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MNCH Advisor at Project HOPE Nigeria

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 900 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

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Job Title: MNCH Advisor

Job ID: req1235
Location: Nigeria

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Description

  • The People-to-People Health Foundation, Nigeria (PPHFN) is currently seeking a MNCH Advisor to support the Niger State Group Antenatal Care Deployment to address the critical gaps in access to ANC in Nigeria.
  • The goal of this TA deployment is to improve the quality of RMNCH services by supporting the government’s strategic goal of increasing ANC coverage in the targeted LGAs in Niger state and generate an evidence-base to support other states to adopt G-ANC.
  • This new business model for Antenatal Care will help achieve Nigeria’s development objective of a healthier, more educated population in targeted states through utilization of quality health services in target areas and population groups.

Code of Conduct

  • It is our shared responsibility and obligation to treat each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment.  Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability, and transparency.

Responsibilities

  • The primary role of the MNCH Advisor is to provide technical leadership and assistance to the Niger State Group Antenatal Care Deployment under the TA Connect/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Program.
  • The Senior Technical Advisor reports to the Project Director. S/he will lead Project HOPE’s technical team for better planning, financing, delivering and monitoring high quality services to the Niger State Group Antenatal Care Deployment under the TA Connect/Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Program.
  • S/he will be responsible for designing and implementing operational plans and leading program activities.
  • S/he will provide technical leadership on all aspects of improving the quality of RMNCH services by supporting the government’s strategic goal of increasing ANC coverage to 80% by 2022 in the targeted LGAs in Niger state and generate an evidence-base to support other states to adopt G-ANC.
  • S/he will develop strategies for resource mobilization. S/he will lead the technical team to produce quarterly, semi-annual and annual quantitative and narrative reports, including relevant information on lessons learnt, challenges encountered and opportunities identified for improvement.

Educational and Professional Experience Requirements:

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  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Informatics or a health-related field is required
  • Senior leader with 10+ year of relevant experience, with capacity development of government offices preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the social welfare context and health system in Nigeria, and preferably in the Lagos State.
  • Successful experience in implementing RMNCH projects and familiarity with USAID programs preferred;
  • Demonstrated results with capacity building/training and implementing training programs and workshops in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research; familiarity with DHIS is an advantage
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian Health system including government planning and budgeting processes at Federal and state levels
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health officials at all levels of the health system.
  • Experienced in the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Epi Info, SPSS, GIS and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and advanced skills in the use of analytical tools
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of RMNCH Indicators
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision makers at the local government and state levels to make better use of data.
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery
  • Fluency in English

Other Essential Requirement:

  • Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse
  • Actively promote PSEA (Prevention of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse) standards within Project HOPE and among beneficiaries served by Project HOPE

Compliance & Ethics

  • Promote and encourage a culture of compliance and ethics throughout Project HOPE.
  • As applicable to the position, maintain a clear understanding of Project HOPE’ and donor compliance and ethics standards and adhere to those standards.
  • Conduct work with the highest level of integrity

Competencies:

  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Proven capabilities in leadership
  • Strong negotiation, interpersonal and organization skills
  • Ability to read, writes, analyze and interpret, technical and non-technical in the English language
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond appropriately to questions from senior managers in the field and HQ, counterparts, senior government and rebel leaders and other related regional players

Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Project HOPE employees work in the global health field and may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship”.
  • Travel for extended periods by air and other modes of transportation.
  • Must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment and must be able to communicate in verbal and written form.
  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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

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