Action Against Hunger works to save lives by combating hunger and diseases that threaten the lives of vulnerable communities, through nutrition, food security, water and sanitation, health and advocacy.
We are recruiting to fill the position of:
Job Title: System Strengthening Manager
Location: Damaturu, Yobe
Job type: Full time
Start date: as soon as possible
Direct Line Manager: Project Manager
Tasks and Responsibilities
Objective 1 -Strengthen government ownership, governance and policy to sustain and scale up quality, inclusive and accountable nutrition and health interventions:
In collaboration with Nutrition Sector Manager, carry out analysis of trends and drivers of malnutrition at the state, LGA and facility level and conduct capacity review and threshold setting for targeted HF.
Work with SMOH and SPHCDA to organize a workshop towards defining and costing of surge actions and subsequent incorporation into the AOP.
Work strategically with the state parliamentarians based on project objectives and provide necessary support from the program in a bid to increase nutrition visibility at the state level
Work with SMOH and ministry of education on the incorporation of nutrition into school curriculum
Provide TA to the state on the integration of Procurement and distributions of health and nutrition commodities into the state logistics management system with clear SOPs and tools for forecasting, distribution, storage and reporting
Objective 3 - Project Management:
This position is responsible to support program Manager for budget planning, expenditure tracking related to HSS activities planned under the project. Some of the project management related work will be:
Support MPM in developing HSS timeline
Support MPM in developing financial forecast in line with the HSS timelines and planning at different level
Ensure close collaboration with HR and Finance during recruitment planning, screening and finalization process for HSS related positions
Ensure close collaboration with logistic and finance during planning of workshops, trainings and/or meeting that requires financial advances and/or logistical procurement etc.
Ensure close collaboration with logistic during any assessment planning, data collection for arranging transportation and other logistical aspects
Review and update budget planning including HSS related follow up regular activities on a regular basis and share with N/H project manager.
Maintain close collaboration with state MoH, primary health care agencies and LGA public health coordinators
Lead coordination with state government and non-government partners working in the targeted LGAs on a periodic basis in close coordination with Nutrition and Health Sector manager.
Objective 4 - Follow up of the HSS action plan with AAH teams and external stakeholders working in the targeted LGAs:
Support LGAs in planning and budgeting for health and nutrition service delivery in reference to identified gaps.
With support from program manager, develop follow up mechanism and tools for tracking progress on the agreed HSS action plans
Organize periodic observation visits and update the follow-up tools
Engage with State HIS officers to follow up on the progress on reporting
Engage with all respective government counterpart such as SMoH, SPHCMB, Monitoring and Evaluation team (DHIS2 officers) during the follow-up and share with them the progress on a regular basis
State Program manager: Line manager
HSS Officer : Direct Line management
Field Co/Field manager: exchange of information
Nutrition and Health HoD : technical reference – technical support – exchange of information, coordination
Nutrition & Health sector manager & Advocacy team: regular collaboration and coordination; exchange of information
Logistic/HR/Finance Managers: functional collaboration and exchange of information
Other sectorial team; Exchange of information, coordination
SPHCDA, SMOH, SMBP:direct technical and facilitation support, Close collaboration, training and workshop facilitation support.
LGA Team/ Health facility team: Training, supportive supervision, exchange of information, coordination.
Bachelor's degree in Medicine/Public Health/Nursing/Nutrition or related field
Certificate in project management for development will be an added advantage
Skills & Experience
4 years’ work experience in the development sector
Good understanding of Nigeria health system structure
Previous role at coordination/supervisory level is required
Fluency in spoken and written English language. Hausa language will be added advantage
Understanding of Nigeria political dynamics and structure is required
Experience of working in partnership with or directly with Ministry of Health is preferable
Ability to plan and organize work Independent with appropriate follow through while paying close attention to detail and can read and abstract information from a variety of formats.
Ability to delegate and follow up of task among teams
Ability to understand and to interpret the nature of human behavior
Ability to manage wide range of stakeholders for collaboration, coordination and consultation.
Application Closing Date
25th April, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Note: Qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply.
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