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  • Posted: Sep 13, 2019
    Deadline: Sep 27, 2019
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  • John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world. JSI's mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion...
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    Country-Level Finance & Administrative Consultant

    Position Category: Local hire, paid in country
    Starting Date: 16th September, 2019

    Description

    • The Child Health Task Force has partnered with JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc. (JSI) & the Sonder Collective to support the ministries of health in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Nigeria in re-imagining approaches to technical assistance using human-centered design (HCD), with support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation through
    • This approach focuses on the needs and motivations of the end users of technical assistance for the development of new model (s) of providing technical assistance that is effective, systematic, and country-driven
    • Ultimately, with these re-imagined models to technical assistance (TA), the project aims to enable countries to better implement evidence-based, integrated, Maternal, Newborn, Child Health and Health Systems Strengthening (MNCH/HSS) interventions in order to accelerate achievement of the Sustainable Development Goal targets of reduced mortality and improved wellbeing in the DRC and Nigeria.

    Project activities will take place from 2018-2020 and aim to achieve:

    • A deep understanding of barriers and challenges with current technical assistance delivery;
    • An exploration of diverse opportunities for future technical assistance delivery;
    • A co-designed set of prototypes for future technical assistance delivery; and
    • A documented roadmap for the implementation of future technical assistance delivery.
    • The project’s Theory of Change (ToC) illustrates that the engagement of the right stakeholders is a precondition to the goal of adoption and acceptance of new models created out of this process.

    Responsibilities

    • The CHTF Junior consultant will provide short-term support to the project team which is comprised of human centered design (HCD) experts, a documentation and evaluation consultant, stakeholder and coordination consultant and JSI advisors
    • The consultant will provide administrative and financial support to the project team as needed for the remainder of the program through March, 2020.

    The Consultant will work with the project team to:

    • Coordinate with the local stakeholder engagement consultant and HQ JSI team;
    • Lead in-country logistics and support for meetings, including paying local vendors and participant per diem;
    • Assist with the identification and booking of appropriate venue for workshops;
    • Support the local consultant to make appointments and conduct interviews with key informants about technical assistance;
    • Support the planning of 3 workshops with members of the national Child Health technical working group (CH TWG) and selected stakeholders (e.g. major donors in CH at national and state level); and
    • Support the facilitation of our work with the MOH, national CH TWG, and CH TF to implement the new technical assistance model and document the approach(es).

    Qualifications

    • Ability to communicate effectively
    • Prior administrative and finance program experience
    • Experience in child health programming and knowledge of Nigeria health system and partners
    • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills
    • Language: English.

    Salary

    • Commensurate with experience.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to John Snow Inc - JSI on www.jsi.com to apply
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