• Vacancies at The Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2

  • Posted on: 25 September, 2014 Deadline: 10 October, 2014
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  • The Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS 2), a DFID funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor health services for common health problems, focusing on six states and the federal government. PATHS2 is recruiting qualified professional staff to fill positions based in Abuja, Enugu and Lagos.

    State Team Leader

     

    Will oversee implementation, monitoring and review/reporting of fhe programme outputs by drawing on the advice of the National Programme Technical Advisers, S/he will ensure the implementation of the work of the Programme State Team by drawing up, reviewing, and approving internal programme workplans and action plans and; setting out the funding framework for programme activities, S/he will also supervise all project employees within the State, The job holder will participate in programme-wide annual planning and evaluation activities, In addition, establish and maintain an effective working relationship with officials in the State Ministry of Health and other key individuals in the government and representatives of other aid agencies, the private sector and civil society groups in their respective state. S/he will manage performance of technical and support staff at the State office and provide good and fair employment practice in line with that of the Consortium and DFID, including access to and information and training for all staff employed by the Programme on HIV/AIDS. S/he will provide technical support in the area of health service delivery and overall financial management of the project within the State.

    Qualification requirements:
    Master's Degree (minimum), or a PhD or MD (desirable), in Public Health, Management, or other relevant field, 6 years of relevant professional experience with a Masters' Degree, or 4 years with a PHD or MD, Two or more years of international project management experience, preferably in Nigeria. Experience with DFID a plus, Experience in project implementation and policy reform, Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills. Successful track record as project manager. Experience in successfully managing staff. Demonstrated leadership skills. Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy

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    Public-Private Partnership Advisor

     

    The job holder will be based in Lagos and will lead the efforts in coordinating and directing the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) activities, including policy dialogue and related activities under PATHS2 in two states to support the effective delivery of public health services and improve health outcomes. The Advisor will work closely with states and in coordination with the federal level to provide direction and leadership for the implementation of PATHS2's PPP strategies and policy development. Slhe will lead analysis and discussions to identify and refine opportunities, and frameworks for public-private partnerships in the two states. In addition, oversee the design and implementation of identified PPP models, and coordinate on behalf of PATHS2 strategy and policy dialogue to facilitate the adoption and scale up of viable models for PPP in the states and  federal. Oversee the documentation and sharing lessons learned from the implementation of selected PPP initiatives at various platforms at state, federal and intemational levels, coordination between PATHS2 and other players to maximize synergy and resources to promote PPP initiatives in Nigeria. Provide technical assistance to specific state level technical teams in identify, implementing, evaluating and reporting progress in implementation of PPP activities in the states and federal. Advise Project Director on changes and improvements to project operations.

    Qualification requirements:
    Master's Degree (minimum), or a PhD or MD (desirable), in Public Health or other relevant field, 8 years of relevant professional experience with a Master's Degree, or 6 years with a PHD or MD, Three or more years of international project experience, preferably in Nigeria. A Public Health expert, Experience with DFID a plus, Experience in policy reform and implementation, Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills, Experience successfully-managing staff, Demonstrated leadership skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.

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    Service Integration and Quality Improvement Officer

     

    Under the direction of the State Team Leader, the job holder will provide technical support to the State Ministry of Health (SMoH), related ministries, agencies, departments and parastatals as well as private sector agencies. In addition, collaborate with the SMoH and Primary Health Care Board to identify gaps in health systems and service delivery management, strengthen capacity based on needs assessment findings, and design interventions. Support the design and implementation of service delivery interventions to deliver quality services at the facility and community levels. S/he will provide technical leadership to increase the access to and use of quality Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) services in public and private sector in the state. Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans, reports and monitoring and evaluation plans for service delivery and health systems strengthening. Work collaboratively with other technical staff to'
    ensure effective and timely program implementation; also work closely with the public-private partnership (PPP) technical lead to implement PPP activities and other private sector initiatives atthe State level. S/he will provide strategic support in operations research for improved delivery of MNCH services in both the public and private sector.    
     
    Qualification requirements:
    Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Health Planning, Health Systems Management and Administration, or other relevant field. 6 years of professional experience in managing health systems strengthening and/or health service delivery programs, with a significant portion of this experience centered in Eastern or Western Nigeria. Experience in the clinical management of common health service areas, such as Reproductive, newborn and child health. SpeCific experience in community-based services and support programs for the poor and vulnerable segments of society, particularly women and children. Good knowledge and experience of Human Resources Management and Public Private Partnership concept for Health. Demonstrated ability to implement, manage, monitor, and evaluate facility level and community-based health service programs. Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public health sector. Excellent communication and capacity building skills as well as relationship management.

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    Program Officer

     

    Under the supervision of the Deputy National Program Manager (Technical), the Programme Officer will support Program Management in the Country Office with analysis, work plan implementation monitoring, and quarterly and annual reporting. Operate the Microsoft Project based performance management tool on PATHS2 for tracking the implementation of PATHS2 programme activities, and extracting information from the projects web interphase using International Site Management Solutions (ISMS). S/he will also ensure timely update by all programme officers who are inVOlved in implementation of activities and report to the DNPM Technical. Participate actively in workplan quarterly review meetings. Serve as the focal person for ISMS for the project. Participate in Value for Money (VFM) meetings and provide information regarding some of the VFM indicators.

    Qualification requirements:

    BS/BA preferably in public health or other related fieldA years relevant work experience in programs administration. Experience in the use of MS Office package - Word, Excel, PowerPoint.lntennet use and Outlook Express. Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis. Use judgment to execute duties and responsibilities. Be accurate, complete and meticulous in record keeping and documentation. Familiarity with reproductive health, family planning, public health, international development, and/or social science research.

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    Driver

     

    Will perform office support tasks, as requested by the Lagos Finance &Administration Manager and the State Team Leader. Drive project affiliated personnel to project sites within and outside of Lagos for project activities, including official site visits. Establish record keeping systems for vehicle issues, including fuel, mileage, and trip logs; observe all company vehicle utilization policies, and in-country traffic laws. Responsible for maintenance of project vehicle. keeping accurate records, and following a schedule of routine maintenance, cleaning, etc. Perform project routine business around Lagos, such as receiving and delivering official project documentation, general office purchasing.

    Qualification requirements:
    Valid Nigerian Drivers' Licence. At least 6 months prior experience.in commercial driving. Completion of Secondary School is highly desirable. Excellent driving record and experience in traveling through Lagos, Abuja, and other major cities of Nigeria. Previous work experience on a development project is desirable. Good command of English language skills. Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    Method of Application

    In order to be considered for the listed positions, an applicant must submit his/her CV and a cover letter that provide details of the applicant's qualifications for the desired posnon to: hrjobs@paths2.org

    In the subject line of the email, indicate the specific job and location of the position you wish to apply for. Deadline for submission will be on the 10th October, 2014. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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