Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. In collaboration with some it’s partners; Palladium, Society For Family Health and PharmAccess will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement called the Integrated Health Project(IHP) aims to contribute to reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality in target states, and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality PHC services. The project will operate over a 5-year period.
The purpose of this Nigeria Integrated Health Program (IHP) Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in Sokoto State to strengthen the state-, LGA-, and ward-level health system as well as strengthen engagement with the state government. The objectives of the program are to (a) strengthen systems supporting primary health care services; (b) improve access to primary health care services; and, (c) increase quality of primary health care services.
The IHP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services. TORs will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in Sokoto and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission; programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for primary health care (PHC) services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.
- Provide leadership and technical expertise in high impact reproductive, maternal, newborn, child health, nutrition, and malaria (RMNCH+NM) services that is sound, evidence-based, and responsive to the needs of the State and USAID.
- Provide advice on the integration of these services into established service delivery systems at different levels of care in the State.
- Collaborate with other stakeholders, including other IHP states to apply lessons learned, innovations and quality methods to ensure evidence-based practices are translated to improved implementation of interventions.
- Provide technical advice on the integration of RMNCH+NM into established service delivery systems at different levels of care.
- Collaborate with other stakeholders, including other IHP states, to apply lessons learned, innovations, and cutting-edge quality improvement methods to translate best practices into improved implementation of interventions.
- Provide technical leadership to the building of local capacity using proven training approaches and quality improvement methodologies.
- Provide technical support to key stakeholders including review of technical documents and provide input to relevant policies and strategies.
- Provide technical leadership in the development of primary health care strategies for the reduction of maternal, newborn and child morbidity and mortality.
- Identify evidence-based innovative approaches to strengthen health systems strengthening interventions including service delivery.
- Provide technical assistance to key stakeholders including review of technical documents and provide input to relevant policies and strategies.
- Provide technical assistance and advice on the relevant latest health developments, publications, and other information generation activities being undertaken both in Nigeria and globally.
- Supervise Technical Advisors as needed.
- Coordinate closely with other USAID activities and development partner programs in the State.
- Contribute to and coordinate with the program’s monitoring and evaluation (M&E) team on activities to ensure that the program meets set targets in accordance with national and USG standards.
- Represent program at state level stakeholder meetings and technical working groups in relation to RMNCH+NM and related technical areas.
- Contribute to annual work planning, training plans and quarterly reports and other required technical reports.
- Provide leadership on the timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of program activities and results.
- Advocate and ensure quality program implementation consistent with MOH Nigerian Guidelines, global best practices and USAID Nigerian Strategic Directions including advice on relevant latest health developments & publications.
- Coordinate the evaluation of program progress against deliverables on a quarterly basis.
- With the Integrated Primary Health Care Advisors, oversee program design, implementation, quality assurance and monitoring of work plan.
- Coordinate with the other members of the technical team and NGO partners to develop and implement feasible facility and community-based approaches.
- Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor which contribute to the achievement of program goals.
- All other duties and tasks as assigned.
- Minimum of 10 years working experience in the areas of RMNCH+NM.
- A medical doctor, nurse/midwife, or any other closely related health care professional; specialization in obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics or Public Health and other health related courses (e.g., MPH, MSC in international health, social sciences, or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.
- Previous experience working on a USAID funded project will be an added advantage.
- Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH, NPHCDA, or SPHCDA structures and functions
- Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in health.
- Strong skills in leadership, design, implementation, and monitoring of program components, e.g., services, training, quality improvement, advocacy and coordination.
- Demonstrated capacity to develop technical materials and providing training to improve service delivery, advocacy, and resource mobilization for expanding RMNCH+NM.
- Strong verbal, listening, writing, and intrapersonal skills essential for effective coordination among several institutions and staff involved in a broad range of activities.
- Strong ability to multi-task will be highly desirable.
- Fluent in English, (written and oral communication)
- Willingness to travel throughout Nigeria, as necessary
How to apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply using this link:
- We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
- Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
- Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
- There will be travel requirements and opportunities both within Nigeria.
- JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org