Employment Opportunities at Jhpiego

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: Data / Program Officer

Locations: Ebonyi and Sokoto
Position Reports to: State Team Lead

Overview

  • Jhpiego in collaboration with some of its partners – Save the Children International (SCI), Pact and The Manhoff Group (TMG) will be implementing a USAID funded global cooperative agreement MOMENTUM Country Global Leadership Project (MCGL).
  • The program’s goal is to help address some of the major contributors to maternal mortality and morbidity in Nigeria such as violence against women and girls (VAW/G) with a particular focus on intimate partner violence (IPV) and sexual violence, reduction in child early and forced marriage (CEF/M), delayed acceptance of family planning (FP) and access to antenatal services.
  • The project will also 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.

Job Summary

  • The Data/Program Officer will assist in the development, implementation and management of the monitoring and evaluation requirements of the MCGL Project at the state level.
  • The candidate will also support the state team lead to ensure the smooth running of program activities, working with the country office Snr. Program Manager.
  • S/he will also work closely with country office MEL Advisor to maintain monitoring frameworks that are accurate, up-to-date and comprehensive.
  • S/he will support the technical staff in conducting program assessments, evaluations and preparing program reports.

Responsibilities

  • Lead all Monitoring and Evaluation initiatives and data related activities at the state, LGA and facility levels.
  • Support implementation of MCGL programs at the state
  • Provide continuous support to local partners to ensure timely data collection and reporting; adherence to standard operating procedures; and implementation of learning agenda as detailed in the MEL plan.
  • Conduct routine spot-checks, data quality validation/audit and provide regular feedbacks to improve the quality of data in all project sites and among the different stakeholders.
  • Contribute to the design, implementation and ongoing revision of a MEL system that adheres to USAID guidance and meets the needs of the program for learning, analysis, and reporting
  • Strengthen the use of data at state, facility, and community level for program monitoring and improvement
  • Responsible for data entry into project-specific DHIS2.
  • Support the process of building the capacity of staff, local partners, and health care providers in quality data collection, analysis, dissemination and use.
  • Work closely with the M&EL Advisor in proposing strategies to increase data use and demand amongst program staff and, partners as well documentation of lessons learned.
  • Support state-level report writing, annual work plan development and project monitoring matrices.
  • Support the establishment and strengthening of good working relationship with local and other implementing partners and stakeholders in the state.
  • Contribute to development of project strategies, work plans and budgets
  • Perform other duties assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Social Sciences or another related field.
  • 3+ years’ experience in the implementation and management of health Information systems (MNH and GBV programming preferred) and/or program management.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • High-level computer skills in Word Processing, Excel, SPSS, STATA, etc.
  • Familiarity with GBV programming, especially IPV, SV and CEFM.
  • Experience with mobile data collection and analysis tools (such as Kobo collect, ODK, REDCAP, Commcare, etc.) is desirable.
  • Good data analysis skills, both quantitative and qualitative.
  • Excellent report writing, interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to train and build the capacity of others
  • Competent, hardworking, flexible and dependable in a multi-cultural setting.
  • Ability to organize and coordinate information and logistics for programs and activities.
  • Ability to write quality report that meets donor standards.

 

 

Job Title: Senior Program Officer

Location: Abuja

Overview

  • The Senior Program Officer will assist in the planning, implementation, management, monitoring and evaluation of the RISE project.
  • S/he will play a crucial coordination role in providing oversight, coordination, monitoring and reporting of all RISE project activities across the four project locations.
  • The candidate will support the development of work plans, management of subawardees as well as key advocacy initiatives to Government stakeholders and other relevant partners at all levels for robust project implementation.

Responsibilities

  • Lead program coordination and monitor implementation at the national level across all four project states
  • Coordinate all aspects of program planning, budget and work plan development and provide ongoing monitoring of activity progress against the workplan.
  • Ensure that subgrantees implementation is in line with contractual terms of reference, scope, budget and quality parameters and that payments are made based on achieved and reported milestones.
  • Work with the DCOP, finance and Admin teams and other staff to improve implementation processes throughout the project.
  • Assist the technical teams in the design, implementation, monitoring and assessment of activities cross project locations.
  • Develop timely, high-quality and result-based reports, annual work plans, project monitoring tracking matrices, target implementation plan and relevant project narratives and updates as required.
  • Conduct regular supervisory visits to project locations and subgrantees to improve planning and monitoring of interventions and to ensure compliance to established quality parameters and guidelines
  • Work closely with Jhpiego technical and program staff to ensure quality implementation of programs and monitor country level spending
  • Assist in the development of new program approaches that are linked to related services
  • Work with finance team to monitor expenditures, ensure overall alignment with work plan budget and advise on any necessary adjustments.
  • Build and maintain meaningful working relationships with both government and key program stakeholders at all levels in order to strengthen opportunities for advocacy and higher project visibility.
  • Other duties as necessary or as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree or equivalent experience in Public Health, Sociology, or related Health, Medical, or Social Science discipline; masters-level degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience working with USAID/PEPFAR programs and strong familiarity with USAID reporting requirements.
  • 5+ years’ experience in management, operational and technical expertise with a preference in HIV program implementation.

Required Abilities/Skills:

  • Experience in HIV care and treatment and prevention programs
  • Familiarity with Nigeria’s health systems and reporting structure and demonstrated ability to collaborate with government level officials to strengthen program implementation
  • Demonstrated ability in working and collaborating with a wide range of local and international partner organizations
  • Demonstrated experience in maintaining donor relations
  • Excellent skills in facilitation, team building and coordination
  • Excellent writing and communications skills, including demonstrated technical writing skills for publication
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse international teams and willingness to learn and empower others
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
  • Ability to travel frequently to Akwa-Ibom, Cross River, Niger, and Adamawa
  • References will be required.

 

 

Job Title: State Team Lead

Locations: Ebonyi and Sokoto
Position Reports to: Project Director

Overview

  • The State Team Lead will provide programmatic, technical and financial responsibility for state level leadership and management of and reporting on MCGL-Nigeria program activities, making 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, government and other critical stakeholders on routine and strategic matters.
  • 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

  • The STL will lead the implementation of the MCGL Project in the state, oversee all MCGL staff, consultants and sub-grantees in the state and assist with work planning and harmonize with State strategic plans.
  • The STL will serve as the key technical officer/gender expert on gender/ GBV related issues to ensure the technical and programmatic integrity of all MCGL activities implemented in the state.
  • Lead State-level advocacy and support to SMOH, SMoWASD and other critical stakeholders to the MCGL program
  • The STL will foster a productive working relationship between MCGL team and partner organizations including sub-grantees while maintaining an excellent working relationship with counterparts at state and local government levels, USG implementing partners, and local institutions.
  • The STL will work with sub-grantees, supervise their activities and oversee quality of interventions at project-supported communities, monitor and maintain technical quality and cost performance of activities in all aspects of the project’s deliverables.
  • The STL will work with M&E staff to implement existing M&E plans, including Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA), that will feed data into data management systems and help document programmatic results, achievements, success stories and challenges in a timely manner, as required by the project.
  • The STL will work with the finance team to ensure the financial integrity of all project expenditures in the state.
  • 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.
  • Document issues affecting achievement of deliverables and work with Project Director and other team members to resolve issues.
  • The STL will perform all other duties relating to the project as assigned by the Project Director.

Required Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Development and Gender Studies, Women Studies, Human Rights, Communication, Public Health, International Health, International Development or a related field with a minimum of 7+ years working experience in the areas gender, women’s health, gender-based violence (GBV) and human rights defense.
  • Understanding of the Nigerian social and political context and developments in the area of gender equality mainstreaming, women empowerment and gender-based violence programming
  • Strong understanding of social behavior change (SBC), empowerment and gender-based violence prevention frameworks
  • Excellent diplomacy skills and a proven ability to establish and sustain interpersonal and professional relationships with government stakeholder and representatives from other key stakeholders such as NGOs, the private sector and donors.
  • In-depth knowledge of USAID -funded projects, regulations, compliance and reporting will be an added advantage
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership, strategic thinking, organizational, supervisory and team-building skills.
  • Familiarity with the State Ministry of Women Affairs, State Ministry of Health, structures and functions in the state of implementation
  • Experience in managing and supervising technical/facility staff
  • Ability to multi-task and proven knowledge and skills in use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word processing, Excel and PowerPoint) is mandatory
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, presentation skills and fluency in English language
  • Ability to speak a local language in the respective project state will be an added advantage
  • 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
  • Experience using program management tools
  • Ability to collaborate, learn and adapt programme 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 adaptive management and a team approach to programming
  • Familiarity with GBV programming, especially IPV, SV and CEFM.
  • A passionate gender equality advocate and GBV programming enthusiast
  • References will be required.

 

 

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their updated CV to: [email protected] using “Position applied for / Location” as the subject of the email.

 

Application Deadline 11th February, 2021.

 

Note

  • CV and Cover Letter as ONE SINGLE WORD document
  • The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you are applying for.
  • Candidates that do not comply with the application instruction will be disqualified.
  • We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will receive an invitation for an interview
  • Any successful candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation.
  • There will be travel requirements and opportunities within Nigeria.
  • JHU is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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