Career Opportunities at Sustainable Healthcare International (SHI) Foundation

Sustainable Healthcare International (SHI) Foundation has been a partner with the National Malaria Elimination Programme (NMEP) for over five years sharing in its vision for a malaria-free Nigeria and its goal to reduce the malaria burden to pre-elimination levels and bringing malaria-related mortality to zero. SHI is currently a Sub-Recipient to the Global Fund Malaria New Funding Model for core Programme implementation and Social Mobilization activities in the High Burden (HB) Northern States of Nigeria.

SHI is currently looking for qualified individuals who will be part of our great team to fill the vacant position below:

Job Title: Monitoring & Evaluation Officer (M&E)
Location:
Sokoto
Job Description

The State M&E Officer will support the M&E Manager in all data collection, analysis and learning activities to help ensure accountability and efficiency from start to finish for the NFM project.

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;
  • Manage the state offices reporting cycle to ensure high quality and complete datasets are sent to the national 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 grant;
  • Participate in project assessments, evaluations and design teams;
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to standard guidelines;
  • Represent SHI 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 malaria field 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;
  • Provide technical assistance to M&E officers of SMEP, LGA, and MFPs in integrating malaria data into the national DHIS 2 platform.
  • Coordinate the implementation of State-based activities on malaria prevention including LLIN distribution, use and monitoring;
  • Provide technical expertise at the state level to the SMEP as it relates to all issues on capacity building for the Management of malaria control;
  • Implement Severe Malaria management in selected secondary health facilities;
  • Plan and Supervise general activities as it relates to the Grant at the state level
  • Prepare periodic activity reports (weekly, monthly , quarterly);
  • Supervise NMEP 3PL on Last mile distribution of anti malaria commodities;
  • Provide support for malaria case management (diagnosis and treatment) within the state including support for LMIS;
  • Provide technical support to states to improve intermittent preventive therapy for pregnant women;
  • Provide technical support for capacity building on malaria technical areas including training of personnel at the state ministry of health and other facilities;
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned.

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Medical degree or Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or other related discipline and a post graduate qualification in Public health or other related discipline.
  • S/he must have a minimum of three years work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programs or any other programs in the other disease areas.
  • Five years minimum experience is required for candidates without a post graduate degree.

Job Title: State Technical Officer (STO)
Location:
Kebbi
Job Description

  • The STO will be responsible for social, advocacy and communications for the Global Fund project, working in close collaboration with State Malaria Elimination Program (SMEP), LGA health service providers, Community Resource persons and other project team members.
  • The Technical officer shall undertake the following responsibilities:

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Facilitate establishment of the State Advocacy, Communication, and Social Mobilization (ACSM) Coordinating (CORE) Group;
  • Implement and monitor all aspects of the malaria ACSM Strategy in assigned state;
  • In collaboration with the CORE group, deliver and document ACSM trainings at the state, LGA and community levels;
  • Map civil society partners and network, and build capacity of partners to engage in Malaria control and advocacy and communications;
  • Coordinate Advocacy visits at all levels in the assigned state;
  • Manage and facilitate regular communications with NMEP and SHI, advocacy and communication implementing partners, and SMEP, LGA health departments to ensure effective coordination of activities;
  • Develop and manage state-specific project plans;
  • Oversee the process of implementing the project activities;
  • Participate in financial management of the project activities;
  • Oversee and supervise the daily work of field officers;
  • Participate in developing abstracts and presentations related to advocacy and communications work;
  • Developing state-specific advocacy plans and/or promoting issue areas to various stakeholders
  • Participate in related activities of other projects under program.
  • Manage the state offices reporting cycle to ensure that targets are met and complete reports sent to the national office on a periodic basis, or when required;
  • Monitor community level implementers to ensure quality and effective delivery;
  • Develop and use state-specific indicators for monitoring program performance;
  • Work with local partners to develop their project monitoring and evaluation plans and support the correct implementation and use of routine ACSM tools and materials;
  • Conduct monthly routine monitoring visits to communities and provide supportive supervision;
  • 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 technical support in evaluation research (including sampling strategies, analysis and presentation of data) to the local research groups working on the grant;
  • Document lessons learned and best practices in monitoring and evaluation, according to standard guidelines;
  • Represent SHI and make presentations at professional meetings and conferences related to core ACSM programme and M&E research;
  • Remain informed of current issues regarding Monitoring and Evaluation of programs in the malaria field by review of current literature; is alert to any implication of such research for project and program activities;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Medical degree or Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or other related discipline and a post graduate qualification in Public health or other related discipline.
  • S/he must have a minimum of three years work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programs or any other programs in the other disease areas.
  • Five years minimum experience is required for candidates without a post graduate degree.

Job Title: Advocacy, Communication & Social Mobilization Officer (ACSM)
Location:
Abuja
Job Description

  • To participate and provide technical assistance in the planning and implementation of activities in public health, programming and community based activities.
  • Develop, monitor and review resource mobilization strategies for sustaining the organizations programs in line with the strategic objectives.
  • Provide administrative support to the Programme Management Unit(PMU) in projects as well as the Advocacy Communication and Social Mobilization Unit(ACSM).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Be part of the team to develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders in government, international partners, donors and NGOs, and ensure maximum coordination of resources and effort.
  • Take part in the preparation and monitoring of the budget and other finance related activities
  • Help identify new opportunities and good practice both externally and from within.
  • Sourcing for grant announcements and developing suitable proposals.
  • Identify donors and areas for possible investment.
  • Develop and implement a fundraising strategy and plan, in line with the strategic objectives of the organization.
  • Develop and maintain relations with potential donors including local funding agencies, corporate sectors, and international donors in line with donor requirements.
  • Report writing and report evaluation.
  • Monitor the implementation of funded projects by liaising with the responsible departments to ensure quality and informed reporting to donors on a timely basis in line with the contractual donor obligations.
  • Follow-up project proposals submitted to donors and keep proper record of all correspondences in line with organizational requirements.
  • Maintain database for all grant publications.
  • Liaise and maintain correspondence with relevant units/ program teams for better program coordination
  • Work directly with STOs at the state level to deliver grant objectives
  • Report or investigate concerns on program implementation
  • Perform research on a regular basis to aid program implementation
  • Report program status by keeping program plans up to date
  • Schedule training events and prepare corresponding materials
  • Occasionally attend and represent SHI at Rollback malaria partners coordination meetings and workshops
  • Identify gaps and challenges in the reports submitted by field staff and make recommendation for appropriate action
  • Prepare program presentations
  • Maintain program databases
  • Train; supervise other staff members to perform work activities as assigned.
  • Prepare periodic reports as required by the program
  • Administrative support
  • Process and prepare documents such as fund request and expense reports.
  • Prepare meeting agendas, attend meetings, record and transcribe minutes
  • Maintain and update inventory, mailing, and database systems
  • Open, sort and route incoming mail, answer correspondence, and prepare outgoing mail
  • Organize materials.

General Requirements

  • Candidates must have a Medical degree or Bachelors degree in Health Sciences or other related discipline and a post graduate qualification in Public health or other related discipline.
  • S/he must have a minimum of three years work experience in public health; particularly in malaria programs or any other programs in the other disease areas.
  • Five years minimum experience is required for candidates without a post graduate degree.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should attached a one (1) page suitability statement before their CV’s and send to: [email protected] All documents should not exceed 4 pages and CV should be in MSword format.

Note:

  • All applications received after the closing time and date will not be accepted
  • All applicants should adhere strictly to the email and mailing format
  • All applications that do not follow the laid down procedures highlighted above will be termed in-complete and will not be accepted
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • SHI is an equal opportunity employer
  • Preference will be given to qualified applicants that are available to start immediately

Application Deadline  10th April, 2016 17:00 hrs (5pm local time)

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