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  • Posted on: 28 April, 2015 Deadline: 12 May, 2015
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  • Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services for Women and Girls (E2A) is USAID's global flagship project for strengthening quality FP/RH service delivery and is led by Pathfinder International, The project. is designed to reduce unmet need for family planning by scaling-up proven best practices (BPs) to ensure that women and girls receive and use quality services through all stages of the reproductive life cycle. E2A promotes healthy FPIRH behaviors, gender-equality, and the
    application of compelling evidence for FPuse. The project is in partnership with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC), IntraHealth International, Management Sciences for Health (MSH), ExpandNet, and PATH. About the project

    Pathfinder International through the Evidence to Action for Strengthened Family Planning and Reproductive Health services for women and girls (E2A) project in partnership with the Saving Mothers, Giving Life initiative (SMGL) will implement an innovative integrated Maternal Newborn Health project in Cross River State, Nigeria building on the USAID Nigeria funded integrated PMTCT project. The project model consists of a suite of evidence-based MNH interventions tailored to the epidemiologic realities of the selected state/LGA
    and intends to address the three delays to women's access to life-saving care, with a special focus on the time of labor, delivery and the first 48 hour postpartum.     .

    To support the implementation of this project, Pathfinder E2A is seeking staff for the following position that would operate from Calabar, Cross-Rivers State

    Project Officer

     

    Position Purpose
    The State Project Officer (SMGL) is responsible for the implementation of all service-related project activities within their assigned catchment LGAs and in ensuring the project achieves high quality results.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinates all SMGL-related project activities in the catchment LGAs including but not limited to:  , work scheduling, planning and supervising trainings, supportive supervision and mentoring of health care workers in project supported health facilities
    • Develops and maintain effective project implementation relationships with key personnel at state, LGA and health facility level
    • Carefully monitors the continuous availability of supplies essential for effective project implementation and take actions required to ensure uninterrupted supply
    • Assists the M&E officers to ensure that routine data is appropriately recorded at all levels of the project, especially at the project facilities and other service outlets
    • Ensures effective advocacy with relevant state local government organs, and with community structures in the catchment LGAs
    • Ensures the planning and conduct of effective community mobilization and sensitization activities
    • Provides continuous technical assistance and supportive supervision to facility and community providers in the areas of service delivery, M&E and other project activities.
    • Performs any other duties as required by the SPM, PD and Country Representative

    Basic Requirements

    • A medical doctor or qualified nurse/midwife with a minimum  of 6 years relevant experience in reproductive health and community based programs to deliver health services, and good knowledge on primary health care, maternal and newborn/child survival, child spacing and STD/AIDS programs
    • Good advocacy and people skills and experience in community mobilization and service delivery
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work with various constituencies’ especially relevant government partners, USAID/PEPFAR, and other implementing partners.
    • Good oral and /written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate technical material to both expert and lay audiences.
    • Mature, responsible and able to meet deadlines under pressure and work with minimal supervision
    • Strong interest in community/health care provider capability building
    • Fluency in both written and spoken English in addition to one local language required.

     

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

     

    Position Purpose
    The Monitoring and Evaluation Officer will be responsible for developing the capacity of partners and State team members to collect, analyze report and use information on project using the organizational Management Information System (MIS). The M&E officer will assist in the implementation of monitoring and evaluation of project activities and knowledge management across the State.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Coordinating and assisting project team in the development, management and implementing of monitoring and evaluation plan(s) for the project.
    • Develop and maintain MIS system to capture analyze and report on the project indicators;
    • Train team members, health staff and partners at all levels in completion, analysis, reporting and utilization of information collected for operational and strategic needs of the project;
    • Monitor the implementation of project specific M&E activities ensuring compliance with set standards, checking and correcting the quality of systems and data, and providing on-the- job problem-solving and training to correct the quality performance gaps;
    • Train and monitor field coordinators in the use of data for management decision-making; enable result based management;
    • Summarize, analyze and interpret data collected from partners, project and field offices for monitoring project activities;
    • Assist the state program managers to prepare quarterly, annual and semi - annual, plans and reports to donor and stake holders in accordance with specified timelines;
    • Promotes information and knowledge sharing across project sites and partners;
    • Travels extensively across all project sites in the State to fulfil responsibilities.
    • Perform other duties as required by the SPM and the SA (MERL)

    Basic Requirements

    • A Bachelor’s degree in demography, statistics, social sciences, public health, health information management or related field.
    • Minimum of 3-5 years of progressively responsible experience designing, implementing, monitoring and evaluation tasks for health and/or development projects.
    • Familiarity with USAID/international indicators and standard measurement tools in the areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and neonatal health and other relevant technical areas.
    • Competency in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and ACCESS, and a statistical software package (SPSS, EPI-INFO, STATA, SAS or similar).
    • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills and ability to work with various constituencies’ especially relevant government partners, USAID/PEPFAR, and other implementing partners.
    • Good oral and /written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate technical material to both expert and lay audiences.
    • Fluency in both written and spoken English in addition to one local language required.

    Method of Application

    For further details, visit http://www.pathfinder.org/about-us/careers/employment-opportunities/ OR
    http://www.e2aproject.org/about-us/work-with-us.html

    To apply, please submit your CV and a cover letter online within two weeks of the date of this publication. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Pathfinder is an equal opportunity employer.

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