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    Project Assistant / Project Officer (Lagos) – SHOPS Plus

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      2 years
    • Location
      Nigeria
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
      NGO/Non-Profit  
     

    Req Id: 62840
    Location: Nigeria
    Division: International Development

    Organization Overview
    The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance – as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Opportunity

    • Abt Associates seeks a Project Officer to support a private sector TB project under the Sustaining Health Outcomes through the Private Sector (SHOPS) Plus project, USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health. The World Health Organization declared Nigeria a high burden country for tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), and TB-HIV. Improvements in TB case notification would contribute to an easing of Nigeria’s TB burden while also preventing the further spread of the disease.
    • To improve case notification, Nigeria’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) is working to ensure that high-quality TB screening, diagnosis, and treatment services are available in both public and private sector health facilities.
    • In support of these goals, the SHOPS Plus program is working across Nigeria to increase TB case detection and treatment through private sector approaches. In line with the International Standards for TB Care and Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan for TB Control, SHOPS Plus is mandated to increase TB case notification by ensuring high-quality TB care through the entire TB service provision cascade in the public-private mix (PPM) settings.
    • SHOPS Plus aims to increase the systematic screening of attendees in clinical facilities and walk-in clients in stand-alone laboratories, community pharmacies, and patent and proprietary medicine vendor outlets.
    • TB case detection will increase in private facilities with the prompt identification of presumptive TB, access to high-quality diagnostic services, and prompt treatment of diagnosed TB patients.
    • The Project Officer will support implementation of a TB services expansion, which will increase TB case detection in in all or a subset of the following states: Ekiti, Kwara, Bayelsa, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, and the FCT.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities
    The Project Officer will provide a full range of technical and project support to the SHOPS Plus technical team including:

    • Work closely with the State Coordinators and Technical Director to implement private sector TB program in assigned locations (Ekiti, Kwara, and Bayelsa)
    • Supervise consultants based in Abuja and Kano who oversee program activities in Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, and the FCT
    • Develop and implement detailed action plans for activities
    • Provide capacity building through trainings and on-site mentoring activities
    • Plan and carry out supportive supervisory visits providers using developed checklists
    • Laise among communities, facilities, and local government authority (NTBCLP, etc.)
    • Support the technical team to develop and review technical resource materials (e.g., training materials, SBC plans, strategy documents, job aids) and programming tools to support meeting project objectives
    • Work with administrative and finance staff to plan and organize logistics for training and other events
    • Carry out administrative duties including preparing and managing schedules, official correspondence and follow up, tracking budgets and managing cash advances
    • Contribute to communication, advocacy and knowledge management tasks including documentation and program report writing
    • Contribute to the Activity Monitoring and Evaluation system

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Bachelor’s (BS) or a Master’s (MS) degree in Health Management, Public Health, Health Administration, or other relevant field. A Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and a Master’s (MA) degree or other relevant certificates  will be an advantage
    • Six years (BS) or five years (MS) of relevant work experience, especially TB or other infectious diseases
    • Experience with private sector health service delivery
    • Ability to write technical papers and reports
    • Strong abilities to implement capacity building activities, training and workshops
    • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions
    • Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word
    • Ability to travel to all or a subset of the following states: Ekiti, Kwara, Bayelsa, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, and the FCT
    • Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communications skills in English
    • Previous experience in tuberculosis projects with USAID funding or other donor agencies preferred

    Minimum Qualification

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

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    Project Assistant / Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – SHOPS Plus

    • Job TypeFull Time  
    • QualificationBA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA  
    • Experience
      6 years
    • Location
      Lagos
    • Job Field
      Medical / Healthcare  
      NGO/Non-Profit  
     

    Req Id: 62860
    Location: Lagos

    Organization Overview
    The International Development Division focuses on improving the lives and economic well-being of people in lower and middle-income countries. We command technical expertise in health, agriculture, climate change, food security and governance – as well as in international evaluation. Our multi-layered health portfolio includes policy, health promotion and disease prevention, health finance, and health systems management. In partnership with government clients and local experts, our high-quality programs in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East are known for impact and innovation.

    Opportunity

    • Abt Associates seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer to support the SHOPS Plus Nigeria M&E Program Coordinator in all research, monitoring, and evaluation (RME) activities. The SHOPS Plus project is USAID’s flagship initiative in private sector health.
    • The World Health Organization declared Nigeria a high burden country for tuberculosis (TB), multidrug-resistant TB (MDR-TB), and TB-HIV.
    • Improvements in TB case notification would contribute to an easing of Nigeria’s TB burden while also preventing the further spread of the disease.
    • To improve case notification, Nigeria’s National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Programme (NTBLCP) is working to ensure that high-quality TB screening, diagnosis, and treatment services are available in both public and private sector health facilities.   
    • In support of these goals, the SHOPS Plus program is working across Nigeria to increase TB case detection and treatment through private sector approaches. In line with the International Standards for TB Care and Nigeria’s National Strategic Plan for TB Control, SHOPS Plus is mandated to increase TB case notification by ensuring high-quality TB care through the entire TB service provision cascade in the public-private mix (PPM) settings.
    • SHOPS Plus aims to increase the systematic screening of attendees in clinical facilities and walk-in clients in stand-alone laboratories, community pharmacies, and patent and proprietary medicine vendor outlets. TB case detection will increase in private facilities with the prompt identification of presumptive TB, access to high-quality diagnostic services, and prompt treatment of diagnosed TB patients.
    • The M&E Officer will support the M&E Program Coordinator in M&E activities of the TB program in all or a subset of the following states: Ekiti, Kwara, Bayelsa, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, and the FCT.

    Key Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assist SHOPS Plus managers and technical leads in collecting, analyzing and reporting program data
    • Assist in development of research instruments for end line surveys and exploratory research studies
    • Support research analysis and interpretation including data cleaning and other minor quantitative tasks; draft presentations and reports of the studies carried out
    • Support the M&E Program Coordinator in reviewing program data to monitor performance (including carrying out data quality assurance activities)
    • Work with the M&E Program Coordinator in providing evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review and implementation
    • Support in the reporting of program performance indicators to USAID and other stakeholders as may be necessary
    • Make presentations on M&E as may be necessary (e.g. during trainings, meetings, etc)
    • Support the development of program progress reports, case studies, and other documents as per program objectives
    • Ensure the program’s information technology is strategically and cost-effectively applied to the program’s needs for data reporting to the National and State TB programs and USAID
    • Work with the M&E team, finance and administration team, and the technical director in providing data-informed, evidence-based input/feedback to facilitate program design, review, and implementation
    • Support program leadership in developing tools and best practices for data integrity

    Preferred Skills / Prerequisites:

    • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Demography, Sociology, Anthropology, Social Work, Data Science, Monitoring and Evaluation, or other relevant field. A Master’s degree or other relevant certificates will be an advantage
    • Six years (+ BS) or five years (+ MS) of relevant work experience, especially in the health sector
    • Experience in qualitative and/or quantitative research techniques
    • Excellent computer application skills, especially in use of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with secondary data sources
    • Ability to write technical papers and reports
    • Strong abilities to implement capacity building activities, training and workshops
    • Ability to assess problems and develop solutions
    • Computer skills in MS Windows, Excel, Word
    • Demonstrated experience in the development and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems for project learning and results reporting
    • Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communications skills in English
    • Previous experience in projects with USAID funding or other donor agencies preferred
    • Ability to travel to several or all of the following states: Kano, Ekiti, Kwara, Bayelsa, Katsina, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Gombe, Bauchi, Taraba, Adamawa, Yobe, Borno, and the FCT

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ( 2+ ) years of experience OR the equivalent combination of education and experience

    Method of Application

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    Note: Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits. Local candidates strongly encouraged to apply.

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