• Career Opportunities at The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI)

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  • The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was established in 2002 to increase access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and to strengthen health systems in resource-poor countries. Over the past few years, CHAI has expanded the scope of our work to include access to high-quality treatment for malaria, new vaccines and essential treatments for common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. CHAI has also increasingly supported governments to build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.

    The Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI) was established in 2002 to increase access to care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS and to strengthen health systems in resource-poor countries. Over the past few years, CHAI has expanded the scope of our work to include access to high-quality treatment for malaria, new vaccines and essential treatments for common childhood illnesses such as diarrhoea and pneumonia. CHAI has also increasingly supported governments to build the capacity required for high-quality care and treatment programs. Currently, CHAI partners with governments in more than 25 countries while more than 70 countries directly benefit from the low-priced drugs and diagnostic test agreements that CHAI has negotiated.

    State Program Officer, Mentoring

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide coordination at the state level for the day-to-day implementation of the activities related to the Mentoring program
    • Facilitate the roll out of the mentoring program in selected regions.
    • Provides supportive supervision to the field activities
    • Provide technical assistance to the LGAs and health facilities offices in the implementation of the mentoring program in selected facilities.
    • Coordinate the clinical mentoring team and organize schedules
    • Support the design of mentoring protocols and relevant guidelines according to the health care worker cadres being mentored
    • Provide an ongoing technical assistance to the health facilities and LGAs to troubleshoot mentoring program and immediately address challenges
    • Document best practices and lessons drawn by the mentoring program in the implementation of MNH.
    • Participate in the state MNCH coordination meetings 
    • Prepare regular reports (Monthly, quarterly etc.) of mentoring interventions of the MNH program implementation in selected LGAs for submission to Program Manager, Mentoring
    • Assist the central team in the process of documentation by providing the necessary data needed for the process
    • Maintain close partnership and collaboration with key development partners and support local government offices to mobilize resources from partners for the scale up of MNH interventions
    • Work with the RMNCH Senior Program Manager and M&E units as well as with clinical mentors to identify areas of technical support to LGAs and PHCs
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, nursing or related clinical field
    • A minimum of five years of experience in clinical practice in the MNCH field, particularly in the areas of delivery, post-abortion care, FP/ANC/PMTCT and out of which three years were with management responsibility.
    • Training and practical experience on  Basic Emergency Obstetrics  and Newborn Care (BEmONC)  is required
    • Experience in clinical mentoring
    • Strong background in coordinating in-service trainings
    • Must be self-motivated  and independently deliver expected tasks as well as ability to work in a team
    • Strong analytical skills and technical proficiency with MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, is essential
    • Work in a team to handle other joint responsibilities of the program
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally.
    • Willingness to spend significant time in the field.
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present evidence and opinions in a succinct and compelling manner

    Plusses

    • Doctorate or masters’ degree in public health or related field.
    • Sound understanding of the Nigerian Health Systems
    • Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets.
    • Previous experience working in a developing country with ability to function well in rural settings with limited infrastructure and services
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    State Program Officer, Procurement and Referral Networks

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Conduct an assessment on the availability of existing ambulances and develop a strategy for an efficient and cost effective mode of operation and maintenance
    • Design state-level referral mechanisms including transportation networks to move complicated cases from communities to facilities for higher level care
    • Coordinate state-level referral mechanisms (community-based and facility-based referral network) for patients  in need of emergency obstetrics care and maintain ongoing tracking and appropriate documentation on referrals
    • Organize training and provide mentoring support to facilities in relations to referral networks
    • Coordinate state level quantification and supply planning with relevant departments of the Ministry of Health
    • Coordinate the implementation of the procurement plan at state level
    • Provide technical support to ensure that health facilities are adequately supplied with appropriate health commodities and devices
    • Ensure updated data is available for forecasting and supply planning using relevant supply chain tools (inventory and tracking), service level statistics and demographic data.
    • S/He will collaborate with implementing partners, and the state and local government stakeholders to organise monitoring visits to health facilities, and provide necessary support for smooth implementation of supply chain and referral activities in health facilities across the state.
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:
    The desired candidate:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in business administration or in any of the social/ health sciences. A Master’s degree or professional certification in the field of procurement logistics will be of added advantage.
    • A minimum of two (2) years post NYSC working experience
    • Excellent planning and organizational skills
    • Proficient in the use of IT and related applications especially spreadsheets.
    • Must possess a high level of integrity.
    • Good listening, communication and interpersonal skills
    • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of procurement
    • Strong analytical and report-writing skills
    • Some knowledge of writing simple bid specifications/scope of work/scope of services, effectively tabulating informal and formal bids.
    • Willingness to work in primary health care or rural settings

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    State Program Assistant

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist CHAI state program staff with the ongoing “on the ground” management of all program activities pertaining to MNH.
    • Participate in and help with facilitating mentorship, supply chain activities at health facilities, and LGA.
    • Organize logistics for state level field work.
    • Support the State Program Manager in monitoring implementation of the MNH program and in generating program reports for Senior Management
    • Organize meetings and conferences, including coordination with external parties and organization on venues, food, transport, etc. related to the MNH program
    • Ensure that appropriate arrangements for visitors are made, including pickups, hotel and air bookings, and other travel arrangements
    • Help organize and coordinate trainings, mentorships and other external activities, working with a variety of partners
    • Generate letters and communications to support program administration
    • Ensure the proper filing  of important documents (hard and soft copies)
    • Data entry and data management
    • Reply to general information requests with the accurate information
    • Any other tasks as requested by the State Program Manager and Country Director. 
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • BSC in social sciences or other related field
    • A minimum of 2 years work experience in private sector, public health or a related field.
    • Strong problem solving skills and experience working under demanding work plans and tight budgets.
    • Experience organizing trainings, conducting field visits, and providing support to health facilities.
    • Strong diplomatic and interpersonal relationship skills; experience working with government officials at provincial and LGA levels.
    • Ability to travel within Nigeria.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
    • Competent computer skills, particularly in Word and Excel
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities and work independently
    • Ability to learn on the job quickly and absorb/synthesize a broad range of information
    • Strong communications skills—both written and oral
    • Strong work ethic and flexibility

    Plusses:

    • Experience working on maternal and newborn health
    • Previous experience working in rural settings on program implementation at the community level
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    State Analyst Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Assist in the development and implementation of methods to assess performance and impact of interventions to improve maternal and child health in the state
    • Work with CHAI field staff and/or staff of stakeholder organizations (including government) and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis.
    • Develop M&E tools to improve monitoring and evaluation capacity at the national and state levels for tracking maternal and Newborn indicators in the focus states
    • Provide M&E technical support and capacity building for CHAI’s state MNH teams, government staff, and partners to enhance data management and assessment capabilities.
    • Along with M&E Program Manager, write monitoring and evaluation components of proposals and of donor programmatic reports.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with key counterparts in government and partner organizations and the international MNCH community.
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in public health, medicine, business, social sciences, economics or a related field.
    • Minimum of 3 years work experience developing and implementing research and evaluation programs in developing country settings
    • Ability to creatively problem-solve on issues pertaining to the application of research and evaluation methods in challenging, fast-paced environments.
    • Exceptional ability to work independently and to develop and execute plans to achieve specified M&E impact with limited guidance and oversight.
    • Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools and summary forms.
    • Ability to multi-task and to be effective in high-pressure situations.
    • Exceptional diplomatic, strategic-thinking and interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships with a range of diverse stakeholders.
    • Strong analytical skills and proficiency in relevant computer applications, particularly MS Excel, PowerPoint and Word. 
    • Experience working in Maternal and Child health or health delivery systems in Nigeria is a strong plus.
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present evidence and opinions in a succinct and compelling manner

    Plusses

    • Master’s degree in health economics, statistics, epidemiology or related disciplines
    • Sound understanding of the Nigerian Health Systems and DHIS reporting system
    • Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support.
    • Experience working with recipient country governments and international partners in country
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    State Coordination Program Manager

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Support the State Ministry of Health to develop a coordinating forum for RMNCH activities
    • Work with the SMOH to develop a tracking dashboard to provide a snapshot of progress rates based on identified pre-selected intermediate outcome indicators
    • Use the information generated to support the Family Health Department to review performance and provide feedback to improve services at the facility level
    • Coordinate a detailed partner mapping across RMNCH interventions in the state to develop :
      • A detailed map of all partner activities in the state by ward and LGA
      • A detailed gap analysis of existing resources and intervention support in the state
    • Work with the SMOH to strengthen planning and scheduling of core state driven activities which include MNCH weeks and immunization campaigns
    • Assist the procurement and primary healthcare agencies in the state to ensure adequate supply of commodities for integrated campaigns
    • Develop good working relationships with key partners working on RMNCH in the state
    • Work with CHAI country team, governments, and partners to identify funding for increased investment in RMNCH activities in the state
    • Any other tasks as directed by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5years work experience or Master’s degree in Public health or a related field
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
    • Ability to learn on the job quickly
    • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
    • Ability to handle multiple work streams simultaneously and work independently
    • Strong diplomatic and multiple stakeholder relationship management skills
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    Plusses:

    • Experience working on maternal and newborn health
    • Previous CHAI experience
    • Experience working with Governments/ Ministry of health in developing countries
    • Familiarity with global health issues

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    Senior Associate, Procurement and Logistics

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Participate in the process of selection, forecasting and quantification health commodities and supplies in collaboration with government and other collaborating partners
    • Develop and update the procurement plan according to the plans of action the MNCH Program, including an estimate, tender procedure acceptable under the terms of grant agreements, preparation and approval of tenders, consultations and evaluation of tenders.
    • Develop tender documents and requests for proposals and ensure that these documents receive the necessary approval.
    • Work with the SMOH to facilitate the distribution of tender documents/request for quotation to interested bidders.
    • Evaluate supply bids/offers and makes recommendations on the best value-for-money offers
    • Monitors performance of contracts and compile status report on procurement plan implementation
    • Support the SMOH and partners to execute procurement plan and coordinate procurement of goods and services for timely supply to focus states
    • Provide technical support to SMOH to develop a distribution plan for commodities which will ensure consistent distribution across all the facilities
    • Prepares contracts and service level agreements, ensuring that CHAI is protected from avoidable legal and financial liabilities
    • Develop a system for monitoring and quality assurance for goods and services to ensure conformity with specifications 
    • Provides expert advice to user departments and sites on procurement issues
    • Provide technical support to State Program Officers, Procurement and Referral Networks and provide as needed
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree and at least 5 years of professional experience in the private or public sector or Master’s degree with at least three year of professional experience in the private or public sector
    • Prior experience in procurement and logistics of health commodities and donor funded projects is strongly preferred
    • Strong quantification and supply planning skills
    • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
    • Very strong diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and ability to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills, including experience working with Excel
    • Ability to learn quickly and absorb and synthesize a broad range of information
    • Experience managing multiple work streams in parallel, setting priorities, and working on an accelerated timeline
    • Ability to work independently and flexibly with limited supervision
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present evidence and opinions in a succinct and compelling manner

    Plusses

    • Experience  working in developing countries
    • Business analysis, management consulting or other relevant private sector experience
    • Experience in program coordination or project management
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    State Program Manager

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Work closely with the state ministry of health and key stakeholders to coordinate a state-specific MNH scale-up implementation plan, in line with the Harmonized Country Plan of priority interventions
    • Support the State Ministry of Health to develop a coordinating forum for RMNCH activities
    • Work with the SMOH to develop a tracking dashboard to provide a snapshot of progress rates based on identified pre-selected intermediate outcome indicators
    • Use the information generated to support the Family Health Department to review performance and provide feedback to improve services at the facility level
    • Coordinate a detailed partner mapping across RMNCH interventions in the state to develop :
      • A detailed map of all partner activities in the state by ward and LGA
      • A detailed gap analysis of existing resources and intervention support in the state
    • Work with the SMOH to strengthen planning and scheduling of core state driven activities which include MNCH weeks and immunization campaigns
    • Assist the procurement and primary healthcare agencies in the state to ensure adequate supply of commodities for integrated campaigns
    • Develop good working relationships with key partners working on RMNCH in the state
    • Work with CHAI country team, governments, and partners to identify funding for increased investment in RMNCH activities in the state
    • Coordinate the state team to direct implementation of specific activities on mentoring, logistics, emergency transport
    • Report progress to the Senior Management and Country Director on milestones achieved in the state
    • Any other responsibilities as directed by the RMNCH Senior Program Manager or Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree plus 2-5years work experience or Master’s degree in Public health or a related field
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to prepare and deliver compelling presentations
    • Strong analytical, problem solving, and quantitative skills
    • Ability to think strategically, handle ambiguity and work in a fast-paced, limited-structure, multicultural environment
    • Ability to learn on the job quickly
    • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills
    • Ability to handle multiple work streams simultaneously and work independently
    • Strong diplomatic and multiple stakeholder relationship management skills
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word

    Plusses:

    • Experience working on maternal and newborn health
    • Previous CHAI experience
    • Previous experience working in rural settings on program implementation at the community level
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    Program Manager, Mentoring

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Manage a team that will provide technical support to the State Ministries of Health in areas including, but not limited to:

    -       Identification and selection of mentors

    -       Development of guidelines and protocols for mentorship

    -       Designing a sustainable mentorship program

    • Coordinate the implementation of the mentorship program at state and community level
    • Develop clear operational plans for execution of program aims, and continually identify opportunities for CHAI to add value and maximize impact;
    • Ensure execution of a sustainable mentoring programme along aggressive timelines;
    • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure coordination of resources and efforts;
    • Collaborate with government at national and sub-national levels throughout planning and implementation phases to ensure skills transfer and government ownership, and provide technical support as needed;
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Degree in medicine, nursing or related health field with clinical experience
    • Master’s degree in public health or health systems will be an added advantage
    • A minimum of five years’ professional experience in a private or public sector setting (i.e. public health)
    • Previous work experience in public health especially at the community level.
    • Demonstrated strong analytical, organizational, leadership, and problem solving skills;
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and able to build strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders in a challenging, multi-cultural environment;
    • Ability to work independently and effectively in high-pressure, fast-paced environment and handle multiple tasks simultaneously whilst mentoring a team to perform consistently;
    • Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare compelling presentations
    • Strategically minded, able to think creatively around long-term program objectives and the detailed steps necessary to achieve these goals.
    • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be effective in high-pressure situations and adapt to fast-paced and changing environments with a strong commitment to excellence, both internally and externally, and with limited-structural support.
    • High levels of proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
    • English language fluency, both written and verbal;
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present evidence and opinions in a succinct and compelling manner

    Plusses

    • Master's degree in Public Health or a related field
    • Sound understanding of the Nigerian Health Systems and human resources for health policies
    • Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support.
    • Experience working with recipient country governments and international partners in country
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    Program Manager, Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Develop and oversee implementation and analysis of methods to assess performance and impact of the MNH program in Nigeria, including methods to determine reduction in Maternal and Newborn mortality
    • Design and execute community and facility-based surveys, as well as other methods that are both rigorous and efficient.
    • Align all data collection tools and data management best practices with the state Ministries of Health as well as other development partners.
    • Identify and manage partner organizations and/or contractors to conduct data collection and analysis where needed; and coordinate all data collection activities across relevant states and districts.
    • Provide technical leadership in the design of monitoring and evaluation tools, operations research, KPI reporting framework and knowledge management.
    • Produce regular monitoring and evaluation reports for CHAI; synthesize and communicate main findings and conclusions through technical working groups and other meetings in a way that serve as helpful input for the Ministry of Health and other stakeholders.
    • Develop and manage a database of program performance data across the various state-level programs to ensure data is collected and consolidated on a routine and timely basis.
    • Build capacity among state teams in use of data collection tools and data management best practices through training and mentoring.
    • Review M&E data regularly with program staff at the national and global level to ensure that the Program is accomplishing its objectives and corrective actions are taken if required.
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Doctorate or masters’ degree in public health or related field.
    • A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in private or public sector enterprise; including demonstrated success in research management, monitoring and evaluation programs.
    • Excellent knowledge of program monitoring and evaluation methods (qualitative and quantitative), including experience developing monitoring and evaluation plans, tools, training materials, reports and summary forms.
    • Excellent knowledge in the development of research methodologies and program management frameworks
    • Excellent quantitative, problem solving, analytical and statistical analysis skills (including strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience with STATA, SPSS or SAS).
    • Capacity to synthesize monitoring data into effective presentation of results to help guide recommendations on performance improvement.
    • Ability to negotiate and achieve consensus with key stakeholders.
    • Ability to creatively solve challenging problems in the application of research and evaluation methods without extensive structural or operational support.
    • Ability to adapt to fast-paced and changing environments, both internally and externally.
    • Excellent verbal, visual and written communication skills.
    • Previous experience working in a developing country with ability to function well in rural settings with limited infrastructure and services.
    • Willingness to spend significant time in the field.
    • Very strong written and oral communication skills in English, including the ability to present evidence and opinions in a succinct and compelling manner
    • Ability to travel to the Northern states of Kaduna, Kano and Katsina

    Plusses

    • Sound understanding of the Nigerian Health Systems and DHIS reporting system
    • Experience managing demanding work plans and tight budgets.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently on complex projects and solve challenging problems with limited structural or operational support.
    • Experience working with recipient country governments and international partners in country
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    National Coordination Analyst

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Support the Secretariat of the Core Coordinating Group for MDGs at the FMOH to perform the following functions:
      • Conduct detailed analyses of the existing RMNCH interventions and partners in the country; determine the gaps in the system that need to addressed
      • Work closely with officials from the FMOH and other stakeholders in the design and implementation of advocacy and resource mobilization strategies for RMNCH
      • Prepare project proposals and grants to apply for external funding from donors and other stakeholders
      • Monitor state-level progress on achieving MDG targets preparing periodic reports for internal and external evaluation while closely maintaining deadlines
      • Support the roll out of the RMNCH scorecard across all states in the country
      • Convene semi-annual state progress meetings at the national level
      • Attend all HPCC and CTC meetings and relevant TWG meetings
      • Keep up-to-date on major programs and initiatives that may impact RMNCH programming across the country
      • Perform any other duties as assigned by the Senior Program Manager
      • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Country Director.
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s Degree plus 4 years of experience working in a consultancy capacity; private sector or public health experience a plus; or 3 years work experience post Master’s degree in a related field
    • Dynamic, entrepreneurial individuals with strong analytical, managerial, and diplomatic skills are sought for this role.
    • Experience working in a resource-constrained setting is preferred;
    • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities;
    • Ability to create Excel models and tools to address specific situations and improve working practices;
    • Monitoring and evaluation, process mapping and forecasting experience is an advantage;
    • Strong writing and presentation skills
    • Very strong communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build strong relationships with partners;
    • Comfortable working independently with a diverse set of counterparts in a dynamic environment;
    • Demonstrated ability to achieve maximum impact and efficiency with limited human and financial resources;
    • Collaborative, energetic individual with a combination of patience and persistence; and
    • Willingness and ability to travel.

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    Clinical Mentoring Officer

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Provide mentoring support on core maternal and newborn interventions  to healthcare workers at selected health care facilities
    • Provide mentoring support to community resource persons on the identification of complications and implementation of referral protocols
    • Provide clinical advice and assistance in initiating and improving ongoing clinical care for MNH services. 
    • Improve referral linkages among the departments within the facility and satellite facilities
    • Develop procedures and standards for emergency referral 
    • Provide clinical mentoring on clean and safe delivery at the Health Post level based on SOPs and standards of FMOH
    • Provide direct hands-on training and ongoing mentoring on emergency obstetric care at the facility and community levels 
    • Provide support on community-based interventions for prevention and management of complications of pregnancy and labor in pregnant women and neonates.
    • Assist in the development of initial and continued medical education for medical and non-medical care givers, including providing formal didactic training, and supportive supervision. .
    • Provide ongoing support to the health facilities and community integrated MNCH activities in establishing quality documentation and reporting based on NHMIS
    • Collect relevant data and report to the state program manager on regular basis and when requested.
    • Regular interaction and team work with the LGA Health Officers, Health Facility manager and staff, CHEW supervisors, CHEWs and the community leaders.
    • Promote rational drug use of the MNH essential lifesaving commodities
    • Perform other duties as requested
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • At least a A midwifery diploma or RN with vast experience in MNCH services and Basic Emergency Obstetric & Neonatal Care (BEmONC)
    • Minimum of four years clinical experience in MNCH services including actual practice on BEmONC package
    • Previous training and experience in Basic Obstetric and Neonatal care, clinical mentoring, PMTCT and comprehensive HIV Care/ART is an advantage.
    • Strong oral and written communication skills English
    • Knowledge of other local languages will have an advantage based on the area of assignment.
    • Teaching or clinical training experience
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, including cross-cultural communication
    • Knowledge of computer applications such as Word, Excel and Outlook
    • Highly organized ; ability to follow up on multiple tasks simultaneously

    Plusses

    • Bachelor’s degree in Clinical Midwifery, or MSc Nursing
    • Experience working in a rural setting with limited infrastructure and services
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Indigene of one of the Northern states – Kano, Kaduna or Katsina
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    Associate, Referral Networks (Transport Systems)

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Conduct an assessment on the availability of existing ambulances and develop a strategy for an efficient and cost effective mode of operation and maintenance
    • Design and develop context-specific patient transport systems for each of the focal states
    • Develop and update protocols and guidelines on effective patient transport systems
    • Develop a maintenance strategy for transport systems in collaboration with other stakeholders at state level
    • Support the implementation of the referral protocols and transportation systems
    • Design a triage system for prioritizing emergency cases for maximum use of transport referral networks
    • Support the State Program Officers, Procurement and Referral Networks in implementation
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree in medicine, public health or related field and minimum of three years relevant work experience in health care, or Master’s degree with at least 2 years related work experience
    • Strong understanding of referral processes and transportation networks is an added advantage
    • Prior experience in managing referral networks in a private or public health sector is strongly preferred
    • Ability to work independently and in a team environment in a complex, unstructured and dynamic environment, with minimal supervision
    • Excellent organizational and problem solving skills
    • Strong customer service focus
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be able to work well with others; ability to respect others views and opinions
    • Organized and able to manage competing priorities
    • Able to take and follow through with delegated tasks and accountability
    • High levels of integrity and professional behaviour
    • Flexibility in approach to work; and enthusiastic, “can- do” attitude

    Plusses

    • MBA or strong private sector background
    • Experience  working in developing countries, especially working with governments
    • Business analysis, management consulting or other relevant private sector experience
    • Experience in program coordination or project management
    • Nigerian citizenship or permanent residence
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    Assistant Program Officer, LGA

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Under the supervision of the State Program Manager, support and monitor the implementation of mentoring programs for public -sector health providers, providing regular quality and progress reports and logistical support as needed;
    • Support and monitor the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities designed to assess program impact, providing regular quality and progress reports and logistical support as needed;
    • Support and monitor the implementation of community-based programs targeting community resource persons, providing regular quality and progress reports and logistical support as needed;
    • Support and monitor the implementation of emergency transport and referral systems at the community level
    • Coordinate regular follow-up activities with providers, TBA networks, and relevant regulatory officials at the LGA level to identify gaps in availability of healthcare services and recommend specific actions to overcome identified challenges;
    • Provide targeted support to Local Government health authorities designed to improve availability and use of essential life-saving commodities for MNH
    • Any other responsibilities as directed by the RMNCH Senior Program Manager or Country Director
    Qualifications:

    Minimum qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree in business administration, public health, economics or a related subject and a minimum of two years progressively responsible experience in public or private sector;
    • Exceptional strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments;
    • Proven time management and delivery skills, based on demonstrated success in complex, multi-stakeholder programs/projects;
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds;
    • Ability to navigate complex government processes and influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
    • Exceptional analytical, research, and presentation skills for qualitative and quantitative data;
    • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions, even where credit is due—a commitment to ensuring our government partners are the owners of our work together;
    • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities independently.
    • Ability to travel extensively across LGAs

    Plusses:

    • Experience working on maternal and newborn health
    • Previous experience working in rural settings on program implementation at the community level
    • Ability to speak Hausa

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    Distribution Associate, Essential Medicines

     

    Responsibilities:

     

    • Under the direction of the Program Director and Deputy Program Director, develop and execute strategies to sustainably streamline and extend the reach of zinc/ORS supply chains into rural and hard-to-reach areas in support of product availability and affordability objectives;
    • Liaise with committed suppliers to identify needs for targeted technical and incentive support related to private-sector supply chain extension and coordinate with CHAI’s Essential Medicines Global Distribution Lead to deliver necessary technical support in accordance with program objectives;
    • Oversee the implementation of incentive structures and co-investment strategies to encourage suppliers to increase product availability in rural and hard to reach areas, including the establishment of disseminated sales forces and wholesaler activation programs;
    • Develop detailed business cases demonstrating the long-term profitability of rural distribution systems and highlighting key short-term risks for mitigation;
    • In collaboration with State Program Officers, provide support to state government partners in the forecasting, procurement, and distribution of essential medicines;
    • In collaboration with the Program Coordinator, provide support to national government and non-governmental partners in the forecasting, procurement, and distribution of essential medicines;
    • Develop and maintain technical support packages related to quantification and tendering for essential medicines for use by key government and non-governmental partners;
    • Provide mentorship and develop and lead activities to build capacity of key government and non-government partners on distribution and supply chain related areas of expertise;
    • In collaboration with the M&E Manager, Essential Medicines and the Market Activation Manager, Essential Medicines, develop market forecasts and demand quantifications to inform and increase efficiency in supplier production cycle planning;
    • In collaboration with the M&E Manager, Essential Medicines develop metrics and measurement techniques to track progress on distribution-related objectives;
    • Contribute distribution components to the development of proposals, program reports, and communications materials;
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director

     Qualifications:

    • A bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years supply chain and/or distribution related work experience in the Nigerian pharmaceutical or Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) fields;
    • Demonstrated competence in developing insight-led and evidence-based strategies for increasing market penetration of Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) and/or Over-the-Counter (OTC) health products;
    • Demonstrated familiarity with and a holistic understanding of the impacts of distinct business areas (i.e. sales, marketing, regulatory compliance) on distribution strategy;
    • Exceptional strategic development skills; ability to be a thought leader amidst substantial ambiguity and changing circumstances
    • Strong management skills, experience with managing complex projects with remote teams.
    • Exceptional analytical (quantitative and qualitative) and communication (written and verbal) skills, including the ability to communicative effectively with people of varied professional / cultural backgrounds
    • Demonstrated success in coordinating partners and developing strong relationships in order to drive a multi-stakeholder process
    • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities
    • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.
    • Detail-oriented with strong organization skills

    PLUSSES

    • Demonstrated success designing and implementing rural distribution systems;
    • Familiarity with public-sector procurement and distribution processes at various levels of health services delivery.

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    Senior Program Manager, Essential Childhood Medicines

     

    Responsibilities:
    • Support the Program Director to lead and oversee all aspects of CHAI’s Nigerian Essential Medicines program, including program development and implementation, planning, budgeting, forecasting, and monitoring and reporting;
    • Develop and implement adequate management systems and structures to ensure optimal, high-impact program outcomes;
    • Work with Essential Medicines Program Managers to set program direction and goals, defining targets and measuring program performance across several focus states and multiple funding streams while establishing aggressive operational milestones and achieving program objectives;
    • Ensure transparency of results for CHAI EM programs (including financial performance) based on an effective monitoring and evaluation system, and ensure timely reporting of results to partners;
    • Oversee administrative activities related to the Essential Medicines program, including closely liaising with the CHAI Nigeria Director of Operations (DO) to manage overall program budget, logistics, and Human Resources;
    • Catalyze the implementation of Nigeria’s Essential Childhood Medicines Scale-Up Strategy by serving as a senior counsel to leaders within the Ministry of Health and NPHCDA while simultaneously guiding a broad coalition of stakeholders towards an aligned programmatic approach;
    • Engage and manage relationships with senior leaders and coalition partners in Nigeria to identify and pursue new opportunities and innovative solutions to accelerate scale-up of zinc/ORS and other essential medicines;
    • Support the Program Director to coordinate the recruitment, management, and development of a team of exceptional individuals to drive activities across diverse workstreams to achieve results within tight timelines;
    • Any other task as requested by the Country Director.
    Qualifications:
    • A master’s degree in business administration, public health, international policy, or a related subject and experience in Nigeria’s pharmaceutical, public health, or development sectors;
    • Exceptional strategic development skills, able to identify and pursue high-impact strategies in complex, uncertain, and evolving environments;
    • Proven program management skills, based on several years of experience in strategic, operational, and/or financial management of complex, multi-stakeholder programs/projects;
    • Exceptional diplomatic and interpersonal skills, and an ability to communicate effectively and build durable relationships with people of varied professional and cultural backgrounds
    • Entrepreneurial mindset, able to understand and develop a commercial market for zinc/ORS products
    • Ability to navigate complex government processes and favorably influence decision-making in a professional and collaborative manner;
    • Ability to work with humility and not seek personal credit for the work or contributions, even where credit is due; commitment to ensuring our government partner is the owner of our work together;
    • Well-developed analytical skills with ability to develop and apply quantitative models using Excel and other tools to address specific challenges and improve working practices with a focus on outcomes;
    • Exceptional communication skills, including the ability to create compelling, logical presentations, using PowerPoint and other communications media;
    • Ability to be effective in high-pressure situations, handle multiple tasks simultaneously, and set priorities.

    Plusses

    • Experience working in the private sector, preferably in pharmaceuticals or fast-moving consumer goods
    • Advanced degrees in management, public health, or other relevant fields

    Method of Application

    Interested and suitably qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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