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  • Posted on: 8 July, 2015 Deadline: 16 July, 2015
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  • GRM International, Futures Group, and the Effective Development Group are a group of companies with a joint focus on reaching people in need and creating better futures for our clients, communities and colleagues around the world. With more than 90 current projects operating in more than 85 countries, and $225 million in revenue, our combined group has a multisectoral focus, diverse technical offerings and a wide geographic reach.

    Routine Immunisation Adviser

     

    The Routine Immunisation Adviser will provide overall technical leadership for activities that focus on strengthening child health services, ward level primary health care, and routine immunisation services in Northern Nigeria.  The Immunisation Adviser will bring expertise in the continuum of child health, including paediatric care and routine immunisation. This is a full time position to be based at the Head Office in Kano. The role will report to the Deputy Team Leader, Technical.

    Routine Immunisation Adviser
     
    GRM International, part of the GRM Futures Group, is a global development management firm, partnering with institutions, governments, and businesses worldwide to improve people’s quality of life. We have managed more than 700 projects in more than 140 countries over nearly 50 years and work for a broad spectrum of clients, including bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments, development banks, foundations, non-profit institutions, consulting firms and corporate operations.

    Key responsibilities:

    • Full responsibility for technical leadership for the crucial activities focused on child health services.
    • To bring technical expertise in child health, paediatric care and immunisation.
    • To manage a key part of this programme, including all stakeholders, both internal and external.
    • To drive ‘change management’ within the community.
    • To engage and build external relationships, specifically within the local government organisations.

    Key competencies and professional expertise required:

    • Knowledge of child health, primary health care, immunisation services, and health systems strengthening.
    • Understanding of the social, structural, and geographic barriers to child immunisation.
    • Strong managerial skills with the ability to plan, organise and coordinate activities and inputs from several sources and partners.
    • Understanding of ‘change management’ at service delivery level, including the sensitisation of service staff to client satisfaction and community engagement inputs
    • Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and partner organisations.
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with government officials, clinical health workers, and other stakeholders.

    Minimum education and experience required:

    • Master’s in Public Health, health management or medical degree.
    • Minimum 7 years’ experience improving child health service delivery in Africa, preferably Nigeria. 
    • Demonstrated experience applying routine monitoring information and human resources management to the improvement (quality, scale)  of health services
    • Experience working with DFID funded programmes is a priority.
    • Excellent written and spoken English is essential.
    • The salary is supported with a competitive benefits package.

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    State Team Leader

     

    The State Team Leader will be working closely with and managing a core team of technical and administrative programme experts, s/he will ensure that state level project objectives, outcomes, and deliverables are met and that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are adhered to. This is a full-time position and s/he will report directly to the National Team Leader for the MNCH2 Programme.

    State Team Leader  
     
    GRM International, part of the GRM Futures Group, is a global development management firm, partnering with institutions, governments, and businesses worldwide to improve people’s quality of life. We have managed more than 700 projects in more than 140 countries over nearly 50 years and work for a broad spectrum of clients, including bilateral and multilateral funding agencies, governments, development banks, foundations, non-profit institutions, consulting firms and corporate operations.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Provides overall state level technical leadership and representation of the project, under the direction of the State Team Director, and builds a senior management team able to convey the overall purpose, activities, and achievements of the project.
    • Has overall strategic, programmatic, financial, and management responsibility at the state level.
    • Works closely with and manages a large team of technical and administrative professionals to achieve programme success.
    • Effectively leverages global technical assistance to ensure effective and high quality programme delivery.
    • Accountable for project objectives, outcomes, and milestones at the state levels and ensures that financial, operational, and reporting requirements of the donor are followed.

    Qualifications

    • An advanced degree in public health or a relevant field.
    • At least 5 years of experience managing international health programmes, with a record of successful team leadership and achieving programme objectives.
    • At least 3 years’ experience on international health programmes for key health development partners, including, but not limited to, DFID, USAID, AusAID and the European Union.
    • Substantial experience working on reproductive health and health systems strengthening in Northern Nigeria. Deep understanding and knowledge of contemporary health system dynamics and MNCH challenges.
    • Demonstrated capabilities in management, capacity building, high-level strategic visioning, and leadership. 
    • Experience working effectively with district and provincial government authorities.  Familiarity with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria required.
    • Excellent written and spoken English is essential.

    Method of Application

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    To find out more about careers at GRM, please visit our careers page: http://www.grminternational.com/jobs

    Applications close at 11pm on Thursday, 16th July 2015
     
    GRM Futures Group provides equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status

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