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  • Posted on: 20 July, 2011 Deadline: 2 August, 2011
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  • The Partnership for Transforming Health Systems 2 (PATHS 2), a DFID funded programme in Nigeria, aims to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor health services for common health problems, focusing on six states and the federal government. PATHS2 is recruiting qualified professional staff to fill positions based in Abuja, Kaduna, Kano and Lagos. To be considered for the listed position, an applicant must submit his/her CV and an application letter that provide details of the applicant’s qualifications for the desired position to: hrjobs@paths2.org

    In the subject line of the email, write the specific job title and location of the position you wish to apply for. Deadline for submission will be 2nd August 2011. Only qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews.


    Deputy National Programme Manager (Strategic Management) Abuja, 1 Opening

    The job holder will be responsible for strategic planning and work plan, as well as day- to- day deputizing for the National Programme Manager. S/he will be responsible for integrating the work of all consortium partners within a common strategic and operational framework and communication strategy.· In addition, s/he will ensure effective corporate documentation and reporting and internal communications.·· The job holder will lead and follow-through strategic, operational and performance aspects of management and project implementation. Also, lead the development of a communication strategy for state, national, south-to-south and international markets. S/he will build collegiate working with all members of the consortium and State Team Leaders.

    Qualification Requirements
    13-15 years of relevant professional experience with a Master’s Degree, or 8-10 years with a PhD or MD.· 7 or more years of international project management experience, of which two were in West Africa, preferably in Nigeria. Demonstrated skills and experience required to deputize to a Chief executive of a major organization.· Experience at DFID-funded programs is highly desirable. Significant experience in project implementation and policy reform. Excellent writing, computer, management and organizational skills.· Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.

    Deputy National Programme Manager (Operations/Finance) Abuja, 1 Opening

    The Deputy Programme Manager (Operations & Finance), will be based in Abuja and reporting directly to the National Programme Manager, will be responsible for the management of the cross-cutting programme components, and for managing the programme contract with DFID, subcontracts with partners, procurement, financial management and reporting, and general administrative support of the programme. As member of senior management team, s/he will participate in developing programme vision and providing guidance on strategy and programming.

    Qualification Requirements
    Master’s Degree, Business, Management, Public Administration or other relevant field.  10-15 years in contracts management, financial management, and/or programme operations. 7 or more years of international project management experience, of which three were desirably in Nigeria.

    State Team Leader      Kaduna, 1 Opening

    The State Team Leader will be responsible for managing the State Team in Kaduna and contributing to the overall performance of the programme in reaching its objectives. S/he will oversee implementation, monitoring and review/reporting of PATHS2 programme outputs by drawing on the advice of the National Programme Technical Advisers, ensuring the implementation of the work of the State Team by drawing up, reviewing, and approving internal programme workplans and action plans and; setting out the funding framework for programme activities. Will establish and maintain an effective working relationship with officials in the State Ministry of Health and other key individuals in the government and with representatives of other aid agencies, the private sector and civil society groups in their respective state. S/he will provide technical support in the area of health service delivery and also be responsible for overall financial management of the project within the State.
    Qualification Requirements

    Master’s Degree (minimum), or a PhD or MD (desirable), in Public Health, Management, or other relevant field. Six (6) years of relevant professional experience with a Master’s Degree, or 6 years with a PHD or MD.· Two or more years of international project management experience, preferably in Nigeria. Experience with DFID a plus.

    Executive Programme Officer (States Coordination)   Abuja, 1 Opening

    The Executive Programme Officer will provide strategic management to the office of the National Programme Manager and also ensure the effective coordination and functioning of the Senior Management Team. S/he will participate in work planning and strategic review of documents. S/he will ensure an effective collaboration with the communications and Knowledge Management unit. S/he will manage the communication between the National Programme Manager and DFID, donors and development partners. S/he will effectively coordinate all programmatic and administrative activities within the National’s office including but not limited to scheduling with Client (DFID), partner (FMOH), other development partners and PATHS2 key technical, programme and operational teams.
    Qualification Requirements

    A minimum of Masters Degree in Public Health is desirable and preferable, Social Sciences, Business or other Relevant field. Experience in programmes design, implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation. 6 years of experience assisting Senior Executives and managing their offices.

    Health Financing Officer      Lagos & Kano,  1 (in each state)

    The State Health Financing Officer under supervision of the State Team Leader will work in close collaboration with PATHS2 Healthcare Financing (HCF) Technical Lead to design, implement and monitor state specific HCF activities as per the state priorities but in line with the overall PATHS2 HCF strategy. The job holder will ensure that the state HCF strategic approach is in support of the state service delivery strategy and implementation plans. S/he will collaborate with other programme staff to ensure the smooth and efficient planning, development and implementation of programme activities. S/he will produce written concepts, proposals (with budgets), and position papers on state programme HCF that are integrated with overall state Programme and in support of improved health service delivery.

    Qualification Requirements
    Masters Degree in Health Economics, Public Health with specific HCF Modules, Economics, MBA, or other relevant Health System Strenghtening studies. 6 years of professional experience in health economics, economic evaluation, health systems strengthening or capacity building programmes.

    Programme Assistant        Abuja, 3 Openings

    The Program Assistant will support the programme Management Team in the Country Office with administrative, clerical, logistical and programmatic assistance. S/he will assist with planning technical assistance visits, workshops, and meetings. S/he will prepare meeting notes, reports, memos, letters and other documents, using word processing, spreadsheet, and database or presentation software. In collaboration with the Executive Programme Officer (State Coordination), s/he will follow up with state offices on development and submission of work plans and other planning and reporting documents as required.

    Qualification Requirements

    A minimum of 3 years work experience in the development sector with excellent programmatic and administrative skills. An advanced degree is preferred in health, communications or other relevant field. Proficiency in a wide range of software packages, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint is required.
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