Project Director - Family Planning / Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health Vacancy at Jhpiego Nigeria

On 09/Jul/2019 / In NGO Jobs

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families. The Government of Nigeria’s Rural Access and Mobility Project (RAAMP) has awarded Jhpiego, a World Bank-funded contract to implement a mapping of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) services in the states of Akwa-Ibom, Bauchi and Ogun. 
 
We are currently recruiting to fill the position below:
 
Job Title: Project Director - Family Planning / Reproductive Maternal Newborn Child Health
 
Locations: Abuja - FCT
Reports To: Country Director
Jhpiego
Background
The overarching RAAMP project is aimed at rehabilitating rural roads and river crossings throughout these three states
The World Bank and Government of Nigeria recognize that the influx of construction workers into already-destabilized communities within these states exacerbates the risk of GBV, in both public and private places, by increasing trafficking, sex work and forced marriage, Hence, the goal of the GBV services assessment and mapping is to minimize and mitigate the potential risks of GBV that may arise during implementation of the RAAMP project.
To this end, Jhpiego will profile the range of existing GBV services, as well as potential barriers to care, to improve availability and coordination of GBV services In the targeted states
The technical assistance provided to RAAMP by Jhpiego also includes improving the referral system and developing a forum for sharing information.
In order to effectively undertake the above tasks, Jhpiego seeks to hire qualified and experienced professional to carry out the under-listed short term consultancy services.
 
Overview
The Project Director will provide technical oversight and program management for implementation of the scope of work as agreed with the donor, pràvide leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of the entire project is met
He/She will develop, maintain, strengthen and expand a collaborative approach with the donor and key stakeholders
He/she will serve as the primary point of contact with the State Ministries of Health and its agencies and other stakeholders.
 
Responsibilities
Supervise and manage the program team to ensure conformity to the project goals and deliverables
Participate in work plan development; monitor and manage project to approved work plan of the project
Ensure that project activities are executed successfully and completed within time frames to meet program objectives
During weekly progress report with program staff compare and document planned activities to actual and provide weekly update to Jhpiego team
Record significant events within or external to the project that have the potential to impact outcomes
Assist in identification and documentation of lessons learned
Provide regular updates to the supervisor through regular phone calls, e-mails, process documentation and program and technical reports
Manage expenditures to budget, review actual expenditures on monthly basis, alert supervisor if change anticipated
Ensure timely writing of program reports for review and thereafter onward submission to Jhpiego and the donor as stipulated in sub contract agreement; provide input to manuscripts for publication and presentations as necessary.
Oversee procurement and delivery of study materials.
Assume other duties as assigned by the supervisor and Jhpiego management.
 
Qualifications
Advanced Degree (Master's - minimum) in Public Health, Health Administration, International Health or a related field. Clinical Degree preferred (Physician, Advanced Practice Nurse, Midwife)
A minimum of 8 years of project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in areas such Family Planning/Reproductive Maternal, Newborn and Child Health
Previous experience working on a USAID funded project will be an added advantage
Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH structures and functions especially as it relates to FP/RMNCH is highly desirable
Demonstrated expertise in working directly with host-country senior government officials and policy makers in maternal health
Fluent in written and spoken English and excellent with the use of computer.
 
Application Closing Date
4pm Tuesday 23rd July, 2019.
 
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and a CV as a SINGLE WORD document indicating preferred location to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org The title/subject of your email and application should be the position / Location you are applying for.
 
Note
Candidates who do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.

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