Massive Recruitment at Jhpiego Nigeria

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting tfill the position of:

 

 

Job Title: Senior Human Resource Officer

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Human Resources Director
Supervises: Human Resources Assistant

Role Overview

  • The Senior HR Officer is expected to work with the Director of Human Resources in providing a comprehensive, professional and employee focused HR service to Jhpiego Nigeria and to support the implementation of the HR strategy.
  • S/he provides practical, timely support, advice and direction to Jhpiego staff on the full life cycle of HR activities including HR policy and procedures interpretation, donor and legal regulations, employee relations as well as compensation and benefits practices among others.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Support the Director of Human Resources in development and implementation of Human Resource strategies and best practice processes aligned with Jhpiego global HR standards and Nigerian labour law.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and interpretation of Human Resource policies, procedures and systems and ensure consistency and harmony with the Global HR Standard Operating Procedures, other organizational level policies and national labour legislation.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of performance management systems for all staff.
  • Oversee the development of Training Needs Analysis (TNA) and Evaluation methods used in the training process to ensure that training meets the requirements of the individual and facilitate the achievement of organizational goals.
  • Provide an interface between staff and the organization to facilitate their knowledge of policies and respond to a variety of employment related questions, concerns and issues related to the full HR life cycle in line with Jhpiego standards
  • Manages and supports operational issues related to employees, including post related allowances, health and others as identified.
  • The jobholder will provide advice to staff and supervisors on various HR policies, good practices for effective and motivated staff.
  • Offer support in the review and update of HR policies as per local laws and best practices in the international NGO community.
  • Support in the recruitment process including review of job descriptions, advertisements, screening of applications, interview and selection process, reference checks and contracting.
  • Raises HR-related issues with managers in a proactive and diplomatic fashion, identifying practical solutions and appropriate action plans;
  • Collaborates with the Recruiting team to analyze and generate offers of employment, with a focus on applicability of Jhpiego compensation standard and donor policy as related to allowances and other applicable benefits;
  • Conducts exit interviews, identifying trends and recommending actions to address concerns;
  • Develops and maintain periodic human resources reports, utilizing standard HR-related metrics;
  • Understands and is able to serve as back-up on all functions, including payroll, HRIS, onboarding and off-boarding.
  • Ensure recruiting and hiring practices are in compliance with in country regulations and organizational policies.
  • Manage the review and renewal of the Jhpiego medical scheme.
  • Provide day-to-day administration of staff benefits and answer queries from staff regarding benefits.
  • Coordinate on-boarding (orientation) of new staff with other departments to support the learning process of new employees and follow-up with new staff to ensure adaptation and identify problem areas.
  • Lead on maintenance of up-to-date employee records in both electronic (JEMS and ICIMS) and hard copy files and ensure the files are complete and all required documentation is maintained in a confidential and secure manner.
  • Coordinate monthly payroll changes including timesheets, variation reports and interface with finance on related activities.
  • Conduct periodic internal audits to ensure compliance with GHR, JHU; assist with compilation of statistics and material in support of affirmative action and various compliance requirements.
  • Offer support in the administration of HR Policies, addressing staff grievances and in handling disciplinary issues.
  • Coordinate the staff welfare initiatives and all staff events e.g., staff recognition award, staff team building and meetings, wellness activities and other HR initiatives.
  • Responsible for drafting, processing and records of all short-term consultants and staff contracts.
  • Coordinate the maintenance of tracker for 90 days probationary Performance Review and following up with supervisors to complete their 90 days.
  • Drive staff towards a common and shared vision and mission.
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned.

Persons Specification
Educational Qualifications & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Administration or related field. A post graduate degree will be an added advantage.
  • Membership of a HR professional body.
  • A minimum of 6 years’ progressive practical work experience in Human Resource
  • Experience working with medium to large sized donor funded INGOs. Experience working with USAID funded organizations will be an added advantage.
  • In depth knowledge of Nigerian employment practices.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Ability to demonstrate diplomacy, sensitivity, and respect for confidentiality.
  • Effective organizational skills, attention to details and ability to handle a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Highly motivated, energetic, independent self-starter with strong team orientation.
  • Demonstrated use of initiative and ability to make appropriate linkages in work requirements and anticipate next steps.
  • Strong presentation and communications skills, oral and written.
  • Proficiency in computer applications to include MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of Donors policies and procedures.

 

 

 

Job Title: Anesthesiologist Consultant Trainer in Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi
Slot: 2 – 3 trainers per state
Position Reports to: Technical Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health/Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The Project

  • USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (Task Order 3), Kebbi (Task Order 4), Sokoto (Task Order 5), Ebonyi (Task Order-6) and FCT (Task Order-7).

Subject RFP Number

  • TO3/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0003
  • TO4/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0003
  • TO5/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0003
  • TO6/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0003
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0003

Purpose

  • We invites applications from qualified Anesthesiologist to organize and facilitate two days trainings on provision of safe obstetrics anesthesia as a core component of CEmONC training for doctors, midwives and nurse anesthetists from selected Secondary hospitals in the Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, FCT and Ebonyi
  • IHP is seeking 2 – 3 consultant Anesthesiologists per State with each consultant conducting 5 – 6 batches of 2-day trainings (depending on the number of general hospitals per State / FCT).
  • Additional details on background, scope and terms of the consultancy, applicant eligibility and proposal instructions are included below.

Brief Background

  • USAID Integrated Health Program in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) task orders 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are multi-year, reproductive health / family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, and malaria (RMNCH+NM) programs being implemented in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT respectively.
  • As briefly summarized below, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT have poor maternal and perinatal health indices due in part to low coverage and poor quality of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal routine and complications care.
  • IHP aims to contribute to State level reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services for RMNCH+NM, including linkages to high quality secondary healthcare services for women, newborns and children with complications requiring higher level care.
  • To improve quality of primary health care services (objective 3), IHP is supporting the State Government, SPHCDA and other partners in the four states and FCT to implement a range of activities in selected Primary Health Centers, including building capacity of PHC providers (training, mentoring, supervision) to provide essential RMNCH care including prompt recognition, stabilizing measures and referral of women and newborns with complications.
  • As a complement to provider capacity building, IHP is also supporting local health system strengthening and QI efforts to improve RMNCH care in PHCs, including linkages to secondary care for women and newborns with complications.
  • In collaboration with Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi state governments, and FCT Administration, IHP intends to conduct onsite competency-based CEmONC training for medical officers, nurse / midwives, and an aesthetic nurses (approximately 80 per state) working at selected general hospitals, Mission Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Center, with a special focus on safe Caesarean surgeries (including emergency caesarean hysterectomy) and safe anesthesia.
  • The training will take place in 6 GHs in Bauchi, 10 GHs in Kebbi, 12 GHs in Sokoto, 10 referral hospitals in Ebonyi States and 15 GHs in FCT respectively.
  • IHP is seeking the services of 2-3 Anesthesiology training consultants in the four States and FCT.
  • As a member of a team, the consultants will lead on-site 2-day training on safe anesthesia component of CEmONC to build the capacity of medical officers, midwives, nurses, and anesthetic nurses to provide safe anesthesia services as a core element of CEmONC in selected IHP supported general hospitals in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT.
  • Each consultant trainer will conduct 2-day training on the anesthesia component of CEmONC trainings in 2-3 GHs/referral medical centers (depending on the number per state/FCT). There will be approximately 5-8 participants in each CEmONC training; thus each of the 2 – 3 CEmONC training consultants per state will train approximately 25 – 40 doctors, nurse/midwives and anesthetic nurses in each state.

The three objectives of IHP are to:

  • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services
  • Improve access to primary health care services
  • Increase quality of primary health care services.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the consultancy is to build the capacity of 80 doctors, midwives, nurses and laboratory scientists/technicians to provide safe blood transfusion for women with severe anemia and uncontrolled bleeding as a core component of CEmONC services.
  • Trainees will be trained onsite at their health facilities (secondary/referral hospitals) in a cohort of 5-8 trainees. The participants will be selected from IHP supported secondary facilities in the Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi States, and FCT.

Specific Objectives
By the end of each 2-day blood transfusion training session, learners will demonstrate competency to a minimum standard in the following areas:

  • Evidence-based management of anesthesia and analgesia for planned/emergency caesareans and emergency caesarean hysterectomies, including pre-operative assessment, planning and care, anesthesia management and monitoring during surgery and post-operative care
  • Evidence-based management of anesthesia for women with specific obstetric complications including pre-eclampsia/eclampsia and severe obstetric hemorrhage.
  • Appropriate use of Lignocaine and Ketamine in obstetric analgesia and anesthesia resp.
  • Appropriate technique for the following clinical procedures:
    • High and total spinal anesthesia.
    • Difficult airway management, including failed intubation.
    • Maternal life support.
  • Use of Lignocaine with or without adrenaline in obstetrics:
    • Preparation of lignocaine.
    • Prevention of complications.
    • Diagnosis of lignocaine allergy and toxicity.
    • Management of lignocaine allergy.
    • Management of lignocaine toxicity.
  • General principles of analgesia and anesthesia in obstetrics, including:
    • Team-based pre-operative assessment and care.
    • Anesthesia management and monitoring during surgery and postoperative care
  • Anesthetic considerations in special obstetrics conditions:
    • Pre-eclampsia/Eclampsia
    • Major obstetrics hemorrhage.
  • High and total spinal anesthesia.
  • Difficult airway management, including failed intubation.
  • Maternal life support.

Key Tasks

  • Actively participate in an IHP organized two-day training-of trainers’ competencies standardization workshop.
  • Work with IHP to develop Operational Training Plan (as per the deliverable requirements below). Work closely with the technical IHP staff (RMNH/FP technical lead, State Technical Directors, Integrated PHC Advisors, Integrated Supportive Supervision and Quality Improvement Specialists) to develop the Operational Training Plan and any follow-on support.
  • Use the IHP training preparation checklist to support advance preparation for the training
  • In conjunction with IHP, conduct an advance visit to clinical training site the day before the training.
  • Set up simulation stations as required for the training.
  • Facilitate the clinical and laboratory skills training using ‘hands-on’, interactive, competency based, training approaches and methodology.
  • Identify a peer practice coordinator (a high performing participant in each health facility who can provide continuing post-training support.
  • Administer pre and post knowledge, questionnaire, and skills’ assessment to assess knowledge and skills of learners before and after the training.
  • Carry out any other related tasks that may be necessary to facilitate the training activity.

IHP Responsibilities:

  • IHP will provide technical guidance towards preparation of power point slides, checklists, pre- and post-tests.
  • IHP with State Ministry of Health will identify trainees at the selected health facilities in advance of the training.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered and practicing Anesthesiologists with at least 5 years post-qualification working experience.
  • Evidence of previous and ongoing work experience providing comprehensive oversight of safe anesthetic services for pregnant and postpartum women in a facility delivering CEmONC services.
  • Evidence of previous experience conducting training on safe anesthetic services as a key component of CEmONC or a similar training especially within the last 24 months and/or evidence of provision of ongoing training to obstetricians/ anesthetists undergoing residency training or training of medical officers undergoing rotation in anesthesia till date.
  • Evidence of having up-to-date annual practicing license with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Evidence of strong coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Evidence of strong analytical and communication skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Consultant Trainer in Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi
Slots: 5 – 6 trainers per state
Reports to: Technical Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health/Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Project: USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (T03), Kebbi (TO4), Sokoto (TO5), Ebonyi (TO-6) and FCT (TO-7)*

Project

  • USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (T03), Kebbi (TO4), Sokoto (TO5), Ebonyi (TO-6) and FCT (TO-7)**

Subject RFP #

  • TO3/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO4/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO6/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001

Purpose

  • Jhpiego invites applications from qualified OB/GYN training consultants to organize and facilitate six-day trainings on CEmONC for doctors and midwives from selected Secondary hospitals / General Hospitals (GHs) in two IHP-supported states: Bauchi (6 GHs), Sokoto (12 GHs), Kebbi (12 GHs), Ebonyi (10 GHs) and FCT (14 GHs)
  • IHP is seeking 5 – 6 CEmONC consultant trainers per State.

Brief Background
USAID Integrated Health Program in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto Ebonyi State and FCT:

  • The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) task orders 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are multi-year, reproductive health/family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, and nutrition (RMNCH+NM) programs being implemented in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi States and the FCT respectively.
  • Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State and FCT have poor maternal and perinatal health indices due in part to low coverage and poor quality of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal, routine and complications care.
  • IHP aims to contribute to State level reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services for RMNCH+NM, including linkages to high-quality secondary healthcare services for women, newborns and children with complications requiring higher-level care. The three objectives of IHP are to:
    • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services
    • Improve access to primary health care services
    • Increase the quality of primary health care services
  • To improve quality of primary health care services (objective 3), IHP is supporting the State Government, SPHCDA and other partners in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State and FCT to implement a range of activities in selected Primary Health Centers, including building the capacity of PHC providers (training, mentoring, supervision) to provide essential RMNCH care including prompt recognition, stabilizing measures and referral of women and newborns with complications.
  • As a complement to providers’ capacity building, IHP is also supporting local health system strengthening and QI efforts to improve RMNCH care in PHCs, including linkages to secondary care for women and newborns with complications.
  • In collaboration with Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State government and FCT administrators, IHP intends to conduct onsite competency-based CEmONC training for medical officers and midwives (80 per state) working at selected general hospitals, with a special focus on safe caesarean (including emergency caesarean hysterectomy) and safe blood transfusion. The training will take place in 6GHs in Bauchi, 12GHs in Kebbi, 12GHs in Sokoto,10 GHs Ebonyi and 15 GHs FCT.
  • IHP is seeking 5 – 6 CEmONC MNH training consultants in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi States and FCT. As a member of a team, the consultant will lead an on-site 6-day CEmONC training session to build the capacity of medical officers and midwives on CEmONC in selected IHP supported general hospitals in one of the 2 IHP supported states.
  • Each consultant trainer will conduct 6-day CEmONC training in 2-3 GHs.
  • There will be approximately 6-8 participants in each CEmONC training; thus, each of the 5-6 CEmONC training consultants per state will train approximately 12-24 doctors/ midwives/ nurses in each state.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the consultancy is to build the capacity of an average of 8 (eight) healthcare workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) onsite at their health facilities (General Hospitals), to provide evidence based CEmONC services with special focus on safe caesarean surgery, emergency caesarean hysterectomy, uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), newborn care including helping babies to breathe, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E).
  • The participants will be selected from IHP supported General Hospitals (GHs) in the 4 IHP focus states and FCT. Each consultant will be required to conduct this onsite training at 2 – 3 GHs in the selected state of choice. Each cohort of healthcare workers will be trained onsite for 6 days per training session.

Specific Objectives
By the end of each 6-day CEmONC training session learners will demonstrate competency at a minimum standard in the following areas:

  • Provision of safe caesarean surgeries, including emergency caesarean hysterectomy and clinical decision-making to determine when these interventions are appropriate and needed.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills to prevent promptly detect and manage post-partum hemorrhage.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills to detect and promptly manage pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia.
  • Early detection and management newborns with asphyxia, including resuscitation with bag and mask
  • Demonstrated skills to provide respectful maternity care for women and newborns, including effective communication with women and families, emotional support and respect for the dignity and rights of women and newborns including consented care and absence of mistreatment (e.g. verbal abuse)

Key Tasks

  • Actively participate in an IHP organized one-week training-of-trainers’ competencies standardization workshop.
  • Work with IHP to develop Operational Training Plan (as per the deliverable requirements below). Work closely with the technical IHP staff (RMNH/FP technical lead, State Technical Directors, Integrated PHC Advisors, Integrated Supportive Supervision and Quality Improvement Specialists) to develop the Operational Training Plan and any follow-on support.
  • Use the IHP training preparation checklist to support advance preparation for the training
  • In conjunction with IHP conduct an advance visit to clinical training site the day before the training.
  • Set up simulation stations as required for the training.
  • Facilitate the clinical skills training using ‘hands-on’, interactive, competency-based, training approaches and methodology.
  • Identify a peer practice coordinator (a high performing participant in each health facility) and orient this person to provide continuing post-training support in each facility.
  • Administer pre and post knowledge, questionnaire, and skills’ assessment to assess knowledge and skills of learners before and after the training.
  • Carry out any other related tasks that may be necessary to facilitate the training activity and delivering high-quality training.
  • Knowledge and skills scope of training
  • Provision of Respectful maternity care during antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods.
  • Immediate recognition and management of neonates with asphyxia, including resuscitation with bag and mask
  • Early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, including evidence-based clinical decision-making based on severity of PE/E, health status of woman and fetus and gestational age, with use of parenteral anticonvulsants and timely delivery for women with severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
  • Evidence-based safe caesarean and caesarean emergency hysterectomy including pre and post-operative care, team-based intrapartum care and appropriate surgical technique:
    • Pre-operative preparation
    • Caesarean Section
    • Caesarean hysterectomy
    • Post-operative care

Early detection and prompt management of Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia including:

  • Assessment and management of PE/E risk factors during ANC (e.g. chronic and gestational hypertension, diabetes, anemia, obesity).
  • Prompt recognition of PE/E symptoms and appropriate diagnosis of PE/E severity based on health status of woman and fetus, during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period.
  • Appropriate management of PE/E based on maternal and foetal status and gestational age.
  • Provision of parenteral Magnesium Sulphate for severe PE/E and eclampsia and timely delivery of pregnant women with severe PE/E and unstable status.

Prevention and Management of post-partum hemorrhage including:

  • Provision of high-quality ANC services, including assessment and control of anemia and other preventable risk factors for PPH.
  • Active management of 3rd stage of labor (prophylactic uterotonic immediately after delivery).
  • Non-pneumatic Anti-shock garment.
  • Bimanual uterine compression (Internal and external).
  • Repair of genital lacerations.
  • B-Lynch suture.
  • Emergency hysterectomy (uncontrolled PPH despite all other measures).

IHP Responsibilities:

  • IHP will provide a training curriculum and learning resource package, including agenda, power point presentations, checklists, pre- and post-tests, anatomical models, and simulation exercises.
  • IHP in collaboration with State Ministry of Health will identify trainees at the selected health facilities in advance of the training.
  • IHP will provide a training of trainers to standardize skills of selected expert trainers and familiarize trainers with learning materials.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered and practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist with at least 5 years post-qualification working experience.
  • Previous and ongoing provision of CEmONC services in a facility.
  • Previous experience conducting CEmONC training especially within the last 24 months or a current faculty member/trainer in an obstetrics residency training program.
  • Up-to-date annual practicing license with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Strong coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Obstetrician / Gynaecologist Consultant Trainer in Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi
Slots: 5 – 6 trainers per state
Reports to: Technical Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health/Family Planning and Reproductive Health
Project: USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (T03), Kebbi (TO4), Sokoto (TO5), Ebonyi (TO-6) and FCT (TO-7)*

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Project

  • USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (T03), Kebbi (TO4), Sokoto (TO5), Ebonyi (TO-6) and FCT (TO-7)**

Subject RFP #

  • TO3/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO4/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO6/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001
  • TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0001

Purpose

  • Jhpiego invites applications from qualified OB/GYN training consultants to organize and facilitate six-day trainings on CEmONC for doctors and midwives from selected Secondary hospitals / General Hospitals (GHs) in two IHP-supported states: Bauchi (6 GHs), Sokoto (12 GHs), Kebbi (12 GHs), Ebonyi (10 GHs) and FCT (14 GHs)
  • IHP is seeking 5 – 6 CEmONC consultant trainers per State.

Brief Background
USAID Integrated Health Program in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto Ebonyi State and FCT:

  • The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) task orders 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are multi-year, reproductive health/family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, and nutrition (RMNCH+NM) programs being implemented in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi States and the FCT respectively.
  • Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State and FCT have poor maternal and perinatal health indices due in part to low coverage and poor quality of antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal, routine and complications care.
  • IHP aims to contribute to State level reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services for RMNCH+NM, including linkages to high-quality secondary healthcare services for women, newborns and children with complications requiring higher-level care. The three objectives of IHP are to:
    • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services
    • Improve access to primary health care services
    • Increase the quality of primary health care services
  • To improve quality of primary health care services (objective 3), IHP is supporting the State Government, SPHCDA and other partners in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State and FCT to implement a range of activities in selected Primary Health Centers, including building the capacity of PHC providers (training, mentoring, supervision) to provide essential RMNCH care including prompt recognition, stabilizing measures and referral of women and newborns with complications.
  • As a complement to providers’ capacity building, IHP is also supporting local health system strengthening and QI efforts to improve RMNCH care in PHCs, including linkages to secondary care for women and newborns with complications.
  • In collaboration with Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi State government and FCT administrators, IHP intends to conduct onsite competency-based CEmONC training for medical officers and midwives (80 per state) working at selected general hospitals, with a special focus on safe caesarean (including emergency caesarean hysterectomy) and safe blood transfusion. The training will take place in 6GHs in Bauchi, 12GHs in Kebbi, 12GHs in Sokoto,10 GHs Ebonyi and 15 GHs FCT.
  • IHP is seeking 5 – 6 CEmONC MNH training consultants in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi States and FCT. As a member of a team, the consultant will lead an on-site 6-day CEmONC training session to build the capacity of medical officers and midwives on CEmONC in selected IHP supported general hospitals in one of the 2 IHP supported states.
  • Each consultant trainer will conduct 6-day CEmONC training in 2-3 GHs.
  • There will be approximately 6-8 participants in each CEmONC training; thus, each of the 5-6 CEmONC training consultants per state will train approximately 12-24 doctors/ midwives/ nurses in each state.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the consultancy is to build the capacity of an average of 8 (eight) healthcare workers (doctors, nurses and midwives) onsite at their health facilities (General Hospitals), to provide evidence based CEmONC services with special focus on safe caesarean surgery, emergency caesarean hysterectomy, uncontrolled postpartum hemorrhage (PPH), newborn care including helping babies to breathe, and pre-eclampsia/eclampsia (PE/E).
  • The participants will be selected from IHP supported General Hospitals (GHs) in the 4 IHP focus states and FCT. Each consultant will be required to conduct this onsite training at 2 – 3 GHs in the selected state of choice. Each cohort of healthcare workers will be trained onsite for 6 days per training session.

Specific Objectives
By the end of each 6-day CEmONC training session learners will demonstrate competency at a minimum standard in the following areas:

  • Provision of safe caesarean surgeries, including emergency caesarean hysterectomy and clinical decision-making to determine when these interventions are appropriate and needed.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills to prevent promptly detect and manage post-partum hemorrhage.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated skills to detect and promptly manage pre-eclampsia/ eclampsia.
  • Early detection and management newborns with asphyxia, including resuscitation with bag and mask
  • Demonstrated skills to provide respectful maternity care for women and newborns, including effective communication with women and families, emotional support and respect for the dignity and rights of women and newborns including consented care and absence of mistreatment (e.g. verbal abuse)

Key Tasks

  • Actively participate in an IHP organized one-week training-of-trainers’ competencies standardization workshop.
  • Work with IHP to develop Operational Training Plan (as per the deliverable requirements below). Work closely with the technical IHP staff (RMNH/FP technical lead, State Technical Directors, Integrated PHC Advisors, Integrated Supportive Supervision and Quality Improvement Specialists) to develop the Operational Training Plan and any follow-on support.
  • Use the IHP training preparation checklist to support advance preparation for the training
  • In conjunction with IHP conduct an advance visit to clinical training site the day before the training.
  • Set up simulation stations as required for the training.
  • Facilitate the clinical skills training using ‘hands-on’, interactive, competency-based, training approaches and methodology.
  • Identify a peer practice coordinator (a high performing participant in each health facility) and orient this person to provide continuing post-training support in each facility.
  • Administer pre and post knowledge, questionnaire, and skills’ assessment to assess knowledge and skills of learners before and after the training.
  • Carry out any other related tasks that may be necessary to facilitate the training activity and delivering high-quality training.
  • Knowledge and skills scope of training
  • Provision of Respectful maternity care during antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal periods.
  • Immediate recognition and management of neonates with asphyxia, including resuscitation with bag and mask
  • Early detection and management of pre-eclampsia/eclampsia during antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period, including evidence-based clinical decision-making based on severity of PE/E, health status of woman and fetus and gestational age, with use of parenteral anticonvulsants and timely delivery for women with severe pre-eclampsia or eclampsia
  • Evidence-based safe caesarean and caesarean emergency hysterectomy including pre and post-operative care, team-based intrapartum care and appropriate surgical technique:
    • Pre-operative preparation
    • Caesarean Section
    • Caesarean hysterectomy
    • Post-operative care

Early detection and prompt management of Pre-eclampsia/eclampsia including:

  • Assessment and management of PE/E risk factors during ANC (e.g. chronic and gestational hypertension, diabetes, anemia, obesity).
  • Prompt recognition of PE/E symptoms and appropriate diagnosis of PE/E severity based on health status of woman and fetus, during the antenatal, intrapartum, and postnatal period.
  • Appropriate management of PE/E based on maternal and foetal status and gestational age.
  • Provision of parenteral Magnesium Sulphate for severe PE/E and eclampsia and timely delivery of pregnant women with severe PE/E and unstable status.

Prevention and Management of post-partum hemorrhage including:

  • Provision of high-quality ANC services, including assessment and control of anemia and other preventable risk factors for PPH.
  • Active management of 3rd stage of labor (prophylactic uterotonic immediately after delivery).
  • Non-pneumatic Anti-shock garment.
  • Bimanual uterine compression (Internal and external).
  • Repair of genital lacerations.
  • B-Lynch suture.
  • Emergency hysterectomy (uncontrolled PPH despite all other measures).

IHP Responsibilities:

  • IHP will provide a training curriculum and learning resource package, including agenda, power point presentations, checklists, pre- and post-tests, anatomical models, and simulation exercises.
  • IHP in collaboration with State Ministry of Health will identify trainees at the selected health facilities in advance of the training.
  • IHP will provide a training of trainers to standardize skills of selected expert trainers and familiarize trainers with learning materials.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered and practicing Obstetrician/Gynecologist with at least 5 years post-qualification working experience.
  • Previous and ongoing provision of CEmONC services in a facility.
  • Previous experience conducting CEmONC training especially within the last 24 months or a current faculty member/trainer in an obstetrics residency training program.
  • Up-to-date annual practicing license with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Strong coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills.

 

 

 

Job Title: Human Resources Director

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Country Director
Supervises: Human Resources Team

Role Overview

  • The Human Resources Director leads and directs the HR operations for the Jhpiego Nigeria country office and serves as the lead HR strategic business partner.
  • The HRD provides leadership and guidance in HR matters to the Country Director and Senior Management Team (SMT). The position oversees all HR function result areas.
  • S/he takes the lead in developing organizational HR strategies and ensures that HR policies/procedures and standards are met and the country office is compliance with local labor laws, Jhpiego requirements, and international NGO community best practices.
  • S/he will lead and supervise the activities of the HR team while liaising with the Global Human Resources team and Chief HR Administrative Officer as required.

Specific Responsibilities
Strategic Human Resources:

  • Develops and implements the HR Country strategy and ensures alignment with the Jhpiego Global HR Strategy.
  • Develops and maintains a comprehensive, integrated and effective Human Resource Management Framework (systems, policies, procedures and periodic plans) covering: Human Resources Policies, Staff Planning, Recruitment, Selection and Deployment, Performance and Reward Management, Learning & Development, Succession Planning and Employee Relations; ensures all systems and policies address imperatives and remain aligned with the country office’s strategic direction.
  • Drives efforts to build a high performing team of leaders with an appreciation of country strategy, programme operations, execution excellence, performance management and people development requirements.
  • Collaborate with the CD and SMT to implement a workforce planning system by identifying future staffing needs, including key competencies to support the attainment of Country Program objectives.
  • Oversees staff planning and employee cost budgeting processes to ensure all resource requirements are based on periodic strategic/program plans and are justified vis-à-vis income and spend estimates.
  • Develops a well-formulated and effective succession planning framework (to include e.g., career growth opportunity identification, as well as the targeted development, mentoring, career counselling at all levels).
  • Monitors industry salary, benefit levels and movements and recommend adjustments to ensure fair and equitable rewards package that is in line with the Jhpiego Reward Principles working in collaboration with the CD and Global Human Resources (GHR) team.
  • Identifies, builds and manages relationships with high-value external HR Management support organization, to share knowledge and practices that add value to Learning and Development, Employee Relations, Compensation Strategy and Culture change.
  • Nurture relationship with staff to ensure workplace harmony and peace, as well as effective partnership in the identification of attendant employee issues; conduct periodic office climate assessments and advise management as appropriate solutions and achievement of high levels of employee morale, commitment and performance.
  • Monitors the national and local context and labour environment and advise on how the Country Program can remain relevant, compliant and competitive.
  • Identify gaps in country office policies or procedures that could expose the organization and make it vulnerable to legal action;
  • Lead efforts to institutionalize a culture of zero tolerance for harassment in the workplace and ensure staff are trained, educated, sensitized on behaviors that are considered unacceptable.

Human Resources Administration:

  • With the SMT and HR team, lead efforts to implement a compensation, recognition and reward strategy that keeps the country program competitive and enhances retention
  • Ensure job and salary grading works effectively to balance principles of motivation, equity and fairness.
  • Oversee the management of the Jhpiego Pension policy in compliance with Nigeria’s Penson Reform Act
  • Lead the development of standards and procedures for recruitment and selection, make recommendations for streamlining hiring processes and ensure transparency in all hiring decisions;
  • Ensure recruiting and hiring practices are compliant with government regulations and organizational policies, and advise on optimal workforce hiring and placement, recommending hiring options including of new staff, short-term or temporary staff, consultancy, promotion, internal transfer, etc.;
  • Ensure that the HR recruitment team complies with safe recruitment practices and compliance inclusive of sentinel / reference /background checks.
  • Lead in the evaluation and benchmarking of new jobs to place them appropriately in the organization’s salary scale;
  • Lead and promote maintenance of employee–employer relationships that contribute to high productivity, motivation, and morale through regular communication of policies, procedures, expectations.
  • Coordinate the on-boarding of staff and follow-up with new staff to ensure adaptation and identify problem areas; work closely with supervisors to support their staff
  • Consult and advise SMT on highly confidential and complex human resources and employee relations issues, including supporting supervisors to deal effectively with performance issues
  • Represent Jhpiego Nigeria in fora related to HR management practices, policies, and processes to stay abreast of local labor regulations and industry best practices,
  • Advise supervisors and the SMT on disciplinary and grievance issues, and mediate in staff conflict situations.
  • Administer Jhpiego’s Enterprise Management System (JEMS), and oversee that all employee information are entered/updated and maintained in iCMS, and relevant copies are maintained, while ensuring confidentiality at all times
  • Ensure job descriptions are up to date and responsibilities and performance expectations are clearly communicated
  • Ensure effective and efficient processing and authorization of timesheets/ leave by those responsible
  • Ensure completeness of personnel files as per Jhpiego, donor, and local labor law requirements
  • Ensure all HR Audit topics are covered and lead the closing of any HR Audit findings
  • Ensure proper management and communication of HR important HR analytics including exit interview data etc. as appropriate;

Capacity Development:

  • Lead annual performance management activities i.e. performance planning/target setting, performance monitoring and continuous performance management.
  • Track competency levels against requirements, work with line managers to determine gaps and ensure adequate and effective training and personnel development programs are in place to provide staff with the competencies (skills, knowledge and personal attributes) required for success in their current and future planned roles.

New Business Development:

  • Facilitate the development of innovative project approaches and interventions from the HR perspective as necessary;
  • Provide HR inputs into new business development opportunities, including recruitment of executive and key personnel.
  • All staff irrespective of their position are expected to comply with and follow Jhpiego operational procedures and policies, and codes of conduct.

Person Specifications
Educational Qualifications and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in Human Resources Management, Administration, or related post-graduate qualification
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in HR and Administration Management with evidence of progressive career development and experience working at a Senior Level in HR.
  • International NGO experience is an added advantage.
  • Experience leading and managing organization wide change.
  • Proven experience of providing leadership on all HR issues at the same time balancing the strategic role with the need to deliver effective day-to-day HR administration services.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines
  • Experience in managing teams and working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Well-developed conceptual, critical, and analytical thinking with the ability to convey complex information in a straightforward way effective to influence a wider audience.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) and the ability to write clear, concise reports.
  • Self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision
  • Cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Possess high sense of integrity and confidentiality.
  • Willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization.
  • Experience using a computerized information management system (Ms Word, Excel, HR System/ software etc.).

 

 

 

Job Title: Haematologist Consultant Trainer in Comprehensive Emergency Obstetrics and Newborn Care (CEmONC)

Locations: Abuja, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto and Ebonyi
Slot: 2 – 3 trainers per state
Position Reports to: Technical Lead, Maternal and Newborn Health/Family Planning and Reproductive Health

The Project

  • USAID-funded Integrated Health Program being implemented in Bauchi (Task Order-3), Kebbi (Task Order-4), Sokoto (Task Order-5), Ebonyi (Task Order-6) and FCT (Task Order-7).

Subject RFP Number (For Each State)

  • Bauchi – TO3/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • Kebbi – TO4/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • Sokoto – TO5/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • Ebonyi – TO6/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002
  • Abuja (FCT) – TO7/217727/Consultancy/Fixed Price Contract-2021-0002

Purpose

  • We invite applications from qualified Haematologists to organize and facilitate two days trainings on provision of safe blood transfusion as a core component of CEmONC training for doctors, midwives and laboratory technicians from selected Secondary hospitals in the Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, FCT and Ebonyi.
  • IHP is seeking 2 – 3 consultant haematologists per State with each consultant conducting 5 – 6 batches of 2-day trainings (depending on the number of general hospitals per State/FCT).
  • Additional details on background, scope and terms of the consultancy, applicant eligibility and proposal instructions are included below.

Brief Background

  • USAID Integrated Health Program in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT The USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) task orders 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 are multi-year, reproductive health/family planning, maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition, and malaria (RMNCH+NM) programs being implemented in Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT respectively.
  • As briefly summarized below, Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi and FCT have poor maternal and perinatal health indices due in part to low coverage and poor quality of antenatal, intrapartum and postnatal routine and complications care.
  • IHP aims to contribute to State level reductions in maternal and child morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services for RMNCH+NM, including linkages to high quality secondary healthcare services for women, newborns and children with complications requiring higher level care.
  • To improve quality of primary health care services (objective 3), IHP is supporting the State Government, SPHCDA and other partners in the four states and FCT to implement a range of activities in selected Primary Health Centres, including building capacity of PHC providers (training, mentoring, supervision) to provide essential RMNCH care including prompt recognition, stabilizing measures and referral of women and newborns with complications. As a complement to provider capacity building, IHP is also supporting local health system strengthening and QI efforts to improve RMNCH care in PHCs, including linkages to secondary care for women and newborns with complications.
  • In collaboration with FCT Administration and Bauchi, Kebbi, Sokoto, Ebonyi states government, IHP intends to conduct onsite competency-based CEmONC training for medical officers, nurse/midwives, laboratory scientists/technicians (80 per state) working at selected general hospitals, Mission Hospitals and Comprehensive Health Center, with a special focus on safe Caesarean surgeries (including emergency caesarean hysterectomy) and safe blood transfusion. The training will take place in 6 GHs in Bauchi, 12 GHs in Kebbi, 12 GHs in Sokoto, 15 GHs in FCT and 10 referral hospitals in Ebonyi.
  • IHP is seeking the services of 2-3 Haematology training consultants in the four States and FCT. As a member of a team, the consultants will lead onsite 2-day training on safe blood transfusion component of CEmONC to build the capacity of medical officers, midwives, nurses, and laboratory technicians to provide safe blood transfusion services as a core element of CEmONC in selected IHP supported general hospitals in FCT and Ebonyi.
  • Each consultant trainer will conduct 2-day training on the haematology component of CEmONC trainings in 2-3 GHs/referral medical centres (depending on the number per state/FCT). There will be approximately 5-8 participants in each CEmONC training; thus each of the 2 – 3 CEmONC training consultants per state will train approximately 25 – 40 doctors, nurse/midwives and laboratory scientists/technicians in each state.

The three objectives of IHP are to:

  • Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services
  • Improve access to primary health care services
  • Increase quality of primary health care services.

Scope of Work

  • The scope of the consultancy is to build the capacity of 80 doctors, midwives, nurses and laboratory scientists/technicians to provide safe blood transfusion for women with severe anaemia and uncontrolled bleeding as a core component of CEmONC services.
  • Trainees will be trained onsite at their health facilities (secondary/referral hospitals) in a cohort of 5-8 trainees. The participants will be selected from IHP supported secondary facilities in the FCT and Ebonyi state, including 15 GHs in FCT and 10 in Ebonyi State.

Specific Objectives
By the end of each 2-day blood transfusion training session, learners will demonstrate competency to a minimum standard in the following areas:

  • Key principles of safe blood transfusion including correct and safe blood collection, testing, processing, storage, and cross-matching.
  • Advance preparation, including type and screening, for women at risk of obstetric haemorrhage and/or clinical decompensation due to anaemia (e.g. severe anaemia, risk factors for obstetric haemorrhage, etc.)
  • Clinical indications for blood transfusion of pregnant and postpartum women
  • Protocols for emergency transfusion of women with massive obstetric haemorrhage including rapid access to red cells (including emergency group O negative units) and excellent, standardized communication between clinicians and laboratory transfusion staff.
  • Prevention of mis-transfusion (safety checks to ensure right blood for right woman at right time in right place)
  • Monitoring of women during blood transfusion and management of complications
  • Key elements of a 24-hour blood transfusion quality management system.

Key Tasks

  • Actively participate in an IHP organized two-day training-of trainers’ competencies standardization workshop.
  • Work with IHP to develop Operational Training Plan (as per the deliverable requirements below). Work closely with the technical IHP staff (RMNH/FP technical lead, State Technical Directors, Integrated PHC Advisors, Integrated Supportive Supervision and Quality Improvement Specialists) to develop the Operational Training Plan and any follow-on support.
  • Use the IHP training preparation checklist to support advance preparation for the training
  • In conjunction with IHP, conduct an advance visit to clinical training site the day before the training.
  • Set up simulation stations as required for the training.
  • Facilitate the clinical and laboratory skills training using ‘hands-on’, interactive, competency based, training approaches and methodology.
  • Identify a peer practice coordinator (a high performing participant in each health facility who can provide continuing post-training support.
  • Administer pre and post knowledge, questionnaire, and skills’ assessment to assess knowledge and skills of learners before and after the training.
  • Carry out any other related tasks that may be necessary to facilitate the training activity.
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IHP Responsibilities:

  • IHP will provide technical guidance towards preparation of power point slides, checklists, pre- and post-tests.
  • IHP with State Ministry of Health will identify trainees at the selected health facilities in advance of the training.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered and practicing Haematologist with at least 5 years post-qualification working experience.
  • Evidence of previous and ongoing work experience providing comprehensive oversight of blood transfusion services for pregnant and postpartum women in a facility delivering CEmONC services.
  • Evidence of previous experience conducting training on safe blood transfusion as a key component of CEmONC or a similar training especially within the last 24 months and/or Evidence of provision of ongoing training to obstetricians/haematologists undergoing residency training or training of medical officers undergoing rotation in haematology till date.
  • Evidence of having up-to-date annual practicing license with Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
  • Evidence of strong coaching, mentoring and facilitation skills
  • Evidence of strong analytical and communication skills.

Knowledge and Skills Scope of Training:

  • Key principles of safe blood transfusion including correct and safe blood collection, testing, processing, storage, distribution, matching, delivery
  • Blood group system
  • Blood transfusion and Transmittable infection.
  • Prevention of blood transmittable infections.
  • Blood screening and cross matching.
  • Clinical indications for blood transfusion of pregnant and postpartum women
  • Protocols for emergency transfusion of women with massive obstetric haemorrhage including rapid access to red cells (including emergency group O negative units) and excellent, standardized communication between clinicians and laboratory transfusion staff.
  • Advance preparation, including type and screen, for women at risk of obstetric haemorrhage and clinical decompensation (e.g. severe anaemia, risk factors for obstetric haemorrhage, etc.)
  • Prevention of mis-transfusion (safety checks to ensure right blood for right woman at right time in right place)
  • Blood transfusion procedure, blood quality monitoring and management of complications of blood transfusion including blood transfusion reaction.
  • Blood donation processes.
  • Blood storage.
  • How to set up a functional 24-hour blood transfusion services.

 

 

 

Job Title: HIVST Research Consultant

Location: Abuja
Position Reports To: STAR Project Director

Overview

  • The consultant will work closely with Jhpiego STAR Project team, Ministry of Health, local stakeholders and global advisors working on STAR project to design and oversee the study.
  • The study will be implemented during the financial year 2021. The consultant is expected to spend 5-6 months to complete the study.
  • The position holder will consult with the Ministry of Health and coordinate implementation research on various HIVST distribution models, generating evidence for rapid scale-up and improved access to HIVST.

Responsibilities
Under the supervision of STAR project Director:

  • The consultant will engage the Ministry of Health, Jhpiego/STAR project and PEPFAR and Global Fund implementing partners to understand and support seamless conduct of the project evaluation and research.
  • He/She will align field procedures with approved protocols and Standard Operating procedures (SOPs)
  • Develop training protocol for the training of data collectors, qualitative interviewers and transcribers
  • Will complete and submit study reports, including cleaned dataset, statistical analyses and syntax, data collection tools and completed instruments used during the consultancy
  • Work closely with Jhpiego STAR project staff in-country (community HIVST consultant, private sector consultant, HTS and SI advisors etc) and in the Headquarters.

Timeframe & locations
January 3 – February 15, 2021:

  • Desk review, situational analysis and stakeholder engagement on HIVST program evaluation and research.
  • Development of data collection and M&E Tools, development and approval of new tools, research instruments (surveys, interview guide etc) and protocol
  • Training of data collectors and data entry clerks.

February 16th – March 31st:

  • Data collection and entry (quantitative and qualitative)
  • Data analysis

April 1st – May 31st 2021:

  • Report writing, dissemination and submission for peer review.

Educational Qualifications

  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in Public Health, Epidemiology, Monitoring and Evaluation, Implementation Research, Health Service Researches or relevant field
  • At least 5 years of experience in health services and implementation research including leading the design and implementation research with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  • At least 10-15 related publications in peer reviewed journal with 5 as first author
  • Demonstrated capacity and professional experience in survey design implementation including sampling strategy, estimating sample size, coordinating data collection and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience training research assistants and supervising a research team
  • Significant work experience in conducting health research in Nigeria
  • Excellent oral and writing skills in English
  • Evidence of having undertaken similar assignments.

 

 

 

Job Title: HIVST Documentary Consultant

Location: Abuja
Position Reports To: STAR Project Director

Overview

  • STAR Nigeria project is seeking the services of a competent communication and documentary practitioner (professional videographer, photographer and writer) to do a documentary of the project.
  • The position holder will capture 2 different 5-10 minutes documentary with HD pictures and print narratives, showcasing the achievements and successes of STAR Nigeria from provider, client and stakeholder perspective including challenges and best practices for adaptations.
  • The documentary will increase brand awareness of HIVST in Nigeria and serve as advocacy toolkit among stakeholders and policy makers.

Responsibilities

  • Familiarize with STAR project context by reviewing the project’s documents, interacting with the local communities / beneficiaries, providers, implementing partners, stakeholders and clients who have been impacted by the project
  • Develop the documentary and short videos overall concept, script and storyboard based on the project context
  • Visit project locations to shoot the documentary, take high definition pictures based on the story board
  • Produce a well-edited high definition, short documentary of various aspect of the project’s implementation
  • Produce standalone testimonials of beneficiaries, stakeholders and ad-hoc staff
  • Collect footage that will be cut and woven into a bigger video piece and a reader-friendly text report about the activities and successes recorded in the HIVST implementation efforts in Nigeria by Jhpiego/STAR Nigeria, Partners, stakeholders and providers

Deliverables

  • Soft copies of the footages and edited copies delivered in quality external hard drive Including translations in English for footage in the audio-visual documentation, where respondents are using local language.

Condition of Work:

  • The Consultant will be required to travel to the project states. STAR Project will cover travel-related costs to the location
  • The Consultant is expected to use his/her own camera and editing equipment. And will work at his/her own facilities on activities relevant to the delivery of the assignment

Duration of the Consultancy

  • The consultancy will last for 10 days. The consultant will develop a travel itinerary in collaboration with project staff.
  • The schedule/itinerary will specify the implementation of the documentary and editorial process until delivery of the final products.

Educational Qualifications

  • University Degree or Diploma in Videography or related fields from a recognized institution.
  • Should possess at least 5 years of filming experience in a development program setting
  • Knowledge of evolving videography and photography technology and digital platforms
  • Demonstrated experience of having executed similar project in the past for international non-profit organizations.

 

 

 

Job Title: State Finance and Admin Officer Consultant Ebonyi (Maternity Cover)

Location: Ebonyi State
Position Reports To: State Team Lead
Duration: (4 months Maternity Cover)

Summary Scope of Work

  • The State Finance & Admin. Officer will provide support in the implementation of financial and administrative systems in Jhpiego’s field offices.
  • Review, make necessary recommendations and implement policies and procedures for the general operation of the organization and its related activities.

Responsibilities
Finance:

  • Preparing state level annual budgets and quarterly financial forecasts.
  • Ensure compliance with JHPIEGO’s financial management systems and internal controls in the field office
  • Support in preparing periodic budget updates and burn rates to State Teal Leader and other staff
  • Prepare periodic donor reports for assigned projects and awards
  • Ensure all financial transactions are in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles, and that transactions are correctly entered into QBs accounting system.
  • Support in ensuring that all statutory deductions are remitted at the various government agencies in the state
  • Support the finance manager in preparing and consolidating periodic financial reports and respond to all financial queries from headquarters in Baltimore.
  • Lead document retention protocols in state offices and in line with donors and organization policies

Administration:

  • Ensure all procurements in the field office are in line with Jhpiego’s and donor procurement policies.
  • Ensure documentation for the procurement of all goods and services are completed and available for audit trail.
  • Ensure state offices administration processes run smoothly to support effective and efficient program implementation.
  • Responsible for the accurate recording and maintenance of all Jhpiego Nigeria and donor assets located in the state office
  • Provide and ensure that all logistics requirements are available for the smooth running of state office and program activities.
  • Ensure that all shipments received in the state office are properly recorded in the electronic inventory register on time, and ensure that appropriate program staff and the State Team Leader is informed of the arrival of each shipment.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or its recognized equivalent
  • Master’s Degree in Accounting or professional qualification (CPA, ACCA or recognized equivalent) will be an advantage.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience in finance or accounting.
  • Knowledge of institutional donors (United Nations, USAID/CDC etc.) regulations, procedures and requirements a plus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • An understanding of maintenance of ledger entries, books keeping skills and bank reconciliation.
  • Computers skills including use of spreadsheets and/or accounting packages
  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, GAAP.
  • Financial and computer skills – working knowledge of database applications, word processing and Excel, as well as experience with accounting software
  • Excellent organizational skills, detail-oriented and high degree of accuracy;
  • Strong analytical skills and sound judgment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and partners.
  • Good oral and written communication skills to effectively communicate findings and analyses
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization
  • Capability to develop and implement effective strategies and tactics for accomplishing assigned duties
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision.
  • Knowledge of USAID regulations would be an added advantage.
  • Previous experience with nonprofit organization will be an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: Information Technology Manager

Location: Abuja
Position Reports To: Director of Finance and Operations

Background

  • The Information Technology Manager (ITM) reports to the Director of Finance and Operations and he/she is responsible for providing Information Technology Support Services to Jhpiego Nigeria Country Office Programs.
  • The ITM provides Information Technology Services to support the implementation of country programs in line with the Jhpiego Global IT policies.
  • He/she ensures laptops, firewalls, routers, switches, and servers are configured in line with Jhpiego configuration specifications. He/she is responsible for implementing change management and applying updates to network devices. He/she collaborates with the program teams to understand the various projects needs and provide relevant Information Technology innovation solutions.
  • He/she provides specifications for Information Technology devices and accessories and performs quality control checks.
  • The ITM manages the Internet Services Providers and ensures they provide services in compliance with the agreed Service Level Agreement, SLA. S/he is the Information Technology Lead for the country program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure availability of network equipment and resources to all Jhpiego staff both in the country office and the state offices.
  • Provide internet protocol, IP address management for the Local Area Networks in both the country office and the state offices.
  • Conduct IT onboarding and ensure IT tools are assigned to new staff accordingly.
  • Support the Director of Finance and Operations to identify Information Technology needs for the various country projects.
  • Manage all computers, firewalls, and switches. Ensure all network devices run the most recent firmware by applying new updates to them timely.
  • Monitor network security alerts and remediate any identified threats to endpoints.
  • Provide specifications for IT devices and accessories in line with the Jhpiego global practices and the country-level standards.
  • Provide network support to Jhpiego staff and partners and escalate to HQ where applicable.
  • Provide technical guidance to the program and country leadership especially during project startup and close-out.
  • Collaborate with the HQ to provide IT global operations updates to staff.
  • Support the program teams to identify technology innovation solutions for effective and sustainable project implementations.
  • Collaborate with the Admin team to ensure IT assets are properly captured in the asset management system.
  • Coordinate with the IT officer to ensure prompt preventive and corrective maintenance of printers and copiers.
  • Provide support to the procurement team by signing off on all IT-related tools before they are procured.

 

 

 

Job Title: MCGL Program / Admin Assistant

Locations: Ebonyi and Sokoto
Position Reports To: Project Lead

Background

  • The Momentum Country Global Leadership Program (MCGL) is a five-year global USAID-funded multi-country project funded to provide more tailored solutions in RMNCH and targeted technical and capacity development assistance to countries, and local organizations, and contributes to global technical leadership and policy dialogue for improved maternal, newborn, and child health, voluntary family planning, and reproductive health outcomes with the overall goal to address major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity through the prevention and mitigation of the consequences of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) and possible drivers of child early and forced marriages in Nigeria.

Overview

  • The Program/Admin Assistant will provide day-to-day support for project and office operations to ensure smooth running of all programmatic functions of the project in the assigned state.
  • The Program/Amin Assistant will support administrative, financial, logistics and programmatic tasks required for efficient implementation of programs.
  • This include but not limited to implementation monitoring, budget tracking, documentation and reporting.
  • S/he will support state efforts at ensuring timely completion of program activities in line with budget, scope and budget requirements.

Responsibilities

  • The Program/Admin Assistant will assist in the implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the MCGL project being implemented at the state level.
  • This includes assisting with development of work plans, budgets, liaising with GoN stakeholder and implementing partners regarding implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programs.
  • S/he will support the program officer to ensure that project activities are implemented according to approved implementation plan and accepted Jhpiego methodologies and principles.
  • Assist in the development of monthly, quarterly and annual reports as well as human-interest stories, success stories, bulletins, factsheets, technical briefs, abstracts and other relevant publication related to the project interventions.
  • The PA will work with finance department to arrange logistics for all Program activities and draft correspondence to partners, NGOs and other agencies as requested.
  • The PA will maintain files and support the dissemination of project information among the project team, schedule and support visitors and meetings.
  • S/he will assist with drafting, editing and proofreading of technical materials and appropriate reports of program activities and results for technical leads and supervisors as requested.
  • S/he will work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure necessary project planning, resource availability and management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Responsible for the collation, harmonization and regular updates of program management tools such as scorecard, stakeholder’s database, adhoc database, facility directory and other tools as maybe be requested.
  • Coordinate the planning of meetings, workshops, and brown bag sessions and ensures that all logistics arrangements are in place while ensuring that meeting notes are taken and disseminated timely to all participants.
  • Assist with gathering technical updates for program planning, training, components of evaluations and other studies on related programs.
  • Support the Senior Program Manager, Stat Team Leaders and technical teams in capacity development efforts in support of state and LPs’ staff and other partners.
  • Work with partners to regularly assess the quality of the relationship, ensuring that effective communication channels are in place, and that any shortcomings are addressed;
  • Remain informed on the current programs in the GBV space by review of current literature and is alert to any implication of such strategic information for project activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Public Health or related field, or equivalent job experience
  • 3-4 years of experience in programmatic support of international health projects
  • A broad variety of programmatic, administrative, financial, and computer skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Access), which may need to be acquired through very quick learning.
  • Experience in coordinating USG funded projects and familiarity with international donor policies and administrative procedures
  • Proven track record of working with a project team composed of technical experts, program, and finance staff.
  • Fluency in verbal, written and interpersonal communication in English.
  • Fluency in any local language in the project State will be an advantage
  • Proficiency in writing and editing letters, reports, and documents.

Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Excellent presentation skills and verbal and written communications skills.
  • Previous experience working INGO.
  • Proficiency in word processing, Microsoft Office and data software.
  • Ability to travel 25% of time.

 

 

 

Job Title: RISE Strategic Information Officer

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Director of Strategic Information

Overview

  • The Strategic Information Officer will assist in the development, implementation and management of the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the JHPIEGO Nigeria Country Office.
  • S/he will work closely with the director of strategic information to support program and technical staff to maintain monitoring frameworks that are accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive across projects and programs in Jhpiego.
  • S/he will be required to provide routine and project level updates to the director of strategic information.
  • S/he will assist in the preparation of program reports that deal with monitoring and evaluation, and in the implementation of program assessments and evaluations.

Responsibilities

  • The Strategic Information Officer (SIO) will support all Monitoring and Evaluation initiatives and data related activities across projects.
  • The SIO will be required to conduct routine data quality validation/audit and provide regular feedbacks to improve the quality of data across projects.
  • S/he will collect, collate and report all data tracked by the program and work with the DSI as well as other project SI leads to develop dashboard for routine data.
  • The SIO will also support state teams on regular basis to verify and edit data to ensure compatibility with data entry systems and procedural requirements.
  • Responsible for data entry into project-specific DHIS2.
  • S/he will support report writing, annual work plan development and project monitoring matrices.
  • The SIO will work closely with the DSI in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst program staff and support the program staff on ways to properly organize and capture program progress and document lessons learned.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences, Demography, Statistics, or related field.
  • At least 5-6 years’ post-NYSC professional experience in the implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems.
  • Familiarity with USAID programs, Nigerian public sector health system and HIV/AIDS response.
  • Core Strategic information experience, conversant with MER indicators, data collection, analysis and data visualization using DHIS2, Electronic Medical Records, Statistical software, Power BI/Tableau and other innovative data management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Excel) and related applications.
  • High-level computer skills using DHIS2, SPSS and/or STATA, PowerBI and Epi-Info
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in basic data management, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others on HMIS tools.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work;
  • Ability to organize and coordinate information and logistics for programs and activities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

 

 

 

Job Title: HIVST Private Sector Advisor

Location: Abuja
Position Reports To: Project Lead

Overview

  • With financial support from Unitaid via Population Services International, Jhpiego is implementing Phase 3 of the STAR Initiative, a 18-month project to catalyse HIVST adoption, availability, and use in Nigeria.
  • Through the Unitaid-funded STAR Initiative, HIV self-testing (HIVST) has proven to provide an opportunity to reach, test, and diagnose or prevent infection in populations that are considered unreachable by use of traditional testing approaches.
  • In Nigeria, STAR will support the Government of Nigeria to develop and adapt policy guidelines for the adoption of HIV self-testing and support the integration of HIV self-testing within the existing health care systems.

Responsibilities

  • The Private Sector Advisor will work under the supervision of the Project Director and will lead the implementation of the private sector driven activities for the STAR project. He/ She will be responsible for developing innovative strategies to implement demand side financing that will ultimately lead to a total market approach for HIVST implementation in the country. He will work closely with e-voucher third party vendor, community HIVST consultant and other relevant STAR Nigeria staff in ensuring effective coordination of HIVST kit distribution and promotional activities by community-based organizations (CBOs) and Pharmacy retail outlets using e-voucher technology as well as linkages of reactive cases to confirmatory testing and treatment services as applicable.
  • The position will support and monitor the implementation of the demand side financing activities and Total Market approach using the e-Voucher pilot activities integrated into HIVST interventions. The post holder will be in charge of setting-up and rolling out the e-voucher activities, including market analysis, identification and training and regular support to vendors and participating pharmacy outlets and communities, redemption of the electronic voucher with HIVST commodities in participating CPs and PPMVs, monitoring and adaptation of the process.
  • He/She will work closely with MoH, CBO, community HIVST consultants, Community based organizations and Pharmacy retail outlets, other project staff to ensure a smooth and quality private sector HIVST implementation
  • Lead the implementation of previously developed STAR’s Private Sector Theory of Change for HIVST in Nigeria and follow through relevant activities such the Business case development, private sector HIVST quantification exercise as it relates to the overall STAR Nigeria Strategic roadmap co-implemented with the Ministry of Health.
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Specific Responsibilities and Tasks
Implementation of e-voucher demand side financing for HIVST:

  • Support in implementing detailed work plans for e-voucher/private sector demand side financing (DSF) and Total Market Approach (TMA) activities in pharmacy retail outlets and community-based organizations in Nigeria
  • Support demand side financing (DSF) voucher deployment and trial activities
  • Facilitate community mobilization, demand creation activities and capacity building training for the target beneficiaries and providers in collaboration with community HIVST consultant
  • Work closely with providers and distributors on registration of beneficiaries for e-voucher transfer, distribution of e-voucher, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work with the MoH, STAR project SI team and Health Informatics and Research Consultant team in activities monitoring (market assessments, baseline, end-line, post distribution surveillance, price monitoring, provider/distributor monitoring)
  • Implement a cost effective and sustainable approach to DSF that achieves reduction in cost of monitoring, beneficiary database maintenance, onboarding, payment, and exit processes of beneficiaries
  • Support and facilitate trainings (onsite and remote) of program staff, beneficiaries/end users and participating distributors on use of android devices, voucher software, e-voucher program processes, compliance, documentation and reporting in order to ensure efficient and consistent adoption and sustainable use of the e-voucher platforms
  • Flag any complaints from beneficiaries, community mobilizers and other stakeholders (e.g software bugs, downtime etc) to third party technology provider
  • Ensure that the data base is properly updated and documentation is properly done for all vouchers issued and HIVST kits distributed (ST allocated, vouchers issued, transfer cost etc)
  • Support the process of reconciling e-voucher vendor transaction documentation, and support e-voucher vendors in close coordination with field staff and third-party provider
  • Responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term improvement of STAR Nigeria Electronic Voucher platform and DSF program implementation.
  • Ensure the maintenance of proper databases of beneficiaries, transactions, and providers by the software vendor in line with existing data protection policy and best practices
  • Identify additional opportunities for business and growth and further scale-up of the within the e-Voucher program for HIVST in Nigeria

Stakeholder management and coordination:

  • Work in close collaboration with Ministry of Health, Pharmacy Council of Nigeria, participating community pharmacy and patent medicine vendors, NAPPMED, community-based organizations as well as PEPFAR and Global Fund partners and other key actors in addressing barriers to HIVST implementation in the private sector.
  • Periodically engage and sensitize key players of the relevant segments of the private sector on HIVST procurement, distribution and implementation.
  • Periodically engage with key regulatory agencies of the private sector, providing regular feedbacks and challenges of implementation and seeking innovative ways to addressing regulatory barriers to HIVST implementation in the private sector.
  • Liaise with sister Jhpiego TIMEC/RISE and VALOUR projects in the integration of social media innovations within the context of demand side financing for HIVST with the aim to scaling up access to HIV testing among hard to reach populations such as Men, KPs, adolescent and young people

Monitoring, Evaluation, Research and Learning:

  • Work with STAR Research consultant to document learnings, best practices, challenges implementing DSF program and policy recommendations
  • Work with Strategic Information Advisor to integrate all monitoring activities into the vouchers intervention work plan, as well as ensure that the regular monitoring of markets is in place, e-voucher utilization and overall results are communicated
  • Work with STAR Research consultant to integrate patient satisfactory surveys, post-distribution monitoring, FGDs, mystery shopper spot check implementation fidelity as part of the private sector HIVST Research agenda.

Educational Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent Degree in Medicine, Pharmacy, Public Health, Health Services Research or related field.
  • 7-8 years experience working with the Private Sector, Total Market Approach, community demand creation strategies and NGOs in Nigeria.
  • Deep understanding and experience with utilizing the total market approach to address barriers to access to health commodities and health system
  • Experience in building and brokering partnerships across key segments of the private sector
  • Professional connections and extensive private sector network in relevant segments; strong relationship building skills.
  • Understanding of public sector and government institutions’ role in private sector development and partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Demonstrated ability to work across teams and effectively promote information-sharing, collaboration and cooperation.
  • Knowledge and experience in HIV research is an added advantage.

 

 

 

Job Title: NFWP Data Analyst Consultant

Location: Abuja
Reports To: Project Director
Duration: 45 Working Days (Between December 2021 – June 2022)

Overview of the Project

  • The world bank funded Nigeria for Women Project has awarded JhpiegCoorporation, a contract tmap precise information on the services available for survivors of gender-based violence (GBV) in Niger, Kebbi and Taraba States. This state-wide mapping exercise will be carried out in 21 LGAs in Kebbi, 25 LGAs in Niger and 16 LGAs in Taraba States respectively.
  • The Nigeria For Women Project works timprove the living conditions of Nigerian women by promoting diversified growth and job creation with its cardinal areas focused on reforming the power sector, enhancing agricultural productivity, and increasing access tfinance.
  • Hence, having a detailed mapping of services available tsurvivors of gender-based violence is critical ta robust response tGBV and the project plans ttake all necessary measures taddress GBV should it arise in the course of project implementation.
  • Hence, the goal of this assignment is tcarry out a GBV services provider mapping of formal (medical care, safe accommodation, psychosocial counseling, police protection and/or legal advice) and informal resources and/or services (community-based organizations (CBO), e.g. existing women’s groups; trusted individuals, such as people whhave been champions tspeak out about positive male norms, and the unacceptability of GBV.

Overall Responsibilities

  • Lead the analysis of data and information (qualitative and quantitative) from the field work and prepare the data assessment report.

Specific Responsibilities:
Working closely with the Project Director and other technical staff assigned to:

  • Participate in data collection training for data collectors and field testing of the tools.
  • Remotely supervise the field work in the twstates of implementation. (via a whatsapp group).
  • Prepare and share code book and dummy tables.
  • Participate in data review, analysis and report writing workshop in Niger, Taraba and Kebbi.
  • Lead the study data analysis and report writing for the data assessment.
  • Lead the development of GBV Services Referral Directories, Referral Maps and Pathway for each of the states.

Qualifications

  • An Advanced Degree in Sociology, Medical or Health Sciences Research or Biostatistics is required.
  • Prior experience leading or supporting similar research projects is an advantage
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in qualitative and quantitative research methods, community surveys, data analysis and good publication track records are desirable
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Good spoken and written English
  • Ability tmulti-task and meet deadlines at short notice
  • Excellent report writing skills
  • Familiarity with international donors and social development report writing requirements will be an added advantage
  • Good computer skills and competence with data analysis softwares including SPSS, STATA, Atlas.ti, R is desirable.
  • Knowledge of ArcGIS is an added advantage.

Deliverables:
Your specific deliverables are:

  • Activity report detailing work done and recommendations including:
    • Statistical analysis of available data
    • Code books and dummy tables.
    • Interpretation of analyzed data (quantitative and qualitative)
    • Draft Report of assessment in the three states.
    • GBV Referral Maps and Referral Directories
    • Location Anticipated and Duration.
    • Abuja and in consultant place of residence as may be needed.

 

 

 

Job Title: HIVST Qualitative Data Collector

Locations: Lagos, Akwa-Ibom and Rivers

Overview

  • The purpose of this assignment is to support the STAR Nigeria team in moderating focus group discussions/Key Informant Interview sessions, and conducting field observation in select locations in Lagos, Akwa-Ibom and River states within agreed timelines, using agreed guidelines and instruments (e.g., Discussion Guide) provided by STAR Nigeria. Participate in the initial training and orientation in Jhpiego Office in Abuja, Nigeria before traveling to assigned state.

Responsibilities

  • The Qualitative Data Collectors will perform the following duties within this consultancy
  • Facilitate the process of seeking consent from participants prior to interviews and that all relevant information is communicated, including the objectives of the assessment, confidentiality, voluntary participation
  • Put participants at ease, keep the interview sessions on track and ensure the participation of all participants in the interviews and discussions
  • Ensure adherence to the discussion guide of the focus group discussion/KII sessions
  • Organize neutral, appropriate and safe venue where the qualitative interviews will be conducted
  • Keep records and documentation of all qualitative assessment materials
  • Encourage discussion while being careful not to influence opinions
  • Observe and take note of verbal and non-verbal behavior during the interviews
  • Manage group dynamics (preventing an individual from dominating the discussion)
  • Organize all transcripts, recorder notes and debriefing/ checking notes from all interview sessions
  • Provide a transcript for each focus group discussion/KII session within a week following the conduct of the exercise
  • Make some notes/entries using the electronic tablet provided if needed.
  • Participate in pre-consultancy training on the assessment protocol and assessment tools
  • Assist with other assessment tasks as assigned.

Timelines:

  • Field Work-Qualitative Interview Moderation (Data collection and entry): January-February 2022
  • Transcription of qualitative interview materials: March 2022
  • NB: The consultant will be paid per transcript generated from the interview sessions.

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum of B.Sc in Social Sciences / Development Studies or its equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in qualitative data collection, specifically conducting in-depth interviews and experience in probing for clearer answers.
  • Experience using electronic data collection softwares
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills, initiative, patience and problem-solving abilities, diplomacy and good judgment.
  • Good time management skills and ability to work under pressure with little or no supervision.
  • Excellent report writing skills in English.

 

 

 

Job Title: RISE Health Informatics Assistant

Location: Taraba State
Reports To: Strategic Information Advisor

Overview

  • The Health Informatics Assistant will support in the development, implementation and management of the health electronic information systems in meeting monitoring and evaluation requirements of the JHPIEGO Nigeria State Office.
  • S/he will also ensure optimal functionality of all electronic medical records and project databases.

Responsibilities

  • The health Informatics Assistant (HIA) will provide technical support for the design and content development for electronic information systems. This function will include assisting the software programming team in developing actual logic statements for the coding of M & E indicators and software business rules where necessary and checking that all software development is done according to already established standards and procedures.
  • The HIA will ensure that the software and database tools developed meet the intended reporting and data output requirements for both internal use and donors.
  • S/he will coordinate user support through RISE field staff with specific assistance on building and maintaining a strong facility and LGA level capacity.
  • S/he will conduct assessments of health informatics environments, synthesize pertinent information, identify implications for planning and development.
  • The HIA will supervise the deployment of the developed M & E software and database tools to new sites as requested.
  • The HIA will support the development of standard operating procedures, user manuals, and data management procedure documents for all of the project electronic information systems.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • HND / B.Sc or similar Degree Computer Science, Software Engineering, Information Systems, Public Health, Epidemiology, or Health Information Management
  • At least 3-4 years post NYSC experience in Software Development, Database Management or Health Informatics
  • Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR HIV/AIDS programs, Nigerian public sector health system and HIV/AIDS response.

Competencies and Skills:

  • Competency in skills listed below. Additional skills will be an added advantage outside these preferences of programming languages. (Java Development, and DBMS with MySQL).
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in basic data management, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others on Software development and Database management tools and procedures.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring.
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation.
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate information and logistics for programs and activities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to mentor and train colleagues in software design and deployment processes.
  • Familiarity in software debugging and testing.
  • Sound understanding of the Software Development life Cycle.

 

 

 

Job Title: RISE Strategic Information Assistant

Location: Akwa Ibom
Reports To: Strategic Information Advisor

Overview

  • The Strategic Information Assistant will support the Strategic Information Officer in the development, implementation and management of the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the JHPIEGO Nigeria Country Office.
  • S/he will work closely with the Strategic Information Officer to maintain monitoring frameworks that are accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive.
  • S/he will also ensure up-to-date, accurate information in the electronic medical records and project databases.

Responsibilities

  • The Strategic Information Assistant (SIA) will support all Monitoring and Evaluation initiatives and data related activities of the project. Specifically, the SIA will work closely with state SI lead to coordinate the implementation of the National harmonized HMIS strategic plan across vertical health programs and ensure that service providers and other stakeholders comply with the strategic plan
  • The SIA will support the collection, collation and reporting of all data tracked by the program, work with state teams to increase data use and demand amongst program staff, and support the program staff on ways to properly organize and capture program progress and document lessons learned.
  • The SIA will conduct routine data quality validation/audit and provide regular feedbacks to improve the quality of data in all supported sites and among the different stakeholders.
  • S/he will support the SIO to provide technical expertise to the RISE state teams and Partners in the development and dissemination of HMIS standards and guidelines.
  • S/he will support the coordination and execution of events in the department by developing, collecting and disseminating relevant information on monitoring, evaluation and research.
  • Perform other duties relating to the project assigned by the supervisor

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Medical Sciences, Demography, Statistics, or related field.
  • At least 3-4 years’ post-NYSC professional experience in the implementation and management of health Strategic Information systems.
  • Familiarity with USAID/PEPFAR HIV/AIDS programs, Nigerian public sector health system and HIV/AIDS response.
  • Core Strategic information experience, conversant with MER indicators, data collection, analysis and data visualization using DHIS, Electronic Medical Records and other innovative data management systems.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (including Microsoft Excel) and related applications.
  • High-level computer skills using DHIS2 and health databases. Proficiency in a statistical software and/or data visualization software is desirable.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in basic data management, analysis and reporting.
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others on HMIS tools.
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records systems and deployment of database systems for patient monitoring
  • Cooperative, competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural, open office situation;
  • Self-motivated and proactive with a positive attitude to work;
  • Ability to organize and coordinate information and logistics for programs and activities.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.

Application Closing Date
24th December, 2021.

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV and Cover Letter as One Single Word Document to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using the Position Applied For and Location as the subject of the email.

Note

  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Qualified female applicants are especially encouraged to apply
  • 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 within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org.

Important Notes

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed by people assigned to this job.
  • They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
  • All personnel may be required to perform other responsibilities in addition to those specified from time to time, as needed.
  • We do not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it.
  • Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.
  • We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity inclusion. We do not discriminate on grounds of colour, race, nationality, religion, age, ethnic origin, disability, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation in our employment practices
  • Our people are all equally gifted in unique ways: we come from diverse traditions, personal experiences and points of view. And we want to include yours, Are you ready to inspire us with your ideas?
  • We encourage all applicants to apply and does not practice any discrimination in any recruitment process.
  • Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Due to the urgency of the position, we have the right to recruit a candidate who matches the required profile before the above deadline
  • Only qualified candidates will be invited for interview

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