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Ongoing Recruitment at Jhpiego

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: Program Manager – GANC

Location: Abuja
Job Type: Consultancy
Career Category: Program / Project Management

Overview

  • The BMGF Group ANC project manager will be responsible for providing the vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the project is met.
  • He / She will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a collaborative approach with all key stakeholders whilst equally serving as the primary point of contact with the State Ministry of Health and its agencies and other stakeholders.
  • The project will operate for an approximately 2-year period.
  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Technical Leadership Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical guidance and direction to ensure that the GANC program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of Nigeria and the donor.
  • Assist with coordinating the necessary technical input from partners required for key activities and work closely with external stakeholders, consultants and experts as required.
  • Contribute / coordinate with program’s M&E of activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national standards.
  • Collaborate closely with key stakeholders, including FMOH / SMOH officials, and other stakeholders for smooth implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure that necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Coordinate with the Country Director for successful delivery of technical assistance and implementation of program activities.
  • Cultivate strategic relationships and alliances with other partners.
  • Liaise with Jhpiego’ s Nigeria Technical Leadership Office on activity design
  • Ensure compliance with the program agreement results and the oversight of program activities to achieve the stated objectives.
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of intervention.
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Write and / or review technical components of materials and publications related to the project and its development.
  • Work closely with Jhpiego Nigeria office staff to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation.

Management Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports.
  • Provide mentoring to State / LGA stakeholders during implementation of activities based on the plan developed for transfer of responsibility.
  • Lead the development of the two-year plan for transfer of responsibility and implementation to State Stakeholders.
  • Work collaboratively with program team and headquarters staff to assure proper program and financial reporting, spending and compliance with program terms and conditions.
  • Evaluate program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • Promote and support the dissemination of the program’s best practices and lessons learned among the program team, key stakeholders, including the MOH, local partners, and other collaborators.
  • Coordinate timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
  • Any other duties as applicable.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social / Behavioral Sciences, Public Administration, LLB or Health related courses. Master’s degree in Public Health or any field will be an added advantage
  • Experience working in GOVERNMENT or Donor funded programs
  • Experience in RH / FP / MNCH /
  • At least seven years of experience living and working in Nigeria, including supporting implementation of state-level programs
  • Familiarity with the National Health Strategic Plan / National Community Strategy

Knowledge base:

  • Excellent verbal, written communications and presentation skills
  • Strong programming, management and technical skills
  • Has sensitivity and understanding of the beneficiary population
  • Set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of activities
  • Dynamic personality and a team player
  • Computer literacy, particularly in the use of MS word, Excel and PowerPoint

Required Abilities / Skills:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform

 

Job Title: Gender Advisor

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Gender Advisor will be responsible for implementing the TMEC/RISE gender strategy as well as work with other staff of the project to ensure that RISE-Nigeria provides comprehensive and age-appropriate clinical post-GBV care that meets expressed needs of survivors including GBV prevention and male engagement activities where necessary across all target locations.
  • The Gender Advisor will work closely with other members of Jhpiego gender team to implement Jhpiego-Nigeria’s gender inclusiveness strategy and other gender/GBV related programs.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical assistance and strategic guidance on the implementation of PEPFAR priorities for gender equality and GBV programming on TMEC-RISE project.
  • Work with project teams to overcome gender-related barriers to accessing services across the HIV services cascade.
  • Work with project teams to strengthen gender components of training, job aids and reporting or data collection tools at all levels
  • Mentor and work with state teams to integrate gender strategies into their work, supporting Jhpiego gender equality interventions.
  • Work with monitoring and evaluation teams to analyze and report on indicators measuring the outcomes and impact of interventions around gender and gender- based violence.
  • Conduct supportive supervision to ensure that Jhpiego’s gender equality targets and RISE GBV targets are being achieved across the states where projects are being implemented.
  • Write periodic donor reports and technical papers on specific projects
  • Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender equality on Jhpiego programs
  • Provide administrative support on a range of activities implemented by the gender team, liaising with administrative, financial and procurement teams to ensure smooth implementation of activities.
  • Maximize opportunities for increasing Jhpiego Nigeria’s gender equality portfolio of work and support new business development initiatives including resource mobilization and proposal writing.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or Development Studies or demonstrated equivalent through experience.
  • Minimum seven years program experience in public health and/or international development, preferably promoting gender equality.
  • Minimum three years of senior-level experience providing technical advice on gender equality in programming.
  • Strong technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender sensitive development programs.
  • Strong analytical skills, especially for conducting gender analyses.
  • Strong knowledge of gender and global development issues, preferably with understanding of USAID and PEPFAR’s approach to gender quality and gender- based violence.
  • Proven experience in developing, implementing, monitoring and evaluating advocacy/gender projects and programs.
  • Strong understanding of inclusion and mainstreaming issues and approaches
  • Experience in working with high-level counterparts and engaging with Government officials and other development partners.
  • Previous work experience working in an iNGO / USAID funded projects is considered an advantage.
  • Excellent group facilitation, multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning skills
  • Strong writing skills, both for technical and program reports.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, able to work well in cross-cultural teams and under tight deadlines
  • Good strategic and analytical thinking and ability to interpret public health and epidemiological data
  • A personal commitment to gender equality.
  • Able to undertake frequent travel.

 

Job Title: Knowledge Management and Communications Officer

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The KM/Communications Officer will be responsible for knowledge management, general communications, and learning functions for Jhpiego Nigeria.
  • The officer will bridge the relevant work done by in-country projects and Jhpiego headquarters, and work closely with colleagues to identify KM needs as well as harness and package knowledge for dissemination through different means to Jhpiego staff, clients, and partner organizations.
  • The KM/Communications Officer will be responsible for developing well written information and knowledge products and other communication pieces with high quality photos, videos, infographics or stories for Jhpiego Nigeria.

Responsibilities

  • Identify creative and effective ways to generate and share knowledge with a view to leveraging good practices and improving programs.
  • Works closely with other Jhpiego staff to develop information products and learning material;
  • Define and produce diverse knowledge; evidence- based articles, resource guide.
  • Develop infographics using supplied data to present core messages and organize complex information into visual representations;
  • Ensure cohesion of knowledge and learning activities in-country.
  • Strictly ensure that Jhpiego standards for quality assurance for communication materials are always maintained.
  • Actively participate in the development of annual work plans and any specialized technical planning or reporting;
  • Undertake duties as specified by the Country Director and other assigned authorities.
  • Develops capacity building activities for staff to enhance their ability to communicate about project achievements/position Jhpiego and provide editorial services for documents and presentations, including formatting, style and accuracy of a text, grammar and punctuation and copy editing

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Communications, Knowledge Management, Public Health, International Development, or related field,
  • Minimum of 3 years’ working experience in knowledge management and communications; i) public health; and ii) Infographics iii) USAID development projects;
  • In addition, s/he should demonstrate competencies in communicating to a wide range of stakeholders and audiences as well as excellent report writing, facilitation and inter-personal skills.
  • Demonstrate good judgment, possesses sensitivity and understanding of how messaging impacts diverse audiences

 

Job Title: Information Technology (IT) Officer

Location: Abuja
Career Category: Information and Communications Technology

Job Summary

  • The Information Technology Officer (IT) is expected to monitor and maintain all Jhpiego information technology systems and equipment both in Abuja and in the field offices.
  • S / he will support and increase the use of information and communication technologies in Jhpiego’s program activities including designing, implementing, maintaining, and supporting appropriate and cost-effective information and communication technologies to facilitate information flow among stakeholders and support learning approaches.

Responsibilities

  • The IT Officer will provide assistance, mentoring and capacity building at the individual and organizational level in specific areas of expertise including but not limited to: mobile technology related to the improvement of health services management and quality improvement of health services.
  • S / he will coordinate the deployment of data systems and work with staff to test and use social networks to promote better accountability, including development of hotlines for management of pregnancy related complications.
  • The ITO will build staff capacity to manage and maintain ICT applications and systems, manage social media, mobile and Web content.
  • S / he will work with technical staff to design, develop and provide computer and web-based educational and training services and track usage of such services.
  • Conduct or lead, in collaboration with other team members, any training, meetings or workshops held for the planning, design, implementation or evaluation of information and communication technologies for program activities
  • Collaborate with team members to ensure appropriate monitoring and evaluation of project information and communication technology activities, including provision of input into appropriate logical framework and indicator development
  • Other duties as necessary and as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • HND or Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems Management, Engineering or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of demonstrated IT development and IT implementation or Enterprise systems administration experience
  • Knowledge of Networking design and implementation.
  • Installation and configuration and maintenance of Radio and VSAT equipment and servers.
  • Has experience in developing and/or implementing backup systems for organizations
  • Experience in managing cloud-based systems
  • Experience in maintenance and repair of computer systems and servers.
  • Experience in planning and expansion of network.
  • Experience in database system design, testing, and trouble shooting

 

Job Title: Finance Manager

Location: Abuja
Position Reports to: Director of Finance and Operations
Slot: 3 Openings
Country Office: Nigeria Country Office

Overview

  • The Finance Manager (FM) reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and will be responsible for providing the financial management for Jhpiego projects as assigned and managed.
  • The FM will oversee all local financial and contractual aspects of Jhpiego projects in Nigeria and work closely with project staff to ensure accurate financial and contractual reporting of the project.
  • The FM will ensure that the financial reports are compatible with standard accounting practices and follow Jhpiego and USAID rules and regulations.
  • The FM will be responsible for ensuring cost consciousness, efficient spending and for implementing and maintaining an on-site financial accounting and book-keeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of project financial operations.

Key Financial and Managerial Responsibilities

  • Financial planning, budgeting and reporting for Jhpiego active projects in Nigeria.
  • Provide guidance to the program teams regarding the financial requirements of the projects and office operations.
  • Maintains and administers project financial accounting system.
  • Implements and oversees a detailed financial reporting and reimbursement process in accordance with Jhpiego’s established financial system.
  • Prepares the monthly financial report by using adapted finance software (QuickBooks) and ensures accuracy and timely submission to HQ.
  • Uses various software applications such as spreadsheets, relational databases, statistical packages, and graphic packages to assemble, analyze, and format data and/or reports
  • Ensures financial management systems provides accurate, current, and complete disclosure of financial transactions
  • Closely monitors cash flow and assures budgets are followed so spending is on track
  • Implements and guide staff on policies and procedures and lead trainings, as needed
  • Reviews disbursements and payroll for authenticity and accuracy
  • Oversees the financial reporting process to donors

Budget Management:

  • Prepare accurate budgets, track expenses, ensure that required financial controls and cost-performance monitoring mechanisms are in place and adhered to: prevents over or under-expenditure of budgets, ensures proper safeguards of funds and ensures compliance with established USG and Jhpiego’s global financial, accounting and administrative procedures.
  • Leads the development, monitoring, and review of project budgets
  • Reviews monthly financial analysis and budget vs expense reports to determine reasonableness of variances and take appropriate actions, as required
  • Ensures reasonableness of financial projections
  • Makes in-country budget adjustments and other cost improvement measures, as required.
  • Cash and Bank Management
  • Ensure sufficient funds are available at all times to meet project needs
  • Reviews monthly bank reconciliations to ensure balance sheet reconciles to organizational financial records
  • Serves as Jhpiego’s liaison with banking officials

Auditing:

  • Ensure financial records are properly maintained and readily available during audits
  • Ensure that in-country legal and statutory requirements (i.e. registration, VAT/Tax reporting, filing tax returns, business licenses etc.) are fully complied
  • Support the Finance and Operations Director to facilitate the work of external audits
  • Support the Finance and Operations Director to draft responses to audit findings and follow-up on the implementation of audit recommendations

Accounting:

  • Reviews, reconciles and monitors all project accounts, including major program operating accounts and petty cash operations involving cash advances.
  • Determines updated monthly project accruals and projections to support forecasting accuracy and program completion, as required.
  • Ensures sound accounting records
  • Regularly reviews accounting transactions to ensure costs are allowable and reasonable
  • Regularly reviews QBE: review of balance sheet, aging analysis, detailed GL, expenditure by ION, advance balance
  • Review monthly QBE replenishment request
  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Finance and Operations to ensure proper project and financial reporting, spending and compliance with project terms and conditions.
  • Ensure that USAID and other donors’ resources are appropriately directed to program priorities and are in line with program work plans.
  • Serve as a resource person for non-finance staff on USAID, JHU and Jhpiego rules and policy.
  • Provides financial oversight to finance officers in Abuja and in the field offices.
  • Ensures compliance by all assigned staff to the JHU and Jhpiego timekeeping requirements, as well as, the staff’s timely approval of timesheets.
  • Preforms other projects related activities as assigned by the supervisor or by Jhpiego management

Person’s Specifications
Qualifications and Experience:

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
  • MBA in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) is required.
  • Minimum of 7-8 years relevant experience in finance or accounting.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID / CDC, DFID, etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.

 

Job Title: Finance and Admin Officer

Locations: Ebonyi, Sokoto
Position Reports to: Finance Manager

Overview

  • The Finance & Admin. Officer will provide support in the implementation of financial and administrative systems in Jhpiego’s field offices for the MCGL project.
  • Review, make necessary recommendations and implement policies and procedures for the general operation of the organization and its related activities.

Responsibilities
Finance:

  • Preparing state level annual budgets and quarterly financial forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance with JHPIEGO’s financial management systems and internal controls in the field office
  • Support in preparing periodic budget updates and burn rates to State Teal Leader and other staff
  • Prepare periodic donor reports for assigned projects and awards
  • Ensure all financial transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that transactions are correctly entered into QBs accounting system.
  • Support in ensuring that all statutory deductions are remitted at the various government agencies in the state
  • Support the finance manager in preparing and consolidating periodic financial reports and respond to all financial queries from headquarters in Baltimore.
  • Lead document retention protocols in state offices and in line with donors and organization policies

Administration:

  • Ensure all procurements in the field office are in line with Jhpiego’s and donor procurement policies.
  • Ensure documentation for the procurement of all goods and services are completed and available for audit trail.
  • Ensure state offices administration processes run smoothly to support effective and efficient program implementation.
  • Responsible for the accurate recording and maintenance of all Jhpiego Nigeria and donor assets located in the state office
  • Provide and ensure that all logistics requirements are available for the smooth running of state office and program activities.
  • Ensure that all shipments received in the state office are properly recorded in the electronic inventory register on time, and ensure that appropriate program staff and the State Team Leader is informed of the arrival of each shipment.

Person’s Specifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
  • Masters degree in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 4-5 years relevant experience in finance or accounting.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.

Competencies:

  • 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 Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.
  • 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;
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization
  • Capability to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics for accomplishing assigned duties
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations would be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with non-profit organization will be an added advantage.

 

Job Title: Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Technical Advisor

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (RMNCH) Technical Adviser will be responsible for providing technical leadership in strengthening the RMNCH quality service delivery for upcoming RMNCH awards in Nigeria (MSD for Mothers RICOM3 Project & BMGF GANC project). He/She will provide technical leadership and support for the State/LGA, General hospitals, primary health care and private health care level activities.
  • This integrated RMNCH health project aims to contribute to reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality health care services. The project will operate for an approximately 2-year period.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical expertise on high impact reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) services that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of project states as identified.
  • Provide advice on the integration of these services into established service delivery systems at different levels of care in the State.
  • Collaborate with other stakeholders at the National and State level to apply lessons learned, innovations and quality methods to ensure evidence-based practices are translated to improved implementation of interventions in relation to the RICOM3 and GANC projects.
  • Provide technical leadership to the building of local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
  • Provide trainings (providers and training of trainers) as well as follow-up support and clinical mentoring as necessary for RMNCH.
  • Support basic maternal health (MH) continuum of care (including antenatal through postpartum care, FP integration, birth planning and birth preparedness) at – public and private health facilities State sites.
  • Provide technical support to key stakeholders including review of technical documents and provide input to relevant policies and strategies.
  • Provide technical leadership in the development of strategies for increasing the percentage of pregnant women, including married adolescents, who deliver under the care of a skilled birth attendant leading to a reduction of maternal and newborn morbidity and mortality.
  • Supervise all Service Improvement Coordinators (SICs) and Quality Improvement Consultants (QICs) under the two projects (RICOM3 & GANC).
  • Coordinate closely with other development partner programs in the State.
  • Contribute to and coordinate with the program’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team on activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national and donor standards.
  • Represent program at state level stakeholder meetings and technical working groups in relation to RMNCH and related technical areas

Management:

  • Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports.
  • Provide technical leadership on the timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results.
  • Advocate and eensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines and strategic directions, global best practices including advice on relevant latest health developments & publications.
  • Coordinate the evaluation of program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
  • With the consortium partners, Project Directors, SICs and QICs, oversee program design, implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of work plan.
  • Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Project Director which contribute to the achievement of program goals.

Required Qualifications
The RMNCH Technical Advisor must be a proven technical leader in the field of international RMNCH with some management experience in public health programs. S/he must be familiar with the reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health (RMNCH) community in Nigeria. The RMNCH Technical Advisor must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with donor programs. Additional qualifications include:

  • A Medical doctor or Experienced Nurse or Midwife or any other closely related health care professional; specialization in obstetrics and gynecology or Public Health and other health related courses (e.g. PhD, MPH, and MSc in international health, Social sciences or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years working experience in the areas of RMNCH, Nutrition, and family planning.
  • Previous experience working on an international donor funded project will be an added advantage.
  • Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH structures and functions especially as it relates to MNCH is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country government officials and policy makers in maternal health.
  • Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions.
  • Strong skills in technical issues, design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. services, training, quality improvement, advocacy and coordination.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with African experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding RMNCH.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Strong ability to multi-task will be highly desirable.
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and any local language.
  • Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria as necessary.

 

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant

Location: Abuja
Country Office: Nigeria Country Office
Position Reports to: SI Advisor

Overview

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will assist in the development and implementation of the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the JHPIEGO Nigeria Country Office.
  • S/he will work closely with program and technical staff of assigned projects to maintain monitoring frameworks that are accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive.
  • S/he will work closely with the Quality Improvement Coordinators and SI Advisors in collating and submitting monthly and quarterly data through relevant platforms, including DHIS2. S/he will also perform other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Assistant will support all Monitoring and Evaluation initiatives and data related activities of assigned projects.
  • The M&E Assistant will participate in conducting routine data quality validation/audit and provide regular feedbacks to improve the quality of data in all supported sites and among the different stakeholders.
  • S/he will support the process of collecting, collating and reporting all data tracked by assigned projects.
  • Support the process of building the capacity of health care providers in quality data collection, analysis, dissemination and use of health information at the state and health facility levels.
  • The M&E Assistant will work closely with the SI Advisors of assigned projects in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst project staff and continuously propose strategies to properly capture progress and document lessons learned.
  • Support the preparation of reports e.g. quarterly, annual and other program reports in a timely manner
  • Participate in training of facility staff, research assistants and perform other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
  • Any other task assigned by the Supervisor.

Person’s Specifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Public Health or equivalent in any discipline in the Social Sciences.
  • At least 2 – 3 years’ post-NYSC working experience in the implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems (MNH programming preferred).

Competencies:

  • High-level computer skills using MS Excel, SPSS and/or SAS and Epi-Info Windows
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in basic data management, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others on monitoring and evaluation.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring will be an added advantage
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
  • Self-motivated, proactive with a positive attitude to work under minimal supervision.
  • Excellent and working knowledge of electronic medical records, DHIS2 etc.
  • Good knowledge of National Health Information Management System
  • Good knowledge of electronic data collection tools such as ODK, REDCAP etc

 

Job Title: Quality Improvement Consultant

Location: Lagos
Job Type: Consultancy
Career Category: Program / Project Management

Background
Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with mDoc and the Health Strategy and Delivery Foundation (HSDF) as partners, Jhpiego is implementing a Merck funded cooperative agreement called MSD for Mothers (MFM) Quality of Care (QoC) project. The project aims to offer unique and synergistic strengths to co-design and implement an innovative QoC model to achieve the project’s expected outputs, aimed at reducing Maternal Mortality and Morbidity by focusing on the indirect causes of maternal mortality and morbidity. The project is being implemented in two (2) states – Abuja and Lagos.

Objectives of the Project

  • The MSD for Mothers’ project is tasked with the key objectives of supporting women to reduce their risk of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity due to indirect causes via an integrated Quality of Care (QoC) model
  • This project aims to augment existing platforms and MH/RH services to deliver woman-centered interventions for prevention, detection and treatment of indirect causes of Maternal Mortality and Morbidity across a woman’s reproductive life cycle.

Overall Responsibility

  • Provide technical leadership in capacity building, clinical mentoring, routine data collection, develop human interest and success stories and conduct supportive supervision in the technical area of quality of care for non-communicable diseases (Hypertension, Diabetes, Anemia and Obesity) on the MSD for mother’s project.

Specific Responsibilities
Working closely with the Project Director of the MSD for Mothers project and other project technical staff you are to:

  • Support the Program Director to implement and provide technical guidance on service and quality of care package for Non Communicable Disease like Hypertension, gestational and Chronic Diabetes Mellitus, Anemia and obesity prevention, management and treatment that is sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of WRA.
  • Provide on-site capacity building trainings (providers and training of trainers) at various touch points in health facilities as well as follow-up support, monthly data collection and reporting from all 20 selected health facilities and clinical mentoring as necessary for QoC for NCDs around Hypertension, gestational and Chronic Diabetes Mellitus, Anemia and obesity prevention, management and treatment at primary health care facilities in the Lagos state.
  • Collect information and develop success stories from the onsite capacity building and other activities being implemented in the 10 selected facilities in the Lagos State.
  • Provide support to synthesize and document results and lessons from the onsite training program and mentoring of the QI teams in the supported facilities etc.
  • Develop relevant IEC materials and guidelines for health care workers in the health facilities.
  • Provide support and mentoring to Quality improvement teams established in the 20 facilities in Lagos.
  • Lead the monthly collection of data from all touch points in the 20 facilities to measure progress of the project.
  • Contribute to quarterly reports and annual reports to the Donor.

Qualifcations / Experiences / Competencies

  • The NCD / Quality Improvement Consultant must be a proven leader in the field of MH / RH-NCD service and quality Improvement with senior-level management experience in public health programs.
  • S / he must be well recognized by the MH / RH-NCD community in Nigeria. The Consultant must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with Donor-funded programs.

Additional qualifications include:

  • An experienced Midwife / Nurse or any other closely related health care professional; other related courses (e.g. MPH, MSC or other relevant degrees) will be an advantage.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience working in MH / RH-NCD in Africa, preferably in Nigeria
  • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policymakers in MH / RH-NCD.
  • Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. services, training, supportive supervision, clinical mentoring, advocacy and coordination.
  • Demonstrated capacity to work with experts and partners in developing technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy and resource mobilization for expanding quality improvement of MH / RH-NCD services.
  • Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by donors in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.

Deliverables
Specific deliverables are:

  • Capacity building / On-site refresher trainings for health care workers in in various touch points at the 20 health facilities in the Lagos
  • Monthly data collection and reporting from all 20 selected health facilities
  • Quarterly ISS to health facilities with State counterparts.
  • Identify success stories or human-interest stories
  • Support monthly Quality Improvement mentoring and coaching in the facilities
  • Training report and quarterly reports detailing work done and recommendations.

How to Apply
Method of Application: Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using “Job Title” as the subject of the email.

 

Application Deadline 9th February, 2021.

 

Note

  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title / subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Female applicants and qualified applicants are especially encouraged to apply
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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