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  • Posted on: 27 September, 2012 Deadline: 11 October, 2012
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    Through the Strengthening Private Sector Family Planning and Reproductive Health (SPS FP/RH) project, previously SHOPS Nigeria, USAID Nigeria is continuing its efforts to increase the capacity of private sector providers in delivering quality family planning counselling and reproductive health services. As a result, Abt Associates has openings for the position of Program Officer and Driver

    PROGRAM OFFICER, SOUTHERN REGION


    The candidate for Program Officer, Southern Region is to provide overall support and management of activities in the project's Southern states of Lagos, Edo and Abia. This position is based in the project's Lagos office and will require frequent travel to Edo
    and Abia.

    Job Description
    Specific areas of responsibility include the following, but are not limited to:
    Manage and oversee all project activities in the region including: developing strategies to expand delivery and increase use of quality clinic-based private sector FP/RH counseling and services, facilitate regional private sector participation in policy dialogue, collaboration, and partnerships between the public and private health sectors.
    Coordinate with the Access to finance Advisor and Senior Reproductive Health/Family Planning Technical Director to design and implement strategies for regional interventions
    Organize and facilitate coordination meetings in the region
    Conduct outreach with private provider associations and state government regulatory bodies to promote development of the private health sector
    Liaise with other NGOs and donor supported activities targeting private sector providers to ensure optimal coordination.
    Coordinate wtth the Program and M&E teams on the design, implementation, and monitoring of regional interventions
    Collect and synthesize the necessary inputs and data for the regional component required to draft quarterly and annual progress reports
    Coordinate with the project headquarters office in Lagos to mobilize the resources needed for the execution of regional activities
    Produce regular status reports on regional project activities
    Serve as the point person and technical resource to facilitate the documentation, dissemination, and replication of project best practices throughout the region.

    Skills/Knowledge Required:
    Master's Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, Business, or other relevant field.
    At least 6 years of relevant professional experience in the health sector, preferably in the private sector or related to family planning, reproductive health, clinical training, and behavior change communication
    Strong organizational and management skills.
    Willingness, and ability, to travel between Lagos, Edo, and Abia.
    Advanced written/oral skills in English (writing sample may be requested)
    Demonstrated knowledge of the Nigerian health system
    Demonstrated ability to work in a diverse environment and the capacity to create demand for health services in low demand areas.
    Experience with donor funded international health programs in Nigeria highly desirable; USAID experience preferable

    DRIVER

    Job Responsibilities:
    Based at the SHOPS/Nigeria Office in Lagos, the Driver performs the operations, maintenance, and management of project vehicles, including routine maintenance, registration, tagging, ana tax exemptions, as well as providing transportation for project
    activities for the SHOPS/Nigeria team. As needed, the Driver performs office support tasks, as requested by the project management team.
    Specific tasks include:

    Project Vehicles Tasks:
    Drive project, and project affiliated personnel to project sites within and outside of Lagos for project activities, including official site visits.
    Establish record keeping systems for vehicle issues, including fuel, mileage, and trip logs; observe all company vehicle utilization policies, lncountry traffic laws.
    Responsible for the maintenance of project vehicle, keeping accurate records, and following a schedule of routine maintenance, cleaning, etc.
    Ensure the readiness of the vehicle for transport service by checking oil. water, fuel, and other parts of the vehicle, prior to driving.
    Perform project routine business around Lagos, such as receiving and delivering
    official project documentation to and from USAlD, general office purchasing.

    Office Tasks:
    Regularly check post office boxes; collect and dispatch letters, parcels and other correspondence.
    In general, perform any other tasks as designated by the Administration Manager.

    Skills Prerequisites:
    Valid Nigerian Driver's License.
    At least, 5 years prior experience in commercial driving.
    Completion of Secondary School is highly desirable.
    Excellent driving record and experience in traveling through Lagos and other key cities;
    Previous work experience on a development project is desirable.
    Good command of English language (skills).
    Good interpersonal and communication skills.

    METHOD OF APPLICATION
    To apply, please put the name of the position in the Subject line and attach a cover letter and resume/CV and email to shopsnigeriajobs@abtassoc.com with two weeks of this publication.
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