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Job Title: Associate Director, Health Systems Strengthening

Req ID: 14189

Location: Garki, Area 3, FCT Abuja, Nigeria

Job Sector: Health

Employer: FHI 360 – FHI/Nigeria (MAPS)

Sector: Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)

Overview/Responsibilities:

•   FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions. Our staff includes experts in Health, Education, Nutrition, Environment, Economic Development, Civil Society, Gender, Youth, Research and Technology– creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today’s interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 60 countries, all 50 U.S. states and all U.S. territories.

•   The position holder will provide technical leadership in the planning, implementing and monitoring of health systems strengthening and laboratory activities on FHI 360 Nigeria’s projects.  S/he will contribute to FHI 360’s provision of technical assistance to FHI 360 Nigeria partners and implementing agencies at all levels to develop/review, implement and monitor health systems and laboratory strategies and activities.

Additional Responsibilities:

•   Oversee and ensure technical soundness in the implementation of FHI 360’s health systems strengthening grants.

•   Provide technical assistance in different health systems strengthening aspects using the six WHO building blocks and a reference guide.

•   Collaborate 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.

•   Provide on behalf of FHI 360, inputs/technical assistance to GON, FHI 360 partners and IAs on health systems strengthening and laboratory policies, strategies and proposal development processes.

•   Contribute to the development of FHI 360 Nigeria’s health systems strengthening strategy and work plans that clearly address the WHO HSS building blocks.

•   Demonstrate and document links between planned health systems work and improving, scaling-up and sustaining FHI 360’s health programs.

•   Develop effective marketing strategies, for FHI 360’s health systems and sustainability work.

•   Identify new funding opportunities for health systems strengthening and health systems research and contribute to proposal development processes.

•   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.

•   Directly oversee FHI 360’s work on service integration, decentralization, quality improvement, health financing, human resource for health and governance.

•   Work with the M&E department to develop an M&E framework for monitoring and evaluating FHI 360’s health systems work.

•   Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

•   MBBS or similar degree with 5 to 7 years post NYSC experience with at least 5 years progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.

•   MPH or related degree with at least 7 to 9 years post NYSC experience with at least 5 years progressive experience in health systems strengthening, health financing, human resource for health management or other related areas.

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

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

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