FHI 360 Jobs Recruitment [7 new positions]

Latest Jobs Vacancies at FHI 360 Recruitment January, 2022

FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research and technology – creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.

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January, 2022 Technical Officer – M&E / Capacity Building

Requisition: 2021202509
Location: Bauchi
Supervisor: State Team Lead with dotted line of reporting to the STA Training/Capacity Building
Band: KK

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive & Thrive MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity.
  • A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.  
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g. Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities).  
  • A&T will also work in seven states—Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive Nigeria is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Responsibilities

  • In addition to other duties, this position will work closely with the Senior Technical Advisor (STA) Training/Capacity Building and STA Strategic Use of Data.

Training / Capacity Building:

  • Support partner NGOs/CSOs’ self-assessment of their organizational and financial capacities using tools such as the Organizational Performance Index (OPI) and Organizational Capacity Assessment (OCA).
  • Support partner NGOs/CSOs to facilitate training and development plans based on OPI and OCA results and informed by a capacity building approach. 
  • Support partner NGOs/CSOs with one-on-one hands-on mentoring and learning, on-demand TA, learning-by-doing activities, group trainings, and relationship building with local government; ensure partner NGOs/CSOs meet goals identified in training and development plans.
  • Support partner NGOs/CSOs in sustainability support and activities related to project implementation. 
  • Support the development of a performance measurement system for NGOs/CSOs, including recommendations for the institutionalization of this system within existing local structures.
  • Support with the documentation of partner NGOs/CSO success stories for knowledge sharing, reporting, and replication.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned.

M&E:

  • Work with state government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on SPHCDA/SMOH reporting requirements. 
  • Work with sub grantees to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Contribute to the design and technical development of monitoring and evaluation initiatives at the state level. Provide related capacity building support to sub grantees.
  • Conduct monitoring visits to sub grantee offices and project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools; assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all program interventions.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provide technical assistance and training to the staff of sub grantees responsible for data entry and management.
  • Support with generation and documentation of new evidence on MIYCN programming/interventions based on the A&T project inputs
  •  Any other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications
Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Social Sciences, Human Nutrition, Political Science, Public Health or related fields required.
  • Master’s Degree will be an advantage.

Experience:

  • At least 3-5 years of experience providing training, mentoring, systems improvement, and TA to local NGOs/CSOs and state and local governments, especially in health, in Nigeria.
  • Experience with international donor-supported projects (e.g., Foundations, USAID, and CDC)
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and sub grantees required.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and adapt tools and document success stories and project learning for replication.
  • Experience with development of presentations to high-level government stakeholders.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work with a high level of independence, using own initiative.
  • Willingness to be co-located with local partner to provide technical assistance.
  • Comfortable with multitasking: handling multiple projects simultaneously, and ability to prioritize assignments.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Driver

Requisition: 2021202510
Locations: Kano, Sokoto, Yobe and Borno
Supervisor: Finance and Admin Officer
Band: DD

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive & Thrive (A&T) MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity.
  • A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data. 
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g., Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities).  A&T will also work in seven states—Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Basic Function

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  • Under the direction of the Finance and Admin Officer, the driver shall provide a variety of transportation support to the project.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Convey FHI Solutions Nigeria Staff and Consultants to designated approved locations.
  • Ensure adequate safety, cleanliness, security, and maintenance of the assigned project vehicle.
  • Ensure proper day-to-day maintenance of the assigned vehicle through timely minor repairs, arrangements for major repairs, timely changes of oil, check of tires, brakes, car washing, etc.
  • Ensure availability of all the required documents/supplies including vehicle insurance, vehicle logs, office directory, and necessary spare parts.
  • Plan route and requirements by studying schedule or ad-hoc requests by the office.
  • Ensure passengers adhere to all road safety regulations.
  • Fulfill special requests by picking up and delivering items as directed and running errands
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Secondary School Leaving Certificates, Apprentice Certificate or any other equivalent
  • Certificates with a minimum of 2-years’ experience.
  • Must have a trade test certificate and a valid driving license.
  • Must have expert knowledge of driving rules and regulations.
  • Experience as a driver mechanic will be an added advantage.
  • Experience with large complex organizations preferred.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Matured and willing to work at odd hours.
  • Good written, oral, interpersonal and organization skills.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 Finance & Administrative Assistant

Requisition: 2021202502
Locations: Abuja, Kaduna, Borno and Lagos
Supervisor: State Team Lead with dotted line reporting to the Finance Officer in Country Office
Band: GG

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive & Thrive (A&T) MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity.
  • A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.  
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g., Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities).  
  • A&T will also work in seven states—Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive Nigeria is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Basic Functions

  • Under the direction of the State Team Lead, the Finance and Administrative Assistant will serve as the point of contact for financial, operational, logistical, and administrative needs in the state office and will be responsible for the provision of accounting, administrative, secretarial, and logistical support services to the state office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Finance and operations support:

  • Prepare monthly financial report forms and ensure completeness of supporting documents for all payments
  • Manage petty cash including disbursement, replenishment, and petty cash log
  • Support with preparation of monthly cashflow needs and coordinate with country office
  • Support review of activity budgets to ensure cost efficiency
  • Track and reconcile advances to staff and follow up for prompt liquidation
  • Procurement support: Work closely with Contracts and Procurement Manager for state procurement processes including obtaining quotations for required services, arranging for repairs of office equipment.

Admin Support:

  • Maintain up to date assets/inventory register and an efficient record/storage of all office supplies and fixed assets
  • Manage filing and archiving of all financial and administrative documents
  • Support field logistics including staff and consultant travels, training/workshop logistics, hotel reservations, and airport and hotel pick-ups
  • Assist with oversight of project driver(s) and management of project vehicle(s)
  • Organize business meetings and workshops as necessary, including engaging speakers, making room arrangements, arranging refreshments, sending invitations, collecting meeting materials, and taking minutes as directed.
  • Record and circulate minutes of staff meetings
  • Perform any other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • University Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or related disciplines
  • 1-3 years’ experience in accounting related to NGOs and community level programs, with increasing responsibility.
  • Experience with a large complex organization is required, familiarity with international NGOs preferred.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Well-developed computer skills, including knowledge of Microsoft office products especially Excel
  • Knowledge of general office practices and administrative and secretarial procedures.
  • Sound accounting skills with good knowledge of budget preparation and monitoring.
  • Excellent written, oral, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Resourceful in gathering and providing information.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, and recipients of assistance.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 State Coordinator

Requisition: 2021202503
Locations: Lagos, Kano, Borno, Yobe and Sokoto
Supervisor: A&T Nigeria Deputy Director, Programs
Band: MM

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive &Thrive (A&T) MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity.
  • A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data.  
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g., Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities).  A&T will also work in seven states—Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive Nigeria is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Basic Functions

  • The Field Coordinator is the state focal person for A&T and oversees project activities in the state.
  • H/She is responsible for program planning, implementation, monitoring, and reporting of the interventions implemented by A&T and its assigned sub grantees.  
  • H/She is accountable for judicious use of all resources entrusted with A&T and its partners in the state.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in development of and monitors work plans and budgets; ensures appropriate levels of technical assistance in program operations; coordinates partner efforts in program implementation; ensures appropriate program monitoring and accurate financial and programmatic reporting to the Country Office.
  • Work with identified state partners on MIYCN integration and scale up activities within the state
  • Serve as the point of contact of A&T with government officials and coordinate and collaborate with all public sector and partners at the state.
  • With the assistance of the A&T M&E specialist, monitor all intervention strategies to ensure that they meet contractual, financial, and programmatic goals.
  • With technical assistance from country office technical specialists, provide programmatic/technical assistance to all local A&T partners in the design, implementation, modification, monitoring and evaluation of project activities.
  • Coordinate all capacity building activities for A&T partners at the state level.
  • Review periodic reports (programmatic and financial) submitted by all collaborating partners at the state office level and forward same to the country office.
  • Undertake regular monitoring visits to project sites and partners as necessary.
  • Collaborate with other IPs based in the state to coordinate project activities.
  • Ensure the day-to-day implementation of work plan activities in the state(s) and provide input into the development, management, and maintenance of work plan
  • Compile state level reports on project results, case studies and lessons learned.
  • Facilitate, draft, and participate in the development of, and/or the timely completion/review of A&T technical reports, such as: monthly, quarterly, and/or annual reports; strategic plans and work plans; and other ad hoc reports, as required.
  • Participate in the design and implementation of assessments and evaluation studies, trainings, and workshops.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MSc / MPH or equivalent in Human Nutrition, Social Sciences, Business Administration, Health Sciences or related fields.
  • A minimum of 7-9 years of experience managing public health/development projects.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience supervising direct reports.
  • At least 5-7 years’ experience in programme management especially in nutrition and Social and Behavior Change Communication.
  • Demonstrated experience and high acceptability in working with government, NGOs, private sector are required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Fluent English written and oral communication skills, and the ability to write for a range of audiences and purposes, including superior presentation skills.  
  • Substantial operational experience and a track record of success on public health programming, including nutrition and SBCC.
  • Sound strategic thinking and planning skills, including ability to think creatively and innovate and to set priorities, manage work plans and evaluate progress.
  • Experience in working across multiple partners and government.
  • Proven capacity to deliver results against objectives, reporting schedules and workplans.
  • Ability to translate programmatic information into practical guidance and tools and effectively communicate these using print, electronic, and presentation media.
  • Proven track record that demonstrates leadership skills, project management, budget and resource management experience, and client relationship management capability.
  • Diplomatic and good interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and negotiate clearly and effectively at all levels.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and outside of conventional office environments, if needed.  
  • Strong initiative and self-motivation required with a commitment to teamwork and effectiveness.
  • Proficient in word processing, presentations, and spreadsheet computer packages.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Associate Director, Program Management

Requisition: 2021202514
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: Deputy Director, Program Management

Basic Functions

  • As a member of the Program Management Team, the position holder will work with the Deputy Director of Programs to provide oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all FHI 360 Nigeria activities, including comprehensive COVID-19/HIV integration in focused states.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide management support to State offices (SOs) focusing on work plans, sub agreement amendments, periodic fund requests, review of MFRs/SFRs, and reporting
  • Develop and oversee execution of systems for initiation, implementation, monitoring, amendment and close out of all EpiC Activity 2 IAs’ sub agreements
  • Ensure that FHI 360 delivers on all its promises to donors and other stakeholders (achieve set targets, deliver quality services)
  • Monitor and enforce compliance with donor and FHI 360 policies by both SOs and IAs Lead the development, testing, application and evaluation of PM tools Manage the design of sub grant activities as directed including the preparation of budgets, implementation schedules, modifications, AOTR requests and evaluation criteria.
  • Ensure appropriate monitoring of sub grants to achieve financial, administrative, and programmatic goals.
  • Guide and support the state offices in establishing sound management systems to ensure cohesive implementation of project activities.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of systems that effectively respond to USAID/Nigeria requirements regarding implementation procedures, reporting and evaluation.
  • Coordinate capacity development efforts in support of state offices and implementing agency staff and other partners.
  • Ensure availability of technical resources and integrate their efforts into overall program.
  • Assist in identifying, analyzing and disseminating best practices in the project through the identification of project learning sites and technical support to the national government.
  • Liaise with multiple stakeholders and collaborators to share information, coordinate activities and avoid duplication in the implementation of the programs.
  • Remain informed on the current programs in the HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and COVID-19 fields by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements

  • MBBS / MD / PHD or similar Degree with 5-7 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Or MS/MA in Social Science, Public Health or related field, MPH preferred, and a minimum of 7-9 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years relevant supervisory experience.
  • Or BS/BA in Social Science, Public Health or related field, with a minimum of 9-11 years relevant experience with international development programs which includes 5 years of relevant supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, international donor organizations, NGOs and CBOs is required.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is required.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Considerable experience in designing and implementing of public health/international development programs funded by US government or other international donors.
  • Demonstrated management, supervision, networking and leadership skills working with large, complex programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategic planning, administrative, and financial management systems.
  • Diplomatic; demonstrated experience in undertaking high-level policy dialogue with different stakeholders.
  • Knowledge of HIV/AIDS, COVID-19, health systems, decentralization of services and related issues.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding HIV and COVID-19 infection.
  • Ability to manage projects, consultants, set realistic priorities, and plan for the successful implementation of programs.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and recipients of assistance.
  • Demonstrated expertise in building effective relationship with key internal and external stakeholders.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to intervene with staff with diplomacy and firmness.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Technical Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation

Requisition: 2021202505
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: Senior Technical Advisor, Strategic Use of Data
Band: KK

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive &Thrive (A&T) MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity. A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data. 
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g., Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities).  A&T will also work in seven states—Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive Nigeria is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Basic Function

  • M&E Officer, under the supervision of the Senior Technical Advisor (SUD), is responsible for supporting the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities for the state offices and project sub grantees.
  • The M&E Officer will work with others in the country office and field offices to ensure that field monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate, of high quality, and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work with the country office, state level M&E staff and government counterparts to provide support and guidance on program/project monitoring and evaluation activities and on Government of Nigeria reporting requirements.
  • Work with state offices and sub grantees to support the correct implementation and use of monitoring and evaluation tools, and adherence to complete, correct and timely reporting.
  • Contribute to the design and technical development of monitoring and evaluation initiatives at the national and state levels. Provide related capacity building support to sub grantees.
  • Conduct periodic monitoring visits to state offices and project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools; assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
  • Help ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality of all program interventions.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the computerized data capture of program activities and provide technical assistance and training to the staff of sub grantees responsible for data entry and management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • M.SC/MA in Statistics, Monitoring and Evaluation or relevant Degree with 3 – 5 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Or BS/BA in statistics, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for Global Health Initiatives.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge and experience in project-level or state/national-level monitoring and evaluation system implementation for nutrition initiatives.
  • Knowledge of maternal, infant, and young child nutrition (MIYCN) programming in Nigeria.
  • Systems strengthening experience and organizational capacity building/training skills for improving M&E systems.
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants, and sub grantees.
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills especially use of data analytical software.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Technical Officer (Clinical Services), EpiC COVID-19

Requisition: 2021202511
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: Senior Technical Officer, (Clinical Services) – EpiC COVID-19
Duration: Six (6 months)

Job Summary

  • With the Senior Technical Officer, the Technical Officer – clinical services will provide technical and programmatic support on the Oxygen Technical Assistance Project in the country office to implement high quality care and support activities towards mitigating COVID-19 transmission, morbidity and mortality with primary focus on strengthening medical oxygen availability, access, coverage, and uptake for COVID-19 response in Nigeria.
  • S/he will support capacity building to the health workers to implement quality services in this area.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support knowledge translation and management to guide evidence-informed decisions for strengthening medical oxygen availability, access, coverage, and uptake for COVID-19 response in Nigeria Provide on-going technical assistance in the development of protocols, templates, tools and SOPs for facility level assessments, resource mapping and facility level operational plans for strengthening medical oxygen use for COVID-19 response Support the designs and execution of technical assistance visits, workshops, and meetings.
  • Support the design, execution, coordination and transmission of community of practices (CoP) for COVID-19 medical oxygen technical assistance alongside the Government of Nigeria stakeholders and the private sector
  • Support stakeholder engagement and resource mobilization for COVID-19 medical oxygen use, working alongside the Department of Hospital services at the Federal Ministry of Health, NPHCDA, and other implementing partners
  • Report on coordination of medical oxygen use technical working groups and community of practice Assist in strengthening a system of reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring and evaluation frameworks.
  • Support the technical staff in rapid digital transformations and automations for coordinating technical working groups, tracking and managing equipment and commodities for medical oxygen use and facilitating linkages to care to improve uptake of medical oxygen
  • Work with technical staff and other relevant FHI360 staff to adapt and disseminate guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery.
  • Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of hypoxemia and the use of medical oxygen and apply these lessons to modify existing programs and improve the design of new programs.
  • Perform other related duties for program management as may be assigned by the supervisor.

Requirements

  • MBBS / MD / PhD or similar Degree with 1 to 3 years relevant experience in clinical care and/or medical oxygen-use programs with a sound understanding of national COVID-19 response. Or BS/BA in statistics, monitoring and evaluation or in relevant degree with 5 to 7 years relevant experience.
  • Possession of an MPH or post graduate degree in a related field is required.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health systems, and the national oxygen ecosystem is highly desirable.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.
  • Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
  • Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding COVID-19
  • Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
  • Strong inter-personal, problem solving and analytical skills with demonstrable good standing with relevant stakeholders
  • Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication.
  • Well-developed computer skills.
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Program Officer, Communications

Requisition: 2021202506
Location: Abuja
Supervisor: Deputy Director, Programs, Alive & Thrive Project/Nigeria
Band: KK

Project Summary

  • The Nigeria Alive &Thrive (A&T) Nigeria MIYCN social and behavior change program focuses on improving the delivery and expanding the coverage of MIYCN interventions that contribute to reducing maternal, newborn and child mortality and morbidity. A&T will work across the public and NGO sectors to improve MIYCN through A&T’s four components: advocacy, interpersonal communication and community mobilization, mass communication, and strategic use of data. 
  • At the national level, A&T will predominantly work with its public and NGO sector partners to improve the implementation, monitoring, and enforcement of key MIYCN policies (e.g., Code of Marketing of Breastmilk Substitutes; maternity leave; workplace support; breastfeeding-friendly health care and delivery facilities). 
  • A&T will also work in seven states: Lagos, Kaduna, Kano, Bauchi, Yobe, Borno, and Sokoto—to apply the four components to reach households, communities, and facilities with targeted, age-appropriate social and behavior change communication (SBCC) messaging on MIYCN practices.
  • At both the national level and in the seven states, emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector (primary healthcare facilities) and local NGOs/CBOs to improve MIYCN practices, advance MIYCN policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through commercial facilities to households and communities.
  • Alive & Thrive Nigeria is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and managed by FHI Solutions.

Basic Functions

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Programs, and with input from the senior technical team, the Program Officer performs functions related to planning, design, implementation, monitoring and reporting of activities for the Alive & Thrive Project, Nigeria.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assist the Deputy Director, Programs, in assuring effective planning, implementation, and management of assigned projects for Alive & Thrive Nigeria.
  • Assist the Deputy Director, Programs, in strengthening systems for reporting on program progress against stated objectives and monitoring, according to Alive & Thrive and donor guidelines.
  • Work with program staff to prepare, monitor, and revise A&T Nigeria work plans and budgets, strategies, and sub-project documents, coordinating input from various technical and program staff.
  • In coordination with finance and admin staff, develop and review activity budgets, procurement plans and tracking systems for A&T Nigeria activities.
  • Support program staff with generating and documenting new evidence for nutrition interventions in Nigeria
  • Oversee content development for project website, working with communications team in HQ to keep content current. This will include drafting content, interfacing with program staff to develop progress/success write-ups, sharing A&T Nigeria photos and even summaries as needed.
  • Support the provision of programmatic assistance to A&T partners in implementing their sub-agreements, as needed.
  • Maintain an effective electronic filing system for the project in coordination with program staff
  • Remain informed on current programs and research in the health and development field; improve skills by working closely with technical specialists.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • B.Sc / BA in Mass Communication, Behavioral Sciences, Public Health, Health Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 5 – 7 years of relevant experience with international development programs.
  • MS/MA degree in Mass Communication, Public Health, Health Sciences, Behavioral Sciences, or its recognized equivalent with 3 – 5 years’ relevant experience with international development programs strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated success in multicultural environments is an advantage.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of nutrition, health, and development programming in a developing country.
  • Working knowledge of donor policies as well as international not-for-profit organizations.
  • Proven ability to coordinate a multi-sectoral development project.
  • Ability to organize systems to monitor administrative and implementation results.
  • Basic budget tracking or financial management skills.
  • Previous experience with website content development, success story writing, or social media a plus.
  • Training and presentation skills would be an added advantage.
  • Ability to work independently with initiative to manage high volume workflow.
  • Cultural sensitivity and diplomacy.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with ability to work as a team member.
  • Ability to plan and prioritize own work under tight deadlines, as well as to work on own initiative and as a member of a team.
  • Computer proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet, and other relevant software.
  • Ability to travel up to 5% of the time.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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