23 Sep 2013

Full-Time John Snow Incorporated (JSI) vacancies

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Job Description

Job Title: Supply Chain Logistics Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date: 09/17/2013

Deadline Date: 10/31/2013

Starting Date: 02/03/2014

Description:
John Snow, Incorporated (JSI), a public health management consulting and research organization, is recruiting for a Supply Chain Logistics Advisor 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 Maternal Health Advisor will be a full-time position based in Nigeria and is anticipated to begin in early 2014.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Ensure adequate supply of MNCH/FP commodities and vaccines to the service delivery points at all times and ensure zero stock-outs:
Work with the M&E officer to track commodity stock at each service delivery point;
Work with the USAID | DELIVER and SCMS projects, UNICEF, UNFPA and other donors to improve forecasting and the supply chain management system throughout the six states;
Provide and/or coordinate project drug management and logistics technical assistance;
Serve as the technical logistics advisor, supporting improved service delivery from the logistics perspective;
Provide specific, targeted, short term technical assistance as needed;
Build the supply chain management capacity within the health system at national level and in the six states;
Provide overall logistics management advice to various public health commodity programs;
Identify the need for specialized logistics technical assistance and coordinate this assistance and other logistics technical support when provided;
Coordinate with donors and with the SMOH to ensure rational and timely procurement of drugs, contraceptives, and medical supplies and use of donor resources. Serve on donor commodity coordination committees as requested;
Represent logistics perspectives in policy discussions and decision making;
Encourage continuous performance improvement in logistics for staff throughout the system, but particularly at the district and provincial levels, in order to ensure the availability of drugs and medical supplies;
Provide logistics technical expertise, as needed and agreed, to local institutions, in the development and institutionalization of logistics management including sharing global best practices and local lessons learned; and
Carry out other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Post-graduate degree in public health, logistics, or related field;
Eight to ten years international public health logistics management expertise, preferably in Nigeria;
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in Northern 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.

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Job Description

Job Title: State Team Manager

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date: 09/18/2013

Deadline Date: 09/27/2013

Starting Date: 02/03/2014

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.

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Job Title: National MNCH Policy Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date: 09/11/2013

Deadline Date: 10/31/2013

Starting Date: 02/03/2014

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s policy activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to identify and select priority maternal health policy areas for research, pilot testing and policy development;
Develop plans, concept papers, and proposals for policy initiatives;
Work with SMOH and key stakeholders to provide technical leadership and coordination of policy initiatives, including advocacy activities and development of such documents as laws, ordinances, decrees, and circulars;
Plan and conduct advocacy workshops and consensus meetings for constituencies involved in or affected by the policy process;
Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to prepare for and implement new health policies; and
Carry out other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
Eight to ten years’ experience working on MNCH health policy and programs, preferably in Nigeria;
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern 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.

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Job Title: Maternal Health Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date: 09/11/2013

Deadline Date: 10/31/2013

Starting Date: 02/03/2014

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s maternal health activities in collaboration with the SMOH;
Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other maternal health partners;
Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
Supervise and support maternal staff in each state;
Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective maternal health services;
Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
Collect and use maternal health data to inform decision-making.
Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international maternal health partners;
Carry out other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising maternal health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
Proven training skills in maternal health;
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern 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.

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Job Title: Reproductive Health Advisor

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Posting Date: 09/11/2013

Deadline Date: 10/31/2013

Starting Date: 02/03/2014

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provide overall leadership and strategic and technical direction for the Programme’s reproductive health activities;
Participate in regular coordination and planning meetings with state Ministry of Health and Ministry of Local Government officials and other reproductive health partners;
Work with state ministries of health, LGAs, and other partners to develop multi-year and annual workplans and budgets;
Supervise and support RH staff in each state;
Work with state ministries of health, ministries of local government, and other partners to:
Develop/implement sustainable capacity building strategies for health workers and mid-level managers;
Develop sustainable community approaches to problem solving and sustaining effective RH services;
Build strong linkages between the health system, traditional healers, and other community groups;
Collect and use RH data to inform decision-making.
Identify opportunities to share lessons learned and proven approaches with other states and partners;
Maintain open and productive communication and working relationships with national and international immunization partners; and
Carry out other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Post-graduate degree in public health or related field;
Eight to ten years’ experience planning, managing, and supervising reproductive health activities, preferably in Nigeria;
Proven training skills in reproductive health;
Proven ability to collaborate successfully with counterparts, government organizations, and related stakeholders;
Demonstrated ability to be a team player, to lead teams, and to organize multiple activities simultaneously;
Demonstrated ability to work with communities, ward development committees, LGA leadership, and SMOH technical staff;
Demonstrated understanding of public health issues and challenges in resource poor settings in northern 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.

Job Categories: Health and Medical Jobs, Job Vacancies in Nigeria, Manager Jobs in Nigeria, and NGO and Legal Jobs. Job Types: Full-Time.

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