Career Opportunities in Nigeria at Jhpiego – John Hopkins University

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is implementing a
3-year Bill and Melinda Gates funded project in Nigeria and Kenya. The
Nigeria project is being implemented in Nassarawa State. The project
proposes to develop a group care model for ANC appropriate to the
Nigerian contexts
that will support the MOH to operationalize its
guidelines and test whether this alternative model of ANC is more
effective, feasible, and acceptable than the current standard of care at
achieving better coverage and quality of ANC services.

The
project is designed for high-volume government health facilities and
will explore the opportunities and challenges of different settings
(urban, pert-urban, and rural) to inform scale-up. The Group ANC study
is designed to evaluate the effectiveness, acceptability and feasibility
of Group ANC as compared to traditional ANC. This study introduces a
group care model in two phases: – Improve the quality of facility based
ANC, Increase retention in care and the use of key services during
pregnancy, childbirth and the year following birth among women over the
standard care available.

Job Title:   Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor

Job Description
Overview:
Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor needed to provide
technical leadership and strategic vision for monitoring and evaluation
(M&E) activities for anticipated Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) project focusing on strengthening facility and
community-based support for HIV testing and linkages to and retention
on, antiretroviral treatment. Working closely with the project’s
management and technical staff, the M&E Advisor, who we anticipate
will be based in Abuja, will lead development of an M&E system that
will capture high-quality, relevant and timely data that is used for
programmatic decision-making. Specifically, the M&E Advisor will
develop project framework, plans and indicators to capture project
performance results. The M&E Advisor will work closely with the
M&E, program and technical teams to design, implement and supervise
district M&E activities, ensuring that lessons learned are
integrated into project implementation to continuously improve the
quality of interventions and outcomes. The M&E Advisor is also
responsible for documenting and disseminating project successes and
challenges to CDC. Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities:

  • Lead the development of project M&E strategies,
    frameworks, plans, and indicators to capture project performance and
    results in support of clinical service strengthening and the “Three
    Ones” principle.
  • Refine and finalize the project logic model, results
    framework, M&E plan, data flow loops, workplan and budget, including
    selecting indicators and setting targets.
  • Provide leadership and guidance to technical and program
    staff in planning and implementing M&E systems and activities,
    program assessments, data-driven decision-making and results reporting.
  • Design, implement and supervise M&E and learning
    activities, including development and implementation of the Performance
    Monitoring Plan, baseline and endline assessments, data quality
    assessments, routine service delivery data reporting and evaluations.
  • Lead capacity development of program staff and project
    counterparts at all levels to participate in and lead, as needed,
    project monitoring and evaluation activities, and data use for
    programmatic decision-making, including developing and leading trainings
    for project staff, implementing partners, facility staff and community
    mobilizers.
  • Lead efforts to utilize training monitoring systems to
    track and monitor trainers and participants at training events to
    facilitate follow-up and recordkeeping. Utilize the training data
    collected to inform strategic decision-making and project planning.
  • Conduct targeted evaluations and operations research, including design, data collection, management and analysis.
    Ensure data quality through verification procedures, including routine data quality audits.
  • Lead results reporting to CDC and Jhpiego headquarters,
    including providing data on progress to targets and writing narrative
    M&E sections for quarterly and annually reports, and other
    communications as needed (e.g., success stories).
    Write and review technical components of materials, publications, and progress and annual reports, as appropriate.
  • In collaboration with program and technical staff and counterparts, ensure implementation of M&E strategies and frameworks.
  • Track M&E budgets related to project and activity budgets.
  • Identify programmatic successes, challenges and lessons
    learned, and ensure appropriate flow of information for project
    management, staff, and colleagues.
    Ensure that necessary M&E
    planning, budgeting, and management activities occur to facilitate
    smooth and efficient program functioning.
  • Cultivate strategic M&E relationships with other USG
    projects and represent M&E activities in public and professional
    circles through meetings, conferences, and presentations.
  • Ensure relevant data is entered into JADE, Jhpiego’s
    organization-wide performance management system designed to capture,
    analyze and disseminate project data
  • Determine appropriate staffing needed to manage the project M&E system and recruit and manage the M&E team.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public health, demography, statistics, social sciences or related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum five years of work experience in monitoring and
    evaluating health and/or development projects of more than US$10M per
    year in developing countries (preferably Nigeria), with an emphasis on
    HIV projects.
  • Minimum seven years of experience designing and
    implementing M&E activities for complex programs in developing
    countries, with at least 3 years in HIV programs and familiarity with
    PEPFAR indicators, the Three Ones Principles and PEPFAR 90-90-90
  • Expertise in quantitative/qualitative methodologies,
    operations research, health management information systems, reporting,
    data quality assessments, data analysis and presentation
  • Demonstrated strong management, leadership,
    coordination, teamwork and planning skills with proven ability to
    function effectively with multiple host-country counterparts, in both
    the public and NGO sectors
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Nigeria’s healthcare
    system, particularly the public health system, and including the health
    management information system
  • Strong technical skills, including processing and
    analyzing data using one or more statistical software packages,
    including at least one of the following: SPSS, Epi-Info, Stata, MS
    Access
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

Job Title:   Senior Technical Advisor

Overview:
The Senior Technical Advisor (STA) will provide technical oversight and direction for a
CDC-funded HIV prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services)
project in Nigeria. The STA, who we anticipate will be based in
Abuja, will lead the overall design of technical interventions to
integrate HIV in the health care system and assist the government to
bring it to scale. The STA will design and oversee the annual phasing in
of activities in the work plan and will coordinate technical
implementation of all program activities, including capacity building,
monitoring and evaluation and quality improvement. The STA will work in
close collaboration with CDC/Nigeria, relevant ministries, PEPFAR
implementing partners and other stakeholders working in HIV in Nigeria.
The STA will represent the organization or delegate representation to
other members of the technical team in key technical working groups.
 This position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities:
  • Provide technical oversight, strategic
    direction and ensure appropriate support for the implementation of
    project activities in the project to achieve project goals, objectives
    and targets.
  • Contribute technical leadership to the development of HTC
    activities for the project strategic plan, work plan, and project
    monitoring, in close collaboration with the Ministry of Health, CDC and
    other stakeholders.
  • Identify appropriate facility- and community-based strategies
    to address health systems bottlenecks that act as an impediment to
    effective HIV service delivery.
  • Collaborate with all local stakeholders and implementing
    partners, especially the Ministry of Health and other US and
    international implementing partners, in order to ensure that all
    activities conform to the requirements and regulations.
  • Refine evidence-based training materials, job aids, and
    curricula, supervisory systems and other training materials to meet the
    needs of the project.
  • Identify relevant training needs and assist in the design and
    implementation of measures to address those capacity building needs.
  • Provide technical and clinical guidance to the project team.
  • Supervise and mentor technical staff.
  • Implement activities and ensure that the project is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the project targets.
  • Ensure timely implementation of all project activities,
    including planning and implementing assessments, site strengthening,
    follow-up and supervision, advocacy, demand creation, policy support,
    capacity-building and M&E across project sites, consistent with
    Nigeria’s national health protocols and in line with best practices and
    protocols, in close coordination and collaboration with CDC and Federal
    Ministry of Health.
  • Strengthen the relationships between the community and the health facilities.
  • Draft, adapt, edit and proofread HIV technical documents and learning materials, as needed.
  • Actively participate in all relevant Technical Advisory Group
    Meetings, and represent Jhpiego in professional forums by participating
    and presenting in pertinent meetings and conferences, as well as
    technical working groups.
  • Guide Federal Ministry of Health, professional associations,
    other national stakeholders in the revision/development of
    evidence-based standards for HIV competencies.
  • Mobilize international level clinical/technical expertise to
    resolve clinical issues that shape or effect local public policy or
    project design.
  • Work collaboratively with other project team members to ensure
    that necessary project planning, development, resource availability and
    management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Conduct regular reporting to the Project Director, and project
    and technical staff, of successes, challenges and lessons learned in
    implementation related to areas of technical expertise.
  • Contribute to documenting project activities, results and best practices to the donor, including progress and annual reports.
  • Work with M&E staff to design, implement and track
    data/results for project performance monitoring plan; develop of
    conclusions and recommendations to further strengthen project
    implementation.
  • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
  • Provide technical guidance and oversight of quality improvement approaches.
Required Qualifications:
  • Medical degree with post-graduate level training in public health
  • Demonstrated experience in implementing public health projects
    of more than US$5M per year in developing countries, with an emphasis
    on HIV projects.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Nigeria’s healthcare system, particularly the public health system.
  • A minimum of 5 (five) years of mid- to senior-level experience
    in designing and implementing HIV prevention, care and treatment
    projects.
  • Proven track record managing a project team composed of several technical experts.
    Strong management, results-oriented and decision-making skills.
  • Strong leadership and technical capacity to support service delivery.
  • Technical expertise in comprehensive HIV prevention, care and treatment services.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a leadership capacity with international donors, senior government officials and policymakers.
  • Proven leadership skills, as well as skills in facilitation, team building and coordination.
  • Experience and understanding of the PEPFAR framework.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and oral presentation skills.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
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Preferred Qualifications:
Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

Job Title:  Project Director

Overview:
The Project Director will provide overall vision, leadership
and programmatic and managerial oversight for a CDC-funded HIV
prevention, care and treatment (comprehensive services) project in
Nigeria. The Project Director, who we anticipate will be based in Abuja,
will guide the strategic planning, design and implementation of the
project and be responsible for reporting of activities and for all
project deliverables. The Project Director will be the primary point of
contact and manage all relationships with CDC/Nigeria, Government
counterparts, PEPFAR implementing partners and other stakeholders. The
Project Director will work closely with the FMOH and other relevant
ministries to streamline efforts and ensure a coordinated effort. The
Project Director will supervise a team of highly qualified staff. This
position is contingent upon award. Nigerian nationals are strongly
encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure
    programmatic and financial integrity of the project and to achieve rapid
    and sustained project goals, objectives and targets
  • Ensure high-quality program implementation that is consistent
    with Nigeria’s national health guidelines, protocols and standards.
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and
    alliances with the Federal Ministry of Health, CDC, as well as other USG
    implementing partners, private sector partners and other key
    stakeholders to maximize resources, coordinate activities and avoid
    duplication of effort.
  • Represent Jhpiego’s interests and present progress,
    achievements and lessons learned to key stakeholders including CDC and
    implementing partners in public and professional circles through
    meetings, conferences, and presentations
  • Work with finance and project staff to develop and track project budgets and provide oversight on core funding agreements.
  • Collaborate with the other program team members to oversee
    program activities, ensure timely implementation and timely, accurate
    reporting to donor and others as necessary.
  • Supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts in to ensure rapid and sustainable results.
  • Provide updates on the progress made, direction, approaches
    and successes of the program to donor and partners and internally within
    Jhpiego.
  • Work with M&E staff to develop M&E frameworks and effectively track data/results.
  • Ensure compliance with CDC operational policies and regulations.
  • Manage subgrantee partners if applicable.
  • Ensure the quality of interventions.
  • Facilitate the development of innovative project approaches and interventions.
  • Ensure the sustainability of interventions particularly in the area of capacity building.
  • Advise national counterparts on technical issues and
    participate in relevant technical working groups with counterparts and
    other implementing partners.
  • Provide program leadership and strategic direction to ensure
    the program’s technical and financial integrity are guaranteed and to
    achieve program goals, objectives and targets.
  • Work collaboratively with other program team members to ensure
    necessary program planning, development, resource availability and
    management activities function smoothly and efficiently.
  • Lead annual work planning and budgeting process, in close
    collaboration with CDC, the Federal Ministry of Health, respected State
    Ministries of Health, project team and project partners.

Required Qualifications:

  • Clinical and/or management master’s degree in public health,
    health administration, international health or a related field; MD
    preferred.
  • Proven track record of leading and managing large (more than
    US$5 million per year) USG-supported public health programs and budgets
    in developing countries; HIV projects preferred.
  • Minimum of 7 ( seven) years of professional, progressively
    more responsible management experience of international public health
    program phases (design, implementation, monitor, reporting and financial
    management).
  • Experience developing successful, replicable and sustainable programs in West Africa, preferably in Nigeria.
  • Ability to work in a complex environment charged with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform.
  • Proven leadership skills and expertise in strategic program planning, implementation and management.
  • Solid understanding of Nigeria’s health system.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral presentation skills.
  • A team player accustomed to building team capacity, delegating
    working teams and developing communities of learning among host-country
    partners and counterparts.
  • Ability to travel unrestricted within Nigeria and internationally.
  • Experience designing and managing HIV/AIDS, prevention, care and treatment programs.
  • Proven track record directing, motivating and managing a project team composed of technical experts and administrative staff.
  • Ability to build capacity and collaboration between governmental and non-governmental partners and other project implementers.
  • Understanding of CDC, USG and PEPFAR donor’s regulations and compliance, reporting requirements, and health strategic framework.
  • Ability to ensure adherence to applicable laws and regulations.
  • Experience in leading annual work plans, incorporating
    national Technical Working Groups directives, and collaborating on local
    action plans.
  • Capacity for analyzing technical problems and issues that
    impede efforts to provide improved health care to populations;
    developing technical solutions to these problems/issues and assisting in
    the design of operational research that could yield appropriate
    solutions.

Preferred Qualifications:
Nigerian nationals strongly preferred.

How to Apply
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