Community System Strengthening Specialist at Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research

The Center for Clinical Care and Clinical Research is an indigenous, non-profit organization that promotes best practices in health care delivery, medical training and research using locally adapted models of health systems strengthening. CCCRN has established a formidable presence in Nigeria. With the headquarters in Federal Capital Territory and field offices in its operational states, CCCRN built a vast network of health and allied professional staff, partners and collaborators.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Community System Strengthening Specialist

Location: Akwa Ibom
Project: ICHSSA Lot 1
Department: Program Management


  • The Integrated Child Health and Social Service Award ICHSSA 1 is a newly awarded five-year agreement by USAID, commenced on December 19, 2019. ICHSSA 1 is implemented by Center for Clinical Care and Research Nigeria.
  • The project will ensure that Orphans and Vulnerable Children (OVC) are cared for, and protected by their households, communities, and local and state government to reduce their vulnerability to HIV.
  • The project expected results is highlighted as follows:
    • Households have increased access to basic services and care for OVC
    • Communities ensure that OVC secure their rights
    • Local and State Government deliver basic services, detect and respond to child rights violations
    • Prioritized targeted services for specific OVC subpopulations delivered.

Job Specific Responsibilities

  • Provide technical and programmatic leadership to develop an approach to sustainability plan development and implementation that increases the ability of relevant State institutions (e.g., SMWASD, SMOH) to fulfill their mandate and support an HIV-sensitive social service system.
  • Support the development of an analytical framework to support the analysis of existing organizational capacity assessments to inform sustainability planning.
  • Support CBOs to identify capacity strengthening needs using appropriate national/harmonized organizational capacity assessment tools, as necessary.
  • Collaborate with the System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to strengthen, align and link formal and informal social service systems to support OVC and their household, quality service delivery and a sustained OVC response.
  • Collaborate with the project technical team to ensure alignment between GON policy and practice with regard to OVC case management and referral procedures, practices and tools.
  • Collaborate with System Strengthening/Advocacy Technical Advisor to identify ways to improve internal advocacy efforts among key GON institutions to increase support for a HIV-sensitive social service system.
  • Support States to develop sustainability benchmarks, capacity strengthening plans that support them to meet their benchmarks and provide training and accompaniment as needed and in response to available data.
  • Provide training and accompaniment to State to strengthen their ability to support the CBOs in key areas such as leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; and if necessary, workforce strengthening, and information management/data-use for decision-making in order to strengthen and sustain the OVC response.
  • Develop and maintain relationships GON entities, USG mechanism, GFATM and networks keeping them abreast of progress being made by States and seek opportunities to enhance collaboration and leverage resources among critical stakeholders to support a HIV-sensitive child protection system.

Key Working Relationships:

  • Supervisory: This position has no supervisory role
  • Internal:  System Strengthening Advocacy Technical Advisor

Qualification and Skills

  • Master’s Degree in Public Policy, Public Administration, Social Work or a closely related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years senior-level experience in organizational development and provision of technical assistance to government entities at the Federal and/or State level(s) and international non-governmental organizations highly valued.
  • Experience in leadership, planning, management, supervision and organizational skills including the ability to prepare and analyze work plans and budgets.
  • Excellent understanding of GON systems and procedures as it relates to planning and budgeting.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English.
  • Strong interpersonal, cross -cultural and training/mentoring skills.
  • Knowledge of PEPFAR programming, process and frameworks is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Proven experience with management and monitoring of capacity strengthening programs for government entities working in health and/or social services areas.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in providing technical support and/or capacity building to government institutions in leadership and governance, planning, budgeting, financing and/or coordination/networking; Experience in workforce strengthening, information management/data-use for decision-making, management and accountability mechanisms highly valued.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop linkages with other organizations, including the private sector and research institutions.

Agency Wide Competences (for all CCCRN staff):

  • These are rooted in the mission, values, and guiding principles of CCCRN and used by each staff member to fulfill his or her responsibilities and achieve the desired results. CCCRN core values are; Excellence, Knowledge, Professionalism, Accountability, Diversity and Collaboration.

Required Travel:

  • To field locations in Nigeria.

Statement of Commitment to Protection:

  • CCCRN’ recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to protecting children and vulnerable adults from abuse and exploitation.



How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Work Environment: CCCRN is an equal-opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, etc


Application Deadline  12th January, 2022.

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