Vacancies at Health Partners International (HPI)

Health Partners International (HPI), anticipates the release of a programme in Nigeria which will aim to improve the planning, financing and delivery of sustainable and replicable pro-poor services for malaria in 6 supported Nigerian states and at the federal level.

The project will produce the following outputs: strengthened government stewardship at national level and in supported states, increased and sustainable availability of antimalarial commodities, such as insecticide treated bed nets, malaria testing kits and malaria drugs, more efficient and equitable malaria prevention and treatment services, better engaged citizens and institutions in the country’s malaria response through awareness and social behaviour change, and an evidence based learning environment.

Job Title:  Monitoring & Evaluation Officer
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017
Requirement

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in M&E reporting and analysis and participation in public health programmes in Nigeria, particularly in Malaria programmes

Job Title: Health Information Specialist
Requirement

  • 10+ years’ experience providing technical support in the development of health statistics, information systems and databases

Job Title: Demand Side/ Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) Specialist (National)
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Requirement

  • 5+ years’ experience managing National and/or State level health communication/BCC

Job Title: Public Financial Management Specialist
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Experience

  • (10+ years of relevant professional experience related to Public Financial Management)

Job Title: HSS/Governance Expert (State)
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Requirement

  • 5+ years of related experience in health governance and health system strengthening

Job Title:  Programme Manager (Pending Donor Approval)
Contract: Full Time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)
Description of Role

  • HPI is looking to recruit a dynamic, seasoned professional to manage the project in Nigeria. In this highly strategic role, the Programme Manager will provide leadership, direction and strategy for the project and will be responsible for delivery of all project outputs.
  • S/he will be responsible for leading the project team through planning, implementing and managing the delivery of activities, reports, knowledge products and other results approved in the project documentation or annual work plans.
  • The Programme Manager will lead the programmes overarching focus on strengthening governance and the health system as a whole, rather than a disease centred focus to Malaria.
  • This will include supporting all team members to lead on strategies to improve accountability, responsiveness and transparency, promote equity, reduce exclusion and encourage social cohesion and support civil society to hold governments to account for their delivery of the right to health.
  • S/he will work in coordination with other consortium members, Ministries of Health (Federal, State, Local Government level) and other development partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage the project team (technical specialists, state teams, support staff, international consultants), ensure timely implementation, results – orientation and take accountability for project results
  • Lead the development of annual programme/project delivery targets and guide the team to achieve the targets;
  • Set direction for the team including roles and responsibilities, accountability and reporting, ensuring that the work of the team is conducted in accordance with donor guidelines, ensuring quality outputs are delivered on time;
  • Monitor progress against agreed results framework and performance indicators and take action/decisions and/or provide timely support to project staff;
  • Ensure project meets expectations with respect to quality, budget, delivery timelines, and strategy;
  • Manage project budgets and ensure timely and accurate reporting;
  • Undertake and supervise financial and administrative tasks;
  • Ensure good coordination and working relationships with other consortium partners
  • Guide the project staff to perform project oversight, quality assurance, monitoring, reporting, field missions, audits, evaluations, formulations and project support services providing day-to-day guidance by enhancing team work within the project and with other implementing partners;
  • Provide overarching strategic technical direction on governance and health system strengthening including implement strategies to improve accountability, responsiveness and transparency, promote equity, reduce exclusion and encourage social cohesion and support civil society to hold governments to account for their delivery of the right to health.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 15+ years managing international development programmes in the health sector, including Malaria programming
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and skills and experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Team player, committed to building capacity of other team members.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience using health database systems
  • 10+ years’ experience improving health sector governance and strengthening health systems
  • Postgraduate degree in public health, international development or relevant field.,
  • A good understanding of the Nigerian health system.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in West Africa, in particular Nigeria

Job Title:  Procurement and Supply Chain Specialist
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Experience

  • (10+ years’ experience in procurement and supply chain management functions in donor funded projects or international NGOs)

Job Title: Finance Manager (Pending Donor Approval)
Contract: Full Time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)
Description of Role

  • The Finance Manager will be responsible for setting up and overseeing all project financial management arrangements, regulations and procedures ensuring the highest level of accountability.
  • As part of this they will be expected to participate in the development of the project’s internal procedures.
  • They will manage all financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, expenditure, controls and analysis to ensure that all payments are consistent with funding decisions taken by donors and government.
  • In order to achieve a high level of accountability they will conduct financial and management systems assessments of fund recipients, where appropriate, and arrange for / undertake audits and spot checks during contract implementation.

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Managing the financial and administrative activities of the programme
  • Overseeing the National Programme Accountants and all in-country finance staff.
  • Developing and reviewing financial and administrative policies and procedures for effective management of the programme
  • Liaise with the PM on financial components of operational plans and progress.
  • Oversee the maintenance of all financial books and records including those related to various bank accounts and ensure that they are frequently reconciled.
  • Ensure that all financial reports prepared by the sub-ordinate staff are properly checked.
  • Prepare periodic financial reports as management might require from time to time.
  • Prepare programme monthly financial reports and ensure that they are sent to the UK Office on timely basis.
  • Ensure that all applicable taxes and other relevant payments are made in a timely manner to all government agencies.
  • Ensuring compliance therewith by all the staff and providing effective leadership and training to the finance staff
  • Coordinate processes for budget preparation within the programme and monitor strict compliance with the budgetary provisions.
  • Assist in providing regular expenditure forecast for programme funding purposes.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience overseeing finance & accounting aspects of international aid programmes.
  • A qualified accountant with postgraduate degree in accounting, finance or related field.
  • Experience managing financial planning, forecasting, budgeting, expenditure, controls and analysis within donor funded projects.
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in Africa, in particular Nigeria
  • Experience in implementing and managing financial control mechanisms
  • Experience managing finance teams
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in West Africa, in particular Nigeria
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and skills and experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience using health database systems

Job Title: Private/Commercial Sector Specialist
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Experience

  • Private/Commercial Sector Specialist (10+ years of relevant work experience in private sector mobilisation for health).

Job Title: Malaria Specialist (Pending Donor Approval)
Contract: Part time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)
Description of Role

  • The Malaria Specialist will provide overall technical leadership to support quality malaria interventions, especially in diagnosis, case management and prevention of malaria in general.
  • Areas of focus include acute severe malaria, seasonal malaria chemoprophylaxis and ICCM. Skills also needed in lab diagnosis and QA.
  • S/he must develop training plans to ensure training and skills transfer to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministries of Health (Federal, State, Local Government level)and other development partners.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides overall technical leadership on the planning, design implementation, monitoring and reporting of malaria prevention and case management activities
  • Support the formulation of evidence-based national health policies, strategies and systems for public sector service delivery, and coordinate the development of the technical aspects of project implementation.
  • Work collaboratively with senior staff, and donor stakeholders to develop and periodically refine program strategies as needed.
  • Develop and maintain systems for assuring quality of all interventions including prevention, diagnosis, malaria in pregnancy and severe malaria among others;
  • Coordinate the development of all technical aspects of program implementation and ensure appropriate consultations with stakeholders at all levels, especially with donor contractors collaborating on this project in the areas of BCC and procurement.
  • Support program activities focused on the private sector, malaria surveillance, monitoring and evaluation, and operations research, in conjunction with the M&E and Private/Commercial Sector Specialist, the NMEP and other partners.

Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience in providing overall technical leadership to support malaria prevention and control, with experience in malaria epidemiology and control in Africa especially Nigeria, and at international level;
  • Medical degree – MD or MPH/PhD, postgraduate degree qualification in international health or related discipline.
  • Proven technical skills in malaria case management, integrated community case management and prevention at international level;
  • Experience and understanding of working with Ministries of Health in policy and strategy formulation at national and sub-national level;
  • Experience in training health workers, preferably in both public and private sectors (formal and informal);
  • Prior experience with donor-funded projects
  • History of productive involvement with governmental health systems, processes and service delivery models in developing countries
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in West Africa, in particular Nigeria
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and skills and experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience using health database systems.

Job Title:  Operations Manager
Contract: Full/Part time (expected duration of programme: 5 years with anticipated start date mid 2017)
Experience

  • 10+ years’ experience managing operations in donor funded projects, ideally in the health sector.

 
Job Title: Evidence Specialist (Pending Donor Approval)
Contract:
Full Time (expected duration of programme, 5 years with anticipated start date early 2017)
Description of Role

  • The Use of Evidence Specialist will oversee the operations research and monitoring and evaluation component of the project.
  • Working closely with the management team, s/he will support the use of generated evidence for decision making and strengthen systems for the measurement of results.
  • S/he develop monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems that include appropriate indicators, baseline data, targets, and a plan to evaluate performance and produce timely accurate and complete reports.
  • S/he must develop training plans to ensure training and skills transfer to the National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP), and collaborate with and build capacity of the Ministries of Health (Federal, State, Local Government level) and other development partners.

Roles/Responsibilities

  • Contribute to and lead the design, development, planning, and implementation of a longitudinal study to test the programmes theory of change. This includes development and dissemination of tools, materials, reports, papers, and intervention linked research;
  • Develop training strategies and tools for the transfer of operational research and use of evidence skills to the NMEP and other stakeholders.
  • Develop and implement an M&E framework
  • Develop training strategies and tools for the transfer of M&E skills to the NMEP and other stakeholders in design, development and implementation as well as other specific technical components;
  • Analyse data sets and technical assessment findings; and develop M&E work plans;
  • Work closely with the project team and National Malaria Elimination Program (NMEP) to ensure compatibility, consistency and coordination of the M&E project framework with the Nigeria Malaria Elimination Strategy and Nigeria Malaria Operational Plans among others; national and donor requirements;
  • Strengthen capacity to undertake secondary and metanalysis of data to triangulate data..
  • Undertake periodic reviews of program and/or country M&E systems, and participate in planning M&E system strengthening actions. Provide guidance on information systems for quality assurance, as well as best practices documentation and reporting.
  • Explore/suggest the use of appropriate/innovative methodologies and technologies for information management in the project

Qualifications and Experience

  • 10+ years working experience in overseeing and developing project operations research and M&E strategies.
  • Postgraduate degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics or other related field
  • Demonstrated expertise in building research and M&E capacity.
  • Demonstrated expertise in rigorous quantitative and qualitative research and analytical methods;
  • Demonstrated hands-on practical experience setting up and managing MEL systems for health programs – experience with malaria MEL systems desired;
  • Excellent report writing, analytical and communication skills, including oral presentation skills;
  • Extensive experience in knowledge management and dissemination of research findings for international donors desirable;
  • Experience with use of mobile technologies for data collection and reporting a plus;
  • Experience of managing teams
  • Prior experience working on donor-funded projects
  • Previous experience working and delivering results in West Africa, in particular Nigeria
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills in English.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and skills and experience working in collaboration with multiple stakeholders
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and experience using health database systems.

How to Apply
Applicants should send your cover letter and tailored CV (no more than 2 pages), highlighting salary expectations in GBP, to: [email protected] using the post you are applying for in the subject line of the email.

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