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On 14/Sep/2013 / In Company Jobs

John Snow, Incorporated (JSI), a public health management consulting and research organization,is recruiting for a Reproductive Health (RH) Advisor to 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 Reproductive Health Advisor will be a full-time position based in Nigeria and is anticipated to begin in early 2014.
 
Job Title: Reproductive Health Advisor
 
Location: Abuja, Nigeria
 
Posting Date: 09/11/2013
 
Deadline Date: 10/31/2013
 
Starting Date: 02/03/2014
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
 
. Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s reproductive health activities;
. Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other reproductive health partners;
. Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
. Supervise and support RH 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 RH services;
. Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
. Collect and use RH 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 immunization partners; and
. Carry out other duties as assigned.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
. Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
. Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising reproductive health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
. Proven training skills in reproductive 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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