New Vacancies at Jhpiego Nigeria, 14th March

Jhpiego, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with UNITAIDS, Jhpiego will be implementing a Malaria-in-Pregnancy (MIP) project. This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.
The project will operate over a five-year period. Jhpiego hereby invites applications from highly resourceful, experienced and dynamic professionals for the position below:

Job Title: Project Director
Location:
Abuja
Summary

  • The Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on the recipients activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short time frames while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity.
  • This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Ministry of Health, District Health Management Teams (DHMT5), and national and district stakeholders.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of project and to achieve rapid and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure compliance with the project award results and the oversight of project activities to achieve the stated goal, outcomes and outputs
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with the Nigeria Ministry of Health, District Health Management Teams, as well as other malaria
  • pregnancy implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions particularly in the area coverage of lPTp for pregnant women and capacity building
  • Directly implement the project sustainability plan, working closely with Global Fund, PMI, WHO, UNICEF, Ministry of Health and other key counterparts
  • Drive efforts to establish and/or strengthen the national M1P technical advisory group to help maintain momentum and support for the prioritization of MiP and in particular preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women, at community level.
  • Write and/or review technical components of materials and publications related to integrated health and its development
  • Work with Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) staff to generate and document data; b) conduct data analysis; c) document results to guide future implementation; and d) any necessary course corrections.
  • Ensure compliance with UNITAID operational policies and regulations
  • Collaborate closely with WHO and Malaria Medicines Venture to ensure streamlined implementation to achieve project goal, outcomes and outputs
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress, achievements and lessons learned to key Nigerian stakeholders and implementing partners in public and professional circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Provide technical leadership in the design, analysis, and synthesis of interventions

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Administration, International health or a related field; MD preferred.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and other donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of donor projects, regulations, compliance and reporting.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.
  • 15+ years’ experience successfully managing large, multi-year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year> that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment and health systems strengthening.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package. 

Job Title: Malaria Technical Advisor
Location:
Abuja
Responsibilities

  • The Malaria Technical Advisor will promote the uptake of IPTp-SP as part of a comprehensive package of support for pregnant women to control malaria in pregnancy, participate in district MIP technical advisory groups, and improving databases that monitor MIP achievements.
  • This position will ensure the technical and methodological soundness of activities and, in collaboration with the project team and partners, support the design of service delivery strategies, based on sound and current scientific evidence.
  • Responsible for ensuring the technical integrity of project interventions. Develop low-cost job aids and tools that reflect practical solutions to enable District Health Management Team scale-up. Provide technical leadership to support expanded coverage and scale-up of MiP interventions as a core component of focused ANC.
  • Emphasize intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy while reinforcing the multiple interventions associated with ANC (HIV counselling and testing, ITN use, effective case management of pregnant women with signs and symptoms of malaria, and administration of low-dose folic acid).
  • S/he will ensure timely and cost-effective project implementation, reporting of activities.
  • S/he will provide technical support to ensure that activities are designed and implemented with high quality and meet project targets.
  • Mentor and build capacity of health workers, in particular CHWs. Address any technical issues at national, TWG and local levels, including advocacy for continued prioritisation of MiP and increased uptake of lPTp-SP.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Required Qualifications

  • A medical degree (Doctor or Nursing) or Masters in Public Health.
  • At least 8 years’ experience applying malaria in pregnancy programs and or community malaria programs.
  • At least 5 years’ experience in managing $1OM per year in donor-funded projects and in the design and implementation of overseas health projects; preferably in the East and Southern Africa.
  • Qualification as a “master trainer”; experience training health workers on clinical aspects related to malaria case management.
  • The ability to liaise with senior MOH officials and dignitaries, executives of NGOs, FBOs, CBOs, the for-profit business community, and senior members of the donor community.
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of Nigeria healthcare system, particularly. the public health system, experience living arid working in Nigeria preferred.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
  • Strong oral and written communication and presentations skills in English.
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience in working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
  • Skill in at least two or more of the following technical areas: strengthening service delivery programs, training, performance and quality improvement, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Experience with a mix of practical technical skills in malaria necessary for strengthening malaria service delivery at the provincial, clinical and community- level,
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Title: Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist
Location:
Ebonyi
Responsibilities

  • The Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist will provide technical leadership and strategic direction for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) activities for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (IPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • Advisor will work closely with the M&E team to design, implement and supervise project M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are integrated into program implementation to continuously improve quality of interventions and outcomes.
  • M&E Advisor will oversee the implementation of the Performance Monitoring Plan (PMP) to capture project performance and results, including routine service delivery data reporting. The successful candidate will coordinate and standardize M&E activities with three other UNITAID countries and Jhpiego HQ
  • This includes providing technical leadership to capture project performance results and provide effective, accurate and timely monitoring, evaluation and reporting of all project activities.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in International Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $1OM per year>.
  • Proven expetise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Demonstrable analytical skills and experiences to identify and evaluate best practices and state-of-the-art approaches to be utilized by the project.
  • M&E experience in malaria and maternal and child health care.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Demonstrated strong management, coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts in
  • both the public and NGO sectors.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package. 

Job Title: Data Analyst
Location:
Ebonyi
Responsibilities

  • The Data Analyst will oversee data collection, verification, and analysis for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • The Data Analyst will provide key support for deployment of tablet-based data collection, supporting adherence to standard operating procedures in data collection, verification and quality improvement. Provide routine reports to the M&E Advisor on status of data collection, successes and challenges, and recommendations for overcoming them.
  • Support and build capacity of health workers and managers in quality data recording, analysis and interpretation, and use of data for improvement. Collect and report provincial/district service delivery data against the indicators. Ensure quality of data through data verification procedures.
  • Generate data analysis for reporting, oversee day-today data collection of provincial/district service delivery data, conduct initial analysis of data and ensure quality of data through data verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in International Public Health, Demography, Statistics, Social Sciences or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years of work experience in monitoring and evaluating large, multi-year international health sector development programs (approximately $10M per year).
  • Proven expertise in quantitative and qualitative methodologies, operations research, health management information systems, reporting, data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation.
  • Data analysis experience in maternal and child health care.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria health management information system and other national M&E systems.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams
  • Strong technical skills, including ability to process and analyze data using one or more statistical software packages, including at least one of the following; SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS Access.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultual differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Excellent writing and communications skills.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Title: Project Officer
Location:
Ebonyi
Responsibilities

  • The Project Officer will have the overall responsibility to program and coordinate implementation of IPTp activities in-country alongside District Health Management Teams (DHMTs) and relevant facility-based personnel and especially CHWs, will provide day-to-day leadership to ensure smooth implementation of project activities to meet project goals, objectives and targets.
  • The successful candidate will also contribute to project communication plan activities and document best practices, success stories and challenges for sharing both Internally and externally.
  • Work with the Finance Officer to develop annual budgets that reflect technical design and planned activities.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership in development of annual work plans and budgets to ensure that project design is in line with project and MOH strategies. Coordinate annual phasing in of activities and track achievement of project objectives.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Public Health, Health Administration International Health or a related field.
  • 5 – 6 years experience successfully supporting the implementation of large, multi year international health sector development projects (approximately $10M per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas such as maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment and health systems strengthening.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge in establishing systems, implementing project start-up and using project management tools.
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, PVOs, the private sector and international donors. –
  • In-depth knowledge of donor projects, regulations, compliance and reporting:
  • Programmatic experience in maternal, newborn and child health, malaria prevention, care and treatment, or health systems strengthening.
  • Strong change management, results oriented and decision making skills
  • Proven expertise in providing technical assistance.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines, competing deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to coordinate activities with multiple project partners, MOH staff and CSOs.
  • Ability to interact with established networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Appreciation for socio-cultural differences in countries, preferably having lived and worked in one or more low resource settings.
  • Awareness of, sensitivity to, and experience working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural staff and groups.
  • Ability to develop productive working relationships with counterparts in other agencies and organizations nationally.
  • Expertise in research to practice identifying best practices and adapting them to project realities.
  • Previous experience working in Nigeria, with intimate understanding of local health systems, malaria prevention, care & treatment, and maternal, neonatal and child health care gaps and opportunities. Established relationships with government agencies, key health personnel, and health partners.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Title: Finance Officer
Location:
Abuja
Responsibilities

  • The Financial Officer will provide technical assistance for the day-to-day financial management of the implementation of an anticipated UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • Under the direct supervision of the Finance Manager, the Financial Officer -is primarily responsible for the financial management of the TIPTOP project.
  • Review, reconcile and monitor all accounts, including major operating accounts of operations, and petty cash transactions involving cash advances.
  • The successful candidate will ensure appropriate guarantees of local funds, and ensure compliance of expenditures with financial and accounting procedures of UNITAID, JHU and Jhpiego, review financial documents such as vouchers, invoices, delivery notes, purchase orders and other documents to ensure the completeness, accuracy and validity of financial data in the system
  • Responsibilities include the local financial management of the project and strict adherence to UNITAID accounting policies and procedures.
  • With the support of the Finance Manager, s/he will ensure that the core initiatives and project activities are monitored for the key financial file.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Required Qualifications

  • First degree in Finance, Accounting, Commerce or equivalent experience.
  • 5-6 years of financial or cost management experience in support of international development program operations.
  • Experience in managing financial functions, for international non-profit organizations exceeding $10 million annually with multi-office, multi-national environment.
  • Experience working with public and/or private donors.
  • Knowledge of the principles of international donor cost principles, GAAP accounting rules, and grant/contract management, including contract grants.
  • Working knowledge of financial software applications, databases and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to speak and write fluently English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Job Title: Program Assistant
Location:
Ebonyi
Responsibilities

  • The Program Assistant will manage day-to-day office operations for an upcoming UNITAID project to expand access to preventive chemotherapy for pregnant women in Nigeria.
  • This project aims to scale up an innovative, community-based approach to expand coverage of intermittent preventive treatment in pregnancy (lPTp), with quality assured sulphadoxine pyrimethamine (SP), for pregnant women.
  • The successful candidate will organize schedules and provide key logistical support for project team members’ travel to project sites. S/he will facilitate distribution of project materials to project sites.

Additional Information
All staff members of Jhpiego, regardless of the level of their responsibilities are expected to:

  • Model the mission and values stated above
  • Participate in the business development processes
  • Contribute to the knowledge sharing and transfer process
  • Make responsible decisions that result in time and cost containment and clear accountability
  • Participate in multiple teams, adopt team spirit, take responsibility for action items assigned nd provide feedback as needed
  • Multitask, be able to manage competing priorities and be able to prioritize in order to meet program and/or organizational objectives

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelors’ Degree in International Public Health, Business Administration or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience in coordinating international donor financed projects.
  • Familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures.
  • Ability to interact skilfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts such as networks of senior level international health professionals, donors, universities and other partners.
  • Familiarity with Nigeria government regulations including immigration, importation, and customs.
  • Experience and understanding of malaria prevention, care and treatment.
  • 2-3 years’ of relevant experience in administrative support of international health projects.
  • Ability to track expenses keep accurate financial records and work within donor budgets.
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents.
  • Strong decision making and results oriented approach.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple projects/tasks, short deadlines,
  • Excellent facilitation, oral and written communications skills in English.
  • Ability to travel nationally.

Remuneration
Jhpiego offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive employee benefits package.

Note

  • Applicants that do not adhere to the stated format of application will be disqualified. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for interview. Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • This position is contingent upon award from UNITAID. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit an application letter and a CV as on single word document to: [email protected] The title/subject of the email and application should be the position applied for.

Application Deadline: 28th March, 2017.

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