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  • Posted: Mar 6, 2020
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • EnCompass offers innovative solutions for organizational excellence. We seek to enhance the impact and capacity of government and multilateral agencies, corporations, and nonprofits around the world through customized services in organizational and leadership development, training, technical assistance, and evaluation.
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    Health Governance Specialist (USAID Nigeria IHS)

    Position Description

    • EnCompass LLC is seeking Health Governance Specialist candidates for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management activity in Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this five-year task order is to support the establishment of a cost‐effective, well-trained and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    • The position is full-time and based in Abuja with travel to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Health Governance Specialist will have overall responsibility to design, implement, monitor and evaluate health governance interventions for sustainability.
    • The position will use a mix of approaches and strategies to apply governance improvement methodologies to the health sector to achieve the activity’s purpose and objectives.
    • The position will be expected to work collaboratively as part of the core and extended project teams to realize synergies between the project objectives.

    Essential functions include:

    • Provide overarching technical assistance, across the project, to strengthen governance aspects of the activity work plan, to include strengthening governance frameworks of state and local government area (LGA) level HRH units and coordination platforms
    • Provide technical assistance in the implementation of approaches focused on increasing efficiencies within Government operations and decreasing government’s reliance on external funding
    • Promote multi sectoral partnership and leadership to strengthen governance and accountability at the state level to use resources transparently, enable citizen engagement in planning and monitoring, and produce results in HRH strengthening
    • Develop strategies to increase sensitivity to gender equity and female empowerment; accountable for ensuring that gender and capacity development activities are integrated into all project activities
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate degree or higher in Public Health, Health Systems, Health Policy and Planning, or other related discipline
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience on public health projects of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably for USAID or other donors in Nigeria

    Experience and Skills:

    • Proven success in designing and implementing sustained health systems policy reforms from program initiation to closeout
    • Professional experience interacting with government at the highest level and provision of technical assistance to promote health systems governance improvement
    • Familiarity with ongoing GON efforts aimed at addressing the HRH crisis in the country
    • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team
    • Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Director of Finance & Administration (USAID Nigeria IHS)

    Position Description

    • EnCompass LLC is seeking Director of Finance and Administration candidates for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management activity in Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this five-year task order is to support the establishment of a cost‐effective, well-trained and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    • The position is full-time and based in Abuja with travel to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    • Reporting to the Country Director, the Director of Finance and Administration will serve as the overall lead for all financial and administrative (F&A) aspects of the project.
    • Potentially managing a small team, they will serve as the lead for accounting, finance, invoicing, procurement, and other F&A functions as required by the contract.
    • They will work directly with the Country Director to ensure full compliance with USAID rules and regulations, and functioning of financial processes, as well as maintain internal controls for all activities.

    Essential functions include:

    • Oversee the project operations including; but not limited to, human resources, logistics, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
    • Develop a USAID compliant Financial Management and Reporting system
    • Develop internal control measures for the award
    • Prepare and submit monthly invoices and other financial reports as required, and oversee USAID-required audits
    • Produce financial and budget reports, develop procedures and guidelines for all activities, monitor project budgets, maintain accurate financial records on project activities, monitor transactions to ensure compliance with USAID-regulations
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • A Master's degree in Business Administration, Finance or other relevant fields
    • Minimum of 8 years of experience managing, in roles of increasing responsibility: finance, procurement, accounting, logistics, and/or human resource-related matters for international development activities of a similar contract size
    • Knowledge of U.S. Government's financial reporting and compliance processes and requirements, particularly as related to USAID highly desired
    • Knowledge of applicable Nigerian laws and policies on financial and procurement procedures and human resources

    Experience and Skills:

    • Progressive demonstrated experience supervising project operations, including human resources, procurement, subcontracts or sub-awards, and accounting/finance
    • Demonstrated ability for developing and managing large budgets, and in-depth knowledge of USG Cost Accounting Standards
    • Demonstrated experience managing logistics and/or supply chain management for the implementation of public health programs in low- and/or middle-income countries
    • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on team.
    • Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Country Director

    Employment Type: Full Time with frequent travels to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Position Description

    • EnCompass LLC is seeking Country Director candidates for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management activity in Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this five-year task order is to support the establishment of a cost‐effective, well-trained and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    • We are looking for someone who can facilitate learning and build relationships, with high political acumen and strong conflict prevent and management skills.
    • S/he must be an inclusive leader, who can navigate change with flexibility and emotional resilience.
    • The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience focusing on results and impact, with strong strategic vision and an understanding of systems approaches to programming.
    • S/he will understand how to foster a culture of continuous improvement and learning and will maintain high self-awareness and personal improvement skills.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities
    The Country Director will be the primary point of contact with USAID staff for the contract.
    Essential functions include:

    • Serve as the primary representative for contract related issues, concerns, and problems
    • Provide overall leadership, strategic guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful implementation
    • Work closely with and supervise project staff and ensure the strategic and functional integration of all technical areas as well as strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
    • Meet contractual obligations, produce deliverables and targets, and achieve project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria
    • Oversee project planning, provide technical direction and support, and ensure implementation, with a focus on results, and financial accountability for all project activities
    • Communicate/work with FMOH, NPHCDA, and key stakeholders at the national level
    • Forge and substantiate strategic alliances with national agencies and organizations to establish USAID’s leadership role among key national human resources for health and health systems strengthening partners, including proactively seeking opportunities to liaise with major national public and private sector efforts and projects
    • Ensure that all activities are undertaken in full compliance with EnCompass’ standard operating procedures, USAID policies and regulations, and local policies and laws
    • Other duties as assigned

     Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate degree or higher in Public Health, International / Global Health, Social Sciences, Management or a related discipline
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of progressively increasing responsibility managing health contracts of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably for USAID or other donors in Nigeria
    • Former supervisory experience is required

    Experience and Skills:

    • Prior experience as a country director, or chief of party leading complex USAID-funded health projects, as well as managing sizeable USG-funded contracts and budgets strongly preferred
    • Direct relevant experience in managing HSS programs in the areas of HRH, health policy and administration, and health systems assessment
    • Professional experience interacting with other donors, implementing partners, private sector, and host country government
    • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team
    • Familiarity with USAID/Nigeria Mission preferred
    • Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply.

     

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    Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist (USAID Nigeria IHS)

    Position Descriptions

    • EnCompass LLC is seeking Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Specialist candidates for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management activity in Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this five-year task order is to support the establishment of a cost‐effective, well-trained and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    • The position is full-time and based in Abuja with travel to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    • The MEL Specialist must have appropriate expertise on MEL and research related to the use of performance indicators and various research / evaluation methodologies to determine outputs and outcomes throughout the activity cycle.
    • The position will manage the MEL system, and the gathering, analyzing and reporting on relevant data to help inform decision-making.

    Essential functions include:

    • Provide the strategic guidance, vision, and management for successful monitoring and evaluation of the project
    • Work closely with key personnel and supervises M&E staff and ensures the strategic and functional integration of all M&E activities as well as active collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
    • Develop and implement a MEL plan across all program components including identification of process, output, and outcome indicators
    • Oversee the program’s collaborating, learning and adapting (CLA) process in collaboration with the Country Director; ensure that the program’s CLA approach is applied with consistency and rigor; work with the leadership team to apply program learnings in pursuit of adaptive management
    • Produce M&E reports, annual performance plans and MEL plans for the program team and USAID
    • Oversee research and evaluation activities related to HRH in collaboration with local partners
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate degree in statistics, demographics, public health, epidemiology, Social Sciences, or a related discipline
    • Minimum of six (6) years of experience designing and implementing MEL systems on complex donor-funded development projects. Experience implementing MEL activities on health system strengthening projects

    Experience and Skills:

    • Demonstrated progressive experience in monitoring and evaluation of HSS and HRH programs and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, project beneficiaries and project staff
    • Proven success in designing and implementing program M&E systems from program initiation to closeout stages
    • Knowledge of the major evaluation methodologies (e.g., qualitative, quantitative, mixed method, and impact) and data collection and analysis methodologies
    • A demonstrated commitment to creating a learning environment in a program
    • Familiarity with the application of digital development in HRH in resource-poor settings
    • Ability to communicate professionally and provide written reporting in English is required
    • Experience managing MEL for USAID programs is desirable
    • Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply

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    Technical Director (USAID Nigeria IHS)

    Position Descriptions

    • EnCompass LLC is seeking Technical Director candidates for an upcoming five-year United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Health Workforce Management activity in Nigeria.
    • The purpose of this five-year task order is to support the establishment of a cost‐effective, well-trained and motivated health workforce, particularly in targeted rural and remote areas of Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
    • The position is full-time and based in Abuja with travel to Bauchi, Sokoto, Kebbi, and Ebonyi States and the Federal Capital Territory.

    Position Duties and Responsibilities

    • The Technical Director is a member of the senior management team and will work closely with the team to ensure that the project activities are of high quality and adhere to global standards, national policies and best practices on human resources systems strengthening.
    • The position will ensure the adaptation and integration of emerging knowledge and innovative solutions within project activities.
    • The technical director will serve as the Country Director during the absence of the incumbent.

    Essential functions include:

    • Provide technical leadership and strategy for the strengthening of HRH management systems, including: improving the development and implementation of state / lga HRH plans; improving health workforce management; effectively utilizing HRH; strengthening academic health institutions; and advocating for an enabling HRH policy environment
    • Identify best practices in workforce performance management systems that improve productivity and retention of health staff. Support the integration and scaling up of best practices in workforce management
    • Oversee improvements to in-service training system and performance by supporting the GoN in its stewardship role
    • Maintain strong results focus with partners, and provide regular technical input into, and support for, the implementation of work-plans
    • Ensures project activities are in compliance with all award conditions, and state-specific special provisions
    • Other duties as assigned

    Position Requirements
    Qualifications:

    • Post-graduate degree or higher in Public Health, Health Systems, Health Policy and Planning, or other related discipline
    • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience on public health projects of similar nature, size and complexity, preferably for USAID or other donors in Nigeria

    Experience and Skills:

    • Direct relevant experience in designing and implementing HRH programs in the areas of pre-service training, in-service training, human resource information systems, HRH policy research and implementation, HRH leadership strengthening, HRH monitoring and evaluation and HRH retention
    • Professional experience interacting with other donors, implementing partners, private sector, and host country government
    • Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated supervisory skills; and ability to work well on a team
    • Citizens of Nigeria are strongly encouraged to apply

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

    Important Information / Notice

    • Please submit CV and cover letter, and complete the application
    • The employer will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
    • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.
    • The incumbent must be able to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands and to seek supervisory assistance as appropriate.
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