4 New Jobs in Abuja at Abt Associates

Abt Associates, a global leader in technical assistance, program implementation, and research, seeks qualified candidates for an upcoming USAIO-funded reproductive, maternal, newborn, and child health (RMNCH) project in Nigeria. Working closely with state level governments in the Northeast, Northwest, and South, the project will focus on service delivery in family planning, malaria, immunization, nutrition, and maternal and newborn health. The project will work across the country and tailor itself to individual state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. The position is contingent upon project award and funding, anticipated in summer of 2016.

We seek candidates for the vacant position below across the Northwest, Northeast, and South:

Job Title: M&E / Knowledge Management Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Design and develop specific M&E plans and program-level indicators for activities in specified states.
  • In collaboration with DFID, SIPs and other donor programs, develop, track and monitor indicators related to project performance.
  • Assist in the development and/or adaptation of M&E tools, metrics, resources and processes in key thematic areas across outputs of the program.
  • Collaborate with NGOs, DFID, and other SLPs and line ministries to support the implementation of state M&E strategies.
  • Support training of staff and clients in the use of M&E and KM products, tools and resources.
  • Maintain accurate up-to-date records and flow of information related to M&E, KM and the overall implementation of the program at the state level, including a web-based electronic archive,

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or other relevant field.
  • At least eight (8) years of experience in M&E and knowledge management, preferably for donor-funded public health programs.
  • Excellent computer skills, including keyboarding, Microsoft Office (especially Word. Excel, and Outlook), ACCESS, PowerPoint, SPSS, and health-related software packages such as DHIS.
  • Significant experience in writing research for publication, presenting / disseminating research findings to public health and policy professionals.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, prior donor-funded experience related to health, and an outstanding professional reputation.

Job Title: Project Director
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Project Director Oversee implementation, monitoring, and review/reporting program outputs at the state level to ensure the implementation of the state project’ work by developing, reviewing, and approving internal program work plans and action plans. Participate in program-wide annual planning and evaluation activities.
  • Responsible for the timely completion of agreed activities as specified in work plans, including drafting terms of reference for short-term consultancy inputs then monitoring these inputs ensuring adherence toTORs.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships With officials in the state Ministry of Health, key individuals in the government and with representatives of other aid agencies, the private sector, and civil society groups in their respective state.
  • Take management responsibility for the state office, ensuring its smooth business operations and sound financial transactions.
  • Coordinate collaboration and alignment with other DFID projects within the state.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, PhD or MD in Public Health, Management, or other relevant field.
  • Ten (10) years of relevant professional work experience. Five (5) or more years of international project management experience.
  • Experience in project implementation and policy reform.
  • Successful track record as project manager.
  • Proven experience successfully managing staff, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to independently plan and execute complex tasks while addressing daily management details and remaining organized and focused on long-term deadlines and strategy.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, prior donor-funded experience related to health, and an outstanding professional reputation.

Job Title: Technical Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Provide direction, leadership, and on-going assessment of the discrete project technical components with a focus on service delivery.
  • Direct implementation of discrete technical activities at the state level and ensure the achievement of expected outcomes.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field and technical expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Maternal Health
    • Child Health
    • Neonatal Health
    • Family Planning
    • Private Sector Engagement
    • Nutrition
    • Social Behavior Change Communication
    • Quality Improvement
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, prior donor-funded experience related to health, and an outstanding professional reputation.

Job Title: HSS Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • Provide direction leadership, and on-going assessment of the project’s HSS components with a focus on service delivery.
  • Direct implementation of HSS activities at the state level and ensure the achievement of expected outcomes.
  • Provide technical assistance to improve the delivery of high quality preventive and curative services to targeted populations.
  • Provide technical assistance in the development and implementation of an essential package of care based on interventions known to maximize child and matamal health in resource poor, settings.
  • Explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector and non-governmental organizations providing health services.
  • Provide technical assistance in service delivery to state level technical teams.
  • Oversee the training of health care providers in quality improvement and quality service delivery.
  • Ensure accurate and timely submission of all required technical reporting and deliverables for the service delivery component of the project.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree, PhD, or MD in Public Health or other relevant field.
  • Eight (8) years of relevant professional experience.
  • Experience in policy reform and implementation.
  • Proven experience successfully managing staff, demonstrated leadership skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, initiative, and good judgment.
  • Ability to anticipate and problem solve.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a master’s degree in a relevant discipline, prior donor-funded experience related to health, and an outstanding professional reputation.


How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants are required to submit his/her CV and an application letter via email detailing his/her specific qualifications and relevant skills and experiences. The title and region of the position for which an applicant is applying must be clearly stated in the subject line of the email and sent to: [email protected]

Note: Applications that do not follow these instructions, or that do not meet the stated minimum qualification requirements, will not be considered.

Application Deadline  31st October, 2015.

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