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  • Abt Associates, a major American international development company, is implementing a USAID-funded Project to combat malaria in Sub-Saharan Africa. The main objective of the project will beto reduce the burden of malaria in a number of African countries through cost-effective indoor residual spraying and setting up comprehensive entomological monitoring system.

    Abt Associates seeks qualified candidates for the project's operations in Nigeria to implement entomological surveillance:

    Technical Specialist 9 / Communications & Program Coordinator (Abuja) (19321)

     

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Job Summary

    • Develop and lead implementation of an integrated communication strategy that promotes PATHS 2 messages to key audiences through diverse media.
    • Protects and promotes PATHS 2 public image.
    • Develop Annual Communications Work Plan, manage its implementation and monitor activities against plan and budget.
    • Leads the development and strategic operations of knowledge and information management, including the technical infrastructure, to support effective communications to internal and external audiences.
    • Oversees news, multi-media, e-communications, editorial, publishing, information management and technology functions.
    • Ensures consistent and coherent corporate and editorial style across all outputs including media and audiovisual material, publications, documentation, action and internal materials.
    • Leads the development of communications management infrastructure.
    • Manages all communications activities on the ground, including interface with media.
    • Keep an organized database of photos (including source of the photos, due credit, etc).
    • Manages other print needs (brochures, CD-ROMs, booth materials, primers, etc.).
    • Represent PATHS2 at external communications meetings.
    • Write PATHS2 success stories for publication with DFID.
    • Liaise with Abt Corporate Communications and the International Line of Business (ILOB) Knowledge Manager and other Abt communications staff.
    • Develop and implement new initiatives that exploit current publishing and information technologies and establish and maintain communications networks and distribution channels;
    • Monitor and evaluate knowledge sharing activities;
    • Coordinate with key program personnel and DFID to define goals, targets and program needs (both internal and external) of the knowledge management strategy;
    • Manage consultants to implement the strategy from a variety of fields such as web design, data base development, media design, multi-media, technology and publications;
    • Integrate information dissemination, networking and outreach activities into the knowledge sharing effort.

    Key Responsibilities

    • The State Coordinator will work with project leadership to build effective and productive relationships with the State Team Leaders and encourage state-level day-to-day implementation of project activities.
    • Act as a strategic link between the States and the NPM and as a clearing house for Information on States.
    • Ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activity results at the state-level which will include working with the Value for Money (VFM) team.
    • Organize, coordinate and maintain local coordinating teams amongst the State (preferably with the M&E teams) to accurately track project implementation processes.
    • Maintain excellent working relationships with and serve as a liaison between state teams and the Senior Management Team (SMT)
    • S/he will be responsible for liaising with project technical leads to provide support when needed.
    • Identify and review system problems related to effective implementation
    • Advocate for support of State-led initiatives
    • Prepare policy briefs when needed and in collaboration with programme staff (TL's, STL's and TO's).
    • Examine internal programme trends and issues and communicate monthly findings to assist the SMT in efficiently and effectively addressing larger team.
    • Collect data and all pertinent state documentation in residual database
    • Coordinate state level monthly progress reports and produce monthly updates based on M&E findings in collaboration with Microsoft Project Tool expert.

    Minimum Qualifications
    (8+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

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    Technical Specialist 10/Service Delivery Coordinator (Abuja) (19302)

     

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Job Summary
    A Technical Specialist (TS) at this level would have direct project management responsibility for a relatively small project or one component of an overall project.  The TS is an expert role in his / her field. This can be a supervisory position. 

    Key Responsibilities

    • Assist service delivery program staff in Enugu and Lagos to support private sector providers in delivering quality health services
    • Follow up with state offices on developments and submission of work plans and other planning and reporting documents as required
    • Work with the PPP focal persons in Enugu and Lagos to ensure effective implementation of service delivery activities in line with the project's PPP strategy
    • Support the states to compile, collate and disseminate relevant service delivery reports and other publications on a monthly and quarterly basis
    • Work closely with the M&E team to ensure service delivery data and log frame indicators are appropriately collected, collated and validated
    • Assist the OR technical advisors in the conduct of service delivery related operations research in the two states
    • Coordinate with other technical teams and output areas to ensure effective coordination in the delivery of program results
    • Work closely with relevant stakeholders supporting private sector work in the health care sector in Enugu and Lagos to improve the delivery of high quality, affordable services
    • Represent PATHS2 in technical meetings at Federal and state levels as assigned by supervisor
    • Perform other related duties for service delivery as may be assigned by the State team Leaders in Enugu and Lagos and the Director, Service Delivery

    Skills Prerequisites

    • Clinical degree with an advanced degree in public health preferred
    • 6 plus years of relevant work experience in clinical and program delivery preferred
    • Technical expertise and prior experience in service delivery program implementation
    • Ability to build synergies across technical disciplines, leverage private sector resources, and nurture innovative alliances
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, supervisory and interpersonal skills
    • Experience in the use of MS Office package - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet use and Outlook Express
    • Familiarity with reproductive health, family planning, public health, international development, and/or social science research.

    Minimum Qualifications
    (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

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    Technical Specialist 10/ Public Private Partnership Technical Officer (Enugu) (19301)

     

    Organization Overview

    The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world.  Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management.  Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Job Summary
    A Technical Specialist (TS) at this level would have direct project management responsibility for a relatively small project or one component of an overall project.  The TS is an expert role in his / her field. This can be a supervisory position.

    Key Responsibilities

    Technical

    • Lead development, finalization and revisions of PPP initiatives to be supported by PATHS2 between now until end of the project extension phase in 2016

    • Coordinate and oversee the implementation of PPP activities across the initiatives agreed with the state MOH and partners

    • Develop and oversee the delivery of PATHS2 support to State MOH and private sector partners to facilitate the implementation of PPP initiatives

    • Lead coordination between PATHS2 and other players in the state to maximize synergy and resources to promote PPP initiatives in health in Enugu state

    • As the focal technical officers for PPP provide technical assistance to PATHS2 technical team to guide and facilitate implementation, monitoring, and reporting progress in implementation of PPP activities in the respective areas of work e.g., service delivery, health financing, health commodities, V&A, and informed citizens

    • In coordination with the operations research consultants contribute to the development of research and evaluation of PPP efforts in the state

    • In coordination with KM focal person oversee the documentation and lessons sharing on process and progress in PPP development and implementation using available platforms

    Management

    • Prepare a composite annual work plan and budget for implementation of PPP initiatives drawing on inputs from the different PATHS2 areas of work.

    • Monitor and track implementation of PPP activities and budgets in accordance with the work plan

    • Prepare accurate and submit required technical report and deliverables in achieving the objectives in the area of work

    • Prepare analysis and reports for inclusion in the project's annual review

    • Take part and lead discussions regarding PPP in internal meetings, and in meetings with government and stakeholders

    • Manage consultants including development of TORs, oversight of consultancy assignments, review and sign off of consultants' reports and deliverables.

    • Manage meetings and workshops, and any PPP related events on behalf of PATHS2. 

    Skills Prerequisites

    • Knowledge and experience working on health systems development in Nigeria, and in Enugu state

    •Awareness and familiarity with the role of private sector in health in Enugu state

    •Familiarity with ongoing Enugu state agenda to develop private sector contribution to health sector development.

    •Knowledge and ability to apply PPP concepts to suit PATHS2's approach (systems and governance strengthening to achieve service delivery improvements and better health outcomes.

    •A good understanding of the constraints to improvement in service delivery, access and utilization and how the private sector can play a role in overcoming some of the constraints.

    •Post graduate Degree (minimum) or MD (desirable), in Public Health or other relevant field.

    Minimum Qualifications
    (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Method of Application

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

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