Jhpiego Nigeria Job Recruitment


  2020-10-20
  Unspecified

Jhpiego, an Affiliate of Johns Hopkins University is a global leader in improving healthcare services for women and their families.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Strategic Information Advisor

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Strategic Information Advisor is needed to provide technical leadership and project oversight to the Strategic Information of the program, including all monitoring, evaluation, analytics, and reporting of performance and results to an upcoming MOMENTUM field support – MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) to help address the following major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria namely: violence against women and girls (VAW/G) with a particular focus on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, reduction in child early and forced marriage (CEF/M), delayed acceptance of family planning (FP) and access to antenatal services.
  • It is anticipated that MCGL will support the operationalization of existing policies, guidelines, and strategies that aim to mitigate VAW/G and develop new ones where applicable to improve MNCH/FP/RH outcomes.
  • USAID Nigeria is also very interested in building and enhancing the local capacity of new and underutilized partners to stimulate and sustain gender transformative social and behavior change that prevent VAW/G, CEF/M and early pregnancy.
  • Thus, the Strategic Information Advisor will lead efforts to strengthen monitoring and evaluation (M&E), and performance reporting within the targeted geographic area, which may include building capacity of community organizations and other stakeholders to monitor, document and analyze the performance of their services and activities and ensure data quality.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and direction on SI/M&E activities to ensure technical and financial integrity to achieve MCGL goals, objectives and targets
  • Lead development of project monitoring framework, indicators and tools related to data management, collection, aggregation and data quality assessment and QA/QI to guide state level activities
  • Lead the process of establishing an instance of DHIS2 that will warehouse MCGL community and facility-level data
  • Oversee real-time data use including monthly and quarterly data review meetings; implement remediation efforts that address identified gaps and challenges for the project overall and at state level
  • Oversee the development of data analytics to monitor progress to target continuously to ensure activities are on track
  • Support in the development of Project PMP with the teams and oversees its implementation.
  • Strengthen the use of data at state, facility, and community level for program monitoring and improvement
  • Support the process of validation and triangulation of data between multiple data sources Management.
  • Oversee timely, accurate and appropriate reporting of project activities and results to the donor, including narrative progress reports and monthly, quarterly, semi-annual and annual quantitative results.
  • Support and guide capacity building through trainings, mentorship and supervision on M&E/SI activities
  • Initiate and maintain strong ties with stakeholders including MOH, LGA and health facilities leadership
  • Identify and strengthen regular national- and district-level platforms for evidence-based programing, including the establishment of a program performance review meeting.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Public Health, Statistics, Epidemiology, Social Sciences and other related areas with a minimum of 7 years experience in monitoring and evaluation in international development.
  • 5 years practical or demonstrable experience in monitoring and evaluation or data management.
  • Previous experience working with USAID funded projects including familiarity with USAID M&E reporting requirements is required
  • Strong data management and analytics skill is required.
  • Demonstrated ability to be the technical specialist and as the lead subject matter expert in monitoring and evaluation.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform complex data analytics utilizing Microsoft Excel and other statistical analysis software like SPSS, STATA, Epi Info etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the use of GIS and other tools to support geo-spatial display of data to target program interventions and resources.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

  • Demonstrated ability to perform robust data extraction from internal and external information systems.
  • Familiarity with Nigerian public health sector, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to portray complex data sets in easy to understand formats including visualizations.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of Nigerian health and social service information systems and monitoring and evaluation processes as it relates to data collection for performance-based reporting and use of data.
  • Demonstrated written, presentation, communication and organizational skills in English
  • Ability to travel within Nigeria

Job Title: Grants and Compliance Officer

Location: Abuja

Job Description
The Grants and Compliance Officer will work with the Grants and Compliance Manager to:

  • Implement grant activities at the country level
  • Identify funding opportunities, prepare and process grant applications, and oversee grant management and implementation for all public-sector opportunities
  • Ensure all sub-awards comply with the rules and regulations of governments and other multilateral donors
  • Strengthen and maintain the necessary administrative structures and interdepartmental processes to ensure grant transparency, smooth implementation, reporting, requisite controls, and monitoring
  • Serve as primary point of contact for post-award grants implementation and will ensure that all grant files are complete, accurate, and up-to-date.
  • Review internal documents and processes for compliance from time to time.

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline and at least five years of relevant grants or program management experience, international experience desirable but not essential
  • Minimum of 5 – 6 years of experience managing grants for donor organizations. Experience with USAID grants management system highly preferred.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and leadership skills, including the ability to manage large budgets and client expectations.
  • Able to communicate effectively and excellent interpersonal skills to form effective working relationships at all levels;
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.
  • High level of computer literacy;
  • Ability to deal appropriately with sensitive issues and maintain a high level of confidentiality at all times.

Job Title: Human Resources Assistant

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The HR Assistant will report to the Senior Human Resources Officer.
  • S/He will assist with the administration of the day-to-day operations of the human resources functions and duties. The successful candidate will act as the liaison between the department and staff, ensuring smooth communication and prompt resolution of all queries.
  • S/He will also assist in coordinating HR policies, processes and relevant documents.

Responsibilities

  • Assists in raising requisitions; vacancy announcement and participating in preliminary longlisting per established criteria for some positions.
  • Monitors due dates for introductory performance reviews of new hires, enrolment for and maturity of staff life and medical polices.
  • Assists in the maintenance and updating of consultants’ database, and also temporary hires.
  • Supports the provision of HR related information as requested by responsible bodies including staff, donors and partners.
  • Assists in tracking staff Health insurance and claims and other cases as assigned;
  • Checks medical reimbursements of staff and dependents for completeness and files claims to the Insurer for refund; follows up whether these claims are reimbursed in time;
  • Assists in the implementation of HR policies as outlined in the Jhpiego Nigeria Employment Policy Manual;
  • Assists and alerts the HR Officer on any new developments with regard to local and international provisions as applicable to the HR management and functions
  • Maintain up-to-date employee’s records in both electronic and hard copy files and ensure the files are complete and all required documentation maintained in a confidential and secure manner
  • Create personal files of new Joinees as per the checklist.
  • Assist to coordinate the staff welfare initiatives and all staff events e.g. staff retreats and meetings.
  • Maintain Tracker of 90 days probationary Performance Review and following up with supervisors to complete their 90 days.

Required Qualification

  • B.Sc. degree in Business Administration, Human Resources Management or related field.
  • 2 years proven experience in Human Resources functions.
  • Knowledge of international and USG donor agencies and private sector foundations.
  • Basic Knowledge of Nigerian Labour Law
  • Experience working in an iNGO.

Knowledge / Abilities / Skills:

  • Experience working in a busy office
  • Computer skills including demonstrated hands on-experience with MS Word, MS Power Point, and MS Excel.
  • Proficiency in both written and spoken English
  • A broad variety of administrative and office management.
  • A team player with experience working in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Be self-motivated, proactive and have a positive attitude to work requiring minimum supervision.
  • Excellent organizational skills including the ability to handle a variety of assignments sometimes under pressure of deadlines.
  • Be cooperative, hardworking, flexible & dependable.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, instilling trust and confidence.
  • Pleasant, warm and outgoing personality.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Be of high integrity and have a sense of confidentiality
  • Be willing to take on extra responsibilities in order to achieve the goals/objectives set by the organization.
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently and as part of a team.

Job Title: Gender & Social Behavior Change (SBC) Advisor

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • Gender & SBC Advisor is needed to provide technical leadership and project oversight in the areas of gender and social behavior change to an upcoming MOMENTUM field support – MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) to help address the following major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria namely: violence against women and girls (VAW/G) with a particular focus on intimate partner violence and sexual violence, reduction in child early and forced marriage (CEF/M), delayed acceptance of family planning (FP) and access to antenatal services. It is anticipated that MCGL will support the operationalization of existing policies, guidelines, and strategies that aim to mitigate VAW/G and develop new ones where applicable to improve MNCH/FP/RH outcomes. USAID Nigeria is also very interested in building and enhancing the local capacity of new and underutilized partners to stimulate and sustain gender transformative social and behavior change that prevent VAW/G, CEF/M and early pregnancy.
  • Thus, the Gender and SBC Advisor will therefore contribute to the Agency’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI) by providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to federal, state and local government entities and local organizations in-country (to be determined by the initial assessment) for sustained improvements in MNCH/FP/RH outcomes, thus advancing Nigeria’s country progress along the journey to self-reliance.
  • The Gender & SBC Advisor will provide technical assistance at the state and community levels, under the leadership of the project and technical director, and will oversee and ensure the technical and methodological soundness and coherence of all project activities. In collaboration with project team and partners, s/he will support the design, implementation and adaptation of project interventions based on data-driven approaches.

Responsibilities

  • Provide technical oversight, strategic direction and expertise for the formulation and/or adaptation of innovative and evidenced-based approaches to address gender and social issues that drive (VAW/G), CEFM and teenage pregnancy.
  • Design SBC interventions that address social and gender norms to prevent intimate partner violence, and reduce CEFM
  • Conduct trainings and workshops for government and civil society partners to build capacity on addressing social and gender barriers to services
  • Design SBC communication materials that address VAW/G, CEFM and teenage pregnancy
  • Co-facilitate, in coordination with local partners, the formative assessment to identify barriers and constraints related to VAW/G, CEFM, and FP interventions as well as opportunities that can drive effective interventions.
  • Coordinate and monitor SBC communication, advocacy, and policy support, and influence institutional partnerships across project sites as required.
  • Work with MCGL global and MERL staff to design and implement a plan to track data/results related to gender and social behavior change activities to inform adjustments in project implementation
  • Present and share lessons, best practices and successes related to addressing gender and social behavior change in health services with local partners and state governments in order to institutionalize practices for scale-up

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Development and Gender Studies, Communication, Public Health, International Health or a related field
  • Strong understanding of SBC, empowerment and gender-based violence prevention frameworks
  • At least 7 years of experience implementing gender and SBC interventions for health in Nigeria
  • Understanding of the Nigerian (or similar) social and political contexts and developments in the health sector
  • Strong analytical skills, technical capacity and practical experience in designing and implementing gender sensitive development programs
  • Proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with state level counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and other donors
  • Proven experience in implementing, monitoring and evaluating social norms projects
  • Strong implementation knowledge of behavior change communication approaches
  • Excellent group facilitation and communication skills; experience in multi-stakeholder consultation, and strategic planning

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% time
  • Ability to collaborate, learn and adapt program interventions in varied contexts
  • Ability and willingness to inspire and empower others
  • Excellent social and emotional intelligence skills
  • Strong persuasive skills capable of driving sustained demand generation across services
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, presentation skills in English and Hausa
  • Result-oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
  • References will be required

Job Title: Human Resources Officer

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Human Resources Officer (HRO) will provide administrative support to the Human Resources Department in relation to the all Human Resource related functions in the organization
  • This will include ensuring consistency of our approach to processes and policies and maintaining high quality standards across all of Jhpiego, Nigeria
  • The HRO will work with the SHRO while providing support in Talent Acquisition and Management, Recruitment, Personnel Administration & Insurance Management, Performance Management, Career Management and Support, Staff Health Insurance and Learning and Development Management, as well as with Program teams of Jhpiego.

Key Responsibilities
HR Administration:

  • Support the coordination of inductions for new staff
  • Support documentation for all employees
  • Maintain trackers of all recruitment and new staff information
  • Assist in collecting information required for HR policies and other HR related projects
  • Manage a filing system for HR information, including sensitive and confidential information
  • Support with administration relating to Learning & Development activities

Recruitment and Orientation:

  • Advertise roles in the Jhpiego website, public boards, and any other relevant forums.
  • Support in the long listing of applicants based on the minimal requirement specified by the Job Description.
  • Arrange interviews, including correspondence with candidates and panel members.
  • Together with the SHRO ensure that Cascade recruitment module is maintained and all candidates receive timely communication.
  • Keep recruitment data like job descriptions, interview grids, tests on the personal files in line with Data Protection regulations.

HR Programs Support:

  • Draft contractual documents for all staff both for national long-term employees and short terms consultancy support;
  • Provide oversight support to the state offices to ensure compliance of HR policies in relation to the recruitment of short-term consultancies and other contractual processes;
  • Periodically provide on-field support to staff to ensure consistency of all applications of the Human Resources policies as well as other policies across its operating states;
  • Lead in the scheduling of HR meetings and appointments.
  • Ensure that all employees are covered under the appropriate benefits policy.
  • Any other reasonable duties as may be designated to the role from time to time.

Required Qualifications

  • Degree in Business, HR Management or Administration related studies.
  • At least 5 -6 years’ experience in Human Resources with strong background in the recruitment process.
  • Excellent written and spoken English.
  • Membership of CIPM / SHRM is desired and will be an added advantage.
  • Essential computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, internet).
  • Desirable experience with INGO.

Job Title: Project Director

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • Project Director needs to provide vision, leadership and direction to ensure the strategic, programmatic, technical, and financial integrity of an upcoming MOMENTUM field support – MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership (MCGL) to help address the following major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria namely: and prevention and mitigation of the consequences of violence against women and girls (VAW/G) with a particular focus on intimate partner violence, reduction in child early and forced marriage, delayed acceptance of family planning and access to antenatal services.
  • USAID Nigeria is also very interested in building and enhancing the local capacity of new and underutilized partners through this mechanism. This it is anticipated that MCGL will support laws, policies, guidelines, and strategies to prevent obstetric complications and will contribute to the Agency’s New Partnership Initiative (NPI) by providing targeted technical and capacity development assistance to federal, state and local government entities and local organizations in-country (to be determined by the initial assessment) for sustained improvements in MNCH/FP/RH outcomes, thus advancing Nigeria’s country progress along the journey to self-reliance.
  • Project Director will have the overall responsibility for leadership and management of and reporting on MCGL-Nigeria program activities, making key decisions and solving problems in short timeframes while ensuring operational and program quality and integrity and serving as the program’s first point of interface with USAID on routine and strategic matters in Nigeria.
  • This includes ensuring effective organizational management and communication interacting with other projects, Government of Nigeria stakeholders at the national, state, and LGA levels, community and local stakeholder groups, other international implementing partners, and USG and other agencies.

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction to ensure programmatic and financial integrity of MCGL -Nigeria, including achievement of project goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Provide overall oversight of the project and maintain effective and regular communication with the global MCGL country support team, the Jhpiego management and technical team, implementing partners, and government entities at federal, state, and LGA levels
  • Ensure that program is technically sound, evidence-based and responsive to the needs of the Nigerian government, its people and donors
  • Develop and maintain strong working relationships and alliances with USAID, UN agencies, DFID, EU, the Nigerian Ministry of Women’s Affairs/Gender, Nigerian Ministry of Health as well as other USG implementing partners, private sector partners and other key stakeholders in Nigeria to maximize resources and avoid duplication of effort
  • Establish functional routine management and oversight processes among the MCGL-Nigeria leadership team to ensure effective, timely and coordinated project implementation, including close oversight and direction for technical assistance and local capacity building
  • Ensure compliance with Jhpiego and donor operational policies and regulations
  • Ensure timely reporting of any project challenges, adverse events, or other management issues requiring engagement with the MCGL global management and technical team
  • In collaboration with the project program and finance team, develop the MCGL-Nigeria workplan, budget, and other deliverables; and ensure performance indicators and targets are met, as well as timely completion of activities against workplan deadlines
  • Work closely with monitoring, evaluation, research and learning (MERL) staff to develop monitoring and evaluation frameworks and to ensure timely reporting and use of program data to improve performance and document best practices and lessons learned
  • Ensure the quality and sustainability of interventions
  • Lead the annual work planning process in close collaboration with USAID, Nigerian Ministry of Health at the federal and respective state levels, the Nigerian Ministry of Women’s Affairs/Gender, project team and project partners
  • Participate in relevant technical advisory groups with counterparts and partner institutions
  • Mentor, support, supervise and manage a team of highly qualified staff and align their efforts to ensure rapid and sustainable results.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Development Studies, Public Health, Health Administration, International Health or a related field
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience; with atleast a minimum of 8 years of project management experience (of which at least half is in a senior management position) in large, multi-year international health sector development programs that have implemented successful activities in areas such MNCH/FP.
  • 5+ years’ experience managing large, multi-year international sector development projects (approximately $2 mil per year) that have implemented successful activities in areas of gender, human rights, social behavior change studies – emphasis on gender, equity and inclusion.
  • Strong understanding of social and behavior change, empowerment and gender-based violence prevention frameworks.
  • Previous experience serving as DCOP or at director level is an added advantage.
  • Understanding of the Nigerian (or similar) social and political context and developments in the health sector
  • Experience hiring and supervising personnel and ensuring they acquire the necessary training and skills to meet evolving program needs
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with host-country counterparts and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and other donors.

Required Abilities / Skills:

  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically up to 40% time
  • Ability and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Excellent communication, public speaking, presentation skills
  • Result-oriented and comfortable with a team approach to programming
  • Strong skills and experience in all aspects of program cycle management – design and development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation.

Deadline: 3rd November, 2020.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their Application Letter and CV as One Single Word document to: ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org using the “Position” as the subject of the email and application.

Note

  • Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applications should be sent not later than the above closing date. Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview.
  • Please note that any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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