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  May 2022. Senior MEL Advisor, LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101852
Location:  Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Program Delivery

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Opportunity

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being.
  • Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria at the Federal level and in three states (Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara) to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The project will also support HIV/AIDS and TB financing in Lagos State. The activity has five objectives to accomplish in collaboration with Nigerian counterparts:
    • Increase financial risk protection
    • Improve population health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes for HIV/AIDS and TB services
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services

Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Senior MEL Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead the design, development, and implementation of the project MEL plan, indicators, and learning agenda, including developing relevant indicators for the LHSS Nigeria team and measurable milestones within the team’s sustainability plan. Update the MEL plan as needed throughout the project’s implementation.
  • Develop and establish monitoring and evaluation tasks, tools, and reporting processes, support assessments and all data collection and data management-related activities, oversee the progress of the learning agenda, and ensure data quality assurance. 
  • Work with MEL stakeholders in Nigeria and the LHSS Home Office MEL team to create LHSS’s results framework for Nigeria that establishes a causal pathway from activities and outputs to intermediate results, and ultimately to the program’s desired outcomes and impact.
  • Manage a rigorous approach to MEL to measure performance toward specific goals and objectives, including quantitative, qualitative, and participatory methodologies.
  • Design data collection tools, schedules, and analysis methods in line with global project’s work plan management and monitoring system.
  • Ensure data accuracy for reporting indicators across the LHSS Nigeria Activity, and timely reporting on indicators against expected project results.
  • Lead efforts to strengthening a culture of learning at project-level and with local stakeholders, including during trainings and other facilitated stakeholder engagements. 
  • Coordinate quarterly strategy reviews as well as drafting core components of program progress reports to USAID.
  • Drive the project’s overall learning agenda to derive lessons learned and best practices from project activities and contribute to quarterly program reporting.
  • Support the interpretation of MEL findings for project planning, decision-making, course-correction, and communication of implementation successes and challenges.
  • Collaborate with the LHSS Home Office MEL team to ensure alignment with project-wide MEL processes and reporting requirements.
  • Provide technical guidance, training, and mentorship to LHSS Nigeria project staff on MEL.
  • Ensure timely and accurate reporting on MEL indicators, and successful implementation of MEL systems at all levels of the project.
  • Within the LHSS project, the Senior MEL Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will be supported by LHSS home office-based technical expertise.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Advanced Degree in Statistics, Social Science, Development Economics or a related field and experience in data management and analysis for M&E, learning, and adaptive management.
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing MEL systems on complex donor-funded development projects. Experience implementing MEL activities on health system strengthening projects is desirable. USAID program experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated expertise in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and experience conducting statistical analysis.
  • Experience leading and managing research projects that adhere to rigorous methodological and ethical standards.
  • Skills in qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, synthesis and data visualization (knowledge and proficiency in any visualization software is a plus), and establishing adaptable and nimble MEL systems. Demonstrated ability to lead baseline data collection and analyses
  • Knowledge of and experience with M&E frameworks, and reporting systems.
  • Expertise in adaptive management, organizational learning/development, systems mapping, development of Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA)-related tools, CLA thought-leadership, and providing inputs on how CLA may lead to improved development outcomes
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, and other MS Office software; data analysis software such as SPSS, R, or Stata.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and independently. Strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills required. Ability to communicate program data and results to a variety of stakeholders, including program management staff, donors, and researchers. 
  • Proficient English writing/speaking skills required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Twelve years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Ten years of relevant experience, or PhD+ Eight years of relevant experience

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022 (07:00 AM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

 Operations Officer – LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101848
Location:  Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Business Operations

Opportunity

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being.
  • Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria to support targeted states to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery. The activity tentatively has five main objectives:
    • Financial risk protection
    • Increased health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services.

Key Responsibilities
The Operations Officer will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the Finance and Administration Director with day to day project logistics, procurement, travel, and administrative operations.
  • Establishes systems for weekly inventory of basic supplies (i.e printer paper, ink, cleaning supplies, etc.).
  • Maintains a central filing system for required documents and forms.
  • Schedules office cleanings and routine maintenance, as needed.
  • Coordinates the organization of local meetings under the supervision of the Operation Director and the home office. Negotiates hotels, transportation, and meal arrangements.
  • Assists in drafting RFQs, PRs, and POs as well as contributes to bid analysis under guidance of Finance & Administration Director.
  • Supports property inventory control and recording of procurements.
  • Assists in physical inventory review and maintains tracker of property for annual report to USAID.
  • Supports HR Recruitment and maintaining personnel files.
  • Maintain vendor contract log and collect and file contract documents.
  • Coordinate, plan and arrange local and/or international travel and hotel arrangements for travelers originating from within Timor Leste (e.g. local activity staff travelling overseas, staff visiting municipalities, etc.)
  • Maintaining the organization’s support services such as transportation, security, telephones and office and equipment maintenance services
  • Other clerical tasks as required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree; Accounting, Business Management or other relevant field preferred.
  • 2 years professional office management, operations, and finance experience, preferably on USAID funded programs.
  • Experience with Quickbooks is preferable.
  • Excellent management, organizational and computer skills.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma + Four years of relevant experience, or Associates Degree + Two years of relevant experience.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022 (07:00 AM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

 State Coordinator – LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101849
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Program Delivery

Opportunity

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria at the Federal level and in three states (Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara) to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The activity has the following objectives to accomplish in collaboration with Nigerian counterparts:
    • Increase financial risk protection
    • Improve population health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities

Key Roles and Responsibilitie
The State Coordinator will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Responsible for directly engaging state-level and national-level authorities to support with inception and early implementation through rapid diagnostics and preparation for intervention
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of interventions in respective states in project focus areas including health financing, organizational capacity development and primary health care management
  • Establish and manage mechanisms to convene state agencies to enable learning exchange and knowledge co-productions
  • Contribute to MEL activities, including learning, collecting data, and reporting on indicators, in collaboration with the MEL team
  • Regularly report intervention status to the chief of party and senior technical leads to revise implementation plans as necessary to ensure best possible completion of interventions
  • Within the LHSS project, the State Coordinators will report to the chief of party and will be supported by LHSS Abuja and US office-based technical expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Public Health, Management, Medicine, Health Administration, or other relevant field. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in strengthening health systems, including social health protection schemes and domestic resource mobilization.
  • Familiar with Government of Nigeria health sector budgeting, planning, health financing, timelines, and stakeholders
  • Proven track record of working effectively with government counterparts at various levels in Nigeria is highly preferred.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, state and national offices and officials, and other development partners
  • A proven, successful record of achieving results. The State Coordinators will be required to sustain the key roles and responsibilities largely independently and requires the initiative to ensure work is progressing.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and independently. Strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills required.
  • Proficient English writing/speaking skills required.

Remuneration
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Grants Officer – LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101846
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Business Operations

Opportunity

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria to support targeted states to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The activity tentatively has five main objectives:
    • Financial risk protection
    • Increased health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate closely with Home Office Grants Manager to draft Grant Strategy during project inception and start up.
  • Contribute to the design of Request for Applications (RFAs), and the Grants Program Statement (GPS), that meet all program objectives and requirements.
  • Manage the grants competition process: announcing the competition, holding the solicitation/orientation workshops, answering the questions posed in the workshops and sharing them with prospective applicants through the USAID Local Health System Sustainability Grants email, receiving applications, and preparing the packages to be reviewed by the Grant Evaluation Committee (GEC).
  • Work with the COP and F&A Director to convene the grants evaluation committee, document the GEC comments and shortlist summary, draft rejection emails and inform the shortlisted of the next steps, and prepare the competition summary and selection document.
  • Work with the short-listed grantees, to address comments and concerns raised by the Grant Evaluation Committee to finalize their proposals.
  • Liaise with short-listed grantees to finalize budgets and budget narratives, ensuring that all costs are reasonable and necessary; obtain documentation to support budgeted costs for payroll, rent, utilities and other shared or unique costs.
  • Conduct the pre-assessment tool with short-listed grantees, analyze the results and determine what supporting documentation is required to address any concerns.
  • Prepare grant package including, the grant agreement, cost analysis, grantees security check documents, etc.
  • Work with the F&A Director, COP, and Technical Leads to process the grants and subcontracts in unification with the Abt Associates, Nigeria and headquarters contracts team.
  • Manage the grant agreement awarding notifications and signing process. 
  • Manage the orientation & kick off workshops/meetings. Prepare the information provided to the grantees during these meetings to insure that is accurate and up-to-date and lead the orientation workshop for the grantees.
  • Conduct field visits to the assigned grantees and participate and attend key events and activities.
  • Provide guidance and monitoring for the F&A Director, ensuring clarity over grants plans and priorities and encouraging effective team work.
  • Contribute to developing best practices and tools for grants execution and management.
  • Develops and delivers team plans, documentation, trainings, presentations and budget proposals to management and staff.
  • Contribute to identifying and resolving project issues and implementing improvement plans to ensure project stays on schedule and within budget.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports to contribute to the Management and integration team progress reports.
  • Any other tasks requested by the Finance and Administration Director, COP, or Home Office Grants Manager.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous field experience on USAID-funded projects in Nigeria. Experience managing USAID grants and/or proven expertise in USAID Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) highly desirable.
  • Strong relationship management skills. Must be able to manage relationships with internal and external program stakeholders and partners.
  • Good computer skills, including excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, particularly Excel.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail, ability to follow procedures, meet deadlines and work independently and cooperatively with team members.
  • Ability and track record of working as part of a busy team and working effectively under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and spoken English required.

Remuneration
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Health Finance Advisor, LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101850
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Program Delivery

Job Description
Opportunity:

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria Activity will support the Government of Nigeria at the Federal level and in three states (Nasarawa, Plateau and Zamfara) to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The project will also support HIV/AIDS and TB financing in Lagos State. The Activity has five objectives to accomplish in collaboration with Nigerian counterparts:
    • Increase financial risk protection
    • Improve population health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes for HIV/AIDS and TB services
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services

Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Senior Health Financing Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Implement Activity’s health financing interventions in Nigeria, which includes strengthening the government’s capacity to regularly produce and use health financing data for decision-making, and improving resource optimization and health financing at the national and sub-national levels
  • Convene and manage stakeholder working groups and steering committees, and facilitate coordination and workshops between and within government ministries
  • Carry out health financing analysis and ensure the Activity’s health financing engagement activities are conducted in coordination with ongoing donor and government of Nigeria activities
  • Support the Activity to establish and cultivate relationships with key stakeholders within the Government of Nigeria and collaborate closely with them throughout the project
  • Contribute to implementation of activities in a way that is harmonized with the project’s objectives to ensure complementary and efficient implementation
  • Coordinate with home office Senior Technical Advisors and consultants to ensure high quality deliverables, events, and outputs
  • Support and coordinate with project staff and partners to implement cross-cutting activities
  • Attend relevant meetings, technical working groups, conferences, etc. as necessary to share knowledge generated through the Activity’s interventions and to represent the project.
  • Within the LHSS project, the Senior Health Financing Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will be supported by LHSS home office-based technical expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • The Senior Health Financing Advisor is expected to have the strategic vision, leadership qualities, depth and breadth of technical expertise and experience, professional reputation, management experience, interpersonal skills and written and oral presentation skills to fulfill the diverse technical and managerial requirements of key roles and responsibilities.
  • 6+ years of relevant professional experience in managing progressively complex health programs.  Experience in working in USAID programs is preferred.
  • Should be familiar with Government of Nigeria budgeting, planning, health financing, timelines, and stakeholders. Proven track record of working effectively with government counterparts at various levels.
  • Recognized expertise in heath financing, with demonstrated success in strengthening health financing, including social health protection schemes, public financial management, and domestic resource mobilization.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, ministry officials, and other development partners and a proven track record of interacting with other projects, high-level host country governments and international agencies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022. 06:59 AM.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. 
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Finance Officer – LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101847
Location: Abuja
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Business Operations

Job Description
Opportunity:

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria to support targeted states to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The activity tentatively has five main objectives:
    • Financial risk protection
    • Increased health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services

Key Responsibilities
The Finance Officer will have the following specific duties and responsibilities:

  • Supports the Finance and Administration Director with day to day project finance
  • Assists with expenditure tracking and reporting, ensuring all necessary supporting documentation is in place.
  • Records expenditures, income, and other related transactions.
  • Prepares payment vouchers, corresponding checks and transfer receipts.
  • Scan payment packages and all supporting documentation on daily basis before documents are prepared for the payments
  • Ensures that the books of accounts are up to date at all times, orderly, well kept, and readily available for reference and audit, when required.
  • Checks petty cash payments and periodically reconciles petty cash balances.
  • Manage advances, advance reconciliation, and travel reimbursements.
  • Receive and distribute per diem payments and transportation reimbursement to the activities attendees in Dili and Municipalities, as required.
  • Ensure proper coding of financial transactions and audit-ready documentation. Ensure expenditures are in compliance with Abt Policy.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the F&A Director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma + Four years of relevant experience, or Associates Degree + Two years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Business Management or other relevant field preferred.
  • 2 years’ professional office management, operations, and finance experience, preferably on USAID funded programs.
  • Experience with Quickbooks is preferable.
  • Excellent management, organizational and computer skills.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

Senior HIV Advisor, LHSS Nigeria

Job Identification: 101851
Location: Lagos
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Program Delivery

Opportunity

  • The Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) Project is a 5-year, $209 million global task order that works to strengthen health systems as a means to achieve universal health coverage and improve population health and well-being. Interventions will focus on reducing financial barriers, holding health services accountable for meeting all clients’ needs and making sure that the care patients receive meets minimum standards.
  • LHSS’s Nigeria activity will support the Government of Nigeria in three states (Nasarwa, Plateau and Zamfara) to expand sustainable pro-poor health financing options to reduce health inequalities, improve access to essential health services for the most vulnerable populations, and increase government expenditure on health services for greater sustainability of health service delivery.
  • The project will also support HIV/AIDS and TB financing in Lagos State. The activity has five objectives:
    • Increase financial risk protection
    • Improve population health coverage
    • Increase number of fully functional facilities
    • Increase utilization of state health insurance schemes for HIV/AIDS and TB services
    • Increase government funding for HIV/AIDs and TB services.

Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Senior HIV Advisor will have the following duties and responsibilities:

  • Lead efforts to increase utilization of health insurance schemes and state-level advocacy efforts to increase funding and expenditures, with a focus on vulnerable populations and social inclusion
  • Coordinate efforts with current implementing programs and build upon efforts of previous implementing partners
  • Work in close collaboration with state government, including the Lagos State AIDS Control Agency (LSACA), Lagos State Health Management Agency (LASHMA), Lagos SMOH’s AIDS and STI control program (SASCP), and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Oversee planning and procurement for HIV commodities
  • Assess and strengthen capacity of states in public financial management and domestic resource mobilization for HIV and TB
  • Lead creating and implementation of strategy to operationalize HIV testing and TB diagnostic services and development of an integrated system for tracking enrolment and delivery of HIV services.
  • Strengthen the capacity of civil society partners with the objective of strengthening their sustainable role in HIV and TB responses.
  • Within the LHSS project, the Senior HIV Advisor will report to the Chief of Party and will be supported by LHSS home office-based technical expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced Degree in Public Health, Management, Medicine, Health Administration, or other relevant field. 
  • Demonstrated expertise in strengthening health systems, including social health protection schemes and domestic resource mobilization.
  • Experience managing HIV activities for USAID programs or other implementing partner Demonstrated leadership and management skills and ability to lead and motivate multidisciplinary, multicultural teams.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with USAID, state and national offices and officials, and other development partners
  • A proven, successful record of achieving results.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and ability to work collaboratively and independently.
  • Strong communications, interpersonal, and presentation skills required.
  • Proficient English writing/speaking skills required.

Remuneration
Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

Application Closing Date
9th June, 2022 (06:59 AM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.

 Project Management Officer (Bangladesh & Nigeria) – Local Health Systems Sustainability Project

Job Identification: 101720
Location: Nigeria
Job Schedule: Full time
Job Category: Project and Program Management

Job Description
Opportunity:

  • Abt Associates seeks a qualified Project Management Officer for the USAID-funded Local Health System Sustainability (LHSS) project’s Nigeria and Bangaldesh work.
  • LHSS is USAID’s flagship initiative to better integrate health systems strengthening.
  • Its goal is to help low- and middle-income countries transition to sustainable, self-financed health systems as a means to support access to universal health coverage. 
  • The project objectives are:
    • Increase financial protection,
    • Increase population coverage and
    • Increase service coverage of quality essential services.  

Key Roles and Responsibilities
The Project Management Officer will work with team supporting activities in Bangladesh and Nigeria. Specific objectives include:

  • Manage operational and technical backstopping support to global development projects.
  • Facilitate the day-to-day activities of the project including team meetings/communications.
  • Participate in client communications.
  • Oversee work performed by the Project Management Analyst; mentor and guide Project Management Analysts; supervisory responsibility may apply.
  • Analyze project financial performance with support from Project Finance Analyst and make recommendations to Project Management Director as needed.
  • Review client and internal reports and deliverables for accuracy and approval.
  • Participate in the procurement process with vendor selection and vendor/subcontract/consultant management.
  • Identify hiring needs and support the hiring process with approval from Project Management Director.
  • Create/review scopes of work for local country nationals/short-term technical assistance/ Consultants/Subcontractors.
  • Provide feedback on staff performance.
  • Identify risks and monitor the risk registry, escalate items as needed.
  • Support compliance and audits and drafts responses.
  • Play a key role in field startup and close out activities acting as the primary coordinator/liaison.
  • Train project office staff as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Level 3: Bachelor’s Degree + Five years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Three years of relevant experience, or PhD
  • Level 4: Bachelor’s Degree + Nine years of relevant experience, or Master’s Degree + Seven years of relevant experience, or PhD + Four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Skills:

  • Strong organizational and communication skills when dealing with project stakeholders
  • Understanding of project risk and importance of timely monitoring and escalation
  • Knowledge of USAID grants programs
  • Thorough understanding of procurement, budgeting and financial management processes
  • Understanding of hiring process for international positions
  • Ability to organize a team to tackle day to day issues and identify when appropriate to escalate
  • Supervisory skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel to project locations overseas.

Salary

  • This position offers an anticipated annual base salary range of approximately USD69,000 to USD127,000 Annually and may vary by ten percent depending on candidate geographic location.
  • Salary offers are made based on internal equity and market analysis.  

Application Closing Date
13th May, 2022 (04:00 PM).

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Note

  • Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce.
  • Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.
  • Local candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Disclaimer: Abt Associates will never ask candidates for money in exchange for an offer of employment.