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  • Posted on: 20 September, 2013 Deadline: 3 October, 2013
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    State Team Manager

     

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Overall Objective is to contribute to the achievement of PRRINNs goal and objectives as set out in the project document. Specifically,
    •             Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with MOH, MFLG, LGAs, other key individuals in the government and other ministries relevant to the project, representatives of other aid agencies, the private sector and civil society groups
    •             Collaborate with other DFID, UN, WHO and UNICEF-supported programmes in Nigeria and in particular, in the State.
    •             Work with the above partners to identify key problem areas in relation to the delivery of routine immunization and to develop proposals for reform activities to be supported by the (PRRINN).
    •             Draw on the advice of the Lead Technical Advisers, National Immunization Policy Adviser, Programme Immunization Adviser, Programme Epidemiologist and National Social Development and Mobilisation Adviser, manage their itinerary and programme when in the state and contact them as required, between visits.
    •             Draw up and agree quarterly internal project work plans to submit to the National Programme Manager, together with budget forecast..
    •             Carry out agreed activities as specified in internal work plans and Action Plans including drawing up terms of reference for short-term consultancy inputs.
    •             Monitor and supervise consultancy or other inputs ensuring adherence to the TORs.
    •             Monitor and support implementation of project activities by partners.
    •             Keep the National Programme Manager informed of progress on a frequent basis.
    •             Take management responsibility for all state office support staff.
    •             Provide good and fair employment practice in line with that of the Consortium and DFID Nigeria
    •             Take management responsibility for the work of the state office, ensuring that its business runs smoothly and that its financial transactions are sound.
    •             Submit quarterly project progress reports as specified to the National Programme Manager
     
    Skill set
    Person Specification
    •             Post-graduate qualification in public health, primary health care, health management, social development or a closely related field.
    •             At least 10 years professional working experience.
    •             Excellent understanding of health delivery systems in Africa, especially at primary level.
    •             Previous experience in the planning, organization and management of PHC.

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    Routine Immunization Technical Advisor

     

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other immunization partners;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
    •             Supervise and support RI staff in each state;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
    •             Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
    •             Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective immunization services;
    •             Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
    •             Carry out logistics/cold chain assessment and related interventions;
    •             Collect and use immunization data to inform decision-making.
    •             Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
    •             Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international immunization partners; and
    •             Carry out other duties as assigned.

    Skill set
    QUALIFICATIONS
    •             MD, MBBS, or equivalent experience: MPH is an asset;
    •             Minimum of five years working with government immunization structures at the state, local, and health facility level, preferably Nigeria;
    •             Proven ability to use adult learning techniques to train health workers;
    •             Understanding of government and traditional structures and ability to work within these structures;
    •             Strong organizational and communication skills to influence partners and decision makers at the state, local, and community levels;
    •             Minimum of three years supervisory/team leader experience;
    •             Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
    •             Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
    •             Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    •             Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
    •             Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
    •             Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.

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    National MNCH Policy Advisor

     

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s policy activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
    •             Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to identify and select priority maternal health policy areas for research, pilot testing and policy development;
    •             Develop plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives;
    •             Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to provide technical leadership and coordination of policy initiatives, including advocacy activities and development of such documents as laws, ordinances, decrees, and circulars;
    •             Plan and conduct advocacy workshops and consensus meetings for constituencies involved in or affected by the policy process;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to prepare for and implement new health policies; and
    •             Carry out other duties as assigned.
     
    Skill set
    QUALIFICATIONS
    •             Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
    •             Eight to ten years’ experience working on MNCH health policy and programs, preferably in Nigeria;
    •             Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
    •             Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
    •             Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
    •             Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
    •             Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    •             Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
    •             Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
    •             Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.

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    Maternal Health Advisor

     

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s maternal health activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
    •             Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other maternal health partners;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
    •             Supervise and support maternal staff in each state;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
    •             Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
    •             Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective maternal health services;
    •             Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
    •             Collect and use maternal health data to inform decision-making.
    •             Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
    •             Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international maternal health partners;
    •             Carry out other duties as assigned.
     
    Skill set
    QUALIFICATIONS
    •             Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
    •             Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising maternal health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
    •             Proven training skills in maternal health;
    •             Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
    •             Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
    •             Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
    •             Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
    •             Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    •             Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
    •             Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
    •             Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions

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    Reproductive Health Advisor

     

    Roles and responsibilities           
    •             Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s reproductive health activities;
    •             Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other reproductive health partners;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
    •             Supervise and support RH staff in each state;
    •             Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
    •             Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
    •             Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective RH services;
    •             Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
    •             Collect and use RH data to inform decision-making.
    •             Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
    •             Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international immunization partners; and
    •             Carry out other duties as assigned.

    Skill set
    QUALIFICATIONS
    •             Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
    •             Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising reproductive health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
    •             Proven training skills in reproductive health;
    •             Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
    •             Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
    •             Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
    •             Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
    •             Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
    •             Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
    •             Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
    •             Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.

    Method of Application

    Interested applicants should click here to apply online

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