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  • Health Systems Associate at IPAS

  • Posted on: 6 February, 2013 Deadline: 20 February, 2013
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  • Founded in 1973, Ipas is a global nongovernmental organization dedicated to ending preventable deaths and disabilities from unsafe abortion. Through local, national and global partnerships, Ipas works to ensure that women can obtain safe, respectful and comprehensive abortion care, including counseling and contraception to prevent future unintended pregnancies.

    We require the services of a Health Systems Associate.

    Health Systems Associate



    Under supervision of Senior Health Systems (HS) Associate, the successful candidate will coordinate the implementation of and provide technical support to program activities in the area of provider training and service delivery efforts. This is a full-time position based in Kano, Nigeria, and is available immediately.


        Provide technical and programmatic support to the HS Unit activities
        Plan, prepare and lead a process of facilitative supervision and data collection at program sites
        Coordinate trainings and other program-related events, write and edit program-related documentation, prepare presentations for national and international meetings
        Oversee the process of developing proposals, agreements and grants for HS- related activities
        Track unit deadlines and coordinate their achievement, prepare and monitor expense reports and budgets related to the unit activities 
        Participate in planning meetings and trainings in collaboration with government and partner organizations
        Coordinate reporting and sharing of program results
        Develop and support partnerships with the government and private sector facilities and organizations, with the civil society groups and reproductive health advocates.


        Master’s degree with 2-5 years of relevant work experience or Bachelor’s degree with 5-8 years of work experience
        Must be fluent in both  Hausa and English (spoken and written)
        Originally from the North and a long-term resident of Kano
        Candidates familiar with the Northern parts of Nigeria preferred.
        Must be a current resident of Kano and originally from Kano
        Strong technical background in reproductive health and demonstrated experience in health programming
        Knowledge of the Nigerian health system and practical experience in service delivery
        Proficiency in MS Office
        Well-organized, with ability to track multiple projects and deadlines
        Experience in providing administrative support to work teams
        Ability to work in a cross-cultural, team-based, global environment
        Ability and willingness to travel domestically and regionally up to 35% of working days per year
        A limited amount of international travel required.

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