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  • Posted on: 26 November, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • John Snow, Inc., and our nonprofit JSI Research & Training Institute, Inc., are public health management consulting and research organizations dedicated to improving the health of individuals and communities throughout the world.

    JSI's mission is to improve the health of underserved people and communities and to provide a place where people of passion and commitment can pursue this cause.

    For 35 years, Boston-based JSI and our affiliates have provided high-quality technical and managerial assistance to public health programs worldwide. JSI has implemented projects in 106 countries, and currently operates from eight U.S. and 81 international offices, with more than 500 U.S.-based professionals and 1,600 host country staff.

    JSI is deeply committed to improving the health of individuals and communities worldwide. We work in partnership with governments, organizations, and host-country experts to improve quality, access and equity of health systems worldwide. We collaborate with government agencies, the private sector, and local nonprofit and civil society organizations to achieve change in communities and health systems.

    Chief of Party

     

    Description:
    Advancing Partners & Communities (APC) will provide technical assistance to USG intervention sites in priority states in Nigeria to avert unnecessary new HIV infections resulting from poor standard precautions and unsafe medical risk waste management.

    The Chief of Party will serve as the primary technical and management lead, providing leadership and coordination in strategic planning, program development and management, and overseeing the implementation and evaluation of all activities supported by the APC IS/HCWM program in Nigeria. The Chief of Party will interact closely with USAID, MOH, other international donor agencies, state governments, and local NGOs/private partners. The Chief of Party reports to the Director of Country Support.

    RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Provide overall leadership and coordination in planning, implementation, and evaluation of all USAID-funded activities supported under this contract.
    • Ensure quality and timeliness of work and the completion of the project within budget.
    • Serve as JSI's chief project and technical representative with USAID, MOH, and other national/international agencies and institutions.
    • Communicate in a timely fashion with APC and USAID on the coordination of activities and regarding status/problems associated with activities and offer proposed solutions
    • Recruit, supervise, and manage all APC Nigeria staff and consultants.
    • Provide general program and technical direction, as well as completion of required reports.
    • Oversee the development of appropriate planning, monitoring, management and control systems to ensure informed decision-making and implementation of project activities.
    • Oversee monitoring of project activities and ensure incorporation of lessons learned into ongoing activity tasks. Ensure performance against targets. Take corrective action where necessary.
    • Lead project activities in injection safety and waste management assessment, policy development, and implementation of the workplan.
    • Coordinate and plan meetings with USAID, MOH, and other partners at national and state level.
    • Ensure project financial systems and controls comply with generally accepted accounting practices and USG standards.
    • Ensure compliance with APC and USAID rules and regulations.
    • Communicate regularly with APC HQ management team, sharing information in a timely manner. Ensure accuracy and timely submission of all quarterly/annual reporting requirements.

    QUALIFICATIONS
    • M.D. preferred, minimum of Master’s Degree in a related field such as public health, health education, or health management.
    • 10 + years of program and/or project management experience in the area of IS/HCWM.
    • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills.
    • Knowledgeable about infection prevention and control issues related to injection safety and HCWM.
    • Previous work experience managing USAID-funded projects.
    • Good interpersonal and people management skills, a team player, demonstrated ability to work effectively and harmoniously with other project staff, host country counterparts, USAID, consultants, donors, and international organizations.
    • Able to travel domestically to project sites as needed (seven focal states will include: Akwa Ibom, Kaduna, Rivers, Lagos, Benue, Nasarawa, and Cross River states and the FCT).
    • Must be citizen of Nigeria or have authorization/visa to work in Nigeria.

    Method of Application

    Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 11/25/2014. Please click here to apply online.

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