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Health Coordinator Job at Plan International
« on: Mar 16, 2016, 11:31 AM »
Job Title: Health Coordinators

Company: Plan International

Job Type: Full Time

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND  

Experience: 3 years

Location: Bauchi, Nigeria

Job Field: Medical / Health

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Plan International is an independent child-centred international development organisation committed to advancing the rights of children and fight against poverty. Plan has no religious, political and government affiliation. For over 75 years, we have supported girls and boys and their communities around the world to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights, free themselves from poverty and live positive fulfilling lives. Plan currently works in 70 countries including Nigeria.

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Plan International officially started operations in Nigeria in 2014 and works to strengthen and promote the rights of children. Our programme is currently focused on basic education; improve community health services, youth and citizens’ participation in governance and creating economic opportunities and livelihoods for the poor, building resilient communities through our emergency and humanitarian response. Plan Nigeria works with communities, civil society organisations, development partner government at all levels and the private sector.

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We are currently implementing the Global Affairs Canada funded MNCH projects: Strengthening Health Outcomes for Women and children (SHOW) in Sokoto and Bauchi Opportunities for Responsive Neonatal and maternal health (BORN) in Bauchi state.

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Purpose: – Provide technical support in the development and implementation of the project’s strategy to ensure proper quality of the program, improvements in gender sensitive and responsive health facility and community MNCH service delivery within a cluster of Local Government Areas, and local partners. – Work with Gender Equality Advisor and M&E advisor to ensure gender equality is mainstreamed at the local implementation level and project outputs are adequately documented to feed into Performance management framework. – Ensure compliance with all donor program and operational requirements. – The position will require 50% of time spent in the Local Government Areas and communities.

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Duties and Responsibilities: – Supervise and monitor the capacity building activities of Health service providers including Community Health Workers (CHW) and other volunteer groups, in line with established standards. – Supervision of health services provision quality in the health facilities – Provide support to consultants working for the project. – Participate in the development/adaptation of state and local supportive supervisory mechanisms’ and its implementation including provision of feedback to the stakeholders and partners. – Participate in program research processes in the project, including facility assessments and identification of key needs to address service delivery gaps. – Work to strengthen linkages between health facilities, communities and Partners. – Work to ensure alignment of donor, Ministries of Health and Women Affairs, demand and supply side interventions, including addressing demand/supply side issues at cluster and facility levels, through strengthening of Quality improvement teams. – Contribute to the development of advocacy and community mobilization strategies, including IEC materials and radio messages to ensure service delivery issues are captured. – Work with health facilities, WDCs and partners to develop and monitor facility improvement plans, including application of standard based management and recognition protocols. – Contribute to the implementation of a gender responsive referral and emergency transport system at LGA and community levels in conjunction with NURTW, WDCs and other stakeholders. – Regularly review community and facility level data, including collection processes to track progress against planned service delivery outputs and outcomes, using Result Based Management BM methodologies. – Manage the project logistic processes at the cluster level to ensure regular supplies and materials are available within health facilities and with CBHWs. – Responsible for regular and timely reports, including success stories and best practices on all activities. – Provide regular updates on cluster areas to supervisors and other project team members to inform project programming decision making and advocacy efforts. – Carry out regular advocacies to local stakeholders to improve and sustain facility and community MNCH service delivery and demand creation. – Work with Gender Equality advisor in identifying and updating gender barriers to MNCH service delivery outcomes and addressing them through interventions. – Work with WDCa and partners to ensure safe spaces for greater participation of women and adolescent in decision making around MNCH issues. – Work with WDC’s and health workers for successful implementation of community outreach MNCH services, especially in hard to reach areas. – Participate in the design and maintenance of SMS platform, ensuring regular communication to identified.

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Qualifications and Experience: – A first degree in Health related courses from a recognized higher institution. – At least 3 years practical work experience in the area of health service delivery programs, especially MNCH programs. – Experience working with PHC workers, local communities, Ward development communities and social groups. – Experience facilitating focus group discussions and trainings. – Good working knowledge of the Nigerian Health system especially at the PHC level. – Knowledge and experience with Donor program frame works and approaches will be an add advantage.

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Languages: – Excellent command of English, a working knowledge of French will be an added advantage.

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