Country Representative and Senior Advisor (Systems Strengthening)

Country: Nigeria
Organization: Project HOPE
Closing date: 30 Nov 2020

Project HOPE is an international NGO of more than 500 engaged employees and hundreds of volunteers who work in more than 25 countries, responding to the world’s most pressing global health challenges. Throughout our 60-year legacy, Project HOPE has treated millions of patients and provided more than $3 billion worth of medicines to local health care organizations around the world. We have helped build hundreds of health programs from the ground up and responded to humanitarian crises worldwide.

Code of Conduct

It is our shared responsibility and obligation to each other with respect, take affirmative steps to prevent matters involving Sexual Exploitation & Abuse and Trafficking in Persons, and to disclose all potential and actual violations of our Code of Conduct, which may include Conflicts of Interest, Fraud, Corruption, Discrimination or Harassment. Together we can reinforce a culture of respect, integrity, accountability and transparency.

Senior Advisor (Systems Strengthening)

The primary role of the Country Representative and Sr Advisor (Systems Strengthening) is to provide technical leadership and assistance for OVC programming with emphasis on strengthening social service systems and building capacity of the social welfare workforce (formal and informal) in Lagos State. The Country Representative and Sr Advisor (Systems Strengthening) reports to the Chief of Party and will lead Project HOPE’s technical team for better planning, financing, delivering and monitoring high quality services to protect and care for OVC in the ARFH ICHSSA Lagos Program. S/he will be responsible for designing and implementing operational plans and leading program activities. S/he will provide technical leadership on all aspects of health systems to improve the quality of OVC service delivery by local and state government as well lead efforts in resource mobilization from the private sector. S/he will lead the technical team to produce quarterly, semi-annual and annual quantitative and narrative reports, including relevant information on lessons learnt, challenges encountered and opportunities identified for improvement.

Suitably qualified Nigerians are strongly encouraged to apply.

S/he will have the following qualifications and experience:

Educational Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Public Health, Statistics, Social Sciences, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Informatics or a health-related field is required

Professional Experience/Requirements:

  • Senior leader with 10+ year of relevant experience, with capacity development of government offices preferred.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the social welfare context and health system in Nigeria, and preferably in the Lagos State.
  • Successful experience in implementing OVC care and support services with familiarity with USAID programs preferred;
  • Demonstrated results with capacity building/training and implementing training programs and workshops in Monitoring, Evaluation and Research; familiarity with NOMIS is an advantage
  • Familiarity with the Nigerian Health system including government planning and budgeting processes at Federal and state levels
  • Strong skills in negotiating with and engaging Ministry of Health officials at all levels of the health system.
  • Experienced in the development of SOPs, job aids and guidelines
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Epi Info, SPSS, GIS and Microsoft Office Suite applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook and advanced skills in the use of analytical tools
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of PEPFAR MER Indicators, particularly OVC outcomes indicators and PEPFAR 3.0
  • Contribute to the use of information management tools such as dashboards to support decision makers at the local government and state levels to make better use of data, include data from ICHSSA.
  • Experience working with private sector actors involved in health services delivery
  • Fluency in English

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be mobile in an office environment and able to use standard office equipment, must be able to communicate in verbal and written form, and must be able to travel internationally.

Work environment:

  • Typical office environment with exposure to a minimal noise level.
  • Emergency deployments may be in resource-deprived environments with austere living conditions.
  • Travel for extended periods may be by air and/or other modes of transportation.
  • While international travel is not a regular part of every job, programmatic needs may require it intermittently.
  • Project HOPE employees may be required to travel or work in countries where working conditions are classified as “hardship.”

Due to the considerable number of inquiries we receive, only candidates who have met the required experience & qualifications for this position will be considered. No phone calls please.

However, since we are active around the world in the field of public health, we may wish to retain your CV in our database for other/future opportunities, unless you direct us otherwise.

Thank you very much for your interest in Project HOPE.

How to apply:

All candidates must apply through the Project HOPE Career site https://projecthope.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/2/home/requisition/638?c=projecthope

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