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Job Title: State Integrated Health Program (IHP) Director
Location: Federal Capital Territory, Abuja
Project Overview and Role
The purpose of the proposed USAID Integrated Health Program (IHP) Task Order (TO 7) Contract is to implement priority primary health interventions in Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to strengthen health systems at the state, Local Governance Health Authority, and the ward levels, as well as strengthen engagement with the state government.
The objectives of the program are to:
Strengthen systems supporting primary health care services;
Improve access to primary health care services; and,
Increase quality of primary health care services.
There are seven possible technical areas of focus: Health systems strengthening, maternal health, newborn health, child health, reproductive health/family planning, nutrition and malaria (RMNCH+NM).
The IHP goal is to contribute to state-level reductions in child and maternal morbidity and mortality and to increase the capacity of health systems (public and private) to sustainably support quality primary health care (PHC) services. TO 07 will be USAID’s principal primary health program service delivery activity in FCT and will coordinate closely with other USAID activities and other development partner programs in the state. USAID will intentionally overlay this activity with other Mission programming to increase Government of Nigeria (GON) resources for primary health care (PHC) services, increase demand for PHC services, and improve access to essential commodities. The activity is expected to collaborate closely with those other implementing partners and will not undertake any activities already implemented by other USAID programs.
The State IHP Director shall be the principal point of contact in FCT for procedural and substantive matters. The State IHP Director will take guidance from the Country Director and shall be responsible for ensuring quality control and the overall responsiveness of technical assistance provided under the award. The State IHP Director shall provide overall leadership management and direction for IHP in FCT State. This individual will be expected to identify issues and risks related to program implementation in a timely manner and suggest appropriate program adjustments.
Provides leadership, guidance, vision, and management to staff for successful implementation
Supervises staff and ensures strong collaboration with donors, other implementers, and local counterparts
Responsible for meeting contractual obligations, producing deliverables (reports and workplans) and targets, and achieving project results as specified by USAID/Nigeria under TO 07
S/he oversees project planning and ensures implementation, with a focus on results and financial accountability for all project activities
Postgraduate Degree in International/Public Health, Medicine, Social Sciences, Management or related discipline. A Ph.D is an advantage.
At least 10 years of demonstrated progressive experience in two or more technical areas of reproductive health/family planning, maternal and newborn health, child health, nutrition and malaria programs, and working with development agencies and organizations, government officials, civil society leaders, community leaders, project beneficiaries and project staff
Possess excellent organizational, analytical, oral and written communications skills in English; demonstrated; and
Demonstrated ability to lead a team and supervise a team of skills.
Application Closing Date
9th October, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Note: Nigerian nationals representing the gender, ethnic, and regional diversity of country are strongly encouraged to apply.
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