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  • Posted on: 1 October, 2014 Deadline: 6 October, 2014
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  • Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH) is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH), Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, etc. We offer professionals, opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration.
    We seek applications from qualified persons for the following positions:

    State Midwives Mentors (5 Positions)

     

    Location – (Zamfara, Katsina, Kaduna, Jigawa and Kano states)

    Specific Job/Responsibilities
        Provide leadership for effective coordination of programme activities in the state.
        Contribute to the development of annual workplans as well as state level monthly/quarterly implementation work plans for improvements in integrated MNCH services.
        Design and implement a system of monitoring of project activities that ensures the achievement of project outputs and outcomes.
        Provide technical support through mentoring, integrated supportive supervision for improved scale up/delivery of clinical activities.
        Track the progress of state partners' activities to agreed annual plans. Advise partner organizations' leadership on programme performance trends and implications for the achievement of plans/targets.
        Design and implement result oriented mentoring of sub-recipients' and sub-sub recipients' in assigned states
        Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports and reports
        Provide technical support through mentoring, integrated supportive supervision for improved scale up/delivery of clinical activities.
        Assist sub-recipients and sub-sub recipients in the design, development and implementation of programmes for improvement of MNCH services in the state.
        Provide programme support to Ministry of health and programme partners in the implementation of programe management capacity building activities.
        Support monitoring and evaluation of project activities as well as state M & E activities.
        Provide support for capacity building on health system technical areas including training of personnel at state level.
        Provide technical support for all categories of public health workers in the state.
        Provide timely update on progress against work plan for all outputs of the project including reports to the donor.
        Participate in project review meetings, project monitoring, reporting and documentation
     
    Qualifications:
    A degree in Nursing and Midwifery with Master's degree in Public Health (MPH) and at least 3 years post NYSC experience in maternal newborn and child health as well as RH/FP programming will be an added advantage. The candidate should reside in each of the project states and should have strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent written and spoken English Language and proficiency in the use of Computer applications in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and relevant web based M & E softwares used to generate project reports.

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    Integrated MNCH/HTSP Trainer

     

    Specific Job/Responsibilities
        Ensure effective overall coordination of Training programming/activities of the projects in assigned states.
        Coordinate assessments of capacity building and training needs for stakeholders in the state health sector on integrated maternal newborn and child health (MNCH) as well as healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy (HTSP) services.
        Work with partners to support dissemination of national policy, strategy, guidelines and quality of care model for MNCH and HTSP services at state and LGA level. Support partners at state level by providing technical assistance to the development of good quality state and LGA annual operational plans and their review.
        Support dissemination and use of approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions such as - Focused Antenatal Care (FANC); Skilled Birth Attendance (SBA); Emergency Obstetric and New-born Care (EmONC); Helping Babies Breath (HBB); Post Natal Care (PNC); Community Based New-born Care and Integrated Community Case Management (Iccm) for diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. Support state and LGA level supportive supervision, monitoring and evaluation of MNCH programmes.
        Set up and implement a quality of care model for MNCH services in health facilities based on selected high impact interventions.
        Training of health workers using approved training modules and guidelines on selected high impact Integrated Maternal New-born Child Health continuum of care interventions as well as HTSP services.
        Support regular supervision, monitoring and mentorship of trained health care providers and quality of care provided to patients/clients at the health facilities.
        Participate in on-the-job training, supportive supervision and mentoring of health workers.
        In collaboration with the leadership of partner organizations, identify key process weaknesses and capacity gaps with potential to hinder effective delivery of quality programmes. Incorporate remedial actions in training and capacity building plan
        Work with stakeholders to design health financing options for the health sector and build their capacity for effective implementation of approved strategies.
        Ensure adherence to all donor requirements in programme, activities, reports and reports
        Provide technical support through mentoring, integrated supportive supervision for improved scale up/delivery of clinical activities.
        Prepares relevant reports including lessons learnt on training and capacity building activities and ensure they are shared with stakeholders including the donor in a timely manner.
     
    Qualifications:
    An MBBS or B.Sc Nursing with additional qualifications such as MPH. Preference will be given to candidates with specialty in O&G, previous capacity Building experience in EmONC, Life saving Skills and experience in maternal, newborn and child health/RH programming. A minimum of seven years' experience with national, international or government agencies in training on maternal, newborn and child health is required. The candidate should have strong interpersonal communication skills, excellent written and spoken English Language and proficiency in the use of Computer applications in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and relevant web based M & E softwares used to generate project reports.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should send their comprehensive Curriculum Vitae and cover letter in ONLY one attachment (MSWord document) explaining suitability for the job; to programs@arfh-ng.org  on/or before October 6th, 2014. Please indicate the title of post applied for in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted. Applicants are advised to provide their functional emails/mobile phone numbers on the application letter as well as for three professional referees (i.e. from present and former employers). For every agency or organization that you have worked for please indicate the name of your supervisor, his/her functional email address and functional telephone numbers. Eligible female applicants are encouraged to apply. ARFH has a Child Safeguarding policy in place and is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).

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