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  • Posted: Feb 27, 2024
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    FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology - creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories. As we evolve to meet the challenges of the future, we stand committed to the principles that have guided our organization for the last 40+ years. Our work continues to be grounded in research and science, strengthened by partnerships and focused on building the capacity of individuals, communities and countries to succeed.
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    Senior Technical Officer, Primary Health Care

    Basic Function:

    The Senior Technical Officer, Primary Health Care will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality care and support activities. His/her primary responsibilities are to manage and support clinical activities in MMC-Jere supported health facilities. Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the STO-PHC will manage all activities related to health while ensuring the quality of service and correct application of the treatment protocols.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    • Provide day to day technical and programmatic support related to medical services integrated with clinical management of reproductive health at the facility level guided by strategies and approaches related to the implementation.
    • Coordinate the implementation of components related to health in FHI 360 humanitarian programs.
    • Work with relevant staff to coordinate the design and implementation of facility-based programs in health.
    • Provide ongoing technical assistance in health for FHI 360 programs in the NE.
    • Work with technical staff at the state office and other relevant FHI 360 staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
    • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to health and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
    • Support system strengthening and of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
    • Contribute to the development of program strategies, subproject documents, work plans and budgets.
    • Provide programmatic assistance to local partners in programming health activities.
    • Remain informed on current programs in the field of health and related developments by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research to the project implementation.
    • Build capacity of FHI360 volunteers & Ministry of Health staff through organized trainings.
    • Serves as liaison to external organizations at coordination meetings and conference as assigned.
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    • Knowledge of humanitarian programs in emergency situations.  
    • Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical services.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political, and ethical issues surrounding health in general.
    • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
    • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    • Well-developed computer skills.
    • Ability to travel to local government when required to support another project.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    • MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 - 5 years’ relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of humanitarian relief settings.
    • Possession of a fellowship in Obstetrics/Gynaecology or Paediatrics or MPH or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is required.
    • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to FHI 360 on to apply

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