indicators (6 building blocks)
  • Directly engage with LGA HIS officers to ensure that DHIS2 reporting from all supported health facilities are completed in time
  • Inform line manager in case if there are need to engage with any state level health care department or agency for raising particular challenges at LGA level.

Objective 5 – Information management, reporting and coordination:

  • Ensure that all training database for master trainers are collected from and archived with all necessary details
  • Identify key progresses, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform line manager
  • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners

Objective 6 – Performance Management:

  • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes ; 10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
  • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
  • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

Internal and External Relationship
Internal:

  • HSS Manager: Line manager
  • N/H sector Manager : Exchange of information
  • MPM/Field Co: exchange of information
  • Nutrition and Health HoD : technical support – exchange of information, coordination
  • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
  • Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination

External:

  • SPHCDA, SMOH,LGA Authority: direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.

Position Requirements
Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/Nutrition

Skills and Experience:
Essential:

  • At least 1 years post NYSC experience in primary health care system;
  • Previous supervisory role is required will be added advantage
  • Fluency in spoken and written English language; Hausa language will be added advantage
  • Working knowledge of MS office.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in humanitarian settings;
  • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable;
  • Good understanding Nigeria public health structure
  • Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation at LGA level.

Deadline: Thursday, 25th July, 2019.

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

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