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  • Integrated Primary Health Care Advisor at Jhpiego - John Hopkins University

  • Posted on: 17 September, 2019 Deadline: 1 October, 2019
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  • Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

    Integrated Primary Health Care Advisor

     

    Locations: Ebonyi and FCT
    Reports to: State Technical Director
    Supervisees Integrated Supportive Supervision/ Quality Improvement Coordinators
    Slot: 2 Openings each per state

    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 IHP Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors provide technical guidance on and oversight of integrated primary health service activities, including capacity building at state, local government health authority (LGHA), facility, and community levels;
    • Providing expert technical assistance in integrated service delivery in the areas of reproductive, maternal, newborn and child health plus nutrition and malaria (RMNCH + N and malaria), with a focus on enhancing service delivery within a stronger, more sustainable health system.

    Required Qualifications

    • MBBS/MD or Nursing or Midwifery degree plus a Master's degree in Public Health, Nursing or a related field or an advanced postgraduate degree in a related field is essential;
    • At least eight (8) years relevant experience in one or more of technical areas: Family planning, maternal health, newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria;
    • Experience in integrated PHC service delivery at health facilities and community;
    • Experience implementing programmes at the primary health care level is an advantage;
    • Familiarity with performance indicators in at least 2 technical areas
    • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable;
    • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services;
    • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa;
    • Demonstrated experience managing stakeholders and building capacity at sub-national levels;
    • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency delivering relevant IRMNCH +NM training packages and supporting retention of health worker competencies (e.g. through mentoring, supervision)
    • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team;

    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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