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  • Posted: May 11, 2021
    Deadline: May 25, 2021
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  • Banyan Global is a development consulting firm, founded on the principle that integrating expertise and experience from the development community and private sector will achieve a broad and lasting impact. Our unique team comprises professionals from microfinance, banking, Wall Street, the commercial health sector, and public health. Headquartered in Washing...
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    State Human Resources for Health (HRH) Coordinator

    Nigeria Health Workforce Management (HWM) Activity

    Job Description

    Overview

    Banyan Global is a woman-owned small business and international development consulting firm committed to improving livelihoods through market approaches for a broad and lasting impact. The firm is headquartered in Washington, DC and has program operations and activities in over 15 countries around the world. Banyan Global operates within six practice areas: enterprise development, evaluation and learning, finance and investment, gender, health, and youth.

    Banyan Global is the prime recipient of the Nigeria Health Workforce Management (HWM) Activity. The HWM Activity is a five-year task order to support the establishment of a cost-effective, well trained, and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Ebony, Kebbi, Sokoto, and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). By its conclusion, HWM is expected to increase the production of new health workers competent to respond to current and future population health needs in these locations by 100,000; improve the distribution and skill mix of front-line workers to meet specific local demands; and strengthen the capacity of pre-service institutions to adopt and apply innovative education approaches. Targeted interventions will contribute to 1) improved management of maternal, child, and newborn health conditions and 2) increased responsiveness to community health needs. USAID will support the Government of Nigeria’s (GON’s) commitment to plan, recruit, train, manage, and retain its primary healthcare (PHC) workforce. HWM will contribute to the achievement of Nigeria Country Development Cooperation Strategy (CDCS) Development Objective 2 A healthier, more educated population in targeted states and Intermediate Result (IR) 2.1 Utilization of quality health services in targeted areas and population groups increased.

    The State Human Resources for Health (HRH) Coordinator is based in Bauchi State and reports to the Country Director. This position will work with the team to ensure that the HWM activities are of high quality and adhere to global standards, national policies, and best practices on human resources systems strengthening. The position will also ensure the adaptation and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within HWM activities.

    Responsibilities

    • Lead the strengthening of HRH management systems at the State level by contributing to the development and implementation of State HRH plans
    • Serve as a key member of the Training Advisory Group in the state
    • Build the capacity of academic health institutions across the State to effectively utilize HRH
    • Train HRH teams on best practices in workforce performance management systems that improve productivity and retention of health staff
    • Coordinate with State government on improvements to in-service training system and performance by supporting the GON in its stewardship role
    • Where applicable provide onsite support to grants under contract (GUC)-related activities at the State level
    • Ensure project activities follow State regulations and provisions

    Qualifications

    • Master’s or doctoral degree in public health, health systems, health policy and planning, or another related field
    •  Experience implementing projects or initiatives focused on strengthening health systems, with a focus on HRH, health policy and administration, and/or health systems assessment
    • Experience working productively with health system stakeholder entities including government, public- and private-sector providers, donors, and local community-based organizations (CBOs)
    • Excellent organizational, analytical, oral, and written communications skills in English
    • Ability to work well on a team

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    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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