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State Team Manager At JSI

Date Posted: 22/Sep/2013
Deadline: 27/Sep/2013
  • Specialization Admin / Finance
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  • Experience 0 year(s)
  • Location Abuja

Description:
John Snow, Incorporated (JSI), a public health management consulting and research organization, is recruiting for a State Team Manager to provide technical assistance for a Nigeria MNCH Programme funded by UKaid. The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance in comprehensive maternal, neonatal and child health services to the government of Nigeria in the states of Jigawa, Zamfara, Yobe, Katsina, Kaduna, and Kano. The State Team Manager will be a full-time position based in Nigeria and is anticipated to begin in early 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contribute to the achievement of Project goal and objectives; 
  • Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with MOH, MFLG, LGAs, other key individuals and ministries in the government, representatives of other aid agencies, the private sector, and civil society groups;
  • Collaborate with DFID, UN, WHO and UNICEF-supported programmes in Nigeria and in particular, in the State;
  • Work with the above partners to identify key problem areas related to the delivery of routine immunization and to develop proposals for reform activities to be supported by the Project;
  • Draw on the advice of the Lead Technical Advisers, National Immunization Policy Adviser, Programme Immunization Adviser, Programme Epidemiologist and National Social Development and Mobilisation Adviser, manage their itinerary and programme when in the State and contact them as required, between visits;
  • Prepare and gain consensus on quarterly internal project workplans to submit to the National Programme Manager, together with budget forecasts;
  • Carry out agreed activities as specified in internal workplans and action plans, including drawing up terms of reference for short-term consultancies;
  • Monitor and supervise consultancies and other inputs ensuring adherence to the TORs;
  • Monitor and support implementation of project activities carried out by partners;
  • Keep the National Programme Manager informed of progress on a frequent basis;
  • Manage state office support staff; and 
  • Carry out other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Post-graduate degree in public health, primary health care, health management, social development or a closely related field;
  • Minimum of 10 years related professional experience; 
  • Excellent understanding of health delivery systems in Africa, especially at primary level;
  • Previous experience in planning, organizing, and managing PHC; 
  • Ability to provide good and fair employment practices in line with that of the Consortium and DFID Nigeria;
  • Computer skills that include Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access;
  • Ability to produce accurate data and reports;
  • Excellent communication skills in local languages; ability to give clear instructions; good English writing skills; and 
  • Willingness and ability to travel extensively in the field under, at times, suboptimal conditions.


 

Salary commensurate with experience.


 

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and cover letters online by 09/27/2013.

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