Biostatistics in Public Health

 

M&E Officer Catholic Relief Services (CRS)

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is an International non-governmental organization supporting relief and development work in over 99 countries around the world. CRS programs assist person on the basis of need, regardless of creed, ethnicity or nationality works through local church and non-church partners to implement its programs, therefore, strengthening and building the capacity of these partner organizations is fundamental to programs in every country in which CRS operates. CRS re-established presence in Nigeria m 2000 and currently focuses on agriculture, HIV and health extractives and governance, and peace building programming.

M&E Officer

Job Ref Code: MER171019

Location: Abuja

Department: Programs

Reports To: Program Manager, Vitamin A supplementation Project.

Band: 7

Project Background

CRS has received funding from Micronutrient Initiative (MI), an international not for profit NGO with its headquarter in Ottawa, Canada and a country office in Abuja Nigeria. MI supports and promotes food fortification and micronutrient supplementation program in developing countries including Nigeria. MI program focus in Nigeria include promotion of vitamin A supplementation, salt iodization, iron and folic acid supplementation for pregnant women and use of Zinc and low-osmolarity ORS in the management of childhood diarrhea.

Since 1997, MI provided more than 75% of the vitamin A required for supplementation programs in developing countries–more than 8 billion capsules and oral doses of vitamin A. MI in collaboration with CCPN have developed a robust VAS SBCC strategy to improve VAS using the MNCH Week as the delivery platform.

In addition, although recent monitoring reports suggest that health personnel have been trained to provide MNCH-Week in most of the 14 MI priority states, it is difficult to ascertain content of training. Moreover, training is not standardized across states and local government areas and may not be provided in accordance with the MNCHWs guidelines. CRS in collaboration with MI will supported the production and distribution of job-aids for VAS as well as the planning, delivery, monitoring and reporting of VAS during the November 2017 MNCH Weeks in Gombe and Plateau states. In 2018 and 2019, they provided technical support to Gombe and Plateau State to implement the MNCH week.

Objective

The Vitamin A Supplement project has three (3) specific objectives. These include:

Support the state and LGA teams in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe States to effectively plan and implement the two rounds of optimized MNCHW from 2019 to 2022.

Support the state and LGA teams in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe States to effective implementation of the optimized MNCHW microplans in the 3 states from 2019 to 2022.

Support the state to provide high quality and effective monitoring and supportive supervision during the two rounds of optimized MNCH week from 2019 to 2022

Job Summary

The primary responsibility of the M&E Officer is to monitor and coordinate the planning, implementation and review of the MNCH Week activities in Bauchi, Delta and Gombe states from November 2019 – March 2023.

Job Responsibilities

Monitoring and Evaluation:

 

Extract indicators from Performance Framework to support project implementation plan

Develop an M&E plan for monitoring

Support the activities of the Program Manager to ensure quality and timeliness of data collection and reporting.

Provide technical oversight and guidance to strengthen state-level M&E systems

Ensure proper orientation and quality supervision to CRS state-based VAS consultants and independent monitors and M&E focal persons in the State Primary Health Care Development Agencies (SPHCDAs).

Refine the electronic platform for data capturing and advise on solutions for continuous improvement.

Support the implementation of the MNCH Week at the state levels.

Report writing and data dissemination:

Write-up data findings and initial draft report

Share findings with CRS project team

Support final report development in collaboration with Program Manager.

Development of lessons learned, best practices and case studies

Key Working Relationships

HoU, Program Manager, Technical Advisor, Monitoring and Evaluation Officer, State Primary Health Care Development Agency, Heads of Programming Units, Grants and Compliance Manager and other MQ staff, partner staff

Qualifications and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a field related to Public Health, International Development, or Social Sciences. Master’s degree holders will be preferred.

Minimum of 4 years’ experience in monitoring and evaluating health programs in a Northern and Southern states of the country.

Minimum 1-year experience working State Governments or NGOs on MNCH week M &E Component.

Experience with National Dashboard for data reporting and the use of RapidSMS is desirable

Prior experience in a project management is desirable.

Knowledge of national health management information systems, strategies and tools in Nigeria; familiarity with DHIS2.0 platform is required

Demonstrated experience with collection/analysis of epidemiological data

Understanding of principles and current approaches to M&E for health programming, including knowledge of both quantitative and qualitative methods

Experience with participatory and community-based M&E systems

Previous experience with development of e-platforms for data capturing and reporting

Proficiency in database development/management, and skills in analyzing, interpreting and communicating data and information to various stakeholders

Experience using ICT4D for data collection preferred

Significant experience in conducting quantitative and qualitative assessments and surveys

Experience with facilitation and capacity strengthening

Ability to transfer knowledge through formal and informal training Proven leadership and inter-personal skills and ability to build and motivate diverse and talented teams. Public relations skills and ability to work well both within a team and independently.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure and to prioritize competing demands.

Strategic, analytical and decision-making skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook Proficiency in database development/management and statistical software (SPSS, EPI-Info).

Professional proficiency in English oral and written communication skills; strong demonstrated writing skills required (reports, evaluations).

Willingness and ability to travel in-country (sometimes on short notice) up to 50% of time.

Work Arrangement:

 

The Officer will be based in Abuja but will require frequent travel to project states.

Method of Application

 

Interested and qualified candidates should download the “CRS Application Form” using the link below, fill and send with a detailed Resume as one document (in a PDF Format) indicating position being applied for and the Job Ref Code as the subject of the application to: ng.recruitment_health@crs.org

 

“CRS is an equal – opportunity employer, does not discriminate based on race, color, religion and we are committed to gender sensitive programming and management’. etc.

Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply”

By applying to this job, I understand and acknowledge that CRS requires its staff to treat all people with dignity and respect and to actively prevent harassment, abuse, exploitation, and human trafficking. Further, I understand that if I am a successful candidate, I will be subject to a comprehensive background check, and my personal/professional references will be asked to evaluate my behaviors related to the above safeguarding-related topics.

‘’CRS’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation’’.

 

Health Cluster Coordinator at World Health Organization (WHO)

World Health Organization (WHO) is the directing and coordinating authority for health within the United Nations system. It is responsible for providing leadership on global health matters, shaping the health research agenda, setting norms and standards, articulating evidence-based policy options, providing technical support to countries and monitoring and assessing health trends.

The Job : Health Cluster Coordinator

 

Job Status: Full Time Job,Graduate/Exp

 

Remuneration: Attractive,

 

Location: Nigeria

 

Job Profile

 

Job ID: 1904870

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Grade: P5

Contractual Arrangement: Temporary appointment under Staff Rule 420.4

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Organization: AF_NGA Nigeria

Schedule: Full-time

 

Objectives of the Programme

 

The objectives of WHO’ s OHE Programme are: to help Member States build their capacity to manage health emergency risks and, to lead and coordinate the international health response to contain outbreaks and to provide effective relief and recovery to minimize the impact on the health of affected populations as well as the impact on the health system

WHO’s Health Emergencies Programme directs all of the Organization’s work in health emergency risk management, with an all-hazards approach comprising risk reduction, preparedness, readiness, response and early recovery activities

 

Description of Duties

Needs Assessment and Gap Analysis:

 

Manage, coordinate and be the overall lead within the Health Cluster or at Inter-Cluster level for rapid health needs assessments, as well as participatory assessments (Multi Cluster/Sector Initial Rapid Assessments and Humanitarian Needs Overviews, post-event risk assessment Post Disaster/Post Conflict Needs Assessment); be familiar with and ready to choose from existing tools to confirm that the Health Cluster covers all identified humanitarian health needs of the affected population,

Collect information from all health partners on Who’s Where, since and until When, doing What (4Ws), and regularly feed the database managed by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA)

Provide consolidated feedback to all partners and the other clusters.

 

Strategic Planning:

 

Lead the development, in cooperation with the Health Cluster Members, of the health sector components of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) as well as contingency planning for potential new events and other interagency planning, ensure proper linkages with the incident management system, disaster risk reduction, relief and recovery to complement national health sector preparedness/response plans.

Ensure full compliance with national and international Norms and Standards, oversee that Cross-Cutting issues are mainstreamed in the Health Cluster Response and implementation plans, taking into account the need for local adaptation.

 

Coordination of the Health Cluster:

 

Facilitate health partner coordination and involvement in health and other related sector assessments (e.g. nutrition, WASH), planning, information, interventions, monitoring and quality assurance, and regularly report on health services delivered to the affected population.

Identify urgent technical gaps and training needs in relation to technical standards and protocols for the delivery of key health services to ensure their adoption and uniform application by all Health Cluster partners; identify opportunities for capacity building in collaboration with partners.

Ensure appropriate links among humanitarian actions and longer-term health sector plans, incorporating the concept of ‘building back better’ and specific risk reduction measures.

Convene and facilitate consultative and results-oriented meetings in line with the principles of partnership. Organize and conduct joint support missions to field operations

Oversee the development of a functional Information Management strategy and mechanism for the Health Cluster to facilitate information sharing as well as monitoring and reporting; ensure that the Health Cluster produces and disseminates to partners, donors, government and other stakeholders regular updates, technical reports, bulletins and briefings on the health status of the affected people, response activities, resources mobilization, achievements, challenges and the remedial actions when necessary.

Support national (health system) capacity building in emergency preparedness and response in accordance with the IASC Emergency Response Preparedness (ERP) Approach and other related guidance.

 

Required Qualifications

Education:

 

Essential: An Advanced University Degree (Master’s level or above) in Public Health, Medicine or International Health or related field.

Desirable: Specialized training in emergency management, international aid, humanitarian principles, health system recovery, and health cluster coordination.

 

Experience:

 

Essential: At least 10 years of relevant experience -at national and international level, in developing and promoting collaborative partnerships in emergency and humanitarian relief operations, including experience in managing and coordinating health programs in chronic and acute, sudden-onset emergencies..

Desirable: Relevant work experience in WHO, other UN agencies, relevant non-governmental or humanitarian organizations.

 

Skills:

 

Demonstrated knowledge of the rapid response operations and their implementation in emergencies as related to public health, complemented by demonstrated ability to identify and manage difficult situations, to lead and direct multidisciplinary and multinational staff.

In-depth knowledge of emergency relief policies and practices within the UN, other UN Specialized Agencies, donor agencies, national and international NGOs.

Sound knowledge and experience about disaster prevention and preparedness programs and the incident management system.Excellent negotiation skills and ability to convene stakeholders and facilitate a policy process among UN, NGOs, national health authorities and donors.

 

WHO Competencies

 

Building and promoting partnerships across the organization and beyond

Teamwork

Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences

Creating an empowering and motivating environment

Communication

 

Use of Language Skills:

 

Essential: Expert knowledge of English.

Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.

 

Remuneration

 

WHO salaries for staff in the Professional category are calculated in US dollars

The remuneration for the above position comprises an annual base salary starting at USD 87,108 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable), a variable post adjustment, which reflects the cost of living in a particular duty station, and currently amounts to USD 2519 per month for the duty station indicated above

Other benefits include 30 days of annual leave, allowances for dependent family members, home leave, and an education grant for dependent children.

 

UNICEF is recruiting for Health Consultant (Newborn)

United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfil their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

 

Job Title:Health Consultant (Newborn)

 

Job Number: 527162

Location: Nigeria

Work Type: Consultancy

 

Background

The Newborn Situational Analysis reports of the past 10 years have led to the introduction of the Nigerian Every Newborn Action Plan nationally and the domestication of this document to an implementable State Every Newborn Action Plan. The vision, which is to end preventable stillbirths and newborn deaths by accelerating the progress and scale up of evidence based high impact and cost-effective interventions, guided by the principles of Leadership, Integration Accountability, Equity, Human rights innovation and research. 2019 has seen some major shifts and achievements in the health sector in Nigeria, namely, launch of the National Strategic Health Development Plan II 2018-2022 NSHDP , the Basic Health Care Provision Fund BHCPF and the Minimum Service Package and the Action Framework for accelerating reduction of preventable maternal, newborn and child deaths in Nigeria.

 

There is focus on having an operational plan for the NiENAP across the states and UNICEF is working with select States towards moving forward with developing The SENAP State Every Newborn Action Plan . We see implementable actions at the primary Health Care and Community levels linked with every child alive campaign.

 

We see an opportunity and an urgent need towards further strengthening the foundation set by the ongoing work in the States on using data for action and results. Capacities have been built towards developing and using score cards across RMNCAH+N indicators and tracking progress at State/LGA/Health facility levels quarterly. All these with priority focus on the new born will be geared towards improved service delivery for the newborn.

 

We propose to work with the Federal Ministry of Health, the NPHCDA, and the respective State counterparts including all partners and stakeholders towards developing an annual operational plan/action framework, as well as, investment plans across these states. These will guide implementation of Every New Born Action Plan, understanding bottlenecks, and other components like infrastructure, HR, supplies etc.

 

Specific Project Objective to which the consultant is related:

  • The health system at all levels have strengthened capacities and improve utilization of essential high-impact maternal, newborn, child and adolescent health interventions.
  • The purpose of this consultancy is to work with states to develop operational plans for the NiENAP as well as Newborn investment plans across the States. UNICEF is working with select States towards moving forward with developing the SENAP State Every Newborn Action Plan . We see implementable actions at the primary Health Care and Community levels linked with every child alive campaign.
  • We see an opportunity and an urgent need towards further strengthening the foundation set by the ongoing work in the States on using data for action and results in addition to giving technical expertise to the SEMCHICs through the NEMCHIC. Capacities have been built towards developing and using score cards across RMNCAH+N indicators and tracking progress at State/LGA/Health facility levels quarterly. All these with priority focus on the new born will be geared towards improved service delivery for the newborn.

 

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Related Duties/Tasks

Rapid Assessment, Data Analysis and Mapping:

  • Desk-review research, literature review, Analysis, Requirements gathering calls and virtual meetings.

 

Newborn Health Policy, Programming, and Service Delivery With Innovative and Proven Approaches:

  • Technical assistance on newborn health and management of the three major killers of newborns – intrapartum related complication, newborn infections and preterm births in supported States.
  • Support States to implement PSBI in selected LGAs
  • Support States to implement Kangaroo Mother care in selected LGAs
  • Support states in the scale up of CHX for cord care
  • Support states in the implementation of their annual workplan as concerns newborn health
  • Support States in the implementation of quality of care in selected States.
  • Support states to develop investment plans for the SENAP

 

Provide technical support to NEMCHIC and SEMCHIC:

  • Guide the emergency approach to addressing newborn issues and fast-tracking CBNC and ENCC

 

Primary health care and Newborn:

  • Integration of newborn health interventions into the 1 PHC/ward in selected States
  • Creation of functional newborn resuscitation corners in PHC
  • Creation of KMC corners in PHC.

 

Capacity building for HCWs on CBNC and ENCC.:

  • Using existing tools, facilitate capacity building.
  • Develop a draft framework for implementation of ENCC at the facility level and CBNC at the community level.

 

Develop framework to address gaps and implement newborn service delivery through CBNC.:

  • Finalize draft framework for ENCC and CBNC implementation including investment plan.
  • Extraction of existing operational plan for newborn/develop AOP if non-existent.

 

Implementation and Result Tracking on Newborn:

  • Tracking of Global, National and State indicators.
  • Field test of AOP.

 

Strengthening of Partnership and Networking:

  • Strengthen on-going partnership with professional associations and academic institutions NISOMN, PAN, SOGON…etc. and create new ones on newborn issues.

 

Documentation and Reporting:

  • Prepare and submit quarterly reports.
  • Document best practices and lessons learnt
  • Contribute to the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals.

 

Requirements

To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…

  • An Advanced University Degree in Public Health/Nutrition, Paediatrics, Family Health, Health Research, Global/International Health, Health Policy and/or Management, Environmental Health Sciences, Biostatistics, Socio-Medical, Health Education, Epidemiology or other health related Sciences is required.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in public health/nutrition planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and neonatal health care, health emergency/humanitarian preparedness, at the national and/or international level some of which preferably in a developing country is required. Relevant experience in health/nutrition program/project development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset
  • Knowledge of use of LiST and or other analysis tools
  • Knowledge of DHIS 2.0 platform for health data collection and collation.
  • Ability to make timely and quality judgments and decisions and very good training skills.
  • Computer skills, including internet navigation and various office applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment and establish harmonious and effective working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Willingness to travel to remote LGAs and communities

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

 

Programme Manager Plan International

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian non-profit organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls. We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood, and enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We believe in the power and potential of every child, but know this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination.

Location: Maiduguri, Borno

Role Purpose

  • The purpose of this role is to coordinate the Education activities in (Askira-Uba, Jere, Konduga, Maiduguri) Borno State and (Damaturu, Gujba) Yobe state respectively.

 

Dimension of Role

  • Communicates within Plan International Nigeria and with partners and related government institutions.
  • The post holder will coordinate the EiE project focusing on learning outcome of pupils by implementing education activities and also document lessons learnt, support assessments and monitoring and evaluation of the Education in Emergencies components of Plan International’s emergency response.
  • He/she is responsible for assessment, response analysis, design, capacity building. The post holder will also contribute towards the capacity building of Plan Internationals implementing partners.

 

Key Roles/Responsibilities

  • Ensures proper stewardship of Plan Nigeria resources, and adherence to government and donor policies and regulations.
  • Work closely with the humanitarian team(EiE) for leverage to develop portfolio for education in programs.
  • Develop high quality proposals
  • Perform any other project related duties as specified by the Supervisor
  • Participates fully in strategic planning, annual planning and budgeting and other program planning processes, and ensures that implementing partners are involved where appropriate.
  • Provides leadership and management for all direct reports and ensure the establishment of and functioning of a strong, effective and coordinated team.
  • Coordinates the management of ongoing relationships with existing partners and where relevant, leverage those relationships to greater collective impact.
  • Regularly communicates to the Education Unit on organizational priorities and key decisions.
  • Represents Plan International Nigeria with external stakeholders, by attending meetings, making presentations, and providing advice where necessary.
  • Ensures that team members and all other colleagues uphold Plan shared values in all aspects of their work, perform their duties and functions in a collaborative, effective and supportive team environment.
  • Coordinates with all other units as may be required for the support necessary to advance the work for education development.
  • Identifies best practices and incorporates new ideas for building the education program.
  • Ensures the integration of partners’ voice into program planning and the development of innovative projects.
  • Network with donors and national offices for funding opportunities for Plan International Education development programs in Plan international areas of work.
  • Ensure provision of timely and quality reports as per the requirement of the donor.
  • Ensure sufficient and efficient management of projects’ budgets.
  • Provide leadership and technical support including trainings to both Plan International and partner staff as well as the government.

 

Technical Expertise, Skills and Knowledge

 

Essential:

  • University degree or equivalent in Education, Social Science, Social Work, Psychology, or related fields having a Master’s degree related field is an added advantage
  • Minimum of 8 years relevant working experience Education in Emergencies
  • Experience working in emergency settings
  • Good knowledge and understanding of DO NO HARM principles and established international child protection standards (especially UNCRC)
  • Experience with participatory approaches to education, emergency preparedness, crisis/emergency relief management, or other related area.
  • Experience working with IDPs, refugees and other vulnerable populations (ideal)
  • Previous experience directly providing services to children at risk and victims of abuse, exploitation and violence

 

Desirable:

  • Strong ability to work independently, organize work, meet deadlines, maintain composure, prioritize work under pressure, coordinate multiple tasks and maintain attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills, creativity and flexibility
  • Works well in and promotes teamwork, comfortable in a multi-cultural environment, flexible and able to handle pressure well.
  • Ability to read and write in both English and Hausa languages appropriately

 

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Creates strong sense of purpose and commitment within own part of operations and with stakeholders
  • Holds self and others to account to deliver on agreed goals and standards of behaviour
  • Demonstrates a high degree of professionalism/integrity
  • Provides good and adequate administrative and logistical support to enable programmes to meet meets it’s agreed financial and program outcomes.
  • Actively seeks for support in addressing difficulties in execution of duties.
  • Strategic thinking and effective contribution to own work and Organizational development.
  • Sound judgement and decision-making in complex situations
  • Strong emotional intelligence including self-awareness.
  • Leads by example to motivate high performance of others
  • Very strong commitment to continuous learning

 

Society for Family Health (SFH) Demand Creation Manager

Society for Family Health (SFH) is a South African affiliate of Population Services International (PSI), an international NGO network operational in over 70 countries. SFH in South Africa concentrates on issues of HIV/ AIDS. As part of their HIV/AIDS control efforts, SFH is using social marketing to motivate behaviour change with respect to consistent condom use, HIV testing and other safer behaviours.

 

Department : Medical Programs- VMMC

Employment status : Fixed Term Contract

 

Duties And Responsibilities

 

Demand Creation planning and Implementation

 

Develops work-plans for demand creation at the regional level

Supports Provincial Managers to ensure that all planned activities are implemented within set timelines

Regularly participates in strategic and implementation planning meetings as required.

Assists in compiling, writing and generating regional level reports for all demand creation activities conducted in the region

 

Demand Creation Processes Standards and Administration

 

Supports in the development and reviewing of key messages and delivery tools for demand creation

Participates in developing or revising IEC/promo materials (such as flipcharts, fliers, information booklets and referrals).

Support the Marketing team (SBCC Manager) to develop standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for key demand creation activities.

Participates in the development and review of Training Manuals and schedules

Works with regional team to ensure adherence to SOPs

Identifies training needs with the Provincial managers and develops training plan.

Leads periodic training for both IPC agents and IPC supervisors.

Provides technical oversight and assists the PFM on the development and process of mobilizers contracts and payments

Develops the quantification and distribution of IEC/Promo material requirement on an annual and quarterly basis

 

Demand Creation Monitoring & Evaluation

 

Participates in the periodic review and development of M&E tools for demand creation.

Train/ Orient Supervisors on field assessment and supervision tools for IPC supervisor

Utilizes field assessment tools to measure the quality of IPC sessions and supervision.

Monitor the use of tools for demand creation reporting and ensure adherence to set standards

Monitor demand creation activities and analyses DHIS2 reports to track performance and provide inputs into the improvements for respective region

Conduct monthly on-the job field supervision and coaching visit to check effectiveness of IPC strategy and tools, communication skill of IPC agents, supervision and feedback structure and skill of IPC supervisors.

Initiate monthly deliverables review meetings at regional level to improve supervision and monitoring of the demand creation teams.

Work in close coordination with Provincial Lead for planning, implementing and monitoring of demand generation activities.

Conduct monthly data quality checks for all IPC data at district level

 

Qualifications

Degree in Health, Social Sciences, Communications, Marketing

Valid driver’s license

2 years’ experience in VMMC services and PEPFAR programs

3 years’ work experience in project management

Advanced training in Health communications an added advantage

 

How To Apply

Please send your full application. All application submissions will be reviewed and considered, only the most qualified candidates will be short listed and contacted for interviews. SFH is an equal opportunity employer

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