John Snow, Incorporated (JSI), a public health management consulting and research organization, is recruiting for a Maternal Health Advisorto provide technical
assistance for a Nigeria MNCH Programme funded by UKaid.The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance in comprehensive maternal, neonatal and
child health servicesto the government of Nigeria in the states of Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina, Kaduna, and Kano.The Maternal Health Advisor will be a full-time
position based in Nigeria and is anticipated to begin in early 2014.
Job Title: Maternal Health Advisor
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
Posting Date: 09/11/2013
Deadline Date: 10/31/2013
Starting Date: 02/03/2014
. Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s maternal health activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
. Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other maternal health partners;
.Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
. Supervise and support maternal staff in each state;
. Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
. Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
. Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective maternal health services;
. Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
. Collect and use maternal health data to inform decision-making.
. Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
. Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international maternal health partners;
. Carry out other duties as assigned.
. Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
. Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising maternal health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
. Proven training skills in maternal health;
. Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
. Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
. Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
. Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern Nigeria;
. Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
. Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
. Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and
. Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.
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