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Fresh Vacancies at Jhpiego Nigeria – Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. The Government of Nigeria’s Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAAMP) has awarded Jhpiego, a World Bank-funded contract to implement a mapping of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services in the states of Akwa-Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun.

We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: State Coordinator

Locations: Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun
Reports to: Project Director
Duration: 30 Working Days (Between July-September, 2019)
Slot: 3

Background

  • The overarching RAAMP project is aimed at rehabilitating rural roads and river crossings throughout these three states
  • The World Bank and Government of Nigeria recognize that the influx of construction workers into already-destabilized communities within these states exacerbates the risk of GBV, in both public and private places, by increasing trafficking, sex work and forced marriage, Hence, the goal of the GBV services assessment and mapping is to minimize and mitigate the potential risks of GBV that may arise during implementation of the RAAMP project.
  • To this end, Jhpiego will profile the range of existing GBV services, as well as potential barriers to care, to improve availability and coordination of GBV services In the targeted states
  • The technical assistance provided to RAAMP by Jhpiego also includes improving the referral system and developing a forum for sharing information.
  • In order to effectively undertake the above tasks, Jhpiego seeks to hire qualified and experienced professional to carry out the under-listed short term consultancy services.

Overview

  • The State Coordinators will serve as liaison contacts between the state and Jhpiego study team to oversee all activities pertaining to the GBV assessment and mapping exercise for the state of assignment
  • The Coordinators will provide key support for the day to day management of all data collectors In the State during the period of assignment.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead advocacy planning and visits within the state of assignment
  • Organize required logistics for data collection
  • Oversee activities of data collectors during data collection, support adherence to standard operating procedures in data collection, verification and quality improvement
  • Provide supportive supervision during data collection
  • Participate in data analysis and report writing workshops
  • Provide on-going updates and reports to the Project Director on status of. data collection, successes and challenges, and recommendations for overcoming them.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.Sc in Social Sciences or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in managing research activities involving qualitative/quantitative data collection
  • Strong leadership, management and administrative skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision
  • Excellent report writing skills in English
  • Familiarity with gender and gender-based violence programming is desirable and will be an added advantage
  • Must have good working knowledge of the State and LGAs.

 

Job Title: Research Assistant Data Collector

Locations: Akwa Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun
Reports To: State Coordinator
Duration: 15 Working Days (Between July-August, 2019)
Slot: 2 Per LGA in Each State

Background

  • The overarching RAAMP project is aimed at rehabilitating rural roads and river crossings throughout these three states
  • The World Bank and Government of Nigeria recognize that the influx of construction workers into already-destabilized communities within these states exacerbates the risk of GBV, in both public and private places, by increasing trafficking, sex work and forced marriage, Hence, the goal of the GBV services assessment and mapping is to minimize and mitigate the potential risks of GBV that may arise during implementation of the RAAMP project.
  • To this end, Jhpiego will profile the range of existing GBV services, as well as potential barriers to care, to improve availability and coordination of GBV services In the targeted states
  • The technical assistance provided to RAAMP by Jhpiego also includes improving the referral system and developing a forum for sharing information.
  • In order to effectively undertake the above tasks, Jhpiego seeks to hire qualified and experienced professional to carry out the under-listed short term consultancy services.

Overview

  • The Data Collctors are expected to participate in a 3-day pre-assessment training workshop, and responsible for completing the following tasks under the guidance and supervision of the State Coordinator and Project Director.

Responsibilities
General Administration:

  • Participate in Training and debrief meetings
  • Provide updates to Jhpiego study team throughout the period of performance through an online platform.

Data Collection Preparation:

  • Ensure required tools, consent forms are complete
  • Identify communities within the LGAS and plan visits
  • Tablets/Mobile phones/audio recorders will be utilized to record key informant interview and FGDs responses.

Data Collection:

  • Travel to LGA of assignment and visit all communities within the LGA.
  • Pay advocacy visits to Community gate keepers to solicit their support and necessary information
  • Scope and identify institutions (governmental, non-governmental, faith-based, community based organizations, civil society organizations etc.) in the area that provide services relevant for survivors of GBV
  • Use the survey questionnaire tool to assess current GBV prevention and response activities within the LGA of assignmentthrough Key Informant Interviews (Kil) and Focus Group Discussions (FGDs)
  • Map existing GBV services in and around communities. Part of the services to be mapped include:
    • Health Services Social support services
    • Emergency Shelter
    • Legal counsel/support
    • Long-term psychosocial support (individual counseling, support group, etc.)
    • Lawenforcementservices: e.g. Police Services
    • Child protection services
    • Economic empowerrnent/ Uvelihood services
    • Etc.
    • Determine the geographic area to be included in the referral network, based on accessibility to where most of the women live.
  • Upload all responses from survey tools to the Jhpiego server as appropriate.
  • Store all audio recordings securely on an external hard drive
  • Deliver audio recordings to Jhpiego StudyTeam in a secure manner.

Quality Assurance of Data Cleaning:

  • Coordinate with data analyst to ensure consistency and quality of interview transcripts in English
  • Respond to any follow-up requests from Jhpiego study Team related to data collection or data deaning.

Deliverables

  • Completed Qualitative interviews (KIIs) and transcribed and reported FGDs.
  • Completed documented mapping of GBV services across sectors.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a B.Sc in Social Sciences or its equivalent
  • Minimum of 2-3 years experience in qualitative/quantitative data collection, specifically conducting in-depth interviews and experience in probing for clearer answers
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision
  • Excellent report writing skills in English
  • Familiarity with gender and gender-based violence programming is desirable and will be an added advantage
  • Must be resident and have good working knowledge of the State and LGAS of interest
  • Other available positions under Jhpigeo active grants.

 

Job Title: Project Director – Family Planning / Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health

Locations: Abuja – FCT
Reports To: Country Director

Background

  • The overarching RAAMP project is aimed at rehabilitating rural roads and river crossings throughout these three states
  • The World Bank and Government of Nigeria recognize that the influx of construction workers into already-destabilized communities within these states exacerbates the risk of GBV, in both public and private places, by increasing trafficking, sex work and forced marriage, Hence, the goal of the GBV services assessment and mapping is to minimize and mitigate the potential risks of GBV that may arise during implementation of the RAAMP project.
  • To this end, Jhpiego will profile the range of existing GBV services, as well as potential barriers to care, to improve availability and coordination of GBV services In the targeted states
  • The technical assistance provided to RAAMP by Jhpiego also includes improving the referral system and developing a forum for sharing information.
  • In order to effectively undertake the above tasks, Jhpiego seeks to hire qualified and experienced professional to carry out the under-listed short term consultancy services.

Overview

  • The Project Director will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work as agreed with the donor, pràvide leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the entire project is met
  • He/She will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a collaborative approach with the donor and key stakeholders
  • He/she will serve as the primary point of contact with the State Ministries of Health and its agencies and other stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Supervise and manage the program team to ensure conformity to the project goals and deliverables
  • Participate in work plan development; monitor and manage project to approved work plan of the project
  • Ensure that project activities are executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet program objectives
  • During weekly progress report with program staff compare and document planned activities to actual and provide weekly update to Jhpiego team
  • Record significant events within or external to the project that have the potential to impact outcomes
  • Assist in identification and documentation of lessons learned
  • Provide regular updates to the supervisor through regular phone calls, e-mails, process documentation and program and technical reports
  • Manage expenditures to budget, review actual expenditures on monthly basis, alert supervisor if change anticipated
  • Ensure timely writing of program reports for review and thereafter onward submission to Jhpiego and the donor as stipulated in sub contract agreement; provide input to manuscripts for publication and presentations as necessary.
  • Oversee procurement and delivery of study materials.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor and Jhpiego management.

Qualifications

  • Advanced Degree (Master’s – minimum) in Public Health, Health Administration, International Health or a related field. Clinical Degree preferred (Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Midwife)
  • A minimum of 8 years of project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in areas such Family Planning/Reproductive Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
  • Previous experience working on a USAID funded project will be an added advantage
  • Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH structures and functions especially as it relates to FP/RMNCH is highly desirable
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in maternal health
  • Fluent in written and spoken English and excellent with the use of computer.

 

Job Title: Senior Finance Officer

Locations: Abuja – FCT
Reports To: Senior Finance Manager

Background

  • The overarching RAAMP project is aimed at rehabilitating rural roads and river crossings throughout these three states
  • The World Bank and Government of Nigeria recognize that the influx of construction workers into already-destabilized communities within these states exacerbates the risk of GBV, in both public and private places, by increasing trafficking, sex work and forced marriage, Hence, the goal of the GBV services assessment and mapping is to minimize and mitigate the potential risks of GBV that may arise during implementation of the RAAMP project.
  • To this end, Jhpiego will profile the range of existing GBV services, as well as potential barriers to care, to improve availability and coordination of GBV services In the targeted states
  • The technical assistance provided to RAAMP by Jhpiego also includes improving the referral system and developing a forum for sharing information.
  • In order to effectively undertake the above tasks, Jhpiego seeks to hire qualified and experienced professional to carry out the under-listed short term consultancy services.

Overview

  • The Senior Finance Officer (SFO) is responsible for providing financial support to Jhpiego Nigeria Offices (Abuja and Field offices)
  • S/he will work under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance Manager and will supervise the Finance Officers as well as provide technical support and management over State Finance Officers and Assistants
  • S/he will also ensure quality control over day to day financial operations posted into the agency’s financial management software (Quick8ooks Enterprise), with particular emphasis on handling accounts payable, receivables and other balance sheet reconciliations in compliance to Jhpiego and donor financial policies.

Responsibilities

  • Post vendor PVs into the accounting system on a daily basis
  • Review accuracy of all vouchers posted into QBE by all finance team members
  • Performs physical verification of assets and inventory records with administration department in line with donor requirements and Jhpiego’s accounting policies and procedures
  • Performs reviews of financial documents such as invoices, vouchers, expense reports and other documents such as purchase orders to ensure the completeness, accuracy, reasonability and validity of financial data
  • Prepare periodic allocation reports for review of Senior Finance Manager
  • Maintains, monitors, and disburses funds from the project bank account(s) accordance with Jhpiego’s financial policies and procedures as outlined in the Jhpiego Finance and Accounting policies manual for country offices, QuickBooks Manual, Banking Policy, Procurement Policy and any other policies
  • Lead prompt monthly bank reconciliation process and ensure it is closed latest by third business day after a reporting period
  • Monitor compliance to document retention strategy of the agency by leading and ensuring that documents are adequately and filed on a timely basis, proper accounting records are maintained and compatible with standard accounting practice, JHU/Jhpiego and donor guidelines etcetera
  • Assess capacity and develop capacity building plans for field based finance staffs
  • Build capacity of based finance staffs on the agency’s operations as well as on policies and procedures
  • Frequently travel to field offices to physically support effective financial management systems
  • Perform ageing analysis of all accounts receivables and payables and ensure compliance with agency’s policies at all times
  • Monitors and reconciles supplier statements on regular basis and ensures timely settlement of bills
  • Codes, tracks, and processes vendor invoices, consultant invoices and travel advances for payments on a timely basis
  • Assist the Senior Finance & Admin Manager in preparation of monthly financial report, accruals and projections, and any other financial reports
  • Ensures prompt remittances of statutory deductions (PAYEE, Pension, NHF & WHT) to the appropriate government authorities.
  • Prepare DA1 VAT exemption forms and maintain all records relating to VAT exemption applications to donors, refundable VAT from suppliers, etc on a regular basis.
  • Provide guidance/feedback to the Senior Finance & Admin Manager to ensure the sound functioning of the Jhpiego Nigeria office
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications / Skills

  • Degree in Accounting and Finance (an MBA with focus on Accounting and Finance is an advantage)
  • Professional accounting certificate is an advantage
  • Minimum of Six (6) years relevant experience in finance or accounting (past experience within a structured international NGO is an advantage)
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations would bean added advantage.
  • Previous experience with non-profit organization will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated budgeting and budget monitoring skills
  • Expertise in Internal control systems
  • Financial management and financial reporting skills
  • Knowledge of Generally accepted Accounting principles, GAAP and accounting best practices.
  • Audit and investigations skills
  • Training personnel.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An understanding of maintenance of ledger entries, books keeping skills and bank reconciliation
  • Computers skills including use of spreadsheets and/or accounting packages
  • Knowledge of internal controls
  • Financial and computer skills – working knowledge of database applications, word processing and Excel, as well as experience with accounting software
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy.

Deadline: 4pm Tuesday 23rd July, 2019.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and a CV as a SINGLE WORD document indicating preferred location to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org The title/subject of your email and application should be the position / Location you are applying for.

Note

  • Candidates who do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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