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  • In 1965, Clark Abt expressed a single, noble goal—to create a world free of war and poverty. The visionary set to work establishing Abt Associates. Over the next half century, the company became known as a bold, innovative and effective agent of social change, committed to improving the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. Today, Abt Associates continues to be a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators

    Technical Specialist / State-level Program Coordinator

     

    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.

     

     

     

    Opportunity

     

     

     

    Abt Associates seeks a qualified State Program Coordinator / Technical Specialist 9 to support the International Health Division.

     

     

     

    The 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems strengthening around the world. The project addresses the financing, governance, operational, and capacity-building constraints that block access to and use of priority population, health, and nutrition services by people in developing countries. USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project is supporting state level efforts to increase the mobilization of domestic resources (RM) for HIV/AIDS programs, particularly with respect to the public sector contribution. Focal states are USAID PEPFAR priority states: Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River. HFG’s work in this area to date has identified the processes that relate to budget allocation, budget release and financial reporting of HIV/AIDS financial resources that do not function as they should at the state level.  In addition, gaps in resource tracking and advocacy

     

    HFG seeks to hire a State Program Coordinator/Technical Specialist to coordinate HFG’s activities on resource mobilization (RM) across the four states. The areas of work include public financial management (PFM), resource tracking and advocacy. HFG will support the implementation of state resource mobilization plans, and the coordinator will track progress and intervene where necessary to facilitate and maintain progress against plans. It is anticipated that the person identified for this role will also be able to provide technical support in the area of PFM to the relevant ministries, departments and agency (MDA) staff responsible for budgeting, financial processes and reporting.

     

     

     

     

     

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

     

     

     

    • Coordination of HFG activities in the state (liaising with HIV team in Abuja and Bethesda)
    • Responsible for engaging, coordinating and communicating with stakeholders and partners working in RM
    • Identifying Ministry of Economic Planning (MEPB) PFM processes, identifying gaps and the strategy for addressing them
    • Leading/supporting PFM strengthening for MDAs and all HIV/AIDS resource mobilization efforts
    • Conduct a political mapping to identify stakeholders and that can promote budget increase for HIV/AIDS in the new administration
    • Identify and document bottlenecks preventing budget release in the MDAs and line ministries
    • Relating with and monitor budget officers in the MDAs to facilitate timely budget release to the MDAs and the line ministries
    • Support SACAs RM advocacy to ensure it is timely and appropriate towards various MDAs
    • Support MEPB and State Ministry of Finance to ensure resource tracking cycle are completed
    • Responsible for relevant gathering data from all stakeholders that will feed into the RMS
    • Support the implementation of the state’s resource mobilization operational plan

     

     

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

     

     

    • The candidate will be located in one of the PEPFAR priority states (Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River)
    • First Degree (minimum), or Master’s Degree (preferred) in Social Sciences, or Biomedical sciences (preferred)
    • Graduate/certificate level training in financial management/economics/accounting desirable.
    • 5+ years of progressive professional experience in in public sector management or health sector with government or non-governmental institutions. HIV program management desirable.
    • Proven accuracy in managing information and other organizational data.
    • Demonstrated project management and leadership capabilities and the ability to lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
    • Demonstrated ability to ensure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance and timeliness;
    • Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable;
    • High level of computer proficiency and demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of experience.

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    HIV / AIDS Program Coordinator and M&E Technical Specialist

     

    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.

     

    Opportunity

     

     

    Abt Associates seeks a qualified HIV / AIDS Program Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Specialist 9 to support the International Health Division on a project in Nigeria.

     

     

    The 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems strengthening around the world. The project addresses the financing, governance, operational, and capacity-building constraints that block access to and use of priority population, health, and nutrition services by people in developing countries. USAID’s Health Finance and Governance (HFG) project is supporting state level efforts to increase the mobilization of domestic resources (RM) for HIV/AIDS programs, particularly with respect to the public sector contribution. Focal states are USAID PEPFAR priority states: Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River. HFG’s work in this area to date has identified the processes that relate to budget allocation, budget release and financial reporting of HIV/AIDS financial resources that do not function as they should at the state level.  In addition, gaps in resource tracking and advocacy.

     

     

    HFG seeks to hire a HFG HIV/AIDS Program Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Technical Specialist to coordinate HFG’s activities on resource mobilization (RM) across the four states. The areas of work include public financial management (PFM), resource tracking and advocacy. HFG will support the implementation of state resource mobilization plans, and the program coordinator will track progress across the four states and intervene where necessary to facilitate and maintain progress against HFG’s work plans and objectives. It is anticipated that the person identified for this role will also be able to provide technical support where required. In addition coordinator will be responsible for M&E across the four states and the HFG programs MNCH and TB activities for USAID reporting purposes.

     

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

     

     

    • Coordination of HFG activities across the four states (liaising with HIV team in Abuja and Bethesda)
    • Support the implementation of the state’s resource mobilization operational plan
    • Planning and leading quarterly review meetings to ensure learning across the states, leading weekly check-ins with state staff and tracking state level progress against HFG workplans and objectives
    • Gathering all relevant documentation produced and supporting the Knowledge Management coordinator in ensuring that these are consistent across states and stored/accessible to the Abuja/State/Bethesda teams
    • Tracking activity progress for USAID reporting purposes and keeping the online HFG M&E system (MandE) up to date for HFG’s HIV/AIDS, MNCH and TB activities.
    • Supporting the Chief of Party with respect to management duties that relate to the coordination of the four state programs and consultants working on the HFG HIV/AIDS activities.

     

     

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

     

     

    • Located in HFG’s Abuja office with up to 25% travel required, not limited to the HFG focal states.
    • (6+) years of experience and a master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • First Degree (minimum), or Master’s Degree (preferred) in Social Sciences, or Biomedical sciences (preferred)
    • Graduate/certificate level training in financial management/economics/accounting desirable.
    • 5+ years of progressive professional experience in in public sector management or health sector with government or non-governmental institutions. HIV program management desirable.
    • Proven accuracy in managing information and other organizational data.
    • Demonstrated project management and leadership capabilities and the ability to lead multidisciplinary and multicultural teams;
      • Demonstrated ability to ensure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance and timeliness;
      • Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable;
      • High level of computer proficiency and demonstrated good oral and written communication skills.

     

     

     Minimum Qualifications

     

    • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of experience.

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    Knowledge Management and Communication Specialist

     

    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.

     

    Opportunity

    Abt Associates seeks a qualified Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist to support the International Health Division.

     

    The 5-year USAID-funded Health Finance and Governance project (HFG) provides technical assistance in health systems strengthening around the world. In Nigeria, the HFG project is currently working with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to support sustainability and country ownership of Nigeria’s HIV/AIDS, MNCH and TB programs. The knowledge and communication specialist provides support to HFG Nigeria in all areas related to knowledge and communication. The KMCS will play a key role in increasing innovation by allowing greater access to knowledge and ideas, and improve collaboration among staff particularly across offices in USAID PEPFAR priority states: Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River. He/she would also promote cost savings by reducing duplication of efforts and increasing efficiency with regards to report writing, document production across focal states. The KMCS will work across the three program areas to report out, write up lessons and connect programs to HFG’s overall strategy as well as USAID Nigeria’s MNCH and TB strategies and USAID’s PEPFAR strategy.

     

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

     

    • Leverage effective processes, systems and tools to share knowledge within HFG project and between partners and stakeholders in particular, as this relates to HFG’s HIV/AIDS work across the USAID PEPFAR priority states.
    • Coordinate speakers and logistics for staff learning sessions including reviewing or preparing presentations and facilitating IT needs
    • Contribute to KM resource by documenting best practices and capturing KM practices through written stories (and sharing with other HFG field staff in Lagos, Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Cross River states, HFG Abuja and Bethesda offices)
    • Assist HFG staff in accessing KM tools and resource developing materials for visibility at meeting, conference, business development opportunities, etc.
    • Assisting the IT department in maintenance and organization of the shared drives on the office
    • Developing, writing and disseminating various types of technical and non-technical communications pieces as needed
    • Support program staff as needed in editing various types of publications
    • Backstop HFG Nigeria field office with regards to communication/KM needs and ensuring technical assistance is requested and received from Bethesda as necessary.
    • Support the production of project materials including assistance as needed on editing, layout, and formatting
    • Provide quality control of HFG Nigeria produced materials and through high level editorial assistance to and review of routine reporting and project publication, such as technical briefs, special reports, external briefings, and presentations and request technical assistance from Bethesda as necessary;
    • Synthesize and document lessons learned and success stories across the supported state for all HFG activities including (MNCH and TB)

     

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

     

     

    • Located in Abuja, Nigeria with 25% travel, not limited to HFG’s USAID priority states.
    • First Degree (minimum), or Master’s Degree (preferred) in English, Social Sciences, or Biomedical sciences (preferred)
    • At least two years of progressive professional experience in writing research for publication and presenting research findings to policy professionals
    • Proven accuracy in managing information and other organizational data.
    • Proficiency in handling Microsoft Office suite.
    • Demonstrated ability to ensure that individuals and teams adhere to the highest standards of quality, relevance and timeliness;
    • Knowledge about US Government development assistance policy and USAID operational procedures is desirable
    • Demonstrated interpersonal, problem-solving and dynamic team player skills.

     

     

    Minimum Qualifications 

    • Bachelor’s Degree and 2 years of experience.

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