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Integrated PHC Advisor - IHP Nigeria - Sokoto

Closing: May 26, 2022

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Published: May 13, 2022 (11 days ago)

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Project Overview and Role:

Nigeria Integrated Health Program is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas: family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/new born health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhoea. It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and learning. This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support established state-level Health and Development Plans, build capacity, and promote ownership of interventions, systems, and results. Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. Through agreements with individual states, the program’s potential breadth is the entire country with an emphasis on the north.

 Required Qualifications:

  • MBBS/MD or nursing or midwifery degree plus a masters’ degree in public health, nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential; 
  • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable; 
  • Communication. Ability to speak Hausa; 
Responsibilities

Project Overview and Role:

Nigeria Integrated Health Program is an integrated health program with an expanded effort with the Government of Nigeria (GON) to identify and support rapid scale-up of proven interventions through improvement of service delivery and strengthening of health systems. It will focus its support for service delivery in six intervention areas: family planning, malaria, routine immunization, nutrition, maternal/new born health, and treatment of childhood pneumonia/diarrhoea. It has a strong emphasis on monitoring, evaluation and learning. This program will work closely with state-level government officials to support established state-level Health and Development Plans, build capacity, and promote ownership of interventions, systems, and results. Specific interventions will need to be tailored to local contexts and will be fully developed at state and Local Government Area (LGA) levels. Through agreements with individual states, the program’s potential breadth is the entire country with an emphasis on the north.

 Required Qualifications:

  • MBBS/MD or nursing or midwifery degree plus a masters’ degree in public health, nursing or a related field or an advanced post graduate degree in a related field is essential; 
  • Familiarity with applying quality improvement methodologies to improve quality of primary services, including identifying and overcoming critical gaps and monitoring performance indicators to guide continuous improvement Familiarity with Nigerian public and private sector health systems at the state, LGHA and community levels is highly desirable; 
  • Communication. Ability to speak Hausa; 

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • With the State Technical Director and field staff, provide technical assistance for implementing integrated primary health care services as per the PHCOUR, including integrated RMNCH + N and malaria at the state, the Local Government Health Authority (LGHA), the facility and community levels in IHP supported states (areas, LGHAs); 
  • Contribute to the development/review of SPHCDA/SMOH program strategies, annual workplans and budgets. Support timely, complete and accurate recording and reporting of PHC facility-based and outreach services and program progress including performance monitoring using approved program monitoring and reporting tools and prioritized performance indicators; 

 


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