• New Job Vacancies at Jhpiego - 35 Positions

  • Posted on: 30 June, 2016 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing a 3-year Bill and Melinda Gates funded project in Nigeria and Kenya. The Nigeria project is being implemented in Nassarawa State. The project proposes to develop a group care model for ANC appropriate to the Nigerian contexts that will support the MOH to operationalize its guidelines and test whether this alternative model of ANC is more effective, feasible, and acceptable than the current standard of care at achieving better coverage and quality of ANC services.

    The project is designed for high-volume government health facilities and will explore the opportunities and challenges of different settings (urban, pert-urban, and rural) to inform scale-up. The Group ANC study is designed to evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability and feasibility of Group ANC as compared to traditional ANC. This study introduces a group care model in two phases: - Improve the quality of facility based ANC, Increase retention in care and the use of key services during pregnancy, childbirth and the year following birth among women over the standard care available.

    Research Assistants - 20 positions

     

    Job Description

    • This position reports to the Program Manager and will work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation & Research team and Program Officers to ensure that the Study results inform whether group care is a viable strategy to improve the quality and acceptability of ANC and increase retention in care through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period.

    Responsibilities

    • Be present in assigned heath facility during all the hours antenatal care is provided for four months to screen, recruit and obtain consent from ANC mothers on whom the research is conducted
    • Transfer initial screening information from providers to REDCap (a mature, secure web application for building and managing online surveys and databases) via project provided tablet.
    • Create consent logs and group cohort logs; share group cohort logs with providers; update program officers weekly with enrollment numbers.
    • Administer baseline survey questions to all consented study subjects at the time of consent via REDcap
    • Using facility records, conduct phone based facility birth rate baseline assessment
    • Track study subjects in order to administer surveys at appropriate times; record if subjects move out of study area and/or are lost to follow up
    • Arrange meeting time and place and administer survey questions to recently delivered study subjects within 6 weeks of delivery via REDCap.
    • Support Focused group discussion in their respective areas as requested by the research team.
    • Review collected data and make corrections before submission via redcap.
    • Review and bring into force varied research quality and control procedures.
    • Ensure safe custody of equipment supplied for the study.
    • Keep accurate records of consent forms and other study related documents.

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Diploma/Degree in a Health related field.
    • Past experience in clinical research.
    • Use of mobile technology as a data collection tool will be an added advantage.
    • Knowledge and experience in research.
    • Knowledge in Research, Data abstraction.
    • Presentation and interpersonal skills.
    • Highly organized, and able to achieve intended study goals and objectives.
    • Computer literate, comfortable using a tablet and learning new software.
    • Residence in Lafia, Nasarawa State and fluency in Hausa language will be a strong advantage.

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    Finance & Administration Assistant

     

    Job Description

    • The Finance and Administration Assistant will report to the Program Manager and is responsible for providing financial and administrative support to the Group Ante-natal Care (G-ANC) Project in Lafia in order to ensure smooth running of the office.
    • This includes handling day to day financial operations of the Lafia office, with particular emphasis on handling accounts payable and receivable, expense reports, cash handling, payments and compliance to Jhpiego and donor financial policies.
    • Implements and maintains an on-site financial accounting and bookkeeping system required to assure the integrity and effective performance of Jhpiego’s financial and administrative operations.

    Key Role

    • Assist with editing and or formatting of field trip reports.
    • Provide logistics support for meetings, trainings field activities e.t.c,
    • Manage petty cash funds for Nassarawa State office.
    • Take notes or minutes of meeting etc.
    • Serve as a liaison for finance and administrative duties between Nassarawa State and Abuja offices.
    • Monitor and reconcile vendor statements on monthly basis and ensure timely settlement of bills.
    • Codes, tracks, and processes vendor invoices, consultant invoices and travel advances for payments on a timely basis.
    • Ensure prompt payment of staff advances invoices to safeguard Jhpiego reputation.
    • On a daily basis, post approved expense reports to financial system,
    • Ensure that expense reports are filed on a timely basis and proper accounting records relating to expense reports are maintained and are compatible with standard accounting practice, JHU/Jhpiego and donor guidelines.
    • Provide updates to staff on their advance accounts on regular basis (at least once a month),
    • Reconcile and follow up outstanding advances on continuous basis.
    • Provide information to payments on staff requiring reimbursement.
    • Ensures that all unspent advances are deposited to the bank with 48 hours after receipt.
    • Ensure that all vendor payment vouchers and expense reports are filed on monthly basis and proper accounting records relating to vendor payments’ are maintained and are compatible with standard accounting practice, JHU(Jhpiego and donor guidelines,
    • Assume other duties as assigned by the Project Manager.

    Required Qualification, Skills and Competencies

    • First degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related fields.
    • Minimum of 1 year relevant experience in finance/accounting/Business administration,
    • Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies and private sector foundations.
    • Basic understanding of donor operations particularly USG will be an added advantage.
    • Basic understanding of the operations of finance department.
    • Competence in the use of basic computer software such as MS Words and Excel.
    • Residence in Lafia, Nassarawa State will be a strong advantage.

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    Research Assistants - 12 positions

     

    Job Description

    • This position reports to the Program Manager and will work closely with the Monitoring Evaluation & Research team and Program Officers to ensure that the Study results inform whether group care is a viable strategy to improve the quality and acceptability of ANC and increase retention in care through pregnancy, childbirth, and the postnatal period.

    Responsibilities

    • Attend week long training session on ASRH study data collection and use of ComrnCare Dimagi.
    • Support the Research study team in orienting and training youth groups and other stakeholders (CHEWS
    • CHW5) in the community on how to recruit volunteers in a non-pressuring or coercive way using the voucher System,
    • Participates in recruitment of adolescents through respondent-driven sampling and a voucher system.
    • Conduct selection and screening of recruited participants using specified selection criteria and obtaining consent from selected participants
    • Transfer initial screening information from participants to Commcare via project provided tablet
    • Create consent logs and group cohort logs: share group cohort logs with providers: update program officers weekly with enrollment numbers
    • Conduct qualitative data collection (FGD5 and lDls) to all consented study subjects at the time of consent CommCare and audio recording
    • Track study subjects to participate in group discussions at appropriate times: record if subjects move out of Study area and/or are lost to follow up
    • Arrange meeting time and place in consultation with health facility managers
    • Support Focused group discussion in their respective areas as requested by the research team
    • Carryout data collection, data entry and data quality procedures as outlined in relevant project SOPs.
    • Ensure safe custody of equipment supplied for the study
    • Keep accurate records of consent forms and other study related documents.
    • Advise the research team on any ethical issues that may arise during the period of engagement in the study With the supervisor, set targets and work out timesheet of activities conducted.
    • Write and submit a weekly report of activities conducted to the supervisor.

    Qualifications/Experience/Competencies

    • A degree in Sociology, Health Sciences Research or Biostatistics, Nursing, Public Health is desirable. Master in Public Health, Biostatistics or sociology is an added advantage.
    • Experience in qualitative research methods and publication track record are desirable.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are critical.
    • Good spoken and written English.
    • Good spoken and written of at least 3 of Ibo, Igala, Yoruba, Pidgin is desirable.
    • Sensitivity to sociocultural and religious differences is expected.
    • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines at short notice.
    • Excellent report writing skills.
    • Competence with data analysis software including Atlas,ti is desirable.
    • Residence in Ebonyi and Kogi States will be a strong advantage.

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    Drivers - 2 positions

     

    Responsibilities

    • Responsible for driving the vehicle for GANC business purposes, including driving passengers as directed by the office, also:
    • Make scheduled passenger pick-ups and drop-offs, as directed by the Administrative Officer
    • Adhere to the JHPIEGO security procedures and other policies
    • Ensure that all passengers wear seat belts at all times
    • Ensure that passengers are kept as secure as possible
    • Report any suspicious threats or security situations to the Administrative Officer immediately
    • Responsible for cleaning and providing preventive maintenance on the vehicle.
    • Responsible for liaising with Administrative Officer in fueling and performing repairs on the vehicle.
    • Responsible for the collection and dispatching of mails/deliveries with the officer in charge
    • Assist in setup and preparation of workshops or other training events, including packaging and hauling of materials
    • Complete the vehicle log daily
    • Document all errands, trips and deliveries daily
    • Assume other duties as assigned by supervisor to ensure the smooth functioning of the office and the achievement of project goals

    Qualifications and Requirements

    • Secondary School Certificate (SSC) with a pass in English and Mathematics.
    • Valid driving license with excellent driving ability
    • 1-2 years’ experience in a similar position preferably in an NGO
    • Basic knowledge of automobiles and ability to make minor repairs and perform preventive maintenance
    • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
    • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines
    • Working knowledge of Hausa language will be an advantage,
    • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization
    • Residence in Lafia, Nasarawa State will be a strong advantage.

    Method of Application

    Applicants should submit an Application letter and a CV as one single word document to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org The title/subject of your email and application should be the position of what you have applied for.

    Note

    • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
    • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pro-employment background investigation.

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