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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.

    Senior Technical Advisor

     

    Overview:

    The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will provide technical oversight and direction for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria. The STA, who we anticipate will be based in Abuja, will lead the overall design of technical interventions to integrate HIV in the health care system and assist the government to bring it to scale. The STA will design and oversee the annual phasing in of activities in the work plan and will coordinate technical implementation of all program activities, including capacity building, monitoring and evaluation and quality improvement. The STA will work in close collaboration with CDC/Nigeria, relevant ministries, PEPFAR implementing partners and other stakeholders working in HIV in Nigeria. The STA will represent the organization or delegate representation to other members of the technical team in key technical working groups.  This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of project activities in the project to achieve project goals, objectives and targets.
    • Contribute technical leadership to the development of HTC activities for the project strategic plan, work plan, and project monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, CDC and other stakeholders.
    • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies to address health systems bottlenecks that act as an impediment to effective HIV service delivery.
    • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and international implementing partners, in order to ensure that all activities conform to the requirements and regulations.
    • Refine evidence-based training materials, job aids, and curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials to meet the needs of the project.
    • Identify relevant training needs and assist in the design and implementation of measures to address those capacity building needs.
    • Provide technical and clinical guidance to the project team.
    • Supervise and mentor technical staff.
    • Implement activities and ensure that the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the project targets.
    • Ensure timely implementation of all project activities, including planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening, follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support, capacity-building and M&E across project sites, consistent with Nigeria’s national health protocols and in line with best practices and protocols, in close coordination and collaboration with CDC and Federal Ministry of Health.
    • Strengthen the relationships between the community and the health facilities.
    • Draft, adapt, edit and proofread HIV technical documents and learning materials, as needed.
    • Actively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as technical working groups.
    • Guide Federal Ministry of Health, professional associations, other national stakeholders in the revision/development of evidence-based standards for HIV competencies.
    • Mobilize international level clinical/technical expertise to resolve clinical issues that shape or effect local public policy or project design.
    • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure that necessary project planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
    • Conduct regular reporting to the Project Director, and project and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in implementation related to areas of technical expertise.
    • Contribute to documenting project activities, results and best practices to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
    • Work with M&E staff to design, implement and track data/results for project performance monitoring plan; develop of conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen project implementation.
    • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
    • Provide technical guidance and oversight of quality improvement approaches.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Medical degree with post-graduate level training in public health
    • Demonstrated experience in implementing public health projects of more than US$5M per year in developing countries, with an emphasis on HIV projects.
    • Demonstrated understanding of Nigeria’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system.
    • A minimum of 5 (five) years of mid- to senior-level experience in designing and implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment projects.
    • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts.
      Strong management, results-oriented and decision-making skills.
    • Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery.
    • Technical expertise in comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
    • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
    • Proven leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination.
    • Experience and understanding of the PEPFAR framework.
    • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
    • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

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    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

     

    Job Description

    Overview:

    Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor needed to provide technical leadership and strategic vision for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for anticipated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) project focusing on strengthening facility and community-based support for HIV testing and linkages to and retention on, antiretroviral treatment. Working closely with the project’s management and technical staff, the M&E Advisor, who we anticipate will be based in Abuja, will lead development of an M&E system that will capture high-quality, relevant and timely data that is used for programmatic decision-making. Specifically, the M&E Advisor will develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture project performance results. The M&E Advisor will work closely with the M&E, program and technical teams to design, implement and supervise district M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into project implementation to continuously improve the quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Advisor is also responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and challenges to CDC. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities:

    • Lead the development of project M&E strategies, frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and results in support of clinical service strengthening and the “Three Ones” principle.
    • Refine and finalize the project logic model, results framework, M&E plan, data flow loops, workplan and budget, including selecting indicators and setting targets.
    • Provide leadership and guidance to technical and program staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities, program assessments, data-driven decision-making and results reporting.
    • Design, implement and supervise M&E and learning activities, including development and implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan, baseline and endline assessments, data quality assessments, routine service delivery data reporting and evaluations.
    • Lead capacity development of program staff and project counterparts at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed, project monitoring and evaluation activities, and data use for programmatic decision-making, including developing and leading trainings for project staff, implementing partners, facility staff and community mobilizers.
    • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping. Utilize the training data collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning.
    • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
      Ensure data quality through verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
    • Lead results reporting to CDC and Jhpiego headquarters, including providing data on progress to targets and writing narrative M&E sections for quarterly and annually reports, and other communications as needed (e.g., success stories).
      Write and review technical components of materials, publications, and progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
    • In collaboration with program and technical staff and counterparts, ensure implementation of M&E strategies and frameworks.
    • Track M&E budgets related to project and activity budgets.
    • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons learned, and ensure appropriate flow of information for project management, staff, and colleagues.
      Ensure that necessary M&E planning, budgeting, and management activities occur to facilitate smooth and efficient program functioning.
    • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships with other USG projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
    • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s organization-wide performance management system designed to capture, analyze and disseminate project data
    • Determine appropriate staffing needed to manage the project M&E system and recruit and manage the M&E team.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
    • Minimum five years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating health and/or development projects of more than US$10M per year in developing countries (preferably Nigeria), with an emphasis on HIV projects.
    • Minimum seven years of experience designing and implementing M&E activities for complex programs in developing countries, with at least 3 years in HIV programs and familiarity with PEPFAR indicators, the Three Ones Principles and PEPFAR 90-90-90
    • Expertise in quantitative/qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
    • Demonstrated strong management, leadership, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts, in both the public and NGO sectors
    • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
    • Demonstrated familiarity with Nigeria’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system, and including the health management information system
    • Strong technical skills, including processing and analyzing data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access
    • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
    • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
    • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

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    Project Director

     

    Overview:

    The Project Director will provide overall vision, leadership and programmatic and managerial oversight for a CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in Nigeria. The Project Director, who we anticipate will be based in Abuja, will guide the strategic planning, design and implementation of the project and be responsible for reporting of activities and for all project deliverables. The Project Director will be the primary point of contact and manage all relationships with CDC/Nigeria, Government counterparts, PEPFAR implementing partners and other stakeholders. The Project Director will work closely with the FMOH and other relevant ministries to streamline efforts and ensure a coordinated effort. The Project Director will supervise a team of highly qualified staff. This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Responsibilities:

    • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
    • Ensure high-quality program implementation that is consistent with Nigeria’s national health guidelines, protocols and standards.
    • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Federal Ministry of Health, CDC, as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders to maximize resources, coordinate activities and avoid duplication of effort.
    • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including CDC and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
    • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets and provide oversight on core funding agreements.
    • Ensure the quality of interventions.
    • Facilitate the development of innovative project approaches and interventions.
    • Ensure the sustainability of interventions particularly in the area of capacity building.
    • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and participate in relevant technical working groups with counterparts and other implementing partners.
    • Provide program leadership and strategic direction to ensure the program’s technical and financial integrity are guaranteed and to achieve program goals, objectives and targets.
    • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure necessary program planning, development, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
    • Lead annual work planning and budgeting process, in close collaboration with CDC, the Federal Ministry of Health, respected State Ministries of Health, project team and project partners.
    • Collaborate with the other program team members to oversee program activities, ensure timely implementation and timely, accurate reporting to donor and others as necessary.
    • Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
    • Provide updates on the progress made, direction, approaches and successes of the program to donor and partners and internally within Jhpiego.
    • Work with M&E staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results.
    • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
    • Manage subgrantee partners if applicable.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Clinical and/or management master’s degree in public health, health administration, international health or a related field; MD preferred.
    • Proven track record of leading and managing large (more than US$5 million per year) USG-supported public health programs and budgets in developing countries; HIV projects preferred.
    • Minimum of 7 ( seven) years of professional, progressively more responsible management experience of international public health program phases (design, implementation, monitor, reporting and financial management).
    • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable programs in West Africa, preferably in Nigeria.
    • Experience designing and managing HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment programs.
    • Proven track record directing, motivating and managing a project team composed of technical experts and administrative staff.
    • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers.
    • Understanding of CDC, USG and PEPFAR donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework.
    • Ability to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
    • Experience in leading annual work plans, incorporating national Technical Working Groups directives, and collaborating on local action plans.
    • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations; developing technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in the design of operational research that could yield appropriate solutions.
    • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
    • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management.
    • Solid understanding of Nigeria’s health system.
    • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
    • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills.
    • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating working teams and developing communities of learning among host-country partners and counterparts.
    • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

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