• Vacancies at The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme - MNCH (25 Positions)

  • Posted on: 21 July, 2014 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The Maternal, Newborn and Child Health Programme (MNCH2) is looking for skilled, creative and enthusiastic Individuals to contribute and work within this dynamic five (5) year project.

    In return we offer;

    •     A friendly and team-based working environment
    •     Opportunity to work with national and international colleagues
    •     Vital contribution to bettering maternal and newborn services in Northern Nigeria
    •     The opportunity to truly “make a difference”
    •     A competitive salary with benefits

    The Maternal Newborn and Child health programme (MNCH2) is a 5 year country led programme which aims toreduce maternal arid child mortality in northern Nigeria. Funded by the Department for International Development (DFID), is the programme being implemented by a consortium comprising of the Futures Group, Society for Family Health (SFH), Options, Mannion Daniels (MD), Association for Reproductive and Family Health (ARFH), Axios, and Marie Stopes International (MSI). MNCH 2 will be Implemented In six states in northern Nigeria; Jigawa, Kaduna, Katsina, Kano, Yobe and Zamfara.

    Monitoring & Evaluation Coordinator

     

    Key Responsibilities:
    The Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator will be responsible for the timely collection, management, analysis, and reporting of valid and reliable data that meet government and donor reporting requirements at the state level in Nigeria. S/he will specialise in monitoring and evaluation methodology evidenced-based decision making, qualitative and quantitative research, management, analysis, and translating results to programmatic change. The candidate must be familiar with the Nigeria National M&E system and tools with excellent training and networking skills. S/he will report to the State Team Leader.

    Requirement

    •     Degree in public health, evaluation, social science, international development, statistics, economics or a related discipline.
    •     Minimum 5 years experience conducting M&E for large maternal and child health programmes in a developing country, preferably Nigeria.
    •     Strong quantitative, qualitative research and analysis skills.
    •     Demonstrated experience with HMIS, databases, MS Office, SPSS / SAS and other relevant skills.
    •     Experience with governmental and nongovernmental health sector partners.
    •     Strong interpersonal skills and proven ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships across teams and organisations.
    •     Experience working with DFID funded programmes.
    •     Excellent written and spoken English is a must.
    •     Fluent in Hausa

     

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    ICT Coordinator

     

    Key Responsibilities:
    The ICT Coordinator will lead and coordinate information, technology support, and related activities. He or she provides Initial training, and is the first line support for all MNCH 2 computer users. The Information Services provide network and Internet access rights, and ensure Internet functionality. Technician will keep the inventory of all IT equipment, maintain network documentation, and provide desktop support to all staff across the six states.
    Serve as the focal point resource for IT activities within the MNCH 2 project offices in Northern Nigeria, and act as primary liaison with the ICI department In Australia and the UK to ensure that the office network is configured and maintained within the parameters established by the IT Support policy. S/he will report to the Deputy Team Leader, Operations based In Kano State.

    Requirements

    •     Bachelors degree in Information Technology or a combination of relevant education and experience, A+ or Network+ certification preferred.
    •     Significant experience with network technologies, including local-area network (LAN) protocols, wide-area network (WAN) protocols, IP routing, DHCIP, DNS, TFTP, and WINS
    •     Collaborate with the Communication Advisor to develop and manage the MNCH 2 website with regular updates of project activities.
    •     Must have a very strong Excel and database skills (Access, MySQL, SQL Server) with significant experience with network hardware, including routers, switches, hubs, and CSU/DSU.
    •     High degree of computer literacy, proficiency in IT infrastructure configuration, and demonstrated advanced computer skills In Microsoft Office Suite applications required. Knowledge of other commercial database applications, Including SQL and inventory control. Experience supporting accounting packages helpful.
    •     Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, and work independently.
    •     Fluency in English and Hausa, Including speaking, reading, and writing, with the ability to conduct business In English.
    •     Willingness and ability to travel within Northern Nigeria and internationally, as needed.

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    LGA MNCH Facilitators

     

    The LGA MNCH Facilitators will work within the programme’s state teams to coordinate activities at LGA level.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •     Establishes working partnerships with LGA counterparts and other MNCH stakeholders.
    •     Coordinates programme activities between the state and LGA levels.
    •     Facilitates memoranda of understanding with local governments.
    •     Works with LGA government counterparts to strengthen leadership and management of MNCH to accelerate key strategic activities.
    •     Participates In meetings with technical specialists and other stakeholders to optimise technical assistance and address local needs.
    •     Support the LGA to determine strategies to meet MNCH targets and work closely with the Integrated Service Delivery Coordinator to ensure service delivery training goals are met, arid with the Demand Side Coordinator to ensure that approaches to demand are designed and Implemented In a coordinated manner.
    •     Identifies skills, gaps and facilitates capacity building of LGA counterparts in planning, budgeting and using data for decision making.
    •     Ensures LGA counterpart capacity s built to hold policy makers at state and central levels to account by employing data from primary healthcare facilities (PHCs) and other sources.
    •     Support the Logistics Coordinator to ensure PHCs are receiving the appropriate commodities and that commodity quantification and forecasting is being conducted.
    •     Support facility refurbishment processes and capacity building of LGAs in respect to the Drug Revolving Fund.
    •     Work with the Logistics Coordinator to reduce stock-outs in the WA Stores.
    •     Work closely with the programme State Team, including other LGA Facilitators, for smooth coordination of programme activities.
    •     Work with WA counterparts to develop performance based financing targets, monitor targets and ensure that they are met.
    •     Support development of operations research (OR), agendas and ensure that resources are allocated to support DR initiatives.

    Requirement

    •     An advanced degree in public health, public policy, or another relevant field.
    •     At least five (5) years of experience working with LGA and/or state government authorities.
    •     Familiar with the political, social, economic, and cultural context of Northern Nigeria,
    •     Deep understanding and knowledge of contemporary health system dynamics and health challenges in Northern Nigeria.
    •     Strong facilitation and coordination skills, ability to effectively manage a variety of simultaneous activities.
    •     Proven ability to build relationships and work collaboratively with teams and individuals.
    •     Demonstrated capabilities in building the capacity of public sector counterparts and communities.
    •     Fluent in Hausa

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    Administrative Assistants

     

    Job Description
    The Successful candidate will provide administrative support to the Maternal and Newborn Child Health Programme in Abuja to ensure effective and efficient daily operations. S/he will be expected to manage the day-to-day office administrative tasks.

    Key Responsibilities:

    •     Assume receptionist duties, attend to clients and visitors and direct them to appropriate staff members;
    •     Ensure all finance policies are strictly adhered to in the CS/BU Including correct Payment Approval Forms (PAF), petty cash reimbursements, expense claims;
    •     Ensure all relevant bills and invoices are scanned and submitted
    •     Arrange and coordinate official travel arrangements for MNCH employees and consultants as required including booking flights, hotel accommodation, airport pickups and car transfers;
    •     Ensure timely procurement and replacement of office supplies, stationery, consumables, aid kitchen supplies including beverages arid cleaning equipment;
    •     Ensure regular maintenance of repairs and office utilities as supervised by the Corporate Services Administrator and the building facilities manager responsible to ensure effective and continuous office operations;
    •     Ensure effective coordination with the Office Driver including proper scheduling to ensure that employees are supported to attend meetings and events;
    •     Maintain a data base of vendors supplying office services including cat hire, service providers and mobile internet Firms for use by MNCH employees;
    •     Develop and manage office inventory of hardware and equipment, updating the list from time to time to ensure adequate inventory;
    •     Ensure office cleanliness by working closely with outs outsourced cleaners and ensuring the office environment is well maintained and is conducive for work;
    •     Provide assistance to the Office Manager with expenses, collating of materials, coordinating meetings and functions;
    •     Provide support on logistics for Incoming consultants i.e. flight and hotel bookings.
    •     Perform any other tasks as assigned by the Finance & Admin. Manager

    Requirement

    •     Relevant bachelor’s degree
    •     Minimum two years clerical or administrative experience
    •     Knowledgeable in office administration and bookkeeping procedures
    •     Proficient in Microsoft office software
    •     Proficient in the use of general office equipment
    •     Effective verbal and written communication skills
    •     Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
    •     Can work cooperatively and effectively with others and has the ability to undertake self-directed tasks when nece5sary.
    •     Fluent In Hausa

     

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    Project Drivers

     

    Job Description
    The MNCH2 programme is seeking to recruit qualified, committed and proactive drivers for the successfully implementation of project activities. Follow safety guidelines as stipulated In the Operations Manual, including carrying safety triangle and fire extinguisher, driving with doors locked and adhering to the speed limit

    Key Responsibilities:

    •     Undertake all vehicle checks, following stipulated daily, weekly and monthly schedules;
    •     Report any defects to the Office;
    •     Ensure all necessary vehicle documents are up tc• date and are always in the vehicle, including legal documents, insurance certificates, and license;
    •     Keep vehicle logbook up to date;
    •     Carry a mobile phone with credit in the vehicle at au times;
    •     Ensure passenger welfare and service, Including good communication, courtesy and punctuality;
    •     Develop a basic understanding of vehicle mechanics;
    •     Undertake a programme of professional development on driving skills;
    •     Provide any other task as assigned by your line manager.

    Requirement

    •     Minimum of senior secondary school certificate;
    •     Valid driver’s license, possession of drivers labour test certificate would be an added advantage;
    •     Minimum of 2 years professional driving experience with a donor funded project and / or corporate organization;
    •     Excellent knowledge of the states mentioned above metropolis and environs, and ability to travel long distances within Nigeria;
    •     Political, legal, security and cultural awareness from working experience in Nigeria;
    •     Ability to communicate effectively in English, basic knowledge of one of the 3 main major languages would be an added advantage.
    •     Fluent in Hausa
    •     Working knowledge of roads between the 6 activity states

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should send your CV with a brief cover letter to: recruitment@mnch2.com specifying the position and state for which you are applying in the subject line. For example ‘Project Drivers - Kano”
    Only applicants shortlisted will be contacted.

    Note: There are no relocation allowances available for the position.

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