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  • Posted: Jun 12, 2014
    Deadline: Jun 30, 2014
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    Treat the Pain is an international program within the American Cancer Society to improve access to pain medicines. The program provides technical support to improve patient access to opioid analgesics, with a focus on low and middle-income countries with high unmet need for pain relief. Uganda shirts In 2009, the Union for International Cancer Control (U...
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    National Coordinator

    The National Coordinator will support and report to the Treat the Pain Consultant to Director of Food and Drug Services at the Federal Ministry of Health to implement Pain-Free Hospital Initiative.

    Issue a Request for Applications: The coordinator will work with the FMOH to issue a request for applications (RFA). The request for applications will be issued through the Food and Drug Services Department to the chief medical officers of up to 32 teaching hospitals. Following issuance of the RFA, the coordinator will support interested hospitals in completing their
    applications before the application deadline has passed.

    Administrative set-up: Once hospitals have been selected, the coordinator will:
    Assist partner hospitals in completing a grant agreement with the American Cancer Society. Confirm that the hospital finance department has been notified of the grant agreement. Monitor the grant payment to the hospital
    Confirm that a staff champion and administrative staff have been selected with approval from the chief medical officer. Ensure that all program supplies have been received and correctly packaged in Nigeria. Deliver the program supplies to the staff champions at partner hospitals. Resolve any delays that arise in the administrative set-up process.

    Motivate: The coordinator will review the proposed motivational activities at the hospital, make sure that the necessary materials are available, and follow up to confirm that the activities have been implemented as proposed.

    Equip: The coordinator will support the staff champion as necessary in adapting training slides, organizing training sessions, procuring vendor quotes for food during the training sessions, and other related activities.

    Supply: The coordinator will review monthly opioid consumption data at each hospital to ensure that stock levels are replenished before hospitals exhaust their stocks.

    Measure: The coordinator will assist the program staff in conducting data gathering exercises specifically, the quarterly physician knowledge survey, and monthly opioid consumption and pain assessments and in reporting data to Treat the Pain in a timely fashion.

    Communicate: The coordinator will visit each hospital at least once each quarter to monitor and support the program. In the pilot phase, the coordinator will make more frequent visits to ensure the smooth implementation. The coordinator will work with the staff champion to resolve any minor challenges that arise, and escalate major issues to Treat the Pain. The
    coordinator will ensure that the interim and final narrative reports are completed by the hospital in a timely fashion (as directed in the grant agreement)


    • Understanding of and experience with public health management
    • Working knowledge of the functioning offederal governmental structures
    • Training and qualification in palliative care and project management


    • University degree in medicine, nursing, pharmacy or other social fields
    • Not less than three years of progressively professional experience
    • Ability to grasp new things and work independently
    • Excellent communications, analytical and business development skills
    • Excellent ability to communicate across cultures and in different environments nonprofit, government and business'
    • Expertise in the use of basic computer applications, including Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
    • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    • Excellent consulting and communication skills

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should send a curriculum vitae and cover letter to before 30th June, 2014. Note that only short-listed candidates will be considered. No telephone calls, please.

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