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  • Abt Associates - The International Health Division is committed to the improvement of health and healthcare delivery around the world. Serving both the public and private sectors, our efforts include health policy research and evaluation, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. Our impact is felt in policies that ensure healthcare access for women, children, and individuals with special needs, in strengthening health infrastructures, and HIV/AIDS solutions.

    Technical Specialist 9 / SHOPS Plus Nigeria Program Officer

     

    Req Id: 51254
    Locations: Lagos and Kano

    Job Description/Project Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks one Program Officer for each Lagos and Kano States to support a TB services project under SHOPS Plus.
    • SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
    • The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.
    • In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos and Kano States.
    • The Program Offices will support implementation of a TB services expansion project that will increase availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix (PPM) models for TB care.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Work closely with all SHOPS Plus team members implement private sector TB program.
    • Provide administrative and logistical support for the TB team.
    • Organize training activities and meetings.
    • Provide assistance in reviewing technical resource materials (e.g., training materials, SBCC plans, strategy documents, job aids) and programming tools to support meeting project objectives.
    • Collaborate with the State Coordinator in mobilizing the community to attend trainings and outreach activities.
    • Contribute to communication, advocacy and knowledge management tasks including documentation.
    • Assist the State Coordinator in ensuring timely implementation and reporting of activities, as well as the achievement of results and accountability to USAID and SHOPS Plus home office.
    • Coordinate input for state-level information for work plans and progress reports.
    • Support data collection and analysis for monitoring and evaluation.
    • Identify needs and develop scopes of work for short-term technical assistance.
    • Support the financial staff to manage budget and track expenses.
    • Monitor compliance with USAID regulations and Abt policies.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • (6+) years of experience and a Master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Bachelor's degree in Health Management, Public Health, Communications, Business Administration, or other relevant field, plus five years of professional experience.
    • At least five years of relevant work experience.
    • Experience in TB and/or infectious disease is preferred.
    • Ability to write technical papers and reports.
    • Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word.
    • Ability to travel within the state at 50% is required.
    • Experience on USAID-funded projects preferable.

    Remuneration
    Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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    Technical Specialist 10 / SHOPS Plus Nigeria M&E Advisor

     

    Req Id: 51253
    Location: Nigeria

    Job Description/Project Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for a tuberculosis (TB) service expansion project in Nigeria under SHOPS Plus.
    • SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
    • The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.
    • In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos and Kano States.
    • The M&E Advisor will support implementation of a TB services expansion project that will  increase availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix (PPM) models for TB care.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • With support from home office experts, develop the project’s monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan and implement on-going project monitoring and data collection activities related to the MEL plan.
    • Design and implement the project evaluation and research plan to include any needed formative research to inform activity design, research to pilot new approaches, and evaluations (process and/or impact).
    • Participate in the design and implementation of data collection, analysis, reporting, and use of Management Information Systems (MIS) for project research activities.
    • Guide efforts to interpret research findings and use them to inform evidence-based program design and implementation.
    • Support efforts to develop an overall monitoring and evaluation framework and processes to measure, assess, and report on project results.
    • Synthesize findings and implications from relevant grey and published literature; analyze publically available data (census, NFHS, Indian Readership Survey, etc) to inform program design.
    • Synthesize research and monitoring and evaluation findings and communicate key findings to SHOPS Plus staff and USAID.
    • Develop SOWs and contribute to the procurement process for hiring research firms, providing day-to-day oversight and supervision of hired research firms.
    • Use appropriate statistical techniques for determining sample selection and analytical approaches for research studies.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • (6+) years of experience and a Master degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Masters degree in Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Economics, or a related field
    • 6 years of professional experience
    • Experience in conducting and managing qualitative and quantitative research, monitoring, and evaluation activities
    • Excellent organizational and planning skills, with demonstrated attention to detail
    • Direct experience supporting USAID or other donor-funded health projects preferred
    • Experience conducting research for TB projects preferred.

    Remuneration
    Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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    Technical Specialist 12 / SHOPS Plus Lab and Supply Chain Specialist

     

    Req Id 51252
    Location: Nigeria

    Job Description/Project Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks a Laboratory and Supply Chain Specialist to work on a TB services expansion project in Nigeria.
    • SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
    • The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.
    • In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos and Kano States.
    • The Laboratory and Supply Chain Specialist will support a TB services expansion project that will increase availability of TB services in the private sector, improve flow of suspected TB patients into detection and treatment centers, improve the quality of private sector TB services, and strengthen health systems to foster and sustain Public Private Mix (PPM) models for TB care.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Lead activities that strengthen the capacity of laboratory services.
    • Troubleshoot network issues related to TB drug distribution and stock management within the network.
    • Work closely with intermediary organizations to link network facilities with public sector sources of drugs.
    • Provide assistance in reviewing technical resource materials (e.g., training materials, SBCC plans, strategy documents, job aids) and programming tools to support meeting project objectives.
    • Lead special efforts to make TB drugs available, including coordinating with the Health Financing/Private Sector Specialist to address the high costs of drugs for MDR-TB.
    • Contribute to communication, advocacy and knowledge management of lab management, including documentation.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • (10+) years of experience and a Bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Advanced Degree in Medicine, Laboratory Science, or related field.
    • At least ten years of related work experience, including five years of relevant work experience in capacity building and training in the health sector, preferably in laboratory management, commodity logistics and supply chain.
    • Experience in TB or other infectious diseases preferred.
    • Ability to write technical papers and reports.
    • Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word.
    • Ability to travel within Nigeria.

    Remuneration
    Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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    Technical Specialist 12 - TB Technical Director

     


    Req Id 51247
    Job Description/Project Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks a qualified TB expert with clinical and public health experience to serve as TB Technical Director in Nigeria under SHOPS Plus.
    • SHOPS Plus is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
    • The project seeks to harness the full potential of the private sector and catalyze public-private engagement to improve health outcomes in TB, family planning, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other health areas.
    • In Nigeria, SHOPS Plus will capacitate private providers to scale up tuberculosis case finding, diagnosis, treatment and reporting in Lagos and Kano States.
    • The TB Technical Director will lead the technical day-to-day implementation of the project.
    • He/she will provide the technical direction for the project and be responsible for all technical decisions.
    • He/she will design and guide interventions, develop key technical partnerships, oversee and conduct technical training, and represent the project in technical fora.
    • This position will be based in Lagos and cover activities in Lagos and Kano States. Applicants must be a Nigerian or have a work permit for Nigeria.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Provide technical oversight for all TB activities under this project.
    • Develop and implement action plans to mitigate TB in the community, including contact tracing, defaulter tracking, and information dissemination. Serve as the main point of contact with technical experts in the public sector, especially with the National and State Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programs.
    • Provide technical oversight for the intermediary organizations that will be contracted by SHOPS Plus to coordinate services in the private sector in Lagos and Kano.
    • Build and maintain relationships with a broad range of prospective partners and participate in relevant technical working groups.
    • Identify key barriers and opportunities for private sector provision of TB services.
    • Contract and supervise technical staff members and consultants to support these functions.
    • Lead adaptation of existing NTB national training curriculum for use in training private providers in the program.
    • Oversee all training in the project.
    • Lead implementation of referral system within the private sector network and to/from the public sector, as necessary.
    • Contribute to the development of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Plan, including gathering and analyzing data.
    • Prepare technical reports on the SHOPS Plus TB program.
    • Together with the COP, serve as a senior manager to ensure smooth functioning of the project.

    Minimum Qualifications

    • (10+) years of experience and a Bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Medical degree and at least 15 years of professional experience in TB project implementation and/or service provision.
    • Experience or knowledge of the NTBLCP
    • Experience managing staff and implementing partners
    • Demonstrated experience in public private mix in TB service provision.
    • Proven ability to gather data and document program activities, successes, and lessons learned.
    • Excellent oral and written communications skills in English.
    • Knowledge of Nigerian private health sector.
    • Experience with USAID TB programs or Global Fund grants preferred.

    Remuneration
    Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

    Method of Application

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    Note

    • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
    • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

     

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