Health / Medical

Latest Job Opportunities at Jhpiego Nigeria, 27th January, 2020

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: UNITAID TIPTOP Program Assistant (PA)

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Malaria Technical Advisor
Supervisees: TBD


  • The Program Assistant (PA) will provide day-to-day support for project and office operations to ensure smooth running of all programmatic functions of the project in the assigned state.
  • The Program Assistant will help manage the administrative, financial, logistical and programmatic tasks required for Jhpiego programs.
  • This includes assisting with program administration including scheduling meetings, preparation or editing of program reports, and power point presentations.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Program Officer will assist in the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the TIPTOP project being implemented at the state level.
  • This includes assisting with development of work plans, liaising with State Ministry staff, other partners and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.
  • The PA will work with Finance department to arrange logistics for all Program activities and draft correspondence to partners, NGOs and other agencies as requested.
  • The PA will maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team and schedule and support visitors and meetings
  • S/he will assist with drafting, editing and proofreading of technical materials and appropriate reports of program activities and results for technical leads and supervisors as requested.
  • S/he will work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently
  • Provide administrative support in the design, implementation and monitoring of project activities.
  • Order training materials in coordination with the Program team leaders and ensure that training materials and supplies reach training sites in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for recording and disseminating program meeting minutes.
  • Ensure that required technical and administrative reports are submitted in a timely way.
  • Assist with organization of meetings, field visits, and other activities.
  • Assist with maintaining the management calendar and keeping it up-to-date.
  • Assist with gathering technical updates for program planning, training, components of evaluations and other studies on related programs.
  • Assist in preparation of monthly, quarterly and annual work plans.
  • Assist with other programmatic and administrative duties as required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health or related field, or equivalent job experience
  • 2-3 years’ of experience in programmatic support of international health projects
  • A broad variety of programmatic, administrative, financial, and computer skills (including Word Access, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), which may need to be acquired through very quick learning.
  • Experience in coordinating USG funded projects and familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures
  • Proven track record of working with a project team composed of technical experts, program, and finance staff.
  • Fluency in verbal, written and interpersonal communication in English.
  • Fluency in any local language in the project State will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience working INGO.
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and data software.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.


Job Title: UNITAID TIPTOP Project Driver

Location: Ebonyi
Reports To: Data Analyst


  • 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 (SSCE) 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.
  • Good knowledge of local terrain is an added advantage.
  • 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: UNITAID TIPTOP Program Officer

Location: Ebonyi
Reports To: Project Director
Supervisees: TBD

Job Description

  • 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 is implemented in Ebonyi, Niger and Ondo States.


  • The Program Officer will assist in the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the UNITAID TIPTOP project being implemented at the state level.
  • This includes assisting with development of work plans, liaising with State Ministry staff, other partners and donors regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.


  • Lead program coordination and monitor implementation at the state level
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of work plan and budgets
  • Coordinate technical assistance for program implementation
  • Assist the technical staff in the design implementation, monitoring and assessment of activities.
  • Write reports, annual work plans, project monitoring tracking matrices, target implementation plan and relevant reports as required.
  • Work closely with technical and program staff to ensure quality implementation of programs and monitor state level spending
  • Assist in the development of new program approaches that are linked to related services
  • Work with RISE consultants to implement trainings, services and programs
  • Maintain partnerships on behalf of TIPTOP with SMOH and other partners.
  • Other duties as necessary or as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Public Health, Sociology, or related Health, Medical, or Social Science discipline.
  • Demonstrated experience working with Donor programs and strong familiarity with reporting requirements.
  • 5+ years’ experience in management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in HIV program implementation

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Experience in Malaria treatment and prevention programs
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to travel frequently to facilities across the state
  • References will be required.

Deadline: 7th February, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Applications to: Indicate location in your Application & email title

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