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livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organizations, development partners,
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Reports to: Head of Health and National Program Manager
Duration: 3 years
Location: Plan International Nigeria, Sokoto Office.
Provide support in the development and implementation of the project’s strategy to ensure gender sensitive and responsive health facility and community MNCH service delivery within a cluster of Local
Government Areas. Work with Gender advisor and M and E advisor to ensure gender equality is mainstreamed at the local level and project outputs are adequately documented to feed into Performance management framework. Ensure compliance with all donor program and operational requirements.
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Supervise and facilitate the training activities of Health service providers including community health workers, in line with project standards.
- Participate in the development/adaptation of state and local supportive supervisory mechanisms and its implementation including providing feedback to stakeholders.
- Participate in program research processes in the project, including facility assessments and identification of key needs address service delivery gaps.
- Work with community demand creators to strengthen linkages and ensure alignment of demand and supply side interventions, including addressing demand/supply side issues at project level.
- Work with health facilities and partners to develop and monitor facility improvement plans, including application of standard based management and recognition protocols.
- Contribute to the implementation of a gender responsive emergency transport system at LGA and community levels in conjunction with NURTW, WDCs and other stakeholders.
- Regularly review community and facility level data, including collection processes to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, using RBM methodologies.
- Responsible for regular and timely updates and reports, including success stories, best practices on supply side activities to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts.
- Carry out regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain facility and community
- MNCH service delivery.
- Work with Gender advisor in identifying and updating gender barriers to MNCH service delivery outcomes and addressing them through supply side interventions.
- Work with M and E unit to ensure relevant and quality information is provided to make evidenced based service delivery decisions at the community, facility and LGA levels.
- Maintain good relationship with the Primary Health Care Development Agency, local government authorities and stakeholders, including health facility staff.
- Assume any other responsibility as assigned by supervisors
Qualifications and Experience:
- A first degree in health related courses from a recognized higher institution.
- At least 3 years’ practical work experience in the area of health service delivery programs, especially MNCH programs.
- Experience working with PHC workers, local communities, Ward development communities and
- social groups.
- Good working knowledge of the Nigerian Health system especially at the PHC level.
- Experience facilitating focus group discussions and including trainings.
- Knowledge and experience with some donor program frameworks and approaches will be an added advantage
Skills & Knowledge
- Ability to contribute to research processes and analyze and interpret both quantitative and qualitative data.
- Excellent communication and presentation skills.
- Ability to work in a multidisciplinary and multicultural team
- Possession of good report writing skills
- Good computer literacy skills
- Good working knowledge of Hausa and local cultural norms is a MUST.
Method of Application
Please submit a full CV and a comprehensive cover letter setting out your reasons for applying for the post and outlining the qualifications, experience, knowledge and skills that you feel you can bring to the role to: Nigeria.Recruitment@Plan-international.org within 8 days of publication.
Indicate the Job title and location as subject of the mail., only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Plan International Nigeria is an equal opportunity employer ad does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, gender or disabilities. Plan International Nigeria is fully committed to child protection to prevent children from all forms of