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  • Posted: Jul 29, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
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  • Pathfinder International is driven by the conviction that all people, regardless of where they live, have the right to decide whether and when to have children, to exist free from fear and stigma, and to lead the lives they choose. Since 1957, we have partnered with local governments, communities, and health systems in developing countries to remove barriers...
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    Program Officer

     Requisition Number: PROGR001159

    Description

    • The Accelerating Equitable Access, Acceptance, and Uptake of COVID-19 vaccines project is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. The project is to advance COVID-19 mitigation and recovery in Nigeria by curbing vaccine services and strengthening accountability mechanisms for vaccine delivery.
    • The project will be implemented in Kano, Kaduna, and FCT in collaboration with the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) pillar of the COVID-19 task force, Religious groups, including the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Traditional/Community leaders’ associations, Women groups and other relevant Civil Society Organizations that are supporting similar efforts in the intervention States.

    Objectives of the Project

    • Increased acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines services, particularly for those underserved, by shifting norms and biases, and debunking myths and misconceptions
    • Increased access to equitable quality COVID-19 vaccines services by strengthening and scaling up service delivery at the facility level
    • Enhanced enabling environment for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

    Summary

    • Provide program support at State level including development and monitoring of project workplan.
    • The incumbent will support the Program Manager to provide technical leadership and engage relevant stakeholders and represent the organization at stakeholders’ events. As appropriate, supports Pathfinder’s technical workstreams. 
    • Collaborates with project team on project activities that have a combined program focus. Collaborates with other members of the project team to ensure that deliverables meet the needs of intended populations.
    • Ensures that the project team draws on state-of-the-art knowledge and practices in the areas specific to the program area.

    Project Specific:
    Key Job Outcomes:

    • Provide inputs in the development of project workplan, MERL plan and budget
    • Provide oversight on execution of project workplan
    • Liaise with project partners to coordinate health worker trainings and monitoring facility activities
    • Liaise with stakeholders to coordinate State COVID-19 risk communication and accountability
    • Hold regular meetings with project team
    • Develop monthly and quarterly reports of program activities
    • Represent PI at programs and meeting related to COVID-19 vaccine at State level
    • Financial, Resource, and Risk Management: Provides oversight on project budgets, conducts monthly financial reviews and analysis to ensure compliance with Pathfinder and client requirements. Supports project staff to effectively procure and manage resources, following Pathfinders and/or client systems and processes. Resolves and/or escalates issues in a timely fashion. Facilitates identification of issues and resolutions to mitigate risks
    • Technical Assistance: Provides technical assistance to country offices, host-country governments, local partners, and other agencies by contributing to report reviews; technical reviews; identification and provision of topic-specific technical assistance; and capacity building and working with local partners. Reviews and provides input on project reports, data, and progress against project workplans
    • Quality Assurance: Monitor and works with the technical team to ensure that best practices for services and service integration being implemented are well documented, evaluated and poised for scale up. 
    • Partner Management:  Supports the development of partner agreements, including supporting identification and tracking of deliverables and budgets

    Required Education, Training and Experience

    • Bachelor's Degree in related discipline
    • 3-5 years’ experience in working in International development/NGO
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work with various constituencies
    • Knowledge and experience working with relevant government stakeholders, traditional and religious leaders, donors, and other implementing partners in the State.
    • Above average computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, and Word
    • Ability to meet deadlines under pressure and work with minimal supervision
    • Good advocacy and people skills with experience in community mobilization and service delivery.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies: 

    • Software Applications: Advanced knowledge of MS Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.
    • Communication and Influencing Skills: Proven ability to influence others through diplomacy and proven oral and written communication skills.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-pace environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrix organization.
    • Confidentiality: Ability to maintain confidentiality on work related matters
    • Communication: Advanced oral and written communication skills using different forms of media. Ability to translate complex concepts to individuals at all levels.

    Minimally Required Job Competencies:

    • Country Specific Public Health System: Basic understanding of the countries’ public health systems.
    • Advocacy and influencing: Ability to engage relevant stakeholders, influence change and understands the cultural context of the location
    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights: Basic knowledge of contraception and reproductive health principles and rights, practices, and services, including program strategies and indicators, and the latest developments in the field.
    • Program Operations and Development: Intermediate skills in implementing and managing global health program operations in the developing world.
    • Leadership: Advanced skills as a leader in program or project management as part of health and health service delivery strengthening in developing countries.
    • Program and Project Planning and Management: Intermediate skills in program and project management and planning to fulfill performance objectives, including the timely implementation and reporting of donor funded program activities.
    • Operations and Financial Management: Basic knowledge of operations and financial management in developing countries.
    • Change Leadership: Ability to demonstrate a high degree of flexibility in managing change across a broad group of stakeholders in an inclusive manner.
    • Presentation Skills: Ability to make presentations on results and products to diverse stakeholder groups.
    • Project Management Planning and Management: Proven ability to plan and manage cross-functional initiatives.
    • Reporting: Proven ability to read and interpret data for reporting. Proven ability to generate and present standard reports.

    Other Information: 

    • Travel required (at least 30%)
    • Uses cellular and desk phone; laptop or desktop computer.

    Qualifications
    Behaviors:

    Required:

    • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well.
    • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity.

    Motivations:
    Required:

    • Flexibility: Inspired to perform well when granted the ability to set your own schedule and goals.

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    Program Project Technical Coordinator

    Requisition Number: PROGR001160

    Description

    • The Accelerating Equitable Access, Acceptance, and Uptake of COVID-19 vaccines project is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
    • The project is to advance COVID-19 mitigation and recovery in Nigeria by curbing vaccine services and strengthening accountability mechanisms for vaccine delivery.
    • The project will be implemented in Kano, Kaduna, and FCT in collaboration with the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) pillar of the COVID-19 task force, Religious groups, including the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Traditional/Community leaders’ associations, Women groups and other relevant Civil Society Organizations that are supporting similar efforts in the intervention States.

    Objectives of the Project

    • Increased acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines services, particularly for those underserved, by shifting norms and biases, and debunking myths and misconceptions
    • Increased access to equitable quality COVID-19 vaccines services by strengthening and scaling up service delivery at the facility level
    • Enhanced enabling environment for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.
    • Program (Technical) Coordinator (M & E Assistant)  - 1.

    Summary

    • Provides administrative, coordination and technical support to the project. Assists the staff in their work to improve the quality and timeliness of routine programmatic data.
    • Enters program or project data into the different databases, sources reference materials for staff and prepares reports, presentations and other technical and non-technical documents.
    • Supports the functional area with hiring consultants, organizing meetings and arranging travel.

    Project Specific:
    Key Job Outcomes:

    • Provide technical support for the implementation of M & E activities to ensure the project targets are met
    • Assist to implement and ensure data quality and best practices in data collection, management and reporting
    • Ensure the use of standard tools and indicators required in the program
    • Assist to ensure regular maintenance of database/information system
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project state including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessment (DQAs)
    • Program/Project Tools, Materials Maintenance and Updates: Works with staff to prepare manuals, documents, reports, presentations and other tools, and reviews and updates the materials. Helps staff source reference materials.
    • Records Retention: Manages filing, storage and tracking of hardcopy and electronic content and support templates and ensures availability of current information on related subjects.
    • Database Management, Collection and Analysis: Supports staff with developing and formatting instruments for data collection and presentation. Assists staff with maintaining and updating the global database, analysis and preparing quarterly reports for research and evaluation projects.
    • Project Management and Participation: Leads, manages or participates on cross-functional project teams.

    Minimally Required Education, Training and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of education and experience that yields the minimally required key competencies.
    • 2 years working experience in health development sector assisting non-government organization (NGO) or public-sector programs.
    • Knowledge of DHIS2 and Data quality Assessment (DOAs).

    Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies: 

    • Recordkeeping: Foundational knowledge of organizing, filling and maintaining documents.
    • Database Management, Data Entry and Reporting: Foundational knowledge of data entry and creation of reports. Ability to use and maintain databases. Ability to prepare reports to support projects.
    • Travel, Meetings and Events Coordination: Ability to plan and coordinate activities, events, travel and meetings.
    • Data and Materials Maintenance: Ability to review, update and finalize materials.
    • Filing and Record Keeping: Ability to file documentation and maintain records according to policy and procedures.
    • Data Collection: Ability to develop and format instruments for data collection for project or program according to prescribed procedures.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned project and program.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
    • Software Applications: Foundational skills using MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Languages: Ability to speak and write using the local language and English language.
    • Customer Service: Proven customer service skills.
    • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills. Foundational project planning and project management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization.
    • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues

    Other Information:

    • Travel required (less than 30%)
    • Uses cellular and desk phone, laptop or desktop computer
    • May serve as the program/project or functional area’s first point-of-contact for internal and external stakeholders.

    Qualifications
    Behaviors:

    Required:

    • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group.

    Motivations:
    Required:

    • Peer Recognition: Inspired to perform well by the praise of coworkers.

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    Program Coordinator

     Requisition Number: PROGR001161

    Description

    • The Accelerating Equitable Access, Acceptance, and Uptake of COVID-19 vaccines project is funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
    • The project is to advance COVID-19 mitigation and recovery in Nigeria by curbing vaccine services and strengthening accountability mechanisms for vaccine delivery.
    • The project will be implemented in Kano, Kaduna, and FCT in collaboration with the Risk Communication and Community Engagement (RCCE) pillar of the COVID-19 task force, Religious groups, including the Nigeria Interfaith Action Association (NIFAA), Federation of Muslim Women’s Association of Nigeria (FOMWAN), Traditional/Community leaders’ associations, Women groups and other relevant Civil Society Organizations that are supporting similar efforts in the intervention States.

    Objectives of the Project

    • Increased acceptance and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines services, particularly for those underserved, by shifting norms and biases, and debunking myths and misconceptions
    • Increased access to equitable quality COVID-19 vaccines services by strengthening and scaling up service delivery at the facility level
    • Enhanced enabling environment for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines.

    Summary

    • Provides administrative, coordination and technical support to Pathfinder International country programs. Provides ongoing support in administration, tracking, reporting, data management, and results-oriented project management to the project teams.
    • Supports the organization in project and portfolio management, ensuring effective programmatic and technical support systems are utilized.
    • Builds programmatic call schedules, tracks deliverable dates, tracks agreed-upon next steps and documents project management decisions, reviews deliverables, for proper presentation of materials and results, tracks deadlines and advises project managers on ensuring all donor deliverables are met and project workplans are on track.

    Project Specific:
    Key Job Outcomes:

    • Coordinate and support planning of meetings and activities calendar
    • Prepare activity reports, meeting minutes and other relevant internal documents
    • Participate in regular meetings with project teams and sub-grantees
    • Represent PI at official functions and meetings associated with COVID-19 vaccine at State
    • Records Retention: Manage filing, storage and tracking hardcopy and electronic content
    • Processing and Filing: Sets up and maintain files and forms in compliance with PI guidelines.
    • Process invoices for functional area for submission to Finance for payment
    • Participate in donor compliance audits to ensure internal policies and process are followed
    • Project Management and Participation: Participates on cross-functional project teams.
    • Provides support to meet key internal and external deadlines and support country teams in their success at the project level.

    Required Education, Training and Experience

    • Bachelor’s Degree, or a combination of education and experience that yields the minimally required key competencies.
    • Professional language skills in English
    • 1-2 years working in health development sector assisting non-government organization (NGO) or public-sector programs.

    Minimally Required Job-Specific Competencies: 

    • Recordkeeping: Foundational knowledge of organizing, filling and maintaining documents according to policy and procedures
    • Database Management, Data Entry and Reporting: Foundational knowledge of data entry and creation of reports. Ability to use and maintain databases. Ability to prepare reports to support projects.
    • Travel, Meetings and Events Coordination: Ability to plan and coordinate activities, events, travel and meetings.
    • Data and Materials Maintenance: Ability to review, edit, update and finalize program materials.
    • Data Collection: Ability to develop and format instruments for data collection for project or program according to prescribed procedures.

    Minimally Required Organizational Competencies:

    • Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights Services: Foundational knowledge of family planning and reproductive health principles, practices and services of assigned project and program.
    • Passion for Sexual and Reproductive Health Services: Commitment to family planning, reproductive health services, gender, maternal, child health services, and eradication of harmful traditional practices.
    • Software Applications: Foundational skills using MS Office products, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
    • Languages: Ability to speak, read and write professionally in English
    • Customer Service: Highly motivated to add value in project management and administrative oversight.
    • Organization, Planning and Multi-tasking: Advanced organizational and planning skills. Foundational project planning and project management skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multi-task with minimal supervision.
    • Self-Management and Teamwork: Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detailed-oriented, and ability to manage stress effectively in a fast-paced environment.
    • Matrix Management: Ability to thrive in a matrixed organization where roles may vary slightly based on needs of the project portfolio and organization. Flexible and adaptive approach to working.
    • Confidentiality: Proven ability to maintain confidentiality on work-related issues.

    Other Information: 

    • Travel required (less than 30%)
    • Uses cellular and desk phone, laptop or desktop computer
    • May serve as the program/project or functional area’s first point-of-contact for internal and external stakeholders.

    Method of Application

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

     

    Note

    • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
    • Pathfinder International, Nigeria does not pay relocation allowance
    • Pathfinder International is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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

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