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Job Title: Technical Officer, HSS (Special Projects)

Req ID: 3323

Location: Abuja, NigeriaType: Nigerian National Only

Organisation: FHI 360 – Nigeria

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)


Location: Country Office

Supervisor: Senior Technical Officer, HSS

Basic Function:

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the STO, HSS to provide support in the planning, implementing and monitoring of health systems strengthening and laboratory activities in assigned projects.  S/he will contribute to FHI’s provision of technical assistance to FHI Nigeria partners and implementing agencies at all levels to develop/review, implement and monitor health systems and laboratory strategies and activities.

Duties and responsibilities:

1.   Along with the STO HSS, ensure technical soundness in the implementation of FHI’s health systems strengthening grants.

2.   Assist in providing technical assistance in different health systems strengthening aspects using the six WHO building blocks and a reference guide.

3.   Support the STO HSS in collaborating with the relevant federal, state and LGA departments/agencies and other partners to develop innovative technical strategies, tools and systems to strengthen health systems at all levels.4.   Support the STO HSS to provide on behalf of FHI, inputs/technical assistance to GON, FHI partners and IAs on health systems strengthening and laboratory policies, strategies and proposal development processes.

5.   Work with the STO HSS in contributing to the development of FHI Nigeria’s health systems strengthening strategy and work plans that clearly address the WHO HSS building blocks.

6.   Develop and implement framework for capacity development for the different departments in the design and implementation of evidence-based health systems policies and practices related to their technical programs and units.

7.   Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills & Attributes:

1.   knowledge of health and development programs in developing countries in general and Nigeria specifically.

2.   Familiarity with technical and health management approaches relevant to the work of the National AIDS & STI Control, National TB Control Programs, National Malaria Control Program and RH especially at the state, LGA and community levels.

3.   Knowledge of the key principles and approaches to health systems strengthening.

4.   Working knowledge of scientific literature related to reproductive health, HIV prevention and treatment, and other infectious diseases.5.   Sensitivity to cultural differences and understanding of the political and ethical issues surrounding RH and HIV programs and research.

6.   Ability to evaluate relevance of data or information, as well as work with staff to resolve differences in interpretation of information.

7.   Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically as part of a team or independently to advance the interest of research and public health in Nigeria.

8.   Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time, with minimal supervision and under pressure of tight deadlines.

9.   Sound knowledge and experience regarding M&E, statistics and quality assurance/quality improvement, and their specificities for developing countries.

10.   Ability to represent FHI/Nigeria to donors, government officials and the NGO community.

11.   Ability to manage tight deadlines and deliver high volumes of work with minimal supervision.

12.   High degree of proficiency in written and spoken English communication, including presentation and training skills.

13.   Well-developed computer skills.

14.   Ability to travel within Nigeria 25% time.

Qualifications and Requirements:

1.   MB.BS/MD/PHD or similar degree with 1 to 3 years post national youth service experience with at least 1 year’s progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.

2.   MPH or Msc. in related degree with at least 3 to 5years post national youth service experience with at least 3 years progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.

3.   Experience in health systems analysis, health financing (including budgeting and health accounts), human resource for health (including workload analysis), and service delivery required.

4.   Familiarity with Nigerian public sector health system and NGOs and CBOs is highly desirable.

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