• Vacancies at Partnership for Transforming Health Systems (PATHS 2)

  • Posted on: 10 April, 2012 Deadline: 27 April, 2012
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  • The Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS 2), a DFID funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro- poor health services for common health problems, focusing on six states and the federal government. PATHS2 is recruiting qualified professional staff to fill position based in Abuja, Kano and Jigawa.



    The jobholder will provide overall strategic programmatic direction to the PATHS2 Service Delivery Team. She will also provide guidance and technical support to state programmes, including identification of needs for technical assistance. S/he will provide quality assurance of state-level implementation and insures prompt delivery of outputs and reports from states. S/he will insure cross-state knowledge sharing and sharing of knowledge from state-level implementation experience. As member of the senior management team, the job holder will participate in developing programme vision and providing guidance on strategy and programming. s/he will work with Deputy National Program Manager (Strategic Management) and Deputy National Programme Manager (Technical), to insure coordination and knowledge sharing across the programme, timely production of programme documents, and quality assurance of activities and outputs.

    Qualification requirements: Master's Degree (minimum), or a PhD (desirable), in Public Health, Health Administration, Health Policy, or other relevant health-sector specialization. At least 10 years of professional experience in health management, health economics, health financing, or health systems strengthening.


    Under the general and strategic direction of the Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E ) Advisor, the Senior Programme Monitoring and Evaluation officer will be required to continuously review and ensure that the various interventions are technically sound, coherent with the relevant strategies and consistent with the logframe. she/he will participate in the preparations of performance monitoring plans, including developing and defining programme indicators and sources of data, as well as annual reports and other project documents. The jobholder will provide support to PATHS2 supported States in the management of state specific logframes to guide the implementation of project activities; ensuring
    consistency between plans and the Logframe.

    Qualification requirements: Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Statistics, English Social Sciences. or other relevant field. 6 years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, information management, or other relevant analytical experience in the health sector. Excellent computer skills, including keyboarding, Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and Outlook), ACCESS, PowerPoint, SPSS, STATA and other health-related software packages
    such as DHIS.


    The jobholder will contribute to the design and development of specific Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) plans and program-level indicators for PATHS2 programme activities. S/he.will collaborate with other DFID SLPs and donor programs to develop, track and monitor indicators related to project performance. S/he will contribute to the development or adaptation of M&E tools, resources and processes in key thematic areas and across outputs of the PATHS2 programme. S/he will also plan all routine data activities and provide inputs into M&E annual workplan and revision process. In addition, the jobholder will provide leadership, including training on the collection, processing and analysis of all data
    collected and guide in the preparation of specification for data entry, editing, validation, tabulation before analysis.

    Qualification requirements: Master's degree in statistics with at least 4 years of professional experience in data management, statistical analysis, information management, or other relevant analytical experience, especially in a health sector programme. A minimum of 3 years good standing and experience in health related research activities Experience and proficiency in the use of statistical software packages, especially STATA, SPSS, Epi Info, CSPro etc.


    The job holder will provide leadership in managing all aspects of the programme's monitoring and evaluation / knowledge management components in the State he is applying for, by developing indicators and formats for supporting the collection, analvsrs, and archiving of information covering all programme activities. S/he will collaborate with the State Ministry of Health and other related agencies and stakeholders to strengthen state-level M&E and knowledge
    management systems.

    Qualification requirements: Master's Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Statistics, or other relevant social science or research field, plus at least six years of professional experience in monitoring and evaluation, information management, or other relevant health- related analytic experience.


    The jobholder will work in close collaboration with PATHS2 Healthcare Financing (HCF) Technical Lead to design, implement and monitor state specific HCF activities as per the state priorities but in line with the overall PATHS2 HCF strategy.
    S/he will ensure that the state HCF strategic approach is in support of the state service delivery strategy and implementation plans. S/he will produce written concepts, proposals (with budgets), and position papers on state programme HCF that are integrated with overall state
    programme and in support of improved health service delivery. Also participates in the mentoring of state SMOH counterparts as maybe required by the State Commissioner of Health/relevant Director and approved by the State Team Leader.

    Qualification requirements: Master's Degree in Health Economics, Public Health with specific HCF Modules, Economics, MBA, or other relevant Health System Strengthening studies, plus six (6) years of professional experience in health economics, economic evaluation, health systems strengthening or capacity building programs.


    To be considered for the listed position, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provide details of the applicant's qualifications for the desired position to email

    In the subject line of the email, write the specific job title and location of the position you wish to apply for. Deadline for submission will be 27th April 2012. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.
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