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EngenderHealth works worldwide to improve the lives of individuals by making reproductive health services safe, available, and sustainable. We provide technical assistance, training, and information, with a focus on practical solutions that improve services where resources are scarce. We believe that individuals have the right to make informed decisions about their reproductive health and to receive care that meets their needs. We work in partnership with governments, institutions, and health care professionals to make this right a reality.
Fistula Care Plus (FC+) is a five year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and managed by EngenderHealth in collaboration with partners. It seeks to increase access to quality treatment services for obstetric fistula, improve prevention, strengthen the environment to support prevention, treatment and reintegration services, and to conduct research to improve the quality of services.
PROGRAM/OFFICE: Fistula Care Plus, Sokoto
REPORTS TO: Deputy Project Director, Fistula Care Plus
SALARY: Commensurate with background and experience, Commensurate with experience
There are two positions: one based in Abuja and one based in Sokoto. Clinical Associates will support strengthening Fistula Care prevention and repair activities as assigned. S/he will work closely with medical authorities in project supported states and staff in supported-sites to provide technical assistance for interventions related to fistula prevention and repair in accordance with national and EngenderHealth standards and guidelines.
Under the direction of the Deputy Project Manager, the Clinical Associate will:
- Provide technical assistance in the design, implementation and integration of comprehensive fistula care programs. Contribute to the development, and participate in the evaluation, of these programs and activities.
- Participate in and provide written reports on site assessments.
- Provide technical assistance to counterparts on clinical issues, counseling, training, and quality improvement approaches.
- Coordinate, monitor and, when appropriate, participate in training of providers to improve skills and clinical competence, in both prevention and repair.
- Partner with the MOH of the project states and local providers and trainers to implement project-supported activities.
- Coordinate the clinical arrangements for pooled effort services and collaborate with the logistics officer and partner sites to ensure that all necessary items are available to assure quality services.
- Provide clinical guidance to the FP/RH Advisor on family planning programming in supported states.
- Assist in the development and dissemination of curriculae, job aids and other tools to support program improvement.
- Assist in the review of, and provide inputs to, patient and provider communication materials
- Collaborate in the establishment of a State fistula coordinating taskforce or working group to improve coordination between key stakeholders in the states
- Assist project M&E staff, as assigned, in the review and interpretation of clinical data.
- Contribute to the preparation of workplans, budgets and reports on project progress.
- Perform other duties as assigned
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:
- Clinical Degree with advanced degree in Public Health, Management or Public Administration
- Certified registration with Nigeria Medical Association
- Training in Fistula Repair preferred
- Five years’ experience in management of health facilities in Nigeria, or equivalent
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Medical practice in Nigeria
- Experience with and understanding of MOH structure/systems, and with USAID-funded projects.
- Demonstrated ability to work collegially with other technical staff, experts, and with counterparts from the public, private and NGO sectors.
- Exceptional interpersonal communication, teamwork skills.
- Experience as a Trainer
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English language.
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PROGRAM/OFFICE: Fistula Care Plus, Abuja, Nigeria
REPORTS TO: Project Manager
SALARY: Commensurate with experience
Reporting to the Project Manager, the Monitoring, Evaluation & Research Advisor will be responsible for managing monitoring, evaluation and research activities. S/he will be matrix managed by the Deputy Director, FC+ based in New York, responsible for project-wide monitoring, evaluation and research activities.
- Provide overall technical oversight of monitoring, evaluation and research activities
- If required by the USAID Mission, collaborate with the Deputy Director in developing a Performance Management Plan (PMP) for activities in Nigeria, that is consistent with the global project PMP
- Collaborate with partner institutions to establish and implement uniform indicators, data collection systems and reporting formats and timelines in accordance with global project and USAID Mission requirements
- Provide training to partner institutions in indicator definition, data collection and reporting requirements
- Assist project personnel with establishing evaluation plans for activities, and the use of M&E tools
- Prepare quarterly and annual reports based on data received
- Collaborate with project team and partner institutions to review all data and information produced to build capacity in data management and to maximize its use in strategy and program planning, refinement and execution.
- In collaboration with the Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager and global Deputy Director, establish systems to monitor timely implementation of program activities and establish systems to alert the project team when activities are not proceeding on schedule.
- Under the direction of the Project Manager, Deputy Project Manager and global Deputy Director, review and provide feedback on research or evaluation study protocols to be carried out in Nigeria, in compliance with EngenderHealth’s Evaluation and Research Standard Operating Procedures (E&R SOPs). Collaborate on the implementation of studies in Nigeria.
- Under the guidance of the Project Manager, initiate and maintain strong ties with all project partners on monitoring, evaluation and research including the MoH, National Health Research/Ethics Council (NHREC) state and LGA leadership/management, and site-level staff.
- Represent Fistula Care Plus/Nigeria in National Technical Working Groups responsible for developing research related protocols and guidelines.
- Supervise Data Coordinator, as well as monitoring, evaluation and research consultants and interns.
- Travel 30% of time for field based technical assistance.
- Other duties, as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & CERTIFICATIONS:
• Master’s degree in a field related to epidemiology, biostatistics, monitoring and evaluation of international health and development programs.
• A minimum of 10 years of work experience in M,E&R working on international health projects.
• Experience designing and conducting evaluation studies and operations/applied research.
• Experience providing technical assistance on the use of data for planning and decision making.
• Experience of USAID-funded cooperative agreements preferred
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Strong analytical skills
- Excellent computer skills, with particular knowledge of Excel, PowerPoint and Word in addition to statistical applications (e.g. SPSS, Stata, Epi Info); knowledge of qualitative software packages desirable.
- Excellent verbal and writing skills in English required
- Exceptional organizational, interpersonal and teamwork skills
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PROJECT: Fistula Care Plus, Nigeria
REPORTS TO: Project Director, Fistula Care Plus
The Project Manager has responsibility for management, implementation and achievement of results of the Fistula Care Plus Project in Nigeria, under the direction of the Project Director. S/he manages relationships with in-country agencies, EngenderHealth Headquarters, EngenderHealth global project management, partners, and other key stakeholders. S/he has program, managerial and fiscal responsibility for implementation of the project activities in Nigeria under a pre-defined strategic framework for the project, including ensuring compliance with donor’s and EngenderHealth’s regulations, policies and procedures. S/he will have direct responsibility for supervision of designated staff. S/he oversees and works closely and in a complementary fashion with other key personnel, internal and external stakeholders to effectively lead and manage the project in Nigeria.
- Leads the successful implementation and monitoring of the Project strategy in close coordination with USAID, the Ministry of Health, other in-country counterparts; EngenderHealth’s management, project staff, partners, and other key stakeholders
- Leads and manages the performance of project staff to ensure delivery of project results to highest quality standards and in accordance with local statutory and EngenderHealth requirements incl. ensures timely and quality implementation and evaluation of approved workplans and budgets and submission in a timely fashion for Project Director’s approval of all narrative and financial reports to a donor.
- Reports to Project Director on project programmatic, financial, and operational matters
- Coordinates closely with the Project Director for technical assistance to support delivery of high quality project outcomes and application of best practices in accordance with EngenderHealth’s comprehensive programming approach
- Proactively communicates and responds to all relevant internal and external stakeholders in all significant matters related to the performance of the project.
- Where required, represents the project at a local level to country partners, other donors and cooperating agencies to further the aims of the project
- Ensures the project staff maintain effective and collaborative working relationships with all partners, other donors, stakeholders, and other collaborating agencies
- Proactively communicates with country partners on project strategy and workplans, and addresses any partnership issues as the need arises.
- Provides leadership to the Nigeria project team to ensure effective achievement of results, collaboration, teamwork, and a good working environment.
- Provides programmatic and technical leadership and support to project staff as required
- Ensures the project is implemented in a fiscally responsible manner and in full compliance with all laws, regulations, and EngenderHealth policies and procedures.
- Represents the project at country level to donor and other key external stakeholders. Obtains Project Director’s approval for participation in major meetings or publications. Reports on discussions with those officials to Project Director.
- Contributes to environmental scan for country-level business development
- Project Manager may be required to act on behalf of EngenderHealth in relation to non-project activities in Nigeria which will be funded separately.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Master’s Degree or Ph.D. in health sciences or related advanced degree relevant to the field of RH/FP.
- Minimum of 10 years senior level programmatic and technical experience
- At least 5 years experience with management of donor programs including USAID.
- Demonstrated management and leadership skills working with the staff of large, complex programs addressing a variety of social and health issues, particularly pertaining to reproductive health and family planning in developing countries
- Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of reproductive health and/or maternal health and experience in the design and implementation of such programs
- A proven leader, manager, and mentor, with excellent interpersonal skills, capable of directing and managing change, and inspiring teamwork and high-performing teams
- A proven ability to meet deadlines in a high volume working environment
- Demonstrated strong multi-tasking skills
- Demonstrated leadership in working and collaborating with other donors and a wide range of USAID and other donor-funded organizations
- Demonstrated strong organizational skills with high-level accuracy and attention to detail
- Demonstrated experience nurturing public and private partnerships
- Excellent written and oral communication skills applicable in a wide variety of settings
- Demonstrated leadership in working with country officials from the public, private commercial, and NGO sectors
- Excellent problem-solving skills
- Experience of working at a senior level in international organizations
- Significant experience of providing field – based programmatic leadership in the area of expertise on either a short or long term basis.
- Fluency in English
- Ability to travel up to 25%, mostly internally in Nigeria.
Method of Application
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