Jhpiego Maternal Health Advisor in Nigeria

The Senior Maternal Health Advisor (SMHA) will provide overall technical vision and guidance in the area of maternal health care in Kogi and Ebonyi States.

  • As a member of the project’s Core Team, the SMHA will provide leadership for the design of annual work plans, monitoring of program activities and ongoing assessment of technical assistance needs.

  • S/he will work with sub-grantees, subnational institutions, networks, relevant NGOs and professional associations, collaborating organizations and Federal and state governments in Nigeria to ensure implementation of project activities.

  • The SMHA will also advise on national and global “best practice” examples and their potential replicability, as well as opportunities for knowledge exchange among country-based institutions and/or individuals.

  • S/he will assist the pre service advisor to assess the technical capacity of pre-service institutions and practicum sites as appropriate and provide technical support for strengthening the institutions to teach maternal health.

  • S/he will also collaborate with other project staff to implement research projects related to maternal health.

  • S/he will also collaborate with other project staff to supervise the sub grantees on all issues related to MCSP’s maternal health technical mandates

  • The SMHA will support the State Maternal Health officers to implement all project activities in a timely manner, including the biannual MNCH weeks and will work with the NPHCDA and SPHCDA to implement the SOGON led Volunteer Obstetric Scheme (VOS) to provide mentorship to medical officers and nurse/midwives in project supported health facilities.

  • A Medical doctor or any other closely related health care professional; specialization in obstetrics and gynecology and other health related courses (e.g. MPH, MSC or other relevant degree) will be an advantage.

  • Minimum of 5-7 years working experience in the areas of maternal health, family planning and HIV/AIDS.

  • Previous experience working on a CDC or USAID funded project will be an added advantage.

  • Familiarity with the FMOH, SMOH structures and functions especially as it relates to MNH is highly desirable.

  • Experience in managing and supervising project’s technical/facility staff

  • Ability to multi-task will be highly desirable.

  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word processing, Excel, PowerPoint) is a requirement.

  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills and fluency in English language.

Ability to speak a language in the respective project state (Ebonyi and Kogi) will be an added advantage

Nigerian nationals are strongly encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should submit an Application letter and a CV as one single word document to ng-recruitment@jhpiego.org not later 26th June, 2017. The title/subject of your email and application should be the position you have applied for. For further information about Jhpiego, please visit our website at www.jhpiego.org. 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.

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