Job Opportunities at FHI 360
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.
We are currently seeking qualified candidates for the positions of:
Job Title: Technical Assistant, Clinical Services
- With the support Senior Technical Officer PCT & M&E unit, the Technical Assistant- clinical Services will provide technical and programmatic support to implement high quality integrated diabetes mellitus care in facilities at the state level, interfacing with facility level program coordinators, local interest groups and supervising authorities.
- In addition, s/he will work with others in the state office to ensure that state monitoring and evaluation activities are appropriate and meet the donor and project’s M&E needs.
- S/He will enter program data into the FHI 360 data management software for subsequent analysis, identify & follow up missing data, undertake basic validation checks, store and disseminate data files as appropriate.
- S/He will also supervise facility level volunteers to optimize the delivery of screening, diagnostic, referral, linkage and follow up services to clients at the facility level.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Support the optimization of integrated diabetes screening, diagnosis and linkage services in the facility by instituting 90% PITC and maximized initiation rates through effective referral services.
- Support onsite mentoring of care providers to provide optimal care for diabetic patients according to the national guidelines.
- Track facility data, including compliance with medication, clinic attendance and blood glucose control parameters to support the QI capacity of providers in utilizing the data for program improvement.
- Supervise facility level volunteers on optimal client follow up and retention in care, analyze & report factors contributing to observed client retention patterns to formulate intervention strategies for retention.
- Ensure timely updates are provided to the state coordinating team including success stories, reports, logistics supply, commodities and daily service summaries.
- Contribute to the development of lessons learned from programs and projects related to clinical management of diabetes mellitus and integrated medical services and apply these lessons to improve the design of new and existing programs.
- Bring to the knowledge of the State Technical Officer – M&E questions that need to be solved such as inconsistencies or missing data by the originators of the source data.
- Provide support to sites in the state, including interacting with site Program Managers, M&E focal points, other Implementing Agencies and local research groups on needs and ensuring that these parties understand and can support preparation and sorting of source documents for data to be entered into CommCare and reported to the donor.
- Assist in conducting routine monitoring visits to project sites, including the conduct of data quality assessments (DQAs) using official tools, assist in the preparation of monthly reports, and provide supportive supervision.
- Work with the Senior Technical Officer to ensure that the quality of program/project activities adheres to SOPs by supporting the development and implementation of appropriate mechanisms to ensure quality.
- Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized data capture systems for the program and provide technical assistance and training to the staff at the sites responsible for data entry.
- Attend to other duties assigned by supervising leads.
Minimum Qualifications and Requirements
- MBBS with a minimum of 1 year post national youth service experience in clinical care.
- Registered Nurse /Midwife with a minimum of 3 years post qualification experience.
- A sound understanding of chronic care for diabetes and other non-communicable diseases in resource-constrained settings.
Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:
- Knowledge of Nigerian clinical setting, including government and non-government settings.
- Experience in integrated chronic disease and health promotion programs.
- Experience with group facilitation, team leadership and working with external agencies.
- Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding diabetes and other non-communicable diseases.
- Fluency in written and spoken English communication. Fluency in local dialect and language of host community would be an added advantage.
- Must be familiar with the intricacies of working in the cosmopolitan Lagos setting.
- Ability to work well with others and to develop and maintain compatibility among project staff, subcontractors, consultants and recipients of assistance.
- Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.
- Computer skills in Microsoft Word, excel, power point and Outlook at the minimum.
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Job Title: Technical Officer, Monitoring & Evaluation
The A&T Nigeria State IYCF M&E Officer will work closely with the A&T M&E Advisor in Abuja, the Kaduna State Team Leads, and the Nigeria technical leadership team led by the A&T Nigeria Director. The State IYCF M&E Officer is responsible for providing technical assistance (TA) and program oversight in the design and implementation A&T Nigeria’s M&E portfolio in Kaduna states. This portfolio will be focused on the design, implementation, and monitoring of the A&T program components and its partners’ implementation of these. The program components include: advocacy, interpersonal communication, performance of frontline workers, community mobilization, mass communication, and the strategic collection and use of data.
The position is responsible for providing IYCF M&E technical and program input through coordination, collaboration, and participation in discussions with partners (and through technical assistance and training as requested) in line with the Government of Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan of Action for Nutrition (2014-2019), specifically the FMOH; international donors; private/commercial and NGO agencies and projects; other partners and stakeholders in Kaduna states to help with tracking and reporting on the improvement of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices. The position will also provide this support to the A&T Nigeria technical leadership team’s work to integrate IYCF messages, materials, tools, and indicators within these entities and their programs.
The State IYCF M&E Officer will also help develop and implement an integrated M&E system for A&T to track the inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes of each of A&T Nigeria’s core activities, whether directly carried out by A&T or by its international and local subcontractors and partners. In this regard, the Officer will also oversee quality control and timely production of required project data, tools, materials and products relevant to M&E, including any operational research and baseline/end line surveys.
This position will communicate, connect, and coordinate with other A&T HQ and A&T Nigeria office technical staff, subcontractors, partners, government and NGO stakeholders, and international donors to ensure successful design and implementation of the M&E portfolio of activities expected. This position will also play a role in disseminating lessons learned from M&E at national and state forums.
Specifically in metropolitan Lagos, the Nigeria program (as an example only) might work with the State Primary Health Care Board, proprietary and patent medicine vendors, licensed traditional birth attendants, major public and private maternity centers, social franchise-oriented private organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, and related on-going projects to improve advocacy; interpersonal behavior change communication (counseling), and community mobilization efforts to reach pregnant women and new mothers; and use mass communication (through broadcast and digital channels) to further extend the reach of IYCF messages, provide follow-up counseling, and improve the social norm around IYCF practices.
In rural and urban Kaduna, the Nigeria program (as an example only) might work with the State Ministry of Health, the Federation of Muslim Women Associations of Nigeria, the Market Women Association, and related health initiatives by the Dangote Foundation, USAID, Clinton Health Access Initiative, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Primary Health Care initiative to improve advocacy, interpersonal behavior change communication and community mobilization; and use mass communication (through broadcast and digital channels) to improve the social norm for IYCF among stakeholders and public and private frontline healthcare providers.
At both the national level and in the two states, while the emphasis will be to build the capacity of the public sector to improve IYCF practices, the involvement and resources from the private and commercial sectors will be pursued to advance IYCF policies, expand the promotion of positive social norms, and extend timed and age-appropriate behavior change messaging through private and commercial facilities to households and communities. Formative research will be conducted to further understand target populations and audiences (stakeholders, providers, beneficiaries), and monitoring systems will be established to ensure that program inputs, outputs, and outcomes are tracked and fed back into improving the program.
- Facilitate the use of data to develop and implement A&T programming in Kaduna state.
- Provide capacity building (TA and training) as needed in strategic collection and use of IYCF data.
- Assist the M&E Advisor to develop/refine M&E plans for A&T programming in Nigeria including suggesting possible indicators and proposing M&E strategies to collect data for chosen indicators based on the plan of action and project log-frame.
- Provide TA to IYCF partners & A&T sub-grantees in Kaduna state to improve the quality of M&E to track the inputs, processes, outputs, and outcomes of the supervisor-health care worker-community volunteer connection to the community and households. This may include TA to develop M&E plans, including suggesting indicators and proposing data collection strategies, activities, analysis and reporting formats.
- Provide input on the design and implementation of qualitative studies and quantitative surveys for IYCF, including sampling strategies, survey instruments, survey implementation, data analysis, report writing, and dissemination of results. This may include household surveys, trials for improved practices (TIPS), sentinel surveillance, lot quality assurance sampling, focus group discussions, in-depth interviews.
- Design, conduct and/or actively participate in designing and conducting short, focused evaluation exercises, operational research at designated sites, with topics determined in cooperation with public, private/commercial, and NGO sectors at national and/or state level; and A&T country office and/or HQ staff, to shed light on operational issues concerning implementation of A&T programming in Kaduna state. Share data and lessons learned from these exercises with local, national, and regional partners to continue to build the knowledge base of IYCF.
- Work with HF staff on IYCF documentation, data analysis and data display
- Collect, analyze, and make IYCF data available for decision making in A&T state office
- Help interpret and disseminate data on IYCF and ensure that results are reported to clients and partners.
- Keep abreast of international developments concerning M&E strategies for IYCF programs and share state-of-the-art information, tools, and approaches with A&T Nigeria and partners.
- Participate in various state working groups and task forces related to M&E for IYCF.
Specific Roles/Responsibilities Include:
- Provide TA, coordination, and implementation support to the state Ministry of Health as requested, to include mapping of current IYCF M&E interventions and developing subsequent actions to fill in gaps or strengthen on-going activities.
- Provide TA and training to Kaduna state stakeholders on the strategic collection and use of data to track inputs, processes, outputs and outcomes.
- This will include assisting the M&E Advisor with oversight of baseline work and the set-up of M&E frameworks that will track input, process, output, and impact of at-scale state advocacy, IPC and community mobilization, and mass communications activities.
- Contribute to the development of A&T annual work plans, budgets (especially the M&E component) and project reports, and ensure timely reporting and responses to requests for information to HQ.
- Present/disseminate program results, based on program experience, M&E and evaluation data to GON platforms, projects and partners, and other professional colleagues and organizations in Nigeria.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Nutrition, Demography, Statistics, or related field, with emphasis on quantitative analysis. Master’s preferred.
- At least 5 years of M&E experience in Nigeria (similar global experience may be acceptable) required with at least 1 year in a role providing technical input to a large scale nutrition or public health/development project.
- Public health/nutrition field experience in designing, implementing, monitoring and reporting on various types of service delivery platforms (i.e. interpersonal communication, community mobilization and mass communication).
- Experience in analysis and interpretation of quantitative data, including experience drafting reports based on quantitative data
- Experience working with routine health facility and community reporting tools and the District Health Information system
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Knowledge of health and development programming in a developing country.
- Working knowledge of major donor policies (USAID, Global Fund) 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 work flow.
- 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, Internet and other relevant software.
- Ability to travel up to 50% of the time.
- Competency in survey design and implementation and experience in data analysis using Stata,
- SAS, EpiInfo, or SPSS strongly preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills in English; fluency in Yoruba strongly preferred.
How To Apply
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