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  • FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology; creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

    We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the position of:

    Technical Advisor II, Senior Reading Specialist

     

    Job ID: 14741
    Job Sector: Education
    Locations: Nigeria-Abuja

    Project Description:
    We are seeking for a Senior Reading Specialist for the for International Development (USAID) Northern Education Initiative Plus (NEI+) Project. This is intended to be a five-year activity with an overarching goal of improving the quality of, and access to, equitable and sustainable education in Northern Nigeria. NEI+ activity will serve the broader goals of the USG-GON partnership and further the implementation of both USAID’s and the GON’s education strategies. NEI+ will take an integrated approach by working with and through the systems of select states and local government education authorities (LGEAs) to increase equitable access to education and to improve students’ reading outcomes. Nigeria is one of USAID’s Room to Learn focus countries, therefore NEI+ will contribute to agency wide efforts to accelerate equitable access. The NEI+ activity values the work to increase equitable access to education and to improve reading outcomes for children in the early grades equally in an integrated way.

    Expected outcomes of the project include:

    •     Advance the implementation of the basic education goals of USAID’s Education Strategy
    •     Strengthen the systems and processes of the cooperating states and LGEAs specifically for service delivery in access and reading,
    •     Provide children in the target areas with the learning outcomes that will lift them out of abject poverty and prepare them to participate as youth and adults in a democratic society
    •     Strengthen government systems to increase the number of students enrolled in appropriate, relevant and approved educational options, especially for girls and Almajiri children in target locations
    •     Government systems strengthened to improve reading outcomes for primary grade learners in target locations

    Position is contingent upon receipt of donor funding.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:
    The Senior Reading Specialist provides overall technical oversight and guidance to the project’s support to improved reading instruction. He/she supervises the production of all NEI+-supported reading material, all NEI+-supported trainings in reading, all teacher and classroom supervision and monitoring and all student testing efforts. He/she ensures complementarity of activity approaches in reading across the three NEI+ activity states, liaises with government representatives and technicians on technical matters, and bears ultimate responsibility for ensuring that children in NEI+ public, IQTE, and NFLC schools achieve improved outcomes in reading. It is expected that the reading specialist will work directly with a Hausa language expert (particularly if the reading specialist is not conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa).

    Qualifications:

    •     Master's Degree in education, preferably with a specialty in early grade reading. Ph.D. in education with a focus on early childhood education and/or early grade learning preferred.
    •     At least 8 years of experience in programs in sub-Saharan Africa that work specifically to improve early grade reading is required.
    •     Prior experience with the development of early grade reading materials, training programs, classroom monitoring protocols, and tests and assessments, including EGRA, is required.
    •     Prior experience with supporting civil-society based monitoring of reading outcomes is required.
    •     Professionally proficient and fluent in written and spoken English. It is preferred, but not required, that the candidate be conversant and fluent in written and spoken Hausa
    •     Demonstrated management and leadership skills working on large and complex donor-funded programs;
    •     Experience managing and reporting on large donor-funded programs, especially USAID contracts.
    •     Understanding of larger policy goals and how they impact program management;
    •     Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and gain the respect and confidence of host country counterparts, staff, and clients;
    •     Strong interpersonal communications and team-building skills
    •     Ability to mentor, motivate and empower the performance of team members and counterparts;
    •     Excellent written and oral communications skills in English; and
    •     Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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    State Coordinators

     

    Job ID: 14749
    Location: Nigeria-Zamfara State-Gusau, Birnin Kebbi
    Supervisor: Implementation Director, MAPS Project

    Position Summary:
    Reporting to the MAPS Implementation Director, the State Coordinator (SC) shall oversee State level activities of MAPS. In this regard the SC shall provide leadership for the State MAPS team and coordinate the activities of MAPS across all program thematic areas in the State

    Key Objective:
    The State Coordinator will support the strengthening of program management and monitoring and evaluation capacity at state level, oversee the close-out and start-up in compliance with FHI 360 and donor requirements.

    Duties & Responsibilities:

    •     Lead the States MAPS team
    •     Lead the development of MAPS State specific activity plans; drawing from the annual MAPS work plan and State malaria program operational plans.
    •     To provide up-to-date inputs to the annual planning processes of MAPS.
    •     To coordinate the implementation of the State MAPS team activities.
    •     To contribute to the development and review of technical documents, reports, and materials for state specific implementation.
    •     Foster a harmonious relationship between MAPS and State level government, donor partners and non-state entities.
    •     Participate in technical meetings at state and national levels as determined by the Implementation Director to support state malaria programs.
    •     Any other duties assigned by the Implementation Director.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledge of and prior experience with US Government rules, requirements, and regulations.
    •     Ability to effectively work independently.
    •     High-level organization and documentation skills, including the ability to track and manage the activities of others (subordinates).
    •     Ability and willingness to travel outside of Base on a frequent basis.
    •     Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, and Power Point.
    •     Excellent diplomatic and communication skills, including strong written and oral abilities in English.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    •     Provides technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, complies, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.
    •     Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.
    •     Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.
    •     Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.
    •     Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.
    •     Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.
    •     Collects, complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.
    •     May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.
    •     Provides technical assistance and support to program. Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.
    •     Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.
    •     Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.
    •     Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.
    •     Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.
    •     Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.
    •     Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.
    •     Assists with budgeting and writing proposals.
    •     Serves as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other organizations.
    •     Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.
    •     Supervises and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.
    •     Leads projects/programs in coordination among project leaders. Oversees all aspects of the program.
    •     Ensures integrity of design and implementation of program.
    •     Provides timely and high quality work plans with programmatic, financial, technical reports.
    •     Develops and monitors budgets. Ensures accountability of all project activities.
    •     Ensures achievement of project performance objectives and deliverables.
    •     Develops and maintains relationships with government agencies, and other organizations.
    •     Represents organization in matters pertaining to the execution of the program.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    •     A first degree in social, physical or health sciences
    •     A post graduate degree in relevant field will be a strong added advantage.
    •     Experience in health related work (especially malaria) or project management is essential
    •     A minimum of 10 years post NYSC working experience in the relevant area with a minimum of 2 years at development sector with a program.
    •     Experience working with government and donor funded program/development sector will be a strong added advantage
    •     Proficiency in Excel, Microsoft Word and Power Point required.
    •     Good communication skills required.

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    Senior Program Officer - National Programs

     

    Job ID: 14745
    Job Sector: Health
    Location: Nigeria-Abuja
    Supervisor: Associate Director, National Programs

    Basic Function
    Under the supervision of the Associate Director National Programs, provide support to and coordination in program planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting of assigned project activities.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    •     Lead and support the country office technical leads and program management team to develop annual country office level costed work plans
    •     Work with technical leads, consortium partners and Program Support to review, collate, synthesize and edit periodic donor reports for assigned projects and ensure timely submission to the AD
    •     Review SFRs and program reports from partners to monitor compliance with donor/prime award programmatic, contractual and financial regulations, requirements and restrictions
    •     Work with Finance and Administration department and FHI HQ to process and ensure timely development and execution of  annual amendments for consortium partners’ sub agreements
    •     Maintain an effective system for collecting, organizing and storage of essential project documentation for compliance, effective project management and dissemination of best practices
    •     Work with other departments to ensure documentation and easy retrieval of all training and trip reports related to assigned projects
    •     Work with Program Support to periodically evaluate implementation of approved annual work plans and budgets at CO level
    •     Assist in strengthening systems of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
    •     Assist the AD NAP in the provision of programmatic assistance to SIDHAS consortium partners in programming disease intervention activities.
    •     Remain informed on current programs and research in the public health in which FHI operates.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.
    •     Basic accounting and financial management skills.
    •     Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
    •      Proven ability to coordinate a multisectoral development project.
    •     Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.
    •     Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
    •     Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.
    •     Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
    •     Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
    •     Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
    •     Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
    •     Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
    •     Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
    •     Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities

    •     Provides technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, complies, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution.
    •     Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements.
    •     Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.
    •     Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.
    •     Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.
    •     Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.
    •     Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.
    •     Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.
    •     Collects, complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.
    •     May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.
    •     Provides technical assistance and support to program. Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.
    •     Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.
    •     Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.
    •     Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.
    •     Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.
    •     Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.
    •     Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.
    •     Assists with budgeting and writing proposals.
    •     Serves as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other organizations.
    •     Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.
    •     Supervises and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.
    •     Leads projects/programs in coordination among project leaders. Oversees all aspects of the program.
    •     Ensures integrity of design and implementation of program.
    •     Provides timely and high quality work plans with programmatic, financial, technical reports.
    •     Develops and monitors budgets. Ensures accountability of all project activities.
    •     Ensures achievement of project performance objectives and deliverables.
    •     Develops and maintains relationships with government agencies, and other organizations.
    •     Represents organization in matters pertaining to the execution of the program.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    •     BS/BA in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 7 - 9 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
    •     Or MS/MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5 - 7 years relevant experience with international development programs.
    •     Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

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    Program Officers

     

    Job ID: 14747
    Location: Nigeria-Jigawa, Uyo State
    Supervisor: State Program Manager

    Basic Functions:
    The State Program Officer will work with the State Program Manager to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI 360 Nigeria activities in the assigned state.

    Duties and Responsibilities:

    •     Provide support to the state office and IAs focusing on work plans, sub agreement management, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting.
    •     Assist in developing and overseeing execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all SIDHAS IAs’ sub agreements.
    •     Assist in ensuring that FHI 360 delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services).
    •     Assist in monitoring and enforcing compliance with donor and FHI 360 policies by the state office and IAs.
    •     Give support in ensuring appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
    •     Assist in guiding and supporting the state office and IAs in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.
    •     Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.
    •     Assist in Coordinating capacity development efforts in support of state and IAs’ staff and other partners.
    •     Give support in ensuring availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program management.
    •     Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the program.
    •     Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
    •     Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB and malaria fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, skills and abilities:

    •     Extensive knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.
    •     Basic accounting and financial management skills.
    •     Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) as well as international not-for- profit organizations.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infection.
    •     Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectorial development project.
    •     Excellent community mobilization, advocacy and interpersonal skills.
    •     Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
    •     Report to supervisor on variances and status on regular basis.
    •     Work independently with initiative to manage high volume work flow.
    •     Perform detail-oriented work with a high level of accuracy.
    •     Interact with diplomacy and tact and follow-up on requests in timely and efficient manner.
    •     Use a computer to accurately and rapidly enter and retrieve data and information.
    •     Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
    •     Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
    •     Ability to travel a minimum of 25%.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    •     Provides technical assistance and support to programs. Collects, complies, and analyzes information relevant to programs. Provides administrative and project support, in addition to communication efforts related to program management and execution. Ensures compliance with internal and external regulations. Monitors budget for programs and develops monitoring system for reviewing project status. Ensures completion of program while adhering to budget, scope, and schedule requirements. Develops/Reviews work plans, prepares presentations, and supports other related program objectives and deliverables.
    •     Provides support to program management such as troubleshooting, updates work plans, coordinates travel arrangements and monitors program activities.
    •     Tracks performance against Financial Cost Objective (FCO) ID, project timelines, budget, objectives, and deliverables.
    •     Facilitates communication by answering partner inquires and monitoring project websites.
    •     Designs, implements, and coordinates specific program activities and may conduct research to achieve program goals.
    •     Works with Project Manager and assists with developing budgets, proposals, managing grants, project materials, and information.
    •     Collects, complies and analyzes information relevant to the program.
    •     May provide administrative support to programs as needed by writing, reviewing, and translating reports on a quarterly basis.
    •     Provides technical assistance and support to program. Reviews and contributes to work plans for one or many programs.
    •     Documents and shares project accomplishments, challenges, and lessons learned among internal and external partners.
    •     Serves as the liaison for internal units, such as finance, contracts, centers, etc.
    •     Supports program/project teams administratively and technically to provide high quality deliverables to clients.
    •     Develops reports, briefing papers, press releases, and presentations as necessary for one or multiple projects/programs.
    •     Ensures timely implementation, and monitors project activities against work plans.
    •     Identifies resource development opportunities and supports development of proposals.
    •     Assists with budgeting and writing proposals.
    •     Serves as the liaison with government officials, local communities, and other organizations.
    •     Provides technical input to projects, including monitoring and evaluation.
    •     Supervises and mentors staff and provides training on systems, policies, and regulations.

    Qualifications and requirements:

    •     BS/BA in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 5-7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
    •     Or MS/MA degree in public health, business administration, health sciences, behavioral sciences or its recognized equivalent with 3-5 years relevant experience with international development programs.
    •     Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

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    Senior Technical Officer - Prevention Care & Treatment

     

    Job ID: 14744
    Location: Nigeria-Bauchi
    Supervisor: State Program Manager

    Basic Function:
    Provide technical support to implement high quality care, treatment and support activities with primary focus on clinical management of HIV/AIDS including provision of Anti-retroviral therapy (ART).

    The SSTO will also provide technical leadership and support to the implementing agencies in prevention and mitigation at the state level. It includes supporting the implementation of prevention activities (sexual and biomedical) and strategic behavior change interventions, testing and counseling, home based care, orphans and vulnerable children and other community mobilization activities

    Duties and responsibilities:

    •     Provide technical leadership and technical support related to clinical management and home-based care HIV/AIDS strategies and approaches related to implementation of programs.
    •     Assist in the development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS mitigation interventions. This includes orphans and vulnerable children programming; home based care and other care and support activities at the community level.
    •     With the Associate Director/Clinical Services and the State Program Manager, coordinate the design and implementation of components related to clinical management of, and home-based care for HIV/AIDS, including the use of Anti-retroviral treatment in field-level projects and programs.
    •     Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS care and support capacity building at the state level.
    •     Development and implementation of interventions focusing on nutrition, food security, education and skills development; psychosocial/spiritual support and shelter; household economic strengthening, legislative support and child protection.
    •     With Associate Director/Clinical Services, develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation and monitoring of HIV/AIDS care and support programming.
    •     Development of strategies for the design and implementation of HIV/AIDS prevention, behaviour change intervention among most at risk populations i.e. PLHIV, MARPs to reduce sexual transmission.
    •     Support the implementation of Abstinence, Be faithful, Condom (ABC) and Other Prevention (OP) activities as well as guide the provision of technical assistance to implementing partners on SBC activities.
    •     Work in close collaboration with the TB and Integrated Medical Service Unit in the implementation of integrated HIV, TB and other medical services at the facility level.
    •     Provide technical assistance in non-ART clinical care including the management of opportunistic infections (OI) and Palliative care capacity building to field programs.
    •     Work with relevant staff to coordinate the design and implementation of facility based programs in relation to clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including the use of Anti-retroviral treatment.
    •     Provide ongoing technical assistance in HIV/AIDS clinical management for FHI Nigeria programs including management of OIs and PMTCT capacity building as well as providing
    •     Work with technical relevant technical staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
    •     Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
    •     Assist in the provision of programmatic assistance to local partners in programming HIV/AIDS/STI activities.
    •     Provide technical assistance in HIV/AIDS prevention and mitigation capacity building to field programs and develop guidelines, tools and recommendations related to the implementation, evaluation of prevention and mitigation of HIV/AIDS.
    •     Contribute to development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to HIV/AIDS care and support and apply these lessons to modify existing program and improve the design of new programs.
    •     Represent FHI/Nigeria to donors and government officials on issues of HIV/AIDS care and support at the state level.
    •     Remain informed on current programs in HIV/AIDS care and support and related development field by reviewing current literature and stay alert to any implication of such experience and research for department activities.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically including its comprehensive impact upon those infected and affected by the disease.
    •     Clinical management and training experience and ability to understand full range of issues around the clinical management of HIV/AIDS, including provision of ART.
    •     Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
    •     Experience working with PLHA and support groups of PLHA will be an added advantage.
    •     Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    •     Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    •     High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    •     Well-developed computer skills.
    •     Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    •     Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
    •     Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
    •     Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    •     Writes and edits technical reports and documents. Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’
    •     Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
    •     Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
    •     Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
    •     Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures.
    •     Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes.
    •     Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    •     Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results.
    •     Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
    •     Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound.
    •     Provides leadership and team building at the task level.
    •     Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of global level innovative technical strategies. Oversees all aspects of the programs/projects.
    •     Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
    •     Analyzes data sets and technical assessment findings. Develops and monitors work plans.
    •     Provides leadership and team building at the project level.
    •     Serves as company liaison to external organizations at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    •     MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years of progressive relevant experience in clinical care with a sound understanding of HIV/AIDS with provision of PMTCT and anti-retroviral therapy (ART) in resource constrained settings.
    •     Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is required.
    •     Experience in project development with proven experience in the planning and facilitation of training is required.
    •     Experience in large and complex SBC/BCC mobilization activities in a donor funded national health focused project is an added advantage.
    •     Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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    Senior Technical Officer - Monitoring & Evaluation

     

    Job ID: 14743
    Job Sector: Health
    Locations: Nigeria-Bauchi
    Supervisor: State Program Manager

    Basic Function:
    The Senior Technical Officer (M&E), under the supervision of the State Program Manager, and with technical oversight from the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation, is responsible for the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation for the state office. S/he will work with others in the state office and local implementing partners to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.

    Duties and responsibilities:

    •     Provide leadership to the state office and field level M&E program and provide overall guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation and on US Government and Government of Nigeria reporting requirements. Provide support to the sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that locally employed Monitoring and Evaluation staff, consultants and FHI partners understand and can support these requirements.
    •     Manage the state office’s reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete datasets are sent to the country office on a periodic basis, or when required.
    •     Work with local partners to develop their project monitoring and evaluation plans and support the correct implementation and use of routine data collection tools.
    •     Conduct monthly routine monitoring visits to project sites and provide supportive supervision.
    •     On a monthly basis, ensure that high quality analyzed facility-level data is disseminated to relevant staff at facilities and decision-makers. Ensure that data is used to highlight important programmatic gaps and coordinate with facility management and other departments in addressing these gaps.
    •     Coordinate regular data quality assessments, undertaken in a participatory manner, with facility staff and ensure the completeness, consistency and validity of routine data.
    •     Ensure that the quality of program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation in the sites is of international standard and quality by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
    •     Provide direct technical assistance and capacity building in the design and implementation of the program/project Monitoring and Enhanced Evaluation components of the activities in the communities served.
    •     Build capacity of local partners in project monitoring and with program staff and local partners, use program/project monitoring data to modify existing programs and design new programs.
    •     Provide technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the Secure the Future project.
    •     Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams.
    •     Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to USAID and PEPFAR guidelines.
    •     Represent FHI and makes presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to Monitoring and Evaluation research.
    •     Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the HIV/AIDS/STI fields by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities.
    •     Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all Global Health program interventions.
    •     Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provides technical assistance and training to the staff at the state office responsible for data entry and management. Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of NACA/NASCP, SACA/SASCP, NTBLCP/STBLCP and NMCP/SMCP in integrating FHI data into the national HMIS.
    •     Perform other duties as assigned.

    Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

    •     Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
    •     Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
    •     Knowledge of health, reproductive health or HIV/AIDS/STI/TB and Malaria programming in developing countries.
    •     Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
    •     Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding HIV infections
    •     Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
    •     Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
    •     High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
    •     Well-developed computer skills.
    •     Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

    Job Summary / Responsibilities:

    •     Provides technical support and guidance to staff and partners in the region and in country offices. Implements and monitors technical strengthening initiatives. Develops adoption and/or training strategy, designs and conducts training or adoption activities for a specific technical area. Creates scientific and technical material in area of expertise. Assists and gives guidance with development of proposals. Works with communities and partners to maximize local capacity. Evaluates programmatic effectiveness and provides technical assessment reports.
    •     Provides technical support in the development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention for research projects.
    •     Works closely with assigned team to ensure activities are implemented according to standard operating procedures (SOP’s).
    •     Writes and edits technical reports and documents. Assists with publications, web pages, and presentations.’
    •     Conducts searches of published literature on evolving issues in assigned technical area.
    •     Monitors and maintains protocols, instruments, data sets, manuals, training materials and reports.
    •     Responds to requests and inquiries from internal and external staff.
    •     Develops or writes technical briefs, reports, or other necessary materials to facilitate research, best practices, policies and procedures.
    •     Assists with the implementation of research studies by monitoring and documenting processes.
    •     Conducts analysis of program implementation to identify areas for improvement and propose appropriate technical strategy and guidelines.
    •     Prepares reports and papers summarizing project results.
    •     Delivers presentations at professional meetings and conferences.
    •     Ensures project implementation adheres to company strategy and remains technically sound.
    •     Provides leadership and team building at the task level.
    •     Leads the design, development, planning, and implementation of global level innovative technical strategies. Oversees all aspects of the programs/projects.
    •     Develops strategies and tools for the design and implementation of specific technical components.
    •     Analyzes data sets and technical assessment findings. Develops and monitors work plans.
    •     Provides leadership and team building at the project level.
    •     Serves as company liaison to external organizations at professional meetings and conferences as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    •     MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 3 to 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
    •     Or MPH or MS/MA in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
    •     Or BS/BA in statistics, pharmacy, microbiology, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 7 to 9 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
    •     Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should click here to apply online.

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