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Job Title: Health Officer (Logistics)

 

Work Type: Temporary Appointment

Major Responsibilities

The Health Officer will carry out the following activities related to the child survival and wellbeing program within the overarching health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Support the implementation of the primary health care supply systems strengthening policy working closely with the different departments in the Government and the health and supply teams internally.
  • Support central level and central to State and below supply logistics for the entire health section programme including supply monitoring of all commodities associated with the health and HIV portfolio linked with the Government’s primary health care supply system strategy
  • Work with the programme and supply section to ensure timely procurement of essential life- saving health supplies and services and track their shipment in country including last mile reach and use with a focus on the humanitarian supplies
  • Prepare, disseminate and regularly on a weekly basis update procurement and supply distribution plan for the section and maintain a database of the supplies and commodities delivered for the section and monitoring the supply pipeline including alerts for action
  • Support the needs assessment, review, quantification and procurement and documentation of use of Nigeria Kit 2017, IEHK 2011 and other urgently needed essential medicines for Emergency Response operations and outbreak responses including with campaigns
  • Follow-up on state to LGA, to ward, to health facility to community distribution of supplies by making regular monitoring visits and creating a feedback mechanism to share lessons learnt and best practices across States
  • Work with the program and Government to quantify commodities and supplies for prepositioning to mitigate OBR of Cholera, Lassa fever, CSM, Yellow Fever etc.
  • Share weekly update of the analysis of the Inventory and dispatches dashboard to reflect the commodities delivered in-country either directly to partners or PPO in UNICEF WHs.
  • Provide technical support and participate in all meetings with Government, including NAFDAC, FMOH, NPHCDA etc.
  • Any other support related to the supply systems strengthening as needed in the program.

 

Requirements

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

  • First Degree in Health, Supply and Logistics Management, Pharmacy
  • At least 1 year professional experience in supply/logistics and institutional contracts management at the national and state levels including experience in procurement and supply management systems
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station and various states an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • 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 regions of the country
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

View our competency framework at

 

Job Title: Health Officer (Logistics)

 

Work Type: Temporary Appointment

 

Major Responsibilities

The Health Officer will carry out the following activities related to the child survival and wellbeing program within the overarching health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Support the implementation of the primary health care supply systems strengthening policy working closely with the different departments in the Government and the health and supply teams internally.
  • Support central level and central to State and below supply logistics for the entire health section programme including supply monitoring of all commodities associated with the health and HIV portfolio linked with the Government’s primary health care supply system strategy
  • Work with the programme and supply section to ensure timely procurement of essential life- saving health supplies and services and track their shipment in country including last mile reach and use with a focus on the humanitarian supplies
  • Prepare, disseminate and regularly on a weekly basis update procurement and supply distribution plan for the section and maintain a database of the supplies and commodities delivered for the section and monitoring the supply pipeline including alerts for action
  • Support the needs assessment, review, quantification and procurement and documentation of use of Nigeria Kit 2017, IEHK 2011 and other urgently needed essential medicines for Emergency Response operations and outbreak responses including with campaigns
  • Follow-up on state to LGA, to ward, to health facility to community distribution of supplies by making regular monitoring visits and creating a feedback mechanism to share lessons learnt and best practices across States
  • Work with the program and Government to quantify commodities and supplies for prepositioning to mitigate OBR of Cholera, Lassa fever, CSM, Yellow Fever etc.
  • Share weekly update of the analysis of the Inventory and dispatches dashboard to reflect the commodities delivered in-country either directly to partners or PPO in UNICEF WHs.
  • Provide technical support and participate in all meetings with Government, including NAFDAC, FMOH, NPHCDA etc.
  • Any other support related to the supply systems strengthening as needed in the program.

 

Requirements

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

  • First Degree in Health, Supply and Logistics Management, Pharmacy
  • At least 1 year professional experience in supply/logistics and institutional contracts management at the national and state levels including experience in procurement and supply management systems
  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of local working language of the duty station and various states an asset.
  • Knowledge of the latest developments and technology in related fields.
  • 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 regions of the country
  • Initiative, passion and commitment to UNICEF’s mission and professional values.

 

For every Child, you demonstrate…

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

View our competency framework at

 

Job Title:Health Specialist (Health Systems Strengthening, Emergency and Outbreaks), NOC

 

Job Number: 526034

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Work Type : Temporary Appointment

 

How can you make a difference?

  • Under the guidance of the Chief of Health and HIV, provide technical support towards systems strengthening in the outbreaks and humanitarian and emergency context linking with development programming. The strengthening of the service delivery platform across facility and community levels towards building resilience and preparedness of the systems response to outbreaks and in challenging and emergency settings.

 

Key Functions, Accountabilities and Duties/Tasks

The Specialist will carry out the following activities related to the child survival and well being program within the overarching health systems strengthening component of the health and HIV portfolio in Nigeria:

  • Work closely with the FMOH, NCDC, NPHCDA and partners at federal and State levels towards supporting a systems approach for quality service delivery in challenging situations including emergency and outbreak responses
  • Provide technical support to NCDC in building resilient and responsive health systems working closely with surveillance programs and communication teams and ensuring an effective coordinated response
  • Provide technical support towards improving health systems for quality delivery of PHC programs with a focus on emergency, humanitarian settings and outbreak responses including leveraging on lessons learnt and best practices
  • Serve as the technical lead in working with NCDC across areas focusing on preparedness, coordination and generating evidence towards building stronger service delivery platforms
  • Provide technical support and lead the internal inputs on data from emergency, humanitarian challenges across various States and the outbreak responses and build synergy with the development programming and the PHC revitalization strategy
  • Support the field towards building a body of evidence including trends analysis for understanding outbreaks and emerging challenging situations and crisis and its impact on the health sector and the communities.
  • Participate in technical meetings, coordination platforms at federal and sub national levels on the outbreaks and emergency and humanitarian programs
  • Support conceptualization, development, implementation and monitoring of outbreak responses working closely with different sections internally and partners and stakeholders.
  • Provide technical expertise and maintain a database towards resource mobilization for for accelerating results for women and children in challenging situations like outbreaks, humanitarian and emergency settings
  • Ensure linkages within the health and HIV portfolio with development programming and the outbreak responses and emergency and humanitarian programming
  • Lead and provide support towards documenting the work and response including lessons learnt and best practice using an evidence based participatory approach
  • Support development of policy and program briefs including working closely with academia and professional organizations and partners
  • Other activities and support towards health systems strengthening activities as needed

 

Requirements

Education:

  • A University Degree in Public Health, Medicine, Epidemiology or Public Health related areas.

 

Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 to 7 years of professional experience in public health programs, planning and management and/or in relevant areas of maternal and child health.
  • Experience with outbreak responses and humanitarian settings will be an added advantage
  • Relevant experience in health development and management in any UN system agency or organization is an asset.

 

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language or a local language is an asset

 

For every Child, you demonstrate:

  • UNICEF’s core values of Commitment, Diversity and Integrity and core competencies in Communication, Working with People and Drive for Results.

 

The competencies required for this post are:

  • View our competency framework at: http://www.unicef.org/about/employ/files/UNICEF_Competencies.pdf

 

 

 

Association for Reproductive and Family Health

Association for Reproductive and Family Health ARFH is one of the leading Nigerian Non-Governmental Organizations implementing programs for improving Sexual and Reproductive Health, Care and Treatment of HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis TB and Malaria etc. We offer professionals opportunities for career advancement, good working environment and competitive remuneration. ARFH is one of the Sub-Recipients of the FHI360 implementing the Global Fund Optimizing HIV Investment for Impact Grant.

 

Job Title:Finance Associate

 

Locations: South-South & South-West, North-Central & South-East

Type of Appointment: Full Time

Duration: Sixteen 16 months

 

Details

  • The Finance Associate shall, under the direct supervision of the Senior Finance Officer, conduct the following activities.

 

Specific Responsibilities

  • Collect and collate all fund requests from states
  • Process approvals for payment requests
  • Raise Payment Vouchers
  • File payment vouchers after ensuring all necessary documents
  • First line review of state program retirements
  • Track administrative expenses of state offices
  • Ensure all state offices adhere to retirement guidelines
  • Conduct supportive supervision to states
  • Review the financial document collected and cross checking to ensure arithmetical accuracy
  • Prompt payment of statutory deductions and filling of such document
  • Any other duties as assigned

 

Personality Profile

The candidate is expected to demonstrate strong personality skill in the following:

  • Ability to pay attention to details
  • Integrity and honesty
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skill
  • Ability to communicate in written and oral English
  • Ability to work with minimal level of supervision

 

Qualifications

  • Applicant must have a minimum of University Degree in Accounting, Economics or other Social Science courses or Higher National Diploma Certificate in Accounting & other Social Science courses.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ work related experience in similar organisation.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills, pro-activeness in managing risks, self-motivated and resilient in stress management, strong attention to details, excellent writing and communications skills in English language are required.
  • Successful candidates must have extensive knowledge of Nigeria public health sectors with strong analytical and problem solving/team work skills. Computer literacy with demonstrated use of word processing, database and presentation software Word, Excel, Power Point . Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

 

Job Title:Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

 

Specific Jobs/Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and oversight on monitoring and evaluation of the DMPA-SC project
  • Ensure that the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities are in line with the project’s implementation plan and meets he donor and project’s M&E needs.
  • Provide technical support to state officers in ensuring that programmatic data/indicators are accurately captured, and reported according to set guidelines
  • Represent and make appropriate presentations to stakeholders at various for a on program achievements and deliverables and other M&E activities
  • Support the development and design of the M&E framework, tools and project M&E plans, guidelines and ensure efficient data management processes
  • Provide continuous technical lead to project team on data management and regularly analyze state data, highlight importance programmatic gaps and coordinate with program management and others in addressing these gaps
  • Conduct routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessments DQAs using standard checklists
  • Ensure regular maintenance of database/information system, project’s training database and programmatic progress updates that documents achievements on a regular basis
  • Support monitoring activities to project sites, collation/analysis of monitoring reports for program feedback and decision making
  • Conduct operational research activities, participate in project assessments, evaluations, and design teams as applicable
  • Facilitate the preparation/production of project reports, journal publications, proposal writing and assessment reports, human success stories and quarterly fact sheets
  • Provide technical support to the project, FMOH, SMOH and other Government of Nigeria entities in the conduct of surveys for Family Planning programs, including development of survey instruments, survey implementation, data analysis and report writing under guidance of the M&E Coordinator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a University degree in any of the following related field: Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics, Demography and Public Health.
  • A master’s degree in public health will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning or related fields and programs in developing countries
  • Working experience with Global Fund, USAID and Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation or any other donor-funded programs is desirable.
  • Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

 

Remuneration Package: Very attractive

 

Job Title:Monitoring and Evaluation Officer (RASuDiN PROJECT)

 

Specific Jobs/Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support and oversight on monitoring and evaluation of the DMPA-SC project
  • Ensure that the implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities are in line with the project’s implementation plan and meets he donor and project’s M&E needs.
  • Provide technical support to state officers in ensuring that programmatic data/indicators are accurately captured, and reported according to set guidelines
  • Represent and make appropriate presentations to stakeholders at various for a on program achievements and deliverables and other M&E activities
  • Support the development and design of the M&E framework, tools and project M&E plans, guidelines and ensure efficient data management processes
  • Provide continuous technical lead to project team on data management and regularly analyze state data, highlight importance programmatic gaps and coordinate with program management and others in addressing these gaps
  • Conduct routine monitoring and supportive supervisory visits to project sites, including the conduct of data verification and validation and data quality assessments DQAs using standard checklists
  • Ensure regular maintenance of database/information system, project’s training database and programmatic progress updates that documents achievements on a regular basis
  • Support monitoring activities to project sites, collation/analysis of monitoring reports for program feedback and decision making
  • Conduct operational research activities, participate in project assessments, evaluations, and design teams as applicable
  • Facilitate the preparation/production of project reports, journal publications, proposal writing and assessment reports, human success stories and quarterly fact sheets
  • Provide technical support to the project, FMOH, SMOH and other Government of Nigeria entities in the conduct of surveys for Family Planning programs, including development of survey instruments, survey implementation, data analysis and report writing under guidance of the M&E Coordinator.

 

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must have a University degree in any of the following related field: Medicine, Pharmacy, Statistics, Demography and Public Health.
  • A master’s degree in public health will be an added advantage.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in Monitoring and Evaluation in HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria, Family Planning or related fields and programs in developing countries
  • Working experience with Global Fund, USAID and Bill and Melinda Gate Foundation or any other donor-funded programs is desirable.
  • Applicant’s experience must reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above

 

Remuneration Package: Very attractive

 

Management Sciences For Health

 

Management Sciences For Health – MSH is recruiting for Consultant II: To Facilitate and Coordinate the Compilation and Production of the EDL The Management Sciences for Health MSH , a global health nonprofit organization, uses proven approaches developed over 40 years to help leaders, health managers, and communities in developing nations build stronger health systems for greater health impact. We work to save lives by closing the gap between knowledge and action in public health.

 

Job Title:Consultant II: To Facilitate and Coordinate the Compilation and Production of the EDL

 

Grade: Consultant

Group/Office: PDG Program Delivery Group

Dept/Unit: PDGGEN – Program Delivery Group

Project/Program: A607 – Nigeria Global Fund RSSH

Reports to: Director, Laboratory

 

Malaria Consortium

Malaria Consortium is one of the world’s leading non-profit organisations specialising in the comprehensive prevention, control and treatment of malaria and other communicable diseases among vulnerable and under privileged populations. We increasingly find our work on malaria can be effectively integrated with other similar public health interventions for greater impact and therefore expanded our remit to include child health and neglected tropical disease interventions.

 

Job Title:Senior Health Systems Strengthening Advisor

 

Grade: 11

Role type: National

Travel involved: Up to 40%

Department: Technical Length of contract: Five years

Reporting to: Line manager: Team Leader, SUNMAP2

Direct reports: Supply Chain expert, Budgeting and financial management expert

 

Country and Project Background

  • Malaria is highly endemic in Nigeria and it remains one of the leading causes of childhood and maternal morbidity and mortality in the country. Nigeria is deeply committed to making progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and it recognizes the fact that, without firm efforts to control malaria, achievement of the targets related to child mortality, maternal mortality, and reducing the burden of communicable disease will not be possible. Malaria therefore constitutes a significant development challenge for Nigeria.
  • Interventions for reducing malaria burden in the country are documented in the national malaria strategic plan with Government taking the lead in its implementation with the support of all the RBM partners.
  • The DFID funded and Malaria Consortium led malaria programme, SUNMAP, provided technical assistance and other support to the Nigeria National Malaria Elimination Programme NMEP covering the period 2008 to 2016.
  • The anticipated follow on project, SUNMAP2 has been designed to strengthen the management and technical capacity of NMEP, State Malaria Elimination Programme SMEP and their stakeholders to drive the implementation of the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and achieve its ambitious targets.
  • This will include short term technical assistance and technical assistance embedded in NMEP in key areas of programme management, evidence generation and use, and capacity building across all project outputs and ultimately reducing Nigeria’s malaria burden and strengthening the Government of Nigeria’s health systems capacity to ensure long term programme and impact sustainability.

 

Job Purpose

  • The Health Systems Strengthening Expert will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health systems to improve the quality of service delivery in both the public and private health sectors using malaria as the entry point into the health system at Federal and State levels.
  • He/she will lead the design and oversight of interventions which use the WHO Health Systems framework and Malaria Consortium’s approach to health systems strengthening to facilitate changes required to embed and institutionalise SUNMAP2 into the Nigeria Health system at Federal, State and LGA levels.
  • The position holder will work closely with the project team and Short Term Technical Assistance STTA to implement evidence-based approaches to achieve the projects outcomes.
  • The position holder will serve as a resource for up-to-date technical information on how malaria can be used to strengthen health systems including providing technical support to NMEP, SMEP and other key stakeholders.
  • He/She will supervise a team of two experts and support them to implement work plans in a coherent and harmonised manner.

 

Scope of Work:

  • The position holder will lead the development, working with the project team and STTA, of SUNMAP2’s strategy on health systems strengthening using malaria as an entry point into the health system at Federal, State and LGA levels.
  • He/She will be the focal point for the DFID health systems programme to ensure coordination and harmonisation.
  • He/She will harness and coordinate expert inputs from STTA into strategy development, oversight and implementation. He/she will support project team members to adapt the strategy into all streams of work and build capacity of project teams and implementing partners to deliver the projects health systems strengthening strategy.
  • He/She will provide and coordinate HSS technical assistance to the National and State Ministries of Health, including their Malaria Elimination Programmes. This will require them to identify gaps which can be addressed through technical assistance.
  • He/She will support NMEP in its efforts in harmonisation, partner coordination and donor alignment.
  • He/she will also look to engage with broader health issues such as the sustainable goals for development.
  • The position holder will lead the projects efforts towards the institutionalisation of specific malaria control interventions such as seasonal malaria chemoprevention and integrated community case management.
  • He/She will represent the programme on relevant technical working groups, such as the Capacity Building working group under the Programme Management subcommittee.

 

Key Working Relationships:

  • The Senior Health Systems Strengthening Expert will mobilise and coordinate with a broad range of stakeholders to embed the project within the Nigeria health system at Federal and State levels.
  • They will work closely with the National Malaria Elimination Programme, State Malaria Elimination Programmes in the six SUNMAP2 supported states, public and private sector actors in the malaria control landscape and SUNMAP2’s STTA providers.
  • Along with the Team Leader/Project Director he/she will liaise periodically with DFID Nigeria.
  • He/She will be a member of the Senior Management Team SMT of the project.

 

Key Accountabilities Percentage level of effort

Strategic contributions 10% :

  • Lead the development of project strategy papers on health systems strengthening in which malaria is an entry point into the health system. This should include financing for sustainable programme impact and alignment with the sustainable goals for development.
  • Contribute to the development and improvements in the projects value-for-money approach, in particular related to effectiveness and impact optimisation.
  • Contribute to the development of a framework for technical quality improvement for the project
  • Provide strategic technical support to the National Malaria Elimination Programme NMEP , including support in the coordination of partners, harmonisation of tools and approaches, and donor alignment.

 

Technical leadership and Oversight 40% :

  • Provide technical support to the project’s technical team in relation to WHO’s Health Systems Framework, the National Malaria Strategic Plan, 2014 to 2020 and SUNMPA2’s health systems strengthening strategy.
  • Oversee the institutionalisation of malaria interventions implementation into the health system at Federal and State levels, from intervention design to quality assurance of implementation
  • Oversee data-driven adaptation of SUNMPA2’s HSS strategy to achieve project output and outcome targets. This will require working closely with other teams within the project and collaboration with partners and other organisations.
  • Periodically carry out sustainability capacity assessments, working with the Senior MEAL Expert in this regard.
  • Provide technical support to Ministry of Health in areas such as Planning and Programme management. This includes sustainability of interventions such as SMC and iCCM.
  • Work with the Team Leader and the Senior Malaria Expert to embed malaria control activities into the broader health systems to improve programme and impact sustainability.
  • Remain abreast of relevant technical developments in HSS and share them with the project team and with NMEP and SMEP.
  • Facilitate the use of data and experiential learning to inform quality improvement of project implementation and technical assistance
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decisionmakers at national and state levels to make better use of data, include data from SUNMAP2
  • Line manage two technical experts, and in so doing provide them with inspiring technical leadership

 

Learning, Sharing and Positioning 25% :

  • Work with the Senior MEAL Expert to spearhead the use of a learning agenda approach including accountability within the project and amongst key stakeholders such as NMEP and SMEP.
  • Help to operationalise the learning agenda approach, results measurement and documentation
  • Develop guidance documents on how malaria interventions should be embedded within the health systems and monitored using the project results measurement framework. This may require checklists, SOPs or guidance instructions.
  • Work with the Senior MEAL Expert to lead the documentation of experiences and lessons learnt from the project including production of learning briefs, learning papers and general documentation e.g. narrative reports, infographics
  • Disseminate lessons learned to national and global audiences through conference presentations, peer-reviewed publications, and technical reports

 

Technical quality and continuous improvement 10% :

  • Facilitate the regular use of project and other information for technical quality improvement
  • Facilitate the development and embedding of standards of annual operational planning and budgeting into NMEP and SMEP.

 

Capacity building and institutional strengthening 10% :

  • Lead in building project capacity in health systems strengthening approaches through writing of capacity building tools and work guidance documents.
  • Organise periodic technical strategy meetings to update the project team on new developments and current trends in using malaria as an entry point into health systems strengthening in Nigeria, in the region and globally.
  • Work closely with long term technical assistance LTTA to NMEP to strengthen its institutional capacity for programme management, and health systems strengthening.
  • Lead capacity building efforts to strengthen both individual and institutional technical capacities within the National Malaria Elimination Programme, and State Malaria Elimination Programme SMEP and LGA levels working with State Malaria Service Delivery Experts.

 

External Representation 5% :

  • Participate in national or regional technical working groups as relevant
  • Make presentations at national, regional or global conferences showcasing the HSS approaches we are using in the project, including how programme and impact sustainability are achieved.

 

Person Specification

 

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • Postgraduate degree in Public Health or Development related fields, with a focus on health systems strengthening approaches
  • At least 8 years working in technical role with an excellent understanding of health systems
  • Significant experience in intervention design and implementation of large-scale health projects
  • Familiarity with the challenges and opportunities of strengthening health systems in Sub Saharan Africa SSA
  • Experience with value-for-money measurements
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian health system, including government planning and budgeting processes at Federal and State levels.

 

Desirable:

  • Significant knowledge in communicable diseases control
  • Experience of supporting development of learning processes and structures, ideally in an NGO context
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery

 

Work-based skills:

Essential:

  • Excellent skills in public health, and in particular related to malaria Strong analytical ability
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills
  • Management of high performing teams, including ability to delegate efficiently and technically support teams
  • Mentoring and coaching skills with respect to junior staff
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health Officials at all levels of the health system
  • Ability to work in a multicultural team
  • Results-oriented attitude to work
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work independently with little support
  • Practical organisational skills with the ability to manage a fluctuating workload, prioritise and reprioritise when necessary and meet tight deadlines
  • Able to travel to SUNMAP2 supported states for up to one week at a time to oversee implementation activities
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving mind-set
  • Positive work attitude; a team player

 

Desirable:

  • Excellent project management and planning skills
  • Demonstrable publication writing skills include peer reviewed publications
  • Advocacy skills

 

Core Competencies

Delivering results:

LEVEL D – Inspires wider teams to achieve outstanding results and to manage risks:

  • Proactively improves effectiveness and performance of other senior staff to increase ability to meet objectives, acquiring new skills when appropriate
  • Encourages mitigating risks amongst the teams/ groups they work with/ manage
  • Ensures the quality of all internal/ external work of own and others

 

Analysis and use of information:

LEVEL D – Analyses the external environment confidently:

  • Generates a range of policy options and appraises them based on the internal and external evidence
  • Develops ways of applying new knowledge and ensures lesson†learning with self and wider team
  • Analyses the significance of external events and situations for Malaria Consortium

 

Interpersonal and communications:

LEVEL C – Adapts communications effectively:

  • Tailors communication content, style and medium to diverse audiences
  • Communicates equally effectively at all organisational levels
  • Understands other’s underlying needs, concerns and motivations and communicates effectively in sensitive situations
  • Resolves intra-team and inter-team conflicts effectively

 

Collaboration and partnering:

LEVEL C – Builds strong networks internally and participates actively in external networks and think tanks:

  • Builds strong networks internally
  • Participates actively in external networks and/or think tanks.
  • Engages with relevant experts to gather and evaluate evidence
  • Shares and implements good practice with internal and external peers

 

Leading and motivating people:

LEVEL C – Effectively leads and motivates others or direct reports:

  • Gives regular, timely and appropriate feedback
  • Acknowledges good performance and deals with issues concerning poor performance
  • Carries out staff assessment and development activities conscientiously and effectively
  • Develop the skills and competence of others through the development and application of skills
  • Coaches and supports team members when they have difficulties

 

Flexibility/ adaptability:

LEVEL C – Supports others to cope with pressure:

  • Responds positively to change, embracing and using new practices or values to accomplish goals and solve problems and supports others to do the same
  • Adapts team approach, goals, and methods to achieve solutions and results in dynamic situations
  • Sets realistic deadlines and goals for self or team

 

Living the values:

  • LEVEL D – Acts as a role model in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values:
  • Champions and takes ownership of corporate decisions, values and standards and ensures team members implement them in a positive manner
  • Acts as role model internally and externally in promoting Malaria Consortium’s values
  • Is accountable for ensuring that cultural awareness is demonstrated across the area s they manage

 

Strategic planning and thinking and sector awareness:

  • LEVEL C – Keeps up to date with the internal and external environment:
  • Takes into account economic, political and other business factors when drawing up medium and long-term plans, covering both public and private sectors
  • Looks beyond the immediate operations to prospects for new business
  • Engages with appropriate internal and external sources to establish major influences on future plans

 

Salary

Competitive

 

Overview

  • The overarching aim of the GF Resilient & Sustainable Systems for Health [RSSH] project is to improve the health and well-being of the Nigerian people by identifying and addressing systemic issues affecting the optimal delivery of health services in Nigeria. The resulting high-level interventions have been designed to follow the Global Fund’s framework for [RSSH] that is built on the essential building blocks of WHO for a well-functioning health system, including community systems strengthening CSS as another critical component to be addressed in support of RSSH.
  • The RSSH grant is designed to strengthen the Nigerian health system across the HIV, TB, and Malaria program areas. In doing so it’ll have interventions targeted at the HMIS, PSM & Lab system strengthening areas. There’s also the additional dimension of the innovative State approach to be piloted in the three states of Oyo, Kaduna & Imo. The state approach covers elements like public financial management, support for health insurance and health sector coordination among others. Laboratory system strengthening aims to improve laboratory operations for optimal patient care, treatment, disease surveillance and response, biosafety and policy development.
  • In vitro diagnostics IVD are essential for advancing universal health coverage, addressing health emergencies and promoting healthier populations – the three strategic priorities of WHO General Programme of Work 2019 – 2023. WHO has an essential list of in-vitro diagnostics EDL 2018 and 2019 which it recommends for use in countries. Countries are expected to decide which IVDs to select and where to use them, depending on the country’s epidemiology, human resources and infrastructure.
  • This activity is to hire a national consultant who will in collaboration with an international consultant provided by WHO work to develop a national EDL for Nigeria. The Nigerian national EDL will be aligned with the National Medical Laboratory Policy and the Nigerian Medical Laboratory Strategic Plan both of which are in the process of being reviewed.

 

Objective

The key objective for this short-term consultancy is:

  • To develop an Essential In-vitro Diagnostics List EDL for use in Nigeria.

 

Specific Terms of Reference

  • Undertake a thorough review of the WHO’s 2018 and 2019 EDL
  • Undertake a thorough review of Nigerian demographics and burden of disease, treatment facilities; access to reagents and basic infrastructure; training and experience of available personnel; local and unmet testing gaps; supply chain and transport links; facility quality assurance coverage and capacity; local availability of treatments; financial resources; information technology capabilities; local disease elimination priorities; and environmental factors
  • Use the information to adapt the WHO’s EDL to suit the national need.
  • Produce an EDL list for the different levels of health care delivery systems in Nigeria – primary, secondary and tertiary.
  • Produce comprehensive report of the consultancy.
  • Expected completion Period: Consultancy will span the period August – October 2019
  • Estimated level of effort: 10 working days in total.

 

Deliverables

  • Prepare detailed report of all consultations with pictorial evidences where necessary .
  • Provide comprehensive report on stakeholders’ engagement, recommendations and presentations with pictorial evidences .
  • Prepare a detailed design/scope and strategy employed in the development of the national EDL
  • Report of the development of the national EDL.
  • Final Draft copy of the Nigerian National Essential In-Vitro Diagnostic List.

 

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Medical Laboratory Professional with a minimum of Master’s degree in the life sciences.
  • Advanced degree Masters Level in Public Health will be an advantage.

 

Essential Experience required:

  • 8 – 10 years’ experience working in public health and global health at the national and regional level.
  • Must be familiar with Nigerian healthcare delivery systems and structures especially as it relates to laboratory services
  • Demonstrable Experience in developing selection criteria, procurement and management of diagnostics.
  • Verifiable evidence of performance in similar jobs: EDL development

 

 

Medecins Sans Frontieres

Medecins Sans Frontieres is a private, international organisation. The organisation is made up mainly of doctors and health sector workers and is also open to all other professions which might help in achieving its aims. Médecins Sans Frontières provides assistance to populations in distress, to victims of natural or man-made disasters and to victims of armed conflict. They do so irrespective of race, religion, creed or political convictions.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Experience and skills requirements:Mental Health Supervisor

Location:   Abakaliki, Ebonyi

 

Contract Period: Indefinite

 

Main Duties and Responsibilities

Participate in the planning, supervision and coordination of mental health / psycho-social related services in the Ebonyi Lassa Fever programme in accordance with MSF standards in order to provide the most appropriate mental health support for patients.

Coordinates activities of counseling services with other relevant actors and liaises with the local counterparts (like MoH, WHO, and the Federal Teaching Hospital of Abakaliki FETHA) on mental health matters, including referral services.

Supervise the daily mental health activities and patient support according to MSF protocols and standards in order to provide the most appropriate psych-social for patients affected by the Lassa Virus, and their families.

When needed, give psychological support to patients according to MSF protocols to improve mental health conditions of patients and enhance their functionality.

Compile the data and statistics linked with MH activities and report to the MH activity manager; as well as the epidemiological team as required.

In collaboration with the MH Activity Manager, assist in planning and facilitating internal (within MSF) and external trainings / workshops.

MSF Section/Context Specific Accountabilities

Be available to conduct outreach to community locations within Ebonyi State

Flexibility to respond to emergent cases on weekends, if the MH Activity Manager is not available.

Commit to co-management of patients in the multi-disciplinary treatment team in the Primary Health setting (FETHA).

 

Employment Type: Full-time

 

Work hours: 40 hours per week

 

Action Health Incorporated (AHI)

Action Health Incorporated (AHI) is a non-profit organization committed to creating opportunities for young people’s successful transition to productive adulthood. Since its establishment in 1989, AHI has served as an advocate and catalyst for creating better life options for young people in Nigeria. By working in partnership with local and international donors, AHI has helped to bring young people issues into the public domain and gotten state governments and the Federal government to take a stand in support thereof.

 

Job Title: Humanitarian Programme Coordinator

Location: Borno

Job Type: Full Time

 

Job Description/Responsibilities

The Humanitarian Program Coordinator performs a vital role with responsibility for the overall coordination and quality assurance of the AHI Humanitarian Project implementation in the North East.

 

Responsibilities include:

 

Planning, coordinating, monitoring and evaluating the implementation of the project

Ensuring timely and quality delivery of services as per approved project’s proposal

Provision of technical leadership to Project Team, Health Workers

Strengthening Monitoring and Evaluation Systems including targeted data collection

Liaising with Donors & Interagency coordination groups on Sexual Reproductive Health, Adolescent SRH, and Gender Based Violence and maintain a close working relationship with the health Sector Coordinator.

Preparation of activity/programme reports (weekly, monthly, quarterly)

Supporting training and supervision of all activities in the field locations.

 

Requirements

Background in Health, Social Sciences or Behavioral Science.

Experience in the Public Sector

Work experience in a humanitarian setting / with displacement affected populations or significant experience as a social worker

Contextual Knowledge of SRH/ASRH/GBV/RMNCH and Transformative gender programming.

Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team setting with minimal supervision

Excellent planning and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Proficiency in English and Hausa Language

Females are encouraged to apply

 

Application Closing Date

18th September, 2019

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