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  • Posted on: 8 January, 2013 Deadline: 18 January, 2013
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  • Management Sciences for Health (MSH) saves lives and improves health, especially among the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people, by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health. We live our mission to save lives and improve the health of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable people by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

    Senior Program Officer


    Overall Responsibilities

    The Senior Program Officer (SPO) will assist the Project’s Chief of Party (COP) in providing overall coordination of interventions for the Project in the state. The senior Program officer manages all activities within the state and ensures coordination and collaboration with state agencies and Commissioners as well as other implementing partners operating within the state.  S/he ensures integration of project activities into a single strategic approach at the States, local government, and community levels.

    Specific Responsibilities

        He or she assists the COP in providing oversight and technical direction to the state team and collaborates with the Technical Advisor for OVC and M&E to ensure the appropriateness and quality of interventions.
        He or She is responsible for coordinating all project activities in the states under his jurisdiction.
        S/he will be the driving force in grantee capacity building and grants management and will work closely with the technical advisors to address capacity gaps within the grantees.
        He/she will support the M&E specialist with ensuring data about all project activities are collected and submitted to the head office.
        S/he is responsible for ensuring that NGOs in the state are mobilized to provide quality services to OVC through adherence to national standards and other approved tools of the Federal Ministry of Women Affairs and Social Development.
        Along with the COP, he or she serves as a technical liaison between the State offices, and other donors and stakeholders operating in states within the zone


        Post graduate degree in public health, education, public administration or management, or a combination of equivalent relevant experience and education.
        Minimum of 6 years experience managing and engaged in health and education projects, Reproductive Health/Family Planning, or Maternal Child Health, or integrated health projects. Demonstrated technical expertise in at least one of the following areas:  Child Survival; Reproductive Health/Family Planning, Maternal Child Health, Child survival/Immunization, organizational Capacity Building, Quality Assurance, integrated health education, and Behaviour Change Communication.
        Demonstrated successful experience collaborating with community, local, and State-level partners.
        Understanding of US Government regulations and administrative procedures.

    Method of Application

    To apply: click the link provided below
    Deadline: Friday, 18 January, 2012

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