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  • Abt Associates - The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Finance Assistant / Finance Officer

     

    Details

    • Abt Associates seeks a Finance Officer to support a family planning 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 public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Akwa Ibom  and Oyo States.
    • The Finance Officer will report directly to the Akwa Ibom state coordinator. He/She will be responsible for financial administration of the Project in the respective state.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    Financial Accounting:

    • Ensure that prior authorization is obtained before any payment
    • Examine all financial documents for payment (i.e. purchase requests, purchase orders, invoices and receipts) are checked for completeness, accuracy and validity of financial data, including accounting classification and computations
    • Where applicable, monitor all bank accounts transactions, review and reconcile bank accounts on a monthly basis
    • Record financial transactions and prepare monthly report
    • Ensure on-time, accurate data entry, completing the journal entries for non-routine expenses as necessary
    • Provide routine financial statements and reports
    • Maintain complete, accurate and timely financial records in compliance with USAID and Abt Associates policies and procedures

    Financial Management:

    • Manage cash flow, including funds transfers and field advances from the national office in Abuja and to the state office
    • Oversee the issuance and collection of project contractors, consultants and staff travel advances, reconciling advance accounts each month. Follow up on outstanding advances which have not been liquidated in the timeframe prescribed by policy
    • Monitor and track all transactions and liaise with the national office in Abuja to ensure that adequate funds are available all times to cover operations
    • Prepare regular project reimbursement, billing requests and accompanying financial reports for submission

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • At least a degree in any of the following areas - accounting, finance or business management with three (3) years of post NYSC experience
    • Experience as a finance officer and understanding of key aspects of accounting
    • Experience working with an international development organization preferably USAID funded programs
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, particularly Excel spreadsheets or comparable software
    • Capacity to deal with multiple tasks and be able to adhere to tight deadlines, and excellent time management skills
    • Ability to use basic accounting software
    • Written and verbal proficiency in English
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • A proven team player
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • (2+) years of experience and bachelor degree OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application LinkLocation: Oyo   Application Link

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    Project Assistant / Program Assistant - SHOPS Plus

     

    Details

    • Abt Associates seeks a Program Assistant to support a family planning 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 public and private providers to scale up family planning, incluing Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    The Program Assistant will provide a full range of administrative support for technical team including:

    • Preparing and managing schedules
    • Official correspondence and follow-up
    • Organizing logistics for training and other events
    • Tracking budgets, managing cash advances and obtaining receipts
    • Maintaining excellent documentation and filing
    • Providing timely administrative support to state teams
    • Supporting the State Coordinator and Finance and Admin (F&A) Officer to manage office operations
    • Working collaboratively with other technical staff and implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementation
    • Carry out any other tasks assigned by the State Coordinator and F&A Offier as may be identified or assigned

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration or related field, at least 3 years' experience providing administrative support for managers and/or teams
    • Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communications skills in English
    • Knowledge and experience with Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other data processing and graphical presentation software
    • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions
    • Excellent inter-personal communication skills and excellent organization skills
    • Previous experience with USAID projects or other agencies preferred

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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    Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation Officer - SHOPS Plus

     

    Details

    • Abt Associates seeks a M&E Officer to support a family planning 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 public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.
    • The M&E Officer will be responsible for the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for FP at the State level. This position reports directly to the Akwa Ibom State coordinator with a dotted line to the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Director

    Key Roles and Responsibilites

    • Works closely with the M&E Director and State Cooridnator to ensure that monitoring and evaluation activities are conducted appropriately in line with Project, Country and donor M&E needs
    • Observe closely and monitor the Performance monitoring guide to ensure focus and appropriate reporting of project activities as well as service delivery supported by the project
    • Ensure regular maintenance of applicable database/information system and upload of necessary information/data
    • Conduct routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification, and validation and data quality assessments (DQAs)
    • Prepare monthly M&E reports and share with the State Coordinator before the final submission to M&E Director for further actions
    • Take initiative in conducting brief and cost effective operational checks on the project to gauge outcomes/impacts and to use data/information to improve on project activities
    • Run data analysis for informed decision and asssist in following up on implementation of recommendations by developing and managing a monthly tracking template
    • Work with appropriate State implementing team to ensure adequate and efficient M&E processes are in place to guide operations during and after competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs of the project
    • Support the State teams to monitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and submit appropriate reports promptly
    • Work collaboratively with other technical staff and relevant implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementation
    • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reports
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)
    • Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
    • Carry out any other tasks assigned by the Technical Director, M&E Director or the State Coordinator and attend to other duties as may be identified or assigned

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • A minimum qualification of University degree/HND in Statistics, Sciences or Social Sciences and a 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in M&E in the field is pertinent. A Relevant Post Graduate degree is an advantage
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
    • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent time management skills and strong attention to detail
    • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
    • Ability to run standard statistical analysis and generate good report is needed
    • A proven team player
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
    • Ability to travel within the state at least 50% of the time

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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    Driver - SHOPS Plus

     

    Details

    • Abt Associates seeks a Driver to support a family planning 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 public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.
    • The Driver will be responsible for operating a passenger motor vehicle in compliance with national rules and regulations on road usage and in accordance with State Coordinator’s instructions to transport project personnel and official visitors within the city and surrounding area and travel to other cities as needed.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Maintain vehicle in clean and serviceable condition and performs minor maintenance of a preventative nature.
    • Ensure appropriate materials such as firstaid box and other accessories and available in vehicle and well maintained
    • Complete trip tickets or other daily vehicle records
    • May be assigned to drive the head of the project or VIP visitors for a portion of the time
    • May deliver documents and conduct general business on behalf of the company including basic negotiation skills.
    • Support the project office by performing general service tasks, repairs, deliveries, etc.
    • Any other task as may be required

    Preferred Skills / Prerequsites

    • At least a Senior Secondary School certificate
    • A valid driver’s license
    • One year of commercial driving experience
    • Ability to communicate in English is required
    • Must  provide good reference of good conduct and behavior from previous employer

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • High school (desirable), valid driver’s license, plus 6 months commercial driving experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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    Project Assistant / Capacity Building Officer

     

    Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks a Capacity Building Officer to support a family planning 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 willbuild the capacity of public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom.
    • The Capacity Building Officer will ensure effective coordination of competency-based FP, including LARC trainings at state level. This position reports directly to the Akwa Ibom State coordinator with a dotted line to the Capacity Building Specialist (CBS).

    Key Roles and Responsibilites

    • Work closely with the RH/FP Capacity Building Specialist (CBS) and other State Team members to manage training and other requirements in line with project objectives within the state
    • Work closely with the Capacity Building Specialist to identify training needs/ requirements for the state
    • Support and work with appropriate state officials to implement competency-based training programs to meet the identified needs, utilizing existing training modules as available
    • Ensure effective and efficient operations through providing necessary capacity enhancement and institutional support for operations
    • Lead the mapping and selection of health providers that will participate in trainings
    • Collaborate with state FP coordinators to organize training courses and workshops and lead in operationalization of these trainings
    • With support of the State Coordinator and under the guidance of the CBS identify, contract, and manage trainers to implement project training courses in the state
    • Ensure FP trainings in the state meet quality standards
    • Maintain records of training attendance
    • Monitor the effects of trainings through analyzing pre- and post-test results, course evaluation forms, and other analytic measurements and generate and submit appropriate reports promptly
    • Work collaboratively with other technical staff and implementing partners at the state to ensure effective and timely program implementation
    • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans and reports
    • Work with team members to implement systems for measuring, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of capacity building approaches
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system (especially in relation to health worker trainings)
    • Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
    • Attend to other duties as may be identified or assigned

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

    • RN/RM, degree in Clinical Nursing/Midwifery, relevant paramedical degree or M.B.B.S degree. (Master’s Degree in Public Health is an advantage)
    • 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and managing clinical trainings and workshops (specific experience with FP/LARC training is desirable)
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
    • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community
    • Demonstrated experience in developing, organising and delivering training and capacity building activities
    • Demonstrated ability to engage with a range of stakeholders
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
    • Ability to run basic statistical analysis and generate good report is needed
    • A proven team player
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy
    • Ability to travel within the state approximately 50% of the time

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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    Project Assistant / Quality Improvement Officer

     

    Summary

    • Abt Associates seeks a Quality Improvement Officer to support a family planning 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 public and private providers to scale up family planning, including Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs) in Oyo and Akwa Ibom States.
    • The Quality Improvement Officer will be responsible for ensuring trained health workers at the designated States are providing FP, including LARC services according to quality standards.
    • He/she will support health facilities in the state to adhere to quality standards in the delivery of FP services. This position reports directly to the Oyo State coordinator with a dotted line to the Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS)

    Key Roles and Responsibilites

    • Helps to update the enhanced training package for FP, including LARC and keeps personal knowledge/skills/ attitudes up-to-date regarding FP
    • Lead on the operations with the American College of Nurse Midwives (ACNM) and  state officials to design and implement a practical,  sustainable supportive supervision system (with emphasis on Gender Transformative supportive supervision) and other relevant quality improvement processes for FP service delivery
    • Provide additional on-the-job training and coaching/mentoring at the facility level as needed to assure that providers are ready to provide unbiased, high-quality FP services
    • Together with State Trainers and FP Coaches, share positive learnings between facilities to encourage problem solving to improve quality of Care
    • Work closely with the Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS), State and local government area (LGA) RH/FP Coordinators,   and other State and LGA Team members to support the state to follow-up and monitor health workers trained on FP, and ensure adherence to quality standards (including infection prevention practices and unbiased FP counselling)
    • Collaborate with relevant stakeholders at the state, LGA, facility, and community levels to identify gaps in FP service delivery and design interventions to address the gaps
    • Work closely with the RH/FP Technical Director, Quality Improvement Specialist (QIS) and M&E Director to undertake facility quality assessments and surveys
    • Work with State officials and supply chain programs to ensure health facilities have the necessary equipment and supplies to provide high quality FP services
    • Provide support to private sector facilities to adhere to quality standards in the provision of FP services
    • Work collaboratively with other technical staff and project partners to ensure effective and timely program coordination for implementation
    • Participate in the development of strategy documents, work plans, and reports
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning system
    • Attend relevant meetings at state level and ensure effective linking, learning and sharing
    • Attend to other duties as may be identified or assigned

    Preferred Skills / Prerequsites

    • RN/RM, degree in Clinical Nursing/midwifery, relevant paramedical degree or M.B.B.S degree, or experiential equivalent. (Master’s Degree in Public Health is an advantage)
    • 3-5 years of current FP/LARC service delivery
    • 3-5 years adult learning training experience
    • A 3-5 years demonstrated knowledge and experience in designing and implementing clinical quality improvement and supportive supervision systems (specific experience with FP/LARC is desirable)
    • Extensive knowledge of the Nigerian public and private health sectors
    • Strong knowledge and experience of FP, including LARC service delivery in resource poor settings
    • Ability to run basic statistical analysis and generate good report
    • Familiarity with different sociocultural and developmental issues related to RH/FP in Nigeria and the international community; familiarity with community engagement approach
    • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Excellent computer, management and organizational skills
    • A proven team player
    • Ability to anticipate and solve problems
    • Ability to travel within the state at least 50% of the time

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Location: Akwa Ibom  Application Link

    Location: Oyo  Application Link

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    Health Expert

     

    Req ID: 59883
    Location: Nigeria
    Duration: The length of the programme is 8 years and will be due to start in November 2019.

    Organization Overview

    • The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries
    • We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance - as well as in international evaluation
    • Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Opportunity:

    • Abt Associates is seeking long-term International Health Experts for a health systems strengthening programme in Nigeria, funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID)
    • We are looking for a range of expertise with proven experience in the following technical areas in Nigeria at the institutional level:
      • Health systems strengthening
      • Health financing
      • Public financial management
      • Health governance
      • Institutional and individual capacity building
      • Advocacy and accountability
      • Health information systems and data
      • Private sector health
      • Family planning
      • Gender, equity and social inclusion
      • Monitoring, evaluation, research and learning
    • Abt Associates is looking for Experts with proven experience delivering health impacts in complex and challenging operational environments. Candidates will need to convey this impact through their applications and have clear examples to illustrate this impact
    • The individuals should also be value driven, in alignment with Abt Associates: being committed to excellence, mission-driven, global in their outlook, collaborative and holding themselves accountable through the work they do.

    General Professional Experience

    • Experience working within the Nigerian health sector, with demonstrable impact.
    • Experience liaising with and supporting the Federal Ministry of Health, state ministries of health and/or Local Government Authorities in Borno, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Lagos and Yobe
    • Experience working with the private sector, non-governmental organisations and/or civil society organisations to strengthen health outcomes in Nigeria
    • Experience with donor-funded programmes, specifically DFID, is preferred.

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Degree qualified in a related field, preferably Masters
    • Excellent written and spoken communication skills are required
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required

    Requirement:

    • We are looking for candidates who ideally are Nigerian, have the right to reside, or do reside in Nigeria.

    Remuneration

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

    Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV and Covering Letters to: recruitment@abtbritain.co.uk In your email please tell us about your technical and subject matter expertise so we can align capabilities to further our mission – to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. This is an Abt Britain opening; you must submit your cover letter to the email address above to be considered for employment.

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

    Method of Application

    Use the email(s) below to apply.

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