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Gates Program Coordinator At TSHIP

Date Posted: 01/Nov/2013
Deadline: Not Specified


Roles and responsibilities


To design the program with close participation of Sokoto state government and
applicable TSHIP advisors and specialists,
• To Increase demand for CHX and Misoprostol through learning visits for Nigerian
state government officials and leaders to the combined CHX and Misoprostol
program in Sokoto,
• To stimulate the local supply of CHX through a Lomus technological transfer study
tour to three selected Nigerian Manufacturers.
• Coordinate the Informal network of CHX manufacturer’s in Nigeria
• The successful candidate will also be expected to work closely with the TSHIP
Program Learning team on publications and using social media platforms to
increase awareness of Chlorhexidine 4% for card care. To increase demand for
CHX and Misoprostol through learning visits for Nigerian state government
officials and leaders to the combined CHX and Misoprostol program in Sokoto.
• To leverage the work of USAID funded TSHIP in CHX and Misoprostol advocacy,
to encourage Nigerian state government’s interest in the drugs.
• Work with CHX advisor, States’ Ministries of Health, Ministries of Local
Government who oversee primary health care and States’ Primary Health Care
Agencies, to secure commitment to increase enabling environment for, and
purchase and distribute Chlorhexidine 4%, which in turn creates commitments
required by and to sustain its local manufacture.
• To work in close coordination with U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP), PATH, the
National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), and
the Federal Ministry of Health (FMoH) to assure zero duplication of efforts
• Support the Abuja-based Chlorhexidine Advisor’s work with NAFDAC, USP,
FMoH and three shortlisted manufacturing firms to ensure local manufacture of
Chlorhexidine 4% for cord care and the prevention of cord-related infections in
• Engage, network with at least three local manufacturing companies in the local
production, marketing and wide distribution of quality, affordable Chlorhexidine
4% in gel and other dispersible forms for neonates that address particular birth
• Support the FMOH, NPHCDA and other partners including at the state and local
levels to incorporate Chlorhexidine gel 4% into the Essential Medicines List,
State drug lists and into all relevant government policies and guidelines;
• Improve forecasting, procurement and supply of quality Chlorhexidine gel 4% in
public sector;
Key Milestones
• Buy-in for participation in the learning visits to Sokoto as confirmed by
representatives from the ten states within the first two months of the project
• Representatives from the ten states having completed learning visits to Sokoto by
project end
• At least seven of the participating states having taken discernible and verifiable
steps towards procurement of CHX and Misoprostol by project
• Other duties as assigned by the Chief of Party
IV. Competencies
• A proven track record in government, NGO or the private sector to contribute to
both national and global child health goals.
• Strong writing skills
• Project management experience either in public health, social economic skills or
• Previous experience working with other donors and multilateral agencies
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain multi-stakeholder partnerships,
• A proven ability to work as part of a team and to be self-managing
• Excellent relationship building skills; ability to work in a multi-cultural, multiethnic
environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
• Display cultural, gender, religion and age sensitivity and adaptability.
• Ability to maintain a professional approach and confidentiality
• Proficiency in MS Office applications, data management and analysis software
packages such as MS Excel, MS Access.
• Previous experiences with media and communications would be an advantage.
• Ability and willingness to travel in the field
• This job description may be modified from time to time at the discretion of


Skill set

Recruitment Qualifications
• Master’s Degree in Public Health, Science, Social
Science, Management or related field
• Minimum of five years of professional experience
in implementing, managing or monitoring
clinical/public health programs, preferably in
maternal and child health
• Project management experience either in public
health, social economic skills or business.
• Demonstrated ability to manage workshops and
outreach activities
• Demonstrated ability to write and publish papers
• Strong leadership, analytical and problem solving
Language Requirements: • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation
skills highly desired
• Fluency in Hausa language


Work experience

8 years


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