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Palladium International Current Vacancies [8 Positions]

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator – Nigeria IHP
Location
: Bauchi State
Reports to: The Bauchi IHP Governance and Leadership advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The Health System Coordinators shall be based at strategically located Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
  • The IHP Health System Strengthening (HSS) coordinators will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building across the building blocks of the health system and enhance the utilization of data for decision-making and apply adaptive management at the LGHA (6-7), PHC and community to continually strengthen accountability, systems and services for reduced child and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and support LGHA officials to adopt and effectively implement state-wide policies including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR), PHC revitalization, Integrated Supportive Supervision, and integrated RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Build capacity of LGHAs to strengthen Facility Management Committees (FMC), Quality Improvement Teams and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to fulfill their functions and work with health providers to improve integrated primary health care
  • Provide guidance to LGHA’s to enhance HRH availability and performance of integrated primary health care through appropriate training, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to facility (PHC) and community-based structures (WDCs/VDCs and community-based health workers/volunteers)
  • Support the implementation of strategic plans for Human Resources for Health at the LGHA and PHC levels that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of LGHA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health financing, health workforce, service delivery, supply chain, governance and accountability
  • Works with LGHAs to strengthen institutional and financial capacity for quality PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate for FMCs and WDCs
  • Participate in catchment LGHAs’ planning meetings, to provide guidance and adapt/target IHP technical assistance plans, as necessary to address needs
  • Conduct regular internal review and analysis of program and quality improvement data for catchment LGHAs to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance to address gaps.
  • Provide support to LGHA and facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to improve RMNCH health outcomes
  • Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for catchment LGHAs
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep state management team informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals

Requirements

  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Health planning, Health policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria. A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
  • The HSS Coordinator must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
  • The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
  • Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must
  • Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout Bauchi state as necessary.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Team Leader – Slavery and Human Trafficking
Location
: Abuja

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is seeking a Team Leader for an upcoming DFID funded programme in Nigeria the programme will focus primarily on Edo State in Nigeria and support coordination of government and non-governmental organisations to reduce the flow of irregular migration from Nigeria”.

The proposed outcomes of the programme are:

  • Improved coordination and quality of State Government response to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking,
  • Improved coordination and quality of NGO response to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking and,
  • Improved understanding of what works to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking. The duration is likely to be 5 years.

Responsibilities   

  • The Team Leader acts as the central point of leadership for the programme. The Team Leader shall be responsible for representing the programme with a range of external organisations and individuals, including regularly reporting to DFID, maintaining strong working relationships with relevant local entities, other programmes, as well as with corporate Palladium staff.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Developing strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points within DFID and taking the lead on reporting to them (through both formal and informal channels).
  • Maintain relations and represent the programme with the wider DFID country office as needed.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the government of Edo state, relevant stakeholders and institutions, working on anti-trafficking issues and modern-day slavery to better understand migration flows, and drivers of migration in the state and the social and political economy.
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff; including the Project Director, Operational and Technical Managers.
  • Ensuring programme compliance with established Palladium systems and processes.
  • Maintain a strong working relationship with the Technical Director and reach a consensus on the programmes overarching, as well as component specific, technical approach and direction.
  • Represent the programme with an external audience as needed, including with communities of practice and other DFID offices.
  • Manage relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies, project partners and stakeholders and business partners.
  • Ensure good staff management practices including staff planning, recruitment, on-boarding, performance appraisal and development.
  • Form part of a Nigeria Senior Leadership team led by the Nigeria Palladium Country Director working collaboratively with other Nigeria Senior Leaders in promoting a One Palladium culture and promoting Palladium values in country.

Project Management:

  • Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables. Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant
  • Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management.

Financial Management and Administration:

  • Ensure consistent implementation of Company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and Guidelines, Security Protocols and, where applicable, recommends modifications.
  • Ensure the project provides and demonstrates good Value for Money.
  • Oversee the preparation and delivery to the Client of budget variations and contract amendments.

Requirements    
Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • Educated to university degree level or above, preferably holding a Master’s degree
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to represent the project and Palladium to a diverse set of international and national audience.
  • At least 15 years’ experience in managing complex interventions, with some experience doing so in Nigeria.
  • Experience of working on anti-trafficking and modern-day slavery programmes with an ability to demonstrate impact is essential.
  • Experience working with donor (preferably DFID) funded programmes
  • Strong expertise in building and managing programmatic relationships with high level stakeholders from government, civil society and donors
  • Strong experience of
  • Strong expertise in leading complex programmes, including managing and mentoring senior members of staff
  • Good understanding of modern-day slavery and anti trafficking issues and the dynamics of federal, state and civil society in Nigeria and particularly in Edo state.
  • Strong experience in managing complex teams

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Application Deadline 15th October, 2018.

 

Job Title: HRH and Capacity Building Advisor – Nigeria IHP
Location: 
Sokoto
Reports directly to: Sokoto IHP Governance and Leadership Advisor

Project Overview and Role   

  • The IHP Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Capacity Building Advisor provides guidance to the SMOH/SPHCDA in planning, production, management, governance, skill building and performance enhancement of Human Resources for Health (HRH); implementation and improved utilization of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); and organizational capacity strengthening to deliver quality integrated family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria (IRMNCH +NM) services at state, LGA, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities    
HRH System Strengthening:

  •  Works with the state Leadership and Governance Advisor and field staff to provide technical oversight and quality assurance of HRH, at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states.
  • Supports and builds the capacity of the SMOH/SPHCDA to develop and implement State HRH strategies and plans, coordinate HRH activities of  implementing partners
  • Facilitate the SMOH/SPHCDA to lead  the HRH technical working groups to adapt, domesticate and disseminate HRH related guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale.
  • Provides technical assistance to SPHCDA, LGHAs and relevant HRH structures including the private sector to develop state HR systems: institutionalizing HRH governance and planning, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health workforce needs, workload analysis and  HRH data management and utilization.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state, LGHA and facility levels for the roll-out, management, utilization and institutionalization of the national HRIS at the state level
  • Provides guidance to the SPHCDA, LGHA and community structures on strategic interventions to address and improve the shortage, maldistribution, and uneven performance of state health care workers aligned with the national Minimum Service Package (MSP).

Capacity Building:

  • Responsible for defining State IHP, government health staff and local partner needs for training/capacity development based on any/all the following:
    • Program, facility, staff assessment
    • Defined need from program reports, outputs, outcomes
    • New staff
    • Identified gaps in capacity/skills from ISS and scorecards
    • New strategy and/or implementation approach
  • Supports the state and LGHA review and strengthen health workforce in-service training/learning systems to efficiently deliver state level master trainings and cascade training to lower levels including training quality assurance systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to SPHCDA, LGHA, facility management committees (FMCs), ward development committees (WDCs) and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct assessments of capacity to manage and deliver quality RMNCH +NM services at the PHC level in line the MSP and WHS.
  • Provides TA at state level to generate training profiles that will define training Content (modification/adaptation as needed; mid and final course examination) where they do not exist or work in line with the adapted National training tools.
  • Provides TA to appropriate State focal person for maintaining training database, training calendar, archived library of all training material, evaluations, exams and reports as needed of all approved profiles.
  • Builds capacity of State focal person(s) to prepare training reports, conduct post training follow up to verify participants’ ability to apply knowledge and skills, and evaluate training programs.
  • Works with SPHCDA and LGHAs to sustainably deliver and or outsource efficient and effective training and continuing education using a mix of adult learning methods that improves performance at PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate to each level of the health structure.
  • Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans, budgets, reports and success stories
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements   

  • Advanced degree in Financial Management, Organizational Development, Health Planning and Management, Public Health, Business Administration or related fields.
  • At least 8 years’ experience focused on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, health facilities, community-based structures and local organizations
  • Expertise in HRH management and enhancement aimed at improving the quality of health services
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of proven adult based training approaches
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa is required
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 75% time.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator
Location:
 Sokoto

Project Overview and Role 

  • The Health System Coordinators shall be based at strategically located Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
  • The IHP Health System Strengthening (HSS) coordinators will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building across the building blocks of the health system and enhance the utilization of data for decision-making and apply adaptive management at the LGHA  (6-7), PHC and community to continually strengthen accountability, systems and services for  reduced child and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Responsibilities

  • Facilitate and support LGHA officials to adopt and effectively implement state-wide policies including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR), PHC revitalization, Integrated Supportive Supervision, and integrated RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Build capacity of LGHAs to strengthen Facility Management Committees (FMC), Quality Improvement Teams and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to fulfill their functions and work with health providers to improve integrated primary health care
  • Provide guidance to LGHA’s to enhance HRH availability and performance of integrated primary health care through appropriate training, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to facility (PHC) and community-based structures (WDCs/VDCs and community-based health workers/volunteers)
  • Support the implementation of strategic plans for Human Resources for Health at the LGHA and PHC levels that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of LGHA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health financing, health workforce, service delivery, supply chain, governance and accountability
  • Works with LGHAs to strengthen institutional and financial capacity for quality PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate for FMCs and WDCs
  • Participate in catchment LGHAs’ planning meetings, to provide guidance and adapt/target IHP technical assistance plans, as necessary to address needs
  • Conduct regular internal review and analysis of program and quality improvement data for catchment LGHAs to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance to address gaps
  • Provide support to LGHA and facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to improve RMNCH health outcomes
  • Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for catchment LGHAs
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep state management team informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals
  • Reports to the Sokoto IHP Governance and Leadership advisor

Requirements

  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Health planning, Health policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria. A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
  • The HSS Coordinator must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
  • The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
  • Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination.
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must.
  • Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout Sokoto state as necessary

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: HRH and Capacity Building Advisor – Nigeria IHP
Location: Kebbi State
Reports directly to: Kebbi IHP Governance and Leadership Advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The IHP Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Capacity Building Advisor provides guidance to the SMOH/SPHCDA in planning, production, management, governance, skill building and performance enhancement of Human Resources for Health (HRH); implementation and improved utilization of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); and organizational capacity strengthening to deliver quality integrated family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria (IRMNCH +NM) services at state, LGA, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities
HRH System Strengthening:

  • Works with the state Leadership and Governance Advisor and field staff to provide technical oversight and quality assurance of HRH, at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states.
  • Supports and builds the capacity of the SMOH/SPHCDA to develop and implement State HRH strategies and plans, coordinate HRH activities of implementing partners
  • Facilitate the SMOH/SPHCDA to lead the HRH technical working groups to adapt, domesticate and disseminate HRH related guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale.
  • Provides technical assistance to SPHCDA, LGHAs and relevant HRH structures including the private sector to develop state HR systems: institutionalizing HRH governance and planning, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health workforce needs, workload analysis and HRH data management and utilization.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state, LGHA and facility levels for the roll-out, management, utilization and institutionalization of the national HRIS at the state level
  • Provides guidance to the SPHCDA, LGHA and community structures on strategic interventions to address and improve the shortage, maldistribution, and uneven performance of state health care workers aligned with the national Minimum Service Package (MSP).

Capacity Building:

  • Responsible for defining State IHP, government health staff and local partner needs for training/capacity development based on any/all the following:
    • Program, facility, staff assessment
    • Defined need from program reports, outputs, outcomes
    • New staff
    • Identified gaps in capacity/skills from ISS and scorecards
    • New strategy and/or implementation approach
  • Supports the state and LGHA review and strengthen health workforce in-service training/learning systems to efficiently deliver state level master trainings and cascade training to lower levels including training quality assurance systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to SPHCDA, LGHA, facility management committees (FMCs), ward development committees (WDCs) and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct assessments of capacity to manage and deliver quality RMNCH +NM services at the PHC level in line the MSP and WHS.
  • Provides TA at state level to generate training profiles that will define training Content (modification/adaptation as needed; mid and final course examination) where they do not exist or work in line with the adapted National training tools.
  • Provides TA to appropriate State focal person for maintaining training database, training calendar, archived library of all training material, evaluations, exams and reports as needed of all approved profiles.
  • Builds capacity of State focal person(s) to prepare training reports, conduct post training follow up to verify participants’ ability to apply knowledge and skills, and evaluate training programs.
  • Works with SPHCDA and LGHAs to sustainably deliver and or outsource efficient and effective training and continuing education using a mix of adult learning methods that improves performance at PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate to each level of the health structure.
  • Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans, budgets, reports and success stories
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Advanced degree in Financial Management, Organizational Development, Health Planning and Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related fields
  • At least 8 years’ experience focused on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, health facilities, community-based structures and local organizations
  • Expertise in HRH management and enhancement aimed at improving the quality of health services
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of proven adult based training approaches
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa is required
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 75% time.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Chief of Party, Nigeria Economic Growth
Location:
 Nigeria

Project Overview and Role

  • Palladium is searching for a Team Leader for an upcoming DFID proposal LINKS – Powering Economic Growth in Northern Nigeria. LINKS will support development of a vibrant and diversified economy in the key northern Nigerian states, with these collectively acting as a powerful engine of northern economic growth.
  • Benefits will be both for the states themselves, while also creating real market opportunities for the wider north, counterbalancing the wealth and investment that is currently primarily found in Lagos and the South.
  • The programme will focus on the development of high potential pro-poor value chains, selected during a detailed project preparation study, supporting them to become productive, competitive and attractive for investment at every level.
  • The Team Leader acts as the central point of leadership for the programme. The Team Leader shall be responsible for representing the programme with a range of external organisations and individuals, including regularly reporting DFID, maintaining strong working relationships with relevant local entities, other programmes, as well as with corporate Palladium staff.

Responsibilities

  • Developing strong working relationships with the programme’s contact points in DFID and leading on reporting to them, through both formal and informal channels.
  • Maintain relations and represent the programme with the wider DFID country office as needed.
  • Develop strong working relationships with the leadership of other development programmes, in particular DFID’s local government and sectoral programming portfolios, and exploit complementarities and synergies between LINKS and them where possible.
  • Develop strong working relationships and a regular dialogue on programme progress and challenges with relevant Palladium staff, including the Project Director, Operational and Technical Managers, and ensure LINKS compliance with established Palladium systems and processes.
  • Maintain a strong working relationships with the Technical Director and reach a consensus on LINKS overarching, as well as component specific, technical approach and direction
  • Represent the programme with an external audience as needed, including with communities of practice and other DFID offices.
  • Manages relationships with the host country government, counterpart agencies, project partners and stakeholders and business partners.
  • Ensure good staff management practices including staff planning, recruitment, on-boarding, appraisal and development

Project Management:

  • Provide guidance, oversight and quality assurance for all project activities, outputs and deliverables. Assume overall responsibility for the effective implementation of work plans to ensure delivery is on time, within budget, meets Client and stakeholder expectations and is contractually compliant
  • Monitor implementation progress; maintain up to date project logs and registers; work to resolve issues, manages and mitigates risks; and escalate material issues and risks as appropriate.
  • Develop and implement plans for results measurement, monitoring and evaluation, knowledge management, value for money analysis and communication management.

Requirements

  • At least 15 years working experience in international projects
  • At least 10 years of those spent in project in developing countries lasting more than 2 years and managing teams of 10 or more including local and international staff
  • At least 5 years of Project Team Leader / Head of Project status in economic development projects with significant elements involving private sector investment and innovation, and budgets over £5 million
  • Proven track record of achieving job creation and/or income raising results at large scale and pace (100,000 people plus)
  • Relevant Nigeria experience

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: Health Systems Strengthening (HSS) Coordinator – Nigeria IHP
Location
: Kebbi
Reports to: The Kebbi IHP Governance and Leadership advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The Health System Coordinators shall be based at strategically located Local Government Health Authorities (LGHAs).
  • The IHP Health System Strengthening (HSS) coordinators will be responsible for providing technical assistance and capacity building across the building blocks of the health system and enhance the utilization of data for decision-making and apply adaptive management at the LGHA  (6-7), PHC and community to continually strengthen accountability, systems and services for  reduced child and maternal morbidity and mortality.

Responsibilities 

  • Facilitate and support LGHA officials to adopt and effectively implement state-wide policies including, but not limited to, Primary Health Care Under One Roof (PHCUOR), PHC revitalization, Integrated Supportive Supervision, and integrated RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Build capacity of LGHAs to strengthen Facility Management Committees (FMC), Quality Improvement Teams and Ward Development Committees (WDCs) to fulfill their functions and work with health providers to improve integrated primary health care
  • Provide guidance to LGHA’s to enhance HRH availability and performance of integrated primary health care through appropriate training, mentoring and integrated supportive supervision to facility (PHC) and community-based structures (WDCs/VDCs and community-based health workers/volunteers)
  • Support the implementation of strategic plans for Human Resources for Health at the LGHA and PHC levels that are based on evidence and are designed to support improvements in RMNCH+N and malaria
  • Provide technical leadership to and build capacity of LGHA officials to use available data and information to make strategic decisions for planning, budgeting and supervising systems for health financing, health workforce, service delivery, supply chain, governance and accountability
  • Works with LGHAs to strengthen institutional and financial capacity for quality PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate for FMCs and WDCs
  • Participate in catchment LGHAs’ planning meetings, to provide guidance and adapt/target IHP technical assistance plans, as necessary to address needs
  • Conduct regular internal review and analysis of program and quality improvement data for catchment LGHAs to determine progress towards goals and gaps and develop plans for technical assistance to address gaps
  • Provide support to LGHA and facility officials to explore opportunities to collaborate with the private sector to improve RMNCH health outcomes
  • Coordinate scheduling of program-wide technical assistance activities for catchment LGHAs
  • Provide clear documentation of programmatic achievements and keep state management team informed on monthly, quarterly and annual basis
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals

Requirements   

  • A graduate degree in Public Health, Health Planning, Health Policy or related courses (e.g. MBBS, RN etc.) with extensive field experience in managing health programs in Nigeria. A postgraduate degree in health systems or public health will be an added advantage
  • At least 3-5 years of experience working on Health Systems Strengthening in developing countries, preferably in Nigeria
  • The HSS Coordinator must be an experienced professional in the field of health systems strengthening, primary health care, and have capacity building and project management experience in public health programs
  • The HSS Coordinator must be intimately familiar with the context in Nigeria and have in-country experience with USAID programs
  • Demonstratable capacity to network and negotiate with key stakeholders across different sectors in support of health
  • Strong skills in design, implementation and monitoring of program components; e.g. health systems strengthening, qual training, supportive supervision, advocacy and coordination
  • Excellent facilitation and mentoring skills’ supporting decentralized entities to translate policies into strategic plans for implementation; and computer literacy in spread sheets is a must
  • Experience with technical assistance for programs funded by USAID and/or other donor programs in developing countries, with significant Nigeria experience
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing, and interpersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities
  • Fluent in English, (written and oral communication) and Hausa and/or Fulfulde
  • Willingness to travel throughout Kebbi state as necessary

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

 

Job Title: HRH and Capacity Building Advisor – Nigeria IHP
Location:
 Bauchi
Reports Directly to: Bauchi IHP Governance and Leadership Advisor

Project Overview and Role

  • The IHP Human Resources for Health (HRH) and Capacity Building Advisor provides guidance to the SMOH/SPHCDA in planning, production, management, governance, skill building and performance enhancement of Human Resources for Health (HRH);
  • Implementation and improved utilization of the Human Resources Information System (HRIS); and organizational capacity strengthening to deliver quality integrated family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria (IRMNCH +NM) services at state, LGA, facility and community levels.

Responsibilities
HRH System Strengthening:

  • Works with the state Leadership and Governance Advisor and field staff to provide technical oversight and quality assurance of HRH, at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states.
  • Supports and builds the capacity of the SMOH/SPHCDA to develop and implement State HRH strategies and plans, coordinate HRH activities of  implementing partners.
  • Facilitate the SMOH/SPHCDA to lead  the HRH technical working groups to adapt, domesticate and disseminate HRH related guidelines, tools and procedures that will support the achievement of quality service delivery at scale.
  • Provides technical assistance to SPHCDA, LGHAs and relevant HRH structures including the private sector to develop state HR systems: institutionalizing HRH governance and planning, monitoring, analysis and forecasting of health workforce needs, workload analysis and  HRH data management and utilization.
  • Provides technical assistance to the state, LGHA and facility levels for the roll-out, management, utilization and institutionalization of the national HRIS at the state level.
  • Provides guidance to the SPHCDA, LGHA and community structures on strategic interventions to address and improve the shortage, maldistribution, and uneven performance of state health care workers aligned with the national Minimum Service Package (MSP).

Capacity Building
Responsible for defining State IHP, government health staff and local partner needs for training/capacity development based on any/all the following:

  • Program, facility, staff assessment
  • Defined need from program reports, outputs, outcomes
  • New staff
  • Identified gaps in capacity/skills from ISS and scorecards
  • New strategy and/or implementation approach
  • Supports the state and LGHA review and strengthen health workforce in-service training/learning systems to efficiently deliver state level master trainings and cascade training to lower levels including training quality assurance systems.
  • Provides technical expertise to SPHCDA, LGHA, facility management committees (FMCs), ward development committees (WDCs) and local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) to conduct assessments of capacity to manage and deliver quality RMNCH +NM services at the PHC level in line the MSP and WHS.
  • Provides TA at state level to generate training profiles that will define training Content (modification/adaptation as needed; mid and final course examination) where they do not exist or work in line with the adapted National training tools.
  • Provides TA to appropriate State focal person for maintaining training database, training calendar, archived library of all training material, evaluations, exams and reports as needed of all approved profiles.
  • Builds capacity of State focal person(s) to prepare training reports, conduct post training follow up to verify participants’ ability to apply knowledge and skills, and evaluate training programs.
  • Works with SPHCDA and LGHAs to sustainably deliver and or outsource efficient and effective training and continuing education using a mix of adult learning methods that improves performance at PHC service delivery, incorporating new and innovative approaches as appropriate to each level of the health structure.
  • Contributes to the development/review of program strategies, work plans, budgets, reports and success stories.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

  • Advanced Degree in Financial Management, Organizational Development, Health Planning and Management, Public Health, Business Administration, or related fields
  • At least 8 years experience focused on strengthening the capacity of government institutions, health facilities, community-based structures and local organizations
  • Expertise in HRH management and enhancement aimed at improving the quality of health services
  • Significant experience applying mainstream institutional strengthening approaches such as Organizational Capacity Assessment, Institutional Strengthening Planning, Strategic Planning, Training of Trainers.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of proven adult based training approaches
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of local culture and a deep understanding of the social, political and ethical issues surrounding the delivery of RMNCH +NM services
  • High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication. Ability to speak Hausa is required
  • Ability to function/work independently as well as part of a team
  • Well-developed computer skills
  • Ability to travel within IHP focal state at least 75 % time.

Interested and qualified candidates should: Click here to apply

Applications Deadline 24th October, 2018.

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