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Jhpiego Nigeria Job: Vacancy for State Program Officer (Katsina)



Jhpiego Nigeria Job: Vacancy for State Program Officer (Katsina)
Jhpiego (pronounced “ja-pie-go”) www.jhpiego.jhu.edu , is an international non-profit health organization affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. For 35 years, Jhpiego has empowered front-line health workers by designing and implementing effective, low-cost, hands-on solutions to strengthen the delivery of health care services for women and their families. By putting evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice, Jhpiego works to break down barriers to high-quality health care for the world’s most vulnerable populations.

Mission—Jhpiego enhances the health and saves the lives of women and families in limited-resource settings. For nearly four decades, we have put evidence-based health innovations into everyday practice to overcome barriers to high-quality health care services for the world’s most vulnerable populations. From our origins as technical experts in reproductive, maternal and child health, Jhpiego has grown to embrace new challenges, including HIV/AIDS, malaria and cervical cancer prevention—reflecting the increasing interconnectedness of global health.

Jhpiego seeks suitable candidates for the following position: State Program Officer

Title: STATE PROGRAM OFFICER
Position Reports To: Senior Program Manager
Location: Katsina State

Responsibilities
Leadership
• Assist in the assessment of clinical training and service delivery needs for MCHIP and in the design and implementation of appropriate responses to meet them.
• Identify and inform supervisor of successes, challenges and lessons learned
• Develop and maintain excellent relationships with government officials, colleagues and donors in Katsina state
Management and Administration
• Contribute to the development of curricula, translations of technical and/or training materials.
• Maintain excellent records of technical files and materials supplied to various partners or training entities
• Participate in technical assistance to Government counterparts and NGOs implementing MCHIP program activities
• Contribute to technical program reports, work-plans, and draft correspondence as requested
• Comply with JHPIEGO and JHU operational policies and regulations
• Keep up to date on developments in the literature and new evidence and maternal and newborn health.
• Contribute to development of proposals, as needed
• Other tasks as identified by the supervisor

Required Qualifications
• Medical, nursing or midwifery degree with specialization in public health
• 5 years work experience with progressively increasing responsibilities
• Understanding of public health and development approaches
• Demonstrated self-management (i.e. motivation, dealing with pressure, adaptability).
• Strong decision making skills and results oriented approach
• Willingness to travel within and occasionally outside Katsina State
Knowledge
• Donor funded program experience preferred
• Competency-based training experience with medical, nursing and midwifery institutions
• Computer skills demonstrating competency in Microsoft Office Suite: Excel, MSWord, Outlook and PowerPoint
• Aware of and sensitive to working in multiple socio-economic settings and with multi-cultural groups
Abilities/Skills
• Ability to work in a complex environment with multiple tasks, short deadlines and intense pressure to perform
• Experience in writing technical and programmatic reports that document program direction or results
• Ability to interact skillfully and diplomatically with numerous counterparts.
• Experience working in cooperation with colleagues who represent a wide range of interests and needs.
• Comfortable with a team approach to programming and the ability to manage several major activities simultaneously
• Fluency in written and spoken English and Hausa
• Knowledge of USAID Rules and regulations

Method of Application:

Submit resumes to: [email protected] The successful candidate selected for this position will be subjected to a pre-employment background investigation.

Deadline: 20th May, 2010.

Click here to apply online.



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