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  • Posted: Feb 4, 2020
    Deadline: Feb 11, 2020
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  • Action Against Hunger | ACF International, a global humanitarian organization committed to ending world hunger, works to save the lives of malnourished children while providing communities with access to safe water and sustainable solutions to hunger.
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    Nutrition Officer - Health System Strengthening

    Location: Monguno, Borno State
    Starting date: As Soon As Possible
    Direct Line Manager: Nutrition and Health Sector Manager

    Objective 1

    • Mapping of nutrition and health services and gaps in the targeted local governments

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Update and maintain 5W/4W mapping (Health, and Nutrition sector) on a regular basis for the assigned LGA, and share with line manager.
    • Update stakeholder contact information in targeted local government level for nutrition and health sector on a regular basis and share with line manager.
    • Maintain and update health facility matrix for tracking gaps in service provisions, HRH, supplies, technical capacities, information management and availability of policies/guidelines at health facility level for assigned LGA.
    • Liaise with Nutrition and Health service delivery team; Community Mobilization teams and keep them updated about the identified gaps on a regular basis at LGA level.
    • Liaise with CM Officers for accessing the community care group databases on a regular basis to reflect on the community component of the health system at assigned LGA.
    • Conduct periodic and regular health facility observation in assigned LGA to update the health facility matrix tool and communicate with respective program teams; external partners at LGA level.  

    Objective 2

    • Supporting the development of HSS diagnosis and HSS action plan for the targeted LGAs  

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Develop a presentation on the LGA health governance structure with support from N-H Sector Manager/N-H Project Manager for assigned LGA.
    • In close collaboration with Public Health Coordinators/Officers, collect available LGA level health plans, Budgets and share with the line manager or MPM.
    • Provide required information to support the development of health facility assessment, community assessment in liaison with the Community Mobilization team.
    • Support N-H Manager to organize workshops and meetings at LGA level in regards to HSS planning, follow up meetings, etc.
    • Lead the data collection for health center assessment with the SMoH and ACTION AGAINST HUNGER teams in the assigned LGA
    • Support N-H manager in inviting and ensuring participation of respective LGA representatives, INGO representatives during health system diagnosis workshops
    • Participate in the HSS diagnosis and programming workshops
    • Liaise with logistic, finance, and HR to ensure appropriate communication and planning to carry out workshops, meetings, data collection at the LGA level.

    Objective 3

    • Project Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Support N-H manager in developing HSS timeline by providing plans for assigned LGA
    • Support N-H Manager in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS LGA activity plans
    • Inform line manager about planning of workshops, training and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement, etc. at LGA level well in advance.  
    • Inform transport planning/requirement to line manager for any particular activity at LGA level well in advance using predefined tools.
    • Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with line manager.
    • Maintain close collaboration with public health coordinators/officers and other partners in the assigned LGA

    Objective 4

    • Follow up of the HSS action plan with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs

    Tasks and responsibilities:

    • Conduct periodic observation visits to health facilities and update the HSS action plan follow up tool
    • Conduct periodic consultation workshop/meeting to update the progress at LGA level with ACTION AGAINST HUNGER teams, government, and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs
    • Draft summary report on the progress made at LGA level, challenges and way forward and inform the line manager
    • Organize periodic meetings and workshop with health workers to update the health facility matrix on the pre-identified indicators (6 building blocks)
    • Conduct supervision and monitoring visit to health facilities jointly with LGA/State public health coordinators
    • Engage with LGA HIS officers to ensure that DHIS2 reporting from all supported health facilities are completed in time
    • Inform the line manager in case if there is a need to engage with any state-level health care department or agency for raising particular challenges at the LGA level.

    Objective 5
    Information management, reporting, and coordination

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Ensure that all training databases for health workers, community health workers/volunteers are collected from partners, ACTION AGAINST HUNGER and archived for the particular LGA.
    • Liaise with N/H teams and ensure that the health facility matrix, 4W/5W are updated for assigned LGA by the respective teams and archived.
    • Ensure that the attendance sheet is used and maintained by the teams for workshops/meetings and refresher training at the LGA level.
    • Identify key progress, gaps and challenges with proposed solutions from the monthly follow up visits, health facility matrix updates and inform the line manager
    • Closely coordinate with LGA representatives from SMoH and health care agencies responsible for service delivery for the targeted LGAs
    • Organize and lead the LGA based monthly coordination meetings and support LGA teams on structuring LGA coordination mechanisms with health workers and partners
    • Participate in the relevant cluster meetings and other related forums at the district or governorate level as and when requested by the PM or in absence of PM.

    Objective 6

    • Performance Management

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    • Communicate Action Against Hunger performance standards and expectations to team members which includes;10 minutes monthly conversation, 3 months/end of probation performance appraisal and annual/ end of contract appraisal.
    • Establish performance objectives, provide feedback, identify strengths and areas for professional improvement.
    • Contribute to the professional development and improvement of team members by providing support.

    Internal & External Relationship
    Internal:

    • N-H DPM: Line manager
    • N/H Project Manager: Exchange of information
    • Senior MPM/Field Co: exchange of information
    • Nutrition and Health HoD: technical support – exchange of information, coordination
    • Deputy PM – Nutrition & Health; Deputy Nutrition PM – CM: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
    • Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
    • Other sectorial teams; Exchange of information, coordination

    External:

    • SPHCDA, SMOH at LGA level: lead for HSS process and implementation; direct technical and facilitation support to public health coordinators/officers at LGA level; Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
    • LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in Medicine / Public Health / Nutrition and / or any other related field

    Skills and Experience
    Essential:

    • At least 2 years’ experience in primary health care system;
    • Previous supervisory role is required;
    • Fluency in spoken and written English language;
    • Working knowledge of MS office.

    Preferred:

    • Work experience in humanitarian settings;
    • Experience of working in partnership with or directly with the Ministry of Health is preferable;
    • Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior;
    • Ability to manage a wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination, and consultation at the LGA level.

    Salary
    Minimum Basic Salary: NGN 236,585 per month

    Method of Application

    Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Interested and qualified? Go to Action Against Hunger | ACF-International on acfinternational.applytojob.com to apply
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