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  • Posted: Sep 17, 2019
    Deadline: Oct 1, 2019
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  • "What are we aiming at?” That’s the question our first president, Daniel Coit Gilman, asked at his inauguration in 1876. What is this place all about, exactly? His answer: "The encouragement of research . . . and the advancement of individual scholars, who by their excellence will advance the sciences they pursue, and the society where ...
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    State Technical Director

    Reports To: Technical Lead: RMNHRH/FP
    Supervisees: Integrated PHC Advisors

    Background

    • In collaboration with some of it's partners: Palladium, PharmAccess and many others will be implementing a USAID funded Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts called the Integrated Health Project (IHP) aims to implement priority primary health interventions in Kebbi, Bauchi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT to strengthen the states-, LGAs-, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the states government.
    • The objectives of the program are to:
      • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services;
      • Improve access to primary healthcare services; and,
      • Increase quality of primary health care services.
    • The IHP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services.
    • The project will operate over a 5-year period.

    Overview

    • The State Technical Director will be responsible for providing leadership in strengthening the state health systems Including RMNCH quality service delivery for an upcoming USAID award in Nigeria.
    • The State Technical Director will provide technical leadership and support for the State/LGA primary health care level activities. This integrated health project aims to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services.
    • The project will operate over a 5-year period.
    • There are two State Technical Director positions available (Ebonyi or FCT). Applicants should indicate in their applications, which State(s)they are interested in.

    Required Qualifications

    • A Medical doctor or any other closely related health care professional; specialization in Obstetrics and Gynecology or public Health and other health related courses (e.g., MPH, MSC in International Health, Social Sciences or other relevant will be an advantage.
    • Mininuin of 5-7 years working experience in the areas of RMNCH, Nutrition, Family Planning and HIV/AIDS
    • Previous experience working on a CDC or USAID funded project will be an added advantage.
    • Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH structures and functions especially as it relates to MNCM is highly desirable.
    • Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in maternal health.
    • Experience working with host-country partners, organizations, and institutions.
    • Strong skills in leadership, 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.
    • Experience with technical leadership for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs 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.
    • Strong ability to multi-task will be highly desirable.
    • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde.
    • Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria as necessary.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should submit an Application Letter and CV as One Single Word document to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org The title/subject of your email and application should be the "Position / Location" you are applying for.

    Note

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