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  • Posted on: 10 October, 2014 Deadline: 14 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), Prevention, Care and Support of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, etc.  We seek applications from qualified persons to fill various positions in a UNICEF Funded project on Integrated Community Case management for Childhood Illnesses project in two states of Northern Nigeria (Adamawa and Kebbi States).

    This is  a one year  pilot community health initiative and the goal of this initiative is Improved Child Health Services in Hard-to-Reach communities in Adamawa and Kebbi states, in contribution to the MDGs 4 and 6 “reducing child mortality by two-thirds and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases”.

    Project Officer

     

    Specific Responsibilities:
    •    Work in close collaboration with the FMoH, SPHCDA, SMoH and SPHCDA and other relevant partners in the implementation of iCCM.
    •    Provide technical support to the SPHCDA, SMoH and other relevant partners in the implementation of iCCM
    •    Support the SMOH, SPHCDA and the LGAs in providing an enabling policy environment for the implementation of iCCM.
    •    Support SPHCDA, SMOH, LGAs, PHCs and the communities on policy directions and guidelines which guide and support the implementation of the iCCM strategy in project state
    •    Facilitate advocacy and community engagement meetings at the state level, LGA and community level to secure buy-in, commitment and ownership of key stakeholders at all levels.
    •    Support the SMOH, SPHCDA and the LGAs in the definition of clear and well-articulated roles and responsibilities of key stakeholders, such as communities, the private sector, referral service providers, development partners, academia and CHEWs and CORPs, as well as recommendations on strategies for the retention and motivation of CHEWs and CORPs.
    •    Provide technical support to SPHCDA, SMoH for the successful implementation of the iCCM M & E plan in Project states
    •    Support states in conducting periodic and regular supervision and quality assurance exercises to maintain high levels of service delivery.
    •    Prepare monthly programmatic and M & E updates, as well as the quarterly programmatic and M & E reports
    •    Support iCCM medicine and commodity security by providing support to SPHCDA and SMoH to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management.
    •    Prepare and publish program outcome reports in the form of human interest stories and other program success stories.
    •    Conduct research to guide and improve iCCM implementation.

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in medical sciences is required, a Masters in Public Health is mandatory. Experience in public health programming, child health / life-saving Skills is necessary.  Proven experience with national, international and government agencies is required.                                                                                                   
    • The candidate should have strong professional and 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 software for data management and project reporting.                                                                                                                          
    • The candidate should have the ability to carry out his/her duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

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    State Consultant - iCCM

     

    Specific Responsibilities:
    •    Support the introduction and scale up of iCCM implementation.
    •    Carry out advocacy, communication and community mobilization for the iCCM strategy at LGA and Community level.
    •    Provide technical support to improve systems for iCCM implementation in all aspects of service provision.
    •    Support the SMOH, SPHCDA and the LGAs in ensuring an enabling policy environment for the implementation of iCCM.
    •    Participate in iCCM supervision, monitoring and evaluation.
    •    Prepare the monthly state programmatic and M & E reports
    •    Support the preparation and publication of program outcome reports in the form of human interest stories and other program success stories.
    •    Support iCCM medicine and commodity security by providing support to SPHCDA and SMoH to strengthen the procurement and supply chain management.
    •    Social mobilization to improve access of iCCM services.
    •    Contribute to health system-strengthening activities.

    Qualifications:

    • A degree in medical sciences is required. Preference will be given to candidates with post graduate qualifications in Public Health, public health programming and experience in child health or Life-saving Skills. Experience with national, international or government agencies is required with   strong interpersonal and communication skills, excellent written and spoken English Language.
    •  The candidate should have Proficiency in the use of Computer applications in MS Office Suite applications, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and relevant web based M & E software for data management and project reporting. The candidate should have good understanding of the local language(s) and cultures of the specific state and resident in the project state.                                                                                                             
    •  The candidate should also have the ability to carry out his/her duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision.

    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 14th,2014. Please indicate the title of post applied for and  state/location s 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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