• Jobs at The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI)

  • Posted on: 12 November, 2015 Deadline: 22 November, 2015
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  • The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) is a five year (2009 - 2014) project funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that aims to increase the use of modern family planning (FP) methods among the urban poor in the six cities of Abuja FCT, Ibadan, Kaduna, Ilorin, Benin City, and Zaria by at least 20 percentage points. NURHI is part of a broader Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (other sites include India, Kenya, and Senegal).

    The Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative (NURHI) Phase 2, seeks applications from qualified individuals to contribute to improved maternal health and reduced child mortality through increased modem contraceptive use in selected sites for the Phase 2 Project in Nigeria:

    Program Officer - Service Delivery

     

    Slot: 2

    Job Description

    • The Program Officer - Service Delivery is responsible for providing programmatic support to the NURHI 2 project, especially in the area of Service Delivery, health systems strengthening including FP commodities Logistics management and other related areas as may be assigned from time to time by the supervisor and NURHI Management.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with the Service Delivery advisor to ensure smooth implementation of, health system strengthening related activities at NURHI selected sites.
    • Ensure proactive management of contraceptive commodities to ensure smooth supply to the NURHI supported public health facilities by maintaining close contact with the respective FP coordinators.
    • Supervisors and providers within the high volume sites.
    • Provide support for the in! outreach service related activities
    • Support in-house preparation, documentation and implementation of HSS activities.
    • Liaise with the respective program assistants through the STL to provide up to date information on HSS,,
    • Work closely with the NURHI 2 M&E am to ensure that relevant data are documented especially up to date information on the NURHI monitor.
    • Submit a monthly report based on all activities for the month
    • Any other duties as assigned

    Skills Required:

    • Hardworking, innovative and dynamic with ability to work with minimal supervision
    • Great organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Strong writing, documentation and computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power point)
    • Ability to process data for programming will be an advantage.
    • Clear understanding of the service delivery landscape for Family planning services

    Education and/or Experience

    • Minimum of first degree in Medicine, Nursing & Midwifery, Public Health or any related degree in Health Sciences, from a recognized Institution.
    • Experience working Reproductive Health/Family planning, preferably a NGO environment or international donor organization/project in a closely related position.

    Language Requirements:

    • Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
    • Other local dialects may be added advantage.

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    Front Desk Office Assistant

     

    Job Description

    • The Front Desk Office Assistant is responsible for providing adequate support by giving warm reception to visitors and guiding them to their respective destination in the office, with harmonious relationship.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Answer telephone calls and transfer the calls to appropriate staff member
    • Meet and greet clients/visitors with respect and dignity. Book down messages for recipient staff, and ensuring proper delivery of the messages to the beneficiaries.
    • Receive official documents on behalf of staff and the project and forward same to appropriate beneficiaries/authority.
    • Sign for and distribute UPS/FedEx DHL Airborne packages/couriers with proper documentation

    Perform general clerical duties to include but not limited to:

    • Photocopying,fax, mailing, documentation and filing.
    • Keep proper records of inward and outwards correspondences for the office
    • Support staff in other assigned administrative and project based works Attend to other jobs as may be assigned be Management and the State Team Leader.

    Skills Required:

    • Great organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Strong writing, typing and computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power point)

    Education and/or Experience

    • Minimum of first degree or HND in Communications or any Social Science, Public relation related fields, from a recognized Institution.
    • Experience working in an office, preferably a NGO environment or international donor organization/project in a closely related position.

    Language Requirements:

    • Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
    • Other local dialects may be added advantage.

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    Finance and Admin Officer

     

    Job Description

    • The NURHI field office Finance and Admin Officer, under the direct supervision of the State Team Leader with technical guidance from the Finance and Administrative Director, is responsible for financial and administrative support for the NURHI project field office activities.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain the project field office petty cash and check books; prepare payments; ensure proper authorization for payments: distribute payments as required; supervise the processing of staff claims and advances;
    • Review purchase orders, time and attendance records and prepare necessary, reports for the NURHI Financial and Senior Management team;
    • Maintain financial operating systems including electronic spreadsheets and/or relevant accounting software applications for management reporting to track field office expenditures and outstanding advances, allowances, and disallowed expenditures.
    • In accordance with the current NURHI employee benefits scheme and strategy, process disbursements along with monthly salary and other benefits, medical allowance for each staff member in the office.
    • Liaise with banking officials to assure timely transactions and receipt of banking information on NUIHI Bank accounts operations;
    • Keep proper and update regularly the inventory of assets/equipment for the field office and reconcile with ACO Office records.
    • Submit monthly financial reports to the NURHI Director of Finance and
    • Administration and prepare monthly bank reconciliation statements to complement financial reports; and
    • Complete Other duties as assigned.

    Skills Required:

    • Good problem solving, analytical, computing and independent thinking skills
    • Strong working relationships and interpersonal communication skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)

    Education and/or Experience

    • University degree or equivalent professional qualification in Accounting, Finance Administration
    • 3-5 years experience in financing administration, and or accounting

    Language Requirements:

    • Must be able to speak, read and write in English.
    • Other local dialects may be added advantage.

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    Research and M & E Officer

     

    Job Description

    • The Research and Monitoring & Evaluation (R, M&E) Officer will work with project field staff under the administrative supervision of the State Team Leader, and the Technical guidance (supervision) of the NURHI Snr.
    • Technical Research and M&EA dvisor and to coordinate NURHI project M&E and research activities in the selected project sites at the respective state.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Work with supervisors to develop or assist in the development of data collection and necessary data collection tools and training to support the research, monitoring and evaluation of NURHI project activities;
    • Assist with the development and monitoring of research related contracts and consultancies;
    • Collect data from staff and beneficiaries for use in quarterly and annual reports;
    • Perform qualitative and quantitative analyses of data collected during formative studies and operations research activities as needed;
    • Complete regular data analysis reports that track NURHI activities progress against performance indicators;
    • Conduct desk research using a variety of sources to meet information needs of NURHl project staff and advisors;
    • Develop and maintain an office library/resource center with materials and documents relevant to program operations; and
    • Perform other related duties as necessary.

    Skills Required:

    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and management skills
    • Good problem solving and independent thinking skills
    • Solid experience developing and managing databases
    • Proficiency using Microsoft Word, Excel and database software (Epilnfo, SPSS, State)
    • Experience working on and reporting on its indicators

    Education and/or Experience

    • Minimum Bachelors degree in Public health, Statistics or Social Sciences (Masters-level degree preferred)
    • 3-5 years experience managing research projects, databases and routine analysis of National Health Management Information(NHMIS)related data.

    Language Requirements:

    • English fluency (oral and written)
    • Fluency in local language will be an added advantage.

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    State Team Leader (STL)

     

    Job Description

    • The NURHI 2 State Team Leader will provide overall management, technical and financial oversight for the Lagos project field office.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide guidance, supervision and support to field office staff including the service delivery, demand generation/advocacy officers, accountant, and monitoring & evaluation officer, including conducting annual performance reviews for the state office staff under his/her supervision;
    • Participate in the development and coordination of NURHI 2 Project program activities;
    • Collaborate with NURHI partners and other key stakeholders involved in reproductive health and family planning, in his/her domain;
    • Liaise regularly with state partners to provide them with up-to-date knowledge of NURHI 2 activities and progress; Ensure compliance throughout the organization with NURHI regulations, Nigerian/state laws, contract agreements, and sound business practice, budgets and NURHI policies; and
    • Constantly liaise with Abuja Coordinating Office, especially the Project Director and the Deputy Project Director for technical guidance and program direction.
    • Collaborate with Finance and Admin Director on Finance and Administrative issues with a view of ensuring compliance with appropriate rules and regulations guiding the Project operations, and personnel matters,
    • Perform other related duties as may be necessary.

    Skills Required:

    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, team building leadership and result based management skills
    • Good problem solving and independent thinking skills.
    • Strong team spirit with high sense of productivity.
    • Prof dent in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Power point)

    Education and/or Experience

    • Masters-level professional qualification in Medicine, Public health, Social Science, Communication or equivalent
    • Minimum 5 years leadership experience in an NGO environment

    Language Requirements:

    • English fluency (oral and written)
    • Fluency in local language will be an added advantage.

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    Finance Assistant

     

    Job Description

    • The NURHI AHQ office Finance Assistant, under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager with technical guidance from the Finance and Administrative Director, is responsible for financial administration supports for the NURHI project Finance Unit at the AHQ.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Maintain the role of preparing payments; ensure proper authorization for payments; distribute payments as required; supervise the processing of staff claims and advances;
    • Review purchase orders/requests, time and attendance records and prepare necessary reports for the
    • NURHI Financial retirements as may be required;
    • Respond to field-based staff requests for information, documents or assistance promptly as relates to the
    • Project, including assisting on banking transaction for the Finance Unit;
    • Maintain organized files/records on all the Finance Unit documentation, reports, and documents;
    • Format, edit, photocopy and disseminate documents as may be required in the Unit;
    • Assist with office management logistics and compliance with project policies, and purchasing and procurement protocols, including bids and analysis;
    • Assist the Finance Unit on logistics of procurements bids and verification as may be required;
    • Assist in Maintaining and updating equipment log;
    • Assist the NIJRHI technical staff with preparation and logistics for meetings, seminars, workshops and other events as may be required;
    • Provide logistics supports for workshop disbursements including account reconciliation with hotels on facilities provided.
    • Ensure timely photocopying of reports and courier to home office to complement financial reports;
    • Acts as primary back-up to Finance staff in QB posting and processing of monthly reports, including advances liquidation/retirements; and
    • Complete other duties as assigned.

    Skills Required:

    • Good problem solving, analytical, computing and independent thinki rig skills
    • Strong working relationships and interpersonal communication skills
    • Strong writing, typing and computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel. Power Point)
    • Knowledge of QuickBooks, Peach Tree, or any similar Accounting Software

    Education and/or Experience

    • University degree/HND or equivalent professional qualification in accounting, finance administration
    • 3-5 years experience in financing administration, and or accounting.
    • Experience working in an office, preferably a Development NGO environment or international donor organization/project in a closely related position/portfolio.

    Language Requirement:

    • Must be able to write, speak and read fluently in English.

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    Program Operations/Logistics Assistant

     

    Job Description

    • The Program Operations/Logistics Assistant is responsible for providing administrative and Logistics assistance to the NURHI project Operations and office staff.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Coordinate the various NURHI program staff and liaise with program Operations assistants at the field offices as needed for efficient operations of NURHI office (including maintaining up-to-date program calendar of sites and HO),
    • Respond promptly to field-based staff requests for information, documents or assistance. Maintain organized files on all project-related materials, reports and documents (program operations).
    • Assist to format, edit, photocopy and disseminate documents and presentations as needed.
    • Organize, plan and coordinate NURHI events and logistics for meetings, seminars, workshops and other events as needed.
    • Take minutes of management and staff meetings and share and ensure implementation of follow-up actions.
    • Serve on the NURHI procurement committee.
    • Update staff/consultants/STTAs movement log (databank including CVs, telephone, etc.,>
    • Collate and regularly update NURHI program activity calendars including key national events.
    • Share and keep trip reports of staff/STTAs/Consultants (both Local and International).
    • Manage NURHI project and partners correspondence including circulation and reminders.
    • Manage Project Director/Deputy Project Director itineraries
    • Identify, inspect, shortlist hotel venues, and negotiate rates, for NURHI meetings.
    • Attend to any other jobs as may be assigned by the NURHI management and Technical Advisors.

    Skills Required:

    • Great organizational and interpersonal skills
    • Strong writing, typing and computer skills
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Power point)

    Education and/or Experience

    • Minimum of First degree in Social Sciences, Public Health, Programme Management or related field
    • Experience working in an office, preferably a NGO environment.

    Language Requirement:

    • Must be able to speak, read and write in English. Other local dialects may be added advantage.

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    Health System Strengthening/Service Delivery Advisor

     

    Job Description

    • The Health System Strengthening Advisor (Service Delivery Advisor) will take the lead in improving management and system performance at the National, State, LGA, and health facilities level, while supporting linkages to communities of focus for the NURHI project.
    • He/she will work very closely with the policy makers, facilities, providers and stakeholders in both the public and private sector of the Nigerian Health System.
    • In collaboration with core partner on SERVICE DELIVERY and with support from the NURHI technical team, the Health System Advisor will identify problems affecting the access, quality, and efficiency of reproductive health services and identify/apply solutions.
    • His/her primary focus will be strengthening the capacity of the urban providers in planning, financial management, monitoring the performance in service delivery, quality assurance, collection, analysis, and use of data.

    Education and/or Experience

    • Advanced degree in Medicine, Public Health or Social Science required;
    • Fifteen years of experience in policy, planning, management and implementation of health programs;

    Skills Required:

    • Must have experience in health system strengthening, delivery of health services, health care financing, analysis and use of data, management and capacity building of human resources. and tracking client satisfaction;
    • Must be familiar with reproductive health, Family planning public-private partnership in health service delivery;
    • Must be able to identify problems and find solution and have experience in delivery of technical assistance and supervising technical assistance team;
    • Must have excellent diplomatic, communication, team building & facilitation skills and be a creative and strategic thinker.

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    Demand Generation Advisor

     

    Job Description

    • The Demand Generation Advisor will work closely with the DPD to provide technical vision, leadership, and guidance to the behavior change communication program activities whilst also reporting to the PD.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Provide direction and supervision in all aspects of Behavior Change Communication (8CC) strategy development, implementation and evaluation for project BCC activities including urban communication initiatives, mass media, health provider interpersonal communication, community mobilization, materials development for family planning/birth spacing knowledge, awareness, use and demand generation for contraceptive methods;
    • Liaise with NURHI field office staff to oversee the development and coordination of demand generation and 8CC activities;
    • Work with NURHI partners and staff to help foster community engagement and participation through the development of community mobilization approaches and necessary Interpersonal Communication and Counseling (IPCC) strategies that are specific for urban settings;
    • Use research data and information to inform programmatic directions arid decision making;
    • Provide proactive program management to ensure timely compliance with project milestones;
    • Collaborate with NURHI partners and liaise with the key stakeholders to exchange best BCC practices for family planning and harmonization of activities;
    • Represent the NURHI Project in technical working group meetings;
    • Write reports and document success stories relating to the project interventions; and
    • Perform other related duties as necessary.

    Skills required:

    • Flexibility to travel throughout Nigeria and internationally as needed for the project
    • Strong organizational, interpersonal, strategic technical leadership and management skills
    • Solid experience in implementing innovative behavior change communication
    • Strong computer skills: Microsoft Office (Excel. Word and Power point)
    • Partnership, Networking and Team building skills
    • Experience of working in integrated supply and demand projects will be of added advantage

    Education and/or Experience

    • Master’s degree in Communication, Public Health or Social Sciences
    • At least Five to Ten years experience working in the field of health communication, mass media and SBCC activity implementation

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    Deputy Project Director

     

    Job Description

    • The Deputy Project Director (DPD) will support the Project Director (PD) to ensure successful implementation of the Nigerian Urban Reproductive Health Initiative Phase 2.
    • The DPD will assist the PD in the Management and Operations oversight of all program elements ensuring that all components are well integrated to meet the desired goals.
    • This position requires strong leadership, managerial skills, a high level of independent action, and a focus innovation and strategic direction.
    • The DPD will have a deep understanding of behavior change communication (demand generation) related to family planning and reproductive health, with a strong grasp of the key technical elements that go into increasing use of modem contraceptives (CPR).
    • He/She will have the ability to respond swiftly to the demands of working within a challenging environment with multitasking skills.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Assist to provide technical leadership and oversight for the overall project management and operations
    • Assist to ensure program elements are integrated and synergistic
    • Ensure the sound programmatic and fiscal health of the project
    • Represent NURHI Phase 2 at the National and International level
    • Other duties as assigned by the Project Director

    Supervisory Responsibilities:

    • The DPD will report to the PD whilst working closely with the PD to provide leadership to all project staff.
    • The DPD will oversee the smooth management of the program and will ensure technical coordination across project components.
    • The DPD will also provide oversight and guidance to the NURHI Project State Team Leaders, the demand generation Advisor and other Technical Advisors on need basis.
    • The DPD will assist the PD to provide supervision in cooperation with the Sub-Contracted Partner Organizations and other partnerships with government, donors, and stakeholders when the need arises.

    Education and/or Experience

    • Master’s degree (M.Sc.) or equivalent; with fifteen years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • MSC or MPH with extensive experience in behavior change communications programming and in reproductive health.
    • Experienced project manager with over 15 years’ experience in technical, financial and administrative oversight.
    • Skilled manager with ability to oversee and motivate staff for sound, effective, results based programming. Experience with management of evidence and result based programming. Experience with programs rapidly going to scale will be an added advantage.

    Competencies and Specific Skills Required:

    • Ability to work in fast-paced dynamic environment with multiple partners in both demand and supply related interventions.
    • Flexible and independent.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Proficiency with MS Word, Excel. MS PowerPoint, and other standard software.

    Language Skills:

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and general public.

    Physical Demands:

    • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear.
    • The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel.
    • The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, or crouch.
    • Specific vision abilities may be required.

    Work Environment:

    • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
    • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
    • The DPD will travel to multiple cities and slum areas by airplanes and cars, and will be expected to travel internationally.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward their applications and CV's to: nurhiproject@gmail.com with the title of the "Position and preferred city" indicated in the application or in the subject line of the e- mail.

    Note: English fluency (oral and written) and fluency in local language/dialect will be an added advantage. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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